Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick or Treat

Kindergarten through second grade at Salter enjoyed Thursday morning Trick or Treating around the school. The students were able to wear their costumes and enjoyed getting candy for Halloween.

Kindergarten Visits the Pumpkin Patch

Kindergarten enjoyed a day at Sunshine Farms Pumpkin Patch. The students learned a lot at the educational barn and had an old fashioned duck race. At the petting farm the students were able to feed and pet all the farm animals. To end a great day, the students enjoyed a hayride and chance to pick their own pumpkin.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Smokey the Bear

On Tuesday October 13, 2009, the students at Salter enjoyed a visit from Smokey the Bear. Smokey made his visit in honor of "Fire Prevention Week." Thanks Smokey for your visit.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Talladega City Schools Parent EXTRAVAGANZA

"Families and Schools - Perfect Partners!"
October 20, 2009
Talladega High School
5:45 p.m. Registration
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
All PreK-12 Parents invited
THS Band Pre-Show, Informative Sessions, Door Prizes, Information tables
Keynote Speaker: Juvenile Judge Ryan Rumsey
Don't miss this important event!
For more information.....
call 315-5888 or visit

The Leadership Talladega Team

The Leadership Talladega Team visited Salter School on October 7. They represented Talladega Super Speedway, The City of Talladga, Citizens BMC, The Chamber of Commerce, several area banks, and other local business groups. Dressed in their red Salter School t-shirts, the Student Ambassadors led a tour of our school covering subjects such as the Student Ambassador jobs, our 50th birthday, the art murals, our school making AYP, parent involvement, the Book Fair, our "Extra Extra Read All About It" bulletin board, the Hard Work Cafe, our vegetable garden, Kaboom Day artwork, the pond we plan to build on October 22, and many other wonderful facts about our school. The team ended their tour with a birthday celebration in the lunchroom complete with cake and party decorations. Salter School will be 50 years old this year. We enjoyed their visit so much!

Monday, September 28, 2009

BBQ Sale

BBQ sale begins September 30th through October 13.

Kaboom Play Day

Kaboom is a non-profit organization that helps communities build playgrounds and encourages play. Salter was invited by Kaboom to participate in a "play day" on September 25,2009. Play days are outdoor events that celebrate play. Salter was one of only 4 play days in Alabama.

Thank you Ms. Gaskin for coordinating this fun filled day for everyone.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Daisy the Cow - SouthWest Dairy Farmers

SouthWest Dairy Farmers provided a delightful visit with Daisy the cow to students at C. L. Salter Elementary School. Students learned that milk contains many nutrients such as niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and protein. We also learned about the unique digestive system of Daisy and that she has four stomachs. Students enjoyed seeing Daisy in the milking parlor which is a 32 - foot dairy classroom that transports Daisy to schools and fairs.

Book Fair

Wish you were here..........
Book Fair
Theme: "Read Around the World"
C. L. Salter Elementary School
October 5-9, 2009
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Books take you places near and far......
We encourage you to drop by the library and visit the Book Fair.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Faculty Meeting

Mrs. Griffin going over test data from last year's scores.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

School Begins

Monday, August 10, 2009

Classes will begin for all students at C. L. Salter School. Students should report to the lunchroom and wait to be dismissed by their homeroom teacher. Our faculty and staff have worked throughout the summer to make this day a wonderful success for the students.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Orientation Times

Kindergarten - August 6th - 4:00 p.m.

1st and 2nd Grade - August 6th - 4:00 p.m.

3rd and 4th Grade - August 6th - 5:00 p.m.

5th and 6th Grade - August 6th - 5:00 p.m.

Parents are invited to meet with their child's teacher for an orientation meeting. You will report to your child's classroom. This meeting is not drop in. You will need to be there at the beginning time and stay until the ending time for your grade level. This is an important time for parents to fill out all needed paperwork. We also want to show off our new renovations!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Faculty Institute

August 5th, 2009
The schedule is as follows for Salter faculty on Institute Day:
8:00 - Harwell Auditorium - Institute
8:30 - Program begins
11:00 - lunch
1:00 - R. L. Young - Blood Borne Pathogens Workshop
2:00 - Salter Faculty Meeting
Additional information will be posted at a later date.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Talladega Speedway

Congratulations to the entire Salter student body for their hard work during SAT 10, ARMT, and dibels.  The students were treated to a fun filled day at the Talladega Speedway. Loud cheers of excitement could be heard as the pace car sped passed the students with six of Salter's bravest teachers inside.

