June 3 - 7, 2013
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Field Day 2013
Field Day 2013 on May 30, 2013 was a great success. Check out all of the pictures !
Below are the speeches of our Field Day Captains Carson Snyder, Emmett Infante, Bailey Weinhold, Jake Newman, Maddie LeFevre and Tori Abelson on the Doyle 5 (Academic Excellence, Citizenship, Responsibility, Respect, Cooperation) and Sportsmanship.
The famous Roman poet Horace once said: “No man ever reached excellence in any one art or profession without having passed through the slow and painful process of study and preparation.” In academics, as well as in sports, individuals must prepare to be successful. This requires hard work, perseverance, and dedication in order to achieve excellence. An example of an athlete who is hard working is professional baseball player Bryce Harper.
Throughout his early baseball career, Bruce Harper trained very hard all the time until he excelled at his sport. His hard work and preparation earned him a spot in the pros. An example of academic excellence would be students who strive to be the best they can be in school. They work hard until they master their topic and become successful in their education.
The process of hard work, perseverance and dedication is what will help you to become successful in your future. (By: Carson Snyder)
What makes you a good citizen? Well, that’s what I’m here to tell you about. Being a good citizen involves making good decisions, respecting other people, caring about your community, and last being a role model and that looks like showing good examples for little kids so they will follow them. We all need to be good citizens on Field Day. As you are competing against others today, be respectful. If you lose a game, congratulate the winner and show good sportsmanship. Also, you should encourage others to do better.
So I, Emmett Infante, will show good citizenship today by respecting others and cooperating in the events we participate in. I hope you will do the same! (By: Emmett Infante)
I am so excited to talk to you all about what you can do during this field day to be helpful and responsible. Our first responsibility is a big one, and that is to be hydrated and stay cool because it is super hot today. Make sure you are drinking water during each event so you will not over-heat. You can even do some of the smaller things such as putting the equipment away; it will benefit your team by helping the next person behind you get a great start to that event. And as you all know the smallest advantages can make a big difference when it comes to the seconds of finishing each of the field day events. In addition to putting the equipment away, you can show responsibility by making sure you listen to the field day assistants and follow all of the directions. This will help your team do the best they can during all of the events. Listening won’t just help you but also the field day helpers. So they don’t have to repeat themselves over and over again. The field day helpers have many responsibilities when they are running the event and so do you as a team member. Today, please be a good sport and try your best because as a team player it is your responsibility to not give up and try your hardest in every event. Have a great field day, do your best, and be a responsible player. And, as a famous leader once put it: “The price of greatness is responsibility”. (By: Bailey Weinhold)
Respect. This is something that is a part of our everyday lives. Doyle students have learned about and interpreted respect in many ways. Even though Field Day is fun and games, it’s also a time to respect others around you. It’s not about winning or losing, but it’s about having fun and being with your friends and classmates. While doing this, you should respect others by cheering them on no matter what place they come in and what team they are on. Even though today is a day of competitiveness, you still have to think before you speak. Make sure you speak as if all outcomes are possible. You should always keep in mind that not everyone has the same athletic abilities. Therefore, respect everyone’s abilities and what they are capable of. (By: Jake Newman)
Cooperation is an important part in anything you do, especially field day. In the dictionary, the word cooperation means working together with a common goal. At Doyle’s 2013 field day, cooperation means working as a team, but also having fun. Events include three legged races, keeping the beach ball between you and your partner, keeping the fish between the 2 sticks, and of course, the Tug of War. Cooperation is achieved with good communication, making sure you and your team have the same plan, and cheering on your teammates regardless if they make a mistake.
