Winter is definitely making its presence known this year and hopefully things warm up, even just a tad, in the days and weeks to come.
Republic Services will collect Christmas trees during the month of January. Residents are asked to place the trees curbside on either collection day. Any tree over 10 feet must be cut in half.
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. This time is always the busiest for us. Since I tend to procrastinate (yes I’m admitting it!), sometimes it takes a miracle to get done. New Year’s Eve is typically down time to recover from the festivities and get ready to start the next year. (Of course there is usually a resolution not to procrastinate.)
All Salisbury Township schools will be closed through Jan. 1, 2018. Schools will resume Jan. 2, 2018.
Jan. 4, 2018 will be the first Harry S Truman Elementary School T-shirt day of 2018. Be sure to wear your leadership shirts.
The holiday season is certainly in full swing, and we’ve now had our first snowfall of the season. If your kids are anything like mine, they’re counting down the days until the winter break. There are several happenings before that however.
Eastern Salisbury Fire Department will hold its annual Santa Run Dec. 16. Watch for Santa to come to your street on a fire truck.
Thanksgiving has come and gone and it is now officially the holiday season. Yes, I’m still one of those who won’t begin anything Christmas-y until after Thanksgiving. Welcome to the fun, yet chaotic holiday season!
Harry S Truman Elementary School continues to hold its annual food drive to benefit the local food bank. Non-perishable foods can be donated at the school until Dec. 18. Send in those goods if you are able.
Students at Harry S Truman Elementary School will welcome families to a Thanksgiving dinner at the school Nov. 15. Lunch times by grade begin 10:30 a.m. and end 12:25 p.m. Reservations were due Nov. 13; perhaps there are cancellations for you to enjoy a meal prepared by the district’s new food service provider. There is a cost. Prepared food from an off site location is not permitted.
It’s teacher conference time! That means 1 p.m. dismissals Nov. 16, 17, 20 and 21 for HST and Western Salisbury Elementary School students.
Remember to turn your clocks back Nov. 4. Daylight Savings Time ends 2 a.m. Nov. 5.
The annual Harry S Truman Elementary School book fair is in full swing this week. Students will have the opportunity to shop during the day or there are evening hours 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2. Show your support with this fundraiser and get some new books!
Nov. 2 marks the end of the first marking period for the middle and high schools.
The fall weather is finally here and the schools are busy with numerous activities.
Salisbury Middle School is in full swing with Spirit Week, which runs through Oct. 20. There will be a pep rally Oct. 19 beginning 1:40 p.m. Special days include Throwback Day Wednesday, Blue and White Day Thursday and Pajama Day/Believe Day Friday.
Fall is finally here! There are lots of activities going on this month in our schools and the township in general.
There will be a Coffee with a Cop event at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 4 in the main entrance near the cafeteria.
Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School are again participating in a national heatlhy-eating initiative this week called P.A.C.K Week - Pack Assorted Colors for Kids Week. This is a fun and educational program aimed at encouraging kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, which can be difficult for some kids to do. The schools are asking families to pack a fruit or vegetable in your child’s lunch based on the color of the day.
It’s getting closer – the first day of school is officially less than a week away! It is bitter sweet, as I’m sure it is for most. The summer has been great but always must come to an end.
The curriculum and technology committee meeting scheduled for Aug. 28 has been canceled.
Don’t forget Aug. 28 will be an orientation day for students entering kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades.
Salisbury Middle School and Salisbury High School will dismiss 12:15 p.m. while the elementary schools will dismiss 1 p.m.