Kutz Cougar Chronicles

February 2013

Our School Goals for 2012 - 2013

1. Penmanship

2. Civic Responsibility

3. Healthy Choices

Update on Penmanship

So far over 100 students have been commended for improved penmanship. Is your child showing improvements in their printing or cursive writing?

Update on Civic Responsibility

Kids Can Make a Difference

Two Kutz students, along with their teacher, Marybeth Tilghman, took it upon themselves to try and make a difference. The students were frustrated with the quality of the Oriole Pencils provided by the district. The pencils were difficult to sharpen and often broke in the sharpener. The erasers snapped off at the first use. Although the pencils were cheaper, the students found they were using two pencils and 2 cap erasers. They did a cost analysis and found that the more expensive Ticonderoga pencil was actually more cost effective. They wrote a letter to our wonderful Purchasing Department and lo and behold all, elementary school building were sent new penils: Wow: Kids really can make a difference.


Law Day

Our 6th Graders will have the opportunity to participate in Bucks County Law Day on May 2nd. They will tour the Courthouse, jail cells, Sheriff's Department and Law Library and also participate in a mock trial.



Update on Healthy Choices

-Ever day students hear a message on the morning announcements on some healthy aspect of

living.

-Aramark now offers a Breakfast Cart so your children can have the most important meal of the

day. A full breakfast is available for $1.45.

- Parents are sending healthier treats in for class parties and birthdays. some examples include:

Granola bars

Fruit Shish Kabobs

Chocolate covered strawberries

important information for Kindergarten and new 1st grade students for the 2013-2014 school year

Don't forget to register your Kindergartener or your new to Kutz 1st grader for the 2013-2014 school year. Please contact 267-893-2111 to make an appointment ASAP.


Orientation for these new students is scheduled for May 30th, 9:15 - 11:15.

RSVP to Linden Elementary Schoo at 267-893-4400


Cyberbullying for our 5th Grade Students

Special Agent Mary McCoy, Senior Supervisory Special Agent with the PA Office of the Attorney General, will be coming to Kutz to speak to 6th grade about internet safety on Friday, March 22nd.


Bucks County World Language Meeting

Thursday, March 14th, 6:30pm

375 West Court Street

Doylestown, PA

For those of you interested in attending the informational meeting on the Bucks County World Language Academy - it will be held at CB West on March 14th at 6:30 PM. This is a program for the 2013-2014 school year. It is for students in grades 2 thru 5 who want to learn Spanish. The classes will be held at Kutz and Linden Elementary - 3 days a week - after-school for one hour. Please RSVP about your desire to attend the informational meeting by calling Karen Pirrone at 267-893-3901 by March 7th

BOOMERANG AWARD

This year, Kutz will continue to accept nominations for the Boomerang Award, which is our way of honoring students who best demonstrate their own developmental assets. What are Developmental Assets? Students possessing a combination of “40 Assets” are typically most successful in school and in life. These assets have the power to influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults. For a complete listing of the 40 Developmental Assets visit: www. Search-institute.org.


March: #28 Integrity. Young person acts on his/her convictions and stands up for his/her beliefs. Young person talks openly about what he/she believes in and values: they “talk the talk and walk the walk.”

Pay It Forward Activity:

The sixth grade students have partnered with the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging to spread cheer to needy shut-ins in our area for the holidays. In November, the students made snowman decorations, holiday cards, and breakfast bags filled with healthy treats. The donations were distributed to the elderly throughout Bucks County and were greatly appreciated. The students enjoyed the activity so much that we decided to do it again for Valentine’s Day. Each student made an adorable Valentine’s Day decoration and card. We were able to make over 100 breakfast bags for the agency and made 2013 awesome for someone else!


Kutz Jumping Beans

In its third season, the Kutz Elementary Jump Rope Team has been roping in audience attention with their precision choreography and athleticism during half-time shows at local high school basketball games and charity events. The team consists of 60 students, grades three through six. The school’s dynamic new jump-rope team recently performed at the Coaches for Cancer fundraiser at CB East on February 9th. They have also performed at basketball games at CB East, CB West, and Delaware Valley College. Upcoming performances include Lenape Middle School, Central Bucks Family YMCA, iRun4Life, and Kutz Spring Fair. The team continues to amaze and entertain audiences with their energy and amazing skills!


PSSA Schedule for Kutz

Writing, Grade 5 - March 12th through March 14th


Reading & Math, Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th- April 8th through April 15th


Science, Grade 4 - April 23rd through April 24th