SALAMANDER NEWS 5/7/23
SALAMANDER NEWS 5/7/23
Dear Salem Families,
We had a super fun time celebrating outstanding student behavior this past week at Salem’s annual Lip Sync Battle for Tracks 1 & 2! Thank you to our amazing team of specialists who organized this event!
Don’t miss Salem’s Night of the Arts THIS WEEK! This event will include an art show and a performance of Aladdin! To accommodate all our tracks, we will have the event on 2 consecutive nights. We encourage families to choose 1 night to attend. We look forward to celebrating the talents of our Salem students!
Wake County Child Nutrition Services is celebrating School Lunch Hero Week May 8-12 with a themed week. We hope all students will join us in these fun days:
Monday, May 8 - School Spirit Day
Tuesday, May 9 - Crazy Hat/Hair Day
Wednesday, May 10 - Wacky Tacky Day
Thursday, May 11- Favorite Sports Team Day
Friday, May 12 - School Lunch Hero Day
End of Grade (EOG Testing) - Please be aware that we are approaching spring testing season. Dates for EOG assessments are listed below. We ask that all families work hard to ensure that their students are present at school on these days!
May 22 - 3rd-5th Reading, May 23 - 3rd-5th Math, May 24 - 5th Science
May 25 - 3rd Read to Achieve
June 5 - 3rd-5th Reading Summer Remediation and Readministration
June 7 - 3rd-5th Math Summer Remediation and Readministration
June 14 - 3rd-5th Reading, June 15 - 3rd-5th Math, June 16 - 5th Science
June 21 - 3rd Read to Achieve
June 29- 3rd-5th Reading Summer Remediation and Readministration
June 30 - 3rd-5th Math Summer Remediation and Readministration
This school year, WCPSS is again conducting district wide End of Grade (EOG) retesting for students in grades 3-5. Only students in grades 3-5 who qualify for retesting AND choose to participate will be attending school on June 5th and 7th for Track 1 and June 29th and 30th for Tracks 2, 3, & 4. You will be contacted by the school directly if you are eligible for retesting AND if you have opted in to test by clicking HERE and completing the form by May 19th .
If you have NOT been contacted about your child being eligible for a retest, your child should not be on campus on the readministration days.
FAMILY SURVEY! Wake County Public Schools is administering a District Wide Family Survey giving families the opportunity to provide valuable information & a high-quality data source for planning and School Improvement. Families can choose the language the survey is given in to ensure all families have a voice. Please complete the survey here: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family/surveys
Below are several reminders for parents and families:
Please remember that guests can ONLY enter the school building through the main entrance at the front of the school and be sure to check into the office. Please help us keep our campus safe and secure by following this expectation.
The bell rings at 9:15 each morning. Students are considered tardy after that time. Please be aware that we do morning announcements each day at 9:10 so that instruction can begin promptly at 9:15. If your student arrives at or after this time they are missing valuable instructional time in their classroom. Please try to have students on campus by 9:00 so that they have time to get to their classrooms before the day gets started!
Students who have cell phones or smart watches should not have them out during the instructional school day (8:45 - 3:45). While we know students may need to have them after school for communicating with families these must be off and stowed in backpacks during the instructional day as they become considerable distractions from learning in the classroom. Please help us in supporting these expectations for our students.
If your student requires a change of clothes from the school’s clothes closet please be sure to wash the clothes and return them to school. We are happy to provide students with a change of clothes, when needed, but we are beginning to run low on items because they are not coming back to school. Thank you for your help in this matter!
From the PTA:
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 HERE!
Dr. Sarah Oatsvall, Principal
May 9th - Early Release at 1:45
May 9th - Night at the Arts Art Show at 5:30
May 9th - Night at the Arts Performance (Aladdin!) at 6:30
May 10th - Night at the Arts Art Show at 5:30
May 10th - Night at the Arts Performance (Aladdin!) at 6:30
May 19th - Interims go home for Tracks 3 & 4
May 26th - Fun Friday (Crazy Hat Day!)
May 29th - No School ALL TRACKS (Memorial Day)
June 1st - Incoming Kindergarten Orientation
June 2nd - Last Day of School (Track 1)
June 2nd - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony (Track 1) 10:00 - 10:45
June 5th - Field Day (Tracks 3 & 4)