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February 16, 2016

Lenape's Spring Musical - High School Musical 2

This year's Spring Musical will be held on Thursday, March 10 @7:00 PM, Friday, March 11th @7:00 PM. Saturday, March 12 will have two shows, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. The ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for students. On line ticket sales open on January 31st. Click here for the link to the box office for High School Musical 2 and the link is also posted on our website.

My Payments Plus

MyPaymentsPlus - online payment service offered to you for your convenience of paying for your student's field trips, yearbook, foreign language workbooks and PE uniforms just to name a few.

Instructions on how to sign up for MyPaymentsPlus are below and they will also be posted on our Lenape website under Parent/Student Resources.

You will receive an email informing you that the window has been opened to pay for an upcoming field trip. Please do not click on an event if you did not get a specific email stating that you can make a purchase. You will see all the events happening in our school but that doesn't mean that your student is eligible for all events. If you have a student at CB West you may be familiar with this and you will now be able to see all your students in one acct.

The website to register is https://www.mypaymentsplus.com


2. Select "I have a student enrolled in the district"

3. Enter your student's ID number (on parent portal to the right of student's picture or on the back of the student ID) and Last Name.

4. Select the name of the trip/event that you are paying

5. Select Continue with Payment.

For field trips/or other events there will be a permission form/order form that would be required to answer before you complete your payment.

If you have any questions in signing up, please feel free to call 267-893-2800 or email lloudenslager@cbsd.org

PSSA and Algebra & Keystone Dates

Please be aware of the following dates for state mandated testing:

PSSA English Language Arts - 7th & 8th Grade April 12-20

PSSA Math - 7th & 8th Grade April 12-20

PSSA Science - 8th Grade - April 26 - 27

Keystone - Accelerated Algebra - May 17-18

Please may every attempt to have your child in attendance on these dates to take these assessments. Additional information will be provided the coming weeks.

Program Planning

The Program Planning process for course selection for 2016-17 has begun. Students have attended grade level assemblies to learn detailed information about the process. They will meet with teachers and guidance counselors to review recommendations and course options. All students will bring home verification sheets listing course requests so parents can review and discuss these choices with their child before anything is finalized.

Course verification sheets will be coming home in February and March so parents can confirm course selections. For a list of all important dates related to Program Planning,
click here

Please contact your Guidance Office if you have any questions. Again, additional information will be provided for all grade levels in the coming weeks.


Any 7th grader currently taking PE in the second half of the school year will have a scoliosis screening on Wednesday, February 24th and Thursday, February 25th in PE classes. The purpose of the screening program is to detect possible curvature of the spine. If the condition is detected early and treated appropriately, progressive spinal deformity may be prevented.

Your student will be coming home with a paper from Nurse Merrill and if you have any questions regarding this screening procedure please contact amerrill@cbsd.org

Holocaust Remembrance Speakers on Thursday, February 18

Fegelson-Young-Feinberg Post 697 Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. will be visiting Lenape on Thursday, February 18 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM in the auditorium and will speak to the 9th graders about the Holocaust experience. We invite our Lenape community to join us.
Click here for more information.


Growing Healthy Together: Tips to Live Healthier as a Family - Featuring Jason Komasz, MD, pediatrician and medical director of Doylestown Health's Della Penna Pediatric Center. Learn small steps your family can take every day to live healthier. From how to get a good night's sleep to staying fit and active, each family will leave with practical advice on developing a healthy routine.

Please join us on Thursday, February 18th @ 7:00 PM at Lenape Middle School.

9th Gr Washington DC trip April 8th

Planning for the 9th grade field trip to Washington DC on Friday, April 8th from 5:45 AM to 9:00 PM is underway! All parents who agree to chaperone are expected to complete the necessary clearances before the trip. For more information on Volunteer Background Checks click here. The Washington DC trip is now open on www.mypaymentsplus.com

6th Grade Parents Middle School Orientation

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM, each of our Middle School will be hosting an orientation for sixth grade parents. Click here to view the flyer

Spring Sports

Spring Sports informational meeting will be on Wednesday, March 2 during resource in the auditorium. To view more information about Spring Sports click here

Rescheduled Events

Lenape Jazz Festival has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 9th

Red & White Night will be on Thursday, April 21st

Valentine's Dance has been rescheduled to Spring Fling Dance on Friday, May 6th


YES, Lenape collects Box Tops! Our life skills class uses Box top activities to reinforce skill development. Lenape earns money for every label collected.

Please send your Box Tops to school labeled "Lenape Guidance" or drop them in the box in the lobby adjacent to the main office. Please don't worry about cutting the labels, tearing them off is fine.

Important Upcoming Dates

February 17 - Lenape Idol

February 18 - Parent Council

February 24 - String Ensemble Pops Concert

March 1 - 6th Gr Parent Orientation

March 10-12 - Spring Musical

March 14 - Spring Sports Begin

March 17 - Parent Council

March 23 - NJHS - Induction

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