The Colonial Times

October 7, 2019

What's Happening at Log

In the blink of an eye, September has come and gone. At a month into school, our sports teams have started their competitive seasons, picture day took place, our sixth graders got to participate in our annual Candy Bar Bingo, and we are in the midst of our first round of MAP Testing for the year. It's been a busy month!

As we roll into October, the days (should) start to cool down, and thus a change in wardrobe. This also means that our lost and found will start growing. Please make sure your children check each day that they leave with what they came with!

Upcoming Dates:

October 4-19: Magazine fundraiser

October 7: Home and School Meeting @ 7:00 PM

October 9: Schools and offices closed in observance of Yom Kippur

October 11: Middle School bands playing at Tennent football game (7:00 PM @ WTHS)

October 23-31: Red Ribbon Week

October 25: Halloween Dance @ 7:00 PM

October 29: Log/Klinger Volleyball, 7:00 PM @ Tennent

October 30: Log/Klinger Soccer and Field Hockey, 5:30 PM @ Tennent

October 30: Picture Re-take day

Take a Veteran to School

We are holding our annual Veteran's Day Program on Monday, November 11th. Please see this link for more info about bringing a veteran to school for our program.

Sports Updates

From Mr. Boyle: The Girls Volleyball Team won their opening game against Armstrong Middle School in straight sets 25-8, 25-7 on Wednesday 9/25. It was a great team effort...fantastic job girls! The team travels to FDR Middle School on Friday 9/27.

From Mr. McManus: Log College heavyweight Football defeated a tough Tohickon team 28 to 0 on 9/26. Excellent game by the entire team especially offensive and defensive line led by Joe Collins, Connor Berry, Andrew Schultz, Christian Engler, Stephen Parks L.J. Rosales, and Gary Miluzzo.

In Log's second game of the season, Log battled to a 0-0 tie in the rain.

From Our Counseling Office

Thursday Morning Homework Club:

Homework Club is facilitated and sponsored by the LCMS school counselors. The club meets every Thursday morning at 7:15 a.m. in the LCMS school library. The counselors are present as well as other staff members to assist students with academics. Students interested may bring breakfast and will need a ride into school. All are welcome to attend Thursday Morning Homework Club!

Straight Talk About Cancer (STAC) Group:

The STAC group is a support group for students who have cancer in there lives, a friend, family member or loved one. Students have an opportunity to share feelings and gain information in a compassionate confidential environment. The group meets once a month during the school day through the entire school year. The STAC group is sponsored by the LCMS Counseling Office and is facilitated by staff members from the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia at Glida's Club.

Clubs and Activities

All students in grades 6-8 are welcome to participate in our in-house clubs and activities. This year we have a very robust offering including Kindness Club, Reading Olympics, Builder's Club, Art Club, Theory Club , Drama Club, and Dungeons and Dragons Club to name a few. In the coming months, the school musical will begin offering more opportunities for students to get involved. If there is something your child is interested in, please encourage them to sign up!

PIAA Eligibility

Now that the school year is under way as well as our sports seasons, the school runs weekly eligibility reports on all athletes. In addition to academic eligibility, students must meet attendance and behavioral guidelines for their continued participation in PIAA athletics. PIAA encourages the ideal of the 'student athlete,' which we wholeheartedly support. If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact Mr. Swartwood, Athletic Director, or Mr. Drago, Assistant Principal.

From the Nurse

Reminder: Students may not carry any medications including over the counter at any time. The only exception is an epi-pen or inhaler with doctor's orders stating they have permission to carry. All medication taken during school hours must be dispensed by the school nurse. For further information, please see Centennial School District Policy 210-USE OF MEDICATIONS.

All students in Grade 6 need a physical examination, this should include the required immunzations for 7th grade (Tdap & Meningococcal). The physical examination form needs to be completed by your child’s doctor and returned to the school nurse.

Students in Grade 7 need a dental examination. The dental examination form needs to be completed by your child’s dentist and returned to the school nurse.

Forms are available on our website or in the nurse's office.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the school nurse at 215-441-6075 x14025

Thank you for your ongoing support, as we strive to keep the children of LCMS safe and healthy!

Attendance Procedures

Please be sure to turn in absence excuse notes within three (3) days of your child's return to school. Absences will remain unexcused until notes or turned in or if the three day window is exceeded. If your child has 10 or more cumulative days of absence, a doctor's note is required for all absences past 10 days.

Absence excuse notes can also be emailed to Log College at the following address:

For family trips during the school year, a Family Trip Request Form must be submitted to the Principal at least two weeks (10 school days) prior to your trip. All requests submitted less than 10 days prior will be denied.