Tamanend Connections

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March 13, 2020--Please note: CBSD is CLOSED on Friday, March 13. More information at CBSD.ORG

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"Lighting Up Tamanend Blue" for Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month and we will be "lighting up Tamanend blue." Congratulations to the staff, students, and Tambucks Crew who designed this T-shirt and collaborated on this effort. If you are interested in purchasing one of these T-shirts (all profits will be donated to the Autism Cares Foundation) please refer to the information below.

CALENDAR ITEMS TO NOTE

PLEASE NOTE: All after school and weekend activities are cancelled until April 14.

INFORMATION ABOUT CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

All after school and weekend activities are cancelled until April 14.


March 13 & 14 Bye Bye Birdie Musical Performances--postponed

This year's Tamanend Players musical production Bye Bye Birdie is postponed. We will update you with further informaton as soon as possible. We hope we will be able to reschedule our event and that you will be able to attend, but if not, refunds are available by contacting Brown Paper Tickets. Please have your order confirmation number handy. Contact information can be found at:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/about/locations

If you purchased your tickets at in the Main Office and would like a refund at this time, please email Mrs. Donna Kirkpatrick at dkirkpatrick@cbsd.org


April 7 9th Grade Washington DC trip--cancelled

The 9th Grade Washington, DC trip originally scheduled for April 7, 2020 is cancelled. If you paid for the trip on MyPaymentsPlus, your payment will be refunded electronically. If you paid through cash or check, your payment will be refunded as well, and you will be contacted by the Main Office.

TAMANEND ATHLETICS

INFORMATION:

  • All Spring sports in Central Bucks have been postponed until at least April 14th. A reevaluation will be held as that date gets closer. Updates will be included in future newsletters as information becomes available.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Congratulations to the 7th Grade Boys Basketball team on a 5-3 season record.
  • Congratulations to the 8th Grade Boys Basketball team on a successful regular season and for reaching the semifinals of the Bucks County League Northern Division postseason tournament.

FROM CB SOUTH:

  • Please see the flier below for information on CB South Boys soccer summer camp.
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TAMANEND FEATURES

Thank You, CB South Track and Field Teams

Congratulations to the CB South Track and Field teams who recently held a successful clothing drop off drive. As a result of this drive, the teams made a financial donation to the Tamanend food pantry. We appreciate the collaboration and support of our CB South friends and family!

Bye Bye Birdie Performances Postponed-Check Out Photos of Our Amazing Cast, Crew, and Pit!

This year's Tamanend Players musical production Bye Bye Birdie is postponed. Please enjoy the photos of our amazing cast. The entire cast, crew, pit, and faculty directors and producers have worked exceptionally hard and have demonstrated maturity and flexibility during this challenging time. We will update you with further informaton as soon as possible. We hope we will be able to reschedule our event and that you will be able to attend, but if not, refunds are available by contacting Brown Paper Tickets. Please have your order confirmation number handy. Contact information can be found at:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/about/locations

If you purchased your tickets at in the Main Office and would like a refund at this time, please email Mrs. Donna Kirkpatrick at dkirkpatrick@cbsd.org

Reminder--Purchase Tambucks T-Shirt and Support Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month and we will be "lighting up Tamanend blue." T-shirts are available for purchase at this link and we encourage students and staff to wear them on Tuesday, April 7 to kick off the celebration All profits from t-shirt sales will be donated to the Autism Cares Foundation. The online store closes on March 15.
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Reminder--Program Planning for 2020-2021

Program Planning for the 2020-2021 school year has begun. Program Planning is the process by which students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors collaborate to create each student's class schedule for the subsequent school year. The Central Bucks Program of Studies, which explains the program planning process and describes all courses, can be found on the CBSD website. Please note that the Program of Studies booklet for Grades 7 & 8 will be available on January 18. The Program of Students booklet for Grade 9-12 will be available on January 4. Please find a list of important dates below related to program planning:


