The Eagle Flyer

December 13, 2021

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A Message from Mrs. Fantaskey

I hope this newsletter finds you well. We wish to send a big thank you to our DSHA and parent volunteers who help to provide an amazing SOUP-er Staff lunch on Thursday. The event was a great hit with delicious soups, salads, and desserts. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and support!


Holiday Spirit Week

Our holiday spirit week will begin this Friday, as we have our annual Pajama Day to support CHOP. As in the past, staff and students are encouraged to wear their pajamas to school. We are accepting donations for CHOP for those who wish to send a small donation with your child. Donations are voluntary and not required to wear you pajamas! Please see our Holiday Spirit Week schedule in this week's newsletter.


CB West Partnership

We are excited to host students from CB West who are enrolled in the Child Development: School-Age Child course. The students visit weekly, over the course of a 6 week period, to gain an understanding of the elementary child and the role of an elementary educator. It is especially exciting to see some former Soaring Eagles, too, who may be interested in becoming an educator in the future!


Winter Enrichment

Our parent volunteers are working to coordinate the Winter Enrichment classes for this year. Stay tuned for more information to follow in next week's Eagle Flyer.



Wishing you all a wonderful week,

Mrs. Fantaskey

Mark Your Calendar!

Monday, December 13, 2021

  • AM Kindergarten attends at regular time
  • No PM Kindergarten (Parent conferences)
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
  • Chorus Rehearsal
  • No AM Kindergarten (Parent Conferences)
  • PM attends in the PM at regular time
  • Mitten Gifts Due
Thursday, December 16, 2021
  • Orchestra Rehearsal @ 8AM
Friday, December 17, 2021
  • Pajama Day - Wear your comfy, cozy pajamas

Monday, December 20, 2021

  • Candy Cane Day - Wear stripes or red & white

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

  • Chorus Rehearsal
  • Winter Solstice Day - Wear White
  • Holiday Parties: Grades K - 3

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

  • Orchestra Rehearsal at 8AM
  • Holiday Sweaters, Shirts, or Colors - Wear your favorite holiday shirt, sweater or colors
  • Holiday Parties: Grades 4 - 6

Thursday, December 23, 2021

  • Early Dismissal at 11:55 AM
  • Schoolwide BINGO
  • Holiday Hats/Headbands - Wear your favorite holiday hat or headband

Happy New Year!
Monday, January 3, 2022
  • Welcome Back to School
Tuesday, January 4, 2021
  • Chorus Rehearsal
Friday, January 7, 2022
  • Reading Olympics Applications Due to Mrs. Herwig
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
  • Chorus Rehearsal
Monday, January 17, 2022
  • No School - MLK Day
Tuesday, January 17, 2022
  • Chorus Rehearsal
Thursday, January 20, 2022
  • Willy Wonka Rehearsal
Friday, January 21, 2022
  • Willy Wonka Rehearsal

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

  • Chorus Rehearsal
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
  • Scholastic Book Fair in the Library
Thursday, January 27, 2022
  • Scholastic Book Fair in the Library
  • Willy Wonka Rehearsal
Friday, January 28, 2022
  • Scholastic Book Fair in the Library
  • Willy Wonka Rehearsal

Holiday Spirit Week - 12/17 to 12/23

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Pajama Day for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Join us in celebrating our annual Pajama Day to benefit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). All students are invited to wear their jammies all day!

Here at Doyle, we’ll be celebrating on Friday, December 17, 2021.


Optional donations of $1 to support Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are accepted but not mandatory to participate.

Attention 5th & 6th Graders!

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Mitten Project - Helping Doyle Families in Need

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 December 2, there will be a display of colorful paper 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 donated gifts need to be brought to Doyle by

Tuesday, December 14, 2021.


If your family would rather donate a monetary gift, please make checks payable to the Doyle Elementary School Activity Account and write “Mitten Project” in the memo. 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.

