Tamanend Connections

We Are Together Tamanend!

December 1, 2014

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CBSD Boomerang Honoree

Tamanend eighth grader, Kathryn D. wants to do well and stay focused in school. Her conscientiousness has been noticed. She has surrounded herself outside of school with strong role models. She has great plans for her future, and doesn't want to ruin those plans with any decisions made out of peer social pressure. Kathryn was selected as Tamanend's October Boomerang Representative. The C.B. Cares Educational Foundation selected Kathryn for District Recognition. We congratulate Kathryn and thank her for being a model of Asset #35: Resistance Skills for all of us.


Pictured above are Ms. Kimberly Cambra, CEO of C.B. Cares Educational Foundation, Kathryn D. and her parents.

7th Grade Celebrates Greco Roman Day

On the last day before Thanksgiving Break, our 7th grade students and staff celebrated what they had learned about ancient Greece and Roman Civilizations by simulating a day in Greco Roman Times.
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PDE Asks for Feedback on State Testing

The Pennsylvania Department of Education is asking for feedback regarding testing content used in the PSSA and Keystone exams. Parents, educators, and community members can go to: http://www.paacademicreview.org/ review content, and submit feedback which will aid in the PDE review and revision process.

Upcoming Tamanend Events

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Help Tamanend While You Shop or Recycle

If you use the following vendors, please think about supporting TMS while you shop and recycle:

  • If you shop at Target and have a Target Red Card, you can register your card for Target's Take Charge of Education program so that Tamanend receives a percentage of your spending.
  • 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.
  • Use this link to connect to Amazon to shop and Tamanend can earn as much as 15% of what you purchase!
  • Clip and send in Box Tops to the attention of the Tamanend National Jr. Honor Society care of Sra. Mars or Sra. Murry.
  • 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.
  • When you recycle your paper using our Abitibi bin located at the back of our Main Parking Lot, you have not only helped the environment, you help TMS, too.

Notes from Previous Tamanend Connections:

  • The Tamanend Middle School yearbook advisors will be collecting 9th grade baby pictures for the 2014-2015 yearbook. We are inviting you to include a memento in your child’s yearbook that he or she will remember forever. Submitting your student’s picture is a great way to honor your child in the yearbook at this special time in his or her life. The cost is $5. If you would like to participate in this milestone experience, please click here.

  • Parent Volunteers Needed! Please use this link to chaperone, volunteer and support TMS. The code word is TMS.
  • Students may not arrive to school in the morning until 7:10 AM. That is when staff members are available to supervise students.

  • Click here to learn about CBSD efforts against bullying and for resources helpful to parents on this important subject and more.

  • Click here for up-to-date calendar information about the 2014-15 school year.

  • There is a Parent Portal app for your smartphone. Click here for more information.

  • Click here to view previous Tamanend Connections from 2014-2015.
  • Click here to read previous Backpack Newsflash editions from CB Cares Educational Foundation.
  • To receive text alerts from CBSD, click here.

Tamanend Together is...

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