  • January 2--Program of Studies booklet for Grades 9-12 available online. Click here to view.
  • January 6--Program planning assembly for current 9th Graders (during school day)
  • January 9--Central Bucks South Curriculum Fair (for current 9th Graders) 6:30 PM at CB South High School
  • January 17--Program of Studies booklet for Grades 7 & 8 available online at https://www.cbsd.org/domain/387
  • January 17 to February 9--Current 9th Grade students enter course requests at home via Parent Portal
  • January 29--Program planning assembly for current 7th Graders
  • January 30--Program planning assembly for current 8th Graders
  • February 10--Course verification sheets sent home for parents to review for current 7th Graders
  • February 13--Course verification sheets returned to Tamanend Advisory teachers for current 7th Graders
  • February 25--Course verification sheets sent home for parents to review for current 8th Graders
  • March 3--Course verification sheets returned to Tamanend Advisory teachers for current 8th Graders
  • March 20--Course verification sheets sent home for parents to review for current 9th Graders
  • March 26--Course verification sheets returned to Tamanend Advisory teachers for current 9th Graders

Reminder--Parent Volunteers Needed for Freshman Dance Preparations

We are currently looking for parents who would be interested in helping to setup and prepare for the Freshman Dance, scheduled for June 5th. Parents of students in any grade level are welcome to attend. Please click here to for additional information.

Reminder--Tamanend Yearbook

It’s a great time to order your child’s 2019-2020 Tamanend Yearbook! If you order online prior to January 31, 2020 the cost of the full-color, hardback yearbook is on sale for $35 (plus tax). This is also the deadline if you’d like to add any additional personalization to your child’s yearbook. The price of the yearbook will increase to $37.50 from February 1st-March 31st, and finally to $40 for any yearbooks ordered up until April 30th. Please click the link here to take you to Jostens online ordering page. No preorders will be accepted in school – all orders must be done through Jostens. If you have any questions, please email Kristen Gerth at kgerth@cbsd.org.
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FROM OUR GUIDANCE OFFICE

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Reminder--Help is Down the Hall

The Tamanend Student Assistance Program (SAP) Team is a group of trained faculty members who can connect students with appropriate help and resources if they show signs of struggling with mental health concerns or alcohol/substance use. If you notice concerns such as major changes in behavior or mood, drop in achievement, or use of drugs or alcohol, then you may consider a SAP referral. When the team receives a referral, we gather more information to determine if there is a need for intervention and further assessment. The information is confidential, and the process is for the purpose of offering help. Anyone can refer a student about whom they are concerned. Referrals can be made at this referral link or by contacting a SAP team member:

Mrs. Barlow, Mrs. Cammann, Sra. Corsino, Mr. Dudley, Mr. Heisey,

Mr. Klein, Mrs. Myrtetus, Ms. Scheffey, & Mrs. Szagola

Reminder--Free Mental Health Support Group for Teens

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TEEN TALK

What is Teen Talk? Each week, we will include a resource in our newsletter designed to promote conversations between parents and children regarding important issues related to teenagers. We hope that these resources serve to help parents and students navigate the excitement and challenges associated with the teenage years. In addition, we will highlight topics that we are discussing in Advisory and in presentations so that you may continue the conversation at home with your teen.

This Week's Teen Talk Topic: Talking to Your Child About the Coranavirus

Nemours Foundation offers this article to help you talk to your child about the Coronavirus.

HELPFUL REMINDERS ABOUT TAMANEND PROCEDURES

Communicating Absences

You may report your child's absence in any of the following ways:

FROM OUR NURSE'S OFFICE

Information about Coronavirus

Central Bucks School District is closely monitoring the CDC’s recommendations as well as those from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Bucks County Health Department. You may review the latest recommendations from the CDC on their website at www.cdc.gov. At this time, the best advice is to practice the same common-sense preventative measures that are recommended every cold and flu season, including proper hand washing and staying home when sick.

