The Colonial Times
December 6, 2019
What's Happening at Log
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
The 200 Club board turned over recently. Congratulations to this round's winners!
On November 20th, we held a viewing of the documentary Screenagers, which discusses the pitfalls and dangers of device use and social media amongst teenagers. The event was well-attended with over 60 parents and students coming. Thank you to Mr. Sayre and Mrs. Rudenko for organizing this event!
Students hard at work in one of our 6th grade social studies classrooms!
Middle School Leadership Institute
Toys For Tots
LCMS Golf Club
Student Writing Corner
This week we feature two poems written by students in Mrs. Mielziner's English classes.
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
By: Christian Engler
A football field
My facemask is
A chain gate
The QB calls out
A mighty roar
My mouthguard is
Sweat dripping off
My face and forehead
Greets my hand
6th Grade Social Studies
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.
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!
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.
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:
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