Tohickon Middle School

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Tohickon Goes to Washington!

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick welcomed our ninth grade students to our Nation’s Capital on Wednesday, March 27. Over 300 of our students travelled to Washington, DC as part of their annual class trip.

"Based on my experience with Tohickon Middle School’s 9th Grade class today," said Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, "I am proud to say that our future is bright!" "It was a pleasure to travel with the students from the Central Bucks School District and welcome them to the House of Representatives," said Fitzpatrick, "The students were incredibly curious and we had a great discussion about how laws are made." "I particularly enjoyed hosting a Q&A session with the students on the House Floor," said Fitzpatrick, "Sharing the story of our democracy with tomorrow’s leaders and showing them avenues to get involved is one of the best parts of being a public official."

"The students and staff of Tohickon Middle School are extremely grateful and honored to Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and his staff for an incredible experience," said 9th Grade American Government Teacher David Lloyd, "The students left feeling connected to their government. Overall this experience highlighted their trip to the Nation’s Capital."

Before leaving the Capitol, the students posed for a group picture on the Capitol steps. Following their Capitol visit, the students explored the National Mall’s historical sites and museums.

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National Junior Honor Society Induction

One hundred and fifty-five of our best and brightest 8th and 9th grade students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society last Thursday evening. The Honor Society chapter establishes strict rules for membership that are based upon a student’s outstanding performance in the areas of Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character and Citizenship. These criteria form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built. The students selected for induction this year have proven to themselves and to others that they are worthy of this honor. Congratulations to all 155 inductees! Thank you to Mrs. Pustay and Mr. Saska for their time and effort in working with our NJHS. Thank you also to those staff members who read all of the applications!

That’s Dessert, Not Desert!

The heat is on, figuratively and literally in the FSC Room as we await the crowning of this year's IRON CHEF 2013! Students and staff squared off every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of March. Recipes came from family, friends and the Internet! All proceeds raised will benefit Relay for Life.

Desserts were the order of the day this year! Whipped cream, chocolate, fresh strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, apples, butter, sugar and Oreo cookies were just a sampling of the many ingredients in this year’s desserts! Who can go wrong with whipped cream piled high atop any dessert? We look forward to seeing who is crowned Tohickon’s IRON CHEF of the Year! May the best man, or woman win!

Old Mac Collins Had a Farm!

You’ve heard of Old MacDonald, but have you heard of Old MacCollins? Last week Mr. Collins introduced three of his eight chickens to his ninth grade science students. The chickens were mail-ordered as day-old chicks in July, so they are all about 8 months old right now. Each one lays a different colored egg, which is recognizable from the others. The golden one is a Buff Brahma, named Haddie. The black and white one is a Barred Plymouth Rock, named Loretta. The white one is a Silkie, named Pearl. At 1 lb, she is full grown. By the spring, they should each be laying one egg a day. Way to go Hadie, Loretta and Pearl!

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Slicing and Dicing!

As part of our health initiative here at Tohickon , we celebrated GO FOR THE GREENS DAY DAY on March 20. Moms across Central Bucks would have been proud to see our students enjoying a lunch full of colorful vegetables! Students lined up at a feverish pace to enjoy a mulitude of textures and flavors for their noontime meal. Bowls were full of tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, carrots, beets, green peppers, chick peas, sunflower seeds, olives and broccoli!

In preparation for the event, we had our annual SLICING AND DICING party the night before. Staff made short order of crates of vegetables. Thank you to all of the staff members who helped to prepare the crates of vegetables for our salad bar. Needless to say, the vegetables were devoured by staff and students!

Parenting in High Tech Times

Parenting in High Tech Times

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

8:30 to 10 a.m.

FREE and Open to CBCC Members & Non-Members

Technology has provided many opportunities and it’s also provided countless unique parenting challenges. You do not want to miss this dynamic, informative and insightful presentation featuring business leaders and educational experts.


Rod Green, Ph.D., Superintendent at Central Bucks School District

Barry G. Ginsberg, Ph.D., Center of Relationship Enhancement

Ellen Thomas, The Curiosity Shoppe Inc.

Natalie Wi, Allure West Photography Studios

Facilitated by Parenting & Family Committee Co-chair Amy W. Tielemans, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Wanted: Ice Cream Scoopers!

As part of our health initiative, we are treating our students to ice cream and berries on Friday, April 26. We need help in scooping ice cream for our three lunches. Lunch is served at 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30. If you are able to volunteer for one hour, two hours or even three hours, please phone the main office at 267-893-3302 or 267-893-3303. We promise to take the ice cream out of the freezer early for easy scooping!

Thank You!

Just a note to say "thank you" to all of the parents who signed up for GIANT Market's A+ Program this year. You helped us to raise $5,038.36 since October 2012! The money will be used to build our outdoor pavillion this spring!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

May 16th

Our Teacher Appreciation Luncheon is set for Thursday, May 16. Several parents are organizing the event. We need to serve 75 teachers during three separate lunches. Lunch times are 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30. If you would like to help in organizing, baking, cooking, decorating, setting up or tearing down, please log onto SignUpGenius at the address listed below.

If you are delivering food for the event please have it in the office by 8:30 AM. Hot food should be delivered by 10:00 AM. You can also drop off your dish the day before but please label the dish. Does it need to be heated or refrigerated (please no frozen food)?

If at all possible please place hot items in sterno aluminum pans that fit into a sterno tray. Disposable serving dishes and utensils will also help in cleaning up. If you would like to send in a donation toward the food and have us order a food platter, please send the check/cash in a sealed envelope to the main office. Thank you from the Luncheon Committee.

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