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March 17, 2014

Calendar Revisions

On March 11 the Central Bucks School District School Board voted for the following changes to the 2013-2014 school calendar:

April 3 - Now a Full Day of School.

April 4 - Early Dismissal - 10:45 A.M.

April 10 - End of 3rd Marking Period

April 17 - Now Full Day of School for Secondary Students; Elementary - Early Dismissal

April 23 - Report Cards Distributed

June 20 - Last Day of School; High School Graduations; Early Dismissal - 10:45 A.M.

Click here for the updated one-page calendar.

Freshman Day & 9th Grade Promotion Night

The 2014 Freshman Day will remain on Friday, June 6, however, the 9th Grade Promotion Night has been moved to Thursday, June 19. More details on both events will follow as we get closer to June.

Bye, Bye Birdie

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Bye Bye Birdie. The Spring Musical was a big success as the students put on a wonderful performance. Thank you to the students, staff, and parents for making this production possible and such a memorable experience.

7th Grade Dental Examinations

Dental examinations are mandated by the State of Pennsylvania for all students in grade 7. Students who do not have a current dental report on file will be examined by the school dentist on Friday, April 11th. Permission forms for these exams were sent home with the second marking period report cards for those students needing an exam. Please sign and return the completed school dental exam permission form or a completed exam form from your dentist to the Health Room as soon as possible.

Please contact Mrs. Greenberg, School Nurse at 267-893-2840 or email mgreenbe@cbsd.org if you have any questions.

PSSA Exams and Cellphones and Electronic Devices

In order to ensure the security of the PSSA exams and to avoid the cost of replacing test items, no electronic devices are permitted in testing rooms. Electronic devices include cell phones, smartphones, E-readers, Nooks, Kindles, iPads, iPods, tablets, camera-ready devices and any other electronic device, which can be used to photograph or duplicate test materials, access the internet and/or communicate with others during the administration of the PSSA Exams.

If a student is discovered using and/or having a cell phone or other electronic device in his or her possession during the administration of the PSSA, parents will be notified and appropriate consequences will be given. The student could receive both school and Pennsylvania Department of Education consequences, which may include scores being invalidated and/or a fine to replace test items. All testing materials are copyrighted property of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Penalties for violations of the Copyright Act may include the cost of replacing the compromised test item(s) or fines of no less than $750 up to $30,000 for a single violation. 17 U.S.C 101 et seq.

2013-2014 Lenape Yearbook

Dear Parents,

Yearbooks can be purchased for $35 and the sale ends on April 4th. Students can bring their order to the main office. The 2013-2014 Lenape M.S. Yearbook Order Form can be found here.

The Lenape 2013-2014 Yearbook is in the process of being designed, and we could use your help! Mrs. Spiece and I have signed on for our first year as Lenape’s yearbook co-advisors. We have been working hard to collect photos for this year, but we could always use a hand.

If you would like to contribute photos to this year’s yearbook, we would be happy to take them. It’s always better to have too many. If you have any photos of your child participating in school events, please feel free to send them along to jhorwath@cbsd.org. Thanks in advance for your help and contributions!


Jessica Horwath and Lauren Spiece

Lenape M.S. Blood Drive - Monday, April 21

The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Monday, April 21st in the Lenape Cafeteria from 3:00-8:00 P.M. You may register at www.redcrossblood.org Enter sponsor code: central bucks schools or contact Jackie Winderman: jwinderman@yahoo.com

You are eligible if your last donation was on or before Feb 24th

Info on eligibility visit –call 1-866-236-3276


Click here for a flyer.

Important Upcoming Dates

March 20 - Lenape Parent Council Meeting, 9:00 A.M.

March 24 - Math and Reading PSSA Exams Begin

March 27 - NJHS Induction

April 3 - NEW - Now Full Day of School

April 4 - NEW - Now Early Dismissal - 10:45 A.M.

April 5 - Lenape Jazz Festival

April 7-18 - PSSA Writing Exams - 8th Grade

April 10 - NEW - End of 3rd Marking Period (Revised Date)

April 10 - March Madness

April 17 - NEW - Snow Makeup Day - Full Day of School (7-12); Elementary-Early Dismissal

April 18 - No School - Good Friday

April 21 - Snow Makeup Day - School in Session

April 23 - NEW - Report Cards Distributed (Revised Date)

June 6 - Freshman Day

June 19 - NEW - 9th Grade Promotion Night

For more details, please take a look at the calendar on the Lenape website.

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