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December 9, 2013

Special Persons' Day

On Friday, December 13, Lenape will continue the tradition of welcoming local senior citizens to our middle school. Lenape students will perform a concert for our guests and then serve them lunch and join them for conversation. Lenape is very proud of this tradition and we encourage all students to “dress up” on this day so we can look our best for those visiting our school.

Holiday Book Fair

The Holiday Book Fair will be happening in the Lenape Library next week! There will be tons of books and gift ideas for all ages. Students will be visiting the book fair with their English classes and can also visit before school and during resource with a pass. Cash and checks payable to “Lenape Middle School” will be accepted as payment.

Parent Portal (Infinite Campus)

Effective 12/9/13, password reset functionality will be enabled on the Parent Portal. When users log in to the portal, they will be prompted with a message to update security preferences. It is important that you complete these Security Preferences for your account. These preferences can be changed at any time through the User Account Management section. Those preferences include:

*Changing your Account Password

*Setting your Password Recovery Email

*Setting User Preferences

Once these options are set, if you forget your password, you can use the “Forgot my password” link under HELP on the portal login screen. An email with a unique link will be sent to your email address. Click here for more info.

Homework Request if Your Child is Absent

If your child is absent from school, please visit your child’s teachers’ websites for homework information. Students may also contact classmates to get homework and information missed while they were absent. You may also contact the guidance office on the third day of an extended absence to request homework for your child. Please allow teachers and the guidance office a minimum of 24 hours to gather work for students who have an extended absence.

Boys' Basketball Tryouts

The Lenape Boys' Basketball season begins in December with our open gyms for 7th and 8th grade students and tryouts for both grades in January. There WILL be cuts on both the 8th grade and 7th grade teams this year. Due to the high volume of students coming out for the teams cuts will be necessary. Each team looks to keep between 10-12 players for the season. It is at the discretion of the coach if they would like to keep practice players on the team.


8th Grade:

Thursday, December 12th, 4:30-6:00 P.M.

Friday, December 13th, 4:30-6:00 P.M.

7th Grade:

Tuesday, December 17th, 4:30-6:00 P.M.

Wednesday, December 18th, 4:30-6:00 P.M.


Any student who wishes to try out on January 2nd will need to have a completed physical form. Without the form, the student may not try out.

8th Grade:

Thursday, January 2nd, 6:00-7:30 P.M.

Friday, January 3rd, 4:30-6:30 P.M. (Select 7th may be invited to attend this tryout.)

Tuesday, January 7th, 4:30-6:30 P.M. (Cuts will be made.)

7th Grade:

Thursday, January 2nd, 4:30-6:00 P.M.

Monday, January 6th, 4:30-6:00 P.M.

Wednesday, January 8th, 4:30-6:00 P.M.

For further information, parent letter, and coach contact information, please click here.

Vision Screening for All Lenape Students

Vision testing has begun. All students at Lenape will be vision tested before the end of the school year. You will be notified by US Mail if a referral is made for your child.

Scoliosis Screening

To Parents/Guardians of all Students currently in 7th Grade PE:

Scoliosis screening is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, January 6th and 7th during PE class. As per the State of Pennsylvania, all students will be screened. If you do NOT wish your child to be checked for scoliosis, please send a written note in with your child.

Seventh grade students who are not screened at this time will be screened in the 3rd marking period. You will be informed when those dates become available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our school nurse, Mrs. Greenberg by email at mgreenbe@cbsd.org or by phone at 267-893-2840.

7th Grade Students & Immunizations

Dear Parents and Guardians of 7th Grade Students,

All students in Grade 7 are required to have documentation of a Meningitis Vaccine and Adult booster Tdap Vaccine. If you have not provided that documentation to the Nurse’s Office, please do so as soon as possible. If your child has not yet received these vaccines, please send in the date of the immunizations as soon as they are completed. You may check your child’s immunization status on the parent portal, under the “Health” tab. These are mandates of the State of Pennsylvania. Students who do not have these immunizations on file will be excluded on May 1, 2014. A reminder letter was sent home earlier this year and another one will be sent again after we return to school following the winter break.

Thank you, in advance, for providing the required documentation.

Marlene C. Greenberg, RN, MSN

Certified School Nurse

Lenape Middle School (267-893-2840)

Peer Tutoring

Lenape’s Peer Tutor program has been very busy this year. We would like to involve more students as Peer Tutors. If your child has an interest in volunteering and is a solid student in math, Spanish, or French, please encourage him/her to pick up an application in guidance. Since we are open all year on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students may choose to volunteer after school when it works for their schedules. Contact Mrs. Schmon if you have any questions about Peer Tutoring jschmon@cbsd.org or 267-893-2812

Lenape Student Ambassadors Recognition Program

Lenape Student Ambassadors have created a new program to recognize the efforts of members of our community. Nominees will be announced on Lenape Live TV and their names and accomplishments added to the Student Ambassador Tribe Pride Bulletin Board. Click here to nominate someone.

Important Upcoming Dates

December 9-13 - Holiday Book Fair in the Library

December 10 - Winter Instrumental Concert

December 11 - 7th Grade Field Trip

December 13 - Special Persons' Day

December 17 - Lenape Art Display at Yogurtree in Doylestown

December 23 - January 1 - Winter Break - Lenape Offices Closed

For more details, please take a look at the calendar on the Lenape website.