A big THANK YOU goes out to the PTO for providing wonderful treats every day for the staff in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week May 3rd - 7th! Monday they provided water ice, Tuesday fresh coffee, Wednesday soft pretzels, Thursday a nice hot lunch, and Friday breakfast! What a wonderful way to celebrate and honor our teachers!
We also want to thank our PTO board members for all their hard work and dedication this year. The pandemic has not made things easy, but they came up with some great new virtual ideas for fundraising! We appreciate all you do! Thank you to all our Tawanka parents for their support of the PTO this year as well.
More Luau Fun
Under the Sea
Students and Staff had a Hawaiian blast on May 11th. The day was kicked off with a schoolwide virtual field trip to the Caribbean with Sharks For Kids (https://www.sharks4kids.com/).
Can you believe that sharks have 30,000 teeth?! The day concluded with a window decorating contest that that had a winner for each grade and a teacher photo shoot.
First grade has been learning about wind as part of their weather unit in science. They made pinwheels and blew bubbles to observe wind direction and speed.
Hello friends I am Summer Wiley! An outgoing first grader at Tawanka Elementary School and a new author! I would like to share my new book “Grammie & Me: Vol. 1 Weekends are for Sleepovers.” During quarantine I enjoyed reading books with my family and creating new art! I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it with my Grammie! Don’t forget to share with your family and friends too! Thank you :)
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Ms. King's class worked really hard to show some appreciation for their moms! They used their awesome fine-motor skills to paint detailed pots and planted a beautiful flower! Happy Mother's Day to all the awesome parents!
Second grade students put their measurement skills into practice on the playground!
C106 had a lesson about kindness and friendship! One of our friends got a new pair of glasses so we all joined in on the fun.
We also had a discussion about doing things we don’t always want to do – like wear our glasses, or clean our rooms. Both are important and make us responsible Tawanka Eagles! We are always open to support our friends who are trying out new things!
PE with Mr. Wright
Tawanka students are enjoying some fun in the sun. They are exercising, while getting free vitamin D. Tawanka children are playing small-sided kickball games (1v1 Kickball and Kicker vs. All Kickball). They are practicing eye-foot coordination. They are also improving their fitness level by running around the bases, chasing the ball, and trying to get the kicker “out.”
Tawanka children are also learning/practicing the many ways to use a hula hoop.
Meet Ms. Houser
Hello! My name is Ms. Houser. I am the art teacher here at Tawanka! I am the lucky teacher that gets to make art everyday with so many awesome artist! The best thing about my job is coming in everyday and creating with my amazing students. My students are extremely innovative and teach me new things every class! For example, I now know how to dab! Hehe. This job is my dream and I am so lucky to be here at Tawanka.
Before Tawanka I taught at a charter school in Philadelphia for 3 years and prior to that a preschool for 5 years. I graduated from Kutztown University with a bachelors in Art Education. Currently, I am working on my masters in Art Education. I live with my fiancé Joe and my crazy dog Reiley in Warrington. Our new adventure is getting married in October. We are super exited to start our new journey.
Tuesday, May 18th will be an all online asynchronous school day.
There will be no school on Monday 5/31/21. Happy Memorial Day !
Message from the Nurse
Snacks: Please remember to send a snack in with your child daily as well. The nurses have been getting a lot of visits from hungry students lately. We need to strictly limit nurse visits to sick or injured students only. You may also want to consider sending in an extra snack or two to supplement your child's lunch if they are purchasing from the cafeteria. Students do not get a choice in their sides since this year they are bagged lunches, and may not like what is served. We think this may be contributing to hungry bellies.
Spare Clothing: It is a good idea to keep a spare set of clothing in your child's backpack, as accidents and spills happen from time to time. This is especially important for K-1 students.
Safety of all students and staff is a top priority at Tawanka, and so we have strict safety procedures in place. A reminder of the following:
Building Entry: All visitors must scan their driver's license or state issued ID at the kiosk in the front vestibule and wait for entry. This is required at every visit, or access will be denied.
Early Dismissals: Please notify the teacher if your child will be picked up early. If being picked up by someone other than a parent/guardian, please specify who will be picking up your child. Students will only be released to individuals listed on the emergency card, but the office must be notified prior to pick-up. Students must be signed out in the main office. Again, driver's license or state issued ID is required to pick up a student. Please schedule early dismissals no later then 2:30 to avoid afternoon dismissal traffic.
Dine to Donate Reminders for May
Wednesday May 19th from 7-9pm: Bruster's Ice Cream Night! Come out an enjoy some ice cream and meet our new PTO Executive Board Members! 15% of all sales goes back to Tawanka!
Discover new books and help support our school! All orders ship directly to your home.
Here is the link to view and purchase your books.