When Salem Jr. PTA was formed this past Jan., we asked Mrs. Kimball what PTA could do to help support the new school. Her immediate reply was that we could help get a marquee sign for the school, since that was something that wasn't covered in construction/start up school expenses. Salem Jr. PTA board did a big gulp, and said they'd accept the marquee project.
Thankfully one of our board members knew the right connections. Her husband worked for UCCU, and was aware that a marquee was being replaced at a branch. He asked the right UCCU contacts, and UCCU generously DONATED a beautiful sign for Salem Jr. High. Thank you UCCU!!!
The sign needed to be refurbished in school colors and logos. This was completed in time for the ribbon cutting! It looks wonderful.
Salem Jr. PTA is still fund raising to pay for the marquee personalization/installation costs. Our goal is $5000. We are half way there. To help get the marquee paid for, we have several options and events that families can choose.
-school tee shirts and car magnet logos are for sale in the front office, and will also be available during parent teacher conference times. Hoodies will soon be available, too.
-Marquee donations are also accepted at the front office. Mrs. Riding dropped by last week and made a generous donation for the marquee. Her family previously owned the land Salem Jr. High sits on! Thank you Riding family!!!
-Bullseye Buck - this will be a way for students to own a part of the school, by contributing $1 for the marquee! We hope each student will take part by adding a "buck" during lunch the week of Oct. 22 to Oct. 26.
-Spartan Run Fun - from our parents came the idea to have a fun run! So we invite students and families to participate in the Spartan Fun Run. Nov. 10 at 9 am, sun, rain, wind, or snow! Be a Spartan and come run! There will be a 5K and 1 mile. More information will be available soon.
Salem Jr. PTA is working to build communication between school, students, families, and community. The beautiful marquee will be a great resource to help us do that. While the marquee still isn't quite working, it will be soon.
Thanks for helping Salem Jr. PTA support Salem Jr. High. We stand united! Go Spartans!