Linden Leopard Growl

October 26th, 2022

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The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest - Voting Tickets on sale now!

Linden's 8th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest is back. Students will be able to vote for their favorite pumpkins in 6 categories: Spooky, Silly, Animals, Yummy, Disney Characters, and Book Characters. Multiple Winners will be announced Friday afternoon from each of the 6 categories.

Voting will end noon on Friday. Voting tickets are on sale now in the front office, only .25 cents a ticket.

Halloween Parade and Party Information

Halloween Parade and Parties
Monday, October 31, 2022

Dear Parents,

Halloween is around the corner, and we have begun planning the festivities! We are asking parents to please take caution when selecting a costume for the parade. Students should have a normal field of vision and should be able to walk freely (costumes should not be too long).

Also, we ask that you please avoid costumes that include blood, gore, or weapons of any type. Items that are considered play weapons (knives, swords, guns, etc.) should remain at home.

Halloween Parade:

The Halloween parade will begin at the main entrance of the school @ 9:30 AM.

Students and staff will exit the building in order of grade level (K-6). The parade will proceed in the direction of the butterfly garden and around the back of the building to the front in a circle. The parade will circle the building two full rotations. Other Halloween details are as follows:

  • Students are encouraged to arrive to school wearing their costume.

  • Parents are invited to watch the parade and should stand along the sides of the marked parade route.

  • Identified parent volunteers will be admitted into the building following the parade to assist with parties.

Halloween Parties:

  • Classroom parties will begin immediately following the parade (Approximately 10:00 AM).

  • Homeroom parent will coordinate parent volunteers.

  • Maximum of three parent volunteers (in addition to the approved HR parent and assistant parents).

  • Parent volunteers should remain in their designated classroom only.

  • Homeroom parent must confirm volunteer names with teacher and Main Office (Mrs. Rodgers/Mrs. Dempsey) by Friday, October 21st.

  • Halloween parties will conclude at approximately 11:30 AM. Mr. Testani will make an announcement 5 minutes in advance thanking parents for joining us.

  • The homeroom parent will coordinate food/snack contributions ensuring for allergy-safety with classroom teacher. Nutritious, healthy alternatives must be present as well.

  • Parents providing food may drop off any day/time prior 9:00 AM Monday, October 31st.

Clearances are mandatory for all parents who will be in attendance for the classroom party.

REMINDER: Monday, October 31st is an Early Dismissal Day- Student Day ends at 12:25

Red Ribbon Week

Hello, Linden Families!

This week is Red Ribbon Week. It is a nationwide campaign and the theme for 2022 is "Celebrate Life, Live Drug Free!" the theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free!

Students will be participating in different activities throughout the week including making their own pledge to live drug free. There will be daily themes beginning on Tuesday, October 25.

Looking forward to a great week!

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Dates to Remember


Wednesday, October 26th

  • 4th Grade DaVinci Science Center

Friday, October 28th

  • 5th Grade Field Trip to Camp America Day Camp
  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners Announced
Saturday, October 29th
  • Linden Family Fall Fest - Trunk or Treat @ 5:30 PM; Movie Under the Stars @ 7:00 PM
Monday, October 31st
  • Happy Halloween - Early Dismissal 12:25 PM



Tuesday, November 1st

  • 3rd Grade PEN Walking Tour
Thursday, November 3rd
  • 6th Grade Ropes Course

Friday, November 4th

  • National Jersey Day-Wear your favorite Team Jersey
  • 6th Grade Ropes Course
Tuesday, November 8th
  • General Election Day-School Closed
Thursday, November 10th
  • 2nd PEN Trip Bridge Tour
Tuesday, November 11th

  • Veterans' Day Observance
Friday, November 18th
  • Wear School Colors- Wear Blue and Gold
Monday, November 21st
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip to Churchville Nature Center
NOVEMBER 23rd, 24th, & 25th- Thanksgiving Break- School Closed

Volunteer & Chaperone Clearances

Please Click here for link to Volunteer Clearances page.

Check Out the Latest Edition of Lightning News

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Spirit Assembly

Check out these great photos from our fabulous Spirit Day!

