The Colonial Times

May 17, 2019

Happenings at Log College

How is it mid-May?! We are down to the final four weeks of school (18.5 days to be exact), and there are a number of exciting and important events coming up! Our spring sports teams have been dominating in their respective seasons, and they will be coming to a close in the next few weeks with the annual Log/Klinger matchups! Our artists and musicians have been showcasing their talents in the annual Fine Arts Festival and our vocal and instrumental concerts. We truly have great students here at Log that are very involved!

Our visitors from China wrapped up their experience at Log College on Monday 5/13, culminating with a brief symposium where differences between their school in China and Log College were discussed. We greatly appreciate the students and families that worked with our visitors and showed them what school in America is like!

Please keep checking for updates in our events calendar, as this is a very busy time of the year. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school.

Finally, the Log College family would like to extend a belated Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there! We hope that you were able to celebrate with your families this past weekend!

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 21- Primary Election (Regular School Day)
  • May 23- Spring Vocal Concert (7:00 PM @ LCMS Auditorium)
  • May 24- Eighth Grade Visit/Orientation at William Tennent (during the school day)
  • May 27- Memorial Day: Schools and Offices Closed
  • May 28- 2-hr Delay: Teacher Inservice
  • May 29- Fifth grade parent orientation (7:00 PM @ LCMS Auditorium)
  • May 30- Fifth grade student orientation (during the school day)
  • June 3- Home and School Meeting (7:15 PM @ LCMS Library)

Spring Instrumental Concert

On May 15th, the jazz band, 6th grade band, 7th and 8th grade band, chamber orchestra, and orchestra presented their annual spring concert to a packed house! The ensembles performed a wide variety of repertoire ranging from traditional orchestral pieces by Bach and Handel to contemporary pieces by composers Brian Balmages, Michael Sweeney, and Robert Sheldon, to popular pieces such as September by Earth Wind and Fire and Africa by Toto. All of the groups did an incredible job performing, and even Mr. Drago joined in the fun and returned to his musical roots by playing along with the jazz band. Our fine musicians make us all LCMS Proud! Bravo!

Primary Election on May 21

On May 21st, Log College will once again be utilized as a polling location for the Primary Election. Due to the snow days we experienced during the winter months, this date is now a school day. As such, we need to adjust our arrival and dismissal procedures to accommodate this. For May 21st ONLY, the following procedures will be followed:

Arrival- Car riders will be dropped off by the gym/auditorium entrance to the building. There will be a driving lane delineated for cars to drive through. Busses will drop students off in the front of the building (where car riders normally are).

Dismissal- A similar procedure will be followed for dismissal. Car riders will be picked up at the gym entrance. As in the morning, a driving lane will be established. Bus riders will dismiss from the front of the building as the busses arrive.

Extra staff will be out directing traffic as this is a departure from our normal routines. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we adjust procedures for the election.

The ClassH-Room

After weeks of waiting to announce the winners, we are happy to report that the student team of Gigi DeMito, Zac Stanfield, Jamar Mitchell, and alternate Taylor Jones defeated a strong teacher team of Mr. Leiby, Mr. Boyle, Ms. Chase, and alternate Mrs. Crognale! The students won $500 that is going to be used to start a picnic area where students can eat outside during the warm weather months. If you didn't get a chance to watch the episode, below is a link to YouTube where you can view the full episode!

Sports Updates

Despite the weather being uncooperative this spring, our sports teams have been very successful taking home some big wins! Below are the highlights of some of our teams that were submitted by their coaches. Great job by all of our student athletes!

May 7th-

Congratulations to the track team for getting the win against Holland Middle School.

The girls had their ups and downs but they managed to place 1st in a few events. Riley Maloney placed 1st in hurdles and the 100m dash. The girls 90 pound relay led by Alexa Hirsch took 1st with ease and our girls 105 relay led by Becky Grace came from behind to take first place.

