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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Adriana Garcia (917) 620 7888



Amendments to the Corporation's by-laws will be proposed and submitted for a vote at the April 8 meeting of the Corporation. The by-law amendments are intended to update the titles, job responsibilities and duties of the Corporation's officers. The specific proposals are available here.

A note from Mrs. Ferrante:

This is a friendly reminder that if you are returning back to school after hours because you have forgotten something in the classroom, you must be accompanied into the room by a custodian or another staff member. The clerical staff is available until 4pm to assist with this as well. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter!


SCRIP: Order due back April 29

Your child will be coming home with a blue order form for SCRIP gift cards in his or her folder. Please take a look at it, and consider ordering gift cards for Mother's Day, while benefiting our amazing school! What mom or grandma wouldn't love shopping using gift cards! Gift cards make wonderful gifts for teachers, baby sitters and coaches as well! Also, you can purchase gift cards for stores that you already frequent, such as supermarkets, department stores, gas stations or restaurants. 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! Please see the attached order form, or the order form your child will come home with for further details. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Tanguay /

Click here for the form

PLANT SALE IS COMING: THURSDAY, MAY 5th, 2016 Basketball Court (Rain date is Friday, May 6th )

Fill your garden with beautiful plants, get gifts for Mother's Day, and raise money for your child's school - all at the same time. We will have a large selection of the freshest flowers and plants available for purchase, including Petunias, Begonias, Marigold, Lantana, Geraniums, hanging baskets, patio planters, veggies, herbs, and more! We are recommending that you pre-order this year as the plant sale will be only one day Thursday, May 5th on the Basketball court. Your child's class visit at the plant sale will be shortened to 15 minutes.

Click here for info
Click here for the order form

Can you help during this fun Spring event? VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! If you can help, please contact Marnie Cohen at or Leslie Palatnik at


Is it the month of your child's birthday? If it is, please go to our website and see what books are needed in the library. Send one in with your child during his/her birthday week and he/she will take a picture with the book and it will be hung up on the Picture Birthday Board! Your child will be happy and you will be helping with our library! Questions? Please contact Lori Zlotoff 516-767-04300 / or Leigh Richards 917-470-4583 /

PLAYGROUND WORKSHOP: Meeting on Monday, April 18th - Workshop on Tuesday, April 19th 11:10 AM-1:45 PM

Spring is here and students will finally enjoy a consistent outdoor recess again! We will be resuming our playground workshops! The goal is to help children participate in games that they learn and continue to play during future recesses. This year, we will be allowed to be indoors if it's raining! There is a quick training session with Ms. Ferrante at 11:10 AM on Tuesday, April 19th, right before the workshop begins. Please contact Julie Kozinn at to volunteer. We will conduct another workshop in May.

Talent Show Update

Attention 4th and 5th Grade Parents. The Talent show dates have changed.

Rehearsal: Friday, May 20th @ 3:00pm-5:30pm
Talent Show: Thursday, May 26th @ 7:30pm 


SEPTA hosts Board meetings once a month. All are welcome to join us. The next Board meeting is April 20th at 9:30am at Ayhan's Med Marketplace. We will be discussing topics and programs for next year. Also, we need Parent Representatives at each school; SEPTA needs more parents to share with us what's going on at the school your child attends and help us spread the word about Port SEPTA events (very little time and effort to do this). If you are interested in learning more about how to get more involved email us at or come to our next Board meeting on 4/20. We always welcome new faces!

These messages are from the Board of Education

Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, April 19 at 8:00 PM
Schreiber High School

BOE Curriculum Committee
Thursday, April 21 at 8:30 AM
Daly Annex (Avenue C)
The meeting will feature a presentation on instructional technology.

BOE Policy and Personnel Committee
Friday, April 21 at :30 AM
Daly Annex (Avenue C)
The agenda items include an update on the district's website, the facilities usage policy and personnel.

These meetings are open to the public.

Si tiene alguna pregunta en espaƱol por favor llame a Adriana Garcia (917) 620 7888

APR/MAY 2016

Friday, April 22

Thursday, May 5
Plant Sale
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Monday, April 25- Friday, April 29

Tuesday, May 3
Salem Kindergarten Orientation
9:15 AM
Salem Cafeteria

Thursday, May 5
Salem Plant Sale
Salem Basketball Court

Monday, May 9-Thursday, May 12
Salem Book Fair

Wednesday, May 11
Salem Art Show & Evening Book Fair

Friday, May 13
Salem HSA Meeting
9:30 AM
Salem Cafeteria



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Birthday Book Donation