6th Graders Visit J.S.U.

Mrs. Bostick's and Mrs. Romine's sixth grade classes had a very informational visit to the campus of Jacksonville State University.  The students were shown all around the campus and encouraged by the tour guides to study hard and keep their grades up! The trip ended with the students enjoying a meal together in the student commons area.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fourth Grade Science Fair

The fourth grade held its annual science fair recently and enjoyed the support of both students and parents. Winners from Mrs. Ensley's class were 1st place: Jae-Lyn Russ, 2nd place: Antwan Hawkins, and 3rd place: Malachi Gooden. Honorable mention was Sakija Whitson.

In Ms. Joiner's class the winners were 1st place: Kelsey McMeans, 2nd place: Kenya McGowan, and 3rd place: Jayme Sanders. Honorable mention was Justin Reynolds.

Good job fourth grade on all of your hard work!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Water Day

The Outdoor Classroom Committee did a marvelous job of planning the first ever Water Day at Salter. Students were challenged by faculty and staff to a game of kickball. Wow, can those teachers play a mean game of kickball! The score was 25 to 12 in favor of the teachers and faculty members. All the proceeds from the event will go towards the completion of Salter's Outdoor Classroom and bird sanctuary.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Professional Development Day

Thank you Ms. Ludwig and Mrs. Burton for teaching the Salter faculty the correct procedures of CPR.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Prize Patrol Visits Salter

Imagine the surprise to students, faculty, and staff as the "Talladega City Schools Prize Patrol" arrived on our campus.  The prize patrol came with drums, balloons, and a very large check to be presented to teachers receiving mini grants from the Talladega City Schools Foundation. Congratulations to Mrs. Ensley, Ms. Hare, Mrs. Thielker, and Mrs. Bentley for receiving grants for their classrooms.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Talladega City Schools Kindergarten Registration

Calling All 5 Year Olds to Harwell Auditorium
April 21, 2009    12:00-6:00 p.m.

*Birth Certificate
*Social Security Card
*Proof of Residence(utility bill)
*Immunization Record
*Child Being Registered
*Child must be 5 on or before September 1
*Assistance with BLue Slip
*Readiness Screening for Child
*Invitation to Visit School Site
*Public Library Card
*Info. About Summer Reading Program

Out of District Students are Tuition Free for 2009-2010

REGISTER for FREE Bicycle & School Supply Gift Card

Monday, February 23, 2009

"Build - A Book"

Salter's "Build -A- Book" family night brought families together to create their very own book.  We purchased "Klutz Build - a -Book" kits with Title I parent involvement funds.  This was our first time to promote this event and didn't know what to expect.  We could not believe how many families showed up! The entire cafeteria was filled with parents and students.  Build - A - Book night provided the perfect setting for family time at our school.  The teachers and families had lots of fun!  Thanks to Mrs. Griffin and Mr. Campbell for hosting this event for students and parents.

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Work in Progress

Thank you to Mr. Tommy Moorehead for the beautiful painting that has been added to the Salter lunchroom.  This project is being funded by a grant from the Heritage Hall Education Foundation. Be on the lookout! There is more to come with the Tuscan theme that has been chosen to make the lunchroom a more inviting place.

Talladega City Teacher of the Year Reception for Mrs. Clark

Sunday, February 8, 2009

"Klutz Build -A - Book" Family Night

A parent involvement night at Salter will be held on February 17, 2009 at 5:00.  "Build -a-Book Night" will be an opportunity for parents and students to work on a project together that can result in lasting memories for the family. This night is an extension of the Book Fair that was held in October.  All the materials needed for the project will be provided for the students. As an added bonus, Mrs. Smith will provide refreshments and door prizes. All parents are encouraged to come out and enjoy this great night of fun!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"The Principal's Principles"

GRATITUDE - Gratitude means being thankful for someone or something.  People who feel gratitude and say "thank you" regularly are happier. Gratitude has a boomerang effect, because the good feelings that start when you say "thank you," always seem to come back and make you feel better too. Remember, you are the only one who chooses how you think, feel and respond to a situation.  Every time you feel thankful and say "thank you," you are strengthening your gratitude attitude! And that helps fill our school and community with positive power!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

