LENAPE MIDDLE SCHOOL SMOKESIGNAL

January 23, 2020

Celebration of Our Schools

Join us for this very special celebration of pride in our schools, featuring a showcase of all things Central Bucks! Wednesday, January 29th at CB South High School 6:30 - 8:30 PM (Snow date Feb. 5). Student art display, music performances, curriculum, operations and technology expo. Snow Date is Wednesday, February 5th


For more information https://www.cbsd.org/cos2020

Pictures of 8th grade students

This past year, we created a photo displaying the Freshmen wing. This display includes pictures of the current Freshmen class. As we plan next year's display, we are asking 8th grade parents to send in 1 candid picture of their child. The picture should be 3in x 5in or 4in x 6in and can be an individual picture or a picture with a group of friends. The pictures will not be returned, as they will be mounted to the display. Our goal is to have a picture of every 8th grade student displayed. Please send photos into school; the pictures can be dropped off to Mr. Pustay or the main office. The deadline to submit pictures is May 31st. Thank you!

Report Cards

End of second marking period is January 31st. Report cards will be available on the Parent Portal on Monday, February 10th. You will be able to print out the report card from the Parent Portal.

Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

Kick off assembly will be on Monday, February 3rd. We will collect coins during the month of February for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. There will be containers for each grade in the cafeteria for students to deposit their loose change. The grade with the most money will get a treat.

Guidance Department

Program Planning is well underway. Please visit the Lenape Guidance website for information and resources. Click here

6th Grade Parents Middle School Orientation

On Tuesday, February 18th, at 7:00 PM, each of our Middle Schools will be hosting an orientation for sixth grade parents. Everything that you need to know to prepare your sixth grader for middle school will be covered. Please be sure to attend the orientation at your child's middle school. Lenape will be hosting this event in the auditorium. We will also be selling our Lenape wear.


Lenape will have curriculum tables set up starting at 6:30 PM for a question and answer time prior to the 7:00 program. Hope you can join us at 6:30.

Lenape - BLOOD DRIVE

Lenape in conjunction with American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Monday, February 3rd in the Lenape cafeteria from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: lenape or call 1-800-733-2767

BCMEA County Orchestra Festival

Congratulations to JP Tomlinson, Clara Lee, Noli Demiri-Worman, Riya Mallavarapu, Zoe Ketner, Rachel Hu, Chloe Yang, Emma Botes, and Victor Johnstone on being selected for the 2020 BCMEA County Orchestra Festival. JP was also selected to particpate in the 2020 PMEA District 11 Orchestra Festival, something very difficult to do a as ninth grader. Congratulations to all participating students!

Spring Musical - LEGALLY BLONDE The Muscial JR

Lenape's Spring Musical will be Legally Blonde The Musical Jr. Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally BlondeThe Musical JR is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass? leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink! Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles sterotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. It's a must see!

Performance dates:


Princess Breakfast

The Lenape MS Choir is proud to announce that they will host a Princess Meet & Greet Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 8th at Chambers 19 Restaurant in Doylestown. The breakfast will run from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and tickets are timed. Come and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast while being serenaded by all of your favorite princesses. The princesses will visit tables to sign autographs, take pictures and sing. Over 15 princesses! Tickets are $12 and can be purchased on brownpapertickets.com and search "Lenape Princess." https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4489744

VH1 Save the Music Foundation Benefit Concert

The 17th Annual Central Bucks Save theMusic Benefit Concert. #1isTEN: A Decade in Review, is set for Janurary 24 and 25, 2020. This year's performances will feature some of the greatest musical moments and memories from the past decade. Over the years, we have raised $198,496 to support the Save the Music Foundation through the generous support of the Central Bucks community and business leaders. We hope to raise at least $40,000 so that we can single-handedly provide enough funds to revive another instrumental music program. This year we're excited that it will be in the nearby Newark, New Jersey!


