The Colonial Times
May 22, 2020
What's Happening at Log...Virtually
We are coming to the final days of the 2019-2020 school year. With that, there are some important end of year communications and procedures to be aware of. Mr. Golderer recently shared a document that highlights the dates and times where individual students can come into Log College and return items/clean out their lockers. Please know that every effort was made to insure that siblings come at the same times, to minimize the number of trips that families have to make. If you are unable to make the assigned time, a limited number of time slots are available following the official window, which can be signed up for in Signup Genius. Please know that the Signup Genius is ONLY for those who cannot make the assigned times. Links to the aforementioned items are included in this Smore, and are also sent daily in the morning eAlerts.
Many families have asked about reimbursement for trips that were cancelled. Please know that the Centennial School District Business Office is in the process of issuing refunds for all of these trips, and expects to have this completed in the next few months.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Mr. Drago and Mr. Golderer
Student Book Reviews
The Seventh Most Important Thing
So far, what has caught my attention the most in this book is how the author handled time sequencing in regards to exposition. The first chapter drops the reader right into the action. It doesn’t have the first chapter dedicated to exposition but instead uses the first few chapters as a sort of hook and then flashing back to explain things when they are necessary. The majority of books do not take this approach, so it is very refreshing to see a book that changes the order for the sake of a more interesting story. The book’s unique take on time sequencing really catches my attention already in the first few chapters.
Stella by Starlight
From what I have read so far, I would recommend Stella by Starlight. This book is interesting because it shows how one lives in a different culture in an earlier time period. It is interesting to read about what challenges the characters have to face because
of their race and culture. It is also interesting to see how the characters overcome the challenges that are thrown at them. This book also shows how people react to others doing their best to break the barriers between two races.
A Message From Our Football Coaches
Show up with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. The attached workout will help but in no way is a substitute for playing the game. Your coaches look forward to September and helping you to become the best student athlete possible!
Mr. Leiby, Mr. Sinkler, Mr. Boyd and Mr. McManus
A Message From Our Librarian
Dear Families and Students:
I hope all is well with you and your loved ones, and I miss seeing you in the library. Before school closed on March 13th, we had close to 1,000 books on loan. That's fabulous, because it shows that we are a community of readers. Of course, we do need to collect those items so the love of the story can be shared with someone else.
The Centennial School District (CSD) Food Bank and Food Truck are accepting CSD library book collections per this schedule:
McDonald ES Food Bank - Mondays and Thursdays - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
Klinger MS Farmer's Market - Schedule varies and is posted in the CSD Alerts.
Food Truck - Mondays and Thursdays:
Maple Street Park – 11:20-11:50 AM
Szymanek Park – 12:00-12:30 PM
Crooked Billet – 12:40-1:10 PM
Books can also be returned with the Chromebook at the end of the school year!
Please feel reassured that I know it will be hard to collect all of the books and nobody is going to get in trouble. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that we can keep track of most of the books, including the ninety-one copies of the Wimpy Kids books that are, surely, offering some amusement to our avid fans. You might want to look under your stairs, too, because there are thirty-two Harry Potters on the loose. If your broom is missing, we know who took it.
If you do return a book to the CSD collection points, please know that you will continue to receive overdue notices for a few weeks, even a month. The books will be held in sealed containers for a while, until the librarians are available to come to school and scan the books. I appreciate your patience with that.
I am so sorry that it isn’t possible to open the library right now. If I could, I would drop off new books at your house. Until we open, visit the Library folder in Classlink. There are links to online material, including the eBooks on Destiny Quest. If you have access to a Bucks County or any PA public library, the Libby Overdrive app has been added to the Google Play Store, so members can access tens of thousands of eBooks using the public library username and password.
Hey Log College students! We know the days are starting to drag on. So, just for fun, each week we will share a baby or childhood picture of one of the Log College staff with a few hints. Take a moment and try to guess his or her identity! The staff member’s identity will be revealed in the next edition of the Colonial Times.
Last Week's Clues Revealed!
I grew up in a row home in Philadelphia. I was one of 7 siblings:Michael, Steven, Jimmy, Terry, Dawn, and Cheryl. I am the oldest. When I was a kid, I caused a lot of trouble. We used to climb on the roof of an abandoned mental institution and look at downtown Philly. Another time I tried to ride my bike on an icy street and skid out in circles. Disclaimer: Don’t try this at home kids…..I broke my nose.
I was raised in Philadelphia with my mom, dad, and brother, Tom. My favorite stuffed animal when I was little was a brown-colored dog named Pog. He is even older than me, as he was a gift my mom received from someone at my baby shower. He still sits in my bedroom to this day.
Log College Middle School
Log College Middle School opened in September 1967 as a Junior High School serving seventh and eighth grade students. The school is named after the original school in Warminster, “Log College” established in 1727 by William Tennent, one of the original trustees of Princeton University. The school’s mascot is the Colonial in honor of the first Log College.
Log College became a Middle School in 1991 educating sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. In 2000 the school was recognized by the US Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School. Log College currently serves approximately 630 sixth through eighth graders.