"Tar Wars"

The Career Tech students from the Health Science Technology class along with their teacher, Mrs. Stevens, came to present "Tar Wars" to the fifth grade students.  They discussed the negative effects of smoking, expense of smoking, and health concerns.  The fifth graders were very attentive and learned a lot from these students.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Science Fair 2009

Way to go sixth-grade students for your hard work and determination on the Science Fair. We had nine students to place in the competition: First Place - Kaleigh M. and Kaylee P.; Second Place - Terrence D., Kayla C., Ra'Vonne S., Channing G., Tamia M.; and Third Place - Reagan B., and Sidnetra C. These students are now preparing for the district competition.

"The Principal's Principles"

GOOD MANNERS - Good manners are polite ways of behaving or acting by showing consideration for others.  Polite words such as please, thank you, I'm sorry, and excuse me, make the world a happier place.  People with good manners express their gratitude to others.  When you receive a gift it is courteous to write a "Thank You" note to express your appreciation.  When you notice something that you like about another person it is showing Good Manners to give them a compliment such as "You are very good at math!" Good manners should also be used when you are eating in a restaurant or even the school cafeteria.  Remember to not talk with food in your mouth and to use your napkin to wipe your mouth during your meal. Make it a habit to use Good Manners each and every day at school or at home. 

Friday, January 23, 2009

Congratulations Mrs. Clark!

Congratulations to Mrs. Clark, 5th and 6th grade science teacher at Salter, for being selected as Talladega City Schools Teacher of the Year!  

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Presidential Inauguration 2009

I hope many of you were able to witness the Presidential Inauguration of our 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama and  Vice- President Joe Biden. This has truly been an historical day in our nation. Plan to use this day as one of learning more about the governmental process of our great nation.

"The Principal's Principle's"

Good Choices - Making a good choice means making the right decision and choosing to do something that results in the best outcome.  Have you ever heard of the saying "Look before you leap"? That is another way of saying that you should always try to imagine what would happen before you choose to do something. Good choices usually result in good consequences.  You should always think about what the result of your choice will be before committing an act.  The choices you make can mean consequences for others, as well as yourself.   In your own life, make sure that you make GOOD CHOICES, so that your actions don't have consequences that hurt others.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Goal Setting
Goal setting is choosing a result that you want to achieve and then making and following a plan that will help you accomplish it. A key to goal setting is to start with a realistic plan.  The best goal is one that is just outside of your reach, so you have to stretch and work in order to succeed.  Write down your goals and make a reasonable plan to follow them.  "Achieving great things takes great planning.  Excellence is never as accident."  Set goals that will help you achieve your best.  Colin Powell said: "If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters." Set your goals that will help you become whatever you want to be.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

"Coins For A Cure"

We are asking students and faculty at Salter Elementary to help the North Talladega County Relay For Life to collect "COINS FOR A CURE" and join communities across the nation in support of the American Cancer Society's goal to find a cure for cancer.  The classroom that raises the most money during January 12-23, 2009 will win a "Sherbert Party" for their classroom. This year's goal for North Talladega County is $72,000.  Let's do our part to help reach the county goal to find a cure for cancer.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

School Supplies

The Federal Correctional Institute shared school supplies with us. We felt like it was "Merry Christmas all over again! Angela Babbs and Gus Jenkins represented FCI and brought paper, glue, folders, school boxes, erasers, pencils, etc. At this time during the school year, many students are running low on school supplies, so we are very appreciative of their efforts!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ambassadors Visit The Talladega Healthcare Facility

"The Principle's Principals"

Friendship is a relationship between two or more people who enjoy being together.  Choose good friends who are respectful and kind and who will help you make good choices. Friends listen, care, trust, respect, and understand each other. They laugh, cry, play, work, and learn together.  Without friendship, the world would be a very lonely place.  Each day we should be challenged to make new friends. .  Maybe we could ask a new friend to sit beside us at lunch or choose a different friend to play with at recess.  Everybody needs a friend.  Always remember - The best way to have a good friend is to be a good friend.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Salter Art Contest Winners