Thank you for letting your kiddos participate in Red Ribbon Week this week. It’s a fun annual celebration of making good choices by staying away from drugs and bullying.
We are super excited that the Scholastic Bookfair is HERE! Students, by the end of today, will all have had the chance to preview the books available. Next week, November 1st-5th, students will be able to shop during the school day only. We will not have an after-hour shopping time. You can send money with them for books OR you can set up an E-Wallet, an easy and safe alternative to cash to make shopping easy for our students.
There is a link to set up an Ewallet on our book fair website on our Facebook page and under the Announcements tab on our NSES website or you can find the link in the email version of this message.
Fall picture makeup day is Wednesday, November 3rd. If your child was absent on picture day they will have their picture taken for the yearbook. If your child needs to retake their picture please make your teacher aware so they know to send them to the photographer on the 3rd. See Mrs. Gina for picture questions.
Tomorrow, UCPS is celebrating Unity Day by wearing orange. At New Salem, we recognize the importance of showing kindness and respect to everyone around us. Please support Unity Day by showing off that orange tomorrow.
As we near the end of the first grading period it becomes time for parent conferences. This is a great time to hear about where your child is excelling and where there are growth opportunities. I am extending the window that teachers normally have to complete parent conferences because they have some other responsibilities that are competing for their time. Conferences will be complete by November 5th.
If you ordered a spirit shirt from PTO they want you to know that they have been ordered and are on their way. We will send orders home with students when they arrive.
Saturday, October 23rd from 1-3 PM is a free PTO event called Fitness is Fun. Please come out and enjoy some quality time with your child around fitness activities.
A parent nominated our AIG teacher, Mrs. Hayes, for the Rack Room Shoes Teacher of the Year Award. If she won it would be a great honor for her and New Salem would receive 10,000.00 to use toward the students and teachers. Voting is easy. Simply click the link in the email version of this message and click the blue heart button below her write-up. You can vote one time per day and hopefully every day until the competition ends on Nov. 5th. Please show your New Salem Pride by getting as many people as possible to vote for each day.
Our World's Finest Chocolate sale was scheduled to end this Friday, but we are going to extend it one more week ONLY. We are placing a small order for more chocolate today so contact the front office ASAP if you would like to reserve a box or two. All money will be due to the school by next Friday, October 22nd for your student to qualify for prizes. If you currently have any unopened boxes of chocolate that you need to return because you are struggling to sell it, please contact the front office.
Our New Salem PTO is running a Spirit Day and Community Drive on Friday, October 15th. Wear your school colors and support a local family in need. See the flyer sent home or the post on their Facebook page for donation details.
Mark your calendars for another PTO offering on Saturday, October 23rd. Our PTO will be facilitating a “Fitness is Fun” event from 1 to 3 PM behind the school. See the flyer sent home today for details.
Euto Baptist Church provides New Salem with bags of food for families in need. They will be collecting items for this ministry at their Harvest Fest on October 31st. See the flyer sent home this week for more details.
A green flyer also has gone home this week about families having the opportunity to get services from the Friendly Dental Van. Please use that flyer to register and return it to us by October 25th.
It’s Chocolate Sale time of year!!! New Salem Elementary facilitates two major fundraisers each year - the Chocolate Sale and the Fun Run. Both of these fundraisers help us tackle big projects. For example, both of our Kindergarten Smart Boards are outdated and almost not functional. Because of our successful Fun Run last year we are waiting on a quote to order new flat panel interactive boards for our kindergarten classrooms! Your hard work and support is going right back into your students!
Today you will see a Chocolate Sale flyer in your child’s bookbag. The sale runs from tomorrow until the 15th. Thank you in advance for your support.
Child Evangelism Fellowship is struggling to find volunteers to run the Good News Club. The Fall dates have been cancelled and they will try to reboot in the Spring.
I sure did enjoy the Fairview Fall Festival and it was a hoot being able to hang out and enjoy your families. Thank you for supporting our community this weekend.