April is halfway over, the PSSA’s are underway and the weather is finally feeling like spring.
The 17th Annual Frank Yelinko Memorial Fund Golf Tournament is looking for golfers. The tournament will be held May 17 at the Iron Lakes Country Club. There will be a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. There is fee per golfer. The fee includes golf, cart, gift, lunch, and prizes. For more information, contact Bob Sopko at 610-849-6827 or Don Kelly at 484-714-8045.
As we welcome April, the Salisbury Township schools are very busy with activities and field trips.
This past week I had the pleasure of going with the Harry S Truman Elementary School fourth grade class to Harrisburg. I must say, they were a well behaved group and represented the school well.
April also means the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests are upon us. All students in grades three through eight will take these assessment tests.
Spring is in the air! Well it has been off and on, but now it is finally official.
With the beginning of spring, comes all the hustle and bustle the warmer weather brings to our schools and township.
Please remember March 24 is a make-up day and Salisbury Township School District buildings are open.
Salisbury Middle School and Salisbury High School will dismiss 12:15 p.m. and Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School will dismiss 1 p.m. All district schools will be closed March 25 and 28.
As pretty as all the snow was, I’m very happy the vast majority has melted. However, as a result of the snow the township schools have added several make-up days to the school calendar.
The first of these is Feb. 12. All Salisbury Township School District schools will now be open and in session on this day.
All schools in the district will be closed Feb. 15 in observation of the Presidents Day holiday.
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 email@example.com 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.