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October 11, 2012 - A Special "Green" Edition

Dr. Green Visits Tamanend

Students and staff welcomed Dr. Green, new CBSD Superintendent, this morning. Under the direction of Mr. Sanchez, our 9th Grade Chorus sang the Tamanend Middle School Alma Mater under a beautiful banner painted by Mrs. McCain's art students, Alisa Y. and Katie O.. On behalf of the entire Tamanend community, Mrs. Leatherbarrow presented Dr. Green with his very own personalized Tamanend baseball cap. Dr. Green spent time meeting many students and staff and encouraged us all to say "Hello, Dr. Green" when we see him at events and in the community.

Help TMS "Get Well" by Eating More Greens and Exercising

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.

7th Grade Dental Forms Due October 15th

Parents and guardians of 7th graders, please send your student's dental forms to Mrs. Myrtetus, Tamanend's School Nurse, by October 15th. Click here for the form. If your student had an exam any time after September 2011, that is acceptable. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Myrtetus.

Warm at Heart Coat Drive

Mrs. Myrtetus, TMS School Nurse, will be collecting clean, gently used coats from Tamanend families for CBSD families who need them from Monday, October 15 through Wednesday, October 31. Please conceal previous ownership by removing family names from the coat(s). For more information on this 19-year CB service project, click here.

October Boomerang Nominations

October's Boomerang Asset is Responsibility: young person accepts and takes personal responsibliity for his/her behavior. We know we have many responsible students at Tamanend... We've got R.oA.R., after all! Please join us in making sure we recognize our students who are responsible at home and in the community. Nominate a TMS students using our online nomination ballot by October 22.

Fall Sports are Underway - Go Get'em Tigers!

Help Tamanend Earn More Green While You Shop or Recycle

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

  • 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's Take 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 Place where 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 TMS Update:

  • Interim Progress Reports will be available on the Parent Portal tomorrow. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your student's counselor or teacher.
  • Celebrate Education Week is October 15 - 19. We welcome you to come see how our students and staff learn next week during Celebrate Education Week. Stay tuned for communications from your student's team regarding the best time to visit and celebrate TMS education together.
  • Tamanend will hold its Veteran’s Day Assembly on November 9th. As part of assembly, we are asking for photos of Tamanend students pictured with military personnel to be presented as a video montage. The photos of TMS students can include both current students and alumni. If you have pictures to share, please submit them to Mr. Brian Blair by November 1, 2012 or email him at bblair@cbsd.org.
  • 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.

  • 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.