PTF Updates

October 12, 2017
thanks

Thank you to everyone who helped out with Grandparent’s Day!

We want to celebrate the season of thanks. Tell us what you are thankful for!

You can email ptf@salemchristian.org with your response. We look forward to celebrating all the things Salem Christian School has to be thankful for!

 

 

 

 

September 28, 2017
Chiz Rider Concert:
This Friday, September 29 th at 12:45pm.

 

Would you like to volunteer?
We have multiple opportunities for you to connect with other parents and volunteer at the school. We would love to have you!! Here is a list of upcoming events and their coordinators. Please feel free to reach out and get connected.

 

Elementary Literacy Night
Coordinator: Kerri Longacre

 

Elementary Christmas Store
Coordinator: Lori Rice

 

Refreshments for Christmas Program and the Fine Arts Program
Coordinator: Laurel Fanning

 

Teacher Appreciation Week
Coordinator: Alicia Filling

 

Box Tops for Education
Coordinator: Sandy Pruitt

 

Feedback
Do you have an idea of how you would like to volunteer, but are not seeing that opportunity listed? Let us know! What do you enjoy? When are you free? Do you enjoy crafts? Do you bake? Do you organize? Are you a “get it done” person? Do you enjoy helping in the classrooms? In whatever way you enjoy helping, we can find a spot for you! Feel free to email  ptf@salemchristian.org

 

September 8, 2017

September 8. 2017
Room Parents:
Emails were sent out Tuesday, but there are several parents who have not yet responded. If you didn’t receive an email and you were interested in being a room parent, please email us. We can forward you the information. We are still in need of a parent to volunteer for 7th and 11th grades.

Grandparent’s Day:
We are in need of a coordinator for our yearly Grandparent’s Day luncheon. This is a very special day for the grandparents and we are hopeful that someone will step forward to volunteer. The luncheon is scheduled to take place on October 6th. If you are interested, please email ptf@salemchristian.org or contact Darlene Misselbeck at 713-703-4987 for more details.

Chiz Rider Concert:
The PTF is working with Ms. Koehler to bring Chiz Rider to Salem Christian School on Friday, September 29th at 12:45pm. We are excited for our students to witness such an amazing Christian performer! Chiz is an extremely talented trumpet player.  If you are unfamiliar with Chiz, feel free to check out his website at http://chizrider.com/  If you are available 9/29 at 12:45pm, we welcome you to join us!

Email:
Please feel free to email the Parent Teacher Fellowship at ptf@salemchristian.org

 

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Athletic Updates

This page is dedicated to keep you informed of what is happening in the athletic department at Salem Christian School. Our athletic program is a strong part of our pursuit to be the best Christian school in the Lehigh Valley.


June 7, 2018
Summer is quickly approaching and all are athletes are encouraged to do what they can to improve their game. Many local colleges offer training camps to help athletes enhance their skills which in turn makes our teams here at Salem stronger. Just a reminder that all varsity players next year will need to turn in their PIAA physical before they are allowed to play or practice. Please be sure to take care of this matter over the summer.
Work on the gym continues as the athletic department looks forward to playing on a new floor with new bleachers and lights. We are in need of a middle school boys’ and girls’ soccer coach. Salem is also looking for a varsity boys head coach. If you or someone you know can help out please let us know.
Come on out and make some noise for your Salem Eagles

May 31, 2018
Summer is quickly approaching and all are athletes are encouraged to do what they can to improve their game. Many local colleges offer training camps to help athletes enhance their skills which in turn makes our teams here at Salem stronger. Just a reminder that all varsity players next year will need to turn in their PIAA physical before they are allowed to play or practice. Please be sure to take care of this matter over the summer.
Work on the gym continues as the athletic department looks forward to playing on a new floor with new bleachers and lights. We are in need of a middle school boys’ and girls’ soccer coach. Salem is also looking for a varsity boys head coach. If you or someone you know can help out please let us know.
Come on out and make some noise for your Salem Eagles.

