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October 5, 2018
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Stop Drop and Pop--9th Grade Chorus Pop Concert
Help Us Recognize Veterans in our Community
As Veterans Day approaches, Tamanend Middle School would like to honor those who have served our country. On Monday, November 12th we will hold our Veterans Day Assembly. We would like this presentation to be meaningful not just for our students, but also for local veterans in our community. As such, if you have the email addresses of friends or family who have served in the armed forces who may be interested in joining us that morning, please send this information to Jeff Klein (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 1st. Thank you.
Parents Learning Spanish at Back to School Night
Students in Mrs. Corsino's Spanish classes prepared language samples for their parents to review at Back to School Night. The students worked in class on a dialogue and then recorded them. After recording their dialogues, they turned them into QR Codes. The parents were surprised by how well the recordings went and how easy it was to access them.
Roaring Voices Review--Tamanend's Literary Magazine
Reminder--Welcome Back Dance--October 5
Attention all students! Student Council is sponsoring our first dance of the school year which is next Friday, October 5th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Our theme for the Welcome Back Dance is Under the Sea. 7th and 8th grade students have been helping us decorate with all sorts of unique, underwater creatures. Dance tickets are on sale today at lunch and at the door for just $7. Snacks and drinks will be provided at the dance for no additional cost to students.
The Next Meeting of the Tamanend Parent Book Club is November 7
Join us for the Tamanend Parent Book Club. This year, we will be reading Raising Kids to Thrive (2015) by Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD. The book describes "the Lighthouse Parenting Strategy" in which parents balance unconditional love and high expectations with the goal of raising resilient and happy children. This book club will follow a "no-pressure" format in which the facilitator will present a summary of the chapter and open the floor for discussion. We will share resources and ideas with the goal of helping the entire Tamanend parent community navigate the challenges of raising adolescents.
Meetings are held at 6:30 in the Tamanend Library
Click here for further information, dates, and book information.
Please email Dr. Brian Caughie at email@example.com if you are interested in participating.
ROAR for a Cure--TMS Denim Day/Pink Out--October 26
News from the Athletic Department
Athletic Highlights from the Week of October 1, 2018:
Congratulations to the 7th Grade Boys Soccer team on their 4-1 win over Tohickon Wednesday. Playing a good game in goal was Justin. Strong defense was played by James, Mike , Andrew, Logan, and Nate. The team worked the ball well throughout the midfield to help with the advancement through the offense. Owen, Olecs, Luke and Nick all worked well with their passes and advancing the ball. Connor and Tyler made a strong offensive attack and kept the pressure on throughout the game. Also playing well in the midfield were Cameron, Ryan, and Ben. Scoring for the Tigers were Luke F with 3 and Connor V with 1.
Congratulations to the 7th Grade football team for a convincing 20-7 win over Unami!
8th Grade Colonial Carnival
Designing & Building Birds' Nests
Reminder--Tamanend Gear for Sale
Early-Bird Online Discount for Tamanend Yearbook
From now until December 31, 2018 the price of the Tamanend yearbook is $35. After December 31, the price will be $40. To take advantage of these early-bird online yearbook specials, click here.
Southside Fest--October 12
Southside Fest is a time for our CB South clubs and organizations to shine and show what South has to offer to our students and the community. Various clubs will have games, foods, and challenges that will help to engage the younger kids and build up their Southside spirit leading up to their years in high school. We also will be having a meet and greet with our marching band, cheerleaders, and football team before the big homecoming game. There will be food trucks and beverages sold, with music and dancing.
The event will run from 5-7 on Friday, October 12 in the back courtyard at South, and families are encouraged to stay for the homecoming football game where our CB South Titans will take on our rival CB East.
Please remember, all elementary and middle school students must have a parent present.
Reminder--Girls Empower U Program at Central Bucks YMCA
Reminder--Coats for Kids Drive
Reminder--Central Bucks Family YMCA Offers Free Memberships for CB 7th Graders
Central Bucks Family YMCA is proud to offer free memberships for community 7th graders. We help youth realize their potential to become active, engaged and thriving members of the community. Research shows that 7th grade is a critical time in a young person's life when exposure to risk factors greatly increase. The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower these youth to reach their personal potential.
--Teen Strength & Fitness Orientation
--Two hour class focusing on safety, healthy exercise, smart goal setting and equipment instruction
--Use of Fitness Center*
*Must complete Teen Strength & Fitness Orientation classes to use the Fitness Center.
--Use of gymnasium
--Sports and Exercise classes
Sports classes included complimentary are: Teen Dodgeball and Teen Street Hockey.
Exercise classes offered complimentary are Power & Agility, Strength & Conditioning, Ab Blast, and Bootcamp for Teens.
--Reduced program costs
Classes include Babysitter Training, Preteen Nights, Athletic Training, and more!
--7th Grade Family Night
Every Thursday night from 5-8 PM, families have full guest access to our facility, services, and programs including our Fitness Center, two swimming pools, group fitness classes, and more!
How to join:
1. 7th grader must be present and bring a school ID, roster or report card and a parent or guardian to our Y.
2. Parents complete the required membership paperwork and sign form.
3. 7th grader may begin using membership right away.*
*Membership activates August 31, 2018, and runs through August 31, 2019. 7th Grade members for 2018-2019 must join by May 31, 2019.
For questions or more information, contact Lisa Schawrtzer at 215.839.6473.
We would like to thank Univest for their generous support of our 7th Grade initiative.
Reminder--Blood Drive--October 8
CB Cares--Boomerang Award
Thursday, Oct. 18th, 9am
1492 Stuckert Road
Parent Council is an open meeting where all parents are welcome to attend to learn more about Tamanend Middle School. Parent Council typically meets on the third Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. There is no obligation to attend all Parent Councils and there are no elected positions. Parent Council is a forum for parents and school leaders to learn from and with each other, together.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Please Consider Volunteering at Tamanend Middle School
Reminder--Volunteer Required Paperwork
Pennsylvania law requires all persons having direct contact with school children to obtain background checks and clearances. If you are planning on being in a Central Bucks school during the 2018-2019 school year for any reason, you will need to go to Volunteer Required Paperwork, and complete what is needed to obtain your Photo Volunteer ID Card. You will need that ID Card and a photo ID to enter a CB school.
Reminder--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 to select Tamanend as your A+ school after August 15th of the new school year.
- Clip and send in Box Tops to the attention of NJHS.
Share Good News About Tamanend Students
Ways to Stay Connected with Tamanend
Here is a list of ways Tamanend communicates with students, families, and the community:
- Tamanend website: includes important information, resources, calendar of school events, and daily announcements
- Calendar of school events (posted on our website)
- Daily announcements (scrolling on TV screens during school day and posted on our website)
- TV show (weekly, during Advisory period)
- Email blasts from Tamanend administration regarding important news, new procedures, and reminders
- Parent Portal: student information, grades, and attendance
- Tamanend Connections newsletter: useful information, important reminders, and school highlights emailed weekly during school year and posted on Tamanend website
- Twitter: @CBTamanendMS highlights of activities, events, and daily life at Tamanend
- CBSD app: highlights of activities, events, and daily life in Central Bucks
Para nuestras familias hispanohablantes...
¡Bienvenidos a Tamanend! Yo soy Brian Caughie, Director de Tamanend Middle School. Soy hispanohablante. Pasé mucho de mi vida en España. Estoy aquí para apoyarles a todos los estudiantes y familias en Tamanend. Favor de llamarme or escribirme (en inglés o en español) si Ud. tiene cualquier duda o pregunta.
Correo electrónico: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oficina: (267) 893-2900