Tiger Times

Weekly News & Notes - April 8th - 12th

Titus Highlights:

Upcoming Events . . .

April 1st - 29th:

April 1st -10th

April 8th - 12th:

  • PSSA Testing Grades 3 - 6 - Reading & Math

April 8th & 10th:

  • Human Growth & Development Classes - 6th grade

April 12th:

  • End of the 3rd Marking Period
  • Home & School Association - Guys & Dolls Dance - Titus Dining Room @ 7:00 PM

April 17th:

  • Lucky Tray Day - One Winner Per Grade Level
  • Wins "First in Line" for Friday, April 19th

April 16th:

April 18th:

  • Home & School Association - Blood Drive - Titus Gym @ 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM

PSSA Testing Information . . .

Pennsylvania’s State Assessment System measures the academic performance of students using the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) at the elementary level. All students are included in this testing, with exclusions for only a very few students. The PSSA assessment provides schools with valuable information about student achievement and program quality.

This year the testing will occur during the following testing windows.

  • Reading and Math: Grades 3, 4, 5, & 6 - April 8th – 12th
  • Science: Grade 4 - April 23rd & 24th

Please see the Information for Parents posted on the Parent Resources section of the Central Bucks website. Detailed information about each test and overall testing procedures, as well as specific information regarding the cell phone ban during testing is available through the links provided.

Parents can help by encouraging their children to take these tests seriously. It is also important to make sure that children get plenty of rest during the testing weeks and have a healthy breakfast. As always, we ask your support in helping your child do his/her best on these tests. Should you have any questions about the testing, do not hesitate to contact me.

Food Drive . . .

Operation Helping Hand: You CAN make a difference in Bucks County. Bring a donation to school from April 1st - 10th and help your community be a stronger, happier, healthier place.

  • Kindergarten Canned Vegetables, Cereal
  • 1st Grade Cereal, Nonperishable Milk Products
  • 2nd Grade Canned Fruit, Tomato Products
  • 3rd Grade Peanut Butter, Jelly, Canned Meat
  • 4th Grade Canned Fruit, Juice, Cereal
  • 5th Grade Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Tomatoes
  • 6th Grade Tuna, Canned Meat, Stew, Rice

A large container will be set up in the rotunda for all donations. Thank you for your support!

Opportunities for Dad . . .

The Nurturing Fathers Educational Program is a FREE program for fathers who want to develop positive attitudes and skills for male nurturance. There are a total of 13 sessions designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. For more information click here.

Mark Your Calendars . . .

As we begin to look forward to the 2013-2014 school year, I wanted to alert you of two calendar changes:

  • Move-up day for our students will be June 6th.
  • Kindergarten Orientation will occur at the end of August, prior to the start of the school year.

More information will follow as we get closer to these dates. Thank you!

Registration time . . .

Do you have an incoming Kindergarten student? Does your neighbor? Spread the word! Early registration helps with future planning and contributes to more accurate class size allocations. Please be sure to register with Central Bucks School District's Registration Department for any child starting in Central Bucks next year! CLICK HERE for more details from Central Registration.

Supporting the Arts . . .

Each year the Art Department of Central Bucks School District hosts a District Art Show featuring the amazing visual arts pieces of a select group of students from grades 1-12. This year's event will be held May 17th - 19th at Mill Creek Elementary School. The Art Department will be selling T-shirts this year as a means of celebrating the event. The proceeds will go directly to providing scholarships for a graduating senior from each high school who are going to college in the pursuit of a career in the Visual Arts.

Thank You for your Continued Support of the Arts in Our Community!

New Website . . .

Central Bucks School District will be unveiling their new website with a preview in late April to go fully live in early May. Titus is currently working to update our own site - which will feature a succinct calendar system, featured news stories, and other important building-specific information. A sleek feature of the district's new websites will be how they are "mobile-phone friendly". Throughout the summer months, staff will receive training on their own teacher/department-sites. Stay tuned!

Home & School Association:

Blood Drive. . .

Mark your calendars...April 18th will be the Home & School Association's Spring blood drive. The event will be held at Titus Elementary School between the hours of 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM. To make an appointment simply click here.

Guys & Dolls Dance . . .

Please mark your calendars for Friday April 12th @ 7:00 PM.

Interested in ordering flowers for the event? Please contact Blue Violet @ 215.220.1000. Tell them you will be attending the Guys & Dolls Dance, and they will be more than happy to give you a special offer, designed only for the Titus community.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Nicole Schilling.

Box Tops . . .

For the month of March, we collected 3,922 Box Tops for a YTD total of 37,371!!! Congratulations to Mrs. Gaul’s second grade class for having the highest number of Box Tops for March with 753. We will be collecting Box Tops until the end of May for this school year s please continue to send them in.

The Rita’s Water Ice contest standings are as follows:

  • Miss Gieseler’s class – 1st place
  • Miss Braksator’s class – 2nd place
  • Miss Gaul’s class – 3rd place