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Here at Linden we are ONE! --- June 3, 2020 Edition

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UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

JUNE


  • Friday, June 5th: CB Field Day
  • Wednesday, June 10th: 6th Grade Promotion
  • Friday, June 12th: Move Up Day
  • Monday, June 15th: Last Day of School - End of 3rd Trimester
Get Ready For CB Field Day - Linden Field Day Video

Click the banner for Mrs. Williams' Field Day video.

Hello Linden Leopards!!! I am so excited to share with you our very first Virtual Field Day!


Click here to view this year's Virtual Field Day. Here is everything that is included in this link:


  • Overview video from Mrs. Williams & Mr. Battis
  • Field Day Activities
  • Field Day Instructions for all Activities


This week, your PE lesson will be a celebration of all that you have learned in PE with our Virtual Field Day. You can participate in these events when it works best for you and your family OR on Friday, June 5th.


The Field Day lessons and instructions are also available in Seesaw - PE, which by now, you should have already seen. Once you complete your Virtual Field day at home, you can upload a picture here, share it with Mrs. Williams on Seesaw - PE Folder or just email to shwilliams@cbsd.org.


If you have additional photos that you would like to share, feel free to send them in an email to me: shwilliams@cbsd.org by June 8th. Have fun and be safe!

6TH GRADE PROMOTION

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MOVE-UP DAY - FRIDAY, JUNE 12TH

Dear Families,


Many of our Linden traditions and routines have been interrupted due to the school closure. This includes Move-up Day the final week of June. While we will not have the opportunity to hold this event as if we were back at school, we still want to engage students in the excitement that comes with Move-up Day. To introduce students to their next grade-level team, our teachers created a welcome video message that includes a warm greeting and information about engaging activities that are unique to the grade level. This message will be sent to students on Friday, June 12th @ 9:00 AM.


On Tuesday, August 4th, you will be able to access your child’s teacher/placement for the 2020-2021 school year. More information about how to access the information through the Parent Portal system will be shared in July.


We know that a virtual Move-Up Day does not replace the joy of changing classrooms and meeting next year’s grade level team, but we are hopeful a preview of the curricular themes will give students a welcoming introduction to the 2020-2021 school year.


Sincerely,

Mike Testani

Pick-up and Drop-off Drive-thru

We will be hosting a drive-thru pick-up and drop-off on two different dates; Monday, June 15th and Tuesday, June 16th. Monday is reserved for 6th grade students and for all families who borrowed a CBSD iPad and/or laptop. Tuesday, June 16th, is reserved for all remaining families. If you prefer to return your child’s borrowed device on the June 16th drive-thru, we will accept items at that time as well.


Pick-up stations will be organized for 6th graders to retrieve promotion/recognition certificates, art folder/artwork, etc. The drop-off stations will be available for return of materials such as textbooks and/or library books. Please do not return consumable workbooks in which student have written.


The drive-thru scheduled for June 15th will run from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. In the same manner as our materials pick-up last week, cars should circle our school, follow traffic to the gym side of the playground, and around to the blacktop area behind the school. Signs will indicate pick-up and drop-off locations, and staff will be outside to assist you. To improve traffic flow and reduce your wait time, we ask that you arrive during the window assigned by grade level. Like last week, we will be following the family count model (Plan to arrive at the indicated time of youngest student). If you are unable to arrive during your designated time, you may come during any other time of the drive-thru without prior arrangements. If neither date or times are possible, you can email Mr. Testani: mtestani@cbsd.org for special arrangements. If you were unable to retrieve your child’s personal belongings during last week’s drive-thru, you may retrieve them during either day.


Drive-thru Monday, June 15th from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • 6th Grade
  • Families with CBSD Loaner Device



Drive-thru Tuesday, June 16th

  • Grades K & 1: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Grade 2: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Grade 3: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Grades 4, 5 & 6: 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Musical Instrument Return Procedure

Hello instrumental music families!


As the school year comes to a close, many of you have reached out with questions about what to do with your instruments. We encourage every student to keep their instrument over the summer! It is best for your child’s musical development to continue playing over the summer – plus certain rental companies have special promotions for renting during this time! If you plan to keep your instrument, there are no further steps required!

If your child is certain that they do not wish to continue playing their instrument next year, they will be able to return their instruments in the coming weeks. Below is a schedule of rental drop-off times and locations for both Zeswitz and Russo.


Parents who are renting instruments and are planning on returning them for the summer:

Families using RUSSO MUSIC:

  • CURBSIDE PARENT DROPOFF: Representatives from Central Bucks will receive instruments in the Tohickon parking lot.
    • Tuesday, June 2nd 12pm – 2pm Tohickon parking lot
    • Thursday, June 4th 12pm – 2pm Tohickon parking lot

Families using ZESWITZ MUSIC:

  • CURBSIDE PARENT DROPOFF: Representatives from Zeswitz will receive instruments in school parking lots.
    • Wednesday, June 10th 9am – 3pm TAMAMEND parking lot
    • Thursday, June 11th 9am- 11am TOHICKON front parking lot/bus loop

We both enjoyed our time with your children this year and are looking forward to supporting their musical growth in the fall. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us.

