Tamanend Connections

We Are Together Tamanend!

December 14, 2015

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Winter Dance

Tamanend’s Winter Dance was a huge success! All of our students looked wonderful as they enjoyed dancing, taking pictures with their friends, and chatting in the cafeteria while enjoying some delicious snacks and baked goods. At 9 o'clock, we welcomed the holiday court and crowned our 9th grade King and Queen, Omar L. and Lauren F. Ms. Vitacco and Madame Thompson would like to thank the Student Council Officers for their amazing decorations as well as our teacher and parent chaperones for their help throughout the night.

Gold'n'Blues Community Performances

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The Gold'n'Blues performed for Gilda’s Club at Anne’s Choice this past Saturday. Gold'n'Blues will be performing again this Friday, December 18th at the Fountain House (aka Downtown Doylestown Starbucks) at 7pm on the front porch. We thank all of our Gold'n'Blues singers (and their parents) for sharing your talent in service to others! And, thank you, Mr. Sanchez!

District Communication Survey

In the past few years, communication across the district has greatly evolved. Our district and school websites have been upgraded with the intent to make them more mobile-friendly, our school newsletter format has been standardized, and we have integrated Facebook and Twitter for the sharing of information. Given all of these changes, we wanted to poll our families on the effectiveness of our information outreach.

Here is a link to a brief survey that will help us gather your feedback and to ensure that information and updates are reaching our families in the most efficient manner. The link will also be available on the district webpage. If you have children in multiple buildings, please feel free to complete multiple surveys or utilize the final question to differentiate your responses.

We value your insight and appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey. If you have any questions, please contact Community Relations at: Communityrelations@cbsd.org


The Tamanend Middle School yearbook advisors will be collecting 9th grade baby pictures for the 2015-2016 yearbook. We are inviting you to include a memento in your child’s yearbook that he or she will remember forever. Submitting your student’s picture is a great way to honor your child in the yearbook at this special time in his or her life. The cost is $5. If you would like to participate in this milestone experience, please CLICK HERE. All submissions are due by Wednesday, December 23rd.

Substitute Teaching Certification

Are you interested in becoming a substitute teacher in Central Bucks School District? Central Bucks is now offering a 2-day training session for anyone with a Bachelor's Degree to obtain a Central Bucks School District Emergency Certification by the Department of Education. CLICK HERE for more information.

Paperback Book Donation

Our Community Service Club continues to sponsor a new/gently used paperback book collection. Aidan B, a 7th grade student, whose idea it was, is heading up the service project by placing a bin in the front office for the collection of the books and he will also transport the books that are donated to the Martha Washington Elementary School and Penn Treaty Middle School in Philadelphia. His goal is to make sure every student in each school gets a book. So, clean out your bookcase or purchase a new book and bring it to Tamanend's Front office and place them in the labeled bin. The collection will continue up until the winter break.

To access your son/daughter’s report card:

  1. Log onto the Parent Portal: https://campus.cbsd.org/campus/portal/cbsd.jsp.

  2. Click on REPORTS on the left-hand menu.

  3. Click on REPORT CARD. You can print this report.

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ParentPositive Series

CB Cares Educational Foundation, in partnership with the Central Bucks School District, Doylestown Health and the Central Bucks Family YMCA, is pleased to announce Parent

Positive, a five-part speaker series aimed at creating a healthier, stronger community.

Physical Health of Children/Teems

February 18 at 7 p.m. at Lenape Middle School

Resilient Kids: Build Your Stress Busting Tool Kit

March 12 at 1 p.m. at CBFYMCA

Kids: From 1-4 p.m. join in healthy, fun, and creative activities that will help them feel empowered and take control of the things that stress them out (parents are not required to attend)

Parents: From 1-2:30 p.m. hear a panel discussion with area professionals to gain insight on how we can help our children manage their stress.

Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protections with Trust

April 13 at 7 p.m. at Lenape Middle School

Dr. Ken Ginsberg, Pediatrician at CHOP, offers an overview of strategies to build resilience and promote the kind of traits that lead to our children becoming happy, successful adults.

Parent/Guardian Volunteers Needed

Parents of middle schoolers often ask how they can get involved. Some parents say that their child does not want them to get involved. At Tamanend, there are many special things that go on throughout the school year that would not be possible without the involvement and support of our parents. Please get involved.

Volunteers must have their clearances on file with the CBSD Human Resources Department prior to starting volunteer work. The new Pennsylvania State mandate does allow until July 1, 2016 to obtain background checks. However, in the best interest of the safety and security of our students, we are asking volunteers to comply with submitting background checks prior to volunteering in the 2015-2016 school year.

Volunteers may drop off required paperwork at the Administration Center at 20 Welden Drive.

Nominate a TMS Student for Boomerang Recognition

CB Cares Educational Foundation recognizes and supports the students of Central Bucks School District for living by the 40 Developmental Assets. This month's asset is #22 School Engagement. The young person is actively engaged in educational activities inside and or outside of school. Please submit your Boomerang nomination using this Quia survey. Nominations for December's Boomerang Asset are due next Monday, December 21st. Students who were nominated in September, October and November will be recognized on Tuesday, 12/15 at a Boomerang Brunch.
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TMS Parent Council

Thursday, Jan. 21st 2016 at 9am

1492 Stuckert Rd

Warrington, PA

Parent Council is an open meeting where all parents are welcome to attend to learn more about Tamanend Middle School.

For January's meeting, we are reading and discussing the book "Raising Kids to Thrive" by Kenneth Ginsburg. (If you don't have the chance to read it, no worries. Mrs. Leatherbarrow will share her notes :) Dr. Ginsburg will be coming to CB later this school year as a part of the Parent Positive series.

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.
  • 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. Target has announced that it will end this program as of May 14, 2016 but has promised a different program instead.
  • 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.

Tamanend Together is...

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