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Here at Linden we are ONE! --- April 15, 2020 Edition

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Together Apart

Dear Linden Families,


I hope Spring Break provided all of you with some time to relax, recharge, and forge ahead with our prolonged school closure. While the news was disappointing, please know we will work hard to make sure we find ways to celebrate some of our end of the year traditions, in new ways. Our staff will take time and thoughtful consideration in making decisions, especially to celebrate our 6th grade class.


Now that we are in full swing of DL Phase 2, I hope that you are settling into a routine together. We will continue to find ways to remain connected virtually throughout the next several weeks. As Dr. Kopicki stated in his message, "We are committed to continuing with our continuity of education plan and will continue to provide the best instruction possible under these circumstances. Our most important role during this time is to help support the emotional wellness of our students. Even though we cannot be together physically in our school building, we will continue to show our pride through everything that we do and how we care for one another."


SO - This week, let's show our virtual connection by showing our school spirit with GEAR! That's right - Sport your favorite Linden gear and post a photo of it on Padlet. All you need to do is click on THIS PADLET LINK and you'll be directed to the Padlet where you can add your post. You can even double-click anywhere on the background of the Padlet or click the + to add a note. Remember to include your first name on your post.


In addition, you can find my latest email message to parents on 4/9/2020 here.


Stay safe - Have fun - Be healthy!

Mr. Testani

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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

Tip of the Week from Dr. McIntyre & Dr. Graz

We know that as parents/caregivers you are struggling to balance competing demands between work, child care, self-care, and distance learning, but you do not have to do it alone! While there are endless resources online, the sheer volume of information can be overwhelming. With this in mind, starting this week, and in the upcoming weeks, we will be sharing a parenting “tip of the week” with link to brief videos created by The Child Mind Institute.


We hope you find this information both helpful and reassuring. Additionally, if you are in need of more individualized support and guidance, please do not hesitate in reaching out to us.


Please see the video below for Tip of the Week #1: Coronavirus Daily Tips from the Child Mind Institute.


For additional parenting resources, check out the Child Mind Institute online:

https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/


Stay healthy and stay safe.

Dr. McIntyre & Dr. Graz

Make Your Home Feel Safe | Coronavirus Daily Tips by the Child Mind Institute

A Weekly Word from Dr. Graz

Hello, everyone!


Starting this week, I'll be posting videos, activities and resources each week for our families. I, along with other Central Bucks Student Support Counselors, will continue to collaborate to publish these resources for our school community. I hope you find them helpful.


Click on the following link to participate in a Social Emotional Wellness Activity.


Stay safe, happy and healthy! I miss all of you!!

Dr. Graz

SEW Introduction from Dr. Graz

Dr. Graz - SEW Introduction

Generosity & Gratitude

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Linden's Boomerang Celebration: January-February-March

Celebrating our building winners and nominees for January, February and March

Specials and Instrumental Music in Distance Learning Phase Two

Our next phase of Distance Learning will provide new skills, knowledge and concepts. Beginning on April 14th: Art, Music, Library, and Gym will be added to your routine as a required 20-minute block during your regularly scheduled specials day or during the week at a time convenient for you and your family.


All specialist assignments will be posted within SeeSaw. If you are not using SeeSaw with your homeroom teacher, the application is accessible through the Clever app on Office 365.


Instrumental Music assignments will also be posted on SeeSaw with the expectation that band and orchestra students will try to fit in their weekly practicing requirements within the ‘flex time’ that is built into their daily schedule.


Any questions, please ask a specialist. Thank you!

Mr. Battis, Mrs. Free, Mrs. Logue, Mrs. Theis, Mrs. Williams & Mrs. Volpe

Tech Support for Families

My name is Amy Logue, and I am your child’s QUEST teacher at Linden. I will continue to provide your child with STEM related projects and activities while we are all participating in Distance Learning. Besides being the QUEST teacher at Linden, I also serve as an educational technology coach. In this role, I offer support to both students and staff in their use of technology. I’d like to offer that support to families as we all navigate this new Distance Learning environment. Virtual teaching and learning are new to all of us. As questions or problems arise with the use of technology, please feel free to email me at alogue@cbsd.org or message me on Seesaw. I will try my best to find answers and offer support to you and your children.

