Lenape M. S. Smoke Signals

August 26, 2013

Message From Mr. Donovan

We are looking forward to the start of school on September 3rd. Enjoy this last week of summer and the Labor Day Holiday. We would like to remind you of a few items as we prepare to welcome students back to Lenape.

The first day of school is September 3. The building doors will open at 7:00 A.M. For safety and security reasons, exterior doors will be locked until 7:00 A.M. Students who arrive at school between 7:00 A.M. and 7:10 A.M. should report to the cafeteria. All students should bring their schedules with them and we will be following an “A” day. Students should be in Homeroom by 7:30. If you did not pick up your child’s schedule during our Open House, you may print a schedule from Parent Portal. Students will also receive a fresh copy in Homeroom on the first day of school in case any last minute changes were made. Please be sure to visit the Lenape website to view team letters and other important information related to the opening of school: http://www.cbsd.org/lenape

Have a wonderful last week of summer vacation and we look forward to a successful 2013-14 school year.

Traffic Flow - Very Important!

Please see the traffic flow information and map on our website for details.

Between the hours of 7:00-8:00 A.M. and 2:00-3:00 P.M. all traffic should enter off Rt. 202 (W. State St.) and exit onto West Street. This traffic procedure was established for the protection of students. Please help us make this a safe procedure. The police help to enforce this traffic flow.

Morning Arrival Procedure

All students arriving prior to 7:10 A.M. (parent drop-off, walkers, or bus students) MUST enter the specific doors noted on the map and report directly to the cafeteria until 7:10 A.M. (This includes students with musical instruments and/or sports equipment.)

CHORAL ROOM DOORS – Bus students are dropped off at these doors.

MAIN OFFICE AND GYMNASIUM DOORS – Students walking to school or being dropped off by car should enter here.

At 7:10 A.M. all students will be dismissed from the cafeteria to their lockers and homeroom to get ready for the school day. Breakfast items are available for sale during this time as well. Homeroom begins promptly at 7:30 A.M.

Family Locker Evening - Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 6:00-8:00 P.M. (Date Change from Sept. 4th)

This event is provided for all Lenape students to decorate and organize their new locker. We hope you can join us and meet the administration and guidance staff. Parents attending will receive a homework pass for their students.

Online Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Central Bucks has a streamlined meal application procedure. Parents may complete and submit meal applications online. This process is totally anonymous and very easy to complete. Click here to access the online application. Parents wishing to complete a paper application may request one from the food services office at 267-893-5758.

Online Student Meal Payments

Your online school meal account has been successfully upgraded to mySchoolBucks. This site offers more information, improved features and increased security. You may have already visited mySchoolBucks.com and experienced all that it has to offer. If you have not had the opportunity to visit the site, we encourage you to begin using this new site immediately, with the same login information from MyNutrikids.com. Please click here for login and payment information. Parents can view student balances and receive automatic low balance information via email.

On the first day of school all students will receive a card with their new 5 digit lunch account ID number on it. Students will need to use this number or school ID to pay for prepaid lunches in the cafeteria.

Athletic Information

Students should listen to the morning announcements regarding athletic team tryouts. Information will also be posted on Lenape's website under Announcements.

Students should give their completed PIAA Sports Physical Form directly to their coach on the first day of tryouts.

Parent Liaison Needed

We are still looking for a parent to be the school’s CB Cares Boomerang Liaison. Duties to include PR for the program and helping to organize two Boomerang breakfast events. Minimal meeting time required.

If interested, please email Mrs. Geanine Saullo at gsaullo@cbsd.org.

Important Upcoming Dates

September 3 - First Day of School

September 3 - Family Locker Night

September 5 - No School

September 10 - Student Picture Day

September 11 - Lenape Wall of Fame Dedication

September 12 - Back to School Night

September 19 - Parent Council Meeting

September 27 - Welcome Back Dance

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