The Colonial Times

December 20, 2019

What's happening at Log

This week's edition of the Colonial Times is a little light on reading, but we have some great pictures to share with you highlighting all of the great events we have had over the past few weeks at Log College. We hope you take a little time to peruse and enjoy!


The faculty and staff at Log College would like to wish you all a happy holiday season and a safe and happy new year! We appreciate the opportunity to work with your children, and consider ourselves very fortunate to have such a great group of young ladies and gentlemen come through our doors each and every day. Enjoy and cherish the time with your families, and we will see you in January!


Enjoy Your Break!


Mr. Golderer and Mr. Drago


Upcoming Dates:


January 2: School re-opens

January 6: Home and School Meeting @ 7:15 PM

January 8: Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night @ Warminster location

January 9: Log/Klinger Girl's Basketball, 7:00 PM @ WTHS

Scenes from the Winter Band and Orchestra Concert

Art @ Log College

Winter Vocal Concert

Congratulations to Log College’s chorus students for putting on a great show at the annual winter vocal concert! You could feel the holiday joy as choirs sang classics like “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Winter Wonderland,” as well as contemporary music like “It’s Snow Fun/It’s No fun” that was complete with choreography. Many students had an opportunity to be a narrator, sing a solo, and have their artwork featured on the music programs. Thank you to everyone who purchased poinsettia plants that decorated the stage; the poinsettias looked great and raised money so students can have more opportunities to perform and sing new music! The evening concluded with students and the audience singing an exciting version of “Deck the Halls” together in perfect harmony! The vocal concert was a marvelous event, and everyone had fun!

Toys For Tots

Log College students and families once again showed their generosity by collecting over 100 toys this year in our annual Toys for Tots collection drive. Toys for Tots was again a success due to the kids of Log! Thanks to all who donated to this incredibly worthy cause!

Student Writing Corner

*This is an excerpt of one of several pieces submitted by 8th Grade ELA students to a narrative writing contest sponsored by the New York Times Learning Network. Other students' excerpts will be included in future newsletters.


The Christmas Reveal

By: Kayla Van Atta


Dark lights wrapped around a small, fake evergreen Christmas tree waiting to shine. My aunt and uncle were expecting their first child and were throwing a Christmas-themed gender reveal party. Their suburban Philadelphia house could barely hold the anticipation of all the guests dressed head-to-toe in red and green. Frosted snowman-shaped cookies and juicy roast beef were on the counter sitting on a holiday-themed tablecloth, while colored balloons danced in the air above. It was the beginning of December, and people scattered from their cars like snowflakes into the winter air and then into the house away from the bitter wind outside. Friends and family members sat excitedly on the cramped couch and stood in the kitchen. My vision was replaced with numerous bodies decked out in Christmas colors: red if you thought it would be a girl and green for a boy.


With sugared-up toddlers running about and delicious food being finished off from plates, it was safe to say people were starting to become antsy. I looked over at the chalked up tally board keeping score of everyone's bets on what my pregnant aunt’s baby would be; the majority of people voted for a boy, including myself .


At last, my mother-- who was in charge of the reveal --made her way through the ocean of people. Her face was overflowing with excitement, carrying a small, decorated Christmas tree in hand, and placing it on the carpeted ground of the crowded living room floor. Before I could even blink, my aunt and uncle were standing behind the miniature tree, getting ready to reveal the big secret...

Robotics Team

The 8th grade Robotics team competed in the First Lego League on Saturday, December 14, at Hatoboro-Horsham High School. They competed against 36 teams from the area and placed in the top 25. The team presented their design to groups of judges, as well as programmed their robot to complete various missions in a two and half minute time window. They had three opportunties to score points on the mission portion and it wasn't until their last oppotunity that their hardwork paid off. They jumped from second to last place all the way up into the top 25 teams, placing ahead of both Klinger robotics teams. Congrats to James Niles, Sam Medland, Kevin Taylor, Vince Sulpizio, Brayden Perotti, and Ricardo Moctezuma-Medina.

Congrats to Our Latest 200 Club Winners!

