Salisbury High School is participating in Aeropostale's Teens for Jeans Campaign.
Donated jeans will be given to local homeless shelters and programs for people in need. If you would like to donate, send your pairs of jeans to the high school and label them "Miss DosSantos, room 117." It is advised jeans be in good condition. The deadline is Feb. 14.
The Salisbury Township School District operations committee meeting has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the administration building. The budget will be reviewed.
Despite all of the snow days this year, Salisbury Township schools are still scheduled to be closed for the Presidents Day weekend. School will not be in session Feb. 14 and 17.
Western Salisbury Elementary will hold Valentine's Day parties Feb. 13.
Starting Feb. 3, students in grades six through eight will begin with the PSSA writing field test. That will last a few days and then there are a few weeks off before the bulk of the testing starts in mid-March and runs pretty much through the end of April.
Between the testing and the make-up days, PSSA's can really wreak havoc on teaching schedules and routines, so make sure your students are well rested and prepared for the day. Let's also not forget the possibility of snow days in there. We saw what they did to the Keystone exam schedule at the high school. What a mess.
Salisbury High School's Key Club has chosen to give back to military personnel, by partnering with Operation Gratitude. The club members are collecting used cell phones for soldiers.
As I write this, Salisbury Township School District is experiencing snow day number three.
My house is quiet because the kids are still sleeping and I look out the window at a peaceful world of white. Aaahhh, the joys of a snow day. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Mine were very relaxing. There were a lot of days spent in our jammies with the boys playing new video games and me snuggling under my new, very soft blanket reading a book. Good times.
If you are hunting around for free, local fun, look no further. The Wildland Conservancy is offering a series of free activities in January.
Kicking off the month, the conservancy is hosting a "Doggie Hike" 4 p.m. Jan. 7. Bring your canine out for a guided tour through woodland trails.
As I write this column one week before Christmas, I am still unprepared. I have not baked one cookie, wrapped one present or written out one Christmas card.
Harry S Truman Elementary School students will receive free skate passes from Whitehall Skateaway. The passes will be handed out to the students before holiday vacation and are valid on any one of the following dates: 6 to 9 p.m. Dec 26, 29 and 30 and 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Students may bring their own skates if they have them. If not skate rentals are available for a fee.
All Salisbury Township School District school buildings will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 1, 2014, for winter break.
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.