May 10, 2018
This week the ACCAC playoffs began with all three of Salem’s teams qualifying for the playoffs. In baseball, Salem traveled to Westmont but could not put enough runs on the board and lost to Westmont. The middle school girls attempted to dethrone the defending champions from Coventry but in the end Coventry was too strong and repeated as champions. The varsity girls were on the road to Valley Forge but injuries took their toll as they succumbed to the patriots in the first round of the playoffs.
The athletic awards banquet is this Friday at 6:30 and it is a time where we reflect on all the accomplishments from this past season. Work on the gym continues as the athletic department looks forward to playing on a new floor with new bleachers and lights. We are in need of a middle school boys’ and girls’ soccer coach. Salem is also looking for a varsity boys head coach. If you or someone you know can help out please let us know.
Come on out and make some noise for your Salem Eagles.

May 3, 2018 

The season is rapidly coming to a close and with warmer weather our teams are getting to play. The varsity boys Lost to Valley Forge and Westmont before cruising past Concord as the offense was hitting on all cylinders. The middle school boys finally were able to play a game as they lost in a slug fest with Valley Forge. The middle school girls have positioned themselves for a chance to make the championship game when they tied Valley Forge on Tuesday. They will need a win over Calvary to be able to advance to the finals. The varsity girls are getting banged up but pulled out a win over TEACH before losing in the final seconds to Valley Forge on Tuesday. Thursday the girls’ soccer teams travel to Calvary while baseball takes on Upper Bucks.
Work on the gym continues as the athletic department looks forward to playing on a new floor with new bleachers and lights. We are still in need of a groundskeeper for baseball and a middle school boys’ soccer coach for this fall. Salem is also looking for a varsity boys head coach. If you or someone you know can help out please let us know.
Come on out and make some noise for your Salem Eagles.

April 26, 2018

The varsity boys have posted their first winning streak of the season with back to back wins over Upper Bucks and Westmont. The win over Upper Bucks was a walk off bottom of the seventh double that led to the victory. The middle school girls tied Upper Bucks while the varsity girls squeezed out a win over the Bucks.
The season continues this week with the boys playing Lincoln Charter and Valley Forge. The girls will play Coventry on Friday.
Work on the gym continues as the athletic department looks forward to playing on a new floor with new bleachers and lights. We are still in need of a groundskeeper for baseball and a middle school boys’ soccer coach for this fall. Salem is also looking for a varsity boys head coach. If you or someone you know can help out please let us know. Come on out and make some noise for your Salem Eagles.

April 12, 2018

Finally! The weather turned enough so that one of our teams could play. The varsity boy’s baseball team welcomed Shenandoah Valley for our home opener and while the results were not what we wanted it was good to see our team play. Thursday soccer will finally kick off with games against Upper Bucks, while on Friday baseball plays Valley Forge and soccer travels to Coventry.
The athletic department would like to recognize Coach Green for his years of service as the head coach of the boys’ varsity team. Coach Green put a lot of time and effort into making our boys team a respected District 11 team including capturing our first ever district playoff win in basketball. He did a great job on representing Salem and more importantly Jesus Christ. Coach Green is resigning and will be missed.
We are still in need of a groundskeeper for baseball and a middle school boy’s soccer coach for this fall. Salem is also looking for a varsity boys head coach. If you or someone you know can help out please let us know. Come on out and make some noise for your Salem Eagles.

 

February 8, 2018

On Monday the varsity girls hosted the Lions from Faith Sellersville and in a well-played game by both teams the Lions from Faith were tamed by your Salem Eagles. Thursday is a rematch with Kings, while the varsity girls travel to Lincoln Charter. Friday is senior night and features a Super Bowl rematch between the Patriots and Eagles. Come on out and honor our seniors for their years of service in our athletic program. Saturday could be a District 11 playoff preview as Weatherly visits the Concrete Palace for a varsity girl’s game.

Next week starts the ACCAC playoffs with the varsity having home games on Tuesday against a TBD opponent.

