Tamanend Connections

We Are Together Tamanend!

August 25, 2017

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7th Grade Open House

On Thursday, August 24th, we welcomed 7th graders and their parents/guardians to pick up their schedules, find their classes, open their lockers (many successful times) and get to know some great Tamanend Freshmen who served as tour guides and helpers. Pictured above, students, parents and teachers take a moment to "leave their mark" on the interactive Tamanend banner created by NJHS students this summer (pictured below right: Audrey J., Jane M., Grace V., Maggie R., Chryssa P., Haley S., Yvonne X., and Alison F.)

Any schedules not picked up today will be mailed home. All students' schedules are available on the student/parent/guardian portal as of 4 p.m. on August 24th.

7th Grade Field Trip

We are excited to announce that the 7th Grade will travel back in time to the Renaissance this fall. On October 11th, both Journey and Legacy teams will spend a day at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire in Manheim, PA. This early field trip will give our 7th Graders experience with the language, culture, and life of the Middle Ages and Renaissance time periods which they study in Social Studies class. Additionally, it gives our 7th grade the opportunity to come together as a 7th grade class. The trip will cost approximately $45. Stay tuned for more information once the school year starts.

Library Volunteers Needed

If you are looking for a way to be involved on a regular basis, Tamanend needs volunteers in the Library. Please click here if interested in being a Volunteer Library Assistant.

Who Wants to be Linked in Unity?!

Throughout the year, and especially in Tiger's Eye, we support our students as they learn to find their voice and "stand up" for themselves and others. Once our students leave Tamanend and go on to CB South High School, building student advocacy is continued and broadened through a program called "First LINK." As a part of LINK's service outreach, those South students work with our Tamanend students to foster community building and servant leadership. We call this "Link to Unity" or L2U for short.

We will have our first L2U on Saturday, November 11th for all interested 8th and 9th graders who have not been linked before. To receive an invitation to L2U, students (or parents, guardians, teachers) need to fill out a quick nomination form. We will send invitations based on nominations in late October. That means we need nominations by October 20. Students who return the signed permission form first will be the ones who are admitted to L2U.

L2U starts at 8:30 and ends at 11 a.m. Being that it is an action and learning packed two-and-a half hours, students must commit to attending the entire session (no leaving early). Participation is free and student participants get a L2U t-shirt at the end.

Who Wants to be the Tamanend Tiger?!

During our Summer Leadership Meeting, we decided it would be exciting to open up the opportunity for any interested students to be our mascot. So, if it has been your dream to be the Tamanend Tiger, now is your chance to tell us why. Complete this Tiger Mascot application survey. Approved surveys will be used to select students to be our Tiger at pep rallies, assemblies, 6th Grade Orientation and more! Go get 'em, Tigers!

Student Emergency Contact & Information

Each year, the Central Bucks School District asks our families to fill out a Student Emergency & Information Form. Parents/Guardians can take care of this now and we ask that you complete your family’s Student Emergency & Information Form online by September 20, 2017. For more information, see our Aug 5th Tamanend Together newsletter.

Student Car Rider Drop Off/Pick Up Pattern

It is highly recommended that parents/guardians of students who walk or take the bus have their students walk or take the bus. On days, when students need extra help getting to school, please consider driving them to their assigned bus stop and wait together in the car until the bus arrives. A student will never be marked tardy if they arrive by bus.

If parents/guardians decide to drive students to school, please plan enough travel time to allow for safety and congestion on Stuckert Road and in our school parking lot. The speed limit in our lot is 15 mph.

The following is a mapping of how the student drop-off works in our parking lot. Drop off should only happen along the sidewalk indicated by paw prints on the map. For your safety and the safety of our students, please follow these directions and do not drop your student off on Stuckert Road, the Visitor's Parking area, or in the middle of the Main Parking Area. Thank you for your support and careful driving.

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Tamanend Parent Council

Thursday, Sep. 28th, 9am

1492 Stuckert Road

Warrington, PA

Parent Council is an open meeting where all parents are welcome to attend to learn more about Tamanend Middle School. Parent Council typically meets on the third Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. There is no obligation to attend all Parent Councils and there are no elected positions. Parent Council is a forum for parents and school leaders to learn from and with each other, together.

At this month's Parent Council, we will give an overview of Tamanend and talk about topics of parent interest for Parent Council meetings throughout the year.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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 after August 15th of the new school year.
  • Clip and send in Box Tops to the attention of NJHS.
  • 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.

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