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April 6, 2018

March Boomerang Honoree

Submitted by Mrs. Lisa Mancini

Conscientious, hard-working and thorough are three words that have been used to describe 9th grader Emily J. She is a perfect example of achievement motivation. Emily really wants to use her language skills as she progresses in her school career and she talks about her desire to travel abroad. She knows that doing well now will pay off in the future as the assignments and material become more difficult. She is a student who thanks her teachers every day at the end of class for preparing lessons and materials that help her to understand better. She chooses to work with partners that will help her to learn. She works hard taking care at home to prepare and put her best foot forward, and you can see the genuine happiness on her face when that work pays off!

Reading Olympics

Submitted by Mrs. Kristi Holloway

Last night six Reading Olympics teams participated in a competition at Unami Middle School and did an unbelievable job! Working as a team, our students were responsible for reading 45 different titles which began last October. The students organized their teams using an Excel Spreadsheet and met twice a month during lunches for meetings and updates. The students chose their own team name, designed a team t-shirt, and used Office 365 student email account for communication.

We are very proud to share the results of last night’s competition!

Jazz Appreciation

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, also known as JAM, and wow--do we appreciate our Jazz Program! This past Tuesday evening, the Jazz Band competed at the Central Bucks Jazz Festival. We are proud to tell you they had an outstanding outing receiving a lot of positive feedback from parents and other directors from across the district. The band was commended for having a commanding sound and an outstanding saxophone and flute sections! The band was awarded a rhythm section award and individually, Adchayan S. and Leah M. won individual solo awards on trumpet and electric guitar respectively!

Our Jazz Band and Swing Ensemble invite you to come out tonight as they host over three hundred students from our region as well as their parents, siblings, and greatest fans in the 17th annual Tamanend Jazz Festival. The festival begins at 6:50 and will showcase Tamanend’s two performing jazz groups, as well as the CB South Jazz Ensemble.

A Few Friendly Reminders

This coming Monday, we will go over the following reminders on our Tamanend Today Show. We ask that parents/guardians please review these with your student at home. Thank you for your support.

Staying After School: Students are welcome, even encouraged to be involved in after school activities. However, students are not permitted to "hang out" on our campus unless attending or involved in an official school activity.

Walking and Biking Home: Now that it is SUPPOSED to be warm spring weather, students may be tempted to walk home or to hang out with friends. In the interest in student and driver safety, students are NOT permitted to walk/bike toward or cross over Bristol Road. Students are also not permitted to cut through the Tamanend campus to get to 611. Likewise, students should never walk/bike on Kelly Road. Please reinforce this at home. Thank you.

Decorating Lockers for Birthdays: A long-standing tradition at Tamanend is decorating friends' lockers for their birthdays. For supervision purposes, students are only permitted to stay after school to do this until 3 p.m. Students are encouraged to bring appropriate, ready-made decorations so they can decorate within the allowed time frame. Students are not permitted to write on lockers or wrap paper around locker doors into the interior--this causes door jams, not exactly the way we want to say "Happy Birthday!"

State Assessments

The following state assessments are planned for students:

  • PSSA ELA: April 10-12
  • PSSA Math: April 17 & 18
  • PSSA Science: April 24 & 25
  • Algebra 1 Keystones: May 21 & 22 (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE!)

To prepare for the assessments, students are encouraged to go to bed early, eat a healthy breakfast and bring water, a calculator, and two #2 pencils. Students may not bring any unapproved electronic devices: cell/smartphones, smartwatches, ereaders, tablets, etc. For more information and frequently asked questions about state assessments, click here.

Student Car Rider Drop Off/Pick Up Pattern

It is highly recommended that parents/guardians of students who walk or take the bus have their students walk or take the bus. On days, when students need extra help getting to and from school, please follow the map below.

Drop off and pick up should only happen along the sidewalk indicated by paw prints on the map. For your safety and the safety of our students, please follow these directions and do not drop off/pick up your student on Stuckert Road, the Visitor's Parking area, or in the middle of the Main Parking Area. Thank you for your support and careful driving.

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Updated 2017-2018 Calendar

Adjustments made for Snow Days

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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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