The first weeks of school have arrived and they are pretty busy. Get ready to fill out all that back-to-school paperwork.
I’ll start with the good news: All Salisbury Township schools are closed Sept. 2 and 5 to observe Labor Day.
Salisbury Middle School will host the first open house in the district 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 followed by picture day Sept. 13.
Next is Western Salisbury Elementary School with open house for grades kindergarten, first and second 7 p.m. Sept. 13 and picture day Sept. 14.
The first day of school is fast approaching and I have not bought one school supply. I think I am in denial like my kids.
Student orientation for students in grades kindergarten, sixth and ninth will be held Aug. 29 in their respective buildings. Busing and lunch will be provided.
Salisbury High School will provide a Macbook workshop after orientation for any new high school student to familiarize them with the school computers, printing and portal.
Transportation is not provided home after the workshop.
The first day of school for all students will be Aug. 30.
The Salisbury High School girls soccer team is hosting a flapjack fundraiser breakfast 8 to 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at Applebee’s, Hamilton Boulevard in Trexlertown.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from any soccer player or at the door.
If you are ready to start school shopping, the elementary and middle schools have supply lists by grade level on their websites which can be very helpful. Many stores have already started their school sales, so as sad as it seems, it is not a bad idea to start early.
As I walked through a local retailer last week to buy some items for my son’s grad party, I almost fell over when I saw they started putting up the back-to-school section.
I yelled “NOOOO” and averted my eyes but the damage was done; I had seen it. How dare they invade my summer with thoughts of school?
Summer is too short, so my advice is enjoy it while it’s here and stay away from the first two aisles at a certain store.
The Salisbury Falcon Football Classic will tee off 1:30 p.m. July 16 at Wedgewood Golf Course, Coopersburg.
This annual fundraiser benefits the athletes in a variety of ways to help advance the Salisbury football program.
If you are interested in participating or have questions, contact head coach Andrew Cerco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2016 Salisbury Township playground program is up and running for the summer. The dates are weekdays 9 a.m. to noon and Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 20 to July 29.
There will be programs at Green Acres, Lindberg, Devonshire and Laubach parks. The program is open for township students entering first grade through age 12 and registration forms are available at each park.
As I dropped my son off for his last day of high school today, I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic and emotional (yes, I am tearing up as I write this).
The baccalaureate service June 2 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown was so beautiful. There were seniors singing, reading scripture and at the end, they all stood, introduced themselves and announced their plans for the future.
Okay everyone, start running “Pomp and Circumstance” through your head…… Can you believe it is that time already? I can’t, because my son will be marching down that aisle this year.
Time flies. I still remember him being so excited to get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten. And now he is even more excited to see those 13 years at Salisbury Township School District come to an end.
Testing, testing, testing. The PSSAs are over and now we have the Keystone exams.
I’ll start with the middle school information. Those students in the eighth grade algebra 1 class will take the algebra 1 Keystone exam May 18 and 19 during the regular school day.
I have some exciting news! The Salisbury High School marching band has been invited to perform at the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla. Jan. 2, 2017. Would you like to support the Salisbury Music Association and help send our band to the Outback Bowl? Do you like to play bingo?