St. Thomas More School will hold their registration for all kindergarten students and transfer students 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 27 in the Colonnade. Registration packets will be available at registration and are currently available in the school's office. Parents will need to provide a copy of their child's birth certificate, baptismal certificate (if not baptized at STM Church) and their immunization records. Any questions, contact STM School at 610-432-4525, ext. 2 for kindergarten and first grade registration and 610-432-0396, ext. 1 for second through eighth grade registration.
The New Year of 2013 has begun, which under the Chinese calendar, is the Year of the Snake.
A new year excites optimism and the grand possibilities of future endeavors. January ignites in us the feeling that we can become who we strive to be, travel to new places and live the life we've always wanted. In making resolutions for the new year, it is best to set small and specific goals on a weekly basis, if you want to see the results.
Happy New Year Salisbury! Hoping that everyone found joy in their Christmas holiday and was able to spend this festive time with those they love while finding peace and goodwill in their hearts.
2013 is yet another new beginning, a new year and a time to look deeply within yourselves and rediscover what is important in your life. Jan. 1 is a time everyone can reflect on the year passed while working toward a better future. I hope you find 2013 to be filled with happiness, good health and peace.
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
It is officially winter and during the winter season it is important to keep healthy and well-fed. The outdoor wildlife sometimes can suffer during snowy months. Natural food supplies for the birds are usually scarce. When the snowfall comes, sparrows and juncos are forced to congregate at feeders as these species typically feed on bare ground. Keep feeders filled with a variety of quality seed, fresh water for drinking and bathing and cover, preferably provided by plants, to keep birds coming back to your backyard.
After Friday's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, it is almost inconceivable to me to think of and write about anything happy. My heart breaks for the families of the victims of such a senseless act. I can not even fathom the loss of children, especially such an innocent group of kindergarten students.
Although I know our community mourns this loss and prays for the victims and their families, we still need to live our lives to the fullest and be kind to all.
December is the time for a wonderful winter season filled with joy, happiness and freshly based cookies. Salisbury schools are busy this time of year, celebrating the season and anticipating the winter break.
Harry S Truman and Western Salisbury Elementary schools will have a 1 p.m. early dismissal Dec. 12, 13 and 14 for parent/teacher conferences. Both elementary schools will dismiss 11:15 a.m. Dec. 21.
Salisbury High School will have late arrivals Dec. 5 and 6, so the juniors and seniors can present their graduation projects.
Salisbury Middle School will host their annual winter concert 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6.
Western Salisbury Elementary School will have their PTA Holiday Shop open this week.
Dec. 10 will begin parent teacher conferences in the elementary schools. Harry S Truman Elementary School and WSE will dismiss 1 p.m. Dec. 11 through 14.
On Dec. 11, the Salisbury Music Association will meet 7 p.m. in the SMS library.
The holiday season has begun, as Thanksgiving welcomed in the spirit of giving thanks, appreciating time with family and friends and creating valuable memories. The brisk cold air of winter has come to the Lehigh Valley, causing us all to wonder how much snow this season will bring. Make sure to enjoy apple cider, hot chocolate, and the warmth of the love that is in your life as the month of December is always a busy time.
Now that we have made it through the first quarter of the school year, changing of clocks, an election, Hurricane Sandy - I hope that all of you find peace and joy during this upcoming holiday season. Make sure you show your appreciation and thanks for those who are meaningful in your lives. All of us have much to be thankful for - enjoy your holiday festivities, shopping, decorating, baking, and most importantly, sharing your time with family, friends and neighbors.
President Barack Obama was reelected for another four years of his presidential term this past election day. The country has determined its own destiny and people got out to vote. This election showed record numbers of voters, flooding to the polls to cast their ballot. Voting is important; we have the chance to cast our vote because we the people elect our leaders.