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November 10, 2017

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Thanking our Veterans

Tamanend Middle School celebrated Veterans' Day today by honoring our nations heroes in a special assembly. In attendance were over twenty veterans who then joined us for coffee and treats made by our NJHS students. Veterans shared their stories and we shared our appreciation. Our guest speaker this year was Commanding Officer Mosher, US Navy and proud Tamanend dad.

Revolutionary Life Day

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By Paige S., Gr. 7

Eighth Grade Revolutionary Life Day gave 8th graders the chance to learn about the revolutionary war time. For example, they learned what was in weapons, how to make ink, how to write with a quill, and how to dance the Virginia Reel. Good job 8th teachers and students with your costumes for Revolutionary Life Day!

Leadership Boot Camp

CB South Link Leaders joined Tamanend Link Leaders for a Leadership Boot Camp today after our early dismissal. After enjoying pizza together, students shared and learned from each other what positive impactful student leadership looks like in school. These students will serve as leaders during our Link to Unity (L2U) days and other efforts throughout the school year.

Learning Never Ends

It's official... the second marking period has begun! Report cards for the first marking period will available on the Portal at 8 a.m. on November 16th. Take a moment to celebrate your growth and successes. (From our point of view, there are many!) Congratulations on your learning and growth! This is also a good time to think about what area you want to focus on for improvement. For example, if you missed a couple of assignments that brought your grade down, maybe focus on keeping your assignment book up to date and check it regularly so that you are organized and prepared. Just because you take a test, or because it is the end of the marking period, doesn't mean learning ends... learning never ends.

To access your son/daughter’s report card:

Report cards will be available on the Portal next week on November 16th at 8 a.m. Follow these steps to access your student's report card:

  1. Log onto the Parent Portal: https://campus.cbsd.org/campus/portal/cbsd.jsp.

  2. Click on REPORTS on the left-hand menu.

  3. Click on REPORT CARD. You can print this report.

Young Engineers Night

Mrs. Brumbaugh and Matt H. shared Caine's Arcade games created by Tamanend Engineering students at the 2017 Young Engineers Night held this week at Central Bucks High School East. We thank all of our Tamanend Engineers for this amazing display of Technology Education RoAR!

Getting Involved

Mrs. Leatherbarrow always says "involved students are happy students and happy students do well in school." If your student is looking for ways to get involved in school, we now have more clubs than ever before. Check them out!

Nominate a TMS Student for Boomerang Recognition

CB Cares Educational Foundation recognizes and supports the students of Central Bucks School District for living by the 40 Developmental Assets. This month's asset is #39: Sense of Purpose. Young person believes their life has purpose. Anyone can nominate a Tamanend student. Parents/Guardians, grandparents, neighbors, siblings, friends... the more students nominated, the more there is to celebrate!

Please click here to submit your Boomerang nomination. Nominations are due November 28th.

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Throughout the year, Tamanend staff members look for examples of students showing Respect, Achievement, and Responsibility... R.oA.R. Those students are given "Tiger Tracks" tickets which students can enter into a drawing. Each Friday, Mr. Boyle draws one student's Tiger Track and announces the winner on our Tamanend Today Show. The winner can pick from a number of prizes including great coupons from Subway, Rita's, Randazzo's, Yogurt Tree, and Moe's!

The following students were recent weekly winners!

Upcoming Events

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Tamanend Parent Council

Thursday, Nov. 16th, 9am

1492 Stuckert Road

Warrington, PA

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.

At this month's Parent Council, Mr. Sterner and his 7th grade students will give a presentation on what they are doing in the new InC (Innovation and Creativity) class.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Parent Positive: Sociial Media Safety with Josh Ochs

Thursday, Nov. 16th, 7pm

313 West State Street

Doylestown, PA

Dear Families,

Our next Parent Positive event will be held on Thursday, November 16th and will feature national Social Media Safety expert, Josh Ochs. Josh will provide practical tips to protect your child today and allow them to shine online tomorrow, including:

  • What apps are unsafe (and others you should encourage your kids to use)

  • What apps are a waste of time for your Teens and Tweens

  • How to analyze your Google results to see what others will find

  • How to bury bad Google results from other users with your similar name

  • Examples of good and bad posts that colleges may find

  • Examples from real seniors that are using social media correctly

  • Tips you can suggest to use Google search like a college and future employer

  • 7 Networks your kids need to be on to shine online

Josh is also the author of Light, Bright and Polite for Parents/Teens: How to Shine Online to Impress. To learn more about Josh and his tips for digital safety, head to his website: https://smartsocial.com/.

This presentation is part of the ongoing Parent Positive Speaker Series hosted through the collaboration of our district, CB Cares, the CB YMCA, and Doylestown Health.

Registration for this free event is encouraged, but not required.

We are pleased to offer babysitting for kids in grades K – 6. Registration for babysitting is required. Please use the registration link above to register for the event and babysitting.

Information on the Parent Positive Speaker Series can be found at http://www.cbsd.org/parentpositive.

Support Tamanend While You Shop

If you use the following vendors, please think about supporting TMS while you shop:

  • 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 then select Savings & Rewards to select Tamanend as your A+ school. Follow the prompts to create your online account. You will need your 11-digit BONUSCARD number and the School ID #23596.
  • Clip and send in Box Tops to the attention of NJHS.
  • 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.

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