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


NEXT HSA MEETING: Friday, 10/24 9:30AM in the Cafeteria

Please join us for our next HSA meeting on Friday, 10/24.  We will update you on the progress of many HSA committees and Mr. Shields will be available to discuss testing.  We encourage you to attend!

Math in Focus Workshop 11/3

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

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

UNITY DAY: Wednesday, 10/22

Show that you will not tolerate bullying by wearing ORANGE on Wednesday!  This is a day where we unite against bullying by ALL wearing orange.

FARMIGO: Next Delivery 10/22

The next order will be delivered THIS Wednesday, October 22.  The deadline to get your order in is midnight on Sunday, October 19.  Some of the food was delivered in packaging that can be recycled, so when picking up your next order, please return your packaging for recycling.  Also, please make sure you are getting everything you ordered.  There is a label on the bag telling you what you ordered, how many bags you are receiving and whether you have products in the cooler. Click here to place your order! 

ANNOUNCEMENT for FARMIGO MEMBERS (and future members): Many of you suggested that we share recipes, review on products and the like... We have started our own Facebook page for Farmigo. LIKE "Farmigo South Salem Elementary School" to share product reviews, recommendations and recipes!!  Members may have noticed the Banner "Give $20, Get $20". Clicking on the banner will allow you to gift a $20 credit for farm-fresh local food to a friend (new member), and get one for themselves in return! Enter OHMYGOURD at checkout to receive a FREE sugar pumpkin with your order!

Please note: when picking up your Farmigo order, please park your car and come into the school.  Please do not leave an unattended car in the traffic circle. QUESTIONS? Please contact Melissa Halpern (917) 991-1442


Food Day 2014 is this Friday, October 24! Please send your child into school with one piece of whole fresh fruit or vegetable. We will be supporting and sharing the donated fresh product to local food banks in our area.  Please email Melissa Halpern at with any questions.

SAVE THE DATE 5TH GRADERS: Friday, 10/24 7:30-9:30 PM

It is 5th Grade Spirit Night! Come decked out in all your RED and have a fun-filled night with a DJ and games! This is a drop-off event and costs $10


We are looking for volunteers during all lunch hours on Oct 24th for the Food Day tasting. It is a fun, interactive experience with Salem's students! Please email Melissa Halpern at if you can help.


Hear Ye Hear Ye by order of Sir Readalot all residents of the Salem Kingdom are cordially invited to the royal hall of books commencing the week of October 20th in the Salem gym.  In modern english...the book fair is coming to Salem and we need your help!

Please consider volunteering before or after your child's visit, or anytime that is convenient:

Monday October 20: at 9am, help setting up book fair and decorating the gym.  
Tuesday October 21: 9am-2:30pm, help with classroom visits
Wednesday October 22: 9am-2:30pm, help with classroom visits
Thursday October 23: 9am-11:30, help with classroom visits and 11:30:  Book Fair Clean-up

We need help to make this a successful experience for the children!  Please contact Sue Hershkowitz ( or Dawn Epp ( if you can help out.

Book Fair Class Visit Schedule

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
9:00-9:30: Ms Baker
9:30-10:00: Ms. Rende
10:00-10:30: Ms. Silverstein
10:30-11:00: Mr. Talbot
11:00-11:30: Ms. Strianese
11:30-12:00: Ms. Eigo
1:00-1:30: Ms. Martin
1:30- 2:00: Ms. Katz
2:00-2:30: Ms. Berg

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
9:00-9:30: Ms. Madden
9:30-10:00: Ms. Castillo
10:00-10:30: Mr. Sutz
10:30-11:00: Ms. Keogh
11:00-11:30: Ms. Taranto
11:30-12:00: Ms. Swerdloff
1:00-1:30: Ms. Swenson
1:30- 2:00: Ms. DiStefano
2:00-2:30: Ms. DiCarlo

Thursday, October 23, 2014
9:00-9:30: Ms. Schieck
9:30-10:00: Ms. Kanterman


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.

SEPTA: Advocacy Do's and Don'ts and How best to Prepare for Your Child's CSE Presented by Barbara J. Cooper, Kid's Success and Adam Holstein, Certified School Psychologist. Thursday, October 23, 2014
Location: Port Washington Public Library Lapham Room. 
Contact Ann Marie Fitzpatrick or Eileen Scheinzbach at port with any questions.



Monday, 10/20
Literacy Night and Evening Book Fair
6:00-8:00 PM


Monday, 10/20-Thursday, 10/23
Salem Book Fair


Tuesday, 10/21
Board of Education Meeting
8:00 PM
Schreiber Auditorium


Friday, 10/24
Salem HSA Meeting
9:30 AM


Friday, 10/24
Food Tasting Day
11:30 AM-1:40 PM


Friday, 10/24

7:30-9:30 PM


Sunday, 10/26
Salem Day at Jets
1:00 PM


Friday, 10/31
Halloween Parade
Salem Circle


PW Community Flyers
Birthday Book Donation
SCRIP 2014