Where has the summer gone?
It is hard to believe Musikfest is here and the Allentown Fair is not too far behind. That can only mean one thing; if any parents are like me, we're getting excited.....it's almost time for back to school.
Salisbury High School and Salisbury Middle School families received a back-to-school message regarding laptop distribution. Contact the schools if you did not get the message or you need to reschedule your pickup time.
The school district has been busy making renovations across the district at almost all the schools.
There will be a Salisbury High School tennis interest meeting 3 to 5 p.m. July 29 at Lindberg Park. Both girls and boys are welcome to attend and are asked to bring a racket. Girls practice starts Aug. 17 at Lindberg Park.
Any questions should be forwarded to Coach Rob Benson at forehand18088yahoo.com.
There will be a SHS golf meeting 7 p.m. July 29 in the school auditorium. An email has been sent to those who have previously expressed interest in playing. RSVP to Coach Pacitti at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Hope this edition finds everyone having a great summer.
There is so much to do and see and the weather has been fairly cooperative.
The Great Allentown Fair will be held Sept. 1 to 7 at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown. They are currently looking for "blue ribbon" contestants. Amateur crafters, collectors, cooks, photographers and others with creative talents have the opportunity to compete as well as area farmers and gardeners.
Hope everyone is having a fun and relaxing summer. The weather has been fairly cooperative so far. Let's hope it stays that way.
The summer playground program continues through July 24. Township children who have completed kindergarten through age 12 are eligible to participate. Program hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings at Green Acres, Lindberg, Devonshire and Laubach parks.
Harry S Truman Elementary is moving forward with the Leader in Me program and students were proud to show off what they have learned this year with habit #7: Sharpen the Saw in a recent event of exhibits and demonstrations.
Students learned ways to take care of themselves through exercise, healthy eating habits and getting enough sleep.
Students were also taught the value of spending time with friends and family as well as learning in multiple ways and finding meaningful ways to help each other.
The third grade classes at Harry S Truman Elementary school recently took a field trip to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg.
This is a 19th-century Pennsylvania German farm focused on educating and preserving the history of rural farm life.
The students toured the farm, traveling through different buildings on the homestead where they met people who re-enacted the original German family who lived on the farm from the 1760s until 1913.
Students learned about small animals kept on the farm and all the uses for them.
It's finally here....the end of the school year. Children are excited and parents may or may not be.
Since we had several snow days to make up, all Salisbury Township schools will now be in session for full days June 4 through 9. The schools will dismiss early June 10 and 11.
On June 10, the middle and high school will dismiss 12:15 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. June 11. The elementary schools will dismiss 1 p.m. June 10 and 11:15 a.m. June 11.
Things sure are starting to feel like the end of the school year.....lots of field trips are happening and the weather has been beautiful.
Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching which really lets the kids know that summer vacation is right around the corner. Just a reminder students will have school May 22 as a snow make-up day. It will be an early dismissal with secondary schools dismissing 12:15 p.m. and elementary schools dismissing 1 p.m.
There will be no school May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.
It is hard to believe May is upon us already, however, it is nice to see flowers blooming and nice green grass. The school year is slowly winding down but there are still lots of activities going on.
The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, or PSSA, makeup tests continue through the week and end May 8 for those who may have missed an exam.
The Harry S Truman Elementary School third grade and chorus spring concert will be held 2 p.m. May 7.
There will be a curriculum committee meeting 7 p.m. May 11 in the administration building, 1140 Salisbury Road.
"I love taking tests, gonna put an A in the grade book, teacher. " Ahhh the song of the PSSA's, which the Harry S Truman Elementary students in third through fifth grades continue to take. The math sections will continue through April 24. This will be followed by the science sections April 27 through May 1. PSSA make-ups will be the week of May 4 through 8. This schedule also applies to Salisbury Middle School students in sixth through eighth grades. Please make sure children are getting plenty of sleep and eating a good breakfast before school.