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.
The Salisbury girls varsity soccer team will hold a flapjack breakfast fundraiser at the Cedar Crest location of Applebee’s 8 to 10 a.m. Aug. 12. See a soccer player for tickets or buy them at the door.
The Salisbury Township Playground Day will be held July 26 at Lindberg Park, with the rain date July 27. Transportation will be provided from some parks. Hot dogs, games and prizes are all on the agenda. Additional information will be provided at all the park program venues.
Salisbury Township School District summer library hours continue 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Salisbury Middle School July 26 and the last day to borrow books will be Aug. 2.
The Allentown Public Library has a lot of fun summer activities to participate in.
An outdoor family story time is held 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. every Monday. Bring a blanket and enjoy.
“Build with a Bear” 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday allows participants to enjoy a building challenge with Library Bear.
“Build a Better Story Day” is where participants can learn techniques to improve storytelling talents 6 to 7:15 p.m. every Wednesday.
If your child loves to read, summer library hours will be available for students of the Salisbury Township School District. All hours are at Salisbury Middle School 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the following dates: June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26 and Aug. 2.
The last days of school are here!
Graduation will be held 6 p.m. June 7 at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St. Allentown. Entrance is by ticket only.
The last two days are early dismissals with the following schedule. On June 9, the high school and middle school dismiss 12:15 p.m. and the elementary schools dismiss 1 p.m. For the last day of the school year, June 12, the high school and middle school dismiss 10:30 a.m. and the elementary schools let out the kiddos 1:15 p.m. Let the summer begin!
The 2017 graduating class of Salisbury High School will hold commencement exercises 6 p.m. June 7 at Miller Symphony Hall. Admission is by ticket only. Congratulations graduates!
All Salisbury Township schools will be closed May 25, 26 and 29 in observance of Memorial Day.
Western Salisbury Elementary School students will be releasing the butterflies that have been growing and emerging from their cocoons the afternoon of June 2.
Salisbury Middle School chorus and band will perform their spring concert 7 p.m. May 11 in the middle school cafeteria.
May 12 will be a 1 p.m. dismissal for both Harry S Truman and Western Salisbury elementary schools. The middle and high schools dismiss at regular time.
The senior prom will be held at the Bethlehem SteelStacks this year 6 p.m. May 13.
The Salisbury Township School District art show will be held 5 to 8 p.m. May 10 at the high school. Art projects from students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be displayed in the gym. You will be amazed at the talented students we have in Salisbury.
The math section of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment testing will be administered April 25, 26 and 27 to Salisbury students in grades three to eight. The science section will be administered May 2 and 3 to students in fourth grade only.