We Are Together Tamanend!
November 30, 2015
2015 FALL PEP RALLY
On Tuesday, November 24th, Tamanend hosted its first pep rally of the school year! The cheerleaders kicked off the celebration with two amazing performances, one from the blue squad and the other from the gold squad. The Student Council officers then took a moment to recognize each of our fall sports teams, including football, soccer, tennis, and field hockey. A special congratulations goes out to our 8th grade field hockey team for clinching the district championship! They were presented with a special trophy at the pep rally! Great job lady tigers! The 9th grade team also reigned supreme in our annual spirit cheer competition…their volume was unmatched! And finally, the Student Faculty Volleyball competition played out in two 10 minute halves, with the faculty team dominating their 9th grade opponents with a final score of 34-17. Thank you to all our participants! Student Council would also like to thank 9th grader Caterina B. for singing our National Anthem and the AMAZING 9th grade pep band under the direction of Mr. Werner.
Random Act of Kindess Day
Tamanend Middle School celebrated RAK Day on Thursday, November 19th. The students watched RAK videos during Resource, Student Council made kindness post-its to stick on to random lockers and students wrote and posted their acts of kindness on a board dedicated to RAK Day.
Mrs. McDonald's Family Consumer Science class celebrated by having the representative from the Little Dresses for Africa program, Mrs. Linders, in on Friday, November 20th during 2nd period to tell the students a little bit about the program. After watching the students model their donated dresses she shared some of the sewing projects she has produced recently and then the entire class celebrated with some muffins and hot chocolate and continued their spirit of giving by sending “Random Act of Kindness” treat bags to some of the teachers at Tamanend.
NJHS SERVING FAMILIES FOR THANKSGIVING
Thank you to all students and staff who helped with the Thanksgiving Food Drive. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide complete Thanksgiving dinners, including turkeys and all the fixings, for 13 Tamanend families. A special thanks to Mrs. Reitz, Ms. Scheffey and Mrs. Myrtetus for donating their free turkey coupons. Also, thank you to Mrs. Villa for picking up the turkeys and driving them to Tamanend.
Link 2 Unity Day for Tamanend Teachers
We would like to thank our former Tamanend students and South Link Leaders: Renee M., Brian B., Aiden C., Kameron K., Steph L., Emily M., Ryan S., Shaelyn S., and Joanna T. They did an incredible job designing and leading a Link 2 Unity Day experience for our TMS teachers!
8th Grade Revoluntionary Life Day
7th Grade Greco Roman Day
Paperback Book Donation
Our Community Service Club is sponsoring a new/gently used middle school age appropriate paperback book collection. Aidan B, a 7th grade student, whose idea it was is heading up the service project by placing a bin in the front office for the collection of the books and will also transport the books that are donated to the Martha Washington Elementary School and Penn Treaty Middle School in Philadelphia. His goal is to make sure every student in each school gets a book. So, clean out your bookcase or purchase a new book and bring it to Tamanend's Front office and place them in the labeled bin.
Support Tamanend While You Shop
If you use the following vendors, please think about supporting TMS while you shop:
- Giant Food Store has an A+ School Rewards program through their clip-less coupon card that gives money to the school you designate every time you shop. Use this link to select Tamanend as your A+ school.
- If you shop at Target and have a Target Red Card, you can register your card for Target's Take Charge of Education program so that Tamanend receives a percentage of your spending. Target has announced that it will end this program as of May 14, 2016 but has promised a different program instead.
- Clip and send in Box Tops to the attention of NJHS; or, shop at the Box Top Market Place where you will find vendors such as Best Buy, KMart, Justice and more.
- If you like to shop online, check out the eScrip Online Mall. When you sign up for an account, selecting Tamanend earns money for our school.