• Hello and welcome to the New Salem Elementary PTO!  The mission of the New Salem PTO is to align resources to enrich the learning environment while empowering parents, teachers, and students to reach our goals of academic and life-skill success.  Our desire as a PTO is to exemplify integrity, teamwork and community while fostering productive, healthy partnerships with school teachers and administration staff.  We do this by providing financial support to our school, meaningful programs, and an enthusiastic group of volunteers!

    With the help of our wonderful community, parents, New Salem staff, students and volunteers the PTO could provide items and participate in events such as:

    • Adding books and classroom materials, including reading areas for K-2
    • New playground equipment
    • Terrific Kid breakfast
    • 5th Grade Graduation refreshments and decorations
    • Assist with funding field trips
    • T-shirts for Battle of the Book
    • Purchased Angel Tree – Wish items
    • Helped fund drama programs
    • Meals for teacher appreciation
    • Mother & Son Knight
    • Father & Daughter Dance

    For 2018-2019 our mission is to update and replace gym equipment and add art supplies to encourage physical activity and creativity.  The New Salem PTO promotes fundraisers throughout the year to assist with ongoing events and projects.  We will kick-off the year with Bingo Knight on September 14th at 6:30 pm in the New Salem Cafeteria.  This is a family activity full of fun, school spirit and prizes! This year we are hoping to bring back the loved New Salem BBQ!  Yes, you are reading correctly (more details to come)!

    Programs which offer a quick and easy way to raise funds for

    New Salem Elementary PTO

    c Box Tops for Education: Earn cash for NSE by clipping Box Tops from hundreds of participating brands.  Go to for additional information.  Please send your Box Tops to school on forms sent home or you can grab one in the office.  You can also double rewards by downloading the Box Top App to your smart phone and uploading your receipt with Box Top purchases!

    a   AmazonSmile. You Shop. Amazon Gives: Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to New Salem PTO when you shop at AmazonSmile (different site than  To select New Salem as your charitable organization, login at Go to Your Account – select Change Your Charity, enter New Salem Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Inc and click search

    t   Tyson Food’s Project A+ Program: Participate by purchasing Tyson Products that display the Project A+ logo in the frozen aisle. Please remember that when you submit labels, you must turn in the entire strip (see example) and send them in with your child. For more details, please go to:

    h Harris Teeter’s Together in Education: *Link your Harris Teeter VIC card using code# 2918 by visiting your local HT or going online to: Don’t forget to ask your family and friends to link theirs to New Salem as well!

    *Please note: Your VIC card must be relinked each year in August


    c   Coca-Cola GIVE:: Save any cap or code and bring or send them to school with your child in a Ziploc bag. You may also easily add the code yourself by clicking on the link:  and selecting New Salem.

       u    Spirit Knights:   New Salem partners with local restaurants for our families to socialize, enjoy a good meal and raise funds for            our school.  The participating restaurants donate a portion of the money spent by New Salem families back to our PTO.  

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    SPIRIT WEAR: If you missed open house or didn’t have a chance to make a purchase, don’t worry order forms will be sent in your child’s red folder soon!

    We welcome and value your involvement whether you have 20 minutes a week or 40 hours a week. There are several ways you can become involved and we hope you will! Please feel ​free to contact the PTO officers listed below at to learn more about PTO programs and activities.  Please visit our Facebook page (New Salem Elementary PTO) for the most up to date information and communication regarding events and volunteer opportunities.

    2018-2019 PTO Officers:


    Michelle Thomas

    Vice President

    Alana Cox


    Laura Purvis


    Laura Sandberg

    Volunteer Coordinator

    Millie Lowman

    Communication Coordinator

    Kenan Thomas 

    Member at Large

    Jessica Helms


    Union County Board of Education policies govern the work of volunteers in the schools and in the screening process that must be utilized. All volunteers must submit an application and be approved by Union County Public Schools. Visit and click on "New Volunteer” to register.


    *New Salem PTO is a non-profit tax exempt organization created under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Tax Code.