The Colonial Times

December 3, 2018

Wait...where did November go?!

We hope that you enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday! It truly feels like school just started, and we are already into December. While we only have three weeks until Winter Break, this is a very busy time of the year here at Log College! The coming weeks have some fun and exciting events and activities coming.

Our musicians are hard at work preparing for the upcoming winter vocal and instrumental concerts. If you have the opportunity, come out and support the music and arts here at Log College!

A group of our students in conjunction with our PBIS team are in the process of planning spirit days for the students and staff to participate in, culminating with our yearly "Winter Games" on the day prior to winter break starting. Stay tuned for more information coming about that.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate in contacting us at Log College.

Happy Hanukkah to all of our LCMS families that celebrate!

Upcoming Dates:

December 3rd- Home and School Meeting @ 7:15 PM

December 5th- Vocal Winter Concert @ 7:00 PM

December 12th- Instrumental Winter Concert @ 7:00 PM

December 22 through January 1- Schools Closed for Winter Break

Toys for Tots

Log College is once again participating in the Marine Corps Reserve's annual Toys for Tots campaign. Toys for Tots began in 1947 when Marine Corps Major Bill Hendricks and his wife donated a few handcrafted toys to an agency that supported children in need. Now in its 71st year, Toys for Tots distributes an average of 18 million toys to 7 million less fortunate children. If you would like to help out with this very worthy cause, please bring an unwrapped toy to Log College and drop it off in one of our collection bins between now and December 12th!

Ryan's Story

On November 26th, Log College hosted a special event for students focusing on the negative effects of bullying. John Halligan, father of Ryan Halligan came to share his son's story. Tragically, Ryan committed suicide in 2003 at the age of 13 after being bullied both in person and online. Following the death of his son, Mr. Halligan began to lobby for laws in Vermont for how schools should address bullying and bullying prevention. Many laws that have been enacted throughout the United States regarding bullying have cited Ryan's case as the evidence supporting the need for them.

Following Mr. Halligan's presentation, an officer from the Warminster Police spoke with our students for a bit about the legal ramifications of bullying and cyberbullying.

Log College PBIS

What is PBIS? School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support provides a model for a

school-wide approach for implementing a system of discipline based in proactive teaching and prevention. Students learn appropriate behavior in the same way they learn to read – through instruction, practice, feedback and encouragement.

The 200 Club at Log College serves as our method of reinforcement for our PBIS motto of Living Safely, Owning Responsibility, and Giving Respect. The club assists in the establishment of a more positive social climate in a school and helps enhance rule-following behavior for all students. Teacher participation and support of the club encourages positive student-teacher interactions as well as establishes and reinforces consistent school-wide expectations, with the ultimate goal being to develop a positive, supportive, and cooperative school culture as well as decrease the number of office discipline referrals and time spent on discipline.

Athletics Update

Our winter sports seasons are now under way, with our Girls' Basketball team about to play their first game this week. Please see the link below for updated schedules for our teams. Stay tuned for more information from our Log sports teams!

Winter Weather

While it is still officially Fall for a few more weeks (although the pre-Thanksgiving snowstorm would make you think otherwise!), winter weather is a very real possibility from this point forward. Please stay tuned to local news outlets, Centennial SD's social media accounts, and Log College's social media accounts for updates on delays and cancellations.

Attendance Procedures

Please be sure to turn in absence excuse notes within three (3) days of your child's return to school. Absences will remain unexcused until notes or turned in or if the three day window is exceeded. If your child has 10 or more cumulative days of absence, a doctor's note is required for all absences past 10 days.

Absence excuse notes can also be emailed to Log College at the following address:

For family trips during the school year, a Family Trip Request Form must be submitted to the Principal at least two weeks (10 school days) prior to your trip. All requests submitted less than 10 days prior will be denied.