Lenape M. S. Smoke Signals
September 22, 2015
Our major fundraiser for the year was successfully kicked off last week. This year we will be selling magazine subscriptions and cookie dough. Click here for additional details.
For the safety of students and staff, please be aware of our school policy concerning entering our building. All exterior doors are locked and all visitors must enter through the main office doors. Please be prepared to buzz in - state your name, reason for visit and to show a picture id.
We understand this may take a few extra minutes during your visit but we feel the time is important for the safety of all. Thank you in advance for understanding.
The Boomerang Youth Recognition Award is a monthly program which recognizes and honors youth in our community for exemplifying and living by one of 9 chosen Developmental Assets (one asset for each month from Sept.-May). The 40 Developmental Assets, are positive experiences, behaviors, and personal qualities that all youth need to possess, in order to be responsible, caring, and strong in the face of peer pressures and other life challenges.
A ballot box is located on our Lenape Middle School website. Youth can be nominated for the award by any member of the community. In fact, students can nominate themselves or their friends. Each school submits one student who best represents the chosen quality. A rotating committee of community “judges” which includes representatives from CB CARES,Outback Steakhouse, law enforcement, community nonprofits, local and state government, and local businesses, chooses one student (elementary, middle and, high school) from amongst the nominations. These district-wide winners receive a letter and certificate of recognition, a gift certificate from Outback Steakhouse in Jamison, their picture appears in the Bucks County Herald, and their name is engraved on a plaque at Outback. An end-of-the-year June luncheon, which includes all Boomerang Award recipients, their parents, and community judges, additionally serves as a celebration of this recognition. It should be noted that ALL students who have been nominated for this award receive a gift from CB CARES as an acknowledgement of this honor.
You can read more about the Boomerang Award and find the link to the online nomination form here.
CENTRAL BUCKS WELLNESS COMMITTEE
News from our Guidance Department
Lenape has received a donation of a couple dozen brand new backpacks, each filled with a binder, copy book, paper and pens. They were donated by the First Baptist Church next door to our school. If your child is in need of these school supplies, please don't hesitate to contact your child's guidance counselor and they will arrange to get the backpack to your child. Mrs. Jodi Schmon A - K and Mrs. Ann Kuntzmann L - Z.
Note from the School Nurse, Mrs. Merrill
Student Health News
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year. I hope everyone had a great summer.
Central Bucks School District is state mandated to ensure that each student in certain grade levels has a dental and physical examination. Physicals and dentals are required for all new students in all grades. Dental examinations are required for all students entering grade 7. The forms for these examinations were sent home in the spring from your child's elementary school. If you need another blank form, you may download it off of the cbsd.org website or contact me and I can send it to you.
During an audit, Central Bucks can be cited by the state for non-compliance if all dental and physical examination records are not on file. More importantly, having up to date and accurate medical information about our students will better ensure that we can respond appropriately to any medical needs students present at school. For families where this would cause an economic hardship, the school district will provide these examinations at school, free of charge. Should you require this assistance please contact your school nurse. Please understand that these examinations are important not only because they are state mandated but also because they provide valuable information about the health of your child. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires that students IN ALL GRADES in 2015/2016 must have documentation of following vaccinations:
• 2 doses of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine, history of disease or titer
IN ADDITION, all students in 7th grade must have:
• 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) - Adult dose
• 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) - Menactra
Amanda Merrill, RN, BSN
Certified School Nurse
Lenape Middle School - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Warwick Elementary School – Thursday, Friday
ANTIBULLYING SPEAKER TOM THELEN FOR PARENTS - SEPTEMBER 30TH
9/11 HEROES RUN - TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION - SEPTEMBER 27th
CHANGE IN DATES
The Spring Musical dates:
March 9th - in school showing
March 10th, 11th @ 7:00 PM
March 12th @ 2:00 PM and 7:00 P
Lenape Jazz Festival will be on Saturday, April 9th
Important Upcoming Dates
September 23 - Yom Kippur - No School
September 30 - Tom Thelen, Antibullying Speaker for Parents
October 9 - Open Mic Night
October 12 -16 Celebrate Education Week
October 15 - Parent Council Meeting
October 15 - Dodgeball Tournament
October 21 - Picture Retake Day
October 23 - Halloween Dance
For more details, please take a look at the calendar on the Lenape website.