The Colonial Times
December 14, 2018
December has been a very busy month here at Log College! Students in our music programs just completed their winter concerts, and we are so pleased with how well they performed! Our annual Toys for Tots drive concluded with five bins of toys going to needy children in the area. Our PBIS spirit days have been a great deal of fun and have included 'decades day', Hawaiian Shirt Day, Black and Red Day today, and Meme Day coming up on Monday. We will finish up 2018 with our annual PBIS Winter Games on December 21st, which is always a fun (and funny) time. Some upcoming dates to look our for are:
- 12/17- Meme Day: Dress like your favorite meme (school appropriate)
- 12/21- PBIS Winter Games
- 12/22/18 through 1/1/19- Schools Closed for Winter Break
Finally, the faculty and staff at Log College would like to wish you all 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 2019!
Feeding Everyone at Special Times (FEAST)
This week's teacher spotlight is Mrs. Amate who teaches 7th and 8th grade ELA.
Door Decorating Contest
Some of our classrooms are participating in the annual door decorating contest for the holidays. This is Ms. Farrell's work-in-progress. More to come!
This is just a small sample of the student artwork that is posted throughout the building! If you ever happen to be in the building, take a look at the bulletin boards to see our talented students' work!
Door Decorating Contest
Log College’s winter vocal and instrumental concerts were huge successes! Students’ hard work and dedication was evident when the choruses, bands, and orchestras performed, putting audience members in the holiday spirit! In addition to the musical performances, both concerts presented original artwork from students.
The choruses put the audience in a festive mood by singing a variety of songs ranging from contemporary hits like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” and Sia’s “Santa’s Coming for Us” to traditional music like “Carol of the Bells” and “The Christmas Song,” also known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” Daniel David was featured as a piano accompanist for the Hanukkah song, “Hanerot Halalu.” All choruses collaborated by singing “Hot Chocolate!” for the vocal concert’s grand finale!
The festive mood continued for a second night of excellent performances from Log College’s instrumental ensembles. “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” “Jingle Bells! Samba Bells!,” “I’ll be home for Christmas,” and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” were crowd favorites that were performed by the bands and orchestras. It was a real treat listening to Ricky Ridpath playing a surprise performance of “Julie-o” on his cello! The instrumental concert ended with a spectacular performance of all band and orchestra members playing “A Festive Fanfare!”
Both concerts showcased the many talents in our school, and teamwork between students and staff! It was great to see so many families attend the concerts and support their children and the music department at Log College!
Toys for Tots
Our annual Toys for Tots Drive has concluded with six boxes of toys collected for needy children in the area. Thank you to all who donated to this very worthy cause!
Winter Vocal Concert
Our Vocal Winter Concert took place on December 5th. The performers did an outstanding job, and really got the audience into the holiday spirit!
Winter Instrumental Concert
The jazz band, orchestra, and bands performed in their annual winter concert on December 12th. The groups sounded great, and Mr. Drago even got to join in on the fun and play along with the band!
Toys for Tots
Winter Vocal Concert
LCMS Cheerleaders Spreading Holiday Cheer!
Our Log College Cheerleaders went Christmas Caroling at Christ Home Senior Community on December 11th to spread some holiday cheer to the residents there. The staff and residents of Christ Home appreciated having the girls there and they really brought the holiday spirit to the community!
We're proud of our girls for their service to the community, and we extend a big thank you to Ms Chase for all that you do for the team and for helping out with such a great night for all!
From the School Nurse
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.
Form 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.
Thank you for your ongoing support, as we strive to keep the children of LCMS safe and healthy!
While it is still officially Fall for a few more weeks (although the pre-Thanksgiving snowstorm would make you think otherwise!), winter weather is a very real possibility from this point forward. 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.
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.