April 14, 2023
Kindergarten Registration for 2023-2024 is open!
Registration for the 2023-2024 school year opened on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Families with a student who is entering kindergarten at Neshaminy can begin the process by visiting the registration website, www.neshaminy.org/register
Tawanka's kindergarten has filled up the last two years, so make sure to register your student soon!
Tawanka Title I Corner
Virtual Family Event Tuesday April 18th 6:00 -7:30 pm
Save the Date and Register Now for a Virtual Family Event: A Foxy Way to Learn your ABC's
Join us for a fun family literacy night with educator, photographer, habitat restoration specialist, and children’s book author Vicki Paulas! Vicki joins NSD families in a virtual evening to talk about her struggles with dyslexia as a child, her career path journey and being a children’s book author. Her personal story is a “picture” of overcoming obstacles, pursuing your dreams, and making the world a better place. A night with Vicki is nothing less than inspirational!
All families that attend will receive a copy of Vicki’s book, A Foxy Way to Learn Your ABCs.
March Madness Tournament of Books
This month, Tawanka celebrated reading by holding our FIRST annual Tournament of Books. Throughout the month of March, students and staff listened to 16 different books and voted on their favorite of two in various matchups. As the month progressed, the favorite books progressed onto further rounds of the tournament. On March 31st, Tawanka's FAVORITE picture book of 2023 was revealed on our morning announcements! The winner was....."When Pencil Met Eraser" by Luis O. Ramos and Karen Kilpatrick. This fun story, published in 2019, demonstrates what can happen if you work together. Be sure to check it out on Sora by clicking here!
(A link to Sora can be found on Clever. Log in with your 6-digit student number as your username and your regular password)
Save the Date for our Spring Title I Meeting
Tawanka will be holding a Title I Spring Informational Meeting for parents. The meeting will be on Monday, May 22nd and will be held in person during the school day and virtually in the evening. This meeting will be an opportunity to learn more about Title I, see the results of this year's Title I School Plan, and provide input into next year's Title I School Plan. Please reach out to Andrea Gansor (email@example.com) or Beth Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. A formal invitation and a link to sign up will be shared within the next month.
Autism Awareness Week
Kindergarten Welcomes Home Army Father
A kindergarten student at Tawanka Elementary School had a heartwarming surprise during a career assembly on Monday. She spoke about her father, U.S. Army First Sgt. who has been serving the country overseas and whom she had not seen for several months, then First Sgt. called his daughter’s name. The photo captures the moment she first sees her father.
Safety of all students and staff is a top priority at Tawanka, so we have strict safety procedures in place. A reminder of the following:
Building Entry: All visitors must scan their driver's license or state issued ID at the kiosk in the front vestibule and wait for entry. This is required at every visit, or access will be denied.
Early Dismissals: Please notify the teacher if your child will be picked up early. If being picked up by someone other than a parent/guardian, please specify who will be picking up your child. Students will only be released to individuals listed on the emergency card, but the office must be notified prior to pick-up. Students must be signed out in the main office. Again, driver's license or state issued ID is required to pick up a student. We strongly encourage early dismissals be no later than 3:00 pm.
Tawanka students are getting great exercise and having lots of fun scooting around the gym on the gym scooters.
Tawanka students are learning and practicing volleyball skills in the gym this week.
Ms. Phillips and Mr. Barberides Classes
Mrs. Phillips and Mr. Barberides' classes let butterflies go in the pollinator garden. They had caterpillars for second grade’s insect unit.
Ms. Atwater's and Ms. Fisher's Classes
As a part of our measuring unit Ms. Fisher and Ms. Atwater’s classes got together to measure each other’s height. We then created a picture graph with the data we collected.
Just a reminder.....
As warmer weather becomes the norm, please keep in mind the following clothing expectations for school:
- Footwear: Sneakers are best. Sandals with a firm sole and heel strap are acceptable. For safety reasons, flips flops or similar footwear are not acceptable.
- Clothing: t-shirts are best. Tank tops with tight armholes are acceptable (Avoid basketball-style jerseys - unless worn with a t-shirt underneath). Avoid short shorts, tube tops, and shirts/blouses that expose the waist/stomach. Tank tops/blouses should have straps of 2-finger width (approximately 1") or greater.
- Spring temperatures can be unpredictable. We recommend to continue to send your student with a jacket or hoodie for recess.
3rd Grade Field Trip to the Elmwood Park Zoo
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FOR A JOB WELL DONE!!!!
Mrs. Cromwell's and Mrs. Banks' Buddy Classes
4th Grade Football Bowl Champions - The Jaguars
Next PTO Meeting
Altitude Trampoline Park Tuesday April 18th - 5 to 8 pm
Designer Bag Bingo - April 29th
FREE Community Help Resources
- Dial 211 or go online to https://www.pa211.org/
This is a site run by the United Way. It contains information on just about any community resource available in the county.
- Bucks County HUB – https://www.buckscounty.gov/1298/Bucks-Human-Services-Connect---The-Hub
The HUB is staffed with Human Service Professionals that can help guide individuals through the process of finding the support they want.
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