2020/2021 LAST EDITION
4th Grade Move Up Day
Best wishes to our Tawanka Eagles as you move on to middle school! Spread your wings and fly!
4th Grade Yard Signs
Important Dates for August/Sept
- 2021-22 classing & transportation information will go live on Home Access Center towards the end of August.
- August 31st - Kindergarten Orientation
- Wednesday September 1st - First day of school, Kindergarten only
- Thursday September 2nd - All Grades K-4, school in session
- Monday September 6th - NO School - Labor Day
- Tuesday September 7th & Wednesday September 8th - NO School - Rosh Hashanah
- Thursday September 16th - NO School - Yom Kippur
Miss Moore’s kindergarten earned our Superkids badges! We have finished the Superkids and are officially part of the Club!
First-grade recently explored a science unit about the Engineering Design Process. Students learned all the formal steps of the process, and the importance of sticking with a challenge even when it gets difficult, or when we face failure. As a culminating activity, Mrs. Rydzewski's, Mrs. Reichert's & Mrs. Curtin's students were tasked with designing and building the tallest tower possible with a limited number of spaghetti and marshmallows. They rose to the challenge, practiced problem solving and stamina, and had fun too!
During Morning Meeting, C106 friends learned about self-affirmations. Self-affirmations are phrases that you say to yourself about yourself. We divided up our white boards into thirds and wrote under the headings, “I am,” “I can,” and “I have” and brainstormed our own affirmations. Self-affirmations can be said to yourself all throughout the day. They help to build your confidence just like exercising helps to build your muscles. We then created a “wordle” using all of the words we used to describe ourselves. Some examples include: I am creative. I have kindness to share. I can solve math problems.
PE With Mr. Wright
Thanks to the United States Tennis Association (USTA), Tawanka students are using brand new tennis equipment to finish out the school year. The USTA was nice enough to give us hundreds of dollars worth of rackets, balls and other items. Tennis is a fantastic sport for people of all ages. Go to usta.com to find a program for you.
Please visit your child's Summer Reading Course on their Canvas dashboard. Here you will find a virtual reading library from the Sora app filled with great books for all ages. At the bottom of the page, you will find video tutorials explaining our Summer Reading Challenge, how to use Sora and a recording of our Parent Summer Reading Kickoff. There are a few papers to be printed for your child to log their reading and complete a few writing activities. You can also print from the link below. Reach out to Tawanka's reading specialist, Mrs. Gross with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Neshaminy Summer Meal Program
Starting on Friday, June 18, the free "grab and go" meal program for children will continue with an expanded summer schedule. Meals can be picked up on Tuesdays between 11am - 1pm and on Fridays between 11 am - 1 pm. The Friday pick-up will cover the weekend days. The distribution locations are:
- Carl Sandburg Middle School
- Herbert Hoover Elementary School
- Poquessing Middle School
- Tawanka Elementary School
- Meals will continue to be provided free of charge for all children under the age of 18 (no family income limits or application required) throughout the summer.
We wish all our Neshaminy families a safe and healthy summer!