Tawanka Times

EarlyAct Club

Meetings will be held

Friday March 1st @ 8AM

Friday March 15th @ 8AM.

Also,The EarlyAct Club would like to thank everyone who donated sneakers to their Dunk Your Kicks International Service Project. A grand total of 219 pairs of sneakers were collected!!!


Kindergarten had a great time celebrating the 100th day of school.

Mrs. Trotta's Class

Mrs. Trotta’s Kindergarten class designed a community as part of their Project Based Learning activities. They named it Tawankaville!

Mrs. Geer's Class

Mrs. Geer's Kindergarten class stitched up their Valentines on Valentine's Day.

They also made rainbow heart headbands and shared a friendship fruit salad to celebrate Valentine's Day.

1st Grade

First grade classes celebrated 100 days in school by completing STEM challenges in the First Grade pod. Students were given 100 items in stations and worked cooperatively to build, design, or count the items. These engineers demonstrated that they are 100 days smarter! Happy 100th Day!

2nd Grade

Second graders have been learning about landforms on Earth. We finished our unit by creating an island with at least 3 landforms that we learned about. The children had fun using clay and painting their islands.

3rd Grade

On Valentine's Day Mrs. Sylvester's class wrapped Mrs. Kent, a school volunteer, in love. She helps many students to achieve higher to find success.

4th Grade

State Representative Frank Farry visited Mrs. McNickle and Mr. Blaydon’s classes to sit in on a few of our 4th grade students’ presentations on all things Pennsylvania. We thank Rep. Farry for his time.

Fourth graders are working with equivalent fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers.
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Mrs. Duffy

Tawanka showed their love for Mrs Duffy during National School Counselors Week.

Mrs. Duffy, you are the best and we appreciate you!!

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Physical Education

Tawanka students love the new Ultimate Scooters. Thanks PTO for selling field day shirts and using the profits to purchase these amazing scooters.


Giant Food Stores in Feasterville has teamed up with Mr. Wright to help the children learn about different fruits and vegetables throughout the school year. Each month, Giant will provide a sample fruit or veggie for the kids to try, and provide them with some nutritional information. This month they sampled Bell Peppers, both green and red.

Tawanka would especially like to thank Tim Feoli, Store Manager, and Karen Pomykacz, Assistant Manager Customer Experience for all they have done in getting this program together.


Barnes and Noble Night is Wednesday March 6th from 5:30-8:30PM.

Barnes and Noble cupcake orders are due to Mrs. Piccinetti by Monday February 25th.

Deborah Deeken and Chance will visit Tawanka

Deborah Deeken, (Tawanka’s retired art teacher) has written a book, from Chance’s words/perspective about his life’s journey to becoming a therapy dog. This is Mrs. Deeken’s first published book and Tawanka will be the first to meet Chance and hear his story. She also has written Little Lou, Now We’re Going to Pick on You and Animalz, A to Z, which have not been published. Deborah and Chance will be visiting Tawanka in March.

Read Across America

Tawanka will be participating in Read across America February 25, 2019 to March 1, 2019. During the week, the students can dress up like the Grinch, or have wacky hair. A schedule will be set home. On March 1, 2019, Tawanka will have special guests come to read to the students, celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Kindergarten and first grade students will have the librarians from The Township Library of Lower Southampton reading to them. The Second grade students will have students from the high school reading to them. Our very own retired art teacher, Mrs. Deeken will be reading her book, Chance’s Tale: How I Became A Therapy Dog to the third and fourth grade students.
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Stand Up Neshaminy

#StandUp Neshaminy is hosting the Sunset Challenge 5K & 2K running race at Maple Point Middle School on Friday, May 10 at 6:45 pm. Runners, students and families are all encouraged to join this fun competition! The race course is certified and will be electronically timed by RunBucks, LLC.

All pre-registrations include a race t-shirt. Banners will be awarded for the highest participation rate and fastest average times for Neshaminy elementary schools in the 2K race, and middle schools for the 5K race.

To register, please visit www.neshaminy.org/sunsetchallenge. Early Bird Special rate on the 5K race until 2/15/2019!

Tawanka Safety Procedures

With the changing world in which we live, Tawanka has set in place STRICT safety procedures.

All visitors MUST scan their driver's license in the Kiosk when they enter the visitor's door.

All clearances MUST be on file in the office to attend any in-school activity during school hours including class activities, field day and field trips. Click on the link below to view info on how to obtain your clearances.


Title 1 Parent Workshop Registration

Title 1 is holding a Parent Workshop Thursday April 11.

Please see flyers below for the Title 1 Parent Workshop Invitation.

Any Tawanka parent can attend. Please print and fill out form if you are interested and return to Mrs. Gross by Thursday March 7th.

Click link below to print flyers


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