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Salamander News 11/27/22

Dear Salem Families,

We sure hope all of our Salem families enjoyed our Thanksgiving Break last week. We are so excited to kick off our Book Fair TOMORROW! 


Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Dori Hailu via the Salem Elementary PTA Facebook page.  The book fair offers a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to come. Make our Book Fair successful. Be involved in shaping your child's reading habits!


Book fair hours:

        Tuesday Nov 29 to Dec 3rd - 9:30am to 3:00pm

        Monday Dec 5th - 9:30am to 1:00pm and 5:00pm to 7:00pm

        Tuesday Dec 6th to Dec 8th - 9:30am to 3:00pm


Come visit during your child’s wish list time slot, you will receive that from your teacher, or any other time that works best for you. 


Click HERE to set up your child's eWallet, the easiest way for them to shop!



From the PTA:

Check out these beautiful keepsake ornaments available through Lew Wilson Art!! This has been a PTA fundraiser in the past but this year we are passing the savings on to you. Use code SALEMES20 at checkout to receive 20% off!


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

November 28th - First day of the Book Fair!

December 2nd - Interims go home for Tracks 3 and 4

December 5th - Early Release at 1:45

December 5th - PTA STEM Night 5:00 - 6:30

December 6th - PTA Meeting 4:15 - 5:15

December 13th - All Pro Dads at 8:00am

December 14th - PTA Papa John’s Fundraiser

December 19th - Spirit Week - Candy Cane Day (wear red/white)

December 20th - Spirit Week - Grinch or Green Day

December 21st - Spirit Week - Ugly (or not) Holiday Sweater Day

December 21st - Early Release at 1:45