At field day this year, make sure that you are working well with your team and all that matters is that you fight through it together. Most importantly, make sure you and every one on your team is having fun. Do not put anyone down or yell at them during field day. Instead, tell them that it was a good effort. Keep in mind to follow the Doyle 5: Respect, Responsibility, Cooperation, Citizenship, Academics, and Sportsmanship. (By: Maddie LeFevre)
Field day is not only a day to have fun and work hard but it is also a day to show the Doyle 5 including sportsmanship! Throughout the day, we will all compete in many challenges like tug of war, three-legged race and pigs in a blanket. You may not notice but you use sportsmanship in all of these challenges. For example if during pigs in a blanket, you see one of your fellow peers falls to the ground, you should help them up, even if it may risk giving up your lead, you know that it is the right thing to do. Another way you can show sportsmanship is when you’re playing “Tug O War” and no matter who won or lost you go up to the opposing team and say “Good Game”. I am going to leave you with this, remember it’s only a game and don’t let yourself get caught up in all of that. At the end of the day, win or lose, we are all soaring eagles that show the Doyle 5 and most importantly: show sportsmanship! (By Tori Abelson)
9/11 Heroes Run
The 9/11 Heroes Run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and in the wars since: veterans, first responder, civilian and military. Join us to raise awareness and honor the fallen.
Please join Central Bucks School District in supporting the 9/11 Heroes Run. Registration is now open for the September 15th event. Doylestown borough will once again host a 5k and 1 mile fun walk/run to raise support and awareness for all of the heroes of September 11th.
- 2nd Grade Walking Trip to Lenape: June 11, 2013
- Pen Mock Trial (Grades 5 & 6): June 12, 2013, 6PM (CB Courthouse)
- Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast: June 13, 2013
- Volunteer Breakfast: June 14, 2013
- 5th grade Inquiry Fair: June 14, 2013
- 6th Grade End of Year Camp: June 18, 2013 (YMCA)
- Last Day for AM Kindergarten: June 18, 2013
- 6th Grade Closing Ceremony: June 19, 2013 (10:00 AM)
- Last Day for PM Kindergarten: June 19, 2013 - AM session
School Board Briefs
May 29, 2013
At the May 28, 2013 School Board Meeting, the Central Bucks School District School Board:
1. Heard the Tamanend Gold ‘n’ Blues Choir performance before the school board meeting and via video, the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mrs. VanVreede’s 6th grade Titus class.
2. Heard the Superintendent’s Report, Finance, Operations, and MBIT Committee Reports.
3. Approved the School Board Minutes.
4. Approved the Treasurer’s Report.
5. Approved the Resolution to adopt the Final Budget for 2013-2014 in the amount of $290,683,982. Approved the Resolution setting the homestead and farmstead real estate tax reduction in the amount of $189.70 and approved the tax levy Resolution keeping the real estate tax millage rate at 122.8 mills, keeping the real estate transfer tax rate at 1%, keeping the earned income tax rate at 1%, and maintaining the electric utility real estate tax.
6. Approved the Physical Education Uniform Purchase.
7. Approved Construction Contracts for Holicong Middle School to Centre Point Construction for general construction in the amount of $533,000; to Guy Cooper, Inc. for plumbing construction in the amount of $516,500; to Goshen Mechanical for mechanical construction in the amount of $799,900; to MJF Electrical for electrical construction in the amount of $225,380; and to Asbestos & Lead Abatements Service for asbestos abatement in the amount of $167,020.
And the approval of a Deed of Dedication to New Britain Borough for the Pine Run paving project and the approval of a Land Development Agreement with New Britain Borough for the Pine Run paving project.
8. Approved the award of a contract to Gilmore and Associates for engineering design services for the CB East Stadium in the amount of $90,000 and the award of a contract to Hayes Large Architects for architectural design services for the CB East Stadium in the amount of $168,000.
9. Tabled the first reading of the Facility Use Fee Schedule so that the schedule can be posted on-line for public review. Administration will meet with DAA, CBAA, WAA, and Lenape Valley groups to hear their input.
10. Approved the MBIT Bond Resolution to issue new bonds – Series of 2013. The issuance of new bonds – Series of 2013, will be bank qualified, having a five year call with slightly lower interest rates.
11. Approved School Board Policy #217.3 – Awarding of Credit - Other Educational Experience, School Board Policy #302 – Employment of Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent, and School Board Policy #312 – Performance Assessment of Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent.
12. Approved the School Board Treasurer, Suzanne Vincent for 2013-2014, and the School Board Secretary, Sharon Reiner for 2013-2017.
13. Approved various personnel items, the senior classes for Graduation (1625 graduates) on June 19, 2013, a tuition student, and student trips.