The Colonial Times

February 23, 2019

Happenings at Log College

Winter is coming to a close, and while we haven't seen the blockbuster snowstorms that we've seen over the past few years, we still have experienced a few delays and closings thanks to Mother Nature. As of right now, we have had three cancelled school days that will be made up in the coming months, the first of which will be made up on Thursday, April 18th. The second snow day will be made up on Tuesday, May 21st. As of this edition of the Colonial Times, the third snow make up day has not been announced. Please stay tuned for additional information regarding this.

Despite the weather and winter doldrums, things have not slowed down at Log College! The students participating in our musical and stage crew are diligently preparing for their upcoming performances on March 8th and 9th. Our Reading Olympians are preparing for the upcoming Bucks County Reading Olympics. The boys basketball team just defeated the New Hope MS Lions yesterday. Our music ensembles are practicing for the upcoming annual Fine Arts Week and spring concerts.

In addition to the activities that were just mentioned, we have a number of clubs that our students can participate in after school, many of which have just started this year! Student interest is at an all-time high, and we are very fortunate to have many highly dedicated teachers to serve as faculty advisors. As a part of this week's Times, several of the clubs have been highlighted so you can learn more about what our students can get involved with as a part of the Log community.

Upcoming Dates:

February 28- 1:30 PM- Log-A-Thon

March 1- 7:30 PM- 7th Grade Gym and Swim Night @ Tennant

March 8- 7:00 PM- Spring Musical The Wizard of Oz

March 9- 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM- Spring Musical The Wizard of Oz

March 11- 2-hr delay for students/staff inservice

Art Club

This year, the members of Log's Art Club are focused on creating art for the school. For the past few meetings, students have been creating three dimensional flowers that will become part of an inspirational mural on the second floor. Once the mural is finished, students will have time to create work for themselves- whether it's experimenting with a new medium or working in a different style art than they're normally used to. Students do not have to be enrolled in an Art course at Log in order to participate in the club. This club, run by Ms. Berner, is open to students in grades 6-8.

Stage Crew

The Stage Crew is club organized by Ms. Janser to support our school musical. Any student interested in being behind the scenes to contribute to the success of the show was welcome to apply. The student application process provided real world experience as students had to identify their qualities and explain prior experience(s) which would support their ability to help run the play. Members of the club are currently working hard to get The Wizard of Ozready for opening night in March!

Theory Club

This is a unique club that was started by two students, Gavin Henderson and Landen Jenkins, with the help of Ms. Waldinger. Here, students analyze selected clips from kid-friendly movies, T.V. shows, and video games to create theories. These theories explain how different phenomena might be happening or explaining how a character came to possess superhuman skills. The club meets in room 11 most Wednesday's until 4:15.

Homework Club

This club is organized by the Log College Guidance Counselors, Mrs. Janser and Mr. Sayre. On Thursday mornings, students can work in the Log College Library before school begins. Many students take advantage of the time to work on projects, complete assignments, and get assistance. Students often see various teachers stop by to offer help with skills and/or content.

Student Council

The purpose of the Student Council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities. This club is open to students in all grades and offers a variety to opportunities for participate. This includes the running the School Store, making posters to advertise events, and organizing/running community service events such as the Log-a-Thon. Any student who would like to participate should contact Mrs. Ciliberto.

Social Media Addiction

A few issues ago, we included an article that talked of the dangers of social media. Social media is a very powerful tool that has connected people all over the world, and has the reach to be a powerful force for good. While it can be positive, there is a darker side to it which can lead to addiction to using it and depression. Below is a link to a fairly recent article in Forbes that talks about the addictive dangers of social media use. It is a quick read, and a great conversation starter!

From Our Nurse

All students in Grade 6 need a physical examination, this should include the required immunzations for 7th grade (Tdap & Meningococcal). The physical examination form needs to be completed by your child’s doctor and returned to the school nurse.

Students in Grade 7 need a dental examination. The dental examination form needs to be completed by your child’s dentist and returned to the school nurse.

Form are available on our website or in the nurse's office.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the school nurse.

Thank you for your ongoing support, as we strive to keep the children of LCMS safe and healthy!

Winter Weather Procedures

Winter is here, and while it has been fairly mild so far, it is highly likely that winter weather is going to be a very real possibility in the coming weeks and months. Please stay tuned to local news outlets, Centennial SD's social media accounts, and Log College's social media accounts for updates on delays and cancellations.

Attendance Procedures

Please be sure to turn in absence excuse notes within three (3) days of your child's return to school. Absences will remain unexcused until notes or turned in or if the three day window is exceeded. If your child has 10 or more cumulative days of absence, a doctor's note is required for all absences past 10 days.

Absence excuse notes can also be emailed to Log College at the following address:

For family trips during the school year, a Family Trip Request Form must be submitted to the Principal at least two weeks (10 school days) prior to your trip. All requests submitted less than 10 days prior will be denied.

Log College e-Alert Archive

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