Val-O-Grams are now on sale before school onle on February 11th-13th. They are 25 cents each or 5 for $1.00. Please be sure to come to school early so that you have enough time to buy, fill out, and sort your Val-O-Grams before school starts. PTA helpers will be there to help students fill out the Val-O-Grams more quickly. Parents are also welcome to come and help their child.
Salem Elementary students are given the challenge to work on academic and personal goals throughout the year. When students complete the required number of goals, students are awarded the Star Award during a school assembly, the first of which was held on January 25th. During the assembly we were priveleged to hear the kindergarten classes recite the Preamble to the Constitution. Congratulations to those who earnied the Super Star Award.
Mrs. Clayson's and Miss Savage's class were lucky to have one of their student's mother and grandmother come into their classrooms to enjoy, with the students, some Christmas music. Students had a wonderful time ringing bells to some of their favorite songs. It was such a great way to bring music into the classroom and to celebrate the season.
Star Cards are given to students who are caught doing great things around our school. These Salem Stars really shine: Karley Slaugh, Jadyn Stewart, McKenzie Beddoes, Daniel Craner, Maria Zavala, Greyson Williams, Kathryn Lyman, Hallie Black, Gavin Rolfe, Mckenzie Saffell, Noah Leidecker, Brigham Nielsen, Stefan Allan, Dalan Stokes, Chloe Peterson, Abby Knudsen, Ethan, McBride, Daniel Lamb, Tessa Hanks, Kensley Noyes.
All the hard work finally paid off when Mr. Hansen's sixth-graders performed A Christmas Carol. Students had been working for months to memorize and perfect each of their parts. There were days when they even sacrificed some of their P.E. time to practice the play. By the time the big night rolled around, they were well prepared to entertain us all!
On Friday, December 7th, Salem Elementary got a real treat. Chantilly Lace performed some of our favorite Christmas songs. Students were enthralled and enjoyed singing along. We all got a good laugh when they asked Mr. Wellburn to join them on stage for a song. We all had a wonderful time singing in the Christmas season.
On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving Break, Salem Elementary second-graders learned more about the daily life of our Pilgrims and Native Americans. Students ground corn to use in cornbread, made butter with an old butter churn, and then enjoyed the two together as a tasty treat. They made bracelets from wool and headbands with feathers. They sewed pouches and made candles. Students learned how to weave. It was a fun filled day with lots of hands on learning, not to mention, a great way to celebrate the upcoming holiday!
Every year it is a tradition for Salem Elementary to hold a Turkey Gobbling contest. There are three categories, strut, gobbler, and combo. The winners and participants of the strut and gobbler received a candy bar while the winners of the combo received a turkey! They are judged by grade level. We definitely had a great time this year!!
“The Magic of a Moment…” was the theme for this year’s PTA Reflections Program. The Reflections Program provides an opportunity for students to express themselves artistically and to use their creativity for both fun and recognition. Students may submit entries in the following arts areas: dance choreography, film production, theatre, literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts, and 3D.