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May 18, 2018

Main Street Voices Poetry Winners!

We are proud to share that two of our Tamanend Poets are winners in the Main Street Voices Poetry Contest this year. This contest is open to all residents of Bucks County, with monetary awards given to winners in the adult and student categories. Four award-winning poets will judge the contest, including three former Bucks County Poets Laureate and a professor at Bucks County Community College.

Seventh Grade student, Sienna S., won first prize for her poem titled "Mirrors."

Ninth Grade Student, John K., won third prize for his “Where I’m From” poem.

Sienna and John will be recognized at a reception and reading at the The James Lorah House in Doylestown this Saturday. Congratulations to both!

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Gold'n'Blues Road Trip

Congratulations to our Gold'n'Blues Choir who participated in the Highland A Cappella Festival in New Jersey this past Saturday. If you are an a cappella fan, you will understand this... Gold'n'Blues enjoyed workshops in riff offs, arranging tips, and even yoga for performers.

An Update from the R4L Committee

As emailed on 5/17/18

There are many balancing acts that need to happen in order for an event of this size to be successful. One of those is the confluence of the weather, the safety of our attendees, the importance of celebrating the hard work of our students, and the necessity to be good stewards of the property of Central Bucks School District.

Saturday’s forecast calls for additional rainfall with the possibility of evening thunderstorms. Using this information, we have adjusted our plans accordingly.

Here’s a glimpse of what Saturday will look like:

  • Arrival/registration times, survivor/caregiver breakfast, and our noon opening ceremony remain unchanged
  • At 12:30pm, the top three teams from each building will be treated to lunch in the cafeteria, courtesy of Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • The event will end at 2pm

Logistics of these changes:

  • The infield of the track will be closed – chaperones, we really need your help with this one
  • Participants may bring rain gear, umbrellas, or tailgate chairs – no tents
  • Teams that were planning on conducting fundraisers may do so in front of and on the bleachers closest to the building
  • All of our food trucks will be open but parked on the blacktop instead of on the grass
  • All shuttle service will run until everyone is where they need to be prior to and at the conclusion of the event
  • Individuals who purchased luminaries may pick them up at the information tent and take them home

These types of calls are never easy and often elicit all types of emotions. The bottom line: we have still raised close to $200,000 in the fight against cancer and that is an amazing accomplishment. We will still be able to recognize and celebrate our survivors and caregivers, students will still have a chance to have social time with their peers, and we will preserve the integrity of our facilities. There’s nothing that anyone can do about the weather except take this challenge in stride, treat the day as more of a drop-in food truck festival, and be so thankful that we are fortunate enough to be part of the experience and the fight against cancer.

Thank you for your support throughout the past few months and thank you for your help in making sure that we still have a positive, fun, and meaningful event on Saturday.


The Relay For Life Committee

Summer Reading

Before you know it, we will be having our Spring Book Fair (the week following Memorial Day). That is an excellent time to purchase your summer reading books and any other book you have been wanting to read but haven't had the time. To help you plan your summer reading, check out the two links below where you can see the summer reading lists and even learn about the books before making a selection.

Nurse's Office Feedback Survey

Our school nurse, Mrs. Lauren Myrtetus, is interested in your feedback to help make our Health Room services the best they can be for our students and families. Please click on the link below and complete the survey.

State Assessments

We will administer the Algebra 1 Keystones next week on May 21 & 22. This test is only for students who are completing Algebra 1 this year. 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.

Upcoming Events

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Freshman Move Up Day

Mark your calendars... On May 30th Central Bucks High School South is hosting its first ever Freshman Move Up Day! Tamanend and Unami 9th graders will travel to South to meet students and staff who are excited to support their transition to high school. Our 9th grade students and teachers will leave Tamanend by school bus at 9 AM, and return at 10:45 AM. They will be welcomed by their soon-to-be House Principal, Ms. Pustay. After opening introductions, students will participate in a few activities and then return to Tamanend. Parents/Guardians, please contact the Main Office if you have questions or you do not wish your student to travel to CB South on this day.

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.

Quick & Helpful Links:

Sunflowers created by Mrs. Heisey's students in Mrs. McCain's Art Class.

How Did We Do This Week?

We would like to hear from you regarding how we did this week. Please click here and leave us feedback. Your voice matters to us.
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