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?
The first concert for the kindergarten through second grade classes at Western Salisbury Elementary School will be 2 p.m. April 20 in the school gym.
Salisbury High School and middle school will have an early dismissal 12:15 p.m. April 15.
The Salisbury Township Recreation Advisory Committee is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for township children aged three to 10. The hunt will begin promptly 10 a.m. March 19 at Lindberg Park. A registration form can be found on the Salisbury Township website and must be filled out and returned to the township building by March 16 in order for your child to participate.
Western Salisbury Elementary PTA will host its third annual purse bingo. Handbags from Coach, Kate Spade, Thirty-One, Vera Bradley and more will be given as prizes. This event will be held 1 to 4 p.m. March 13 at Salisbury Middle School with the doors opening noon. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Contact Michelle Hontz at 610-295-9928 or email@example.com for more information. A basket raffle and concession stand will also be available.
It is kindergarten registration time! Western Salisbury Elementary School will hold registration for incoming kindergarteners 9:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 24. Students must be five years old by Aug. 31. More information can be found on the school website and any questions can be answered by calling the school office at 610-797-1688.
Spring athletic physicals will be held in the health room of Salisbury Middle School Feb. 25. Boys will be 5 p.m. and girls 5:45 p.m. Paperwork is now available at both the high school and middle school.
As much as I loved the blizzard and the beautiful snow that falls, I do not enjoy having more school days to make up.
Due to the two days we had off for the storm, Salisbury schools will now be in session June 13 and 14.
Salisbury Township School District is holding a free community workshop on the iPhone, iPad and iPad touch. From 9 to 10 a.m. Feb. 9, residents can come to the administration building and learn basic features, FaceTime and some useful tips and shortcuts. Register in advance at www.stsd.org/workshop.
Laptops are here!
Salisbury Middle School students are able to pick up their school issue laptops between noon and 3 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20 at SMS. Salisbury High School students picked up their laptops Aug. 17 and 18. Prior to receiving the laptop, there is a short video for parents and students to watch located at STSD.org/laptoporientation. The video gives a quick review on the ins and outs of the laptop and what you need to bring to pick it up. The agreement forms, both A and B, are able to be printed from the website.
As much as I hate to say it, and trust me, I do, school is now a month away. So, in between your summer fun and relaxation, you might want to start preparing for the first day.
Western Salisbury Elementary School and Salisbury Middle School have the supply lists for each grade on their websites. This is just a guideline, but it is there to make life and learning a lot easier for your student and the teacher. Organization is a key element to education and the earlier we teach our students this, the better.
The Salisbury Township School District is offering free workshops for community members. To register, complete the online form at stsd.org/ rsvp or call Mary Bishop at 610-797-2062.