Linden Leopard Growl

January 19, 2016

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Message from Mrs. Klimpl

Dear Parents,

A reminder that our great Winter Clubs are beginning the week of January 25th. If you have children involved, remember that our pick up time is 5 pm, and students will be dismissed from the front hallway, not classrooms. We appreciate your being on time since our instructors are anxious to head out in a timely manner. Thanks to so many volunteers who make this program such a great success for our students!

Now that winter is upon us with colder temperatures, please make sure that children are coming to school with appropriate outer wear, gloves, etc. Even on some colder days, we often go outside for about 15 minutes for some fresh air. The health room has a chart which is consulted daily for wind chills, etc, which usually determines if or how much time is spent outside. Students are not permitted to return to the building for “forgotten” items since supervision at that time would be problematic, so encourage your children as well to always go to recess fully layered. Thanks for your help with this as we forge forward to spring!

Winter Programs

WINTER PROGRAMS are here again! We have the best programs yet lined up for Linden! We have something for everyone at every price point.

Schedule Changes:

-ON THE MOVE program on Tuesday has been moved to THURSDAY

-Bricks 4 Kidz Star Wars on Tuesday has been moved to MONDAY

-Dodgeball on Thursday has been moved to WEDNESDAY

-also note that the SPCA Responsible Pet Ownership Program is FULL

Please submit your registration forms asap. Please don't send payment until you've received confirmation. Additional information, including payment details and specific program dates due to CB days off, will be on the confirmation e-mailed to parents after registration is received.

It's going to be great...hope to see you! Parent volunteers are needed to help. If you can help once during the program or once a week, let us know. Contact Candi Young ( or Barb Wilson ( Thank you!

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Calling all May Fair enthusiasts!

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Upcoming Linden Spirit Weekend!

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CB Student Recipe Contest

You may have noticed on the back of January's lunch menu information on the CB Student Recipe Contest. Students are encouraged to create a healthy and tasty flatbread recipe. The winner will have his/her recipe featured in the March school menu and eat free that day. Recipes are to be submitted by January 29th. See below for further information. Good luck!
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Cyberbullying Prevention Presentation for Parents

Dear Central Bucks Elementary School Parents and Guardians,

Network of Victim’s Assistance, or NOVA, is a valuable resource for our school district and the community, offering resources and personal safety education programs. They have presented to our students for almost 20 years. NOVA will once again be bringing their cyberbullying prevention program to all Central Bucks 5th grade students this January and February.

Please join us for a parent informational session on cyberbullying on Wednesday, February 10th, at 7:00 pm at Groveland Elementary School, 100 North Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18901. Parents and guardians of students in all elementary grade levels are invited. The snow date is Thursday, March 3rd.

Topics will include:

· An overview of the NOVA cyberbullying prevention program presented to 5th graders

· Current trends in Social Media, free message Apps, and online gaming

· Examples, tips for parents, and Q&A with Detective Sergeant Dante Montella, Warwick Township Police Department

We hope you will join us for this important presentation.

Attention 6th graders interested in playing football at Lenape Middle School:

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A note from our nurse, Stella Bredin:


Questions about lice and lice prevention are always on parents’ minds. Here is some information that might be helpful in answering such questions.


1. Head lice are crawling insects that show no distinction of families and can be contracted by the cleanest individuals.

2. Head lice spread from one person to another mostly by direct head to head contact. They do not live on surfaces or clothing for long as they need to warmth of a person’s scalp to survive.

3. They do not jump from one person to another.

4. Lice move quickly and therefore may be difficult to spot in the scalp.

5. Female lice lay eggs in the scalp which are called nits. Nits are different from dandruff in that they will adhere to the hair follicle.

6. Although nits are difficult to see, in direct light it will have the appearance of a tiny grain of rice. When you rub your finger over the hair shaft, the nit will not come off and it will feel as though it has some depth to it. The presence of nits may be your only sign that your child has lice.

7. Ordinary shampooing and brushing of the hair will not remove nits. Call your pediatrician to determine what medicated shampoo is recommended.

8. The scalp will be itchy, especially around the ears and the nape of the neck.

9. If your child is scratching their head, check them immediately. If you have questions, call the Health Office at 267-893-4415.


1. If you think your child has head lice, report it to the school nurse.

2. Teach your child not to share combs, brushes, hair clips, hats, or pillows. Think of occasions when your child is playing dress up or attending sleepovers.

3. Be aware if your child is scratching their head. This may be your first sign.

4. Inspect your child’s hair once per week throughout the year using a good light source. Divide the hair into small, thin sections and inspect each section carefully.

5. Keep long hair tied back when children are in school !

6. Do not use a pediculocide shampoo such as Rid or Nix unless you are certain your child has lice or nits. Overuse of such shampoos has led to lice resistance to them. You should also not use them on siblings as a preventative for the same reason. These shampoos do not prevent lice from occurring.

7. Frequent and careful head checks at home is the best prevention!

For school protocol and more information, please check out the Parent Resource section of the Central Bucks School District website at

And the Centers for Disease Control at

Microsoft Office free for students in grade 5-12

Dear Central Bucks Families,

Central Bucks School District has partnered with Microsoft to offer Microsoft Office 365 to students in Grades 5-12. Office 365's productivity suite enables students and teachers to share documents, access Microsoft software applications online and work collaboratively. As the district increases both teacher and student access to educational technology, we wanted to remind you of a great opportunity.

Microsoft Office is available free for students in grades 5-12. Students may want to take the opportunity to install the full Office applications on up to 5 PCs, Macs or tablets for free. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Students can learn more about the process here:

Once downloaded, students can work with classmates online and see each other's changes in real time with Office Online, the full version of Office or OneDrive.

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Thanks for reading Linden's Weekly Growl

This information comes directly from Mrs. Klimpl, teachers and staff, the Linden Home and School Association and Committee Chairpeople.

Very important information can also be found:

  • in the Wednesday folders
  • on the Linden Information Line (call 267-893-4400 option #6)
  • on each teacher's web site
  • on Linden's website

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