Linden Leopard Growl

September 24, 2015

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Message from Mrs. Klimpl

Dear Linden Families,


Happy autumn! As we move into cooler weather, please help us to remind your children about wearing light jackets appropriate for outside play during recess and physical education class.


This week parents of our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students received the state PSSA reports from last spring’s assessments. As you are aware, this assessment was the first PSSA to be fully-aligned to the more rigorous PA Core Standards, which the Pa. State Board of Education adopted in September of 2013. Please know that the results of the testing are carefully reviewed by Linden teams, which include classroom teachers, reading specialists, our counselor, school psychologist, and myself. While the PSSA is just one small snapshot of a child’s progress, we diligently plan for any and all supports and services which will both help to remediate any skill deficits, as well as opportunities for continuing to enrich our student’s academic growth. The PSSA results are analyzed and considered within a broader context of classroom based assessments and teacher observations, and all of our students are continuously monitored for the instructional strategies which will be most successful towards developing academic strengths. If you have any questions about PSSA, don’t hesitate to contact me!


We have had a great number of parents completing their necessary certifications and clearances for being a volunteer in our schools. I urge you to consider doing so, in order to be eligible to assist in many exciting classroom projects, clubs, and trips.


Look next week for the invitation letter and schedule for our upcoming Celebrate Education Week, October 12-16. We look forward to having you visit our classrooms and interact with a myriad of learning challenges and celebration

Reminder about your Kidstuff Coupon Book! All ENVELOPES or BOOKS are due by Friday, September 25!

Every student at Linden should have brought home a yellow bag containing a KIDSTUFF COUPON BOOK, as well as all necessary instructions and information. The LHSA is selling these valuable, family friendly books filled with hundreds of national, regional, and local coupons for all ages! This includes stores, restaurants, and places to go!


The KidStuff books cost $25, and for every book Linden sells, we earn 50% or more!. Use just a few coupons and you will easily save more than the cost of the book. Keep it in your car so you have it with you wherever you go!


The instructions are simple:


  • If you want to keep your Kidstuff book, send in to your teacher a check (or cash) for $25 made out to "LHSA" in the white envelope. (Please fill out the necessary information on the envelope). That's all you need to do -- then GO SHOPPING!


  • Family and friends will love saving with KidStuff...great for gifts, too! KidStuff offers 24 editions in 11 states, so even far away relatives can particpate! Your family earns one FREE book for every 5 books you sell! If you sell 5 books, then send to your teacher a check (or cash) made out to "LHSA" in the white envelope (please fill out the necessary information on the envelope). Keep your free book, and the remaining 5 books will be sent home after September 25. If you sell less than 5 books, use the same payment instructions, but include the $25 for your book as well.


  • If you prefer not to participate in this fundraiser, please RETURN the KidStuff book to your teacher before Friday, September 25!


Please return ALL ENVELOPES or BOOKS by FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25 !!


Thank you so much for participating in this fundraiser!

The LHSA

Linden's 1st Spirit Night at Swede's Frozen Yogurt!

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Ways to earn money for Linden Elementary:

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If you missed the LHSA committee signup sheets at Back to School Night, here's your chance to get involved this year. The following committees need your help to be successful! (Please note we are still looking for a few chairpersons and/or co-chairpersons.)

Fall Book Fair October 26-29

Signup for one or more shifts (about an hour) helping kids find a book and check them out at the register (easy training is included). Evening hours are available.


Spring Book Fair May 10-13

See above.


Celebrate Education Week October 12-16

Signup for an hour shift (or more) during the school day to greet and assist parents/grandparents coming to observe their child's classroom.


Linden Directory

We are looking for help with data entry and proofreading. Easy to do from home!


Garden & Nature

Do you have a green thumb or just like to be outside in the fresh air? We need help planning and maintaining the Butterfly Garden and the bed around the flag pole.


