Happy Valentine’s Day!
Whether you are or aren’t celebrating with someone special, have a piece of chocolate, it will brighten your day.
Feb. 15 is a snow make-up day so all township schools will be in session. On the brighter side, all township schools will be closed Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents Day. Also, both Harry S Truman Elementary and Western Salisbury Elementary will have a 1 p.m. dismissal Feb. 22.
The middle school and high school will dismiss at normal time.
A Viking Nation Ski Night will be held at Bear Creek Mountain Resort 4 p.m. Feb. 13. There is a cost; the event is sponsored by Viking Fest 2019. Family, friends and partner school students are welcome. To reserve a spot, call 866-754-2822 and mention the Allentown Central Catholic High School Fundraising Night. A flyer, which can be found on the school’s Facebook page, can also be presented that night to purchase a ticket.
Groundhog Day has come and gone and the crazy groundhog Phil didn’t see his shadow. Personally I’m hoping for an early spring, but we definitely don’t need the rain that typically comes with it. But after last week, I’m over snow days and eagerly awaiting warmer temperatures.
Harry S Truman Elementary School will hold the annual first grade celebration of the 100th day of school Feb. 7. The parade will begin 9:30 a.m. for the students to show off their fashions.
The Salisbury High School boys’ basketball teams are holding a flapjack breakfast fundraiser 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 2. There will be a basket raffle, with the winners being chosen 9:30 a.m. Come out to the Applebee’s, 7150 Hamilton Blvd, Trexlertown and support our teams.
Feb. 1 will be an early dismissal day for both Harry S Truman and Western Salisbury elementary schools. Students will be dismissed 1 p.m. SHS and Salisbury Middle School will dismiss at regular time.
Support Salisbury High School’s boys basketball by visiting the Applebee’s in Trexlertown between 8 and 10 a.m. Feb. 2. The event will include a basket raffle as well. The winner will be announced 9:30 a.m.
Support SHS’s girls soccer team by visiting Louie’s Italian restaurant, 2071 31st St. SW, Feb. 18 through 21. Simply present the flyer when you check out and 20 percent of your bill will be donated to the team. This offer applies to dine in or take out orders.
VIKING VOICES Allentown Central Catholic High School to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27 to Feb. 2
Mid-term exams at Allentown Central Catholic High School will be held Jan. 22-25. Students will take two exams a day and will be dismissed 11:30 a.m.
Catholic Schools Week will be held Jan. 27 to Feb. 2. Central will celebrate the week with various themed days, such as teacher appreciation day and college shirt day. The week will end with a pep rally. Viking Mentors, ACCHS’ group of students who assist new students and prospective families, will visit many of Central’s partner schools to help with their Catholic Schools Week activities.
It’s crazy to think the end of the second marking period has come and gone for students at Salisbury Middle School and Salisbury High School. Getting that new portal notification is always the reality check of how fast time is flying by.
The Harry S Truman Elementary School PTO pizza pickup will be 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 25. For concerns regarding timing, please email Theresa at email@example.com.
There will be a curriculum and technology meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at SHS.
The next HST T-shirt day will be Jan. 31. Show your Falcon pride.
The Western Salisbury Elementary PTA is holding a restaurant week fundraiser at Louie’s Restaurant, 2071 31st St. Allentown. When you eat there between Jan. 21 and 24, 20 percent of your bill will be donated to the PTA. Enjoy a meal out with your family while helping your school.
WSE PTA will host a family game night 6-8 p.m. Jan. 25.
SADD clubs, which support Students Against Destructive Decisions, across the Lehigh Valley have officially changed their name to STARs, Students Taking an Active Role.
While the club will no longer be sponsored by the Pennsylvania state SADD, the students are still able to participate in SADD activities. Instead, the Lehigh Valley Youth House will be working with STARs as the students take active roles in their schools and communities.
Allentown Central Catholic students finished 2018 with a Christmas performance Dec. 21, 2018. The show featured the concert band, chorus and dance team. The school concluded the performance with a Christmas sing-along.
The Viking basketball team was named Lehigh Valley Health Network 2018 Christmas Tournament Champions Dec. 28, 2018. The tournament was held in Rockne Hall.
The team defeated Freire Charter School 71-51 and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 56-55 to be crowned the winner of the tournament.
Senior Chad Kratzer had an exceptional game, scoring 30 points.