Tamanend Connections

We Are Together Tamanend!

January 28, 2016

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TMS Geography Bee 2016

Last Friday, January 22nd, Tamanend held its 2016 Geography Bee. Ten contestants from 7th and 8th grade (Logan C, Mary D, Tommy D, James F, Sabrina H, Joseph K, Ryan M, Kyle S, James W and Srikar Y) answered questions in front of a lively audience, each vying for the coveted title of SCHOOL CHAMPION! Drama ran high, right down to the final response; in the end 7th Grader James F. bested the field with his vast knowledge of the world. Congratulations to James, who has since taken an online qualifying test to see if he will moving on to the regional round. Also thanks to our runner up, 8th Grader Tommy D., 3rd place winner, 8th grader Srikar Y., and all our contestants at each round. GREAT JOB!

9th Grade Orchestra Lock-In

Tamanend Middle School hosted along with Lenape Middle School the first 9th grade Orchestra Lock-In on January 15th. The students enjoyed pizza, played games, watched part of a movie, and rehearsed a little bit for this coming Friday's VH1 Save the Music Concert performance. Mrs. Tosti said, "the two schools enjoyed getting to meet one another and compared schools, stories, and finding out how similar they were. It was a great evening to relax and just be kids." The students are very excited for their performance on Friday. It's the first time that both schools have ever performed together and what better way than to be able to help others through the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.

VH-1 Save the Music @ Holicong MS

Friday, Jan. 29th, 7pm

Holicong Road

Doylestown, PA

Info here including link to online order form

Young Engineers Night at CB East

Last Wednesday all three high schools and five middle schools came together for an exciting night of hands-on activities with the Technology & Engineering Department in the CBSD. Mrs. Brumbaugh, Tamanend's Technology teacher took two of our student-created Caine's Arcade Games.

Getting Ready for the Second Semester

Today, January 28th, is the first day of the 2nd marking period. This is also a good time to clean out and file away work from your binders and add new pencils and paper to be ready for the 3rd marking period.
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The Bucks County Courthouse continues to showcase the artistic talents of Central Bucks students. With the support of the Honorable Judge Finley, the Honorable

Judge Mc Master and Mrs. Mary Smithson, Central Bucks Art teachers will collaborate to display the 2nd , of four art shows in the Juror’s lounge.

This month all five Central Bucks Middle Schools will participate. Students, parents, teachers and community members will be invited to the event. Certificates of honor will be presented to each participating artist. This show will include 72 distinguished art works .

Broadway Cares - Equity Fights AIDS

The CB East Patriot Players will host the Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids Gala on Wednesday, February 3 at 7:30 pm in the East auditorium. CB East, CB West, Tamanend, Holicong, Unami and Lenape will present excerpts from their upcoming spring musicals; High School Musical, High School Musical 2, Beauty and the Beast, The Music Man, Les Misérables and Mary Poppins. Admission is $5 at the door and all proceeds go to BCEFA. For questions please contact Lydia Fichtman at lfichtma@cbsd.org. We hope that you can join us.

Calling all Earbuds!

With the arrival of our new additional laptops, our teachers are incorporating more multi-media and differentiation in their lessons. Coinciding with this is the use of earphones to listen to screencasts and other audio or video. Tamanend has earphones available for students to use, but we encourage students to bring in their own earbuds for their personal use. Earbuds can be bought inexpensively at dollar discount stores, discount super stores, and most major pharmacies (please do not send your student to school with expensive earbuds). We recommend that students store their earbuds in a ziplock bag in ther binder pencil case when they are not in use.

CB partners with Microsoft to offer Microsoft Office 365

Central Bucks School District has partnered with Microsoft to offer Microsoft Office 365 to students in Grades 5-12. Office 365's productivity suite enables students and teachers to share documents, access Microsoft software applications online and work collaboratively. As the district increases both teacher and student access to educational technology, we wanted to remind you of a great opportunity.

Microsoft Office is available free for students in grades 5-12. Students may want to take the opportunity to install the full Office applications on up to 5 PCs, Macs or tablets for free. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Students can learn more about the process here: http://www.cbsd.org/365

Once downloaded, students can work with classmates online and see each other's changes in real time with Office Online, the full version of Office or OneDrive.

ParentPositive Series

CB Cares Educational Foundation, in partnership with the Central Bucks School District, Doylestown Health and the Central Bucks Family YMCA, is pleased to announce Parent

Positive, a five-part speaker series aimed at creating a healthier, stronger community.


Physical Health of Children/Teems

February 18 at 7 p.m. at Lenape Middle School


Resilient Kids: Build Your Stress Busting Tool Kit

March 12 at 1 p.m. at CBFYMCA

Kids: From 1-4 p.m. join in healthy, fun, and creative activities that will help them feel empowered and take control of the things that stress them out (parents are not required to attend)

Parents: From 1-2:30 p.m. hear a panel discussion with area professionals to gain insight on how we can help our children manage their stress.


Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protections with Trust

April 13 at 7 p.m. at Lenape Middle School

Dr. Ken Ginsberg, Pediatrician at CHOP, offers an overview of strategies to build resilience and promote the kind of traits that lead to our children becoming happy, successful adults.

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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 to select Tamanend as your A+ school.
  • 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. Target has announced that it will end this program as of May 14, 2016 but has promised a different program instead.
  • 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.

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