Salem is in need of a middle school boys’ soccer coach and a groundskeeper for the upcoming season. If you have interest or know of somebody please let the school know. This year the snack stand will be selling Chick-fil-A calendars for $8.00. Let’s make the Concrete Palace rock as you make some noise for your home team, the Salem Eagles!


February 1, 2018
The Blue Devils of Shenandoah Valley invaded the Concrete Palace on Saturday and were able to earn a split in this District 11 contest. The varsity girls ran out of gas before succumbing to the Lady Devils but the varsity boys overcame some physical play to pull out a huge win over the Blue Devils. On Tuesday the Lady Eagles visited Perkiomen Prep and were able to pull away in a tightly contested game.

Thursday is make-up game day as the boys travel to Brandywine. Friday is rival night as your Salem Eagles will be playing Lehigh. This Saturday the varsity boys host Panther Valley. Next week is the last week before playoffs and you will have plenty of opportunities to watch your Salem Eagles. Monday Kings Academy comes in but since they lack a varsity girl’s team, Faith Sellersville will be here for a 7:30 tip off. Tuesday the Panthers from Bethlehem come prowling in for a middle school boy’s game. Thursday is a rematch with Kings, while the varsity girls travel to Lincoln Charter. Friday is senior night and features a Super Bowl rematch between the Patriots and Eagles. Saturday could be a District 11 playoff preview as Weatherly visits the Concrete Palace for a varsity girls game. Salem is in need of a middle school boys’ soccer coach and a groundskeeper for the upcoming season. If you have interest or know of somebody please let the school know. This year the snack stand will be selling Chick-Fil-A calendars for $8.00. Let’s make the Concrete Palace rock as you make some noise for your home team, the Salem Eagles!

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January 4, 2018

While you were enjoying the festivities of the Christmas season, your Salem eagles were kept busy in their quest to qualify for the District 11 playoffs. Last week the varsity girls hosted MMI Prep and came away with a convincing win. The varsity boys played in a round robin tournament at Calvary. On Thursday the boys lost to Christopher Dock but rebounded nicely with a convincing win over host Calvary on Friday.
This week the middle school girls travel to Calvary while all four teams will be traveling to Concord on Friday. Our next home games are Tuesday when arch rival Lehigh comes to town and on Friday when West Chester pays a visit. Stay warm.
Salem is in need of a middle school boys’ soccer coach and a groundskeeper for the upcoming season. If you have interest or know of somebody please let the school know. This year the snack stand will be selling Chick-fil-A calendars for $8.00.
Let’s make the Concrete Palace rock as you make some noise for your home team, the Salem Eagles!

December 21, 2017
On Saturday Nativity paid a visit to the Concrete Palace and came away with victories in an early season match up of two District 11 schools but it was nice to have a decent crowd for an early Saturday afternoon game. On Monday it was Bear season in Quakertown with your Eagles swooping in and sweeping Quakertown Christian. Tuesday night was deer season as the Bucks from Upper Bucks visited Salem. Upper Bucks won the middle school games but the varsity teams from Salem prevailed in this northern division match up of the ACCAC.
Thursday it’s a battle of the birds as Coventry pays a visit to the Concrete Palace. Over the Christmas break the varsity teams will be playing as well. The varsity girls will have a home game against MMI Prep and will travel to Lincoln Charter for key District 11 game. The varsity boys will be playing back to back nights at Calvary with games against Christopher Dock and Calvary.
The coaches and players of the Salem Athletic Department wish all of you a Merry Christmas and thank you for all the support you have shown us.
Salem is in need of a middle school boys’ soccer coach and a groundskeeper for the upcoming season. If you have interest or know of somebody please let the school know. Christmas is only 4 days away and the athletic department is making available some athletic wear to help support our teams which can be purchased in time for Christmas. Please see the link below. This year the snack stand will be selling Chick-fil-A calendars for $8.00 and with Christmas around the corner these would make a great gift for family and friends. Let’s make the Concrete Palace rock as you make some noise for your home team, the Salem Eagles!

