Tiger Times

Weekly News & Notes - December 8th - 12th

Titus Highlights:

Upcoming Events . . .

November 10th - December 8th:

December 9th:

December 10th - 11th:

December 16th:

  • Hanukkah Begins

December 19th:

  • K AM - Winter Parties - 10:00 AM
  • K PM - 6th Grade Winter Parties - 2:00 PM

December 23rd:

  • Orchestra and Band Holiday Concert for Parents - Titus Dining Room @ 2:00 PM

Paws for Pride . . .

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Congratulations to our winners from November 21st: Rachna Sehgal, Sarah Blasko, Kelly Wang, Adam Smith, Sarah Naegle, Angelina Dan, and Derek Jensen.

These students were chosen at random to be recognized and celebrated for demonstrating one of our five character traits - Pride, Respect, Individual Responsibility, Determination & Empathy. Thank you to all of the Titus families for your support of our Paws for PRIDE program.

PAWS for PRIDE Home Connection . . .

We are making the switch in our focus from Empathy to Pride for the months of November and December. To connect to home, we would like to hear about your family’s points of pride. Maybe someone learned to ride a bike or won a medal at a tournament. Perhaps someone in your family has tackled a difficult task, has gotten a promotion at work, or volunteered for a special event/charity. Whatever your family is proud of…we want you to share it with us. We will share your point of pride with our school community on the announcements. This will take the place of our t-chart homework. This is voluntary and is easy to do. Please email your information directly to Mrs. Horan and include the following:

  • Family Name
  • Child/Children’s names
  • Grade(s)
  • Teacher(s)
  • Brief description of your family’s Point of Pride

Thanks for all you do to help make Titus a great place! We look forward to celebrating with you!

For The Safety of our Children . . .

Please adhere to the following expectations with regard to dropping off and picking up students:

  • Students arriving to school prior to 8:15, need to be supervised by their parent/caregiver - students can wait with their family member in a parking space until 8:15.

  • We expect all parents/caregivers to follow the flow of traffic regarding morning drop-off. Stopping cars to drop off children on Barness Road to avoid the morning traffic is a safety hazard.

  • We expect parents/caregivers to avoid driving through the bus lanes at the end of day during dismissal times from 3:00-3:35 PM daily. Students are walking through this lane to load vans and buses, and it should not be used for turnaround purposes or a thoroughfare.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

From the Nurse - THANK YOU!!!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the Titus Families, faculty and staff for their overwhelming food donations and generosity this year! All of the food items we collect remain here at Titus and support our own Titus families. Thank you again for your amazing response and kindness!

Science Fun Day - Save the Date!

We are beginning our planning of the highly anticipated Science Fun Day - Friday, May 1st. We are asking all parents of Kindergarten - 6th Grade, who are interested in volunteering to join us at 6:00 pm in the Titus Dining Room on Wednesday, January 14th, for our first meeting. We will provide you with an overview of the day, brainstorm ideas among grade levels, and answer any questions that you may have. If you are interested in volunteering on Friday, May 1st, but cannot make the meeting on January 14th, please sign up with the corresponding grade levels by clicking here.

Thank you in advance for your dedication to making this day a success!

Well Done . . .

Thank you for trick-or-treating for UNICEF this year. Titus Elementary donated a total of $1,015.35 for UNICEF’s efforts in bringing fresh water, nutrition, medicine, and education to children around the world. We appreciated your care for our global community.

Volunteer Opportunities . . .

Titus is looking for some volunteers to help out around the school. You simply have to visit the links below, enter your e-mail address, and sign up. Simple!

Home & School Association:

Thank You . . .Thank You . . . Thank You . . .

Thank you for all who helped make the Teacher Conference Dinner a huge success. The teachers were so appreciative and loved the food. Special thanks go out to:

Amita Chathuruthy, Angela Li, Megan Scavillo, Pam Masciotro, Kim Malizia, Leah McKale, Heather Bernert, Kristina Crawford, Terri Chelak, Diane Tarka, Jennifer Yaworski, Emily Frey, Anita Willbanks, Jen Muntz, Judy Geackel, Danielle Rehr, Chris Kilgarriff, Rainy Robbins, Xia Xu, Shani Guziewicz, Nicole Schilling, Jennifer Chan, April Jungeun Cha, Kim Corso, Susan Pearce, Victoria Worth, Kenza Whinney, Mike Hosephros, Melissa Kenyon, Sue Tasey, Patty VanZanten, Kate Lockwood, Leslie Martinez, Nicole Kazarian, Michele Peacock, Stephanie Boyne, Judy Curtis, Heidi DiCesare, Marie Schrier, Kate Stackhouse, Bonnie Baker, Andrew Macaulay, Keri Veith, Wanda Bream-Rumford, Jennifer Romain, Tanya Pastor, Carolyn Maletz and Maureen Ronn.

Toys for Tabor . . .

The season of giving is almost upon us and once again we at Titus will be collecting Toys for Tabor Children Services from November 10th through December 8th. The children in need range from infant through 21 years of age. There will be decorated collection boxes in the lobby for your donations. For many, these will be the only holiday gifts they receive this year. The children who benefit from your generosity are extremely grateful. Please contact Mrs. Katie Doerr with any questions you may have. Thank you in advance for your support!

Secret Shop . . .

The 2014 Secret Shop is fast approaching! Secret Shop will be held on Wednesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 11, 2014. The Secret Shop provides an opportunity for the children to purchase inexpensive “secret gifts” for the entire family. A large selection will be available on the Moms, Dads, Kids, Hanukah, and Pets tables. The shop will also feature Grandparent, Aunt and Uncle items. Gifts vary in price from 50 cents to $5.

Students will visit the Secret Shop for 30 minutes with their class during the school day. This is a special day that is set up to be a unique and educational shopping experience for the children. Every effort will be made to evenly distribute the items for each grade and class to ensure a similar selection.

Spirit Wear . . .

The Home and School Association is currently taking orders for "Spirit Wear" for the 2014-2015 school year. Orders will be taken until December 10th.

Winter Enrichment 2015. . .

Online registration will be held January 8, 2015 to January 12, 2015. You will need to register ONLINE. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. When you register you will be able to see if the class space is available. We are using signupgenius.com for registration this year. A link to the registration site will be posted to our the HSA web site - click here beginning January 8th. Class description, days and times are also listed on that page.

More information will follow as the date approaches.

Hospitality Committee Needs Your Help

We would like to send out an invite to all Titus families to provide food donations for our volunteers helping at the Secret Shop on Wednesday, December 10th and Thursday, December 11th. The secret shop is an event that requires the time and efforts of many. During the course of the event, the Hospitality Committee provides lunch and snacks for the volunteers giving their time during this fun holiday experience for our students. Please click here if you would like to contribute.

Smile . . .

Please share your Titus event pictures via DropBox. Click here for directions.
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