Week of May 7, 2012
From the Head of School
Graduation Day is two weeks from tomorrow! OMG…LOL…IPNTUAMA! (Oh my gosh…laughing out loud…I promise not to use any more abbreviations!). This really is an exciting time. And yet, as we accelerate toward that “Magical Moment in the May Dell,” I confess that I’m beginning to feel a twinge of sadness setting in. It happens every year. I get excited for the seniors…and I’m happy that they’re happy…but it’s just hard to say goodbye. OK, I’ll stop getting all emotional now, because we still have a lot of work to do. In fact, here’s the schedule for the events beginning next week.
Two weeks to go…I’m definitely getting happy/sad!!!
Right on Track
The Salem Academy track and field team competed in the conference meet this past week. Here are the results:
Jordan Jones placed 3rd in the 200 Meter with a time of 29.11 seconds
Lauren Hart placed 2nd in the 800 Meter with a time of 2:44.15
Jordan Jones placed 2nd in the long jump with a distance of 14' 1"
Bethann Hilla placed 1st in the shot put with a distance of 26' 3"
Mary Garrett placed 3rd in the shot put with a distance of 25' 8"
Mary Garrett placed 1st in the discus with a distance of 76' 11"
Bethann Hilla placed 2nd in the discus with a distance of 70' 11"
Corrine Stokes, Mary Beth Browne, Chie Mushayamunda, and Grayson Sloan, runners of the 4x800 Meter relay placed 3rd with a time of 12:33.44
This meet ends the 2012 season and the coaching staff would like to thank everyone who was a part of the team and congratulate them on a great season!
On Friday, May 18, Jordan Jones, Mary Garrett, and Bethann Hilla will be traveling to Charlotte for the state meet. Each of the girls have qualified for their individual events and we wish them luck as they compete with some of the best track athletes in North Carolina. GO, SABERS!!
Art Student News
An update from Mrs. Hiatt: It is that time of year again when the art students are preparing for our big show the last night of school, Friday, May 25. Everyone is invited to the reception in the Elberson Fine Arts Center, followed by the Spring Choral Concert. We are looking forward to showing off the results of all our hard work this year, as well as displaying a retrospective of senior work.
Note to parents of all art students: Participation in hanging the show, hosting the reception, attending the Spring Choral Concert and taking down the show are the student’s exam, and all students are required to fully participate in every aspect of this big task.
Hanging the show starts 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 (and is over a little before 3:00 p.m.). Since we will be putting up roughly 125 pieces of art, we would be deeply appreciative of any parents who would be willing to help us! Contact Leslie Hiatt (firstname.lastname@example.org) to volunteer.
On Friday, May 25, art students’ responsibilities begin as soon as Recognition is over, when they will eat together at the Elberson Fine Arts Center and prepare for the reception. Since it is a requirement for students to eat together, dinner is provided at no cost to the students. If seniors wish, they may eat with their families at the Senior Dinner in Bryant Hall, but they must be back in the Elberson Fine Arts Center no later than 6:45 p.m. Parents of underclassmen who wish to eat with us, must contact Ms. Hiatt (email@example.com) prior to Friday May 25 to sign up for the dinner (pizza and a salad, followed by delicious brownies made with love by Mrs. Shelia Livengood). The cost is $5 a person for parents and family members.
The art student’s exam responsibilities will be over about 9:30 p.m. after they have taken down the art show and attended the Spring Concert.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Final Weeks Schedule
It's hard to believe, but the 2011-2012 school year is almost over! Click here for the detailed schedule for the final two weeks of activities and events.
Physics teacher Paul Allen and his wife, Kathy, will host an end-of-year party for the freshman class at their home in Clemmons on Friday, May 11, 5-8 PM. Plans include a cookout, a bonfire, a variety of outdoor games, swimming and canoeing in the lake - a great time to "chill" before final exams. There is likely to be a need for transportation - please contact Mr. Allen if you are willing to drive to and/or from school: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents' Excellence Fund Connect-a-thon Coming Soon
What is the PEF Connect-a-thon?
Current parents volunteer to call, send personal emails or write letters to other current parents to encourage them to give to the Parents Excellence Fund. Peer to peer solicitation is one of the most successful ways to raise money, which makes these events so successful. Connect-a-thon combines a social gathering for current parents with a fundraising aspect that allows volunteers to solicit based on their comfort level (phone calls, email, letters).
Who does the PEF Connect-a-thon solicit?
The first round will be for current parents who have not made a gift to the Parents Excellence Fund in the 2012 fiscal year (ends June 30). Depending on time, parents of recent Academy graduates may also be contacted.
When and where is the PEF Connect-a-thon?
It is tentatively scheduled for May of 2012, with a specific date and location to be announced. If you are interested in hosting a Connect-a-thon, please contact Shelley Hindmon as soon as possible.
If you have any questions about Connect-a-thon or would be interested in hosting or donating food and/or drinks, please contact:
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Alumnae in the News
Tune in this Sunday, May 13, 5 p.m. EST for "Sundays with Rolonda," an internet radio show hosted by Academy alumna Rolonda Watts A'77. This week's show features a conversation about aging parents with Salem alumna Shannon White A'77, author of the book, "The Invisible Conversations with Your Aging Parents." Rolonda will host Shannon on her show again on May 20, 5 p.m. EST for a conversation on: "The Invisible Conversations Between You and Your Children." Rolonda and Shannon have been friends since their days at the Academy and now they're joining forces to bring awareness to these important topics!