November 9, 2017

Basketball is getting ready to tip off soon with the first games scheduled for December 8 th and 9 th at Conestoga for their tournament. December 19 th is the first night when all four Salem teams play. You can find the basketball schedule on the athletic page of the school website.
This year the snack stand will be selling Chick-Fil-A calendars for $8.00 and with Christmas around the corner these would make a great gift for family and friends. This year let’s make the Concrete Palace rock as you make some noise for your home team the Salem Eagles!

October 12, 2017

Last week the varsity boys traveled to Brandywine for their first night game of the season, but while playing hard came up short. On Saturday the volleyball teams traveled to Berks Christian and in the end it was a clean sweep for Salem. Tuesday saw a rematch with Lehigh and LCA. The middle school teams could not shake the Columbus Day blues as both teams were defeated by the Mustangs of LCA. The varsity teams won handily including our first sweep over Lehigh in soccer in over five years.
Thursday is Dig Pink night against Calvary and we encourage all of our fans to come on out and support our team and those ladies who have battled breast cancer. Friday Salem travels to Upper Bucks for their homecoming and on Saturday the varsity girls look to solidify their number three ranking in District 11 with a game against Catasauqua. The ACCAAC playoffs start next week. The middle school girls should have a home playoff game on Monday, while the varsity girls will have a home game on Tuesday. The varsity soccer team will also play on Tuesday but their place is to be determined.
As always come on out and make some noise for your Salem Eagles. In case you were wondering the first basketball game is in 57 days. Christmas is only 74 days away but who is counting?

September 28, 2017
September is drawing to a close but this last week of September remains busy for your Salem Eagles.

On Monday the varsity teams visited the Knights of Warren Tech and both Salem teams prevailed. Tuesday the varsity boys won their second straight game with a convincing league win over Kings Academy. The middle school boys continue to play hard but being down in numbers ran out of gas against Valley Forge.

Thursday Salem hits the road again with the middle school boys taking on Westmont, the varsity girls playing Catty, and the varsity boys going to Notre Dame. Friday Salem welcomes the teams from Lehigh in key divisional match ups.

In case you were wondering the first basketball game is in 71 days. Christmas is only 88 days away, but who is counting?

September 21, 2017

Monday was a clash between the Eagles from Coventry and your Salem Eagles. The soccer teams played hard but proved no match for Coventry, while the volleyball teams cruised to victories. On Tuesday the varsity teams traveled to West Chester where the girls brought out the broom but the boys failed to pick up their first league victory losing by one.Thursday the Salem soccer teams travel to Faith Roseto and Friday it’s a ladies night out as they head to Fairview. Next week the action continues with varsity road games to Warren Tech on Monday. Tuesday Valley Forge pays a visit in middle school soccer followed by Kings Academy for the varsity. Thursday middle school soccer travels to Westmont, while the varsity teams play Catty in volleyball and Notre Dame in soccer. Friday brings the teams home as they all are in action against Lehigh.

As always come on out and make some noise for your Salem Eagles. In case you were wondering the first basketball game is in 79 days.

September 14, 2017
Saturday afternoon saw a decent crowd come out to cheer on your Salem Eagles as they clashed with two key District 11 opponents. The girls played hard and held their own against Nativity in what amounted to a rematch of last year’s playoffs. In the end Nativity was able to pull away but it was an exciting match, which could have used some more noise from our fans. The boys were able to hang with Weatherly for a half but ran out of steam in losing.
Monday the soccer teams were on the road but lost to Quakertown Christian and Kings Academy. Tuesday brought in Concord for our volleyball teams and the Minutemen went home in a sweep by both teams. Soccer took on Calvary for middle school but again lack of numbers played a factor as they lost. The varsity boys recorded their first win by defeating TEACH.
Thursday Faith of Fairless Hills takes on our varsity soccer team and on Friday all four teams travel to Valley Forge. Next week bring road games at Coventry, West Chester Christian, Faith Christian Roseto and Fairview Christian. You can check out where Salem stands in the ACCAC by using the link on the athletic page to reach the league website. As always come on out and make some noise for your Salem Eagles.

