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.
Spring is finally here. Yay! So are the PSSAs. Yay!
I wish you could read the sarcasm in my voice when I wrote that last sentence. Ready or not, the tests are here.
Western Salisbury Elementary School third through fifth graders and Salisbury Middle School sixth through eighth graders will take the reading and writing portion of the test April 14 through 17.
Salisbury Township will host its annual Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. March 28 at Lindberg Park.
Children must be between the ages of three and 10 and be accompanied by an adult. Parents are asked to submit a registration form to the township municipal building by March 25. The form can be found on the Salisbury Township website.
Western Salisbury Elementary PTA will host a purse bingo March 15 noon to 4 p.m. at Salisbury Middle School. There will be a Chinese auction basket raffle, a 50-50 raffle and food available for purchase. Snacks and water bottles will also be sold as a fundraiser for the fifth grade picnic. Tickets will be available at the door.
The prize purses will include Kate Spade, Vera Bradley, Coach and 31.
One more thing from the PTA. For those of you who ordered anything from the Gertrude Hawk fundraiser, the items can be picked up 3 to 5 p.m. March 18 in the WSE gym.
Pippin is coming to Salisbury High School.
The Tony award-winning musical is on its way to SHS and you are all invited to attend. Showtimes are 7 p.m. March 5 to 7 and 3 p.m. March 8.
Tickets can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 610-797-4107, ext. 2508.
"Pippin" uses music and dance to tell the story of a young prince searching for some meaning in his life.
The first day of spring athletic practices is March 2. If you are due to get the impact testing, make sure to have it done before practice starts.
Salisbury schools have two great service projects in the works.
Salisbury Middle School will hold a Dance-a-thon 7 p.m. Jan. 30 through 7 a.m. Jan. 31. Students need a minimum pledge amount to participate and prizes will be awarded for different contests throughout the night.
All proceeds go to either the Dream Come True Foundation, which fulfills dreams of ill children or the Prager Cancer Patient Fund at Lehigh Valley Health Network.
I would like to start off with a warm welcome to our new superintendent of Salisbury Township School District, Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss. I ran into him over the winter break and mentioned we will now hear his voice on the phone when there is a snow day. His response, with a smile, was there will not be any. Let's see if his prediction comes true, because I would not mind ending the school year June 5.
Salisbury Middle School will hold the fourth annual Dance-a-thon Jan. 30, 2015 to support the Prager Cancer Patient Fund and Dream Come True.
I am mentioning this now because the registration form is due the day the students return to school from winter break.
On the back of the registration form is a pledge form which also needs to be filled out with a minimum pledge required to participate. I have ours hanging on the fridge for two reasons.
The members of Salisbury High School's No Place For Hate are selling bracelets, lanyards and key chains as a fundraiser for the group.
The bracelets are made by families in the Philippines and a large portion of the proceeds go right back to provide a sustainable income for the families. A price list and examples are available on the SHS website. Members are selling items at lunch and school events through Dec. 23. For more info contact the NPFH advisor, Miss Dos Santos at email@example.com.