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Red Ribbon Edition 2012

What Is National Red Ribbon Week?

Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, was inspired in 1985 when Drug Enforcement Agent Camerena, was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by drug traffikers while fighting the war on drugs. His death brought public awareness to the dangers of drugs in our country. In 1988, the National Family Partnership coordingate the first National Red Ribbon Week with then President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan. The NFP estimates that more than 80 million people participate in Red Ribbon events during the last week in October each year. It is a way for our country, our community, and our school to take a stand against drugs.

TMS Red Ribbon Week

Tamanend has long participated in National Red Ribbon Week by getting an aerial photo, or signing Red Ribbons as a show of our commitment to be drug-free. This year during Red Ribbon week and next, Tamanend students will learn about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco while engaging in a door-decorating contest sponsored by our Student Council.

Parents: The Anti-Drug

Research shows that parents are the best anti-drug. It matters to our kids that parents don't approve of thier use of drugs, alchohol and tobacco. Here is a great web site to help parents "talk straight" with their children about the dangers of drugs and other risky behaviors...

Thank You, CB Cares!

We are grateful to CB Cares for helping to fund our Red Ribbon efforts this year! We purchased the official Red Ribbon banner with this year's theme "The Best Me is Drug Free" which hangs in the Library Hall where all students can see it. Also with CB Cares' support, our students will receive some great Red Ribbon "SWAG" ("Stuff We All Get") in the form of bracelets.

To the left is a clever anti-drug advertisement co-sponsored by CB Cares. CB Cares offers many supports and activities for parents, students and our schools. Check out the link below to learn more about CB Cares and how they can help you.

Help Tamanend While You Shop or Recycle

If you use the following vendors, please think about supporting TMS while you shop:

  • Use this link to connect to Amazon to shop and Tamanend can earn as much as 15% of what you purchase!
  • Giant Food Store has an A+ School Rewards program through their clip-less coupon card. Register your card and TMS will receive a percentage of your spendings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • When you recycle your paper using our Abitibi bin located at the back of our Main Parking Lot, you have not only helped the environment, you help TMS, too.

Highlighted in a Previous TMS Update:

  • We need parents, students and staff for our Wellness Committee. If you are interested in helping with a fitness program after school, starting a vegetable garden in our courtyard, or have some other ideas to help our students and staff "go green" and stay fit, please contact Mrs. Mary McDonald, Mrs. Lauren Myrtetus and Ms. Brenda Scheffey about becoming involved in our Wellness Committee.
  • Mrs. Myrtetus, TMS School Nurse, will be collecting clean, gently used coats from Tamanend families for CBSD families who need them from Monday, October 15 through Wednesday, October 31. Please conceal previous ownership by removing family names from the coat(s). For more information on this 19-year CB service project, click here.
  • Tamanend will hold its Veteran’s Day Assembly on November 9th. As part of our assembly, we are asking for photos of Tamanend students pictured with military personnel to be presented as a video montage. The photos of TMS students can include both current students and alumni. If you have pictures to share, please submit them to Mr. Brian Blair by November 1, 2012 or email him at bblair@cbsd.org.
  • Students currently taking an Algebra course will take the PA Keystone Exam in Algebra this year, unless they took the Algebra Keystone two years ago and were proficient. The following is a link with more information about the PA Keystone Exams: http://www.cbsd.org/curriculum/assessment/Pages/PA-Keystone-Exams.aspx.

  • Please read and share with others our "TMS Points of Pride."

  • Please volunteer to help make this year at TMS great!

  • Please click on this link to learn about changes to how students purchase lunches and how they are charged .

  • Click here to register to receive CBSD text alerts.