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WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN The last day of school is June 12

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB Special to The Press in Columns

It’s here – the last day of school! No more lunches to pack, no more dragging kids out of bed at 6 a.m. and flagging down the bus driver as my son puts on his shoes. No more asking “Do you have homework?” “Is your homework finished?” Oh wait, this is about the kids, right?

June 11 is an early dismissal. Salisbury High School and Salisbury Middle School will dismiss 12:15 p.m. and Harry S Truman and Western Salisbury elementary schools will dismiss 1 p.m.

The last day of school is June 12. SHS and SMS will dismiss 10:30 a.m. and HST and WSE will dismiss the students for the summer 11:15 a.m. Happy summer to all the kids and parents.

Now that your kiddies are home for the summer, what are they going to do?

The Wildlands Conservatory in Emmaus has summer camps for all ages. Camps start at age three with parent and child camps and range all way to class es for sixth grade and up. There are half-day or full-day camps with topics like Wildlife Warriors, Water’s Edge or Realm of the Forest. Camps are held at the Emmaus campus or on Sand Island in Bethlehem. Check out the website at for more information.

Salisbury cheerleaders are selling Wawa hoagie tickets. To purchase your ticket for a Wawa Shortie, contact Coach Paula at or Coach Lisa at Tickets will be sold until June 15 on a first come, first served basis.

There will be a school board meeting at the administration building 7:30 p.m. June 13.

The Devonshire drop-off is open June 16 and 19. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Recreation Director Genny Baillie has announced the dates of the summer playground program, which will be June 18 through July 27. Township children who are entering first grade through age 12 are eligible to participate. Program hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings.

The playground program includes a number of outdoor activities including arts and crafts, a soccer clinic, a basketball clinic, movie nights and regular visits to the parks from the Allentown Public Library book van for students to check out books.

Registration forms are available on the township website

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