Linden Leopard Growl

December 22, 2021

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A Message from Mr. Testani

As winter break approaches, we have finished our 1st trimester conferences, and we are getting ready to close out 2021. I had the pleasure of attending some conferences over the past few weeks and continue to be impressed with our students, teachers, and parents' commitment and support. Our teachers shared their knowledge of each student, focusing on the positive relationships they have established, and their enthusiasm for teaching and learning. Parents - your support, clarifying questions, open communication, and active engagement in your child's learning have been greatly appreciated. It truly takes a team effort to help our students grow and develop, academically and socially, and our conferences allow us the time to share and celebrate as a team. I am reminded each day of our respectful and enthusiastic students, dedicated staff, and committed families.. What a blessing it is to be part of such a wonderful community.


As the of the holidays and the long awaited break are upon us, we have planned some festive and fun activities for the students and staff this week including spirit days, holiday sing a longs, and holiday parties.


I wish all families who are celebrating, a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year. May this holiday season bring you joy, fond memories, and special time with family and friends.


Sincerely,

Mike Testani

Tune into Lightning News from Mrs. Mariello's Class

Lightning News Episode 5

Dates to Remember

DECEMBER

Thursday, December 23rd

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


HAPPY 2022

Wednesday, January 5th

  • BENergy Assembly
Monday, January 10th
  • 1st & 2nd grade PEN Field Trip
Thursday, January 20th
  • Spelling Bee
  • LHSA General Membership Meeting- 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 27th
  • Winter Instrumental Concert- 7:00 PM for parents

With A Grateful Heart, We Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who was able to donate to this year’s Holiday Giving Tree!

Your incredibly generous donations helped us to support many Linden families. We are so appreciative of your giving spirit!

With a Grateful Heart, from our Linden Family to yours, we wish you a very happy and safe Holiday Season!

Congratulations to our "PAW"some Leopard Tracks Winners

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Linden Leopard PAW Tracks is Linden’s NEW program where we continue to celebrate our PAW Winners for demonstrating Linden’s Core Four Values. All PAW Winners from past months will be entered into a drawing for “PAW” spirit wear prizes.


Congratulations Whitley Massey and Joel Bucey!

We are so proud of you!

This Week's Edition of Lightning News


Presenting…Lightning News Episode 5! Mrs. Mariello’s class did an amazing job producing their very first newscast! Enjoy!

Mrs. Bredow's 2nd Grade Class Celebrates the Season of Giving

The kids had a great time at our party today! We tied fleece throws together to make blankets for the elderly people in the local nursing home. It is a tradition in room 10 to give every holiday season.

Happy Holidays!

Mrs. Bredow's Class

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Sparks Newsletter

“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Mark Twain


This quote may optimize the wish that many parents have for their children’s future. Some of you may be fortunate enough to feel that way about your own career. Finding that ideal job is the challenge and for our children it is often a matter of “trying things on” to see what fits. The link below shares interesting looks at how people feel about the work they do. Although many of the videos may be more appropriate for older students, some could be fun for the younger ones such as Kite Designer or Experimental Film and Stop Motion Animator.


Perhaps take a few minutes over the upcoming school break and watch some of these with your sons and daughters. Ask them what they think, and listen. You both may learn something about “a job you enjoy doing.”


https://www.kqed.org/education/18675/50-videos-for-career-path-explorations


For comments or questions, please contact Ginny Barrett at vbarrett@cbsd.org.

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!

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!

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)

Attention 6th Graders

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January Boomerang Asset #27

Equality and Justice: Young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty.


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!

CB Cares Backpack Newsflash

Click title bar for link to Backpack Newsflash page.

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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.

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CBSD Health & Safety Plan Update

Dear Parents,


As you have been made aware, the district informed the CB community about the most recent masking update. At this time (12/15/21), masking is optional for students and staff.


I continue to ask all families to notify me and our Certified School Nurse (Tina Boyer tboyer@cbsd.org) if your child, or someone in your family, tests positive for Covid. If your child tests positive, or is a household close contact, you will receive direct communication from me about the district guidelines.


Classroom email blasts, as well as bus emails, will still be sent to that specific grouping if a positive case is reported.


I ask all families to be mindful of their child’s symptoms. If you ever have a question, please feel free to contact me or our health office.


Sincerely,

Mike Testani

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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