Tamanend Connections

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May 6, 2013

April's Boomerang: Reading for Pleasure

We had 80 nominees for April's Boomerang Asset: Reading for Pleasure sponsored by CB Cares Educational Foundation! However, we could only nominate one student for district consideration... We nominated Sophia S.. At any free moment, Sophia can be found reading a new book. As early as second grade, her interest in reading took off and since then there has never been a week where her family has visited the library less than two times! Reading is something she enjoys with the whole family, whether engaging in book discussions with her parents, reading aloud to her siblings, or attending a book talk with Seamus McGraw on his nonfiction piece about the fracking debate. She is a role model and an endless resource of reading advice, especially for her younger sister. She was a member of our Reading Olympics team and read almost every book on the list. Her vocabulary in her written work benefits due to the ever-increasing amount of words at her disposal. She makes connections between the content in the classroom, current events, history, and what she has read. It is a pleasure seeing Sofia gain so much from reading and sharing it with her classmates. Currently, Sophia enjoys a wide range of reading genres, flipping constantly between fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. She never misses a National Geographic issue, and her goal is to read Dante's Divine Comedy.

Dorney Park Adjudication

Congratulations to all of our musicians and teachers who traveled to Dorney Park for adjudication last Friday. TMS students earned ALL superior ratings and first place standings. Students who received commendations for their solos were: Riley C., Amelia S., David B., Chelsea H., Tyler G., and Francesca T.. You can see below that the collection of trophies that our students brought home is impressive. More impressive, however, is the dedication of our music students and staff each day, all year long. We are so proud of you!

Keystone Algebra Tests: May 13 & 14

NJHS Induction

On Thursday night we inducted 127 students to the Tamanend Middle School National Junior Honor Society. TMS Alumna, Cassandra C., addressed the inductees sharing with them just how the TMS Honor Society opportunities for leadership and service have benefited her. The NJHS Officers led the inductees through a symbolic lighting ceremony. We thank Sra. Mars and Sra Murray for their dedication to the selection process, induction ceremony, and all NJHS functions and opportunities throughout the year.

$1 Breakfast May Monday Meal Deals!

Civil War Life Simulation

The 8th graders experienced a little of what soldiers did to prepare and survive during the Civil War. Students practiced regimental drilling, tried their hand at "town ball" - a game that was played to pass the time between battles, and problem-solved their way through the proper way to "tent."

Tamanend's New Web Page

Our new web page goes live today. We will still continue to use our old page, but you can enjoy checking out the new look and accessibility. One feature that we are sure you will love is the ability to filter the CB calendars (district and schools) that you follow into one calendar for your family to reference.

Help Tamanend While You Shop or Recycle

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


  • 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 Tamanend Connections:

  • Warrington Township Police Department has asked that we remind everyone of the school speed limit of 15 mph during our arrival and dismissal times: 6:55-7:40 a.m. and 2:15-3:00 p.m..
  • Staff Appreciation Luncheon: We appreciate Mrs. Christine Pataki for coordinating the TMS Staff Appreciation Luncheon this year which will be on May 7th. To volunteer, please email Mrs. Pataki at flojo1213@comcast.net.
  • Relay for Life: 8th and 9th graders across the district are encouraged to participate in the CBSD Relay for Life hosted at Tohickon Middle School on May 18. Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information.
  • ARAMARK is sponsoring a student poster contest for National Nutrition month. Judging will occur at the elementary, middle and high school levels and there will be gift certificates to those students who are awarded.
  • In order to promote more students eating breakfast before school, Tamanend now has a breakfast cart. Students can purchase breakfast items from 7:10 a.m. until 7:27 a.m. NEW LOCATION FOR THE CART: Outside the Auditorium by the back of Mr. Sanchez's room so that students may buy breakfast as they arrive to school. Students will be able to use their IDs to swipe their account number, or they can enter it manually. Students will be allowed to eat breakfast in their homerooms. For more information about the selection and prices, click here.
  • 2013-2014 CBSD Calendar
  • Tamanend is helping to Save Kids Castle! Click here to donate your time, talent or money. To learn more about this worthwhile community service project, you can follow it on Twitter @SaveKidsCastle.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you have a Twitter account, now you can get "Tiger Tweets" by following us @CBTamanendMS where we will proudly share good news and accomplishments of our students and staff.
  • 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.

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