This year’s blood drive is Jan. 30. Faculty and students who are 16 years of age or older are eligible to participate. All blood donations will be coordinated by the Miller Keystone Blood Center. Registration will occur during that week.
Support the junior class by buying a Dan Schantz Flower Card. Once a month, community members who buy the card will be able to visit Dan Schantz to collect their monthly item. Items include flowers and gourds depending on the month. There is a cost for the cards so talk to a member of the junior class for information or to purchase a card.
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.
This past week, Salisbury students enjoyed a break from school. During this time, students were able to not only catch up on some much needed sleep, but they were also able to attend both the boys and girls basketball games. If you missed the games, you may still be able to view them on RCN Channel 68.
For those of you who were wondering with bated breath whether or not I finished all my Christmas prep on time… Yes, I did! I had to delegate things I normally do myself, like decorate the Christmas tree (thank you Justus and Bri) and coerce, I mean ask other family members to help wrap, bake and clean. But it all got done before the strike of midnight on Christmas Eve. Woo Hoo!
Salisbury High School will hold its Winter Ball 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 13 in the high school gym. I hope it warms up a bit for those girls in their pretty dresses.
Viking and Vikette basketball are underway and going well. The Vikings started the season with a 63-42 win over Boiling Springs Dec. 9 at the Paul Corby Tip-Off Tournament. Their record as of Dec. 22 is 3-0 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference league after victories over Whitehall, Liberty and Northampton. The Vikettes are also off to a strong start with a record of 3-0 after games against North Pocono, Whitehall and Liberty.
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.
Who is ready for Christmas? As usual, I am not.
As I write this, I have not written one card, wrapped one present or baked one cookie. But, hey, why should this year be any different than the rest. Have no fear, somehow it will all get done. Believe it or not, two years ago I was actually ready so early that our family went to the movies on Christmas Eve to see the new Star Wars movie. Miracles do happen.
With the holidays fast approaching, students are preparing for the final days of school before winter break.
The blood drive, which was postponed due to the two-hour delay Dec. 14, is tentatively moved to Dec. 21. Anyone who is 16 or older with parental permission may have the opportunity to donate.
Both Salisbury High School Student Government Association and Key Club are collecting items in the spirit of giving.
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.
The Salisbury High School Key Club will host its annual children’s holiday party 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at the entrance to the old gym.
All students at Harry S Truman and Western Salisbury elementary schools are invited. A flyer is available on the high school website with a RSVP form. Please return the form to your school office by Dec. 8 so an accurate count of those attending can be made.