LENAPE MIDDLE SCHOOL SMOKESIGNAL

January 28, 2019

Report Cards

Report cards will be available on the Parent Portal on Wednesday, February 6th. You will be able to print out the report card from the Parent Portal.

Guidance Department

Program Planning is well underway. Please visit the Lenape Guidance website for information and resources. Click here

6th Grade Parents Middle School Orientation

On Tuesday, February 19th, at 7:00 PM, each of our Middle Schools will be hosting an orientation for sixth grade parents. Everything that you need to know to prepare your sixth grader for middle school will be covered. Please be sure to attend the orientation at your child's middle school. Lenape will be hosting this event in the auditorium. We will also be selling our Lenape wear.


Lenape will have curriculum tables set up starting at 6:30 PM for a question and answer time prior to the 7:00 program. Hope you can join us at 6:30.

Winter Dance

Lenape is excited to announce our 2019 Winter Dance! Unlike in the past, this dance is on Thursday night from 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the school cafeteria. This was voted on by the student body because Friday nights in the winter are Snow Sports Club nights, so many students would not be able to attend a dance on Friday.


As usual, there will be a DJ at the dance, but this year there will also be a digital photo booth! This will allow students to take pictures with their friends, and the pictures will be sent directly to their phones.


The dance will cost $8.00 sold at school and $10.00 at the door the night of the dance. Tickets will be sold during lunches, before and after school. The dance will end promptly at 9:00 pm, so students should be picked up in a timely manner.


We are so excited for this dance! I hope your child is looking forward to the dance!

Donations for Winter Dance

Lenape Middle School is looking for donations for their upcoming Winter Dance! This dance is for all students in our school, grades 7-9. Lenape Student Council is using this event as a fundraiser in order to raise money to include future dances and other special events we may run for the school such as movie nights, a March Madness tournament, and writing contest. The funds also go to improving the school in ways voted on by the students, including new artwork, flexible seating, independent reading books, and more. Past funds have also gone to major school projects such as the outdoor classroom created in one of our courtyards that can be used by teachers and students.


We are specifically looking for parents to donate baked goods and/or cases of water. For this dance, we will not be charging students for food or water, so we are hoping to offer a nice array of items. If you are interested in donating baked cookies, brownies, Rice Krispy treats, or other goods, please email Ms. Thomas at STThomas@cbsd.org. We could use multiples of each kind of treat. If someone is able to bake a gluten-free item, that would be greatly appreciated!


We are also looking for other types of donations: products and gift cards that we can offer as prizes for our raffle at the dance. We are looking to put together different prize baskets, as well as offer gift cards to local stores and shops in the Doylestown area. We are looking for gift cards in the $15- $25 range.


If you are interested in donating food, water, a gift card, or a product, or if you have any questions, please contact Ms. Stephanie Thomas at STThomas@cbsd.org. Ms. Thomas is a 9th grade English teacher at Lenape, and she also serves as the Student Council Advisor.

Dance treats can be dropped off in the main office the day of the dance, Thursday, February 7th and other donations by Tuesday, the 5th.

Jazz Festival - February 2nd

Saturday, February 2nd is the 16th Annual Lenape Jazz Festival. The day begins at 10am with an on stage clinic by guest musicians Neil Delson, Joel Chodoroff, Jim Glaser, Rob Cochran, and Kevin Kuchinsky. All students and parents welcome to attend the clinic! Performances begin at noon. Middle School Jazz Bands from Bucks and Montgomery Counties will perform and the CB West Jazz Band will conclude the day.


Tickets are $7 at the door, students/seniors $5 and children under 6 are free. Hope to see you there!

Inaugural Celebration of Our Schools

Central Bucks School District Superintendent Dr. John J. Kopicki invites the entire CBSD community to share in a celebration of pride in our schools during the inaugural "Celebration of Our Schools" presentation event!


Doors open at 6:30 pm for the student art gallery and technology showcase, followed by the presentation and performances from 7:30 -8:30 PM at CB South.


For more information please click here

Spring Musical - Into the Woods Jr.

