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Salamander News 10/23/22

Dear Salem Families,

We’ve had a wonderful week at Salem! Remember that we do NOT have school tomorrow, Monday October 24th. We are looking forward to seeing our Track 4 families on Tuesday and sure hope you’ve all had a great track out. Track 3 families - please have a great track out and we’ll see you next month!


It’s time to chase down that Turkey at Apex Community Park on Saturday, November 19th at 10am. Join Salamanders on the Run in participating in this fun, family-friendly event! The course will take you through the park and around a scenic lake. Click HERE to learn more and register!


Don’t forget that we are entering registration season for the 2023-2024 school year, as crazy as that sounds! Please see this graphic regarding upcoming tours for prospective kindergarten families and share with your friends! This information is also on the school website. 


From the PTA:

Every year the National PTA Reflections Program holds an arts competition to give students positive recognition for their original works. This year's theme is "Show Your Voice". Digital submissions or questions for this year's arts competition will be accepted through Thursday, October 20 by emailing Natalie Burns at 

Copy helpers wanted! Salem is looking for two volunteers per track to help make photocopies for teachers. We plan to have each volunteer (per track) come once a week for approximately an hour on a set day/time to make copies and prep other learning materials. Volunteers would come once a week during their “track in” time. Please email Jenny Byer at if you are interested in signing up. Training will be provided and you must be an approved WCPSS volunteer. 


Lunch Volunteers! Don’t forget - if you’d like to volunteer to help in the cafeteria during lunch you can click on the link below for more information and to sign up!



Dr. Sarah Oatsvall, Principal


Upcoming Dates

October 24th - NO SCHOOL

October 27th - Fall Picture Makeup Day for Tracks 2 & 4

October 28th - Fun Friday! Wear your best spooky gear (orange, black, spiders, pumpkins, ghosts, etc. No costumes, please!)

October 31st - Reports Cards go home for Track 4

November 1st - PTA Meeting at 4:15 in the Media Center

November 4th - Interims go home for Tracks 1 & 2