Welcome to Salem Middle School's PTA website!
6th Grade: Mr. Jerry Decker
7th Grade: Mrs. Katie Lewis
8th Grade: Mrs. Kerri Bridges
Recent News & Announcements
Information For Parents of 8th Graders
We are currently planning activities to celebrate the end of middle school for our 8th graders. In keeping with tradition, this send-off will consist of several things:
SMS T-Shirt Design Contest - deadline Oct 27th
Are you the parent of a budding artist? If so, encourage your child to submit a design for the new Salem Middle School t-shirt! Contest rules and design guidelines are available here, in each homeroom, and through the Student Council. Entries are due to the PTA Spiritwear Committee by Friday, October 27th and then the student body will vote on the top entries to choose a winner. If you have questions please contact Tracy Torrejon at email@example.com or Christy Yochelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Needed For Oct 27th Movie Night
Parents: we are in need of volunteers for the Movie Night on October 27th. If you are able to volunteer please fill out the sign-up genius here.
Date: Friday, October 27th
Movie: Goosebumps 2015 (PG)
Doors Open: 6:00pm
Movie Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
We will be showing the movie in the Auditorium and will be selling concessions to the students Pizza, Popcorn, Drink, Candy.
Help Needed On Movie Night
New: Sign up for 8th Grade Reminders!
8th grade parents and students are invited to sign up to receive reminders concerning 8th grade activities and school at Salem.
Instructions for iPhone or Android phones:
No Smartphone? No problem!
SMS Spirit Night at Phillips Farms of Cary - Saturday Oct 14th, 3-5 PM
Entrance fee is $10/person. Phillips Farms of Cary will donate $1 of each ticket purchase back to our school, as long as you mention that you are with Salem Middle School! See flyer for more details.
Donations Needed for Early Release Luncheon
For the Teacher Luncheon on October 20th, we will be doing a salad bar. The PTA will provide chicken and ham, but we need several additional items to fill out our salad bar. Please take a look at the sign up below to see how you can help. Thanks for your support!
Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45abab2b0-september
Military Appreciation Night, Tues Oct 17 6:00 PM
Join us on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 PM in the Cafeteria for our 4th Annual Salem Military Appreciation Night!
All students, staff, and their families are invited to attend.
We will honor families who have military connections (active, inactive, or retired) in any branch of the military (Army, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Marine, or other).
Our Salem NJROTC and two Blue Notes students (Aryana and Lexi Figueroa) will be part of the program. Thank you to Ms. Foster and Mr. Moldovan. Our guest speaker will be Commander Gregory Erickson who leads the NJROTC program at Cary High School. (Click his name to see more details about his military service.)
We look forward to your participation!
SMS Spirit Night at Triangle Rock Club - Sunday, November 19th 6-8 PM
Join your fellow classmates for some rock climbing fun at Triangle Rock Club in Morrisville on Sunday, November 19th from 6-8 PM. Cost is $15/person and 40% of that will go back to your school's PTA! (Pretty awesome!) Please check out the flyer for all the details, and make sure to sign up here (and don't forget the waiver). Space is limited to 100 kids so make sure to sign up soon to reserve your spot!
8th Graders!! Important Dates for Wake Early College Info:
Oct. 7 -Application window opens
Oct. 14- Early College Fair at Vernon Malone
Nov. 4- WCPSS Magnet Fair at SE Raleigh High School
Dec. 1- Application Deadline
** Please see Mrs. Bridges for More Information**
Opportunity for 8th Grade Band Students - Friday, Oct 20th at Apex HS
Attention 8th grade band students! You are invited to Apex High School (7600 Roberts Road, Cary) for the 8th Grade Marching Band Night on Friday, October 20th.
You will participate in playing the Fight Song, National Anthem and some stands tunes during the game, and you will get to watch the Apex High Marching Band perform during the halftime show.
The music will be sent to your band director. Please eat dinner before you come, wear your middle school t-shirt if you have one and bring money for concessions. Arrive at 5pm to the Apex HS auditorium on game night to begin the festivities! Stay for the after party with food and fun immediately following the game! Parents are encouraged to attend with their student (admission to game is $7/parent).
Questions? Please email: email@example.com .
Movie Night - Friday October 27th
Space is limited for this event so to ensure entry please reserve a seat by signing up here. (Please make sure to include the student's name!) Each student must bring a signed waiver with them on movie night. Waivers are available to be downloaded from the SMS website or from the school office, and also on movie night. If you have questions please contact Louise Ebert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming soon! Salem Middle School is fundraising with our "Fun Pasta" Fall Fundraiser!!
We’re raising money for Salem Middle School PTA and our goal for each seller is to sell $30 worth of items. The pasta selection is affordable and selling is fun and simple. And best of all, SMS earns 40% profit with online sales!
Starts: October 23rd for Tracks 1, 2 & 4 and November 13th for Track 3.
Ends: November 30th for ALL Tracks.
What is Fun Pasta?
