Tiger Times

Weekly News & Notes - April 15th - 19th

Titus Highlights:

Upcoming Events . . .

April 1st - 29th:

April 17th:

  • Lucky Tray Day - One Winner Per Grade Level
  • Wins "First in Line" for Friday, April 19th

April 16th:

April 17th:

April 18th:

  • Home & School Association - Blood Drive - Titus Gym @ 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM

April 23rd - 24th:

  • Science PSSA - 4th Grade

April 23rd:

  • Reading Olympics - Mill Creek Elementary School

April 25th:

  • 3rd grade Field Trip - DaVinci Center

April 26th:

  • Titus Elementary - Walk for American Cancer Society

iRun4Life . . .

Recently Titus Elementary School, with the support of Mrs. Snyder and more than 15 parent volunteers, launched into a partnership with the "iRun4Life" organization. iRun4Life is a nonprofit organization established to assist elementary schools in promoting fun, noncompetitive running programs that combat childhood obesity. Approximately 100 Titus students, representing grades 3-6, made a commitment to a healthy lifestyle when they joined the ranks of the iRun4Life program. Over the next several weeks the group will train for a kids only 3K race while focusing on exercise (running), healthy snacks, and doing good deeds.

A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Snyder, all of the parent volunteers and the families who are supporting the students' efforts . . . have fun runners!!!

Parenting In High Tech Times . . .

Parenting in High Tech Times

  • Free Program
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2013
  • 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Technology has provided many opportunities and it’s also provided countless unique parenting challenges. You do not want to miss this dynamic, informative and insightful presentation featuring business leaders and educational experts.

Panel Includes:

  • Barry G. Ginsberg, Ph.D., Center of Relationship Enhancement
  • Ellen Thomas, The Curiosity Shoppe Inc.
  • Rod Green, Ph.D., Superintendent at Central Bucks School District
  • Natalie Wi, Allure West Photography Studios
  • Facilitated by Parenting & Family Committee Co-chair Amy W. Tielemans, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

To RSVP, http://www.centralbuckschamber.com/calendar.cfm

Walk For A Cause . . .

On Friday April 26th, we will host our annual Walk for a Cause. The selected charity this school year is the American Cancer Society. As the largest voluntary health organization in the United States, the American Cancer Society is committed to saving lives from cancer. They save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. Keep an eye out for the next Wednesday's folder where you will find more information specific to the day and how you can support the students' efforts!

Look At Us Now . . .

Central Bucks School District would like to give you a preview of its new website scheduled to go-live the first week in May. Go to www.cbsd.org to access a link for the sneak peek, beginning Monday, April 15th. Schools have been working to update their sites which will provide a succinct calendar system, featured news stories, and other important information. The new websites will be "mobile-device friendly" so school phone numbers, school menus and other information will be easily accessed. Throughout the summer months, staff will receive training on their own teacher/department sites. We hope you will be as excited as we are with our new “look”!

Help Wanted . . .

Volunteer opportunities for 3rd grade are filling up quickly. To see those times still available, simply click here. FYI, our long term goal is to offer a similar system across all grade levels. Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to seeing you in the building soon!

Opportunities For Dad . . .

The Nurturing Fathers Educational Program is a FREE program for fathers who want to develop positive attitudes and skills for male nurturance. There are a total of 13 sessions designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. For more information click here

Calling All Talented Tigers . . .

The 2012-2013 Talent Show is coming! Auditions will be held after school on April 30th for grades 1 – 3 and May 1st for grades 4-6. A flyer will be sent home in the April 17th Wednesday folder. Students who wish to try out for the talent show must return the bottom portion of the flyer by April 24th.”

Home & School Association:

Guys & Dolls Dance . . .

Please mark your calendars for Friday April 12th @ 7:00 PM.

Interested in ordering flowers for the event? Please contact Blue Violet @ 215.220.1000. Tell them you will be attending the Guys & Dolls Dance, and they will be more than happy to give you a special offer for all Titus families.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Nicole Schilling.

Blood Drive . . .

Mark your calendars...April 18th will be the Home & School Association's Spring blood drive. The event will be held at Titus Elementary School between the hours of 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM. To make an appointment simply click here.

Mark Your Calendars . . .

Titus' annual flower sale is scheduled for May 8th. This year we will be offering opportunities to pre-order your flowers, plants & hanging baskets. Please keep an eye out for the order forms in next Wednesday's folder. As the date approaches we will have additional information right here in the Tiger Times and on the Home and School Association website. Happy Spring!!!

CBSD School Board:

School Board Briefs . . .

At the April 9, 2013 School Board Meeting, the Central Bucks School District School Board:

  • Heard the Lenape Jazz Ensemble performance before the school board meeting and via video, the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mrs. Egan’s 4th grade Warwick class.

  • Heard the Academic Spotlight about Google Science Fair which is a new way for students to showcase their work for a global audience. Dr. George Mehler presented the program and showcased some student work.

  • Heard the Superintendent’s Report, Communications, Curriculum, Finance, Operations, IU Board, and MBIT Committee Reports. Also, an After School World Language Program report from Mr. Brian Caughie and Ms. Stacy Gray.

  • Approved School Board Minutes – March 12 and 19, 2013.

  • Approved the 403(b) and 457(b) Investment Program, construction contracts for Unami renovations, and the MBIT 2013-2014 General Fund Budget.

  • Tabled School Board Policy 902-1 – Cable Television so that proposed policy can be posted on the CBSD website.

  • Approved various personnel items, student trips, tuition students, and staff workshops.

  • Discussed the 2013-2014 budget. Mr. Matyas provided the Board with an update of the 2013-2014 budget process since the preliminary budget was adopted in January. He highlighted several proposed adjustments which would eliminate the need for a millage increase for the 2013-2014 school year. The proposed adjustments would not affect the normal CB program.

  • Discussed the proposed CB East Stadium project. Dr. Green stated that approximately 500 people attended the March 19 public hearing to hear about the proposed CB East Stadium project. Thirty-five community members spoke during the public hearing. The project will cost between $5.1M to $5.6M. The design of the proposed stadium will take approximately six months and will take approximately twelve months to complete. Board members talked about the particulars of the proposed stadium. The CB East Stadium project will be discussed at the next Operations Committee meeting.

  • Received Sabbatical Leaves of Absence and the Board Calendar as information items.