Tamanend Connections

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November 2, 2018

Thank You for Reading Our Newsletter!

Please note that any item beginning with "Reminder" appeared in the previous newsletter. You can reference current and past editions of this newsletter under "School Links" on our website.
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Un livre de recettes

9th grade French 2 students in Madame Orinski's classes celebrated the end of their food and recipe unit by preparing their favorite family recipe for their peers. They wrote both the ingredients and the steps of preparation in French before sharing and sampling their recipes with one another. We even created a class cookbook (un livre de recettes) of all the recipes that will be distributed to each student before the holidays. Bravo tout le monde!

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology Open House--Nov. 29

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Reminder--Communicating Absences

You may report your child's absence in any of the following ways:

Community Service Club Celebrates Halloween at Neshaminy Manor

Six members of the Community Service Club traveled to Neshaminy Manor to celebrate the season! They enjoyed socializing at a Halloween party and accompanying residents on a hayride. Thank you to Mrs. Mancini and Mrs. Wilhelm for attending the event as well.

2018 Denim Day and Pink Out

The Tamanend Middle School 2018 Denim Day and Pink Out was a huge success! The Tigers roared for a cure as students and staff proudly wore their pink throughout the school. Working together, the Tamanend Community raised over $1100 for the American Cancer Society. A special thanks to Mrs. Mancini for organizing this event.

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Tamanend Players Musical Auditions

Auditions are underway for this year’s musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella! More than 115 students learned to sing, act, and dance material from the show in preparation for next week’s audition. Interested students should memorize their lines, practice their song and dance, and complete the required paperwork in order to audition on Monday, November 5. A special thank you goes out to former Tamanend students Gabby C. and Johanna W. for their assistance with our choreography. As a reminder, all paperwork and online sign ups are due to Mrs. Reitz in Room 227 no later than 2:30 on Friday, November 2. Break a leg!

Join us for the 8th Annual Tamanend Coffeehouse

The 8th Annual Tamanend Coffeehouse will be held on Friday, November 9th at 7:30pm in the Tamanend Cafeteria. The Coffeehouse features a variety of student-prepared musical performances and is a great way to celebrate Tamanend’s talent in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Admission is $5 at the door and hot beverages and snacks will be sold for $1 each.

Continuing the Red Ribbon Week Conversation

Inspired by our Red Ribbon Week activities, Mrs. Jones' 9th Grade Advisory continued the conversation by creating this display on their classroom door.
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Halloween Candy Collection for Soldiers & Veterans

Are you "candied out" from Halloween? Why not donate that candy to a great cause? Soldiers' Angels Treats for Troops Program will ship your donated candy to deployed service members around the world or distribute to veterans in VA Hospitals across the country for a sweet treat. Tamanend will be collecting extra/unwanted wrapped candy to send to the troops from Thursday 11/1-Thursday 11/8.

  • 7th Grade drop off (Room 328)

  • 8th grade drop off (Room 234)

  • 9th grade drop off (Room 229)

Thank you so much for your support of this good cause!

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Reminder--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 (jklein@cbsd.org) by November 1st. Thank you.

Reminder--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 bcaughie@cbsd.org if you are interested in participating.

News from the Athletic Department


  • Congratulations to the 8th grade girls field hockey team on a great season!
  • Congratulations to the 8th grade boys soccer team on a great season and earning a spot in the district championship game!!


  • If you are interested in participating in a Tamanend Winter sport--GIRLS BASKETBALL, WRESTLING, BOYS BASKETBALL--there are several specific items (PIAA physical, Family ID, and concussion testing) that need to be completed prior to the start of the Winter sports season. Those items are outlined and explained on the Tamanend Athletics web page which can be found HERE.

  • If you played a Fall sport, your physical is already on file. Therefore you only need to submit Section 7/Recertification of the PIAA physical.
  • If you did not play a Fall sport, you must submit Sections 5 & 6 of the PIAA physical.
  • For those trying out for GIRLS BASKETBALL and those planning to WRESTLE, whether you played a Fall sport or not…please register on Family ID and submit your physical paperwork as soon as possible as tryouts begin this Monday, November 5th for girls basketball. Wrestling begins later in November.


  • CB South will be holding a make-up concussion meeting/impact testing on Monday November 5th at 3pm for those students who missed the session on Monday, October 29th. This is only for student-athletes trying out for a CB South sport and will take place in room D204.

  • Tryouts for girls basketball are Friday, November 16 from 6:00-8:30; Saturday, November 17 from 11:30-2:30; and Sunday, November 18 from 11:00-2:00
  • Tryouts for boys basketball Friday, November 16 from 5:00-6:30 (9th grade only; in the auxiliary gym); Saturday, November 17 from 8:30-11:30; and Monday, November 19 from 3:00-6:00
  • There will be a CB South baseball parent informational meeting on Wed., Nov. 14 at 7:00pm in Room D205 at South

CB South Ice Hockey News

Congratulations to the CB South Titans for their 7-3 win over Father Judge making them the 2018/2019 Athletes Helping Athletes High School Showcase Champions! The JV SHSHL Season kicks off this week on Friday 11/2. The JV game vs North Penn is 8:35 pm at Hatfield Ice. Players should arrive at 7:35pm. Come out and support current and former Tamanend Tigers!

Reminder--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.

Reminder--FEAST--Feeding Everyone at Special Times

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Talking to Your Child About Vaping

Vaping refers to "...inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. It’s become more popular among teens than regular cigarettes, especially given that vaping devices can be used for anything from flavors like mango, mint or tutti frutti, to flavorings containing nicotine or THC, the chemical compound in marijuana that produces the high." (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids https://drugfree.org). Please help us continue the conversations about vaping in school at home. This article provides information and advice about talking to your child about vaping.

Reminder--Parent Postive: Strengthening the Family When Faced With Adversity

Please join Doylestown Health Medical Staff clinicians on November 8 at 7:00 PM at Lenape Middle School to learn practical tips and effective coping strategies to implement as a family when faced with adversity. Topics include how the family structure impacts both child and adult health, dealing with an ill child in the hospital and positive coping methodologies with an aging loved one. Following the presentation, there will be a panel discussion. Babysitting will be provided for children in Kindergarten thru 6

th grade, pre-registration is required. Parents can register here for the event.

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CB Cares--Boomerang Award

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Reminder--Parent Council

Thursday, Nov. 15th, 9am

1492 Stuckert Road

Warrington, PA

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

We value and appreciate parent participation and involvement at Tamanend Middle School. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for parents. Please click on the link to the Sign Up Genius for a complete listing of volunteer opportunities. The access code is TMS

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

Tamanend students accomplish amazing things and make a difference in our community. Share your story about the accomplishments and good work of a Tamanend student with Dr. Caughie at bcaughie@cbsd.org so that he may highlight this good news in an upcoming edition of Tamanend Connections.
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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: bcaughie@cbsd.org

Oficina: (267) 893-2900

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