Welcome to Salem Middle School's PTA website!
6th Grade: Mr. Jerry Decker
7th Grade: Ms. Katie Catlett
8th Grade: Mrs. Kerri Bridges
Recent News & Announcements
Yankee Candle Fundraiser
Our Yankee Candle fundraiser is in full swing! We have already profited over $250 towards our goal of $3000! We need your help to achieve our goal and provide the funds needed to cover expenses our teachers have specifically asked our PTA to assist with. SMS PTA benefits 40% from all orders, which is tremendous! You can check out the progress and see special promotions and prizes on our PTA facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/SMSspartanPTA/ if you haven’t joined-please do!
You can sign-up, send out emails or media reminders, and place orders at: https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/home.htm
We thank our first winner- Ali P- who will receive a $20 Wake Zone gift-card for having the highest sales during the week of April 21st! Our highest seller for the week of April 24-28th will receive a large basket of assorted candies and a SMS charging block. Stay tuned for challenges and prizes in the weeks to come!
Our SMS PTA truly appreciates all support from our families here at Salem.
Pizza Dude Fundraiser Tues April 25th
The SMS PTA welcomes you to join us for a fundraiser at The Pizza Dude on Tuesday, April 25th. The Pizza Dude will give back 10% of all sales from purchases made for the complete day! You can place a eat-in or delivery order, choosing from such options as pizza, wings, pastas, and sub sandwiches. Please plan to support your SMS PTA! Visit: www.ncpizzadude.com
EOG Proctors Needed - Please Volunteer
EOG Testing is right around the corner and once again we are in need of volunteer proctors. Here's what you can do to help:
On your first testing day, please arrive at 7:30AM for proctor training. On subsequent days, please check in at 7:45AM and report to your assigned room so we can begin testing promptly. Volunteers should plan on being here until at least 12:00PM. This time may be longer or shorter depending on the testing session.
Thanks for all you do to support learning and teaching at Salem Middle!
Karen Randle, BS, MS, CFLE-P
Intervention Academic Family Coach
8th Grade End-of-Year Celebrations - please donate!
Planning for the 8th grade end-of-year celebrations requires items that we hope many of you will donate. At the dance we would like to have a variety of snacks (all pre-wrapped). These can include crackers, goldfish, cookies, pretzels, chips, etc. Please consider donating a box of any individually pre-wrapped snacks. We also need the small water bottles (8 ounces). Please consider donating a case of water.
For the picnic the students have a tradition of signing their 8th grade t-shirts. We are asking for donations of SILVER SHARPIES. We need at least 100, so please consider donating a package if possible.
Donations may be dropped off in the office anytime. We appreciate your support and look forward to all our 8th grade graduation celebrations. Questions: contact Kim Trezona at 919-616-6512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please signup at the link below. Thanks in advance for your donations! :-)
Open Salem Middle PTA Positions for 2017/2018 School Year - we need YOU!
It’s spring so that means flowers, warm weather and time to start recruiting next year’s PTA board. We are looking forward to another year of supporting our students and staff through grants, copy parents, tracking out hunger and cultural arts to name a few activities. To do this, we need your help. Please look at the open positions below and let us know if there is something you can help with.
House Bill 13 - Requirements for Class Sizes
Have you heard about HB 13? House Bill 13 would change the allowable average and individual class sizes permitted under the statute establishing maximum class sizes for kindergarten through third grade. See the Wake County PTA's position on HB13.
Parent Volunteers Needed for School Improvement Team
We are looking for parents to be members of our School Improvement Team. This team meets monthly to discuss data and issues pertaining to our School Improvement Plan. We need parent input with regards to changes and implementation of the improvement plan. If you are interested in being a member of this team please send me an email at email@example.com.
Tuesday Tours Available for Families Interested in SMS
Any families interested in learning more about Salem Middle as their year-round option can sign up for one of our tours. Tours will be offered at 9am on Tuesdays and will last approximately 45 minutes. You will be able to walk through the school with a staff member and there will be time for questions. We will not be able to interrupt classes and meet with teachers during this time. We look forward to seeing you at one of our tours! Please call Student Services at 919-363-1870 with any questions. We do have a Rising 6th grade Open House on May 16th, 2017 as well. Please only show up for the tour you are signed up to attend. If all slots are full on your desired day, please choose another date. Please arrive at the front office to sign in before 9am.
Attention 8th grade parents!!!
It’s that time of year…we need to start planning for 8th grade end of year festivities!! We need your help. In order for these festivities to happen we need to form the 8th Grade Committee. This committee handles the planning of the 8th grade picnic and dance, creating and ordering the T-shirts and collecting for and purchasing the 8th grade legacy gift. If you are interested in chairing this committee or in helping with any aspect of it, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirit Wear Markdowns!
We've lowered the price on our navy blue SMS hoodies to just $10! Get them while supplies last!
Salem Spirit Wear - check out the entire collection!
We just added more of our Spirit Wear items to our online store, for your convenience. Our cozy 50" x 60" Navy Sweatshirt Fleece Blanket with Spartan logo in the corner is perfect to keep you warm during those chilly fall nights for a cool $20. Note that we currently have a LIMITED SUPPLY of these blankets, so if you're interested in getting one we recommend getting it soon, while supplies last.
The order form is available online for downloading or try our new online store at https://squareup.com/store/salem-middle-pta. (Click HERE to see all Spirit Wear items.) If you have any questions, please let us know at email@example.com.
Salem Power Chargers Now Available...
Recharge your devices on the go, with a Spartan Power Charger for just $10. Available now, in our online store: https://squareup.com/store/salem-middle-pta. (These make great gifts for Salem kids, parents and grandparents!)
@SalemMSWake Tweets Now Available Right Here!
You can now view Salem's Twitter feed right here on our PTA site. Just check out the Twitter Feed page available from the Communications menu or scroll down and look on the left side of this page.
AND...the PTA is now on Facebook!
Please join our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SMSspartanPTA/ to stay informed about Salem PTA programs and updates.
Did you know that the only way to get a directory from the school is by joining the PTA? Have you joined yet? It’s not too late; click here to download a form and send it in today! It’s only $9 for a family and $6 for an individual! The PTA is a great way to stay connected with your child's school. (NOTE: joining the PTA does not automatically volunteer you for anything! :-) )
Box Tops for Student Government
Student Government relies on box tops for education to help pay for events your child will enjoy throughout the school year. We are asking that you please send any box tops you collect with your child to school. Every box top counts!!
Student Government Adviser
From Your Principal
Salem Spirit Rock
The Salem Middle PTA is proud to offer the opportunity to rent the Spirit Rock for a week. For the price of $35 a week you can rent the rock to express Salem pride, wish someone a happy birthday or mark a special occasion. Use this link to sign up for the week you want, or to learn more about how it works:
Raise money for SMS just by shopping!
The SMS PTA has partnerships with several local stores as well as Amazon to raise money for our school just by making purchases. Click to see how to participate!
Calendar - Upcoming Events
Softball vs Davisi Drive 4:00
Pizza Dude Fundraiser (see top of page for details)
Boy's Soccer @ Davis Drive 4:00
Softball @ Mills Park 4:00
PTA Board in Media Center 7;00pm
Boy's Soccer vs Mills Park 4:00
Track 2 - last day before Track Out
Track 3 Returns
Rising 6th Graders Open House 6:30-7:30
Blue Notes Concert 7:00-8:00
(Also be sure to check the Salem Middle School Calendar for a complete listing of school events.)
(If you notice any incorrect information on this website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Have suggestions for improving communications? Please email PTA board member email@example.com. Many thanks for your input on improving our communications!)