January 11, 2016
From the Principal's Desk
Some of our children received electronic readers over the holidays. We are thrilled that our children have another incentive to read, but would like to set parameters for school use. First, the school cannot be responsible for any damage or loss to this equipment. Teachers in kindergarten through third grade would prefer that students not bring these readers to school. Students in grades four through six may use their electronic readers during silent reading times.
Please note that the building does not open until the first bus arrives, approximately at 8:20 AM. Students dropped off before this time will not be allowed to enter the building.
We do our best to have our students out for recess every day - even if it is only for 10-15 minutes. Please be sure your children come prepared with coats, hats and mittens (labeled with their names).
Dear Central Bucks Elementary School Parents and Guardians,
Network of Victim’s Assistance, or NOVA, is a valuable resource for our school district and the community, offering resources and personal safety education programs. They have presented to our students for almost 20 years. NOVA will once again be bringing their cyberbullying prevention program to all Central Bucks 5th grade students this January and February.
Please join us for a parent informational session on
on Wednesday, February 10th, at 7:00 pm
at Groveland Elementary School,
100 North Easton Road,
Doylestown, PA 18901.
Parents and guardians of students in all elementary grade levels are invited. The snow date is Thursday, March 3rd.
Topics will include:
· An overview of the NOVA cyberbullying prevention program presented to 5th graders on January 27th (Thanks to our Home and School, NOVA will also present to Doyle fourth and sixth grade students this spring.)
· Current trends in Social Media, free message Apps, and online gaming
· Examples, tips for parents, and Q&A with Detective Sergeant Dante Montella, Warwick Township Police Department
We hope you will join us for this important presentation.
Family Fitness Night
From the Library
Author Visit: Mac Barnett
Ellen Mager from Booktender's Secret Garden Children's Bookstore arranged for our 3rd and 4th grade students to meet with Caldecott Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett on Thursday, January 21, 2016.
If you are interested in ordering one of Mac Barnett's books for your child, signed and dedicated by the author, please submit your orderform by January 14th to either your child's classroom teacher or the Doyle library.
For more information about Mac Barnett, please visit his website at http://www.macbarnett.com.
Reporting From Doyle Elementary’s Library:
The Mothman’s Shadow by Jason Strange is a good horror story with short chapters and lots of scary moments. It’s a quick read. It may remind you of Goose Bumps as it has a good twist at the end. I recommend this book to mature 5th and 6th graders.
Signing Off, Tristan Hartwick
Fala of the Dog Diaries series
is dedicated to Mrs. Hastings.
To a great teacher who makes us feel good when we need it.
Love, Alexandra Stoots and Ryley Shissler
From Home and School
Registration for Winter Enrichment classes will open on Wednesday, January 20th at noon through Saturday, January 30 at midnight.
Action Karate Fundraiser
Doyle Home and School is pairing up with Action Karate to help us parents to keep our healthy New Year's resolutions this January.
Action Karate is offering a Zen Fit class, which is an hour class combining interval training/body combat exercises, and/or a Karate classes for Adults. For just $49, you can attend unlimited Zen classes for the month or you can sign up for unlimited karate classes for the month. Or signup for both for $98.
Action Karate is generously donating all proceeds back to Doyle Home and School. So, please join us and have fun while supporting your body, mind and children's elementary school. All classes will be held at Action Karate. The closest Action Karate location has moved from New Britain to Chalfont, a short 10 minute drive from Doylestown.
For class schedules, please click here.
For registration, please contact Ayres Boswell at email@example.com.
6th Grade Social
Parent Planning Meeting for 6th Grade Social
Hi 6th Grade Parents,
Our 6th graders' time at Doyle will be quickly coming to end. The annual Sixth Grade Social to celebrate their experiences and friendships at Doyle is scheduled for May 20th.
Dianne Matteson and I are coordinating the event this year, and are looking for volunteers to help plan, organize, and create it. If you are interested, please come to our first meeting on
Thursday, January 21st at 7 pm in the Doyle Cafeteria.
We will explain how Sixth Grade Social works and begin choosing a theme. If you have any questions beforehand or want to be involved but cannot attend, please email me at:
Hope to see you on 1/21!
From The Art Department
Art Shirt Sale
Order your ‘I Heart Art’ T-shirt to help support the District Art Show Scholarship Fund for $10.00! Order forms are available on our website and from your Art teacher, Mrs. Schubert or Mrs. Casey. Last day to order is Tuesday, Jan. 12th!! Turn orders in to Mrs. Schubert or Mrs. Casey in the Art Room
CB Cares Backpack 2015
Calendar change: The H&S presentation, originally planned for January 12 will now be the Parent Positive presentation: Growing Healthy Together: Tips to Live Healthier as a Family, on Thursday, February 18, 7:00 PM at Lenape MS.
January 11: Title One Parent Workshop, 6:30 PM
January 18: No School - MLK Day
January 20: Winter Enrichment Registration begins at 12:00 noon
January 20: Young Engineers' Night at CB East
January 21: Author Mac Barnett visits Grades 3 & 4
January 26: Early Dismissal @ 11:55 AM, End of 2nd MP
January 27 - 29: 3rd grade Assessment
January 28 - 29: Scholastic Bookfair
January 28: Dining for Doyle at Mom's
January 30: Winter Enrichment Registration ends at midnight
... for further events, please check our website.
February 4: No School for Students (Staff Development)
February 5: No School for Students (Staff Development)
February 8: Winter Enrichment Classes start
February 10: Progress reports visible on parent portal, Kindergarten progress reports distributed
February 10: NOVA Parent Presentation on Cyberbullying at Groveland Elementary, 7:00 PM
February 15: No School, Presidents' Day
February 17: Avenue of the Arts, grades 2 and 3
February 18: Parent Positive Presentation: Growing Healthy Together: Tips to Live Healthier as a Family @ Lenape MS, 7:00 PM