Tamanend Connections

We Are Together Tamanend!

February 25, 2013

On Saturday, Tamanend had its 13th annual KAD Day. We hoped it would be a KAD Day to top all other KAD Days… and it was! We are so thankful to all of our volunteers and participants for helping us to help Mrs. Dolan and the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund. To read more about this incredible day, please visit Tamanend's Principal's Page.

Orchestra Pops Concert

The String Ensemble hosted an Orchestra Pops Concert on February 20th that included a concert, student meet-and-greet, and a reception. Sixth Graders from Barclay, Jamison, Titus, and Buckingham Elementary Schools joined select Tamanend String Ensemble and South/West select Chamber Strings. The groups played music from Metallica, Coldplay, Jimi Hendrix, and the Zelda video game. Thank you to Mr. Hensil, Mrs. Hartzell, and Mrs. Talley for joining us for this special performance. Thank you Ms. Weber for coordinating the fantastic musical opportunity.

Volunteers Needed:

  • Freshman Dance Planning Meeting: ALL TMS parents are encouraged to come out and participate in this Tamanend Tradition. We will magically turn our school entrance, cafeteria, and gym into a themed ballroom for a Freshman Dance that our 9th Graders will never forget... well, it isn't really magic that does it. It is the dedication of our TMS parents! 7th, 8th and 9th grade parents are needed. Please plan to attend on April 18th at 7 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.

National Nutrition Month Poster Contest

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.

Save Kids Castle - Town Hall Meeting

You are invited to attend a Kids Castle Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. at Lenape Middle School – 313 W. State Street, Doylestown. Please see the attached website: www.savekidscastle.org.

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'sTake 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.

CBSD Board Briefs

At the February 12, 2013 School Board Meeting, the Central Bucks School District School Board:

1. Heard the Lenape String Quartet performance before the school board meeting.

2. Heard the Academic Spotlight about the Career Planning Report from Lisa Corr and Ginny Barrett.

3. Heard the Superintendent’s Report and Communications, Finance and Operations Committee Reports.

4. Approved School Board Minutes.

5. Approved the Resolution for the Tax Collection Procedures and Tax Collector Pay for


6. Approved the Bucks County IU #22 Programs and Services 2013-14 Budget.

7. Approved the Construction Contract and Equipment Purchases as follows:

-HVAC Equipment Contract for Holicong to Myco Mechanical - $244,800

-Backhoe from Plasterer Equipment Company - $65,600

-Scissor Lift from Mobile Lifts - $17,260

8. Approved various personnel items and student trips.

9. Discussed process for construction of the CB East Stadium. There will be a public hearing regarding the project on March 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Lenape Auditorium.

Highlighted in a Previous Tamanend Connections:

  • The PSSA testing dates for TMS 7th and 8th Graders are as follows. Please avoid making any appointments or trips for your students during these times... Thank you.

    7th Graders:

    • Math and Reading: April 9-12, April 15 & 16

    8th Graders:

    • Writing: March 12-15
    • Math and Reading: April 9-12, April 15 & 16
    • Science: April 23 & 24
  • 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.