Helping Hands

Please signup to provide a meal to families in need due to financial reasons or illness (as deemed necessary through the guidance and nurse's office).


Hospitality...CO-CHAIR NEEDED

This committee provides refreshments at the Principal Boomerang Breakfasts and makes breakfast bags for the bus drivers to show our appreciation, as well as other events throughout the year as needed. Donated items can be dropped off if unable to attend the event.


Memory Book

Photographers needed for all Linden events, classroom parties, etc. We also need help putting together the layout of the memory book before printing in the spring. This is an ongoing event throughout the year. Meet new people and nurture your creative side.


School Store

Join 6th grade students on Friday mornings before school starts to sell fun, inexpensive items to our students. If enough parents sign up, you would only need to be at school once or twice during the school year.


Spirit Nights...CHAIRPERSON NEEDED!

Work with a committee that will plan monthly Linden Spirit Nights to have fun and raise money for Linden. This can all be done from home on your own schedule.


Staff Appreciation Dinner November 23

Show our Linden staff the appreciation they deserve during conferences when they are unable to get away for dinner. Signup to donate food items, help serve and/or clean up.


If you are interested in helping with any of the above programs, please contact Candi Young (cyoung321@verizon.net) or Susan Schwartz (suzycat1@comcast.net) and we will pass along your information to the right chairperson. Please indicate if you are willing to chair a committee as well. The LHSA is here to help. You are never alone so don't be afraid to chair an event. Ask a friend to chair with you. Any chair position can become a CO-chair position.


Thank you for taking the time to read and get involved at Linden!!

Linden School Store Opening!

This Friday, September 25 from 8:40-9:00 the School Store be open, restocked with fun, Paw-tastic school supplies, ranging in prices from $0.25 to $1.50!


Calling all Sixth Graders!

Sixth Graders who want to show their school spirit and put their math skills to work...

The School Store Needs You!!!

Parents of any sixth grader who would like to find out how they can help at the store on Friday mornings from 8:40-9:00 please email

Jessica Todd at jessicatodd03@yahoo.com

Winter Programs

Yes, it's early to be thinking of Winter Programs but if you have any ideas for low-cost, fun activities for a six week class lasting one hour after school, please don't hesitate to let us know. We need your ideas and also your willingness to help. Winter Programs are scheduled for the week of Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Feb. 29 and March 7.

CALLING ALL SHUTTERBUGS!

If you love taking pictures and attending Linden events please consider joining the 2015-2016 YEARBOOK COMMITTEE!


This is an enjoyable, easy way to get involved. No fancy camera needed. Written guidelines will be provided as well as support from the committee chairs. Have fun attending your child's parties and other Linden School events. Take pictures and set up pages in the memory book.


If you have any questions or are interested, please contact one of the committee chairs: Sue Claricurzio at sueclaricurzio@hotmail.com, Rebecca DeHaven at dehaven_r@yahoo.com, Lisa Helveston at allkton@comcast.net, or Lisa Pitts at L_Pitts@hotmail.com. Stay tuned for an upcoming committee meeting. We hope you will consider joining this fun team!

A message from Mrs. Logue regarding QUEST:

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Information from our school nurse, Stella Bredin:

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Screening of the film Fed Up at Lenape Middle School October 15, 2015:

The Central Bucks Wellness Committee is collaborating with the Doylestown Food Co-Op and the CB Family & Consumer Sciences department to present a screening of the movie Fed Up followed by a panel discussion with local health professionals.
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Chess Club Information:

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Information on Girl Scouts:

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Look at the SIZE of this green bean grown by the Massey family! Kudos to all of you who grow your own fruits and vegetables!

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Thanks for reading Linden's Weekly Growl

This information comes directly from Mrs. Klimpl, teachers and staff, the Linden Home and School Association and Committee Chairpeople.


Very important information can also be found:


  • in the Wednesday folders
  • on the Linden Information Line (call 267-893-4400 option #6)
  • on each teacher's web site
  • on Linden's website


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