Lenape's Spring Musical this year is Into the Woods Jr. Into the Woods Junior is a funny and engaging way to get young people to think about the stories with which they've gown up, and the ethical issues raised therein.


Performance dates and times are:


Thursday, March 7th - 7:00 PM

Friday, March 8th - 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 9th - 2:00 PM

Saturday, March 9th - 7:00 PM


Tickets will go on sale February 1st. Click here to purchase tickets.

Princess Breakfast

The Lenape MS Choir is proud to announce that they will host a Princess Meet & Greet Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 9th at Chambers 19 Restaurant in Doylestown. The breakfast will run from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and tickets are timed. Come and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast while being serenaded by all of your favorite princesses. The princesses will visit tables to sign autographs, take pictures and sing. Over 15 princesses! Tickets are $12 and can be purchased on brownpapertickets.com and search "Lenape Princess."

VH1 Save the Music Foundation Benefit Concert

On Friday, January 25th, the Lenape String Ensemble, 9th grade Choir , and Chamber Choir performed to a sold-out CB VH1 Save the Music Foundation Benefit Concert audience. This annual event raises money for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, who provides funding for in-need school districts. It is looking very likely that we have reached this year's $35,000 goal needed to restore a second New Orleans elementary school's music program. Before this year's shows, we have raised $163,000! Thank you and congratulations to performer, sponsors, and everyone who attended. We could not do this without you!

Parent Positive Series - February 7th

Healthy Transitions from Elementary to Middle to High School. What to expect and how to help your children transition smoothly will be the topic presented in a relaxed, informal workshop by Dr. Christina Carson-Sacco. She is a psychologist and practice owner of The Center for Neuropsychology & Counseling, with offices in Warrington and Lafayette Hill. Dr. Carson-Sacco has been working with families in Bucks County since 1999. Babysitting is available for children age 5+. Registration is required for babysitting.


Parent Positive Series will be presented at Lenape Middle School on Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. For more information click here

PSSA Testing

Please be mindful when you are planning a vacation that attendance is important for our students for PSSA testing.


English Language Arts - April 16th & 17th

Math - April 30th

Science for 8th gr - May 2nd

Keystone Math - May 21st & May 22nd.

9th Grade - Washington DC Trip

9th Grade trip to Washington DC trip will be on Wednesday, April 17th. The buses will be leaving Lenape at 5:30 AM and returning to Lenape by 8:30 PM. Students must bring a bag lunch and money for dinner. The cost of the trip is $50.00 and MPP will open on February 11th to make a payment. If you are having a financial hardship and can not pay for the field trip please contact your child's guidance counselor - Mrs. Jodi Schmon A-K jschmon@cbsd.org and Mrs. Courtney Nolan L-Z cnolan@cbsd.org


The students has arranged their groups, then groups will be assigned to a bus with teachers and chaperones. If you would like to chaperone the trip, you will need your Volunteer Clearances completed before the trip. Click here for the link to Volunteer Clearances and you can email Mrs. Kristy Walck kwalck@cbsd.org if you are interested in being a chaperone or an alternate chaperone.


Any questions please contact Mrs. Janet Caparros jcaparros@cbsd.org or Ms. Jeanene Sleeter

jsleeter@cbsd.org.

Dates to Remember

January 30 - 7th Gr Program Planning Kick Off Assembly

January 31 - 8th Gr Program Planning Kick Off Assembly

February 1 - Snow Sports Club

February 2 - Lenape Jazz Festival

February 7th - Winter Dance 7:00 - 9:00 PM

February 7th - Parent Positive Series

February 8th - Snow Sports Club

February 9th - Princess Breakfast

February 14th - 18th Winter Break

February 19 - 6th Gr Parent Orientation 7:00 PM

February 21 - Parent Council - 9:00 AM

February 21 - Relay for Life Kick Off Assembly

February 27 - David Tuck - Holocaust Speaker

Boomerang

February: #26 - CARING. Young person cares about others. They place a high value on helping other people. He/she thinks about ways of helping others and is motivated to initiate kind and thoughtful acts. All nominations must be submitted via Quia by Friday, February 22nd at 3:00 PM. Click here for Quia.