Fun Pasta is pasta shaped like the holidays, sports, collegiate team logos, and they also have Holiday themed Pasta great to give as a Holiday Gift!! Every sale helps supports SMS PTA and gets us closer to our goal!!
Learn more on our fundraiser page.
Registration is now open for the fall workouts and tryouts for the 2018 Salem Middle School Club Baseball teams!
The teams play in the Wake County Club Baseball League. Information about the league can be found at www.wakecountyclubbaseball.com .
All students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are eligible to play.
There are two levels of play: The Junior Varsity division is open to 6th and 7th graders, and the Varsity division is open to 7th and 8th graders. 6th graders must play at the JV level, and 8th graders must play at the varsity level. 7th graders can play at either level, depending on ability.
We will conduct a series of workouts in mid October, followed by tryouts for the 2018 teams in late October. Official practice begins in February, and the season begins in March.
We will make accommodations for students that are unable to attend the tryouts, or for students who may compete on other Salem sports teams.
For information and registration, visit the club's website at salembaseball.webs.com.
(Please make sure to read the Program Guide that's posted there as it has lots of information and contact info for the program director.)
Reflections Art Contest 2017-2018
The Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork.
Each year, students in grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, photography, film production, literature, music composition and visual arts.
THE THEME FOR 2017- 2018
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
If your child is interested in participating, e-mail Shelby Kanoy ( email@example.com) with the following information:
Original work and entry forms due by Friday, October 27th, 2017 in the Front Office.
Judging will be before the holiday break and the winning art will be sent to the next level of competition.
Check out the gallery of past NC PTA winners:
Questions? Email Shelby Kanoy (firstname.lastname@example.org), PTA Reflections Chair.
PTA Board Updates...
We still need several more volunteers to assist with upcoming fundraisers. If you would be interested in planning and implementing help at our PTA movie night (Oct 28th) please contact our fundraising chair: Louise Ebert at: email@example.com. We look forward to a fun and spooky night of fundraising and hope you'll join us.
If you have any questions or would like to know how you can get involved and help out with the PTA at Salem please contact our PTA preseident Laurie Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks for all your support!
Salem Spirit Rock rentals now available - reserve your spot now!
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. Click the link below to sign up for the week you want, or to learn more about how it works.
Join the Salem PTA!
Hello Spartan families! We invite you to join the Salem PTA for the coming 2017-2018 school year. The goal of Salem Middle School’s PTA is to provide support to our students, teachers and staff so they have the resources needed to create a successful learning environment. A few examples of how PTA monies were used in the 2016-2017 school year include:
Thank you for supporting the work the PTA does for our wonderful school.
Questions? Contact Tracy Torrejon, PTA Membership Chair, at email@example.com.
OverDrive Digital Library now available!
The next time your child won’t get off his phone, he might just be reading a book from our new OverDrive Digital Library. Thanks to your support of our winter book fairs and a generous grant from the PTA, we have just launched a start-up collection of popular fiction and nonfiction ebooks using the OverDrive platform. Students are learning how to use the website and app during their library visits over the next few weeks. Please visit the Salem Middle School home page if you want to learn more about this exciting new initiative.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem Power Chargers
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 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 on Facebook!
Please join our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SMSspartanPTA/ to stay informed about Salem PTA programs and updates.
From Your Principal
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
10/9/2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Yearbook Meeting (Room 2401)
10/11/2017 Soccer/Volleyball Home vs. E. Cary
10/11/2017 3:10 PM - 4:15 PM NJROTC Club
10/12/2017 Football @ East Cary
10/14/2017 3:00-5:00 PM SMS Spirit Night at Phillips Farms of Cary
10/16/2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Yearbook Meeting (Room 2401)
10/17/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 4th Annual Salem Middle Military Appreciation Night
10/18/2017 Soccer/Volleyball Home vs. Reedy Creek
10/18/2017 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM STUCO Meeting
10/19/2017 Football @ Reedy Creek
10/20/2017 Track 3 out
10/20/2017 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Early Release (Early Release luncheon for teachers)
10/20/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM School Dance
10/20/2017 Middle School Night with Apex High School Band
10/23/2017 Quarter 2 begins (Track 4)
10/23/2017 Track 4 returns
10/23/2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Yearbook Meeting (Room 2401)
10/25/2017 Soccer/Volleyball @ W. Cary
10/26/2017 Football Home vs W. Cary
10/26/2017 3:10 PM - 4:15 PM NJROTC Club
10/27/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Salem Middle Movie Night - Goosebumps (Auditorium)
10/27/2017 - Deadline for T-Shirt design contest (see above)
10/27/2017 - Deadline for Reflections Art Contest (see above)
10/30/2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Yearbook Meeting (Room 2401)
11/19/2017 6-8 PM Spirit Night at Triangle Rock Club (see above)
(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 email@example.com. Have suggestions for improving communications? Please email PTA board member firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks for your input on improving our communications!)