Linden Leopard Growl

December 8, 2021

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A Message from Mr. Testani

We look forward to seeing you at parent/teacher conferences this week. In this newsletter you will find information on the following:


  • Linden Students Art Showcased at State Representative's Office
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences & Progress Report Timeline
  • Winter Programs - Registration Opens Today!
  • No Place for Hate Update
  • Lost & Found
  • Holiday Giving Tree


Sincerely,

Mike Testani

Dates to Remember

DECEMBER

Thursday, December 9th

  • No Kindergarten-Parent Conferences All-Day
  • Early Dismissal 12:25
Friday, December 10th
  • No Kindergarten-Parent Conferences All-Day
  • Early Dismissal 12:25
Monday, December 13th
  • NO PM Kindergarten (AM K attends in the AM Regular time)
Tuesday, December 14th
  • NO AM Kindergarten (PM K attends in the PM Regular time)
Wednesday, December 15th

Holiday Shirt or Sweater Day!

Wednesday, December 22nd

Cozy Up in Holiday PJ's
Thursday, December 23rd

  • Early Dismissal-12:25 (No AM K - PM attends in the morning)
Friday, December 24th - January, 2nd, 2022
  • Winter Break

Parent/Teacher Conferences & Progress Reports

Our 1st trimester Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place over the next few weeks. We look forward to conference time as it is an opportunity to check in with our families, celebrate your child's progress, and set goals for the new trimester. In addition, the 1st trimester progress reports will be available on the parent portal on 12/8/21, after 1:00 PM.


We look forward to seeing you in the next few weeks!


  • Conference Window: November 29th - December 17th
  • Conference Early Dismissal Days: December 9th & 10th
  • 1st Trimester Progress Reports Available on Parent Portal: December 8th (after 1:00 PM)

Kindergarten Conference Days

  • Thursday, December 9 - No Kindergarten- Parent conferences all day
  • Friday, December 10 - No Kindergarten- Parent conferences all day
  • Monday, December 13 - AM Kindergarten attends in the AM (their regular time), no PM kindergarten (parent conferences in the PM)
  • Tuesday, December 14 - PM Kindergarten attends in the PM (their regular time), no AM kindergarten (parent conferences in the AM)

Bucks County Children's Museum Available at the Linden Library!

Looking for an activity for the whole family?

Check out a family pass to the Bucks County Children’s Museum.

The pass is good for 6 family members.

Email dfree@cbsd.org if you would like your child to check out the pass from the Linden library.


For more information about the museum: The Bucks County Children's Museum (buckskids.org)

Mrs. Rubeo's 5th Grade Math Class In Action

After learning how to add and subtract fractions, Mrs. Rubeo’s math class created a game for a math carnival. The catch was the points the players earn at the game have to be in fractions. To win the game a player must earn at least 10 points. The students spent several days planning their booths. This week they have been busy creating the games for their carnival at the end of the week.

No Place For Hate

In the next few weeks your child’s teacher will be sharing Linden’s first No Place for Hate lesson of the year. During the lesson, students will identify what makes them special and unique and will discuss how we are each different, and those differences are to be respected and celebrated! The No Place for Hate student committee did a wonderful job helping with the lesson, and they created a read aloud video of the book Oddbird by Derek Desierto. We hope you enjoy!

Winter Program Registration Opens Today!

Linden Students Art Showcased at Local Representative Office

The students artwork will be displayed from December 1st to January 7th. A huge congratulations to the following Linden Leopards - we are so very proud of all of you!


Caity Day, Charlie Sperance, Lucia Cole, Vienna Ludt, Selena Forsell, Julia Craig, Mia Hawkins, Lana Forsell, Vada Houser, Tia Al-Haddadin, Delaney Ralph, Kiera Check, Josh Van Reed, Miles Matyszczak, Tyler Corbet, Ryan Williams, Enna Durant, Leah Uhrlass, Grace Davis, Elaina Schatz, Elizabeth Craig, Sierra Ortiz, Pearl Brosowsky, Luke Fisher, Lucy Earl, Samantha Michener


Please click here to view the fabulous artwork created by these Leopards!

Congratulations to our Engineers of the Week!

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Congratulations to these young engineers! They have shown exemplary skills in collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking skills while working in the QUEST room!
Parents,

Tomorrow, December 9th, we will celebrate Linden's hardworking staff with our annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon. If you would like to be a part of this event, please review the sign up genius and choose one or more items to bring. We also welcome parent volunteers to help with set up, clean up, and during the luncheon. There are still slots open.

Security clearances are not necessary to volunteer for the luncheon. We appreciate your support in making this a successful luncheon for our beloved Linden staff.


Click here for the SIgn-Up Genius.

Lost & Found

Please make sure to stop by the Lost and Found tables when visiting school during our conference days! There are many pieces of clothing and other items that might be missing from you home! All items that are not claimed by December 22nd will be donated.

Holiday Giving Tree - Last Week to Donate

Please consider helping Linden Families in Need this Holiday Season!


Every year during the holidays, our community has generously supported Linden Families in Need.

This year, any families or staff that are interested in helping can do so by donating cash, check (made out to Linden Elementary) or gift cards.

Our hope is to provide families in need with gift cards to purchase food and gifts to make their holiday special.


This is a wonderful way to show compassion, caring and kindness to others.

Help us bring a smile to members of our Linden Community by donating this year!

Please Return Envelopes by Friday, December 10th


Thank you for your generosity and continued support of the Linden Community.

Linden's Book Dedication Program!

Looking for a special way to celebrate a birthday, holiday or thank you to a great teacher? Do you want to give someone a special honor or mark an important milestone? You can find our Book Dedication information on Mrs. Free's library website or CLICK HERE to jump straight to our Book Dedication page!

December's Boomerang Asset #30

Responsibility: Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.


The Boomerang Youth Recognition Award is a district-wide monthly program which recognizes and honors youth in our community for exemplifying and living by one of the chosen Developmental Assets® for the school year.


Please email Mrs. Dempsey at ddempsey@cbsd.org or send to school in an envelope. Nomination forms are due by Wednesday, December 22nd

We look forward to reading your child's nomination!

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Health Coverage for Kids and Teens

Check out Linden's Health Room page for Information about CHiP- Children's Health Insurance Plan.

IMPORTANT NEW and RETURNING VOLUNTEER CLEARANCE INFORMATION

New & Returning Volunteer Clearance Info

This school year the district has approved Classroom and Grade Level Field Trips.


If you wish to chaperone your child's future planned event, please recognize that your clearances must be up to date with the Central Bucks School District.


If your clearances are up to date, simply upload them into the App Garden-Volunteer Tracker.

If your clearances have expired or if you need to begin the clearance process, simply click on Required Documents for the directions.

Once you received the approved clearances, you may then upload them into the APP Garden-Volunteer Tracker.

For your convenience, we have attached the link to the Human Resources Volunteer Required Paperwork webpage.


Human Resources / Volunteer Required Paperwork (cbsd.org)


Thank you for your immediate attention to this.

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iCal Feed

Want to sync your phone calendar with Linden's Calendar of Events? Download Linden iCal Feed today!


1. On the Linden website, click calendar.

2. Click iCal Feed Instructions (small image of a link above calendar to the right).

3. Click on the iCal Feed link (looks like a website).

4. A window will pop up on the iPhone that shows the list of events, and you can click on “add all” at the top.

For the Districts visual directions, please click here.

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