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Wacky Wildlife Fall Fest Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

The PTA of Western Salisbury Elementary School is busy, busy.

The Scholastic book fair will run Oct. 18 to 21. Teachers will be taking their students during the day, it will be open during parent visitation for parents to stop in and if that isn’t enough time, it will also be open during the fall fest Oct. 21 so students and parents can shop together.

The Wacky Wildlife Fall Fest will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at WSE. There will be games, food, balloon art, a cake walk and much more.

Salisbury homecoming festivities planned

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Let the Homecoming festivities begin.

The weekend starts off 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 with the second annual homecoming parade. The route begins at Harry S Truman Elementary School and ends at the high school. After that, stick around for the football game against Pen Argyl 7 p.m.

Who is going to be crowned King and Queen this year? Last but not least, the homecoming dance is being held 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 8 in the high school gym.

School picture days scheduled Sept. 13 and 14

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

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.

Student orientation Aug. 29; first day of school Aug. 30

Thursday, August 18, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

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.

Flapjack fundraiser Aug. 13

Friday, August 5, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Local News

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.

APL book van at Salisbury parks July 22

Thursday, July 21, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

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.

Salisbury Falcon Football Golf Classic July 16

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

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

Salisbury summer playground program begins

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

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.

‘School’s out for summer’ June 15

Thursday, June 9, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

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.

Salisbury Township school will close for Memorial Day holiday

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

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.