Tamanend Connections

We Are Together Tamanend!

April 22, 2013

Ahhhhh Cappella!

On Saturday night, choir students from all five CB middle schools came to Tamanend to work with the 5 O'Clock Shadow, an A Cappella group out of Boston, to learn more about this performing art form. At the evening concert, all middle school groups performed. Both the Gold'n'Blues and Tamanend's Chorus wowed the audience! Following the student performances, it was a treat to hear the amazing voices of featured performers: Off the Beat from University of Pennsylvania, and 5 O'Clock Shadow. All of the music teachers and students involved in the A Cappella Festival here on Saturday are to be congratulated! Our Tamanend students' leadership and hospitality throughout the day was commendable. It was a proud night for Tamanend and a great event for everyone!

One School, One Book

We found one more way to be Together Tamanend! As you know, each summer students are assigned two books from the summer reading list. This summer, for one of those assigned books, everyone in our school will read the same book so we can all discuss it and use its themes through the 2013-2014 school year. To learn more, go to our One School, One Book page linked below.

TMS Barbershop Quartets

Tamanend participated in the Youth in Harmony Barbershop Quartet competition last week sending two quartets. We are so proud of both teams for their dedication and and hours of practice. The Tigertones placed third in the competition and The Band of Barbers were the champions! Congratulations to all of the participants for their amazing performances!

Swipe It or Type It!

When students purchase breakfast or lunch items from Aramark, they need to either swipe their ID code or type it into the key pad. Last Friday, students again received cards with their number and bar code for this purpose. This is the week that students will need to learn their number or remember to bring their cards when purchasing food. After this week, students will not be allowed to ask the Aramark cashiers to look up their number for them. It is against the rules… not Tamanend or CB Rules, but PA State Auditor rules. So remember... swipe it or type it in order to buy food at school. The good news is that this will help our lunch lines go faster!

Got R o A R?

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's Take 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.


Highlighted in a Previous Tamanend Connections:

  • Warrington Township Police Department has asked that we remind everyone of the school speed limit of 15 mph during our arrival and dismissal times: 6:55-7:40 a.m. and 2:15-3:00 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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