Linden Leopard Growl

September 11, 2015

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Message from Mrs. Klimpl

Dear Linden families,

We are off to a great start to the 2015-2016 school year. Thank you to all of you who came to our Back to School Nights, and we hope that you found them to be helpful and informative. If you have any follow up questions or concerns with any information that was shared or presented, don’t hesitate to contact my office for clarification or assistance.

It has been so exciting to see your children attend their very first QUEST classes. Many of you are already expressing how motivating and challenging the program is for our learners. Let me share again that the QUEST classes, taught by our veteran teacher, Amy Logue, provides authentic learning experiences by building students’ skills in the “4-C’s”… collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking- to solve real world problems.

In QUEST, students use the engineering design process (ask, imagine, plan, create, test, improve, share) which promotes a growth mindset of grit and perseverance. Technology is integrated in all units of study in all grade levels.

Please be aware that QUEST classes do NOT replace computer lab classes. Each class still attends our computer labs at least once weekly, and then at the discretion of the teacher enjoys additional time in the lab practicing technology skills and mastering the technology scope and sequence which CB requires. Classes may utilize part of their reading, writing, social studies, science or even math classes in the computer lab to integrate technology skills and academic content in different areas.

Hopefully during Celebrate Education Week (October 12 through 16) you will have the opportunity to sit in on part of a Quest class to enjoy the full flavor of this innovative program!

Many thanks to all of you who helped with the very successful Back to School Bash on Friday, September 4th. We all look forward to somewhat cooler weather soon!

You should have received your Kidstuff Coupon Book

Every student at Linden should have brought home a yellow bag containing a KIDSTUFF COUPON BOOK, as well as all necessary instructions and information. The LHSA is selling these valuable, family friendly books filled with hundreds of national, regional, and local coupons for all ages! This includes stores, restaurants, and places to go!

The KidStuff books cost $25, and for every book Linden sells, we earn 50% or more!. Use just a few coupons and you will easily save more than the cost of the book. Keep it in your car so you have it with you wherever you go!

The instructions are simple:

  • If you want to keep your Kidstuff book, send in to your teacher a check (or cash) for $25 made out to "LHSA" in the white envelope. (Please fill out the necessary information on the envelope). That's all you need to do -- then GO SHOPPING!

  • Family and friends will love saving with KidStuff...great for gifts, too! KidStuff offers 24 editions in 11 states, so even far away relatives can particpate! Your family earns one FREE book for every 5 books you sell! If you sell 5 books, then send to your teacher a check (or cash) made out to "LHSA" in the white envelope (please fill out the necessary information on the envelope). Keep your free book, and the remaining 5 books will be sent home after September 25. If you sell less than 5 books, use the same payment instructions, but include the $25 for your book as well.

  • If you prefer not to participate in this fundraiser, please RETURN the KidStuff book to your teacher before Friday, September 25!

Please return ALL ENVELOPES or BOOKS by Friday, September 25!

Thank you so much for participating in this fundraiser!


Linden Home and School Association (LHSA) - general information

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Many good reasons to get involved with the LHSA:

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Attention parents of all 5th and 6th graders!

This year your children have the incredible opportunity to be a part of the famous Linden Band. Information will be coming home shortly about how they can become a member. In the mean time you can visit my website to get information about the instrumental music program in Central Bucks at If you have any questions you can email me at: Thank you!

Aric Branchfield

Linden Concert Band Director

September's Boomerang Asset - Caring

For those of you who are new to Linden, CB Cares Educational Foundation partners with local schools, businesses, and individuals to help promote positive attitudes and behaviors, particularly with the community's youth. Each month CB Cares focuses on an asset that helps young people grow up to be healthy, caring and responsible. Parents, family members, neighbors, etc. have the chance to recognize students that exemplify each month's asset. The student will be recognized in a Spirit Assembly at school and invited to attend breakfast with Mrs. Klimpl and other "Boomerang' nominees. Please refer to CB Cares website for further information

Therefore, do you know a young person who is caring? Does he/she think about ways of helping others? Does he/she initiate kind and thoughtful acts for others? Please recognize this person with a Boomerang nomination! You may send your nominations to Sue Ponente at by September 15, 2015. If you have any questions feel free to contact Kim Denicore at

An awesome PHILLIES GAME EVENT for Linden families!!!

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If you are having trouble reading the above Phillies flyer, or need to print the return slip, you can access the flyer on the Linden web site or click on the following link:

Young Rembrandts

The after school art program, Young Rembrandts, will begin on Wednesday 9/16/15. For more information please see the flyer below and/or the website
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School district's plan for snow make-up days for upcoming winter

Dr. Weisel included the following in a letter to the parents:

I hesitate to talk about snow days while the weather is still so nice; but I do want to let you know about our new snow make-up policy in advance of this year’s winter weather. In an effort to help families and staff better anticipate changes to our calendar, I have created a matrix illustrating what the district’s strategy will be in the eventuality of snow days this school year:

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Doylestown Bike Riding Basics - Come learn and practice the skills needed for kids and families to safely and confidently ride bikes in town!

Bring your bike and helmet to Linden Elementary School’s parking lot at 8:30am on September 19th. We’ll go over safety basics, practice the skills and then ride together to the PARKing Day pop-up park in front of the County Theater.

From there, enjoy story time in the park at 10am, the farmer’s market a block away or breakfast on your own. All ages welcome. Kids should be in a bike seat/carrier or riding a bike without training wheels. The ride will be slow and just under 1 mile. If you’ll be parking your bikes, there will be racks at the park. Please bring your own bike lock.

This is a free, community event sponsored by Doylestown Bike Works and Women Bike Dtown.

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Thanks for reading Linden's Weekly Growl

This information comes directly from Mrs. Klimpl, teachers and staff, the Linden Home and School Association and Committee Chairpeople.

Very important information can also be found:

  • in the Wednesday folders
  • on the Linden Information Line (call 267-893-4400 option #6)
  • on each teacher's web site
  • on Linden's website

© 2015 Linden HSA | 480 Linden Avenue, Doylestown PA 18901

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