The Official Weekly of Salford Hills Elementary School

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AUGUST 8, 2018

Magical Summer of Reading

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Keep Reading Salford Hills!

Participation is easy. Using your username and password (you should have this already), simply log onto and begin to log your minutes by clicking on the BLUE student sign in button. You can log minutes each day, week, or month- whatever is easiest for you- JUST BE SURE TO LOG!

We will celebrate our readers when school resumes in the fall. Three categories of readers will be recognized at a school meeting:

  • Merlin Readers: 1600 minutes

  • Wizard Readers: 1200 minutes

  • Magician Readers: 900 minutes
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Rain, rain, go away! We're hoping for better luck and better weather at this week's Book & Veggie swap. Please join us Monday, 8/13 from 8:30 - 8:30 AM at our Salford Hills C.R.O.P.S. garden on the parent pick-up side of the school.

We'll be picking veggies, choosing new books to read, and catching up with friends. Feel free to take produce from our garden and to donate excess from yours. At the end of the evening, all excess will be donated to Keystone Opportunity Center, a food bank in Souderton.

Come for a few minutes, or stay for the hour. We'd love your help in the garden or to hear all about your summer! Can't wait to see you there! Remember to bring the sunshine!


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Volunteers Needed!

Please see the attached document describing how you can help out with our October Race for Education fundraiser. It's our only fundraiser of the year, and we're hoping it will be spectacular! You can help make it so.

Click on the following document below or THIS LINK to complete a digital form answering the call and saying, "YES! I'm interested!" Thanks for your consideration.

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Cafeteria / Playground Aide Needed

Interested in joining the Salford Hills team? We're in need of one, possibly two, cafeteria / playground aides. Access THIS PAGE for all the details.
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A New School Year Begins

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August... Already!

With the flip of the calendar we look forward to the arrival of our students in just a few short weeks. 2018-2019 will be fabulous, building on the successes of the previous year. There is change always, but we're moving in the right direction as we teach our children to think, problem-solve, develop social skills, and empower a foundation that will serve them well as adults.

Thank you for your role in what will surely be a year of growth and academic prosperity.


David Purnell, Ed.D.

Principal, Salford Hills Elem. School

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Class Lists

The process through which the district informs parents of class placement has gone digital! Parents can learn of their child's placement on Home Access Center on August 17. Use your username and password to log-on to HAC from the Salford Hills Website. Need access information? Please call Judi Landis at our school office (610-287-9197) who will be happy to help.
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Bus Information

Transportation Services (TSI) will mail busing information on August 13th detailing bus numbers as well as departure (AM) and arrival (PM) times.
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Classroom Supply Lists

Many folks have been asking about optional classroom supplies. Know that there is a list on the Salford Hills Website as well in the document below. Classroom supplies will be provided for you, but if you would like to purchase some of your own materials, the following is a suggested list of supplies to bring with you on the first day of school:
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Full Year Calendar Information Online

Are you a planner? Access this online calendar including a full year of activities for the 2018-2019 school year.
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Food Services Department

Interested in school lunches? Access THIS PAGE to connect with the Food Services Department detailing menus, pricing, payment options, free lunch applications, forms, FAQ's and more.
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75 Responses Already! We'll Continue to Offer This Survey Through August. Thanks For Your Input!

Wednesday Message Feedback Survey - Please Help!

Maybe summertime isn’t the best time to ask for feedback, but I use these months as a chance to reflect and look ahead. In doing so, I’d like your feedback on The Wednesday Message. At its core, the vision for this weekly parent communication tool is to keep the SH family informed about future events, celebrate successes, educate, and foster community. I’d like to know a little more about how you think that’s going. More importantly, what would make it better.

Would you consider taking a few moments to share some thoughts? We’re always looking to become better at Salford Hills. It’s part of our growth mindset. Your voice is important to us.

Thanks in advance for your role in producing a better product every week.

Dr. Purnell

Access the survey below within the Wednesday Message. Click or type to enter responses. Scroll on the right to access new questions. Click submit when finished.

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Not Too Late - We'd Love to Hear From August Travelers!

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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 8:30 – 9:30 AM (Weather Permitting)


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

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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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