FROM OUR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

FROM OUR CAFETERIA

RESOURCES AND ASSISTANCE

Help with Resources

If you are experiencing a financial hardship, please know that the staff members listed below can help you and your family. We can provide assistance with food, clothing, field trips, student fees, internet access, and other issues. Please don't hesitate to contact us:

Brian Caughie, Principal bcaughie@cbsd.org

Kyle Dudley, Assistant Principal kdudley@cbsd.org

Lauren Myrtetus, Certified School Nurse lmyrtetus@cbsd.org

Jeff Klein, Guidance Counselor jklein@cbsd.org

Mandy Cammann, Guidance Counselor mcammann@cbsd.org

FEAST--Feeding Everyone at Special Times

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Reminder--Workshops for Issues Impacting Children

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Food Pantry in Warrington

Warrington Fellowship Church offers a food pantry Thursdays from 6:00--7:00 PM. Please call 215.200.0733.

Housing Information

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CB CARES

Nominate a Tamanend Student for the Boomerang Award

Nominations for March's Boomerang Asset are due by Friday, 03/20. The chosen for February is Asset #17: Creative Activities. Recognizing a young person who cares about others. They place a high value on helping other people. Please submit your nomination through this link. Staff members who nominate students will wear jeans to show their Boomerang Spirit on Tuesday, 03/24.

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GETTING INVOLVED AND STAYING CONNECTED WITH TAMANEND

Are You Interested in Volunteering at Tamanend?

Please click here to sign up as a parent volunteer at Tamanend. The survey access code is TMS.

Volunteer Required Paperwork

Pennsylvania law requires all persons having direct contact with school children to obtain background checks and clearances. If you are planning on being in a Central Bucks school during the 2018-2019 school year for any reason, you will need to go to Volunteer Required Paperwork, and complete what is needed to obtain your Photo Volunteer ID Card. You will need that ID Card and a photo ID to enter a CB school.

Support Tamanend While You Shop

Please consider supporting TMS while you shop:

Giant Food Stores

  • 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.

Box Tops for Education

You can now simply scan your receipts to participate in the Box Tops 4 Education program to support Tamanend Middle School. Click on the link below to learn more:

https://www.boxtops4education.com/

You may also submit your receipts directly to Mrs. Consoletti in the Guidance Office and we will scan them for you. Thank you for your support of our school.

TMS Parent Council

Thursday, March 19th, 9am

Tamanend Middle School

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.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Ways to Stay Connected with Tamanend

Here is a list of ways Tamanend communicates with students, families, and the community:

  • Tamanend website: includes important information, resources, calendar of school events, and daily announcements
  • Calendar of school events (posted on our website)
  • Daily announcements (scrolling on TV screens during school day and posted on our website)
  • TV show (weekly, during Advisory period)
  • Email blasts from Tamanend administration regarding important news, new procedures, and reminders
  • Parent Portal: student information, grades, and attendance
  • Tamanend Connections newsletter: useful information, important reminders, and school highlights emailed weekly during school year and posted on Tamanend website
  • Twitter: @CBTamanendMS highlights of activities, events, and daily life at Tamanend
  • CBSD app: highlights of activities, events, and daily life in Central Bucks

Para nuestras familias hispanohablantes...

¡Bienvenidos a Tamanend! Yo soy Brian Caughie, Director de Tamanend Middle School. Soy hispanohablante. Pasé mucho de mi vida en España. Estoy aquí para apoyarles a todos los estudiantes y familias en Tamanend. Favor de llamarme or escribirme (en inglés o en español) si Ud. tiene cualquier duda o pregunta.

Correo electrónico: bcaughie@cbsd.org

Oficina: (267) 893-2900

Share Good News About Tamanend Students

Tamanend students make a difference in our community. Share your story about the accomplishments and good work of a Tamanend student with Dr. Caughie at bcaughie@cbsd.org so that he may highlight this good news in an upcoming edition of Tamanend Connections.
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How Did We Do This Week?

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