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Thursday, September 13, 2018 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB Special to The Press in Columns

Changes in scheduled events for WSE parents, guardians and students

Due to the air quality issues at Western Salisbury Elementary School, picture day will now be held Oct. 9.

The open house for grades kindergarten through grade two has been postponed until further notice. More information will follow when students are back home at WSE.

Speaking of the relocation to Salisbury Middle School and Harry S Truman Elementary School, can I just say how fantastic the staff and administration at SMS and HST have been to the WSE staff and students? They have shared their rooms, supplies and even bought us treats. Thank you so much to SMS and HST. It just shows how much of a family the Salisbury Township School District really is.

And to the parents who are wondering how their students are adjusting, I can speak for the third to fifth graders since I am working with them, and say, extremely well. They are learning the layout of the building (as the teachers are as well) and loving having lunch in the huge cafeteria, gym class in the gigantic gym and for those with older siblings at SMS, they love seeing them in the hall. So, have no fear Mom and Dad, your students are in good hands.

The Salisbury Class of 2019 is holding a fundraiser selling Little Caesars pizza kits and cookie dough. If you don’t know any seniors, go onto, click on “Products,” then “Shop.” Use code 353958 for Salisbury to get the order. Orders are due by Sept. 18 and will be delivered Oct. 1.

Sept. 14 will be an early dismissal day for Salisbury schools. Salisbury High School and SMS will dismiss 12:15 p.m. while WSE and HST will dismiss 1 p.m.

SHS will hold a dual enrollment meeting 6 p.m. Sept. 20, which will be immediately followed by open house 6:45 p.m. Don’t you just love open house? I love to meet the teachers who have to deal with, I mean, get the honor of teaching my kids every day. I like to put faces with names and to see what other students are in class with them. Come on out, there are usually cookies and juice!

SMS will hold a book fair Sept. 24 to 28.

The next school board meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the administration building. The next curriculum and technology meeting will be 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the administration building.

Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church will hold a Pioneer Band concert 1 p.m. Sept. 16. Bring your lawn chairs.

Salisbury Township will begin its fall branch collection Sept. 17 and continue through Sept. 21. Branches cannot be longer than 5 feet and must be thinner than 5 inches in diameter. They can be bundled in twine or placed in an open container without a lid. Place branches by the curb after 6 p.m. Sept. 16.

The Devonshire drop-off is open Sept. 15 and 18. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.” Roger Maris