Linden Leopard Growl

December 1, 2021

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A Message from Mr. Testani

I hope this week finds you well and full of gratitude after this Thanksgiving break! During this busy time of year, please be aware of some early dismissal days occurring during the month of December. Note that early dismissal for grades 1-6 will be at 12:25 PM on the following days:

  • 12/1 - End of 1st Trimester
  • 12/9 & 12/10 - Conferences - Early Dismissal for Grades 1-6; No School for Kindergarten
  • 12/23 - Winter Holiday Break

With the beginning of Hanukkah upon us, I wish all those who celebrate, a Happy Hanukkah! May you enjoy the time with you family and loved ones.

We look forward to seeing you at parent/teacher conferences over the next few weeks.


Mike Testani

We are Excited to Announce Linden is STARTING A CHORUS!!

Attention 5th and 6th graders...if you signed up for Chorus with Mrs. Simon, your first rehearsal will be THIS FRIDAY, December 3rd at 8:15 AM.

Please don't be late.

Any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Simon at

And remember - It's never too late to decide you'd like to join. You can view & complete the registration form HERE.

Dates to Remember


Wednesday, December 8th

  • Holiday Hat or Headband Day

Thursday, December 9th

  • No Kindergarten-Parent Conferences All-Day
  • Early Dismissal 12:25
Friday, December 10th
  • No Kindergarten-Parent Conferences All-Day
  • Early Dismissal 12:25
Monday, December 13th
  • NO PM Kindergarten (AM K attends in the AM Regular time)
Tuesday, December 14th
  • NO AM Kindergarten (PM K attends in the PM Regular time)
Wednesday, December 15th

Holiday Shirt or Sweater Day!

Wednesday, December 22nd

Cozy Up in Holiday PJ's
Thursday, December 23rd

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

Our 1st trimester Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place over the next few weeks. We look forward to conference time as it is an opportunity to check in with our families, celebrate your child's progress, and set goals for the new trimester. In addition, the 1st trimester progress reports will be available on the parent portal on 12/8/21, after 1:00 PM.

We look forward to seeing you in the next few weeks!

  • Conference Window: November 29th - December 17th
  • Conference Early Dismissal Days: December 9th & 10th
  • 1st Trimester Progress Reports Available on Parent Portal: December 8th (after 1:00 PM)

Kindergarten Conference Days

  • Thursday, December 9 - No Kindergarten- Parent conferences all day
  • Friday, December 10 - No Kindergarten- Parent conferences all day
  • Monday, December 13 - AM Kindergarten attends in the AM (their regular time), no PM kindergarten (parent conferences in the PM)
  • Tuesday, December 14 - PM Kindergarten attends in the PM (their regular time), no AM kindergarten (parent conferences in the AM)

Lost & Found

Please make sure to stop by the Lost and Found tables when visiting school during our conference days! There are many pieces of clothing and other items that might be missing from you home! All items that are not claimed by December 22nd will be donated.

Winter Programs are COMING BACK!

There will be a number of different Winter Programs set to begin after school on

January 24th and run until the week of March 4th.

We are putting the final touches on the schedule, but there will be a variety of sports, language, baking, yoga, and craft programs offered.

Program descriptions and schedules will be out next week.

Sign-ups for these programs will be through an online resource and we ask, because of health and safety plan restrictions, to be mindful of the maximum number of participants for each program as well as signing up for multiple programs.

If you have any questions, please email Rebekah Massey at

Congratulations to this Week's PAW Winners

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The following students had their Linden Leopards PAW picked for demonstrating one or more of Linden's Core Four Values.

Respect, Responsibility, Citizenship and Cooperation.

Kindergarten: Wayne Hiller

1st Grade: Jacob Hessler

2nd Grade: Amelia McCoach

3rd Grade: Addison Hessler

4th Grade: Gillon Durant

5th Grade: Chahine Habib

6th Grade: Avery Guerriero

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 to Samuel and Angelina!

Way to go Leopards!!!


On December 9th we will celebrate Linden's hardworking staff with our annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon. If you would like to be a part of this event, please review the sign up genius and choose one or more items to bring. We also welcome parent volunteers to help with set up, clean up, and during the luncheon.

Security clearances are not necessary to volunteer for the luncheon. We appreciate your support in making this a successful luncheon for our beloved Linden staff.

Click here for the SIgn-Up Genius.

Holiday Giving Tree - Last 2 weeks

Please consider helping Linden Families in Need this Holiday Season!

Every year during the holidays, our community has generously supported Linden Families in Need.

This year, any families or staff that are interested in helping can do so by donating cash, check (made out to Linden Elementary) or gift cards.

Our hope is to provide families in need with gift cards to purchase food and gifts to make their holiday special.

This is a wonderful way to show compassion, caring and kindness to others.

Help us bring a smile to members of our Linden Community by donating this year!

Please Return Envelopes by Friday, December 10th

Thank you for your generosity and continued support of the Linden Community.

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!

December's Boomerang Asset #30

Responsibility: Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.

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 or send to school in an envelope. Nomination forms are due by Wednesday, November 24th.

We look forward to reading your child's nomination!

November Boomerang Celebration

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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.


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 (

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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