Tawanka Times

Pink Out Day

Tawanka showed support for the fight against breast cancer with a school-wide pink out on Oct 15th. Here the staff posed for a photo.

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Fire Prevention Week

Our school celebrated Fire Prevention week with visits from our local fire department. The kids were taught valuable lessons from our brave fire fighters, as well as learning all about the many instruments on the fire engine!

Thank you Lower Southampton Fire Dept!!

Second Grade

Second grade students had fun practicing their estimation and measurement skills using pumpkins! During Pumpkin Math, we estimated the weight, circumference and number of seeds in our pumpkins. We then weighed and measured our pumpkins and counted all the seeds inside!! Parents then helped students carve their pumpkins! What a fun way to use our math skills!

Physical Education

Students are practicing basketball skills in the Gym.

Red Ribbon Week


The Tawanka Family supported the National Red Ribbon Week Campaign, October 22-26, 2018. An event that has been providing drug awareness, information, and support, since 1985.

The students’ main goals were to be proud of themselves, and to be their best advocate against drug abuse. They showed their commitment to a drug free school by taking the red ribbon pledge, and hanging red ribbons, with encouraging statements, on the trees in front of the school. The week had many opportunities for the students to strive for a drug free life. There were positive drug free suggestions made during the morning announcements, special dress code days, and they even sang a silly song. Tawanka is very proud of the commitment our students made during the red ribbon week.

Spooky and Kooky

The Neshaminy High School Roadies put on two great performances for our students.

Picture Retake Day

Picture retake day is Thursday Nov 8

Title 1

We are lucky here at Tawanka to have ten amazing Title 1 Instructional Assistants working with our students in reading and math. They give extra support and enrichment both in small groups and one to one.

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For those of you who were unable to attend the Title 1 Parent Night, we have added the Power Point presentation given by Ms. Burkholder to the Tawanka website. Please refer to this for a better understanding of what Title 1 is and more importantly, how you can get involved. We will be holding another Title 1 Parent Session on Tuesday, November 20. Look for an invitation to come home early in November. For the Power Point Presentation please click this Neshaminy link below and view under announcements on our web page.

Early Act Meeting Fri 11/2 @ 8AM

Lost and Found

Our lost and found bins are over flowing! Please have your children check the bins for lost items as soon as possible. It is helpful to label your child’s coat, book bag and lunch box so we can return lost belongings to your student.

We will be donating these items at the end of each month.

Sidewalk Chalk

Got chalk?

Our sidewalk chalk supply is dwindling at recess. We would greatly appreciate any donations of sidewalk chalk for the students to utilize during recess.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Holiday Assistance

If your child is enrolled in the Free Lunch Program, you may be eligible for additional assistance from outside sources. We are contacting clubs and organizations in the area on your behalf to make a truly “Happy Holiday” for your family.

Since we do not know how many organizations will respond to our appeal, we cannot guarantee what type or amount of gifts your children will receive. These donations may be in the form of food, gifts or gift certificates. Any information shared with us will remain confidential.

Please contact the nurse’s office or Mrs. Duffy for further information.

Nurse 215-809-6316 calexis@neshaminy.org or cduffy@neshaminy.org

Halloween Skating Party

The kids really got into the Halloween Spirit at the PTO Halloween Skating Party!!

Shady Brook Farm Family Night

Many families came out to our Family Night at Shady Brook Farm. After having fun going through the corn maze, bounce houses and taking a hayride, they warmed up by the fire and made smores.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Please click on the link below to sign up to volunteer.


PTO Family Pasta Night

Please click on the link below to sign up to donate desserts.


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