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.
I would like to tell you about something I used to do with my boys in the summer.
When they were little, to get them out of the house and expose them to something other than a TV or Game Boy, I would take them to local summer theatre. Muhlenberg College and DeSales University have wonderful shows. After the performance, the kids can stay and talk to the actors, get autographs and their picture taken. For the same price as a movie ticket, you get live action, colorful sets and beautiful costumes. You can't beat it.
No more pencils, no more books……Woo Hoo, summer is here.
Summer library hours for the district will all be held at Salisbury High School this year. Books from the elementary and middle schools will be transported to the high school to be signed out by students. The librarians from the different buildings will take turns overseeing checkouts.
The first library day will be 9 to 11 a.m. June 23 hosted by Jane Brennan.
Commencement for the Salisbury High School Class of 2015 will be held 6 p.m. June 3 at Allentown Symphony Hall. Admission is by ticket only.
Due to all those glorious snow days we had in January, June 8 through 11 will be snow makeup days for Salisbury Township School District schools. School will dismiss at regular time June 8 and 9.
The high school and middle school will dismiss 12:15 p.m. June 10 and 10:30 a.m. June 11. Both elementary schools will dismiss 1 p.m. June 10 and 11:15 a.m. June 11. Happy summer.
Our new school administrators are hosting Coffee and Conversation 10 to 11 a.m. May 15 and 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 at the district administration building. If you would like to meet and greet Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss, superintendent and Lynn Fuini-Hetten, assistant supertindent, RSVP by May 13 to Mary Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Salisbury Elementary is having a Color-a-Thon May 16. Registration starts 8:30 a.m.; the run starts 9:30 a.m. The course will be a total of three kilometers which will run between the elementary school and Salisbury Middle School property.
Now that the PSSA tests are finally over, the high school will start the Keystone exams.
Not every student takes each test, so make sure you know if and when your student needs to report to school. The algebra exam is May 13 and 14. Biology is May 18 and 19. Literature is May 20 and 21. If your student is taking the exam, they need to be at school at the regular start time. If they are not taking the exam, they need to be at school two and a half hours late May 13 and two hours late May 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21. Buses will run for both times. Good luck everyone.
Curbside branch collection for residents of Salisbury Township will begin April 20 and continue through April 24.
The township requires the branches be placed on the curb after 6 p.m. Sunday. Branches should be no larger than five feet long and five inches in diameter and they should be bundled and tied with twine. Residents may put small twigs in an open container without a lid.
The 10th annual Race for Adam is coming up fast. The race begins 10 a.m. May 2 in the Lehigh Parkway. The registration deadline to be guaranteed a T-shirt is April 20.