The Wednesday Message

May 31, 2017


A Penny For Your Thoughts?

To continuously improve our elementary schools, we need data regarding students’, teachers’ and parents’ perceptions of the school year coming to a close. Accordingly, students will be taking their school improvement surveys in May. We ask all elementary school parents to take the end-of-the-year Elementary School Parent Survey available in electronic format. The information gained from the survey will help our elementary schools set goals to improve the educational experience for the students.

Survey closes on June 2. Thanks for participating.

Please use the link below to access the survey:

Outdoor School Begins Today

When I think about the power of ideas, Outdoor School always comes to mind. Someone in the early 70’s thought it’d be a good idea to take kids “camping” in the Spring of their final year at Salford Hills as a preparation for a more independent experience they’d encounter in Middle School. Soon it grew roots, and 45 years later we’re still honoring that someone’s good idea. Not all good ideas make it. As years come and go, wisely we prune away some of the old to let fresh, inspired ideas flourish. But there is something to be said for tradition. What’s more, some ideas just stick… and for good reason. A tall oak tree, Outdoor School continues to provide opportunity and lasting memories that endure long after students leave us. For our fifth grade class, those memories begin today.

Wax Museum: Fourth Graders Strike a Pose

Our Fourth Grade students walked back in time dramatically sharing their biography research through the annual wax museum. Supported by literally hundreds of family and friends and students K-3, researchers took on the life of those they researched by dressing in period costumes complete with props. The finale of a month long project engages students in many authentic and real-world standards including research, speaking skills, and critical thinking.

Please enjoy some of the pictures from this year's event:

Happy Faces, Magic Places

Home and School Ice Cream Social

We're looking forward to a favorite Salford Hills family event, the Ice Cream Social slated for Friday, June 2. Please know that the church lot is unavailable for parking as is the playground blacktop. Families may consider carpooling to save space. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Especially for Current Third and Fourth Grade Students

Was your child inspired by this week's Instrumental Demo? Interested in playing? Join an ever growing number of students who have said "YES" to learning a new instrument and playing in the bank or orchestra.

To discover more details and register your current Third or Fourth Grade student, CLICK HERE!

We are almost there! Our School Needs YOU and we are almost there!

Many generous souls willing to give of their time and energy to support the many facets of our active Home and School have offered to help.

We are so close to filling all of the positions, which means one thing...nothing will be taken away next year!!!

Can you help fill the rest of the positions?

Please contact Carrie Stankus at for more information.


  • Hands Across the District Coordinator (Organize volunteer names and hand out to each committee, Aug and September volunteer time)
  • Bingo Coordinator Shadow (March 2018)
  • Prime Time Reading 3-5th grade Coordinator Shadow

Officer Positions (Yikes! Without a board we can't run anything for next year)

  • Home and School President position shadow
  • Home and School Treasurer position shadow
  • Home and School Secretary position

Girls on the Run

A proud and inspiring day at the Girls on the Run 5k Sunday morning. Thanks to our coaches, participating buddy runners and family support!
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Indian Valley Jazz Band

Salford Hills enjoyed the groovy tunes of the Indian Valley Jazz Band this morning. Thanks Director Mike Haggerty!
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Date / Description


Grade 5 Outdoor School

AM Kindergarten Field Trip 9:00 AM -11:30 AM

PM Kindergarten Field Trip 1:00 PM -3:00 PM


Grade 5 Outdoor School

AM Kindergarten Lunch 10:15 AM Cafeteria

PM Kindergarten Lunch 1:00 PM Cafeteria

Assembly: Doggy Days

· Grades 3-5 1:15 PM -1:50 PM

· Grades K-2 2:15 PM -2:50 PM

Home and School Family Ice Cream Social 6:30 PM -7:30 PM


Grade 5 Celebration of Achievement 7:00 PM -8:30 PM


RIF in the Cafeteria

School Physicals 2:00 PM


Early Dismissal - Last Day for Kindergarten

· K-AM Session: 8:45-10:45 AM

· K-PM Session: 11:45 AM-1:45

· Elementary School dismissal: 1:45 PM

School Spirit Day

School Meeting 9:15 AM Auditorium/Gymnasium


Last Day-Early Dismissal

No Kindergarten classes

Participation Assembly (Grades 3,4,5) 9:15 AM Auditorium/Gymnasium

Elementary School dismissal: 10:45 AM

3rd Trimester Progress Reports Available on HAC at 7:00 PM (Elementary)

Salford Hills Elementary School

Statement of Belief

Fundamentally committed to each other, we at Salford Hills are a caring community of learners who value each individual’s intrinsic worth and potential.

In our supportive environment, learners are encouraged to achieve high standards by developing responsibility for their learning through authentic experiences that require hard work, critical thinking and reflection.

Learning is a process that positively impacts the future.