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Log College Athletic Calendar

This link will take you to the Log College athletics page, which has a weekly rundown of games and practices.

Annual Holiday Door Decorating Contest

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Kindness Club

In December, Kindness Club students baked with their families in order to spread holiday cheer to the Centennial School District and community heroes. At our Second Annual Kindness Club Cookie Fest, students worked hard to create cookie trays for Warminster, Hartsville, and Ivyland Police Officers and FireFighters. In addition, students made goodie bags for all of the LCMS faculty and Centennial School district administration. After working, students had a blast enjoying their leftover cookies and celebrating a fantastic 2019. The Kindness Club would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. We look forward to spreading some more kindness in 2020!

Winter Weather Procedures

Winter is right around the corner, and, as such, delays and cancellations due to weather conditions are inevitable. Please stay tuned to local news outlets, Centennial SD's social media accounts, and Log College's social media accounts for updates on delays and cancellations. In the event of a two or three hour delay, abbreviated schedules will be followed.

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:

lcattendance@centennialsd.org


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.

From the Nurse

From the Nurse

The state of Pennsylvania requires documentation of physical exams, dental exams and immunizations in School Health Records. The schedule for the mandated physical and dental exams is:

  • Physical Exam are required for all 6th graders; Please continue to send in.

  • Dental Exam are required for all 7th grade; Please continue to send in.


All 7th graders are required to have a Tdap & Meningococcal immunization. Please submit documentation by December 6th


Utilize the link below to view immunization requirements:

Pennsylvania Immunization Requirements for School-Aged Children


All Centennial School District Health Forms are available from the Nurse’s Office or at http://www.centennialsd.org/Page/1887 . . You may also download and print the necessary forms by going to the Log College website and click on the “Our School” tab; click on the “Nursing Services” tab; click on “Forms”.


WHEN YOUR CHILD IS SICK….

Early dismissal due to illness is handled by the Nurse’s Office. Once it is determined the student will need to be dismissed, the nurse will contact the parent/guardian. Please remind your student the use of cell phones to call or text in school is not permitted. The office phones are available to students with the permission of the office staff. Students may not use their cell phone to call or text home. Early dismissal for any other reason is handled through the front security desk with a parent note stating the reason for the early dismissal, date, and time.

If your child is ill and misses school, upon returning to school they must present a note written by you (parent/guardian) to the Guidance/Attendance secretary (Debbie Glover). Parents may also email an absence note to GlovDe@centennialsd.org. Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional information.


WHEN YOUR CHILD NEEDS MEDICATION AT SCHOOL…


With the exception of rescue inhalers or auto-injectable epinephrine, students are NOT permitted to carry medication (on their person, in their lunch or school bag).


Medication must be in the original container and hand delivered by a parent/guardian to the school nurse. A “Medication Permission Form” must also accompany the medication.

The may be obtained in the Nurse’s Office or by visiting the LC website at: http://www.centennialsd.org/Page/1887.


An Asthma or Allergy Action Plan must accompany rescue medication such as asthma inhalers or epinephrine. Failing to store prescribed medication in the nurse’s office is a violation of Centennial School District Policy 3.1.


WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS HEAD LICE…


Head lice do not pose a health hazard, are not responsible for the spread of disease, and are not a sign of un-cleanliness.


Check your child’s head for lice on a weekly basis. Because head lice are usually transmitted by head-to-head contact, parents should carefully check a child’s head before and after attending a sleepover or camp where children share sleeping quarters.


The first sign of lice is always itching. When you notice that your child is itching have them sit in a well-lit area and look for an oval shaped “nit” or egg along the hairline. Nits stick to the hair and are not easily removed. If you have any questions about what you are looking for please feel free to call the nurse’s office for guidance.


Remind children to never share hats, coats, combs, headphones, to play with each other’s hair or have any close head contact “SELFIES”.


As with all health issues, please keep the school nurse informed. Visit our website or call the Nurse’s Office for additional information, available resources, or individual questions.


As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.



Anne Curtin, RN, BSN, CSN

Certified School Nurse

Log College Middle School

215-441-6075 ex 14025

curtan@centennialsd.org