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Thursday, November 17, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Second annual community breakfast to be held Nov. 19

The second annual community breakfast at Salisbury High School will be held 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 19. Breakfast is free of charge; however, reservations are required at no later than Nov. 15. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice.

It is officially that time of year, we are in the second quarter for the school year. Not sure about you, but for me, this one flies by because of all the holidays and days off.

Here is a glimpse into the upcoming early dismissals and days off.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

‘Twelfth Night’ opens Nov. 10 to 13 at Salisbury High School

The theater department of Salisbury High School is ready to perform its fall production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Show times are 7 p.m. Nov. 10, 11, 12 and 3 p.m. Nov. 13. If none of those times are good for you, attend the final dress rehearsal 7 p.m. Nov. 9.

The Bruce Uhl basketball camp for Salisbury Township boys in grades four to seven will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in the high school gym. This camp is run by the varsity basketball coaches and players. Pre-registration is encouraged with the form available on both elementary school and middle school websites.

Purse and basket bingo to benefit twirlers

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

The booster club for Salisbury Twirlers will host the annual purse and basket bingo Nov. 13 at Salisbury Middle School. Doors open noon with bingo starting promptly 1 p.m. Twenty regular games and four specials will be played along with raffles, refreshments and door prizes. For ticket information, call Michelle Byrne at 610-657-2567 or email

Picture retake day for Western Salisbury Elementary School is Nov. 1 and retake day for Salisbury Middle School is Nov. 10.

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