Eagle Flyer

November 18, 2013

News from the Nest

Mitten Project Begins

Staff and students of Doyle Elementary School will be participating in a “Giving Project” again this year. Our goal is to provide food and gifts for Doyle families who need extra support.

Starting November 25, there will be a display of colorful mittens on the wall inside the main entrance of Doyle. Each mitten describes a special gift for a child or adult who is a recipient of the project.

If your family would like to purchase a gift for this project, please stop in and visit Doyle to select a mitten. After you take a mitten, you should buy the gift item listed, wrap it, and attach the mitten to the gift, so that it can be distributed properly.

All gifts need to be brought to Doyle by

Thursday, December 12, 2013.

If your family would rather donate a monetary gift, please make checks payable to the Doyle Elementary School Activity Account. This money will be used to purchase extra food items or other gifts, as needed.

Thank you for your support in making an effort to help members of our Doyle community.

If you have any questions, please call Tracy Kowalchick at 267-893-4335.

Forgotten Homework

Students and parents are discouraged from returning to the building for forgotten homework. The building is closed at 4:30 PM. Only parents picking up children from the After School Program are allowed in the Gym after this time to sign out their children. We also discourage parents from bringing to school homework that studetns forget at home. Generally, children will learn responsibility and maturity more quickly if they develop an understanding of consequences and following procedures.

Personal and Internet Safety Lessons

As part of the CBSD Elementary Health Curriculum, a unit on personal safety (Grades K - 5) and internet safety (Grade 6) will be taught between November 18, 2013 and January 24, 2014. A note from the teacher wil alert you to the specific week that these lessons will be taught. Parents who wish to have their child excused from the program, should send a note to Mrs. Salvesen.

Philly Brick Fest LEGO Fan Festival

Held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 26–27, 2014 at the The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, festival-goers are invited to celebrate all things LEGO. Huge creations made from LEGO bricks will be on display. Organizations such as First LEGO League, TEACH FLEET, and Bricks4Kidz will also be on-hand to promote the educational benefits LEGO, and multiple vendors will also be onsite selling LEGO-centric wares.

For many, the fascination with the little plastic blocks known as LEGO begins in childhood and endures into adulthood. The custom creations and constructions merely increase in size along with the person. Philly Brick Fest provides a venue for LEGO lovers of all sizes to come celebrate their mutual affection, build new creations, and see some truly awesome LEGO sculptures. Replicas of Navy battleships sail across a bed of blue bricks, while entire cities bustle with hundreds of mini figures, each dressed appropriately for his or her mini career. Come see how these little plastic bricks open up a world of learning, imagination, and creativity.

For more information visit www.phillybrickfest.com or email chad@phillybrickfest.com

Eagle's Pride

We are proud of our good citizens, Alex and Hannah:

Friday, November 15, Hannah and Alex Wood participated in a food packing event to benefit Stop Hunger Now! During 2 hours, many volunteers at Doylestown Methodist Church helped to pack 13,000 dry packet meals! We were happy to learn that the meals are getting shipped to the Philippines. It was a fun night to help those in need.

Doyle Alumnis competed at DelVal Science Council Awards

Congratulations to Doyle’s Soaring Eagles. We are so proud of all four of our former students:

Four West seniors competed in the Delaware Valley Science Council Awards by taking qualifying examinations on November 9th at Temple University. The Delaware Valley Science Council encourages students to study and pursue careers in Mathematics and Science. The DVSC partners with schools, businesses, professional societies and community volunteers to identify, encourage and recognize talented youth in the Delaware Valley with outstanding capabilities in science and mathematics. The four seniors who were chosen by West’s science and mathematics faculty were Benjamin Aunins, Isabel Cleff, Patrick O’Brien and Prairie Wentworth-Nice. Congratulations!

From Home and School

Holiday Shoppe

On November 19 - 21, 2013, your child has the opportunity to shop for gifts at Doyle's Holiday Shoppe. Envelopes for money and gift suggestions were sent home. Gifts will be available at prices between $0.25 and $12.00 with the majority of iems falling between $1.00 and $4.00 each.

Doyle parent volunteers will offer help to your child during the classroom visit. If you are interested to volunteer your time, please contact Laura Hutchinson.

Jeff The Framer


Jeff the Picture Framer from Frame Tech is Coming Back on November 26th from 12:30pm till 5pm.

If you need a later time please contact Julie for arrangements.

Jeff’s craftsmanship and prices are fantastic; his work is all over the walls of Doyle.

Open to the public so bring a friend.

To reserve a time please contact Julie Gray- grayfamily97@gmail.com

Walk-ins are welcome

Doyle Gear

There is still time to order your Doyle Gear! The deadline for orders is extended until Wednesday 11/20.

Book Dedications

Mermaid Sisters

is dedicated to Niamh Murphy. We are so proud of you Niamh! We love you. Love, Mom and Dad

The Princess Who Had Almost Everything

(hardcover) is dedicated to Cara Murphy. Cara, We are so proud of you! We love you. Love, Mom and Dad

Upcoming Events

November 2013

November 18, 2013 - Thanksgiving Share ends

November 19 - 21, 2013 - Holiday Shop

November 20, 2013 - Last Day to order Doyle Gear

November 22, 2013 - No Kindergarten (K-Conferences)

November 25, 2013 - No Kindergarten (K - Conferences)

November 25, 2013 - Mitten Project begins

November 26, 2013 - Early Dismissal (11:55 AM), Conferences in the PM

November 26, 2013 - Jeff The Framer picks up orders

November 27 - 29, 2013 - No School, Thanksgiving Break

December 2013

December 12 - Mitten Project ends

December 18 - Winter Concert/Avenue of the Arts for Grades 5 & 6 (7:00 PM)

December 23 - January 1, 2014 - No School - Winter Recess

Academic Excellence * Responsibility * Respect * Citizenship * Cooperation

Doyle Elementary School

260 N. West Street

Doylestown, PA 18901

Tel. 267-893-4300