I hope that you and your family are doing well and staying healthy! I miss seeing the children and can’t wait to see them all soon!

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Sharing the Love from Miss Vehling's Class

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Student Placement for 2020-2021

Even though our school building is closed, we are still working hard to get ready for next year.

Over the next few months, we will begin the process of assigning students to an appropriate class for next year. In putting together the classes, we will take into consideration many factors. Our goal is to ensure that each child is in a class that has an appropriate balance of students, teaching style, and to ensure for a smooth and successful transition to next school year. We assess each child's individual needs based upon input from the present classroom teacher, student support counselor, reading specialist, principal and other pertinent staff.


Class placement is made after reviewing a considerable amount of data. If you feel confident your child’s needs are understood by his or her current teacher, and you expect the teacher will keep the placement team informed of his/her needs as appropriate, you do not need to submit your feedback. If you feel the school placement team would benefit from additional information, you are welcome to submit your feedback electronically here by Monday, April 27th. You should not name a specific teacher.


We want what is best for your child and that involves them having a wide variety of educational experiences. Parent feedback submitted after April 27th will not be considered.


Thank you for beginning this important process with us.

Mike Testani

PLEASE JOIN US FOR STORY TIME!

As you make time to participate safely in family activities, I would like to invite you to join "Story Time with Linden." To view the stories, PLEASE CLICK THIS BUTTON. You can use this link each to access the new read-aloud of the day.

NURSE'S CORNER

I hope everyone is staying healthy, practicing social distancing and washing hands frequently.


I know that these are unusual times and I want to make certain that you are aware of the supports and resources that are available if you find yourself in financial need.


Please click on this link to access my website and view the community resources tab for helpful information.


I will continue to update this page as I am made aware of any new resources.


Please contact me via email at sbredin@cbsd.org if you have any question or would like to talk privately about your needs and how I can best support you and your family.


Say well!

Mrs. Bredin

A Message from CBSD Nurses

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All CBSD Facilities, Fields, Playgrounds Are Closed

As we continue to practice aggressive social distancing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, our schools, facilities, grounds, fields, playgrounds, etc. are CLOSED to the public . While our Linden campus, playground equipment, and recess yard are often used by our community, please know all parts of our campus is closed. Our recess yard, fields, equipment, etc. should not be used at this time. Thank you for your cooperation!

YEARBOOK ORDER DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 4/21!

Order your child's yearbook today!

Order online at:

www.ybpay.lifetouch.com

The cost is $18/yearbook.

Orders are due April 14th!

Staying Well With Mrs. Williams

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Sharing our Strength

Introducing "Sharing Our Strength," an e-newsletter that celebrates the collective strength, resilience, and GRIT of our teachers and students during these challenging days. Take a look at https://www.cbsd.org/strength





Please share any feedback with Angela Linch, director of communications, at alinch@cbsd.org.

2020-2021 School Year Registration is Open

Dear Central Bucks School District family,


If you will have a new student (kindergarten, first grade) attending Central Bucks in the fall of 2020, NOW is the time to register.


Tell friends and neighbors who will have new Central Bucks students! Enrollment for ALL new students (grades kindergarten through 12) is now ongoing.

Registering students now ensures that buildings plan for appropriate staff and resources for the coming year. Visit here to complete the process online.

SHARE THE LOVE

Get messages of love and caring to members of our community in nursing home facilities. Find The Box of Love at the main entrance at Linden. Community members are encouraged to come by and drop your well wishes to local heroes!

"DOC BOX COLLECTION"

Let’s tell doctors, nurses, and other medical people working on the frontline in hospitals how much we appreciate them!

Summer Programs

CBSD Summer Camp

Registration is now open for CBSD Community School summer programs. Please click here for more information.
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Playing for Change - "The Weight"

The Weight | Featuring Robbie Robertson and Ringo Starr| Playing For Change | Song Around The World