DHSA UPDATES & EVENTS

SOUP-ER Staff Luncheon

Thank you to our families who donated supplies and the delicious food for our staff members on Thursday. It was the highlight of the week. Thank you also to Home and School for organizing this welcomed event.

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Dining for Doyle at Five Guys

Thank ou for everybody who participated in this month's Dining for Doyle at Five Guys. You helped Home and School to raise $348.32.

Classroom Happenings

Soaring Eagles in Action!

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Wing Tip Winners

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Counselor's Corner

Boomerang Developmental Assets

Parents, Staff, Students - Consider nominating someone for this month's Boomerang Award at Doyle. If you know of a student who has exhibited this asset in or out of school, please consider completing the nomination form to honor them.


December: Asset #30:

Responsibility

Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.


Please submit nomination form to Ms. Kowalchick by December 20, 2021.

Sparks NewsLetter

“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Mark Twain


This quote may optimize the wish that many parents have for their children’s future. Some of you may be fortunate enough to feel that way about your own career. Finding that ideal job is the challenge and for our children it is often a matter of “trying things on” to see what fits. The link below shares interesting looks at how people feel about the work they do. Although many of the videos may be more appropriate for older students, some could be fun for the younger ones such as Kite Designer or Experimental Film and Stop Motion Animator.


Perhaps take a few minutes over the upcoming school break and watch some of these with your sons and daughters. Ask them what they think, and listen. You both may learn something about “a job you enjoy doing.”


https://www.kqed.org/education/18675/50-videos-for-career-path-explorations


For comments or questions, please contact Ginny Barrett at vbarrett@cbsd.org.

Resources & Quick Links for Families

Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 ~ Open Now

Kindergarten Registration


Visit www.cbsd.org/register for more details, including necessary documents to gather in order to register your kindergarten students. PLEASE CONSIDER REGISTERING RIGHT AWAY IN ORDER TO AID THE DISTRICT IN ITS PLANNING FOR 2022-2023.

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Clearances for Chaperones and Volunteers

This school year the district has approved Classroom and Grade Level Field Trips. If you wish to chaperone your child's future planned event, please recognize that your clearances must be up to date with the Central Bucks School District. If your clearances are up to date, simply upload them into the App Garden-Volunteer Tracker.


If your clearances have expired or if you need to begin the clearance process, simply click on Required Documents for the directions. Once you received the approved clearances, you may then upload them into the APP Garden-Volunteer Tracker.


Human Resources / VOLUNTEER Required Paperwork (cbsd.org)

Health & Safety Reminders

As always, the health and safety of our students and staff members remains a priority for us. As we follow the health and safety plan, if your child is exhibiting symptoms, we ask that you keep them home until the symptoms have resolved. Please reach out to our health office if you have any questions or concerns. We appreciate your support during this time.
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Child Care ~ Before & After Care Program

Looking for more information on our Before and After School Programs? Click here to learn how to register your child.

Doyle Elementary School Information

Doyle is an "A" School

  • Arrival begins at 8:15 AM
  • Student Day Begins at 8:35 AM
  • Student Day Ends at 3:15 PM
  • Dismissal Ends at 3:35 PM
  • For early dismissal days- dismissal begins at 11:55 AM
  • For 2 hour delay days- arrival begins at 10:15 and the student day begins at 10:35


Kindergarten

  • Morning Kindergarten begins at 8:35 AM (arrival begins at 8:15 AM) and ends at 11:10 AM
  • Afternoon Kindergarten begins at 12:40 PM and ends at 3:15 PM
  • A few years ago, we implemented a “modified kindergarten” schedule on weather delay days. The schedule will be as follows for Doyle:
  • AM Students 10:35 AM – 12:20 PM and PM Students 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Doyle Elementary School

Home of the Soaring Eagles

Doyle Elementary School

Home of the Soaring Eagles

Academic Excellence ~ Responsibility ~ Respect ~ Citizenship ~ Cooperation

Kate Fantaskey

Principal