Salem Elementary School HSA


Welcome to the HSA website for South Salem Elementary School. Learn more about our many programs that enrich our children’s school experience, be a member, and join the many volunteers who make our programs possible. Our mission is to work together to help our stars shine at Salem School.
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Si tiene alguna pregunta en español por favor llame a
Adriana Garcia (917) 620 7888



If your child wanted a book that you didn't get a a chance to purchase, please note that we have an online version of the book fair running until Friday, October 31st.  There may be books online that we do not carry at the fair, so please take a peek.  All orders ship free to school and will be distributed to the children upon their arrival.  All sales will contribute to our fundraising goals.

Math in Focus Workshop 11/3

Click here for the K-5 Flyer in English
Click here for the K-5 Flyer in Spanish

(scroll down in pdf to see all grades)

Scrip Orders- due 11/7

The Holiday Season is around the corner, and we would like to offer you an opportunity to stock up on your gift card needs for Black Friday purchases. This is a convenient way to do your gift and household shopping, while earning money for Salem! SCRIP participating retailers agree to sell gift cards to our non-profit organization at a discount. You buy the gift cards for full face value, redeem them for full face value, and our school receives a percentage as revenue. With SCRIP everybody wins!

Click here for the SCRIP order form. Please fill it out and enclose your check payable to “Salem HSA” by Friday, November 7th, and return it in an envelope marked SALEM HSA/ SCRIP ORDERS. Your gift cards will be ready for pick up in the Main Office during dismissal on Wednesday, November 12th from 3:00 pm to 3:15pm. If you have any questions or would like to arrange another method to pick up your order, contact Cathy Galanis at 917-750-9468 or and Bonnie Tanguay at or 516-426-6460

FARMIGO: Next Delivery 10/29

The next order will be delivered THIS Wednesday, October 29th. The deadline to get your order in is midnight on Sunday, October 26. Click here to place your order! 

QUESTIONS? Please contact Melissa Halpern (917) 991-1442


Halloween is this week and it's time to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF! This week your child will be bringing home a UNICEF box. Remind your children to take it with them when they go trick-or-treating. Any donation, big or small, is a contribution that is greatly appreciated! After Halloween, please have your children bring their UNICEF boxes back to school. We'll be collecting the boxes at school entrances in the mornings the week of Monday 11/3. There will also be a box in the main office the rest of the week for late returns. UNICEF is an international organization that cares for the nutrition and health needs of children in developing countries, providing water, education and medicine to the children who need it most!


Once again Salem will be participating in the "Treats for Troops" program. You can help "sweeten" the days for many of the men and women serving in our armed forces by donating wrapped, non-perishable, non-chocolate Halloween treats. A collection bin will be available in the Salem lobby on November 3rd thru November 6th for your child to drop-off his/her donations. The candy will be sorted and sent to our troops serving abroad. In addition to "treats" we will be sending personal messages (no last names please) and cards/pictures. Please leave all notes in the candy bin. Any questions, please contact Dawn Epp (


The Ladies Night Out decorating committee needs your 80's memorabilia!! We are collecting cassette tapes, VHS tapes, records, atari video game parts, barbies, cabbage patch kids, rubiks cubes, troll dolls, anything neon, anything 80's!! Items will not be returned but will be greatly appreciated!! There will be a box marked Ladies Night in the main office. Please drop off/send in your donations by Wednesday November 5th. Any questions, please contact Orange Girtz (


Keep clipping! Don't forget about our Box Tops and Labels for Education program! All submissions will count for our contest this year, so make sure you include the teacher and student's name when handing them in. Get a Panera Bread Cookie certificate for every 25 Box Tops sent in. Click here to learn more on our HSA Support Salem Website Page. For more information or questions contact JeanMarie Livigni (


SALEM SCHOOL PARADE - FRIDAY, 10/31 at 9:15am - Salem Circle
HSA will provide coffee for parents. After the parade, join us on the upper field for photos!



Many in our community will go without coats and cold weather apparel this winter! Please check your closets for winter coats, hats, scarves, boots, blankets, gloves and mittens that are no longer needed in your household. Give them a second life by donating to the Coat Drive. Items may be brought to Salem School Wednesday October 29th - Friday October 31st. You can also bring them to the Halloween Parade! Or bring your donation directly to the Manhorhaven pool Lobby Monday November 3rd - Thursday November 6th from 9am- 12 pm. Also volunteers are still needed to help sort coats and transport them to Manorhaven Pool Lobby. For more information, please contact Dawn Epp ( or Brittney Hegarty (


AGATE: Panel Discussion on Partnering With Your Child(ren)'s Teachers
Thursday November 6th
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Daly All Purpose Room,

Come participate in a discussion with Dr. Westervelt and a panel of talented elementary, middle, and high school teachers and a guidance counselor on how to develop a productive partnership with your child(ren)'s teachers as well as how to make the most of your parent-teacher conference and team meetings.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting. Please note, we are on a set time table so teachers can get back to their classes. We look forward to an engaging and enlightening conversation. Please contact Sue Hershowitz ( or Adrienne Saur ( with any questions or concerns.



Friday, 10/31
Halloween Parade
Salem Circle


Monday, November
Math In Focus Parent Workshop
6:30-8:00 PM
Daly All-Purpose Room


Tuesday, November 4


Friday, November 7


Tuesday, November 11


Friday, November 14


Tuesday, November 18
Board of Education Meeting
8:00 PM
Weber Auditorium


PW Community Flyers
Birthday Book Donation
SCRIP 2014