Tiger Times

Weekly News & Notes - December 15th - 19th

Titus Highlights:

Upcoming Events . . .

December 16th:

  • Hanukkah Begins

December 19th:

  • K AM - Winter Parties - 10:00 AM
  • K PM - 6th Grade Winter Parties - 2:00 PM

December 23rd:

  • Orchestra and Band Holiday Concert for Their Parents Only- Titus Dining Room @ 2:00 PM

December 24th - January 4th:

  • Winter Recess

January 5th:

  • School Resumes

January 14th:

  • Science Fun Day Parent Meeting - 6:00 PM

Paws for Pride . . .

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Congratulations to our winners - Billy Friend, Cailyn LaRosa, Brooke Fletcher, Bella Innamorato, Katie Macaulay, Quinlyn Rolland, and Pranav Pradeep.

These students were chosen at random to be recognized and celebrated for demonstrating one of our five character traits - Pride, Respect, Individual Responsibility, Determination & Empathy. Thank you to all of the Titus families for your support of our Paws for PRIDE program.

Science Fun Day - Time to Start Planning

We are beginning our planning of the highly anticipated Science Fun Day - Friday, May 1st. We are asking all parents of Kindergarten - 6th Grade, who are interested in volunteering to join us at 6:00 pm in the Titus Dining Room on Wednesday, January 14th, for our first meeting. We will provide you with an overview of the day, brainstorm ideas among grade levels, and answer any questions that you may have. If you are interested in volunteering on Friday, May 1st, but cannot make the meeting on January 14th, please sign up with the corresponding grade levels by clicking here.

Save the Date - February 6th . . .

Titus is hosting a special night out to help raise funds for a television studio and additional audio/visual upgrades throughout the building. Information regarding the adults only Designer Bag Bingo, was sent home in November 19th's Wednesday folder. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Patty Dallmer.

Book Dedications . . .

Why dedicate a book to the Titus Library?

  • To celebrate a birthday
  • To honor a family member or friend

  • To say “thank you” to a teacher

  • To remember someone special

For your donation of $20, we will order a book for you, place a book plate in the book with your message on it, notify the person in whose honor it was given, and allow your child to be the first to check it out. The dedication form can be found on the Titus web site, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact Mrs. Moore, Titus librarian.

S.A.C. Chat

Follow us on Twitter . . .

S.A.C. is going digital. Beginning December 19th, the Student Advisory Committee will be Titus' online voice. Be sure to follow the students on Twitter @TitusSACChat.

Students will be sharing and bragging about the happenings at Titus. This is a great opportunity to further engage our students, families and community. This initiative also provides a safe platform, monitored by teachers, where students can learn and practice digital citizenship.

Titus' New Best Friend . . .

Guest Reporter: Dalton Van Zanten

Last week, we were lucky to have a dog named Hope come and visit Miss Anderson’s class as part of Roxy Readers. Believe it or not, Hope was there to hear us read stories. I am not sure she understood what we were reading, but having her there was great because it helped me and probably everybody else not be afraid to read in front of the class and other people, or even a dog.

I think bringing a dog to our class was a very good idea. It helped everyone in our class to read more fluent and to read louder and not be shy. We all loved Hope and I think she really liked us too, although at first she seemed a little shy because she was not used to our classroom.

I know it may sound weird, but reading to a dog is really fun. It can also make you feel more confident. If you have a dog at home, I recommend you try it.

Home & School Association:

Toys for Tabor . . .THANK YOU!

Once again, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Titus Community for their extremely generous gift donations benefiting the children of Tabor House! As I dropped off the donations this year, the coordinator for Toys for Tabor shared with me a very special letter sent to them by a family that donates gifts each year. In it, the family explained that as they were paying for their donation purchases at a local store, they told the cashier about Toys for Tabor and how it’s such a wonderful cause to support each year. The cashier became very emotional and explained to this family that the only presents he/she received as a child were through the Toys for Tabor holiday collection drive.

I love this story because it beautifully portrays how a community can make an impact on someone’s life and how everything eventually comes full circle. I’m sure that there are many other children (both young and old) that share this same story. Thank you, again, for your generosity. It is TRULY appreciated.

-Katie Doerr

Box Tops . . . .

Thank you for sending in Box Tops last month. For the month of November, we collected 2,887 Box Tops. Congratulations to Mrs. Meehan’s class for sending in the highest number of Box Tops 2 months in a row!

The Rita’s Water Ice contest standings are as follows:

  • Miss Anderson’s class is in 1st place
  • Mrs. Meehan’s class is in 2nd
  • Mrs. VanVreede’s class is in third
  • Miss Braksator’s class is in 4th

Roll in the New Year . . .

Roll in the New Year skating (Roller or Inline) with families of Titus Elementary School during the next Home & School Family Fun Night.

Wednesday December 31st 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Inline 309 2117 Bethlehem Pike Hatfield, PA 19440

$7.00 per skater, no additional fee for skate rental

Please RSVP Kim Bell in order to get a count for the rink, or with any questions you may have.

Winter Enrichment 2015. . .

Online registration will be held January 8, 2015 to January 12, 2015. You will need to register ONLINE. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. When you register you will be able to see if the class space is available. We are using signupgenius.com for registration this year. A link to the registration site will be posted to our the HSA web site - click here beginning January 8th. Class description, days and times are also listed on that page.

More information will follow as the date approaches.

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