Tamanend Connections

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December 8, 2017

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Winter Concert Season

This week our student musicians performed both in school for their peers and again on Thursday night to a packed house! Both performances were incredible! Congratulations and thank you, music students, for kicking off the winter holidays with your beautiful music. Also, thank you to our talented sound and light students who do such an amazing job that no one notices that they are taking care of all sound and lighting during the concerts. And, congratulations to our Music Teachers, Mr. Sanchez, Mrs. Tosti, and Mr. Werner--you never cease to amaze us with your dedication.

Our second Winter Concert is on Wednesday, December 13 at 7 p.m.

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Roxy Reading at Tamanend

Submitted by Paige S., Gr 7

The Roxy Reading program is an nonprofit organization that helps students with their reading skills. These therapy dogs LOVE to be read to. Did you know that Roxy Reading visits 155 classrooms in Central Bucks each week? That’s over 2,000 students! Roxy Reading's Mission is to help kids learn while enjoying reading to these furry friends!

Winter Dance Highlights

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KAD In Lieu of Gift Cards

Having trouble thinking of the perfect gift for someone special? Please consider a KAD In-Lieu-of-Gift Card. Purchasing one of these cards supports our school-wide service learning-project, KAD Day (coming soon--February 24). In return, you will receive a beautiful KAD Holiday In-Lieu-of-Gift Card designed by a Tamanend student along with a thank you/receipt noting the amount you donated. The money you donate will go to the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Foundation whose mission is to give support to families of chronic and terminally ill children. Holiday In-Lieu-of-Gift Cards can be obtained in the Tamanend Guidance Office through the winter holiday season.

Who Wants to be Linked in Unity?!

Our next Link to Unity is on January 20th. This L2U is open to all 7th, 8th and 9th graders who want to come together to have fun and learn leadership and advocacy skills. Each L2U can hold 60 students and students can self nominate by filling out a quick L2U nomination form. We will send invitations based on nominations in early January.

Please note, L2U starts at 8:30 and ends at 11 a.m. Being that it is an action and learning packed two-and-a half hours, students must commit to attending the entire session (no leaving early). Participation is free and student participants get a L2U t-shirt at the end.

For more information about L2U, see the link below.

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 #38 Self-Esteem: Young person demonstrates a confidence that promotes positive behaviors and relationships. He/she is proud to be the person that they are, and they serve as a role model to others because of their healthy self-confidence. 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 Monday, December 18.

Freshman Baby Photos for the Yearbook

Dear Parents/Guardians of 9th Graders:

The Tamanend Middle School yearbook advisors will be collecting 9th grade baby pictures for the 2017-2018 yearbook. We are inviting you to include a memento in your child’s yearbook that he or she will remember forever. Submitting your student’s picture is a great way to honor your child in the yearbook at this special time in his or her life. The cost is $5. Submissions are due, December 22.,2017 (half day for students). If you would like to participate in this milestone experience, please CLICK HERE. NOTE: please save the picture as your child's name. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Kristen Littley.

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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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January 2018

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Bucks County Teen Peace and Social Justice Summit

The 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bucks County Teen Peace and Social Justice Summit will take place on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at William Tennent High School. All students in Grades 7-12 are welcomed to attend and participate in this event. Attendees will hear from various inspirational speakers and will have the opportunity to participate in round table discussions with their peers in facilitated sessions. Pizza will be provided at the conclusion of the event.

To register for this event, please complete the registration form. If you are not sure what school group (e.g., Student Council, NJHS, etc.) to put on the registration form, you may list "Tiger's Eye."

Should you have questions regarding the event or registration, please see or email Mrs. Leatherbarrow. She will volunteer at the Summit again this year.

Tamanend Parent Council

Thursday, Jan. 18th 2018 at 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, we will observe Mr. Drake's INT class, learn about KAD Day, give a shout out for L2U, and discuss why formative assessment and innovation go hand-in-hand. Save the date!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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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