Tiger Times

Weekly News & Notes - September 7th - 11th

Titus Highlights:

Upcoming Events . . .

September 7th - 20th:

September 7th:

  • Labor Day - School Holiday

September 9th:

  • Back To School Night - Grades 5 & 6 - Times will vary

September 14th:

  • Rosh Hashanah - School Holiday

September 16th:

  • Tamanend MS - Back To School Night - Grade 7

September 17th:

  • CB South Back To School Night

September 18th:

QUEST . . .

We are very excited to begin our QUEST adventure at Titus this year! QUEST, the new program for all students in Grades 1-6, stands for “Questioning and Understanding in Engineering, Science, and Technology”. The goal of our program is to provide students with real-world problem solving opportunities. These challenges will help your child develop skills needed for 21st century jobs: Collaboration, Creativity, Communication and Critical Thinking. Project-based learning activities will challenge children to think “outside the box” and learn to discover ways around problems through testing, analysis, and redesign.

In the QUEST classroom, children will be working on many exciting projects this year, from software programming to building catapults. In the classroom, there will also be a “Tinker Table” where students can take things apart and see how they work. Your children will be using a lot of recyclable materials on the projects. If you are interested in donating any of the items (see below), we will be collecting them all year. Please don’t limit donations to items in the table – we would love to have a variety of materials to inspire your children. Please forward all donations to the classroom teacher with the materials marked "QUEST."

Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Lauren Dowd

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9/11 Heroes Run . . .

It's not too late to register for the 9/11 Heroes Run! The 5K and 1 mile race is set for September 27th this year at the Fonthill Museum with a great course through beautiful Doylestown Borough. Please join Central Bucks School District as they support this very worthy event. Registration is simple and easy, and students, families, and friends can register as a team and compete together. Each team can manage their runners and their team from their very own "page." Just visit their site for additional information.

Volunteers & Clearances for 2015 - 2016

There have been significant changes to regulations regarding volunteers within school's across the state. While the official "go-live" date is now July 2016, I wanted to reiterate some of the information that was shared in a recent communication from Central Office to all families.

Titus will be encouraging all potential volunteers to complete their paperwork sooner as opposed to later. This will ensure come, July 2016, we are in line with district and state expectations.

Who Needs Clearances: An individual who is responsible for the child’s welfare or has direct volunteer contact with children.

  • Direct Volunteer Contact – The care, supervision, guidance, or control of children and routine interaction with children

  • Routine Interaction – Regular and repeated contact that is integral to a person’s employment or volunteer responsibilities.

  • Person Responsible for Child’s Welfare – Person who provides permanent or temporary care, supervision, mental health diagnosis or treatment, training or control of a child in lieu of parental care, supervision and control. Includes any such person who has direct or regular contact with a child through any program, activity, or service sponsored by a school, for-profit organization or religious or other not for profit organization.

Additional information and steps on how to complete your clearances can be found on our district web site by clicking here.

Here's to a GREAT School Year!!!

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Home & School Association:

Race for Education

Be sure to keep an eye out for your Race for Education packets during the first week of school (August 26th for Kindergarten families during Kindergarten kick-off).

Titus' Race for Education is our Home & School's major fundraiser, and together we can make it a huge success!

Box Tops for Education . . .

We will be collecting Box Tops again this year. Please send in any Box Tops you have collected over the summer and keep collecting them throughout the year. Every Box Top you send in is worth $ .10 to Titus.

Last year we raised over $4,000 for Titus’ Home and School Association just by sending in Box Tops! To find out what products have Box Tops on them, click here. We will also be continuing the fun tradition of the Rita’s Water Ice contest. The classroom that sends in the most Box Tops for the school year will win a Rita’s Water Ice party in June.

Kindergarten Cartoon Night - Sept. 18th:

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Keep an Eye Out for the Date of Our Next Home & School Meeting: We Can't Do This Without You!