Skye Moore placed first in shot put and claimed a new personal best distance. Great work overall ladies! We will practice today to prepare for our next home meet on Thursday against Newtown. ~Ms. Chase

Log College Boys track beat a tough Holland team yesterday as Logapalooza took place with several home games and meets. Some of the best young athletes in Bucks county competed in softball, baseball, track and soccer. Teachers you should talk to your students about all that you missed. Joe Ridpath, Tyler Laurin Bryant Sanchez and Xdrian Issac led the boys track team. ~Mr. McManus

Log’s softball team earned their second win of the season by defeating Tohickon Middle School 12-4. The story yesterday was Carlie Nydick who pitched 6 strong innings with 6 strike outs, but also went 4 for 4 at the plate getting 3 RBI’s. Laney Scotese, Giselle McLaughlin, Anna Coulter, and Maddie Marinkovic all had multiple hits and RBI’s. GiGi DeMito threw a player out trying to steal second base proving that teams better think twice before trying to steal on Log College. Great team win. Keep it up girls! ~Mr. Boyle

May 9

The track team won 178-72 against Newton yesterday and our girls played their part. Sophia Layer, Becky Grace, Hanna Larrimore and Julia Marrinucci placed 1st in the 100m dash, Riley Maloney placed 1st in the hurdles, Kirstin Kania placed 1st in the 400 with a personal best for the season. The girls 90, 120 and open relay team came in first as well as our mile relay.

If that wasn't enough points, the girls swept the shot put and long jump events as well led by Skye Moore and Julia Marinucci. Great job ladies!! ~Ms. Chase

Log College Boys and Girls track continued their winning ways by beating Newtown Yesterday.

All athletes in the 800 had their best times of the year due to some gentle persuasion at practice. Good better and best---that's all your coaches can ask for

Great job by the entire team led by Joe Ridpath, LJ Rosales, Tyler Laurin, Anthony and Nick Buono, Matt Richman, Matt Jenkins and Chase Ralston. ~Mr. McManus

May 13

Log’s Softball team won their third game of the season in dramatic fashion against Holland last Friday, 4-3. Carlie Nydick continues to impress on the mound, pitching all 7 innings recording 12 strikeouts. It was a back and forth battle, with Olivia Clee, GiGi DeMito, and Laney Scotese providing the offense throughout the game. It came down to the seventh inning when Holland had the bases loaded and one out. GiGi fired the ball to third as Giselle McLaghlin applied the tag and picked off the Holland Base runner, then Nydick struck out the next batter to give up no runs that inning. In the bottom of the seventh, Madison Marinkovic singled to start the inning. Anna Coulter dropped a perfect bunt to move Marinkovic to second. Then, the hero of the game, Lydia Pope hit a line drive up the middle, scoring Marinkovic for the walk off win. Great team effort, girls!!! ~Mr. Boyle

Talent Show

Our annual student talent show will be held on June 13th. Students who are interested in trying out for the show should see Mrs. Catalano for more information!

From the School Nurse

Reminder: Students may not carry any medications including over the counter at any time. The only exception is an epi pen or inhaler with doctors orders stating they have permission to carry. All medication taken during school hours must be dispensed by the school nurse. For further information, please see Centennial School District Policy 210-USE OF MEDICATIONS.

All students in Grade 6 need a physical examination, this should include the required immunzations for 7th grade (Tdap & Meningococcal). The physical examination form needs to be completed by your child’s doctor and returned to the school nurse.

Students in Grade 7 need a dental examination. The dental examination form needs to be completed by your child’s dentist and returned to the school nurse.

Form are available on our website or in the nurse's office.

Our school doctor will be here the end of May/early June. If you are interested in having your child seen, please contact the school nurse by May 1st. This visit does not include the immunizations that are required for entrance into 7th grade. Similarly, our school dentist is coming the end of May/early June. If you are interested in having your child screened please contact the school nurse by May 1st.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the school nurse at 215-441-6075 x14025

Thank you for your ongoing support, as we strive to keep the children of LCMS safe and healthy!

Absence 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.