Tawanka Times

April 2017


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Book Fair May 1st - 5th.

Book Fair Family Night May 4th & 5th - 6:00pm. - 8:00pm.

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair will take place in the library. Your child will visit the book fair during his/her regular library period.

If your child can not find an advertised book at the book fair, or is unable to attend the book fair, books can be purchased on our Online Fair.

**Please Note: We are required to charge a 6% sales tax on all book fair purchases.

Please be sure to remember the extra money when your child will be shopping during their library periods.

Early Act Club

"Dollars for Daisies"

The Early Act Club is raising money for the St. Mary's Pediatric Ward.

Daisies are $1.00 each

Career Service Learning Day

We would like to send a out a Big Thank You to all our volunteers that took the time out of their busy day to come in and talked to our students about their careers. The students enjoyed everyone they met.

Also a big shout out to all the student/families/staff that donated Non-Perishable Food Items for the Neshaminy High School Food Pantry. All the food donated will be going to help families that live in our Neshaminy community. The kids at the high school are working to build a year-round food pantry.


1st Grade students are participating in track and field events this week in the gym running with the batons.


Home Depot came out and showed our kids how to plant seeds and decorate the planters.

1st Grade News

First Grade is looking forward to our Field Trip on May 11th! We will be traveling to the theater to see “Pete The Cat”, a play based on the series of books by James Dean and Kimberly Dean. The story: Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration and rules.

2nd Grade News

The students in Mrs. Belser's class are making Bottle People of important people that they have researched. They will be displayed in the 2nd grade pod in the middle of May. You will be able to see famous people like: Ben Franklin, Mrs. Clinton and many other important people that have made history. The children are very excited to make, research and share them!

Second grade collected over 300 pairs of socks for A Women's Place as their Community Service Project. Students celebrated their success by having a Sock Hop in their pod.

We had many visitors on Career Service Learning Day who shared information about their jobs with us! Visitors included a police officer, real estate agent, accountant, dance teacher, and nurse practitioner. We are looking forward to our class trip to The Academy of Natural Sciences on May 23! Students will visit the many exhibits in the museum along with a special "Outside In" exhibit which is a hands on/ indoor nature center.

3rd Grade News

Sofia Allen a third grader in Mrs. Davis's class, raised money to help bats in Bucks County after reading a book in her reading group. She put out a change jar and collected spare change from third graders. She raised $100.00 to donate to the Heritage Conservancy a nonprofit organization that helps the environment and bats in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. On May 2, Laura Baird from the organization came out to do a presentation on bats for all third graders and donated a bat house to our school. This shows that one person can make a difference!

The third graders researched a famous person and wrote a speech. They will dress up as a wax figure and the third grade will present a wax museum to the school, on May 17. Students from the school will visit the museum and hear their prepared speeches. Third grade parents are also invited to visit the museum on May 18 in the evening.

3rd & 4th Grade SHOUT OUT!

Congratulations to the third and fourth graders for their hard work during PSSA’s!

We are proud of their accomplishments.

May Upcoming Events

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PTO News

New board was elected May 2, 2017

President - Debbie DiSandro

Vice President - Wendy Romano

Corresponding Secretary - Joyce Boyd

Recording Secretary - Janice Lewis

Treasurer - Michelle Ebert