The Tohickon Golden Eagle

January 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Dear Tohickon Families,


It is hard to believe we are moving into a new calendar year. As we move into 2015, I want to highlight some important items that will be coming up in the first few months of the the new year.


Program Planning for all grades will take place over the months of January, February and March. There is a section devoted below for important dates and times of which you should be aware. You can see a complete list of important dates listed by grade on the guidance website: http://www.cbsd.org/Page/848. The 2015-2016 Program of Studies guide will be available on the district website on January 6th. Go to www.cbsd.org/domain/387.



The Relay for Life Kick Off Assembly for students is scheduled to take place on February 3, 2015. During this assembly, cancer survivors come and share their experiences with students in an effort to promote awareness and encourage participation in our annual Relay for Life Event. The assembly is presented to our eighth and ninth grade students.


The math midterms will take place on Februrary 11, 2015. We encourage students to eat well and get a good night's sleep prior to the exams.


On February 27, 2014, Tohickon Middle School's Music Department and Student Council will be hosting our first annual voluntary Dodge Ball Tournament for all grade levels. In addition to the actual games, there will be concessions, and T-shirt sales in order to promote the event. Tickets for participants and spectators will be $5 per person. We will be organizing teams in January and early February. We believe this event will be very popular with our students and a great opportunity to build upon the positive, team oriented environment we have at Tohickon. The dance, which was originally scheduled for this day, has been cancelled.


The spring musical is scheduled for March 12th, 13th and 14th. During the next two and a half months, students will be diligently practicing and preparing for this annual event. We always get very excited to see our students show off their talents, so please come and support our students for this very special event.


I want to extend my best wishes to all of our Tohickon families as we move into a new year. We are very fortunate at Tohickon to have such wonderful, dedicated students. There is a lot to look forward to as we move into 2015. On behalf of the teachers, support staff, guidance department and administration, I want to wish you a Happy New Year!


Sincerely,


Mr. Kevin Marton, Principal

Student Council Update


Tohickon's Student Council has been working on many projects since the end of summer that have greatly benefited the school. In August, we hosted a luncheon at which we introduced new students to Tohickon and showed them around the school. When school started, we had our officer meetings where we organized homeroom representative elections and decided to bring back Find it Fridays. This is an activity done once every month in which fifteen lucky students find specifically placed pictures around the school and turn them in for prizes. Besides having homeroom representative meetings with excellent attendance and helping out with the magazine sale event, we also hosted the Top Eagles Contest for Operation Helping Hand and a candy collection for the troops. Later in the fall, Student Council held a school-wide dress up contest for students who wore their Halloween costumes to school. We also prepared for the fall dance; which was a success as many people volunteered for dance committees. In addition, this was the first dance at which student bands performed. Furthermore, we helped put up the "Honoring Our Heroes Wall" where students were able to decorate the wall with stars; many of which contained heartfelt words. Recently, we promoted a school spirit day and organized the holiday dance. The dance had a glow in the dark theme and the DJ put black lights in the gym. The decorating committee put neon streamers and glow in the dark posters in the lobby, and the parents handed out glow sticks to the students in attendance. The officers helped with the Toys for Tots collection, raffle and face painting, which was extremely popular. There is more planned for future Student Council events such as the dodge ball tournament in February, a door decorating contest, and the talent show. Tohickon Student Council has thoroughly enjoyed helping out this great school, and we hope to continue on this successful path.

Tohickon Cheerleaders at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

On Thanksgiving morning the Tohickon Golden Eagle cheerleaders woke up bright and early in order to participate in the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade. The cheerleaders were given the privilege of riding on the gazebo float throughout the parade and also had the opportunity to meet the Disney characters who joined them on the float. It was an honor for the cheerleaders to be asked to participate in the parade and an experience they will not forget.

Tohickon Geography Bee

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. On December 2nd, over 600 students at Tohickon, in seventh and eighth grade, took part in the preliminary round of the Geography Bee. When the day ended, over 600 students had been narrowed down to 50. The following Wednesday, these 50 students competed in the semi-final round to determine the 10 finalists for the Geography Bee finals. The Tohickon School Finals will be held on the stage in the auditorium at 1:30 PM on Friday, January 16th. Good luck to our 10 finalists!


For more information, go to:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/frequently-asked-questions/

Community Service Update

During the month of December the Tohickon community collected hats, scarves, mittens, and various other winter items to donate to a shelter in the Allentown area. A big thank you goes out to 8th grader Sarah A. who initiated the drive and organized the collection of the winter items. Thank you to all the Tohickon students and families who helped make this drive a success.



During the months of January and February, Mrs. Furfari will hold four soup kitchen days in the FCS classrooms. The dates for the Soup Kitchens will be Wednesday, January 7th, Wednesday, January 24th, Tuesday, February 3rd and Tuesday, February 17th. The Soup Kitchen runs from 2:30 to 5:00 PM. This is open to any Tohickon student, but is limited to the first 25 students that sign up. Sign ups for the first Soup Kitchen are on the bulletin board outside the FCS rooms. All food prepared during this activity benefits our local community by way of the New Britain Food Larder and Aid for Friends. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Furfari or email her at Sfurfari@cbsd.org.

Parent Council Meeting Reminder

The next Parent Council Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 15, 2015, in the Tohickon Library.

Guidance Department - Program Planning Timeline

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!


