The Colonial Times

March 9, 2020

What's Happening at Log

The old saying goes "March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb." So far it seems to be in like a lamb, and who knows where it goes from here!


Our winter sports season has come to a close with a tough boys' basketball loss to Klinger in the annual Log/Klinger matchup. Spring sports, which include baseball, softball, girls' soccer, and track & field, will begin practicing in the coming weeks. If your child is interested in participating in a spring sport, please make sure that they pay attention to the announcements coaches will put out in the coming weeks for important information regarding the upcoming season.


On March 6th and 7th, our spring musical, Disney's Frozen Jr., was performed by an incredibly talented and dedicated group of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The musical was performed to packed houses, and featured everyone's favorite songs from the Disney blockbuster. Below are some pictures taken during the performance on opening night. Please look for a more detailed article about the musical in the next edition of The Colonial Times.


In the coming weeks, our students will complete their third and final round of MAP testing for the school year, along with Core Assessments, and finally PSSA tests in mid to late April. Please monitor the calendar closely for these upcoming dates.


If you have any questions about anything, please do not hesitate to contact the school!


Upcoming Dates:


March 11- Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser @ Warminster location 4-8 PM

March 13- Early Dismissal, 11:00 AM- Staff Inservice

March 13- 7th Grade Gym and Swim, 7:00 PM @ WTHS

March 16- MAP ELA testing window begins

March 17-19- Hoops for Hearts

March 19- MAP Math testing window opens

March 20- Early Dismissal, 11:00 AM- Staff Inservice

Log College Presents: Disney's Frozen, Jr.

Coronavirus

As we are sure you are all aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been making headlines both nationally, and now, locally. The Centennial School District is keenly aware of all of this, and will have information available to the Centennial community regarding this. Please keep checking the district Facebook page and district website for up to date information regarding the Coronavirus.
PBIS Information

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) is our school-wide program encouraging students to live by a few important rules. Please click this link for more information about our program.

Geography Bee


The results are in! The National Geographic Society named Sanjeev Pandith, 8th grade student at Log College Middle School, as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg on Friday, March 27, 2020. This is the 3rd year in a row that Sanjeev will represent Log College at this state level. Good Luck Sanjeev!

This is the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee competition, which is now in its 32nd year. To determine each school champion, GeoBee competitions were held in schools throughout the state with students in the fourth through eighth grades. This year, an estimated 2.4 million students competed in the GeoBee, with 8,661 students becoming school champions. School champions also took an online qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. Up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories were invited to compete in the State GeoBees.


State champions will receive a medal, $1,000 in cash, and other prizes, as well as a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Championship where they will compete for additional cash, awards and college scholarships.The second- and third-place State GeoBee winners will receive cash awards of $300 and $100, respectively.


Thursday Morning Homework Club

Homework Club is facilitated and sponsored by the LCMS school counselors. The club meets every Thursday morning at 7:15 a.m. in the LCMS school library. The counselors are present as well as other staff members to assist students with academics. Students interested may bring breakfast and will need a ride into school. All are welcome to attend Thursday Morning Homework Club.

Straight Talk About Cancer (STAC) Group

The STAC group is a support group for students who have cancer in their lives, a friend, family member or loved one. Students have an opportunity to share feelings and gain information in a compassionate confidential environment. The group meets once a month during the school day through the entire school year. The STAC group is sponsored by the LCMS Counseling Office and is facilitated by staff members from the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia at Glida's Club.

e-Alert Page

This link takes you to the Log College e-Alert repository, containing all messages sent this year.

From the Nurse

Reminder: Students may not carry any medications including over the counter at any time. The only exception is an epi-pen or inhaler with doctor's orders stating they have permission to carry. All medication taken during school hours must be dispensed by the school nurse. For further information, please see Centennial School District Policy 210-USE OF MEDICATIONS.


All students in Grade 6 need a physical examination, this should include the required immunzations for 7th grade (Tdap & Meningococcal). The physical examination form needs to be completed by your child’s doctor and returned to the school nurse.


Students in Grade 7 need a dental examination. The dental examination form needs to be completed by your child’s dentist and returned to the school nurse.

Forms are available on our website or in the nurse's office.


If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the school nurse at 215-441-6075 x14025


Thank you for your ongoing support, as we strive to keep the children of LCMS safe and healthy!

Attendance Procedures

Please be sure to turn in absence excuse notes within three (3) days of your child's return to school. Absences will remain unexcused until notes or turned in or if the three day window is exceeded. If your child has 10 or more cumulative days of absence, a doctor's note is required for all absences past 10 days.


Absence excuse notes can also be emailed to Log College at the following address:

lcattendance@centennialsd.org


For family trips during the school year, a Family Trip Request Form must be submitted to the Principal at least two weeks (10 school days) prior to your trip. All requests submitted less than 10 days prior will be denied.

Inclement Weather Procedures

Well, winter didn't really happen this year, which was a bit of a bummer for us snow lovers. That being said, inclement weather of all types can cause delays and/or closings. Please stay tuned to local news outlets, Centennial SD's social media accounts, and Log College's social media accounts for updates on delays and cancellations. In the event of a two or three hour delay, abbreviated schedules will be followed and communicated.

Log College Middle School

Log College Middle School opened in September 1967 as a Junior High School serving seventh and eighth grade students. The school is named after the original school in Warminster, “Log College” established in 1727 by William Tennent, one of the original trustees of Princeton University. The school’s mascot is the Colonial in honor of the first Log College.


Log College became a Middle School in 1991 educating sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. In 2000 the school was recognized by the US Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School. Log College currently serves approximately 630 sixth through eighth graders.