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April 7, 2014

PSSA Testing Continues for 8th Grade April 7, 8, and 9

PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) testing continues for Lenape 8th graders this week. The PSSA Writing Exams will take place on the mornings of April 7, 8, and 9. During this time, we will be following a different bell schedule, which will affect all grades 7-9. You can find the schedule here. This also includes the schedules for the 8th Grade Science PSSA test dates on April 28 and 29.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time and we respectfully request that routine doctor/dentist/ortho appointments not be scheduled during the exam periods. If a student has started a test, he/she may not go back at another time to finish that section. The student must finish once started or will not receive credit for any items not answered. Students who arrive to school after 7:55 A.M. on testing days will not start an exam that day. They will be scheduled to make up the exam on another day.

If you have any questions regarding the PSSA exam, please call Mrs. Saullo or Mrs. Schmon.

PSSA Exams and Cellphones and Electronic Devices

In order to ensure the security of the PSSA exams and to avoid the cost of replacing test items, no electronic devices are permitted in testing rooms. Electronic devices include cell phones, smartphones, E-readers, Nooks, Kindles, iPads, iPods, tablets, camera-ready devices and any other electronic device, which can be used to photograph or duplicate test materials, access the internet and/or communicate with others during the administration of the PSSA Exams.

If a student is discovered using and/or having a cell phone or other electronic device in his or her possession during the administration of the PSSA, parents will be notified and appropriate consequences will be given. The student could receive both school and Pennsylvania Department of Education consequences, which may include scores being invalidated and/or a fine to replace test items. All testing materials are copyrighted property of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Penalties for violations of the Copyright Act may include the cost of replacing the compromised test item(s) or fines of no less than $750 up to $30,000 for a single violation. 17 U.S.C 101 et seq.

March Madness - April 10, 7:00 P.M.

The Lenape March Madness basketball tournament is almost here. Begin creating your teams of 6 and be ready to play! Each grade level team will compete to be named the 6 on 6 Lenape champions and the winners play the teacher team! This will be your chance to play basketball against the teacher team to raise money for Relay for life! Begin forming your team of 6 and pick up a team registration form outside of room 408 today. There will be an informational meeting this week for all interested teams and players! See Mr. Fash for more information!

C.B. West Football Annual Golf Outing

The C.B. West Football Annual Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Bucks Club, 2600 York Road, Jamison, PA 18929

1:00 SHOTGUN START (12:00 P.M. registration)

$100 per player; 4 person teams

ALL ARE WELCOME!! (You do not have to be part of the CB West Football family to participate!! We can help find you a team- just register if you are interested.)

Price includes: Green Fees with Cart, Driving Range, Drinks, Dinner and Prizes.

For additional information go to www.westfootball.com

CB Cares April 2014 Backpack Newsletter

The April 2014 edition of the CB Cares Backpack Newsletter can be found here.

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology Summer Career Exploration Courses

The Middle Bucks Institute of Technology is offering Summer Career Exploration Courses for students entering 8th, 9th, and 10th grades July 7-11 and July 14-18, 2014. The program provides week-long career enrichment opportunities for students who have completed 7th, 8th, or 9th grades so they can begin to focus on career pathways. The program is designed to provide integrated hands-on learning activities in a variety of career settings.

You can click here for a flyer and registration form or visit their website: www.mbit.org.

CBSD Community School Summer Classes

The Community School of Central Bucks School District invites you to join our summer program. Visit the Community School's webpage to find information regarding classes in music, art, driver education, writing, SAT prep, and more. Registration begins April 4. Register early as some classes have limited enrollment.

Freshman Day & 9th Grade Promotion Night

The 2014 Freshman Day will remain on Friday, June 6, however, the 9th Grade Promotion Night has been moved to Thursday, June 19. More details on both events will follow as we get closer to June.

Lenape M.S. Blood Drive - Monday, April 21

The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Monday, April 21st in the Lenape Cafeteria from 3:00-8:00 P.M. You may register at www.redcrossblood.org Enter sponsor code: central bucks schools or contact Jackie Winderman: jwinderman@yahoo.com

You are eligible if your last donation was on or before Feb 24th

Info on eligibility visit –call 1-866-236-3276


Click here for a flyer.

Important Upcoming Dates

April 7, 8 & 9 - PSSA Writing Exams - 8th Grade

April 9 - School Dental Exams - 1:15 P.M.

April 10 - NEW - End of 3rd Marking Period (Revised Date)

April 10 - March Madness - 7:00 P.M.

April 17 - Snow Makeup Day - Full Day of School (7-12); Elementary-Early Dismissal

April 18 - No School - Good Friday

April 21 - Snow Makeup Day - School in Session

April 23 - Report Cards Distributed (Revised Date)

April 28-29 - PSSA Science Exams

May 1 - Spring Choral Concert

May 3 - Middle School A Cappella Festival

May 5 & 6 - Spring Instrumental Concerts

May 9 - Music in the Parks Trip

June 6 - Freshman Day

June 19 - 9th Grade Promotion Night

June 20 - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal - 10:45 A.M.

For more details, please take a look at the calendar on the Lenape website.

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