Salisbury Press

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School starts Aug. 29 and 30

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

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.

Student orientation Aug. 29; first day of school Aug. 30

Thursday, August 18, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

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.

Playground Day scheduled for July 27

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Summer is in full swing and that means pools, vacations, trips supplies in stores already? We all know that stores are always way ahead of schedule....but even my daughter has begun bugging to buy school supplies. I know she is excited, but we haven’t even had our “official” vacation yet.

Hoping everyone is having a fun but safe summer so far.

Salisbury High School will continue summer library hours 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 27 and Aug. 3. Books for all ages are available.

APL book van at Salisbury parks July 22

Thursday, July 21, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

As I walked through a local retailer last week to buy some items for my son’s grad party, I almost fell over when I saw they started putting up the back-to-school section.

I yelled “NOOOO” and averted my eyes but the damage was done; I had seen it. How dare they invade my summer with thoughts of school?

Summer is too short, so my advice is enjoy it while it’s here and stay away from the first two aisles at a certain store.

EASTERN SALISBURY COLUMN Register for SYA block and tackle car show

Thursday, July 14, 2016 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

The 2016 Salisbury Youth Association football block and tackle car show is accepting registrations for this year’s show.

All proceeds from this event go to support the SYA programs, the Salisbury Township Police Department K-9 unit and the SYA scholarship fund.

The event will be held 9 a.m. Sept. 11. For more information, contact Dan Mohry at 610-357-3385, email at or visit

Salisbury Falcon Football Golf Classic July 16

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

The Salisbury Falcon Football Classic will tee off 1:30 p.m. July 16 at Wedgewood Golf Course, Coopersburg.

This annual fundraiser benefits the athletes in a variety of ways to help advance the Salisbury football program.

If you are interested in participating or have questions, contact head coach Andrew Cerco at


Thursday, June 30, 2016 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Salisbury Township is hosting a trip to Longwood Gardens and QVC tour Dec. 3. The ticket includes a tour of QVC, lunch at Mendenhall Inn and an opportunity to explore Longwood Gardens. The ticket is payable by cash, check or money order at time of registration. Deadline to register is Oct. 7 at the township building. Call 610-797-4000 for more information.

The Salisbury High School library will be open 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 6 with access to books for all age groups.

Salisbury summer playground program begins

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

The 2016 Salisbury Township playground program is up and running for the summer. The dates are weekdays 9 a.m. to noon and Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 20 to July 29.

There will be programs at Green Acres, Lindberg, Devonshire and Laubach parks. The program is open for township students entering first grade through age 12 and registration forms are available at each park.

School’s out for the summer

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

By the time this edition arrives at your home, Salisbury schools will officially be on summer vacation. Congratulations to the Falcon Class of 2016!

Despite the school being on summer break, our administration is always busy with preparations. There will be a special board meeting at the administration building 7 p.m. June 22.

There will also be a curriculum and technology meeting 7 p.m. June 27 also in the administration building.