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September 9, 2013

School Picture Day - September 10th

C and C Photo Studios will be at Lenape on Tuesday, September 10th to take photos of all Lenape students. (All students will be photographed for school records and will receive a photo ID whether or not they purchase a photo package.) Photo package information was sent home with students on Friday, September 6th. You can also view and download a form here. (Students should give the photographer the form with exact change or a check made payable to C and C Photo Studios.)

Back to School Night

Dear Lenape Parent/Guardian:

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Lenape Middle School, I would like to invite you to join us for our annual Back-To-School Night, which will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013, beginning at 6:45 P.M. This night is an opportunity for you to meet your child’s teachers and visit their classrooms.

The Back-To-School Night schedule does not provide for individual parent-teacher conferences. However, if you wish to meet with a staff member at some later date, our Guidance Department would be happy to arrange a conference at a time that is convenient. TEAM conferences are also possible.

As you follow your child’s schedule, please understand that you will not be seeing all of the classes that your son or daughter will be taking this year at Lenape. Some courses are scheduled on alternate days and some during other marking periods.

At 6:45 P.M., we ask that you be in your child’s homeroom for any last minute announcements about the evening or to get information from your child’s team. (Please be sure to ask your son or daughter their homeroom number before coming to Back to School Night. You will receive a copy of their schedule in homeroom.)

I look forward to meeting you and to a successful school year. Thank you for your support and contributions to our school community.

Note: Parking on Back-To-School Night will utilize the lots at the Doylestown Baptist Church and the two doctors’ offices adjacent to Lenape. You can also park at Doyle Elementary and walk to Lenape on the paved bike path. If possible, we would encourage you to carpool from your neighborhood.


Timothy P. Donovan


PSSA and Algebra I Keystone Reports

Parent reports for those students who took the PSSA and the Algebra I Keystone Exam will be distributed during the Homeroom period on Back to School Night. Reports not picked up Thursday night will be mailed home.

Information for Parents

The Guidance Department has made available a variety of resources for parents on our website. We have included information on a number of topics including ADHD, Bullying, Child Abuse, Internet Safety and Mental/Emotional Health Issues. For example, under Bullying you will find information available from both local and national organizations, as well as a brochure developed by our staff on CBSD Bullying Prevention and Intervention Program and located at this link.

This brochure outlines the district’s pro-social and developmental approach to prevention and intervention and what parents can do to help with prevention and if they suspect their child is involved in a bullying situation.

This site also has link to Family and Community Resources that may be helpful. Community agencies that specialize in grief, mental health services, drug and alcohol, community health services, and family crisis are some of the resources that are provided.

Lenape School Fundraiser Kickoff - September 12th

Lenape has only one school-wide fundraiser and that is a magazine/cookie dough campaign. Profits from this campaign offset some field trip costs, pay for the Agenda Plan Books, and provide other operating funds for the Parent Council and Student Government. The kick-off assembly for this fundraiser is Thursday, September 12th. Students will be given explicit instructions to not go into the neighborhood for door-to-door selling. This is a family, relatives, and friend’s sale. Please support this important fundraising activity.

A few parent volunteers are needed and critical to the success of this fundraiser. Volunteers count money and process orders on our “collection days”. No experience is necessary! It is actually fun. If you can help out, please call the school office at 267-893-2800. It is a quick and short-term way to volunteer your help to the school. We look forward to hearing from you!

9/11 Heroes Run - Travis Manion Foundation - Saturday, September 15th

The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K & 1 Mile fun run/walk welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages. Events take place all over the world. The Doylestown Heroes Run is the perfect opportunity for your community to personally come out and thank your local first responders, military, and veterans in an annual, fun, and family friendly environment. You are welcome and encouraged to form your own teams, set up a tent in tent row, wear team colors and be creative!

Additional Information:

Event Page

Twitter: @DoylHeroesRun

Important Upcoming Dates

September 10 - Student Picture Day

September 11 - Lenape Wall of Fame Dedication

September 12 - Back to School Night

September 12 - Lenape School Fundraiser Kick-off

September 13 - Student Council Officer Induction Ceremony

September 19 - Parent Council Meeting

September 27 - Welcome Back Dance

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