January 25, 2016
Dear Central Bucks Elementary School Parents and Guardians,
Network of Victim’s Assistance, or NOVA, is a valuable resource for our school district and the community, offering resources and personal safety education programs. They have presented to our students for almost 20 years. NOVA will once again be bringing their cyberbullying prevention program to all Central Bucks 5th grade students this January and February.
Please join us for a parent informational session on
on Wednesday, February 10th, at 7:00 pm
at Groveland Elementary School,
100 North Easton Road,
Doylestown, PA 18901.
Parents and guardians of students in all elementary grade levels are invited. The snow date is Thursday, March 3rd.
Topics will include:
· An overview of the NOVA cyberbullying prevention program presented to 5th graders on January 27th (Thanks to our Home and School, NOVA will also present to Doyle fourth and sixth grade students this spring.)
· Current trends in Social Media, free message Apps, and online gaming
· Examples, tips for parents, and Q&A with Detective Sergeant Dante Montella, Warwick Township Police Department
We hope you will join us for this important presentation.
FAMILY PACER CHALLENGE
Friday, February 12, 2016
Come and experience the PACER at our 1st Family PACER Challenge Night at Doyle! You can do your part to be heart smart, enjoy exercising with your family, and get oriented to the fitness assessment called the PACER (Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run). This mandatory fitness assessment for grades 3-6 involves running continuously between 2 points that are 15 meters apart from side to side to recorded beeps.
This school year, we are going to pilot this evening to a target audience, 3rd through 6th grade students and parents, as an orientation to this fun, heart healthy activity.
Operation NPBB - No Plastic Bottles Building
This message is to adults as well as kids. About three weeks ago our PEN class started conducting multiple surveys on how many plastic recyclable water bottles are used at Doyle in a week. We collected 223 the first week, 192 the second week, and 148 the third. That’s an average of 201 bottles a week. This is very bad for the environment around us. On the fourth week we tried educating the populace of the school on plastic bottles. On our collection that week we got 185 water bottles. A solution to this is to use a reusable water bottles. It would significantly cut down these numbers if just half of the students used reusable water bottles. Now you might think that plastic water bottles are ok since they’re recyclable, but that’s not completely true. Most recyclable water bottles don’t get recycled and if they do just a couple non-recyclable materials can make the whole lode not recycled. Also a lot of bottled water is just filtered tap water. So we encourage you to use reusable water bottles for the betterment of the environment.
Lego Robotics Competition @ Doyle
On Wednesday, 1/20, Doyle, the birthplace of LEGO robotics in CB, hosted PEN students from Linden and Mill Creek Elementary schools. After spending the first half of the school year learning to design and program LEGO robots and develop a solution to a real-world problem involving trash, eight teams shared their solutions to real-world problems about trash and recycling and had their robots go head-to-head on the competition field. Doyle’s 6th grade PEN students, Marshall’s Martians, took first place, Doyle’s 5th grade students, Robo Recyclers took second place and the Robox from Mill Creek team took third place.
Girl Power with Propeller Vehicles at Young Engineer's Night
Avery Anderson, Maren Meo, Kylie Cooke
From the Library
Prankster and Author Mac Barnett Visits Doyle
On Thursday, January 21st, third and fourth graders had a great morning with Mac Barnett, author of The Terrible Two series. The students enjoyed Mac’s story of how this book series came to life. Ask them about the pranks that Mac and his co-author pulled and how they became the start of this popular, engaging and funny series!
Here is a link to a TED talk video by Mac—“Why a good book is a secret door?”
A special thanks to Miss Ellen at Booktenders’ Secret Garden for bringing this wonderful opportunity to our school!
From Home and School
Irun4Life is Back!
IRun4Life is a fun, noncompetitive running program for boys and girls designed to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles with your children. IRun4Life focuses on exercise, healthy nutrition, and doing good deeds in our community.
- Training will start Tuesday, March 22, 2016, with our goal race being the iRun4Life Kids Only 3K, May 15, 2016. We will combine dynamic warm ups, relay races, endurance running and discussions about healthy nutrition.
Key features of the iRun4Life program include:
- MILES RUN- Each runner can record their mileage on the iRun4Life.com database. Simply go into the website, click on the banner “Login,” complete the student login, and input the number of miles you ran each day.
- GOOD DEEDS - Good deeds include extra help around the house, helping friends and teachers at school, helping in your community, etc. Each runner can input their Good Deeds in the database after they input their miles run.
- GOAL RACE – Our goal race is the iRun4Life Kids Only 3K on Sunday, May 15, 2016
- RUNNING WITH YOUR PARENTS – Each child can record double mileage if they run with a parent or guardian.
IRun4Life is open to K through 6th grades. We will practice on Tuesdays, starting March 22, through May 10th - Rain or Shine! There is a $20 fee per child ($10.00 for students enrolled in the Community School After Care program) to help defray the cost of t-shirts, incentives and healthy snacks.
Please register your children online. This registration includes the waiver, as well as all student information. It’s very easy to sign up online:
Please go to www.iRun4Life.com to complete the registration process:
- Go to Sign In
- Then to Parent Log-in to create a login and password
- Register your child
- Send your payment (cash or check) made out to DHSA. Please send your fee to your child’s homeroom teacher or office no later than March 1, 2016. After that date, registration will be closed.
- Please note, this does not register your child for the iRun4Life 3 k on May 15.
We are also looking for parent volunteers to be coaches, help with handing out snacks, traffic guards and extra runners for the teams. You do not need to be a runner to be a volunteer! If interested, please indicate you want to be a volunteer on your on-line registration form.
Please note: All volunteers must have all Central Bucks Clearances completed and submitted to: iRun4Life. (Please see iRun4Life website for upload instructions).
If you want your child to become active, have fun and learn about exercise and healthy nutrition, then please join us for iRun4Life! Thank you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!!!
Nikki Shissler and Nicole Reichner
For Students in Grade 6
Free Football Clinics for 6th & 7th Graders
Lenape Middle School is offering a free Football clinic for current 6th and 7th graders to prepare for the new season:
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
March 9 - May 25, 2016
If you are interested, please complete the registration form and forward to John Devlin, Lenape Head Football Coach.
CB Cares Backpack 2015
February 4: No School for Students (Staff Development)
February 5: No School for Students (Staff Development)
February 8: Winter Enrichment Classes start
February 10: Progress reports visible on parent portal, Kindergarten progress reports distributed
February 10: NOVA Parent Presentation on Cyberbullying at Groveland Elementary, 7:00 PM
February 12: Family Pacer Challenge, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
February 15: No School, Presidents' Day
February 17: Avenue of the Arts, grades 2 and 3
February 18: Parent Positive Presentation: Growing Healthy Together: Tips to Live Healthier as a Family @ Lenape MS, 7:00 PM