 

 

Parent Teacher Fellowship

Our private Christian school offers significant opportunities for parents to make a difference in their children’s educational environment. For more information about Salem Christian School’s PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship) chair at PTF@salemchristian.org.
If you are looking to sign-up, the PTF has created an online ability for you to sign up for.  And, they will get back to you.
The parent-teacher relationship is central to life at Salem Christian School.  The PTF  exemplifies the desire to connect parents and the school so that Salem Christian School fosters an environment where each child flourishes.

Each family enrolled at Salem Christian School is a member of the PTF.  Parents serve in classrooms, participate on committees, plan events, and coordinate projects. This active involvement ensures the continued excellence of the academic and enrichment environments for our students.

Purpose

  • To promote and conduct itself with in the SCS vision statement: To assist parents in developing a God-centered worldview in their children by providing a vibrant education and spiritual environment where Godly character and unity in Christ can flourish, thereby enabling students to serve God and impact the world through biblical thought and action.
  • To provide a structure in which parents and staff can work together to achieve the purposes of the School. And is comprised of Volunteer parents who desire to serve the staff, students and their families in a way that glorifies Christ.  As such, the PTF should conduct itself in light of the vision, objectives and desires of Salem Christian School.
  • To encourage fellowship and connectedness for all families of SCS.

Objectives

  • Strengthen the unity among parents/students/staff
  • Encourage and support educational activities
  • To provide an opportunity for the parents to serve in the ministry of the school through leadership, participation, prayer and encouragement of one another.
  • Further develop the educational resources and enhancements of the school that yearly tuition does not cover.

Here is a list of SCS PTF events:

 

  • Room Parents
  • New Student Orientation
  • Back to School nights (EL, MS, HS)
  • Picture Day
  • Christmas Concert
  • Grandparents Day
  • Parent Connections Night
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Book Fairs
  • Elementary Christmas Store
  • Fine arts evening
  • SCS Fair
  • Fun Fridays

Fund Raising: EL Christmas Store, SCS Fair, Box tops & Fun Fridays

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E. I. Tax Credit

Educational Improvement Tax Credit

Businesses

EITC Guidelines

Tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization.

EITC
Click here for an EITC brochure.

Business Application Timeline

  • May 15 – Business applicants who have fulfilled their 2-year commitment and wish to reapply in FY 14/15 to renew their 2-year commitment.
  • May 15 – Businesses who are in the middle of their 2-year commitment.
  • July 1 – All other businesses including Pre-K business applications.

Pass-through entities, such as S-Corporations, Partnerships, LLCs, etc., can now apply the same day as C-Corporations. Applications must be submitted electronically using DCED’s Single Application for Assistance. Paper business applications will no longer be accepted. See the business application guide in the box above.

EITC Guidelines

Uses

Tax credits may be applied against the tax liability of a business for the tax year in which the contribution was made.

Funding

Tax credits equal to 75 percent of its contribution up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year. Can be increased to 90 percent of the contribution, if business agrees to provide same amount for two consecutive tax years. For contributions to Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organizations, a business may receive a tax credit equal to 100 percent of the first $10,000 contributed and up to 90 percent of the remaining amount contributed up to a maximum credit of $200,000 annually.

Eligibility

Businesses authorized to do business in Pennsylvania who are subject to one or more of the following taxes:

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institution Tax
  • Insurance Company Law of 1921
  • Personal Income Tax of S corporation shareholders or Partnership partners

Terms

An approved company must provide proof to DCED within 90 days of the notification letter that the contribution was made within 60 days of the notification letter. Tax credits not used in the tax year the contribution was made may not be carried forward or carried back and are not refundable or transferable.

How to Apply

Businesses

Pennsylvania businesses can begin applying for EITC credits through DCED’s electronic single application system. DCED will no longer require applicants to mail the signed signature page.

The business application guide explains the process of applying. Tax credit applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis by day submitted. All applications received on a specific day will be processed on a random basis before moving on to the next day’s applications. Applications will be approved until the amount of available tax credits is exhausted.

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