Tamanend Connections

We Are Together Tamanend!

August 22, 2016

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Open House Was a Hit!

On August 18th we welcomed our 7th graders and their families to Tamanend's Open House. Students picked up their schedules, found their classes and tried their lockers. NJHS students helped and the Tiger greeted everyone! It was a great day with lots of smiles!

Schedule FAQs

We have created a list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding schedules below:

Q: Where will I find my locker?

A: For 7th graders, lockers are located closely to homeroom/1st period classes. For most 8th & 9th graders, lockers are located closely to 6th period/Resource classes.

Q: When is Resource this year?

A: Resource happens right after 6th period. In most cases, students will have the same class for 6th period and Resource. Some students, (e.g., students who have specials 6th period) will need to travel to their Resource period.

Q: When do I eat lunch?

A: The entire 9th grade eats lunch after 3rd period. The entire 8th grade eats lunch after 4th period. The entire 7th grade eats lunch together after 5th period.

Q: What is Forum and when does it happen?

A: Forum is called "Tiger's Eye" at Tamanend. It is a time when students and teachers meet in small groups to discuss important social/emotional topics relevant to middle school students. Starting sometime in November, we will have Tiger's Eye on Tuesdays after 3rd period once or twice a month.

Q: What time does school start for students?

A: Everyone needs to be in their Homeroom/1st period by 7:30 a.m. We have a warning bell that rings at 7:27 a.m. Please remember, students are not permitted to arrive to Tamanend until 7:10 a.m. for safety and supervision reasons.

Student Prescription Medication Drop Off

Tamanend's school nurse, Mrs. Lauren Myrtetus, will be available at the following times for parents who need to drop off medication for their students . Remember to bring the doctor's orders with the prescription medication.

  • August 23, 2016 from 10 am until 2 pm
  • August 25, 2016 from 10 am until 2 pm

NJHS Shares Time & Talent

To contribute to the positive messages that we have around the building, some of our NJHS students took time from their summers to paint banners that will keep us focused and inspired throughout the school year. Look for these newest banners in the hallway outside our cafeteria... they are beautiful! Thank you!

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Welcome New Tamanend Teachers & Support Staff

Please join us in welcoming Tamanend's newest teachers and support staff members..

Mr. Jesse Dannin, Mathematics

Ms. Taralynn Doris, Special Education

Mrs. Cynthia Kish, Education Assistant

Mr. Bill Kollock, Special Education

Mr. Jeffrey Parker, Utilities

Mrs. Erica Penn, English/Language Arts

Ms. Samantha Schollenberger, Art

Mrs. Sara Vessichelli, Education Assistant

Mr. Ryan Weidman, Orchestra

Ms. Alyssa Zerby, Art

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Throughout the year, Tamanend staff will be looking for examples of students showing Respect, Achievement, and Responsibility... or what we at Tamanend call "R.oA.R." Students recognized will be given Tiger Tracks which students can place in a Tiger Tracks drawing. Each Friday, Mr. Boyle will draw one student's Tiger Track and announce the winner on our Tamanend Today Show. The winner can pick from a number of cool prizes.
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Parking Lot Safety

It is highly recommended that parents/guardians of students who walk or take the bus have their students walk or take the bus. On days, when students need extra help, please consider driving them to their assigned bus stop and wait together in the car until the bus arrives. A student will never be marked tardy if they arrive by bus.

If parents decide to drive students to school, please plan enough travel time to allow for safety and congestion on Stuckert Road and in our school parking lot. The speed limit in our lot is 15 mph.

The following is a mapping of how the student drop-off works in our parking lot. Drop off should only happen where the paw prints indicate on the map. For your safety and the safety of our students, please follow these directions and do not drop your student off on Stuckert Road, the Visitor's Parking area, or in the middle of the Main Parking Area. Thank you for your support and careful driving.

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Arrival to School

For supervision and safety reasons, students may not be dropped off at school before 7:10 a.m. If you are driving your student to school and arrive before 7:10, please remain in your car with your student until 7:10 a.m.

Back to School Nights

We look forward to meeting all of our parents and guardians during Back to School Nights. 7th Grade BTSN is on September 14th at 7 p.m. 8th & 9th Grade BTSN is on September 22nd at 7 p.m. To help with parking and congestion on Stuckert Road, we encourage parents and guardians to consider carpooling if at all possible.

Tamanend Parent Council

Thursday, Sep. 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.

At this month's Parent Council, we will give an overview of Tamanend and talk about topics of parent interest for Parent Council meetings throughout the year.

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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 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.
  • 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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