Tiger Times

Weekly News & Notes - January 19th - 23rd

Titus Highlights:

Upcoming Events . . .

January 19th:
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - School Holiday

January 20th:

January 21st:

January 22nd:

January 23rd:

January 26th:

January 27th:

  • End of the 2nd Marking Period
  • Early Dismissal
  • No PM Kindergarten

Paws for Pride . . .

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Congratulations to our last week's winners Paws for PRIDE winners: Michael Fishgall, Kaitlyn Spicer, Nick Mitchell, Collin Goetter, Daniel Havaka, and Anish Veereddy, Zachary Rupp

These students were chosen at random to be recognized and celebrated for demonstrating one of our five character traits - Pride, Respect, Individual Responsibility, Determination & Empathy. Thank you to all of the Titus families for your support of our Paws for PRIDE program.

Teacher Websites . . .

At the end of last school year the Titus Community was surveyed. A common theme trended; the need for more electronic communication from our classrooms. Titus teachers have been working towards a building-wide goal: Strengthen the communication between teachers, parents, and students electronically. Teacher leaders have provided the Titus faculty with the staff development and resources necessary to implement effective teacher web sites.

The Titus faculty is being encouraged to list district required information (names, contact info and curriculum links) and also provide the community with a bit more. Our teachers are maximizing the use of online communication by: modeling instructional videos, posting class notes, utilizing online calendars and uploading photos of class events. Please visit your child’s site to learn more: click here.

Volunteer Opportunities . . .

Titus is looking for some volunteers to help out around the school. You simply have to visit the links below, enter your e-mail address, and sign up. Simple!

Tickets Now On Sale . . .

Titus is hosting a special night out to help raise funds for a television studio and additional audio/visual upgrades throughout the building. Designer Bag Bingo is scheduled for Friday, February 6th for more information, to access a ticket order-form and some highlights of the evening, please click here. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Patty Dallmer.

Live from Action News . . .

We would like to thank Mr. Marraccini, Rosie and Justin’s dad, for volunteering his time to present an assembly to third grade. Mr. Marraccini shared his experience as a camera man for a news team. He helped the students identify important parts needed for a news story and gave them tips on delivering a presentation. Since third graders are completing a newscast for their reading inquiry projects, they all really loved hearing from Mr. Marraccini.

iRun4Life . . .

We are very please to bring iRun4Life back to Titus! iRun4Life is an afterschool, noncompetitive running program that focuses on building strength and confidence, eating healthy and doing good deeds. It is open to students in 3rd through 6th grades. Registration is open through January 23rd. For more information and a copy of the registration form, please click here.

News from the Kitchen . . .

Aramark is pleased to announce our first ever Student Recipe Contest. Recipes will be split into 3 groups: elementary, middle and high school. One winner from each group will be selected. The winning recipes will be featured on our March menus and each winner will also receive a prize. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 21st. For complete information please click here.

NOVA Parent Meeting . . .

The Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) is sponsoring a parent forum on cyberbullying and social media on January 26, 2015 beginning at 7:00 PM. This district-wide event will be held at Lenape Middle School and is intended for all families with elementary-aged students. Please click here more information.

PACER Test is Coming-up . . .

PACER Test is scheduled to begin in Physical Education classes during the month of February. For additional information regarding the PACER test and to share any medical concerns that may prevent/limit your child in participating, please click here.

S.A.C. Chat

S.A.C Serving the Community . . .

Guest Writer - Aaron Fromal

January 19th Martin Luther King Jr. day is also known as the National Day of Service. Well, Titus will be a part of that day. Through the month of January each home room will be collecting money for the Radysynky family who lost everything, except the clothes they were wearing, to a house fire. Luckily no one was injured or killed, but the home was severely damaged. The Radysnsky family lives in Chalfont, so it is a Titus neighbor.

Please collect any spare change because that change can lead to a change in their life.

Follow us on Twitter . . .

S.A.C. has gone digital. The Student Advisory Committee has now assumed the responsibility of Titus' online voice. Be sure to follow the students on Twitter @TitusSACChat.

Home & School Association:

Box Tops . . .

Thank you to everyone who sent in Box Tops last month. For the month of December, we collected 3,743 Box Tops! Congratulations to Mrs. VanVreede’s 6th grade class for sending in the highest number of Box Tops last month with 913!!

For the months of January and February, we will be doing a Box Tops Make Your Own Sundae contest. How it works is that for every 10 Box Tops a class brings in, they will receive a ticket in a raffle box. At the end of February, we will draw a winning ticket out of the raffle box. The class that has the winning ticket will receive an ice cream sundae party. The more Box Tops a class brings in, the greater their chances of winning!

Don't forget, we also collect "Labels for Education!!!"

Night of Service . . .

The Home and School Association will host A Night of Service, to never forget Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to never forget those suffering from Alzheimer’s.

For complete information on the event and how you can help, please visit our web page.

Save the Date - K- 3 Dance . . .

The K – 3 DANCE is scheduled for Friday, January 23rd beginning at 7:00 PM in the Titus Dining Room. Please RSVP by clicking here. No tickets will be sent home for this event.

Smile . . .

Please share your Titus event pictures via DropBox. Click here for directions.