Linden Leopard Growl

Here at Linden we are ONE! --- May 13th, 2020 Edition

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Thank you to our Home and School Association "Ninjas" for their signs of appreciation! Thank you, community, as every staff member woke up to a wonderful surprise!

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Grade 1 concert! “Creepy Creatures”

Monday May 11th would have been the Linden grade 1 concert. If you have a first grader in your home, I’m sure they sang their songs for you. If not, check out their music lesson in Seesaw this week. Gather the family, virtually contact other family members, and enjoy our concert entitled “Creepy Creatures”.


Enjoy!


Mrs. Volpe and the first graders!

Accessing Specials for Distance Learning

As you are aware, we have moved into mandatory participation in our distance learning plan. Please be reminded that our specialists post lessons for students weekly as well. If you are uncertain whether or not your child has completed specialists activities, please check your child's journal on Seesaw. If you have specific questions regarding specials, please reach out to our specialist teachers regarding your child and their mandatory participation.

April's Boomerang Asset - Reading for Pleasure

Please join us in celebrating our building winners and nominees for April - Love for Reading!

Boomerang Youth Recognition Award

The Boomerang Youth Recognition Award is a district-wide monthly program which recognizes and honors youth in our community for exemplifying and living by one of the chosen Developmental Assets® for the school year.


May's Boomerang Asset is Personal Power- Young person feels they have control over "things happening to me".


Nomination forms can be found online.


Please email your Boomerang nominations to sgraziosihibbs@cbsd.org by Friday, May 15th.

This week, our theme will focus on celebrating National Reading is Fun Week. Mrs. Free invites you to upload a picture of yourself reading one of your favorite books or just a picture of the book itself. Join the fun and post your picture on this Reading is Fun Padlet Wall to share your picture(s)! See this week’s Monday Morning Show for details.


To view this week's Monday Morning Show, please click May 11th - Leopard Monday Morning Show!

Linden Leopard Morning Show 5-11-20
PLEASE JOIN US FOR STORY TIME!

YES - We're still recording awesome children's stories!! As you make time to participate safely in family activities, PLEASE CLICK THIS BUTTON. You can use this link every day to access the new read-aloud.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

Tip of the Week from Dr. McIntyre & Dr. Graz


This week's "Tip of the Week" is a parenting tips(s) for staying calm. Please take a few minutes

to watch the video below, "Staying Calm | Coronavirus Daily Tips by the Child Mind Institute."


Stay healthy and stay safe.

Dr. McIntyre & Dr. Graz

Staying Calm | Coronavirus Daily Tips by the Child Mind Institute

What Do You Do With An Idea?

Hello, everyone!


This week we will be reading "What Do You Do With an Idea" by Kobi Yamada. Sometimes we have ideas that we think are great, but other people may not agree. Maybe they think the idea is too hard for you. This week, we will learn what we can do with our great ideas, even when others discourage you.


Please reference the following resource this week:



You can also find these weekly wellness resources on my website.


Stay safe, happy and healthy!

Dr. Graz

What Do You Do With An Idea Read Along

LHSA Board 2020/2021 School Year Plan

Given these unusual and challenging times, we are recommending current LHSA Board members and positions remain the same for the upcoming school year 2020/2021. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact Mike Testani at mtestani@cbsd.org or Jill Walton at jillhwalton@yahoo.com.

LHSA General Meeting - May 21st @ 2PM

Please join us for the LHSA General Meeting on Thursday, May 21st at 2PM. We will be holding this meeting via Teams. Please click here to join the meeting! Hope to "see" you there:)

CBSD Farmers Market @ Barclay ES

Wednesday, May 20th, 4pm

2015 Palomino Drive

Warrington, PA

The CBSD Farmers Market is open! A week after the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we began distributing food every week on Wednesdays at 4:00 at Barclay Elementary School. We believe that in a community as well resourced as ours, no child should ever be hungry. If you find yourself in need, please stop by.


If you find yourself in a position of giving, consider supporting this initiative. Please help us share food with families and children throughout the Central Bucks School District during this crisis! Click HERE to support our Go Fund Me. Thank you for your generosity!


There are more ways than one to support! Check out the list of item donations needed in the flyer below!

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Now is the Time to Register for the 2020-2021 School Year

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Family Survey Deadline May 15th

Dear Central Bucks Families,


As a school community, we have been engaged in distance learning for seven weeks now (four weeks in new learning) with our students, teachers, and parents cooperating in order to help students stay active in their learning while moving our curriculum gently forward.

With about five weeks left in the 2019-2020 school year, we would like to gather critical feedback from our families about this unprecedented experience. This information will help us make minor adjustments, if necessary, and ultimately, better serve our families.

You will find the survey at www.cbsd.org/dlpsurvey.


· Please complete it once for EACH CHILD in your family.

· You can expect each survey to take about five minutes of your time.

· We will close the survey on Friday, May 15.


Thank you for your valued time and consideration. Your support is deeply appreciated as we continue to adjust and do all that we can to help our students and families manage this crisis. Please take care.

Stay Well,

John Kopicki

Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER ~ Watch On- Demand May 15th - 29th

CB Cares and CBSD Present an Online Parent Positive Event - Watch On-Demand May 15-May 29


Access the event ON-DEMAND here.


With COVID-19 giving many of us downtime at home with our families, we invite the Central Bucks community to take this opportunity to watch SCREENAGERS NEXT CHAPTER:


Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience. This special edition includes a brief introduction by the filmmaker Dr. Delaney Ruston, plus a pre-recorded Q&A with her after the film, where she responds to some of the most frequently asked questions about the topics covered in the film. Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.


In Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, we follow Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. She sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we, as parents and educators, can empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.


We witness Delaney as she finds her way from ineffective parenting to much-improved strategies. We follow other personal stories of families from an array of backgrounds with a spectrum of emotional challenges. We also observe approaches in schools that provide strategies relevant beyond the classroom setting. Interwoven into the stories are surprising insights from brain researchers, psychologists, and thought leaders that reveal evidence-based ways to support mental wellness among our youth. The impact of social media and other screen time is incorporated in all the topics raised in Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, how it may be impacting our teens’ mental health, and what we can do to help foster youth in the face of struggles.


WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER HERE!

IMPORTANT REMINDER from CB Transportation: Alternate Bus Stop Requests


If you would like to request a different bus and/or bus stop, please submit the alternate bus stop request form and forward to our transportation department. Please be advised that bus stop exceptions will not be automatically transferred to a new school year but have to be requested every year again!

FEAST Spaghetti Dinner

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Roll The Dice Workout With Mrs. Williams

April CBSD Board Note

Dear Central Bucks School District families,


Please follow the link below for the April edition of "Central Bucks Board Note," an e-newsletter designed to provide the stakeholders of the Central Bucks School District's Board of School Directors with a brief overview of items discussed at the monthly school board meetings.


Find it at https://www.smore.com/t8pk4.


Please share any feedback with Angela Linch, communications and public relations administrator, at alinch@cbsd.org or by calling 267-893-2073.


Thank you!

CBSD Summer Camp

Registration is now open for CBSD Community School summer programs. Please click here for more information.
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Take Me Home, Country Roads...

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