No School on Monday, May 31st - Happy Memorial Day!
June 11th - 4th Grade Move Up Ceremony
See 4th Grade Parent Email sent on 5/28
June 14th, 15th, & 16th - Early Dismissal at 1:00pm
Lunch will be served on half days.
Last Day of School - Wednesday June 16th, 2021
PSSA TESTING INFORMATION
Tawanka 2021 PSSA Testing Schedule:
3rd & 4th Grade ELA: June 2nd, 3rd & 4th
3rd & 4th Grade MATH: June 7th & 8th
4th Grade SCIENCE: June 9th & 10th
- Testing begins promptly at 9:25 am each day. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time.
- Please encourage your child(ren) to get a good night's sleep & eat a healthy breakfast. Please make sure to send your child in with a snack and water bottle. Snacks will not be provided.
Lost & Found
Countdown to the Last Day!
Kindergartener Mahmudjon completed over 2,000 online language and literacy activities and read over 130 books on Imagine Learning this year. He successfully completed the Imagine Learning Kindergarten curriculum and was honored with some fun prizes and a certificate. Way to go Mahmudjon!
We are thankful for our nurses! Miss Pomponio’s class surprised Mrs. DiSandro and Mrs. Alexis on nurse’s day with a special delivery— a poster and thoughtful cards.
The kindergarten classes have fun working like engineers to create a scoop so they could remove the trash from Danny the duck's pond using the engineering design process. Then they tested out their scoop and made changes to improve it so they could try again.
Miss King's Class
Second grade botanists in Ms. Atwater's class digested lima beans! We observed the difference between dry lima beans and lima beans that have been soaked overnight. They almost tripled in size! We were able to identify four parts of the seed: seed coat, root, leaf, and food called the cotyledon. We also learned that beans have a belly button where they were attached to the mommy plant – called hilum. It was amazing to see the baby plant already growing inside the seed! We cannot wait to watch them grow into full plants.
Third grade ELD students, Sapir, Pasha and Bogdan participated in their capstone project on their unit on the benefits of sustainable agriculture practices by presenting their questions live via zoom to Mr. J.P.Gibbons, a Kinship Conservation Fellow and Senior Director with Sustainable and Impact Investing. The third grade students asked questions such as, “What are the most negative effects of the slash and burn farming method? What are the most sustainable ways to farm in the rain forests?,” and “What can we do in Bucks County to help support sustainable farming methods around the world and protect our environment?”
4th grade student Sara Harvey gave a presentation about Retinoblastoma (Cancer Of The Eye). She lost her left eye to this cancer when she was 4 years old. She brought in one of her spare prosthetics so the class could see and feel what a prosthetic eye is like. She wanted to bring awareness for not only Childhood Cancer, but that just because you are different, it doesn't mean you're not capable of achieving any goal in life.
PE with Mr. Wright
Tawanka students are learning/practicing jumping outside in the beautiful weather we’ve been having. Jumping over a slanted rope allows students to jump over various heights.
My name is Debby DiSandro and I am one of the Staff Nurses here at Tawanka. I have 4 children, 1 graduated last year and is currently attending East Stroudsburg, the rest are in the Neshaminy School District. My youngest was lucky enough to come to Tawanka for 3 years. I was on the PTO for years and built relationships with the staff and students here at Tawanka. 3 years ago I fell into a sub position and fell in love with school nursing. I was the staff nurse at Poquessing and Ferderbar for 2 years and am extremely happy to be back at Tawanka. This is where I am meant to be.
I have been a RN, BSN for 22 years and my previous background is Telemetry. I spent 17 years raising my children before returning to work as a School Staff Nurse. I believe taking care of children is my true calling. Tawanka is a special school and I am so happy to be part of it!
Safety of all students and staff is a top priority at Tawanka, and so we have strict safety procedures in place. A reminder of the following:
Building Entry: All visitors must scan their driver's license or state issued ID at the kiosk in the front vestibule and wait for entry. This is required at every visit, or access will be denied.
Early Dismissals: Please notify the teacher if your child will be picked up early. If being picked up by someone other than a parent/guardian, please specify who will be picking up your child. Students will only be released to individuals listed on the emergency card, but the office must be notified prior to pick-up. Students must be signed out in the main office. Again, driver's license or state issued ID is required to pick up a student. Please schedule early dismissals no later then 2:30 to avoid afternoon dismissal traffic.