Thank you and stay well!

Miss Vuocolo

kivuocolo@cbsd.org

Mr. Branchfield

abranchf@cbsd.org

Linden's Boomerang Celebration - May

Celebrating our building winners and nominees for May

Happy first week of June! I hope you all enjoyed this beautiful weekend. To view this week's Monday Morning Show, please click June 1st - Leopard Monday Morning Show.

This week, our theme will focus on celebrating National Garden Week. We invite you to participate on our National Garden Week-Padlet Wall. Join the fun and post your picture(s)! See this week’s Monday Morning Show for details.

Linden Morning Show 6-1-2020

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

Tip of the Week from Dr. McIntyre & Dr. Graz


Parenting Tip of the Week – Tools to help children balance screen time with "everything else."


Helping our children balance screen time with other activities is a challenge under the best of circumstances. It can be especially tough during the current Covid 19 crisis. The article below, from The Child Mind Institute, offers practical tips and guidance on setting appropriate technology limits while social distancing,

Balancing Screen Time During the Corona Virus Crisis


Stay healthy and stay safe.

Dr. McIntyre & Dr. Graz

Hello, everyone!


This week, we will continue to build on the digital citizenship learning we started last week. Kindergarten through second grade will focus on finding a healthy balance with technology. Third and fourth graders will continue playing instructional games through Digital Passport. Fifth and sixth graders will take on a new challenge through Digital Compass where they can apply their knowledge to different situations. As grade levels have different instructions, it's best to access my website for specific, grade level instructions.You can also click the banner below.


Stay safe, happy and healthy!

Dr. Graz

Head Over to Dr. Graz's Website HERE!

Head over to Gr. Graz's website for information specific to each grade level.

Workout With Mrs. Williams

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR STORY TIME!

YES - We're still recording awesome children's stories!! As you make time to participate safely in family activities, PLEASE CLICK THIS BUTTON. You can use this link every day to access the new read-aloud.

iRun4Life Update

Thank you to everyone who has responded back with their iRun4Life

refund selections! We will have one final check run for refunds on

June 5th. If you would like to have your iRun4Life registration fee

returned to you, please respond to Claire Ramamurthy at

c.dullighan@gmail.com or Jill Walton at jillhwalton@yahoo.com with the

following information.


If we do not hear back from you by June 4th, your fee will be

automatically applied to the 2021 season (or donated to the iRun4Life

general fund if your child is in 6th grade). Thank you for your

patience and understanding!


__________________ Student(s) Name

______ Please refund my registration fee via check. The check should

be made out to _______________ and mailed to _________________.

(Checks will be mailed on June 5th)

_______ Please apply my payment towards next year's iRun4Life registration fee.

_______ Please keep my payment as a donation towards the Linden

iRun4Life general fund to be used for future incentives and equipment

for the kids.

Paint-n-Pottery Winter Program - artwork pick-up

A number of you have asked about retrieving artwork created in the Winter Program with Paint-n-Pottery. We were able to connect with Kathy, the manager of Paint-n-Pottery. Here is her message:


The Paint n Pottery studio in Doylestown is scheduled to reopen this Friday, June 5th.

Linden families should call ahead for curbside pickup. The number is 215-348-9003.


Kathy, the studio supervisor, will be there this week during the following hours:


Thurs. 12-8

Fri. 10-6

Sat. 10-6


Thank you so much for your patience during this trying time. We look forward to seeing everyone back in the studio soon!

Now is the Time to Register for the 2020-2021 School Year

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Farmers Market

CBSD Farmers Market @ Barclay ES

Wednesday, June 10th, 4pm

John Barclay Elementary School, Palomino Drive, Warrington, PA, USA

The CBSD Farmers Market is open! A week after the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we began distributing food every week on Wednesdays at 4:00 at Barclay Elementary School. We believe that in a community as well resourced as ours, no child should ever be hungry. If you find yourself in need, please stop by.


If you find yourself in a position of giving, consider supporting this initiative. Please help us share food with families and children throughout the Central Bucks School District during this crisis! Click HERE to support our Go Fund Me. Thank you for your generosity!


There are more ways than one to support! Check out the list of item donations needed in the flyer below!

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IMPORTANT REMINDER from CB Transportation: Alternate Bus Stop Requests


If you would like to request a different bus and/or bus stop, please submit the alternate bus stop request form and forward to our transportation department. Please be advised that bus stop exceptions will not be automatically transferred to a new school year but have to be requested every year again!
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