Tawanka Times

Report Cards

Second trimester grades are now available to view or print on Home Access Center.

Read Across America

Tawanka celebrated Dr. Seuss during Read Across America Week. The kids and staff had a great time dressing as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters, wearing crazy socks, green for the Grinch and wearing their pj's.

We ended our Friday with the entire school reading together and viewing a special Read Across America video from the EarlyAct Club.


The EarlyAct Students created a wonderful video about Read Across America. We were so proud to see their enthusiasm and creativity while they were producing the video. Everyone had a great time watching the video as well. Thank you for doing such a great job!!

Special Performance

Neshaminy Superintendent, Mr. Jones spent a day at Tawanka, visiting with staff and students.

Our in-house band, Level Zero, put on a performance during drop off to welcome Mr. Jones to our school.

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Kindergarten had a visit from The Tooth Buddies! They learned to eat healthy foods and stay away from sticky treats in order to prevent cavities.

1st Grade

Mrs. Chamberlain did a reader's theater of Jack and the Beanstalk with a 1st grade reading group.


Mrs. Rydzewski's 1st grade class did air experiments in class.

2nd Grade

Second graders are learning all about soil and plants. Our budding botanists are waiting for our herbs to sprout.

3rd Grade

3rd graders have been learning about fractions.

Buddy Classes

Mrs. McHugh's 4th grade class helped Mrs. Wendling's 2nd grade class in a follow the directions activity to create a Cat in the Hat.

More Reading Fun

Our very special author and illustrator, Mrs. Deeken and Chance presented Chance's story about becoming a therapy dog. Each grade level had their very own presentation. The students were mesmerized with her books and were eager to learn about Chance's life as a therapy dog. Mrs. Deeken also has an ABC book and Little Lou, a book about bullying.

Physical Education

The children are practicing throwing and catching in the gym. They are learning a game similar to volleyball called Newcomb.

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Read to Succeed

There were 163 students who participated in this reading incentive. Tickets will arrive to the school by the end of May.


Barnes & Noble Night

Barnes and Noble night was a huge success!! Thank you to all the volunteers and families for attending.

The scavenger hunt winners of the B & N gift cards:

Brooklyn Burns from Mrs. Neff’s class

James Mallon from Mrs. Rydzewski’s class

Alex Cannon from Mrs. Kerper’s class

Collecting Recyclables for Art

The art room is looking for empty 16 oz plastic water bottles. The bottles must be cleaned and dried. We are also looking for paper towel rolls. Please no toilet paper rolls. Lastly clean colored bottle caps. They can be any size.

Thank you in advance for your help!


The next PTO Meeting is Wednesday March 13th @ 7PM.


The next EarlyAct Meeting is Friday March 15th @ 8AM.

Healthy Me Club

Tawanka will be starting the Healthy Me Club for 4th grade students only on Friday, March 22. This is a club to empower 4th graders with the knowledge, skills and the mindset of making healthy choices; physically, socially and emotionally. The goal is to better prepare them for middle school, high school and real world situations.

This program is in conjunction with StandUpNeshaminy and a grant funded through Today Inc.

Please click the link below for the flyer on the program.


Stand Up Neshaminy

#StandUp Neshaminy is hosting the Sunset Challenge 5K & 2K running race at Maple Point Middle School on Friday, May 10 at 6:45 pm. Runners, students and families are all encouraged to join this fun competition! The race course is certified and will be electronically timed by RunBucks, LLC.

All pre-registrations include a race t-shirt. Banners will be awarded for the highest participation rate and fastest average times for Neshaminy elementary schools in the 2K race, and middle schools for the 5K race.

To register, please visit www.neshaminy.org/sunsetchallenge.

Tawanka Safety Procedures

With the changing world in which we live, Tawanka has set in place STRICT safety procedures.

All visitors MUST scan their driver's license in the Kiosk when they enter the visitor's door.

All clearances MUST be on file in the office to attend any in-school activity during school hours including class activities, field day and field trips. Click on the link below to view info on how to obtain your clearances.


Title 1 Parent Workshop Registration

Title 1 is holding a Parent Workshop Thursday, April 11.

Please see flyers below for the Title 1 Parent Workshop Invitation.

Any Tawanka parent can attend. Please print and fill out form if you are interested and return to Mrs. Gross by Thursday March 7th.

Click link below to print flyers


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