Tamanend Connections

We Are Together Tamanend!

June 11, 2018

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Blessing Bags Delivered, Lessons Learned

Mrs. Kristy Stryjak's Advisory and families decided to take their Blessing Bag project one step, or drive, further. This past Sunday, the Stryjak Advisory extended family met in Philly and handed out 30 blessing bags to those less fortunate. According to Mrs. Stryjak, "It was a true blessing to see... students realized that homeless people truly matter. Several students were amazed when they realized one man was a veteran. We thanked him for all he did for us."

June's Featured Teacher

Submitted by 7th Grader, Paige S.


Mrs. McCain has been teaching at Tamanend 22 years and has been teaching art for 36 years. Mrs. McCain’s favorite piece of art is Starry Night and her favorite artist is Vincent van Gogh. As an artist, her favorite medium and work has been watercolor still life; and if you look at Mrs. McCain’s paintings, yellow is on every one of them! Mrs. McCain’s favorite colors are yellow and blue! When Mrs. McCain retires she will paint, travel, read, exercise, catch up on sleep, and paddle with a dragon boat team in New Hope. Mrs. McCain has always had a love for art and we thank her for all of her years of sharing that love with us! We wish Mrs. McCain a happy retirement! We will miss her!

Freshman Dance and Day

The Freshman Dance on Friday was a huge success! Tamanend Parents and Guardians decorated the cafeteria and gymnasium to look like a night in Paris. The 9th graders had fun as they danced and celebrated their years together.


Freshman Day, Wednesday, June 13th, starts off with a breakfast and yearbook signing. Then students leave for a day of outside activities at Briarwood Day Camp returning to school at the end of the school day.


If you have not yet paid for Freshman Day, you can log on to www.mypaymentsplus.com to do so. Click on Tamanend Student Activity--click on activity name (Tamanend Freshman Day) and complete the payment and permission form by following the online instructions.


Any questions about Mypaymentplus.com, you can email dkirkpatrick@cbsd.org.

Talent Show & Closing Ceremony

Each year, students and staff look forward to both the Talent Show and Closing Ceremony as ways to celebrate another year at Tamanend together. While we are so fortunate that we have an Auditorium that seats our entire school, we do fill the Auditorium. For this reason...


  • If your son or daughter is performing in the Talent Show, the date and time for parents to attend is after school on June 13th from 3 - 5 p.m. If taking photos or video of your child, please be respectful and not post other people's children on your social media accounts.
  • Parents/guardians of students receiving special recognition at Closing Ceremony have been personally invited to attend.


Thank you for your support and understanding.

Lost and (NOT) Found

We have a growing amount of lost items items. Students, please check in the cafeteria during this week if you have lost clothing, shoes, etc. Glasses and phones are kept safe in the Main Office. Parents and guardians, if you would like to check for lost items, please remember you will have to bring a driver's license in order to enter the building. To check the collection in the cafeteria, please plan to come before 10:20 a.m. or after 12:50 p.m. Thank you.

Breakfasts on Last Days of School

  • Friday, June 15th: The cafeteria will be open for cold breakfast only.
  • Monday, June 18th: The cafeteria will NOT be open at all.

Summer Reading

To help you plan your summer reading, check out the two links below where you can see the summer reading lists and even learn about the books before making a selection.


Upcoming Events

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Updated 2017-2018 Calendar

Adjustments made for Snow Days

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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 then select Savings & Rewards to select Tamanend as your A+ school. Follow the prompts to create your online account. You will need your 11 digit BONUSCARD number and the School ID #23596.
  • Clip and send in Box Tops to the attention of NJHS.
  • 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.

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