Tamanend Connections

We Are Together Tamanend!

February 11, 2013

TMS Wrestling Team's Got Grit!

We make a point of talking about resiliency with our students in classes, assemblies, and on the Tamanend Today Show. Sometimes we refer to it as "having grit" other times we reference our motto: IF-YET-TRUST. No matter what you call it, we encourage our students to show grit in their learning whether it is in the math classroom, or in this case, on the wrestling mats. Congratulations to the TMS Wrestling Team, their coaches, and all of their parents for their undefeated season this year! Such a wresting record is only possible if every member on the team decides to never, ever give up!

To learn more about "grit" click here.

Report Cards

Report Cards are coming home with students today. We are proud to tell you that three out of four Tamanend students earned honors for the 2nd marking period. That is remarkable! We are proud of the effort that ALL of our students put into their learning this past marking period!

If you have concerns about the progress of your student, please contact his/her teacher or counselor. We believe that all students can succeed in school if we all work hard together.

Pancakes Anyone?

We wowed Yogurtree with our KAD spirit by raising $232. Then we took on Pizzeria Uno to support KADMF (details of how well we did are yet to come). Now it is time to put your Sunday breakfast appetite to the test because the KAD Family Pancake Breakfast is next Sunday, February 17th. Please use this link to sign your family up for a 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. seating for some of the most delicious pancakes, sausage links, and orange juice you have ever tasted. Some people have asked why these pancakes are so special and delicious? That answer to that is simple... Because our pancakes are made with both TMS heart and KAD spirit by your very own Tamanend staff and served with care by our staff and alumni. Mr. Heisey just loves TMS pancakes! And you will too. The TMS family hopes to see your family for the KAD Family Pancake Breakfast!

Random Acts of Kindness at TMS

Across the country this is Random Acts of Kindness Week, but Mrs. McDonald, one of our Family & Consumer Science teachers, has been highlighting TMS students' Random Acts of Kindness all year! To further promote and recognize our TMS students for their RAK use this link when you know of a student who has gone out of their way to help another person on their own and without looking for any recognition or reward. All entries will be posted on the RAK board outside Mrs. McDonald's room and we will occasionally feature students in our Tamanend Connections newsletter.

Presidents' Day

Just a reminder that we do not have school on Monday, February 18th in honor of Presidents' Day. Enjoy the long weekend with your family!
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People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln

Help Tamanend While You Shop or Recycle

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


  • Use this link to connect to Amazon to shop and Tamanend can earn as much as 15% of what you purchase!
  • Giant Food Store has an A+ School Rewards program through their clip-less coupon card. Register your card and TMS will receive a percentage of your spendings.
  • If you shop at Target and have a Target Red Card, you can register your card for Target'sTake Charge of Education program so that Tamanend receives a percentage of your spending.
  • Clip and send in Box Tops to the attention of NJHS; or, shop at the Box Top Market Placewhere you will find vendors such as Best Buy, KMart, Justice and more.
  • 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.


Highlighted in a Previous Tamanend Connections:

  • In order to promote more students eating breakfast before school, Tamanend now has a breakfast cart. Students can purchase breakfast items from 7:10 a.m. until 7:27 a.m. NEW LOCATION FOR THE CART: Outside the Auditorium by the back of Mr. Sanchez's room so that students may buy breakfast as they arrive to school. Students will be able to use their IDs to swipe their account number, or they can enter it manually. Students will be allowed to eat breakfast in their homerooms. For more information about the selection and prices, click here.
  • 2013-2014 CBSD Calendar
  • Tamanend is helping to Save Kids Castle! Click here to donate your time, talent or money. To learn more about this worthwhile community service project, you can follow it on Twitter @SaveKidsCastle.
  • It is Kelly Anne Dolan Season at TMS. If you would like to donate to the KAD Memorial Fund online: http://dolanfund.org/account (please note "Tamanend" when donating online). If you would like to get involved, please email Mr. Jeff Klein or call 267.893.2910.
  • We need parents, students and staff for our Wellness Committee. If you are interested in helping with a fitness program after school, starting a vegetable garden in our courtyard, or have some other ideas to help our students and staff "go green" and stay fit, please contact Mrs. Mary McDonald, Mrs. Lauren Myrtetus and Ms. Brenda Scheffey about becoming involved in our Wellness Committee.
  • Students currently taking an Algebra course will take the PA Keystone Exam in Algebra this year, unless they took the Algebra Keystone two years ago and were proficient. The following is a link with more information about the PA Keystone Exams: http://www.cbsd.org/curriculum/assessment/Pages/PA-Keystone-Exams.aspx.
  • If you have a Twitter account, now you can get "Tiger Tweets" by following us @CBTamanendMS where we will proudly share good news and accomplishments of our students and staff.
  • Please read and share with others our "TMS Points of Pride."

  • Please volunteer to help make this year at TMS great!

  • Please click on this link to learn about changes to how students purchase lunches and how they are charged .

  • Click here to register to receive CBSD text alerts.

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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