Linden Turns Pink

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Linden's Veteran's Day Observance Information

Linden’s Veterans Day Observance is fast approaching. We will be having a Veteran and Veteran Family only assembly on Friday, November 11th at 9:30 AM. If you or a family member have served or are presently serving, and would like to attend our Assembly, please fill out the form sent home today or click here for a printable version. Send it in to the front office or email Mrs. Brittany Trauger if you have any questions at

Thank you!

Your Help is Needed

To make this day EXTRA special for our Veterans, please consider donating an item for our Linden Celebration. Please click here for the Sign-Up Genius.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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Author Jamar Nicholas Visits Linden

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5th Grade goes to Peace Valley

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Fifth grade went to Peace Valley park to get a look a firsthand look at the topics they are covering in their Nature’s Recyclers science unit. The students had fun looking for scavengers and seeing how they help return nutrients to the soil.

The CBSD Bulletin

Feature News that tells the story of Central Bucks School District

Trunk or Treat Sign-up HERE

Please click the bar for the Sign-Up Genius for Trunk or Treat!

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Your Baby Photo is DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31st!

If you do not submit a photo, one will not be in the yearbook for you. This is a FIRM deadline.

Yearbook Cover Contest- papers were sent out. Any questions, please ask your homeroom teacher. This is also a FIRM deadline, November 7th!

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Do you have books to donate?

Children's Book Week November 7-13

In honor of Children's Book Week (November 7-13), Karen Hansen, the volunteer who keeps both the Little Linden Library box at the entrance to our school and the Swap Box in our Butterfly Garden, is hoping for book donations.

She would love to keep those boxes well stocked with books for newborns through sixth grade. If you have books to donate, please bring them into Linden. We will have a collection box in the front office from November 7th to the 13th.

Thank you in advance for your donations.

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School Lunches

Don't forget to sign up for MySchoolBucks to add money to your student's lunch account.

-Set up recurring payments
-Create low balance alerts
-Track and review what your student is purchasing

To access the Central Bucks Food Services Page, Click HERE

To apply for Free & Reduced Lunches, CLICK HERE

On the Central Bucks Food Services page, you will also find a link to school Menus, both breakfast and lunch and well as Nutrition information.

October Menu

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The CB Farmers Market at Barclay Every 2nd & 4th Thursday

Any Central Bucks family who may need a little extra food assistance is welcome to join on us at Barclay Elementary School. Our drive-up food distribution runs from 4:30 to 5:30 PM on Thursday, October 13th. We generally have free dry goods, fresh produce, milk, eggs, and bread, and often have some frozen meat and poultry. At each event we pass out an average of 10,000 pounds of food. Moving forward, our markets will operate on the 2nd and 4th THURSDAYS (not Wednesdays, like last year) of each month.

No advanced sign-up is necessary. We kindly ask that you do not line up before 4:30 so as not to interfere with our student dismissal, and that you do not block our neighbors’ driveways. If you do line up during our student dismissal, you will be kindly asked to leave. Also, do not pull forward until you are certain that you have enough room and will not block someone’s driveway. Our neighbors are very understanding and supportive of our work, but also need to come and go during our events. We hope to see many families at our food distribution on Thursday, October 27th at 4:30.

Need Help Applying for Free and Reduced Lunches?

Please click the bar above for the latest informational video for Free and Reduced Lunches along with other available assistance offered, including the Barclay Farmer's Market.

Need help applying for free and reduced- Spanish

Haga clic en la barra de arriba para ver el video informativo más reciente para almuerzos gratuitos y reducidos junto con otra asistencia disponible ofrecida, incluido el Barclay Farmer's Market.

CB West Basketball Skills and Drills

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Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Council

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New this year, the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Council invites families to take part in the Bucks Take Back Challenge! Details on this and National Take Back Day (including a list of locations for drop off) may be found at
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CB West's Harlequin Club Presents - Rent, School Edition

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  • November 17 - 7 p.m.
  • November 18 - 7 p.m.
  • November 19 - 7 p.m.
  • November 20 - 2 p.m.

Get tickets here.

A Great Message for all of Us!

Kara Lawson: Handle Hard Better
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