The Colonial Times

December 6, 2019

What's Happening at Log

Happy December! We hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to share some quality time with loved ones. We have a very short time between now and Winter Break, but rest assured, it is jam packed here at Log! December brings about several traditions that we enjoy and are very proud of at LCMS, including our annual winter concerts, Toys for Tots collection drive, and PBIS Winter Games.


Upcoming Dates:


December 6- Early Dismissal- Staff Inservice

December 10 & 11- 8th grade visit to MBIT

December 11- Winter Instrumental Concert, 7:00 PM @ LCMS

December 12- Staff vs. Students Basketball Fundraiser @ 3:00 PM (closed event)

December 12- Toys for Tots donation deadline

December 17- Winter Vocal Concert, 7:00 PM @ LCMS

December 19- Early Dismissal- Staff Inservice

December 19- Evening Conferences- 6:00 PM-8:00 PM @ LCMS

December 20- No School for Students- Conferences

December 23- January 2- Schools Closed: Winter Break

Middle School Leadership Institute

Two eighth grade students and three seventh grade students attended the conference “Arise & Shine: Standing Together for Positive Change” at the University of Pennsylvania on 22 November. The conference is sponsored by the Penn Graduate School of Education as part of the Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence & Equity. According to presenters:The goal of this one-day Institute is to help support the development of the leadership and academic potential of diverse students in the Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence & Equity middle schools. Our aim is to enlighten 6th, 7th and 8th grade students about effectively addressing their challenges in school and in life, as well as to empower them to make sound and success-producing decisions about their futures. The day began with a continental breakfast where the students received some note-taking materials and a tee shirt. The first activity was a keynote address by Lilyan Prado from cooLspeak, a youth engagement company. The day continued with two fifty-five minute break-out sessions. Lunch was with the community of middle schoolers that attended. Log students had the opportunity to speak with Lilyan Prado at lunch; they are pictured with her in the photo below. The day concluded with another keynote address by Lamarr Womble, founder of Passion for Leadership. During the first week of December Log students met with Klinger and Tennent students for a round table discussion to debrief on their experience. To see more about the students and hear some feedback, please attend or tune in to the CSD Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 10.

Toys For Tots

Toys for Tots was founded in 1947 by Marine Corps Reservist, Major Bill Hendricks, and to this day is run yearly by the Marine Corps Reserve. Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them to needy children at Christmas each year. This Christmas season marks the 71st year that Toys for Tots has been collecting toys. We are once again collecting at Log College for Toys for Tots. If you are interested in donating to this outstanding program, please send in a new, unwrapped toy between now and Thursday, December 12th! Thank you for you generosity!

Kindness Club

The LCMS Kindness Club is up and running for a second year, with almost 50 students total from grades 6th , 7th, and 8th. In September, students in Kindness Club met to catch up with one another, meet new members of the club, and bond with our club mascot, Maya the Goldenretriever therapy dog. In October, students worked on creating cards for our Centennial School Bus Drivers, as well as our local veterans. In early November, students teamed up to help the Social Studies department decorate the cafeteria for our Veterans Day event. Coming up, students will be working together on our second annual Cookie Drive to bring holiday cheer to some wonderful community members. Stay tuned to see all of the great ways that our kids are spreading kindness throughout LCMS and the community!

LCMS Golf Club

On Wednesday afternoons over the past few months seventeen students traveled by bus to the Sole Golf Academy to participate in a variety of fun golf related clinics. The golf club, pictured here with Coach Matt and Coach Sarah, spent an hour and a half rotating through three thirty minute stations each week. One station, instructed by Coach Matt, included lessons using the pictured state-of-the-art simulator. Students improved their grip, swing, and enjoyed some competition within their small groups. The second station, instructed by Coach Sarah, kept the students hands on the club as they focused on putting, chipping, and swinging using a variety of course set-ups and fun games. The third station, facilitated by Mrs. Waddington, allowed for a quick snack and the opportunity to do some homework. This was the first set of clinics that Mrs. Waddington and the coaches hope to offer to the Log students. Look for an announcement at the beginning of the new year with two more sets of six week clinics. This will be a great opportunity to stay warm with hands on a club during the cold winter months. For more information about Sole Golf Academy visit https://solegolfacademy.com.

Student Writing Corner

This week we feature two poems written by students in Mrs. Mielziner's English classes.


