I don't know about you, but this year flew by for me. I am utterly astonished Christmas is two weeks from today. I am completely unprepared for the holidays and the next two weeks are not looking too good for me to get there. Where did the time go? Luckily, the school calendars are somewhat bare, so maybe that will help.
Sean Covey, the author of "The 7 Habits of Happy Kids," will visit Harry S Truman Elementary School 1 p.m. Dec. 4.
In his book, Covey created seven different animal characters, who teach children ages four to eight to take charge of their lives through balance. When a child applies the author's seven habits to everyday life, they are expected to be happy, excel academically and have fewer discipline problems.
On Dec. 10 and 11, there will be a 2-hour delay due to Salisbury High School graduation project presentations. Students who present on either day must report to school at their scheduled times. All other juniors who are not presenting, along with the ninth, 10th and 12th grade students, will report to first block 9:35 a.m. Morning and all-day LCTI students will report to their bus 10:55 a.m.
Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite holiday. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas and getting presents as much as the next person, but there is just something about Thanksgiving I enjoy.
The main reason is the emphasis is on food and family, two things that rank pretty high on my list. There is no hustle and bustle of opening gifts and traveling to relatives, just sit back, eat, nap, watch football, play games and enjoy each other's company.
It may be better to give than receive. One study suggests donating time or goods can benefit the giver and the recipient.
After observing volunteers do both, Providence Portland Medical Center, in Portland Oregon, Director of Behavioral Health Jim Mol, revealed his findings. In an interview to the Columbian newspaper, the psychologist found, "Even observing someone extend a kindness, improves a person's mood." He added it is more likely the onlooker will also perform an act of kindness after viewing this good deed. Mol noted there can be physical benefits from giving as well.
Salisbury High School senior, Chris Dryfoos is holding a winter coat drive for his Eagle Scout project for Boy Scout Troop 5. He is collecting new or clean, gently used winter coats to benefit the Allentown Rescue Mission through Dec. 6. Collection boxes for the coats are located at Salisbury High School, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church on Cedar Crest Boulevard in Emmaus, St. Timothy's Church on Ott Street and Hope United Church of Christ on Flexer Avenue.
The National Honor Society Induction will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14, in the Salisbury High School auditorium.
The second annual TEDx event will be held in the SHS auditorium 6 p.m. Nov. 16. The talks center on the theme of change.
Tickets for the musical, "Curtains," will be sold during Salisbury High School lunches Nov. 7. Show dates and times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. Nov. 10. You may also purchase tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Julie at 610-533-6630. Salisbury senior citizens are invited to the dress rehearsal 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7; contact Monica Deeb at mdeeb@ stsd.org or call 610-797-4107 if you plan to attend.
Nov. 5 is Election Day! It is the municipal election, which means voting for mayors, judges, city council, school board members and other local positions. They are very important to how our township and schools are run, so please go out and vote! Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Did you ever wonder why we vote on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November? I did, so I looked it up.
The third annual 100 Yards of Hope event took place prior to the Salisbury High School Homecoming game Oct. 11, a "Pink-Out" event.
People were asked to support breast cancer survivors and honor lost loved ones by purchasing pink ribbons at the Salisbury Football Booster Club apparel sale table. Additionally, the opportunity to honor a loved one in the game program was extended. All proceeds from ribbon sales were donated to the American Cancer Society.