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March 10, 2014

Bye, Bye Birdie - Lenape Spring Musical

The Lenape Players will perform Bye, Bye Birdie on March 13, 14, & 15th at 7:00 P.M. This production involves over 80 students in both on and off-stage roles.

Bye, Bye Birdie tells the story of rock star and heart throb Conrad Birdie. When Birdie is drafted into the US Army, struggling manager, Albert Peterson, devises a publicity stunt to help him survive the financial blow of losing his most famous client. Albert and his secretary, and long-time girlfriend, Rosie hatch a plan to send Conrad to small-town America to sing his final song plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim MacAfee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo, can’t take the humiliation of his lady love’s televised lip-lock. Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can’t take its teens' riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad-boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same?

Tickets for Bye, Bye Birdie can be purchased online http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/560214

Tickets will also be available at the door beginning at 6:30 P.M. every night. Ticket prices are $10 for Adults and $8 for students. All seats are reserved.

7th Grade Dental Examinations

Dental examinations are mandated by the State of Pennsylvania for all students in grade 7. Students who do not have a current dental report on file will be examined by the school dentist on Friday, April 11th. Permission forms for these exams were sent home with the second marking period report cards for those students needing an exam. Please sign and return the completed school dental exam permission form or a completed exam form from your dentist to the Health Room as soon as possible.


Please contact Mrs. Greenberg, School Nurse at 267-893-2840 or email mgreenbe@cbsd.org if you have any questions.

NJHS Book Drive

This year the National Junior Honor Society has decided to partner with Cradles to Crayons, an organization that provides necessities for children and infants who are living in poverty. To support this group we will be running a Children’s Book Drive From March 10-March 14. We are asking that resource teachers collect any donations; the resource with the most books collected will receive a popcorn party from the NJHS.


There are some guidelines regarding the types of books requested:


· Books should be appropriate for children between the ages of 0-12 years old.

· Books should be in good condition - “quality that a child would be proud to own.”

· Books should have no religious connotation, as religious affiliation is not information that Cradles to Crayons knows.


You can view a flyer here. We thank you for your support.

PSSA Exams and Cellphones and Electronic Devices

In order to ensure the security of the PSSA exams and to avoid the cost of replacing test items, no electronic devices are permitted in testing rooms. Electronic devices include cell phones, smartphones, E-readers, Nooks, Kindles, iPads, iPods, tablets, camera-ready devices and any other electronic device, which can be used to photograph or duplicate test materials, access the internet and/or communicate with others during the administration of the PSSA Exams.


If a student is discovered using and/or having a cell phone or other electronic device in his or her possession during the administration of the PSSA, parents will be notified and appropriate consequences will be given. The student could receive both school and Pennsylvania Department of Education consequences, which may include scores being invalidated and/or a fine to replace test items. All testing materials are copyrighted property of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Penalties for violations of the Copyright Act may include the cost of replacing the compromised test item(s) or fines of no less than $750 up to $30,000 for a single violation. 17 U.S.C 101 et seq.


2013-2014 Lenape Yearbook

Dear Parents,


The Lenape 2013-2014 Yearbook is in the process of being designed, and we could use your help! Mrs. Spiece and I have signed on for our first year as Lenape’s yearbook co-advisors. We have been working hard to collect photos for this year, but we could always use a hand.


If you would like to contribute photos to this year’s yearbook, we would be happy to take them. It’s always better to have too many. If you have any photos of your child participating in school events, please feel free to send them along to jhorwath@cbsd.org.

Thanks in advance for your help and contributions!


Yearbooks can be purchased for $35 and the sale ends on April 4th. Students can bring their order to the main office. The 2013-2014 Lenape M.S. Yearbook Order Form can be found here.


Thanks,


Jessica Horwath and Lauren Spiece

Program Planning

9th Grade - Course verification sheets were due back to Guidance on March 7. If your child did not return the verification sheet, please do so as soon as possible.


8th Grade - Course verification sheets came home on Wednesday March 5 and are due back on Wednesday March 12. This will be your child’s final opportunity to make changes to their elective requests.


7th Grade - Course verification sheets were due back to Guidance on February 19. If your child did not return the verification sheet, please do so as soon as possible.

PSSA Dates Changed Due to Snow Days

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has rescheduled dates for the Reading, Math and Writing PSSA dates due to the number of snow days this winter. The Reading and Math PSSA assessment will be the week of March 24 and the Writing Assessment will be the week of April 7. The Science PSSA assessment remains the week of April 28. For additional information , please click this link for more information.

Lenape M.S. Blood Drive - Monday, April 21

The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Monday, April 21st in the Lenape Cafeteria from 3:00-8:00 P.M. You may register at www.redcrossblood.org Enter sponsor code: central bucks schools or contact Jackie Winderman: jwinderman@yahoo.com


You are eligible if your last donation was on or before Feb 24th


Info on eligibility visit –call 1-866-236-3276


http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements


Click here for a flyer.

Important Upcoming Dates

March 13, 14, 15 – Spring Musical, 7:00 P.M. – Bye, Bye Birdie

March 20 - Lenape Parent Council Meeting, 9:00 A.M.

March 24 - Math and Reading PSSA Exams Begin

April 10 - NEW - End of 3rd Marking Period (Revised Date)

April 23 - NEW - Report Cards Distributed (Revised Date)



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

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