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.
Last week was Red Ribbon week at Salem Elementary! Red Ribbon Week is a week long effort in which everyone at school shows their support of being drug free by wearing a red ribbon.
Salem Elementary’s PTA planned several activities throughout the week to help students learn the importance of living a drug free life. Some of the activities that students participated in were: Red Day, crazy sock day, sport day, a classroom banner contest, and a day where the city of Salem provided an ambulance, police car and fire truck for students to see on their playground.
We would like to thank everyone that helped with and supported our Fall Family Carnival. The classroon basket auction was a huge success, we were able to raise $3,100 to go towards a new marquee for the school. The PTA appreciates all those that bid generously on the baskets and those that donated items to fill them. Esplin Eye Center and Sunroc helped sponsor our carnival and Jeff Higginson was kind enough to be our auctioneer for the evening.
Star Cards are given to students who are caught doing great things around our school. These Salem Stars really shine: Dalton Holman, Alyssa Halcrow, Kensey Wright, Tyson Burk, Gavin Stewart, Lucius Holman, McKenzie Beddoes, Tyler Olson, Katelyn Nixon, Cassidy Yates, Addie Chase, Erin Nielsen, Tanner Rudd, Karley Slaugh, Sophia Cather, Grace Neves, Levi Murdock, Marlee Sorensen.