Friday July 5, 2019

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We Hope Yours was a Safe and Inspired Holiday!

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Thank You!

With the scheduled student roll-over next week, this communication is the last for a great many families whose last child leaves Salford Hills to move on to Indian Valley. As I've mentioned often, most of these folks have been with us for quite awhile - 5, 10, 15, 20 years. To these cherished families, know that Salford Hills shines just a little bit brighter because of you. Thoughtfully, we will think back on our time together and smile.

Best of luck as you encourage and equip your children to be purpose-driven learners and kind souls in a new school.


The Faculty and Staff of Salford Hills Elementary School

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REPOST: But Just As Good!

Summer School Begins! Really?

At our Participation Assembly, I challenged 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to do something "schoolish" every day over the summer --- and that didn't include lunch and recess! What's the best gift you can give your child this summer, one that will have far-reaching effects through all next year? Schedule academic time daily during the summer. Traditionally, school schedules were built on an agrarian society where children helped to tend crops and harvest during the summer and early fall. While our economic structure has changed, our schedule hasn't which admittedly many of us prefer. Summers have become part of our culture and an opportunity to enjoy family and friends. However, the fact remains that summer is a difficult time to retain previous gains -- unless you work at it!

So... build in time during your child's day to maintain if not accelerate growth. Dropping the books and pencils in favor of sneakers and flipflops is a mindset. I maintain that it's not one or the other, but children can enjoy both... and should. But it doesn't happen without guidance and structure on the part of parents and care givers. Consider the following to help your child grow this summer:

  1. Continue to practice on First in Math through July 31st with your current login information. Finish the VIFs! Build your fact fluency!
  2. Keep READING every day! Log your minutes in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Will you be a Reading Wizard?
  3. Keep WRITING. Write in a journal, send postcards to Dr. Purnell, or write to one of your previous teachers!
  4. Keep LEARNING, keep WONDERING, keep EXPLORING, keep GROWING YOUR MIND... there is so much to discover!

Start today. Build into the day 30 to 60 minutes (or more!) of academic time to keep skills fresh throughout the season and reap the benefits as we enjoy a new school year in just a few short months. While it may be rough surfing in the beginning, it'll be smooth sailing when your child is in the groove and having fun.

Thanks in advance for coming together as partners in learning for all our children.


Dr. Purnell

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Join Us for Summer Veggie and Book Swaps

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First In Math Ends July 31

This year's current First in Math enrollment ends on July 31. Less than a month for our students to work out in the gym and flex those math muscles.
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BoxTops News!

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Click below for a list of BoxTops products

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REMINDER: Home Access Center / Progress Reports

A reminder that the Home Access Center will be available until THIS Sunday evening, July 7th. After that, Home Access Center will be shut down for a rollover of information and maintenance.

If you need to make a copy of a Progress Report to provide to a sports program or for any other purpose, please do so prior to the evening of July 7th.

After July 7th, you will need to contact building secretaries to get a copy of a Progress Report.

Home Access Center for ELEMENTARY will open again on Friday, August 16th.

Thank you

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Yes, We're Open!

The Salford Hills office is open in the summer during the following hours:

Monday through Thursday 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Phone us anytime at 610-287-9197!

Current Summer Calendar


Veggie and Book Swap at 6:00 – 7:00 PM (Weather Permitting)


Veggie and Book Swap at 8:30 – 9:30 AM (Weather Permitting)


Veggie and Book Swap at 6:00 – 7:00 PM (Weather Permitting)


Veggie and Book Swap at 8:30 – 9:30 AM (Weather Permitting)


Veggie and Book Swap at 6:00 – 7:00 PM (Weather Permitting)


Veggie and Book Swap at 8:30 – 9:30 AM (Weather Permitting)


New Family Orientation


First Day of School Begins (Gr. 1 – 5)

Kindergarten Orientation


Kindergarten Sessions Begin


School Closed for Staff and Students, Offices Open


Labor Day, Building and Offices Closed

2019 - 2020 School Year Calendar

Plan ahead using the 2019-2020 District Calendar. See THIS LINK.
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Salford Hills Elementary School

Fundamentally committed to each other, we at Salford Hills are a caring community of learners who value each individual’s intrinsic worth and potential.

In our supportive environment, learners are encouraged to achieve high standards by developing responsibility for their learning through authentic experiences that require hard work, critical thinking and reflection.

Learning is a process that positively impacts the future.

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