The month of October brings brisk weather, cool winds, the changing of the leaves and great horror films to television. Students and staff are back into the swing of things.
At St. Thomas More School, Western Salisbury Fire Department will visit for a fire prevention program 1 p.m. Oct. 11.
The STM Walkathon will be held 1 p.m Oct. 19. The raindate is Oct. 22.
Welcome to the season of fall, with cooler nights, less daytime hours and the change of foliage. What are you doing now that summer is officially over? My boys and I took the opportunity to spend the first weekend of fall traveling to nearby New York and New Jersey.
A great highlight to living right in the heart of the Lehigh Valley is the opportunity to experience all of the seasons.
Traditional season change is not something that everyone gets to live through. But here in Salisbury, we get to see snow in the winter, new life in spring, the dreaded humidity in the summer and the transition of the leaves in autumn.
September is halfway over already! The schools have been in session for two weeks; fall athletic games are underway and the summer is slipping by as a distant but wonderful memory. Already we are thinking about the autumn season, putting away the bright summer colors and transporting to the orange hues. One of my favorites this time of year are the beautiful changing colors on the trees and the return of apples, pears and pumpkins. What is not to love about pumpkin coffee, apple pie or a slice of pear topped with cheddar cheese?
Salisbury schools are full with students ready to engage in another year of thought provoking questions and education.
Harry S Truman Elementary School students will have their respect assemblies Sept. 6.
Open houses at HST will be held at the school for grades kindergarten through second grade 7 p.m. Sept. 10 and for third through fifth grade 7 p.m. Sept. 12.
By: DIANE ROBERTS-TATUM
Special to The Press
Today, my son, Sam returned to college, his junior year. It seems like he just entered kindergarten with his buddy, Peter Cialkowski who is now in his junior year at the United States Air Force Academy.
As you read this, school will be in session for its second full day for all students. For a complete list of activities, news, and sports schedules, follow www.stsd.org.
Salisbury schools are soon to reopen for the 2012-13 school year, welcoming students, teachers and staff back for another exciting adventure.
Student orientations will be held for those entering kindergarten and first grade at Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School, sixth grade at Salisbury Middle School and ninth grade at Salsibury High School and new students Aug. 27 to welcome them and show them around the new, unfamiliar territory.
I hope you had an opportunity to partake in all that summertime has to offer the pools, the community events, vacation, outdoor activities, outdoor movies, Musikfest, various fairs including the upcoming Great Allentown Fair. Because, do I dare say it, school is starting next week.
Parent letters, bus schedules and other pertinent information should arrive to homes this week. Superintendent and principal letters are posted on the stsd.org website as well.