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
Boys Lacrosse Clinic (for grades K-8)
Join the Panther Creek High School (PCHS) Mens Lacrosse Team for a great opportunity to improve your game or try the fastest growing sport in America. PCHS players and coaches are volunteering their time to grow the sport and encourage athletes to sharpen their skills and develop their game. Clinic will have skill stations for every position and level of experience, as well as time for dynamic drills and fun scrimmages.
Participants: Any Level Boys Players Grades K-8
Time/Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Panther Creek High School Stadium at 6770 McCrimmon Parkway, Cary
Registration: Email team volunteer Susan Stines at firstname.lastname@example.org with: name on credit card for payment (see below), player’s name, grade, contact phone number, contact email address, years of experience and position (if played before).
Pay with credit card or PayPal:
First 50 registrations will receive a free PCHS Lacrosse t-shirt thanks to our sponsor, Code Ninjas, coding center for kids!
Bring: Each participant should bring a water bottle. Current players should bring all equipment to participate if you have played before (helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, elbow guards, mouthguard, cup). If you are new to the sport and don’t have equipment, no worries, as we will have different groups with different levels of experience.
All proceeds benefit PCHS Boys Lacrosse Program.
Email email@example.com with questions. Thank you for your support!
Welcome to Louise Ebert, our new VP of Ways and Means!
The SMS PTA would like to announce that we have a new VP of Ways and Means due to a recent vacancy in that position. Please join us in welcoming Louise Ebert to our board. This school year, Louise has planned, organized and implemented the PTA movie nights, the Pasta fundraiser, and is heading up our upcoming Color Battle fundraiser. She has done an amazing job to help obtain the funding our school PTA needs to function, and we are so grateful and blessed that she will finish our this school year as a PTA Board member.
Upcoming High School Open Houses for 8th Graders
8th graders and parents, here is a list of upcoming high school open houses:
Academy of Information Technology & Academy of Engineering / Advanced Manufacturing
Anyone going to Apex HS or Apex Friendship HS and interested in AOIT or Engineering programs should check out these websites:
Attention Parents of 8th Graders
It’s not too late to turn in fees for the 8th grade celebration and t-shirt. You will be able to pay for the activities and collect your child’s shirt before or after either of the two upcoming 9th grade information sessions taking place on January 22nd and February 15th at 6:30pm. In addition to cash and checks, payment can be made by debit or credit card.
We are 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:
High School Registration Information Sessions at Salem Middle School!
Plan to attend one of the following sessions:
01/22/18 at 6:30pm - Auditorium - Tracks 1,2,3
02/15/18 at 6:30pm - Auditorium - Tracks 1,3,4
Students are welcome to attend with parents!
Seeking PTA Volunteers for 2018-19
Our SMS PTA will begin seeking parent volunteers for our 2018/19 school year starting in January 2018. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining our PTA board or learning more about positions available.
We strive to allow our volunteers the opportunity to "shadow" and train with our current volunteers so the transition is smooth. Our board will be seeking a new secretary and treasurer (and possibly more) as these important positions are currently held by an 8th grade (graduating) parent.
We hope to hear from you!
SMS Drawstring Gym Bag
Our newest spirit wear item is sturdy and has a ventilated back to keep it from getting funky from gym clothes. It includes two zippered pockets, one inside and one on the front.
Order online at our Square store: https://squareup.com/store/salem-middle-pta
Your child can pick up at school.
If you're interested in ordering any items for holiday gifts, you can note that you'd like to directly pick up as well.
PLUS be on the lookout for a new STUDENT DESIGNED t-shirt!
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!
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 have Spirit Wear items in 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
Calendar - Upcoming Events
2/19/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Yearbook Meeting (Room 2401)
2/21/2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM STUCO Meeting
2/22/2018 Spring Pictures - Tk 3
2/26/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Yearbook Meeting (Room 2401)
2/27/2018 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM MathCounts Meeting
2/28/2018 3:10 PM - 4:15 PM NJROTC Club
3/2/2018 Quarter 3 ends (Track 1)
3/2/2018 Track 1 out
3/2/2018 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Early Release
3/5/2018 Track 2 returns
3/5/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Yearbook Meeting
3/6/2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTA Board Meeting
3/7/2018 Soccer @ Holly Ridge
3/8/2018 Softball @ Holly Ridge
3/12/2018 Softball Home vs. Holly Grove
3/12/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Yearbook Meeting
3/13/2018 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM MathCounts Meeting
3/14/2018 Soccer Home vs. Holly Grove
3/14/2018 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Spotlight on Students
3/15/2018 Softball @ Fuquay-Varina
3/19/2018 Softball Home vs. West Lake
3/19/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Yearbook Meeting
3/21/2018 Soccer Home vs. Fuquay-Varina
3/21/2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM STUCO Meeting
3/22/2018 Softball Home vs. E. Cary
3/23/2018 Quarter 3 ends (Tracks 2-4)
3/23/2018 Track 4 out
3/24/2018 Snow Make-up Day for 1/4 - Tracks 1,2, & 3
3/26/2018 Quarter 4 begins (Tracks 1-3)
3/26/2018 Softball @ Reedy Creek
3/26/2018 Track 1 returns
3/26/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Yearbook Meeting
3/27/2018 Soccer @ E. Cary
3/27/2018 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM MathCounts Meeting
3/28/2018 3:10 PM - 4:15 PM NJROTC Club
3/29/2018 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Early Release
3/30/2018 No School
(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!)