Welcome to Salem Middle School's PTA website!
Ms. Mia Kennedy
Mrs. Katie Lewis
Mrs. Kerri Bridges
Recent News & Announcements
Color Battle Fundraiser is Coming Soon!!
Tracks 2 & 3 - Sept 26th - Oct 5th || Tracks 1 & 4 - Completed
SMS PTA Color Battle for Tracks 1 & 4 is done!!
We exceeded our $ goal for Tracks 1 & 4!
HUGE THANK YOU to all the students who participated, the school staff and volunteers, and of course all those who donated!!
Tracks 2 & 3 your turn is next!
Pep Rally will take place on 09/26 and the Color Battle on 10/05, details will be coming home with students shortly!
We will of course need volunteers for the Color Battle in October. We are seeking at least 4-6 people to help as we plan, collect money, track shirts, and to help with the actual day of the Color Battles. This is a fun and active position, one in which you get to be with the kids if you'd like or can help behind the scenes. ALL our parents who helped last year repeatedly told us they had a BLAST!
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer
SMS PTA Spirit Night at Apex Chick-fil-A September 25th
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Salem Middle School. Come in to Chick-fil-A at 1110 Beaver Creek Commons Dr. in Apex on Tuesday, September 25th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Show attached flyer on your phone or tell cashier you are supporting Salem Middle School!!
PTA Volunteers Needed for 2018-2019
The SMS PTA welcomes everyone to our 2018/19 school-year. We are glad to have your family here at SMS and hope that you join our PTA through membership, volunteerism, or support us in any way you are able during the school-year.
Here are some volunteer opportunities that are immediate needs for our PTA:
Interested in Learning More or Signing Up?
Please contact our Nominating Committee Chair, Heather Rudkowski at: email@example.com to learn more or to sign up. Training and shadowing the current chair for all positions is available. We look forward to working with you! 😊
A message from our SMS PTA President
Dear SMS Families,
Our school year will be finishing up soon and as that time of year approaches, I wanted to take time to recognize our PTA accomplishments, to thank the countless volunteers who have helped us reach our goals, and to highlight some of the student’s favorites provided by the PTA.
First, I want to thank some important people who helped by volunteering their time and expertise on our PTA board, I could not do it without them! THANK YOU Tracy Torregon (Treasurer), Louise Ebert (VP of Ways and Means), Elizabeth Dunn (secretary), Michelle Wadawa (VP of Operations), Heather Rudkowski (VP of Communications), Sreevidhya (VP of Programs), and our staff Representative, Cathy Ketterer. Thank you all for your time, your ideas, and your commitment to our school and students.
Next, I’d like to thank all families who joined our school’s PTA through membership, volunteered your time, chaired a position, or supported a fundraiser during the school year. Your financial support allows us to provide each teacher with a scholarship to start-up or sustain supplies needed. Our PTA contributes funding towards teacher training and provides luncheons to the teachers on Early Release days. Our teachers regularly thank us for those luncheons and we want you to know how grateful we are for that support. As many of you have heard, we provided some awesome Cultural Arts programs this year, including Peter Pan and Shakespeare via a company called Burning Coal. Other student favorites provided by the PTA include field day, the color battle, and PTA run Movie Nights. Our PTA also supplies support to families in need through donations of spirit wear and school supplies. The SMS PTA provides award ceremonies for the Reflections program and student/ parent volunteers. These are just some of the wonderful programs we have in place. We truly could not provide these without the support of our families. Your time and financial support are much appreciated!
As this year ends, we begin looking forward to what we hope to accomplish in the 2018/ 19 school year. We wish our graduating 8th grade families all the best in high school and look forward to new families and students joining us for 6th grade and beyond. We would love to have some new faces join our PTA board and/ or help us chair open positions that will be vacated by graduating families. Please contact Heather Rudkowski at: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and volunteer. Our goal is to have new board and chair members train with existing members prior to the end of the school-year.
Thank you for your PTA Support and for sharing your student with us,
SMS PTA President (2018/19)
Spirit Wear Update!
We have a NEW, student-designed, Salem Pride T-shirt available for purchase in our online store (or via physical order form). In addition to this jazzy red one we also have a navy one.
You can show your "Spartan Pride" by ordering online at:
(Click here to check out all our SMS spirit wear!)
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.
Salem Spirit Rock rentals - 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.
Click Here for Signup Genius Spirit Rock
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 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 email@example.com.
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
(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 Heather Rudkowski at email@example.com. Many thanks for your input on improving our communications!)