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.
Salisbury High School’s Student Government Advisory held a food drive for the holidays and were successful in donating over 1000 items to the Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank.
SGA will hold a blood drive Dec. 14. If you are 16 years or older and either a student or staff member at the high school, come donate blood. There will be a raffle for those who donate for a pair of Phantoms tickets and two Phantoms shirts.
Allentown Central Catholic High School held Viking Christmas and Fall Open House Nov. 12 and both events were huge successes.
Students, teachers and parents sold specialized Central goods and apparel while sharing information about clubs and activities with prospective families. These families were also given tours of the school by Viking Mentors, a group of students serving as advisers to incoming students. All who were in attendance greatly enjoyed the event.
Thanksgiving has come and gone and it is now officially the holiday season. Yes, I’m still one of those who won’t begin anything Christmas-y until after Thanksgiving. Welcome to the fun, yet chaotic holiday season!
Harry S Truman Elementary School continues to hold its annual food drive to benefit the local food bank. Non-perishable foods can be donated at the school until Dec. 18. Send in those goods if you are able.
All Salisbury Township schools will be closed Nov. 23, 24 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Keystone exams for some middle and high schoolers are right around the corner. The tests are scheduled to begin Dec. 4. Keep checking the high school website for updated test schedules.
The Salisbury Middle School winter concert featuring chorus, concert band and jazz band will be held Dec. 7.
Students at Harry S Truman Elementary School will welcome families to a Thanksgiving dinner at the school Nov. 15. Lunch times by grade begin 10:30 a.m. and end 12:25 p.m. Reservations were due Nov. 13; perhaps there are cancellations for you to enjoy a meal prepared by the district’s new food service provider. There is a cost. Prepared food from an off site location is not permitted.
It’s teacher conference time! That means 1 p.m. dismissals Nov. 16, 17, 20 and 21 for HST and Western Salisbury Elementary School students.