Salisbury Press

Friday, November 16, 2018

EASTERN SALISBURY COLUMN

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by SARAH TAKACS Special to The Press in Columns

Harry S Truman Elem. School Book Fair runs through Nov. 2

Well here we are, the end of the first marking period. With that usually means shorter days are coming and the air gets a little cooler….sounds about right for this year.

The Harry S Truman Elementary School Book Fair is in full swing! This year it will run until Nov. 2. Students will visit during their regular library time. Parents can shop 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Please note credit cards are not accepted, but cash and check are gladly accepted for book purchases. Profits from the book fair help purchase HST library books.

On Nov. 2, HST and Western Salisbury Elementary School will dismiss 1 p.m. Please note they are the only schools to dismiss early.

The monthly HST PTO meeting will be 7 p.m. Nov. 5. Child care is provided by the Salisbury High School Key Club during the meeting.

On Nov. 6, all Salisbury Township schools will be closed for a professional development day.

On Nov. 9, all HST parents and guardians are invited to Thanksgiving dinner with their students. There is a charge for parents and guardians. For times, please refer to the invitation sent home with your student, as lunch times have been adjusted.

In order to attend, you must RSVP by Nov. 7, with the name(s) of those attending. Please note outside food is not permitted for this day.

On Nov. 12, HST will hold its annual Veterans Day assembly to honor those who have served. If you have a loved one you would like to have honored, please reply with the paperwork that was sent home with your student.

On Nov. 11, the Salisbury Falcon Twirlers will hold their annual Designer Purse Bingo fundraiser at Salisbury Middle School. Please support the twirlers with their fundraising efforts by attending this event. This year’s bingo will feature Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley purses, Thirty-One bags and a basket raffle. Advance tickets can be pre-ordered by contacting Heather at salisburytwirlingbooster@gmail.com. Doors open noon, bingo starts 1 p.m.

The Salisbury Music Association will hold a fundraiser at the Trexlertown Friendly’s 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13. SMA will receive 10 percent of all purchases during this time. Bring your family, friends and co-workers.

Looking forward, please note both HST and WSE will dismiss early Nov. 15 through Nov. 20 for parent teacher conferences. SMS will also dismiss 12:15 p.m. Nov. 15 through Nov. 20 for parent teacher conferences.

Reminder that Daylight Savings time ends Nov. 4; don’t forget to set your clocks.

Veterans Day is observed Nov. 12 and all township offices will be closed. A huge thank you to all the veterans who have served to protect our country.

The Franko Farm yard waste dropoff site will be open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 and 13.

The Salisbury Township Public Works Department has begun the curbside vacuum leaf collection.

The collection began in the First Ward (east) and will continue westward through mid-to-late December, weather permitting. Residents are asked to place their leaves along the edge of the road.

To facilitate the vacuum leaf pickup, keep all vehicles away from the area where leaves are piled.

For the residents’ convenience, the township will post leaf crew location and general direction of collection each Friday throughout the leaf season at www.salisburytownshippa.org.

The location will also be posted in the township office.