Tawanka Times

May 2017


Kindergarten is having a blast wrapping up our first year here at Tawanka. We are finishing up Super kids and learning how to subtract! Our first Field Day was an amazing experience. We showed good sportsmanship and enjoyed all the games! Go Red and Blue!

1st Grade

First Grade is busy preparing for our Patriotic Performance on June 13th. We will be performing 10 songs with some choreographed surprises! In science we have been busy exploring Air and Weather through hands on exploration. We also can’t forget to mention that the Superkids are keeping us busy by sharing their stories and knowledge about Reading and Language Arts.

2nd Grade

Second grade took our class trip on Tuesday May 23rd to the Academy of Natural Sciences. We did a dinosaur dig and went to a program called Outside In. We touched live animals such as a rat, tortoise, and a hissing cockroach. No the teacher’s did not partake. Second grade continues to plan our end of the year celebrations such as a breakfast picnic in a bag and many other fun things. Stay tuned for information.

3rd Grade

In May, spring concerts, our wax museum presentations, and the Philadelphia Zoo trip kept us busy.

The Spring concert helped us to connect science topics in our studies of “The Physics of Sound”. The Wax Museum project encompassed reading skills, listening/speaking, applying research skills, and great extensions into social studies. Great efforts and progress was seen. We continue to practice multiplication skills, and division has been introduced in math class. Recently, each class received chrome books to explore. We are having fun discovering new websites, and working together to extend our learning.

4th Grade

Fourth graders have been busy with their chorus, instrumental, and band concerts. Their class trip to the National Constitution Center was amazing! We visited the Liberty Bell right across the street!

We are busy preparing to be the first ‘graduating class’ of Tawanka Elementary on June 12!

It seems like we have something special to do every day during the month of May!


Over 100 students represented Tawanka with 85 pieces of artwork , from 30 different projects, in the District Art Show (DAS) which celebrates the unique talents of the students involved in the Neshaminy School District's Fine Arts Program from KDG-12th grade. The show was well attended and all of the artwork looked wonderful! Next year is the 30th anniversary of the DAS... if you have never been to the show, plan to bring the family next May!


Over 135 musicians put on quite a show Monday, May 15th for the families and the community in the Poquessing Middle School Auditorium. The orchestra, 4th grade chorus and beginner band’s hard work paid off as their performance had people in the audience humming and smiling. Congratulations Tawanka Musicians on a job well done!


This month Mr. Wright was teaching our kids tennis, they seemed to catch on pretty quick. And had tons of fun learning. We may have a few future tennis pros.

4th Grade EarlyAct Club

EarlyAct Club: In March, Tawanka began its first EarlyAct Club. This school service club is run by our 4th graders and carries out service projects for the school, local, and international communities. The club is overseen by the Feasterville and Langhorne Rotary Clubs. Two service projects our students completed were a canned food drive servicing a local food bank, and the Dollars for Daisies Campaign servicing the Pediatric Wing at St. Mary Medical Center.

Congratulations to our first Team - Rowan Murray, Luke Murray, Jason Wilmot, Erin Pote, Maddie Shtino, Megan Miller, Justin Harris, Maya McGory, Hannah Olivera, and Grace Statchuk. Great job! We can't wait to see what our next group of fourth graders will accomplish!

Mr. Gregory's 4th Grade Intarmurals Soccer

4th grade intramural soccer world cup tournament.

4th graders willing to play were split into 6 Countries and have been playing the tournament during recess time.

Final game will be played June 5th.

Good luck players!


Building Community Bridges: This is the first event with the Township Library of Lower Southampton. This fun family event will include a clown, a juggler, games, crafts, and story time with our staff. Even our eagle mascot will be available for “selfie” pictures. The event is June 3, 2017, from 5PM to 7PM at the library. I hope to see you there!

Reading Challenge: There were 75 families, friends, and Tawanka staff who attended the Soul game May 13th to support the winners of the reading challenge. Everyone had a fantastic time and the Soul won the game.

Tawanka's 1st Field Day

We had our first ever field day at Tawanka on Friday May, 19, 2017. Half of the children dressed in blue. The other half wore red. The teams competed in many activities including crab soccer, scooter racing, basketball relay and many other exciting competitions. Good sportsmanship was displayed all throughout the day. As in any competition, one team came out on top. The blue team won by a final score of 106 – 94. Congratulations blue team! Congratulations to all Tawanka students on an outstanding day of friendly competition.

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