Who is ready for Christmas? As usual, I am not.
As I write this, I have not written one card, wrapped one present or baked one cookie. But, hey, why should this year be any different than the rest. Have no fear, somehow it will all get done. Believe it or not, two years ago I was actually ready so early that our family went to the movies on Christmas Eve to see the new Star Wars movie. Miracles do happen.
The Salisbury High School Key Club will host its annual children’s holiday party 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at the entrance to the old gym.
All students at Harry S Truman and Western Salisbury elementary schools are invited. A flyer is available on the high school website with a RSVP form. Please return the form to your school office by Dec. 8 so an accurate count of those attending can be made.
All Salisbury Township schools will be closed Nov. 23, 24 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Keystone exams for some middle and high schoolers are right around the corner. The tests are scheduled to begin Dec. 4. Keep checking the high school website for updated test schedules.
The Salisbury Middle School winter concert featuring chorus, concert band and jazz band will be held Dec. 7.
“Almost, Maine” will be performed by the Salisbury High School Theatre Department 7 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 and 11 and 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Salisbury Falcon Twirlers will hold its annual designer purse and Longaberger basket bingo fundraiser Nov. 12 at Salisbury Middle School. Doors open noon and bingo begins 1 p.m. In addition to bingo, there will be raffles, door prizes and refreshments. For tickets and more information, contact email@example.com.
Trick or treat night in Salisbury Township is 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27.
The South Mall is also having a trick or treat event 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 28. If you are like me and live near the Emmaus border, their trick or treat night is 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. I don’t get many trick or treaters where I live, so if I get a few from Emmaus, I give them some candy if I have it.
Homecoming is right around the corner. If you are a Salisbury grad, why not come out to your old stomping grounds and support the football team? Who knows, you might run into some old classmates. The game starts 7 p.m. Oct. 13 versus Northern Lehigh. Actually, come out a little early, line the streets around the high school and watch the annual Homecoming parade. Go Falcons!
Keeping with Homecoming tradition, Salisbury High School will host the Homecoming dance 7 p.m. Oct. 14.
The third annual Salisbury community breakfast will take place 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 11. This event is open to all Salisbury residents, district employees and alumni. Held in the high school cafeteria, the menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. The breakfast is free but a reservation is required by Nov. 6 at www.salisburysd.org/breakfast. Sounds yummy!
The Salisbury Athletic Department will collect items at the football game Sept. 15 to ship to families in need due to the hurricanes in Texas and Florida. Just a few items on the list include clothes of all sizes, pet food, gift cards to restaurants, diapers, bedding and Home Depot gift cards. Any monetary donations will be used to buy Home Depot gift cards. Come out, enjoy the game and be a blessing to those in the path of those terrible storms.
By the time you are reading this, the first day of school will be over and your hands are probably hurting from filling out all those first week of school forms. Your high school and middle schoolers are happily tapping away on their new laptops and telling you which teachers they like and those they do not. If they are not on a laptop, it might be because you have not filled out the Agreement for Laptop Use (version A) and sent it in with a $50 check. Aaahh, the joys of the first week of school.
Can you believe that the first day of school is almost here?
I think I am in denial, or I’m just too busy with other things to even think about back to school. It has definitely been an eventful summer. Some good. Some bad. But school comes around, whether we are ready or not.
Aug. 28 is student orientation day for students in grades kindergarten, sixth and ninth. It is a nice day to get used to a new building, new rules and new schedule without all the older students filling the halls.