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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BOOK TALK: Tuesday, February 23th at 9:30AM & 6:30PM

Please join us for another PARENT book talk on Tuesday 2/23 at 9:30am & 6:30pm in the cafeteria. The book focuses on staying positive and overcoming challenges in life. In order to promote the home-school connection, Ms. Ferrante will be hosting a book talk for parents in order for us to read and discuss the adult version of The Energy Bus. No need to RSVP... just show up with your book, ready to discuss! Both book discussions will take place in the Salem cafeteria.


There will be a Valentine's Sale on Friday February 12th during all lunch periods. Items for sale will range from $1-$5. Volunteers are needed to help during all lunch periods. If you would like to help, please contact Julie Coren / or Sherry Srivastava /

SALEM'S ARCADE FUNDRAISER: Mark your calendar now: FRIDAY,MARCH 4th!

Join us for an evening full of games, prizes, music and food! To help plan for this event and volunteer, please contact Marina Torio / This is not a drop off event.
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STEM NIGHT: Wednesday, March 30th

STEM night is coming to Salem! We are looking forward to engaging Salem students in exciting, hands-on activities dealing with the fun and powerful world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Mark your calendars. STEM night will be Wednesday, March 30th from 7-8:30pm. We are looking for volunteers. Please contact Catherine Kokkalakis / or Debbie Radinsky /  


If you would like to participate on the Nominating Committee to help establish the Salem HSA Executive Board Slate for the 2016-17 school year, please contact Liz Greilsheimer (917 903-4044 or This is a very short commitment of your time. This slate will be presented to the Salem community at the April 2016 HSA meeting. *Please note that if you are interested in being nominated for a position on the Salem HSA Executive Board, you may not serve on the Nominating Committee. 

Picture BIRTHDAY BOARD: Please Help Our Library!

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 /

SALEM SOCIAL: Save the Date: April 8th at 7:30PM

We look forward to seeing you all there! Please join the Social Chairs Melissa Khalil and Alyson Zekowski for the first meeting on January 21st. The first official meeting to start planning the Salem Social is on Thursday, January 21st at 11AM at the home of Alyson Zekowski---48 Homewood Place, Manhasset. All are encouraged and welcome to attend! We hope that we see many faces!


Turn Markers into Energy

We are extending the Crayola ColorCycle program. We will run it through out the year! Please continue to bring in your used markers. As part of district-wide Green Week (February 1-5), South Salem Elementary School is collecting used markers for Crayola ColorCycle, an innovative program that turns used markers into renewed energy. We are collecting any and all used markers - even non-Crayola brands - that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more and will help to keep tons of plastic out of landfills. Please help support our efforts by sending in any used markers with your children or by bringing them to the main office where a drop-off box is located. Thank you in advance for participating! Questions? Please contact Meghan Getting-Straesser 646-287-4880/ or Sara Federlein 917-678-6667/


SEPTA presents Creative Chefs

An adaptive cooking class for tweens (grades 6-9).
Tues. 6-7:30pm starting in March 2016
Email for an application.
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SEPTA and PWPL present Creative Readers at the PWPL

An inclusive literary enrichment program for K-5th graders.
Email for an application.
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The Red Party

Join HEARTS for an evening of live jazz, hors d'oeuvres, and wine on February 10th at the Hempstead House to celebrate the arts in our community. All proceeds benefit our mission to support the arts in the Port Washington. RSVP by February 1st. Visit our website at


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FEB 2016


Thursday, February 11
5th Grade Gymnastics Show


Friday, February 12
Valentine's Day Sale
Salem Cafeteria


Monday, February 15-Friday, February 19


Friday, March 4
Salem Arcade
5th Grade Fundraiser
Salem Cafeteria and Gym


PW Community Flyers

Birthday Book Donation