Painting

By: Christine McLaughlin


I get the paint out of the drawers

Get some brushes

Maybe three or four


The paint flows and flows like a waterfall

The water goes splash as I dip the brush


On goes the brush into the paint

Get out the canvas

Make sure it’s sturdy

Putting the brush onto the canvas

Watching as the colors blend

It slowly becomes a masterpiece


After it’s done

I let it dry

Giving it to a friend

A present that’s one of a kind


Fourth Quarter

By: Christian Engler


A football field

My facemask is

A chain gate

The QB calls out

A mighty roar

My mouthguard is

A shield

Sweat dripping off

My face and forehead

The grass

Greets my hand

6th Grade Social Studies

In 6th grade Social Studies, students studied the early period of human history, the Stone Age. As students explored prehistory, they participated in many learning opportunities that allowed them to experience what life was like for our earliest ancestors. Students dove into Paleolithic life by experiencing a virtual field trip to Lascaux Cave on their chromebooks and created their own cave art and Stone Age Instagram posts. To explore the Neolithic age, students conducted a Crime Scene Investigation of the world's oldest natural mummy, "Otzi the Iceman". Students worked together to gather evidence about the victim, and synthesized their findings in order to create a theory to explain Otzi's cause of death. Ultimately, students gathered insight

From Mr. McManus

This year Log College Heavyweight Football had another undefeated season. Log plays

in the always competitive Suburban One Athletic Conference. Three of the last four years, the

team has not lost a game, going undefeated against all Central Bucks and Council Rock Middle

schools, while also beating teams from other divisions in crossover games. Log’s last loss to

any Central Bucks team was in 2015, but only once, to put the record into the proper

perspective. A real championship banner will be hoisted toward the rafters in the gym

recognizing the accomplishments of these fine young people. Log starts intense practice on the

second day of school with a strict regimen that includes fitness for both the body and the mind,

as the coaches hopefully guide these young men to succeed at school and become the best

student-athlete possible. Centennial has yet another best-kept secret in Bucks County due to

the aforementioned facts and Log hopes to continue their winning ways both on the playing field

of life and the football field for theses student-athletes, who deserve to be recognized.

Winter Weather

Winter is right around the corner, and, as such, delays and cancellations due to weather conditions are inevitable. 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. In the event of a two or three hour delay, abbreviated schedules will be followed.

Homework Club

Homework Club is facilitated and sponsored by the LCMS school counselors. The club meets every Thursday morning at 7:15 a.m. in the LCMS school library. The counselors are present as well as other staff members to assist students with academics. Students interested may bring breakfast and will need a ride into school. All are welcome to attend Thursday Morning Homework Club!

Attendance Procedures

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:

lcattendance@centennialsd.org


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.

From the Nurse

The state of Pennsylvania requires documentation of physical exams, dental exams and immunizations in School Health Records. The schedule for the mandated physical and dental exams is:

  • Physical Exam are required for all 6th graders; Please continue to send in.

  • Dental Exam are required for all 7th grade; Please continue to send in.


All 7th graders are required to have a Tdap & Meningococcal immunization. Please submit documentation by December 6th


Utilize the link below to view immunization requirements:

Pennsylvania Immunization Requirements for School-Aged Children


All Centennial School District Health Forms are available from the Nurse’s Office or at http://www.centennialsd.org/Page/1887 . . You may also download and print the necessary forms by going to the Log College website and click on the “Our School” tab; click on the “Nursing Services” tab; click on “Forms”.


WHEN YOUR CHILD IS SICK….

Early dismissal due to illness is handled by the Nurse’s Office. Once it is determined the student will need to be dismissed, the nurse will contact the parent/guardian. Please remind your student the use of cell phones to call or text in school is not permitted. The office phones are available to students with the permission of the office staff. Students may not use their cell phone to call or text home. Early dismissal for any other reason is handled through the front security desk with a parent note stating the reason for the early dismissal, date, and time.

If your child is ill and misses school, upon returning to school they must present a note written by you (parent/guardian) to the Guidance/Attendance secretary (Debbie Glover). Parents may also email an absence note to GlovDe@centennialsd.org. Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional information.


WHEN YOUR CHILD NEEDS MEDICATION AT SCHOOL…


With the exception of rescue inhalers or auto-injectable epinephrine, students are NOT permitted to carry medication (on their person, in their lunch or school bag).


Medication must be in the original container and hand delivered by a parent/guardian to the school nurse. A “Medication Permission Form” must also accompany the medication.

The may be obtained in the Nurse’s Office or by visiting the LC website at: http://www.centennialsd.org/Page/1887.


An Asthma or Allergy Action Plan must accompany rescue medication such as asthma inhalers or epinephrine. Failing to store prescribed medication in the nurse’s office is a violation of Centennial School District Policy 3.1.


WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS HEAD LICE…


Head lice do not pose a health hazard, are not responsible for the spread of disease, and are not a sign of un-cleanliness.


Check your child’s head for lice on a weekly basis. Because head lice are usually transmitted by head-to-head contact, parents should carefully check a child’s head before and after attending a sleepover or camp where children share sleeping quarters.


The first sign of lice is always itching. When you notice that your child is itching have them sit in a well-lit area and look for an oval shaped “nit” or egg along the hairline. Nits stick to the hair and are not easily removed. If you have any questions about what you are looking for please feel free to call the nurse’s office for guidance.


Remind children to never share hats, coats, combs, headphones, to play with each other’s hair or have any close head contact “SELFIES”.


As with all health issues, please keep the school nurse informed. Visit our website or call the Nurse’s Office for additional information, available resources, or individual questions.


As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.



Anne Curtin, RN, BSN, CSN

Certified School Nurse

Log College Middle School

215-441-6075 ex 14025

curtan@centennialsd.org