Racing to Beat Cancer
Join in the fight to beat cancer at the second-annual Walk 4 Our Kids childhood cancer walk will be held on Saturday, May 19, 8-11:30 a.m. at Fourth of July Park in Kernersville. The non-competitive 5K walk benefits children and their families at Brenner Children's Hospital pediatric oncology ward. The family of Salem Academy student Anna Kellner has a team in the race. To join or donate to their team, click here.
Parent Association Tips
- Missed the deadline? You can still register for the June 2, 2012 SAT exam but there is a late penalty until May 22. You can also register for SAT subject tests that are required by a number of colleges. For more information and tips on test taking, visit the College Board website at http://sat.collegeboard.org/home
- ACT test deadlines for the June 9 exam is May 18 but now there is a late fee. For exam locations and fees, check out this link at http://actstudent.org/regist/dates.html
- The Association is seeking parents to fill the roles of Hospitality Chair and Co-President for the 2012-13 school years. If anyone is interested, please email Parents.Association@salem.edu
- Parents Excellence Fund is seeking volunteers to make phone calls or send emails to fellow parents in an effort to get 100% participation in the annual fund campaign. If you have a few minutes to devote to this effort, please contact the Fund Chair, Camille McDowell at email@example.com
- Final exams are almost here (May 19). Help your daughter manage through the stress by being a good listener and offer encouragement.
- Thinking about doing a Jan Term internships? Talk to people you know for ideas and sources. Try a professional or fellow student or just find an area of interest you’ve always wanted to better understand and design your own learning experience.
DADS Dash Outing
The Salem Academy DADs group will host an outing to the Winston-Salem Dash game on Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m. at BB&T Field. Prior to the game, the Salem Spirit ensemble will sing the national anthem. The Dash will play the Myrtle Beach Pelicans that night.
Jan Term Trip 2013
Still interested in going on the Jan Term Trip to England, Scotland Ireland and Wales? You still have time to sign up. This is going to be an amazing trip and the cost is an incredible deal. If you still want to go just go to: www.eftours.com and put in our tour number 1077346.
To enroll you will need to pay $95. You can arrange for payments to be made monthly or you can pay all at once. Whatever works best for you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!!
Please contact me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-917-5508.
Come explore around the British Isles with us!!
Moms in Prayer
New for 2012, a Moms in Prayer group has formed at Salem Academy. Moms in Prayer is a non-denominational group that prays for the school, staff, teachers and students. Please join us as we kick off the new year every Wednesday at 8:15 in the chapel of Salem Academy. Attendees can pray or participate silently and enjoy the peace of a quiet moment in the little chapel. We will leave a prayer box in the mail room for any teachers or students who want to write down a specific prayer request. We will collect the prayer requests from the box every Wednesday morning.
Shop at Food Lion and Earn Money for Salem
Dear Parents, Faculty and Friends,
Thank you for supporting our school through the Food Lion MVP Rewards program.
Salem Academy is participating in the new Food Lion Classroom Rewards program to earn much needed funding for our school. We need your help and support to maximize our fundraising effort. We are encouraging you to shop at your local Food Lion store and every time you shop, Salem Academywill earn a share of the program funds donated by Food Lion based on what you purchase.
If you haven’t already linked your MVP Card to support our school, please follow the steps below.
1. Go to www.foodlion.com
2. Click on Community Outreach
3. Click on MVP Rewards
4. Click Register your MVP Card
5. Click on the arrow that says, “Shoppers register here”
Once on the MVP Shopper Registration page, enter your MVP Card number (all 12 digits), your contact information and link it to our school. Our code is 214297.
Purchases of only the following brands will help earn cash for our school: Food Lion Brand, Healthy Accents, Home 360, Nature’s Place, On the Go Bistro, Smart Option, Taste of Inspirations, Butchers Brand Beef and Holly Farms Poultry.
Help our school earn even more by shopping on double points day! All Food Lion brand product purchases will receive double credit on the 10th of each month.
For more information on how you can help, please contact:Megan RatleySalem AcademyPhone: 336-721-2664Email address: email@example.com
Food Lion is a banner of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG).
Link Your Harris Teeter VIC Card and Support Salem
Beginning August 1, Salem Academy proudly continued in Harris Teeter's Together In Education program to help raise funds for our school. It's easy and it's FREE. Simply give the cashier our code, 5509, and your VIC card when you check out and your card will be linked for the entire school year. That's it! You only have to link your VIC card once each school year. Once your card is linked, Salem Academy will receive a percentage of your Harris Teeter brand (Harris Teeter, Premier Selection, H.T. Traders, Harris Teeter Naturals, Your Pet, Hunter Farms, Highland Crest and More Value) purchases credited back to our account. This program does not interfere with your VIC savings or cost you any money!
For those of you who participated last year, don't forget to re-link your VIC card to our account code next time you are shopping at Harris Teeter!