The Tohickon Golden Eagle

November 2020

THE FIRST MARKING PERIOD ENDS

Dear Tohickon Families,


On November 10, the first marking period of the 2020-2021 School Year concludes. The start of this year has been unlike any other as we have worked through this very challenging time period. Our students, families and teachers have worked diligently to make the best of a very difficult situation. Regardless of the challenging environment, we remain positive and want to make sure that our students know we are there for them every single day.


There are some key things to remember as the marking period comes to an end and I am asking for your help as we approach November 10. First, please help in making sure your child(ren) have completed all of their summative assessments. It is critically important that all summative assessments are completed and submitted as soon as possible so that accurate grades can be reported. Secondly, please go in to the The Infinite Campus Parent Portal to verify that all assignments have been turned in. The Infinite Campus Parent Portal is the official location for student grading. Lastly, please remember that, unlike the Spring of 2020, all summative grades DO COUNT this year. If you have any questions or concerns about what you feel are inaccuracies, please reach out to your child's teacher and/or our guidance department at 267-893-3310.


Generally speaking, I am amazed and appreciative of the efforts of our students and teachers to adapt to this unique time period. I have a unique opportunity, as the principal, to walk through our hallways daily and hear all of the amazing interactions that are taking place with those in the building and those on-line. There is consistently a high level of focus by our students and a determination by our teachers to provide the best education possible.


The month of November typically kicks off the holiday season with Thanksgiving. This year, Thanksgiving Break will take place between November 25 and November 27. I am hopeful that our students and families will have an opportunity to enjoy this special time time with each other and have the opportunity to take a well deserved break.


On behalf of the staff at Tohickon Middle School, I wish you a wonderful month! If you have any general questions, please do not hesitate to contact us in the main office at 267-893-3300.


Sincerely,

Mr. Marton, Tohickon Principal

CAN MY CHILD GO TO SCHOOL TODAY?

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HYBRID STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND SCHOOL ON THEIR DESIGNATED DAYS

Students that are signed up for the Hybrid are expected to be in school on their designated days. If a student is sick, but still able to participate virtually, we can still give them credit for the day IF their parents inform Ms. Meadows in the attendance office. Ms. Meadows email is dmeadows@cbsd.org.

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Success Plan 2020

The CBSD Success Plan takes middle school and high school students on a journey of self-assessment, career research, and post-secondary options. Using Naviance, students will take various surveys to identify their unique skills and discover what “sparks” their interests. Students will use specific research tools to investigate which career pathways are best suited to their skills and interests. Each year of the Success Plan, students will reflect upon their grade-level activities and use their newly gained insights to make decisions about program planning, extra-curricular participation, and community engagement. Beginning on Wednesday, November 4th, Success Plan will be incorporated into the Advisory/Snack Time after 4th period throughout the school year.

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CB Votes!

The Central Bucks Social Studies and Instructional Technology Departments are collaborating to give K-12 students lessons about civics, voting, the electoral college, and elections, which culminate in students taking part in CB’s mock election held on Friday, October 30th. All CB students had the opportunity to cast their votes virtually for the next President of the United States and the US House of Representatives (PA District 1) through Microsoft Forms (our online voting platform). CB High School Seniors created an announcement identifying the results of the CB mock election. You can view the CB Votes results in the space below.

Central Bucks School District Veterans Recognition Project

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Calling all CB Alumni who served in the Armed Forces

If you or someone you know graduated or work for the Central Bucks School District and served in the Armed Forces, consider registering today. The mission of the Central Bucks School District Veterans Recognition Project is to honor the military service of all CBSD Alumni and Employees. The project committee is made up of Central Bucks Students, Veteran Alumni, Teachers, and Administrators.


Thank you for joining us in our campaign to bring history to life for our students and honor those who served in our CB family. Please visit the program website at:

https://www.cbsd.org/Page/45662

MESSAGE FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT

Dear Families,

Please take a few minutes to view a special video from the Art Department titled "What's In My Head." To access the video, click here: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1876442989

November Parent Council Meeting

We will be holding our monthly Parent Council Meeting on Thursday, November 19, beginning at 9:00 AM. The meeting will be virtual and, for those that would like to attend, we will be sending out registration information at the beginning of that week. As always, we will have a featured presentation, followed by a period for questions and discussion. We hope to see you there!

Share Good News About Tohickon Students!

Tohickon Students achieve amazing things and make a difference in school and in the community. Share your story about the accomplishments and good work of a Tohickon student with Mr. Marton at kmarton@cbsd.org so that he may highlight this good news in an upcoming edition of the Tohickon Golden Eagle online newsletter.

MESSAGE FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT - MBIT INFORMATION

MBIT will be holding a "Virtual Open House" on November 19, 2020 for interested students and parents. During the event, you will get a virtual tour of the MBIT Campus and participate in a Q and A session. More details can be found on the flyer below.
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SPORTS UPDATE FROM MR. HALL

Registration is open for winter sports for 7th and 8th graders at Tohickon. The winter season starts on November 16th (except for boys basketball that begins on January 11th). The registration deadline for sports in November 13th. The sports offered this winter are: Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Cheerleading and Wrestling. For game schedules and registration directions, visit tohickonathletics.com Reach out to Mr. Hall at khall@cbsd.org if you have any questions about winter sports or the registration process.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB INFORMATION

Join the Science Fair Club!

Calling all highly-motivated science students! The Science Fair Club is starting! Science Fair gives kids the opportunity to participate in real science. Students will develop a question they are interested in, research information related to their question, design and perform an experiment, analyze data and draw conclusions. Then the student will develop a video presentation and/or display showing what they have accomplished. Students will then submit their project to the 2021 Bucks County Science Research Competition in late February. All Science Fair Club meetings will be virtual this year. There is a fee to participate in science fair (last year $20). Students can email Mr. Hall at khall@cbsd.org if they are interested. Parents can also email if they have any questions. For more information visit the Bucks County Science Research Competition website at https://sites.google.com/site/bcsrchome/home

HOW TO CREATE A CANVAS PAIR LINK SO THAT YOU HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR CHILD

How to create a CANVAS pair link so that you have access to your child’s courses (Your student needs to be with you with their laptop on and open to Canvas to get the link): https://www.cbsd.org/cms/lib/PA01916442/Centricity/domain/35/canvas%20materials/Parent%20Accounts.pdf


This link includes a description and link to all of the CBSD district software that a parent would typically use:

https://www.cbsd.org/cms/lib/PA01916442/Centricity/Domain/35/CB%20Parent%20Toolbox%2019-20.pdf


Parent sign-in to Canvas can be found here:

https://www.cbsd.org/canvas


District webpage for all thing related to educational technology (FAQs, helpdesk, etc.):

https://www.cbsd.org/1to1

From the Nurse's Office

Message from the Health Office

We are getting into the colder weather, which also means the start of Cold and Flu season along with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please remind your children to wash their hands often since we know that is the best way to stop the spread of germs. Keep your child/children home with cold symptoms since they mimic that of COVID-19 and it is difficult to know the difference. When in doubt please reach out to your health care provider for guidance. If your child needs medication, please administer it at home as the health office does not have any cold medication. Your child may carry their own personal supply of cough drops with them but absolutely no other medication is permitted without a physician’s order.

If you know anyone in our school community who needs help please reach out to the health office (267-893-3315) or email Sheila Kelly, Certified School Nurse at shkelly@cbsd.org.

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