It’s finally October and the weather is great. I’m so ready for the sweaters, boots, oh and everything pumpkin – yes, I’m one of those people.
The school district is also getting busy as all the fall activities are kicking into gear.
Harry S Truman Elementary School will hold the annual height, weight and vision screenings for all students Oct. 6.
Salisbury Middle School will hold a parent visitation day Oct. 7.
Let the Homecoming festivities begin.
The weekend starts off 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 with the second annual homecoming parade. The route begins at Harry S Truman Elementary School and ends at the high school. After that, stick around for the football game against Pen Argyl 7 p.m.
Who is going to be crowned King and Queen this year? Last but not least, the homecoming dance is being held 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 8 in the high school gym.
Another exciting school year is underway at Allentown Central Catholic High School. Many events have already taken place with even more to come.
In late August, Central Catholic hosted a new student picnic to welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students. Food, music and games helped introduce the new school year and students and parents had a chance to interact with administration, faculty and upperclassmen.
Classes began the next day for all new students. The day started with a Mass, followed by school pictures, information sessions and lunch.
The police K-9 trials scheduled for Sept. 25 at the high school stadium are being postponed to an undetermined date in spring 2017, due to unexpected circumstances.
Harry S Truman Elementary School will hold its open house for parents of students in kindergarten through second grade 7 to 8:15 p.m. Sept. 22. Come out and meet the teachers and learn about what is in store for this school year.
BY REBECCA FOEHRKOLB
The 2016 Lehigh Valley K-9 Trials are again coming to Salisbury. Held 9 a.m. Sept. 25 at the Salisbury High School football field and sponsored by the Salisbury Township Police Officers Association, these trials showcase the talents of both the dogs and trainers. It amazes me how smart these dogs are and how the trainers know how to bring that out. All proceeds are donated to the scholarship fund to support our fallen brothers and their canine partners.
The first week of school is behind us, but there are so many activities and events kicking into full swing.
The Harry S Truman Elementary School PTO has begun its fundraiser with the Kidstuff and SaveAround coupon books. A sample of each book was sent home with children. If you’d like to purchase it, send in the appropriate payment. If you need to order extras, fill out the order envelopes and return to school with payment and additional books will be sent home. If you do not want to purchase them, simply return the books to school.
“...Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
“Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
“And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”
“And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
“O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!” (Francis Scott Key, 1814)
“And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free
“And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me
“And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today
“‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
The first weeks of school have arrived and they are pretty busy. Get ready to fill out all that back-to-school paperwork.
I’ll start with the good news: All Salisbury Township schools are closed Sept. 2 and 5 to observe Labor Day.
Salisbury Middle School will host the first open house in the district 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 followed by picture day Sept. 13.
Next is Western Salisbury Elementary School with open house for grades kindergarten, first and second 7 p.m. Sept. 13 and picture day Sept. 14.
By the time my column is read, we will be less than a week away from the first day of school.
I’m already feeling the effects of preparing to send my youngest on the bus for the first time – and yes, I’m a nervous wreck. But I have confidence that along with all the other kindergarten parents we can get through this.
The first day of school for students in grades kindergarten, sixth and ninth is Aug. 29. All students report Aug. 30. Please keep in mind, all Salisbury Township School District schools will be closed Sept. 2 through 5 for the Labor Day holiday.
The first day of school is fast approaching and I have not bought one school supply. I think I am in denial like my kids.
Student orientation for students in grades kindergarten, sixth and ninth will be held Aug. 29 in their respective buildings. Busing and lunch will be provided.
Salisbury High School will provide a Macbook workshop after orientation for any new high school student to familiarize them with the school computers, printing and portal.
Transportation is not provided home after the workshop.
The first day of school for all students will be Aug. 30.