9TH GRADE

  • MBIT Open House – Wednesday, January 7th, 7 – 9 PM
  • Curriculum Fair at CB East and CB West – Thursday, January 8th, 6:30 PM
  • Enter Course Requests through the student portal – January 9th – February 1st
  • MBIT trip for interested students – January 13th
  • Counselors will meet with all 9th grade students to review course selections – February 2 – February 20


8TH GRADE

  • Assembly for program planning – Monday, February 2nd
  • Select Electives – February 10th – February 12th


7TH GRADE

  • Assembly for program planning – Monday January 12th
  • Select World Language/Reading Class - Wednesday, January 21st during English


The 2015-2016 Program of Studies guide will be available on the district website on January 6th. Go to http://www.cbsd.org/Page/848. Please feel free to visit the Tohickon Guidance Website where you will find more detailed information.

Sixth Grade Orientation

Middle School Orientation for parents of sixth graders will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM at Tohickon Middle School. Plan to attend and learn everything you ever wanted to know about middle level education and more. If you have any questions, please call 267-893-3310.

Tohickon Wellness Update

The year is winding down and our wellness and nutritional focus has turned inside the building. The Wellness Committee is continuing to promote healthy eating and exercise. Next month we should know more details about our cooperation with Del Val College.



Registration is now open, with another partnership, to sign-up for the St. Mary’s Healthcare TEEN CUISINE. This program was a success last year and will once again be happening right here, at Tohickon! Teen Cuisine will be running every Thursday evening, from 6:15 to 8:00 PM, from January 29th to March 6th. This program is open to all Central Bucks middle school students. Teen Cuisine is a free program ‘where students learn how to eat healthfully, be active in different ways and build personal skills to live well for a lifetime.’ Registration is available online. You can also stop in the main office for a flyer or contact Mr. Dudley for details.



For more information about the Tohickon Wellness Committee, please contact Mr. Dudley at kdudley@cbsd.org.

Aramark presents its first CB Student Recipe Contest

We are looking for healthy, tasty and creative recipes. It can be a family favorite or your own creation. Crazy and whacky recipes accepted! The winning contestant will have their recipe featured on the March lunch menu. The winner will also receive a free lunch that day in addition to a culinary prize!


CONTEST RULES

1. All recipes must include a 2.35oz grilled chicken breast and a bread selection. Additional ingredients must be selected from the list provided.

2. Recipes must be submitted by

Friday, January 21st. How to submit: Bring to your cafeteria, mail to Aramark Office, 16 Welden Drive, Doylestown PA, 18901, or email to cbrecipecontest@cbsd.org.

3. Submission must include: Student name, school name, grade level, recipe name, ingredients and amounts, preparation instructions.

4. A panel of judges will score the recipes based on creativity, flavor profile and recipe name to determine the winner. Recipes will be split into 3 groups: elementary, middle and high school. One winner from each group will be selected.


INGREDIENT LIST

Whole Grain Bread

(must choose one): Wrap, sliced bread, bun, kaiser roll, sub roll, flatbread, bagel, biscuit

Cheese:

Provolone, Swiss, pepper jack, American, feta, cheddar, mozzarella

Toppings:

Onions, mushrooms, red pepper, green pepper, cucumber, spinach, romaine, spring mix, arugula, broccoli, tomatoes, cabbage, carrots, olives, sweet potatoes, celery, roasted red peppers, sweet peppers, banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, chipotle peppers, olives, pickles, black beans, white beans, peaches, oranges, apples, pears, raisins, craisins, pineapple, hard boiled egg, pepperoni, turkey bacon, tostidos

Spices:

Basil, oregano, cumin, chili powder, curry, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, black pepper, cinnamon, thyme, old bay

Sauces:

BBQ sauce, spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, hot sauce, mayo, ranch, balsamic dressing, olive oil, white vinegar, balsamic vinegar, mustard, ketchup, sriracha sauce .


Name:

School: Grade:

Recipe Name:

Ingredients:

Preparation Instructions:

Recipes may be submitted to your school cafeteria manager, mailed to the Aramark Office, 16 Welden Drive, Doylestown, PA 18901 or emailed to cbrecipecontest@cbsd.org

From the Nurse's Office

With the colder weather, please encourage your sons and/or daughters to wash their hands frequently in order to help prevent the spread of viruses.

General Information

How to Make Changes to Student Information


Please note the following procedures for submitting address changes and/or changes to mailing addresses, guardian(s) or other household information. This information is also available on the Central Bucks School District Website - www.cbsd.org.


Any changes to the current information we have on file (you can view the census information through the Parent Portal) should also be noted on the Census Verification form that your child brought home the first week of school.


Change of Address


All student address changes within Central Bucks must be validated at the Central Registration office by appointment only. We can not make changes at the middle school.


Student Change of Address Procedures:

Download the Change of Student Address Within Central Bucks form or obtain the form from the school your student currently attends.


Call or email Central Registration for an appointment. Central Registration 267-893-2111. CentralRegistration@cbsd.org


Complete the form and bring it to your scheduled appointment along with the following REQUIRED documentation: Property Deed/Agreement of Sale (follow up with deed) OR Current Lease Agreement AND one of the following: current utility bill, current tax bill/receipt, current bank statement. Your student’s records will be updated to reflect the new address upon receipt of the required documentation.


Change in Household Membership


All student household membership additions, deletions or changes must be documented on the Household Membership Change form. This would include the following: Parent/Guardian changes, Sibling changes and Mailing changes.


Student Household Membership Change Procedures


Download the Household Membership Change form or obtain the form from the school your student currently attends. Complete the form and return to your student’s school or mail it to the address below:


Central Bucks School District

Educational Services Center

Central Registration

16 Welden Drive

Doylestown, PA 18901


If you have any questions, please call Central Registration (267-893-2111)
or email your questions to CentralRegistration@cbsd.org

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