Performances are on Friday, January 24 @ 7:30 PM, Saturday, January 25th @ 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM at Holicong Middle School. Lenape Jazz Band and String Ensemble will be performing Saturday afternoon. Official site: www.cbsd.org/vh1 and ticket link: https://cbstm2020.brownpapertickets.com

Parent Positive Series - February 24th

Durg and Alcohol Awareness/Parent Positive Event at CB South High School 5:00 - 8:00 PM (Snow date March 2nd)

Hosted by Central Bucks School District in cooperation with The CB Cares Educational Foundation, Doylestown Hospital, The Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, and The Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro - the program will feature:

  • Remarks by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub.
  • Mock Teen Bedroom Display courtsey of Bensalem Township Police Department.
  • A presentation on vaping and other drugs by Doylestown Hospital Director of Pharmacy Dr. Christine Roussel.
  • Question and answer session with a panel of experts.
  • A showcase of local health, drug and alcohol, and human services organizations.
  • Childcare will be available - details to come! https://www.cbsd.org/parentpositive

Snow Sports Club

The next Snow Sports Club trip to Blue Mountain is on Friday, January 31st. This is a half day so we will be going early. We will leave Lenape at 11:00 and return at 9:45PM. Please plan accordingly and arrange transporation for pick up at Lenape at 9:45 PM


Thank you!

PSSA Testing

Please be mindful when you are planning a vacation that attendance is important for our students for PSSA testing. Testing window dates:


English Language Arts - April 20-24

Math - April 27-May 1

Science for 8th gr - May 4-8

Keystone Math - May 11-15

9th Grade - Washington DC Trip

9th Grade trip to Washington DC trip will be on Tuesday, April 7th. The buses will be leaving Lenape at 5:30 AM and returning to Lenape by 8:30 PM. Students must bring a bag lunch and money for dinner. The cost of the trip is $55.00 and MPP will open on February 2nd to make a payment. If you are having a financial hardship and can not pay for the field trip please contact your child's guidance counselor - Mrs. Jodi Schmon A-I jschmon@cbsd.org Mrs. Courtney Nolan J-R cnolan@cbsd.org and Ms. Marykate Blankenburg S-Z mblankenburg@cbsd.org. You will still be required tosign the permission slip on MyPaymentsPlus.


Once students form their groups, they will be assigned to a bus with teachers and chaperones.


Any questions please contact Ms. Janet Bachelor jbachelor@cbsd.org or Mrs. Jeanene Henry jhenry@cbsd.org.

Lenape Night at SKY ZONE

Lenape's Student Council is hosting a Sky Zone fundraiser on Thursday, February 13th from 6:00PM - 8:00 PM. Students are encouraged to join us for a night of jumping. Ticket prices are 60 minutes: $18.00/ 90 minutes: $22.00/ 120 minutes: $26.00 Parents must complete a waiver at https://www.skyzone.com/chalfont. All jumpers are required to have SkySocks. If tickets are purchased online student must bring the Sky Zone flyer for Lenape to receive credit. This event is open to all school students and their families. Contact Mrs. Coyne @ ecoyne@cbsd.org with any questions.


SkyZone is the origiinal indoor trampoline park. Enjoy the unmatched, out of this world, high flyin' fun at the world's first all-trampoline, walled playing courts! SkyZone offers Open Jump, a Foam Zone, 3D Dodgeball, and SkySlam basketball courts. For just about any age SkyZone is the ultimate 3D playing experience! Hope to see you there!


Click here to see the flyer and the flyer is also posted on our Lenape website.

Bucks County Housing Group - Donation Drive

Bucks County Housing Group (BCHS) is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to advance the interests of people with low-moderate income and people in crisis through the provision of affordable housing and related social service. Items in need for shelters are cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, personal care items and gift cards.


Donations can be dropped off at the main office at school until February 21, 2020. Your generousity is greatly appreciated.

Dates to Remember

January 24 & 25 - VH1 Concerts at Holicong

January 31 - Early Dismissal 10:45AM

January 31 - Snow Sports Club - 11:00AM - 9:45PM

February 1 - Lenape Jazz Festival

February 3 - Blood Drive 3:00-8:00 PM

February 7 - Snow Sports Club

February 8 - Princess Breakfast - Chambers

February 10 - Report Cards - Parent Portal opens

February 13 - Sky Zone 6:00 - 8:00 PM

February 14 - No school for students

February 17 - President's Day - school closed

February 18 - 6th Gr Middle School Orientation 6:30 PM

February 20 - Parent Council - 9:00 AM

February 24 - Parent Positive Series - CB South

Boomerang

January: #27 - Equality and Justice. Young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty. Please send your nominations to Ms. Marykate Blankenburg mblankenburg@cbsd.org by Monday, January 27th by 3:00 PM


February: #26 - Caring. Young person cares about others. They place a high value on helping other people. Please send your nominations to Ms. Marykate Blankenburg mblankenburg@cbsd.org by Monday, February 24th at 3:00 PM