We Are Together Tamanend!
December 21, 2018
Thank You for Reading Our Newsletter!
Happy Holidays from Tamanend!
At Tamanend we are grateful for the spirit of giving during the holiday season and throughout the year. We are fortunate to have staff, students, parents, and a community committed to service and generosity. Pictured above and to the right: With the help of Bucks County Children and Youth, our 9th grade Resources each "adopted" a child for the holidays. Tamanend was able to help 10 local children with their holiday wishes this year through this project alone! Pictured below: Students from our Community Service Club and students from our performing groups entertained and served dinner to residents from Neshaminy Manor on Thursday night.
Join us at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bucks County Teen Peace and Social Justice Summit
LEGOs and laptops
Reminder--Central Bucks South Curriculum Fair (for 9th Graders)--January 10
The 2019 Central Bucks High School South Curriculum Fair for all current 9th grade students from Unami Middle School and Tamanend Middle School is scheduled for Thursday, January 10, 2019. Our program will begin at 6:30 PM in the South Auditorium.
The initial portion of the evening will feature a presentation by the Administrative and Guidance Teams regarding graduation requirements, block scheduling, and course planning options. Then, we will move into other areas of the school, where students and parents will have the opportunity to speak with teachers from each of the academic and elective departments, as well as representatives from the Guidance Department, Special Education Department, and Middle Bucks Institute of Technology.
We welcome and encourage all ninth graders and their parents to attend the Curriculum Fair on Thursday, January 10th beginning at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium.
Reminder--Tamanend's STEM Club is in Need of K'Nex
The Tamanend STEM Club will be competing in the Bucks County K’Nex STEM Competition and we are in need of more K’Nex. If you have any old K’Nex taking up precious garage or basement space and are no longer being used in your household, consider donating them to this worthy cause. No donation is too small, we will take them all!
You may send K’Nex in with your student or drop them off to the main office. We appreciate any and all donations.
Tamanend STEM Club
Athletic Department News
HIGHLIGHTS: Good luck to the wrestling team as they begin their league season!
- If you are interested in participating in 7th/8th grade BOYS BASKETBALL, there are several specific items (PIAA physical, Family ID, and concussion testing) that need to be completed prior to the start of tryouts. Those items are outlined and explained on the Tamanend Athletics web page, which can be found HERE, and were explained at the organizational meeting.
- If you played a Fall sport, your physical is already on file. Therefore you only need to submit Section 7/Recertification of the PIAA physical.
- If you did not play a Fall sport, you must submit Sections 5 & 6 of the PIAA physical.
FROM CB SOUTH:
- There will be an interest meeting for all 8th grade Tamanend boys interested in playing football at CB South on Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30 in the Forum room at CB South. Parents and students should plan to attend.
CB South Ice Hockey News
Come out and support current and former Tamanend Tigers participating in the CB South Ice Hockey program!
Congratulations to the Varsity team for their 4-2 victory over CB East on Wednesday night!
JV vs Pennridge
9:00pm @ Revolution Ice Garden
All JV & All Swing will dress
7:45pm @ Revolution Ice Garden
Come see CB South Alumni take the ice!!!
Nuevos amigos en la clase de español
Mrs. Frymoyer’s class joined Mrs. Corsino’s Spanish class last week. During this time, students were immersed in the language, made cheese quesadillas, and learned some dance moves. It was a great time for everyone!
December's Featured Teacher--Mr. Eisold
Hello Tamanend! This month’s Feature Teacher is….Mr. Eisold! Mr. Eisold has been a teacher at Tamanend for 25 years! His favorite part of being a teacher is when his students understand and yell “Ah Ha!” Mr. Eisold has taught 7th, 8th, and 9th grade! Outside of school Mr. Eisold is a soccer coach, he coaches his son as well coaching for CB East! Mr. Eisold's favorite vacation spot is St. Thomas! Mr. Eisold received his Masters degree from Beaver College (Arcadia University). If you love chili and burgers cooked on the grill, you and Mr. Eisold have the same taste in food! 80s music is Mr. Eisold’s jam! “It all started with a big bang!” The TV show the Big Bang Theory is Mr. Esoild’s favorite show. Mr. Eisold enjoys reading Steven King novels. When Mr. Eisold retires, he can see himself on the beach! Well that’s it for this month’s feature teacher!
--Submitted by Paige S.
Reminder--Student Assistance Program (SAP)
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) has been established in schools throughout Pennsylvania. SAP Programs provide schools with the means to identify, refer, and support students who are exhibiting behavioral, academic, or attendance issues that put them at risk. Tamanend has a team of dedicated school personnel who are trained to assist students, faculty and family members in identifying problems that impact the student’s ability to function in school. The team can also offer students and their families resources to assist them in alleviating these problems. For more information about the SAP Program, please click here. To complete a SAP referral form for a Tamanend student, please click here.
Update--The Next Meeting of the Tamanend Parent Book Club is February 5
Please note that the next meeting of Tamanend Parent Book Club will be held on Tuesday, February 5. The January 10 meeting will be cancelled due to the 9th Grade Curriculum Fair.
Join us for the Tamanend Parent Book Club. This year, we will be reading Raising Kids to Thrive (2015) by Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD. The book describes "the Lighthouse Parenting Strategy" in which parents balance unconditional love and high expectations with the goal of raising resilient and happy children. This book club will follow a "no-pressure" format in which the facilitator will present a summary of the chapter and open the floor for discussion. We will share resources and ideas with the goal of helping the entire Tamanend parent community navigate the challenges of raising adolescents.
Meetings are held at 6:30 in the Tamanend Library
Click here for further information, dates, and book information.
Please email Dr. Brian Caughie at email@example.com if you are interested in participating.
Reminder--9th Grade Baby Photos for Yearbook
Dear 9th Grade Parents:
The Tamanend Middle School yearbook advisors will be collecting 9th grade baby pictures for the 2018-2019 yearbook. We are inviting you to include a photo memento in your child’s yearbook that he or she will have as a special reminder in their last year at Tamanend. Submitting your child’s baby picture is a great way to honor them 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 make sure that you follow the steps to upload your photo, fill out the bottom portion of the flyer at this link, and submit order form and payment by Friday January 11, 2019 to Mrs. Gerth in room 231.
**We will NOT be accepting photos that need to be uploaded. All uploading must be done on your own to the site mentioned below. The due date for this optional 9th grade yearbook opportunity is Friday January 11, 2019.
Reminder--Early-Bird Online Discount for Tamanend Yearbook
From now until December 31, 2018 the price of the Tamanend yearbook is $35. After December 31, the price will be $40. To take advantage of these early-bird online yearbook specials, click here.
Reminder--Community Connections at Tamanend--January 30
Dear Tamanend Middle School Families,
Please join me in the Tamanend library on Wednesday, January 30 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. for “Community Connections,” one of a series of parent meetings scheduled to take place in each of our schools.
These meetings are designed to encourage frank conversations about our shared vision for the future of our schools. I hope you can find time to attend; I look forward to hearing your feedback and ideas.
A video introduction can be seen on the website homepage at www.cbsd.org/communityconnections.
I hope to see you on January 30!
John J. Kopicki, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Central Bucks School District
Reminder--Help with Resources
If you are experiencing a financial hardship, please know that the staff members listed below can help you and your family. We can provide assistance with food, clothing, student fees, internet access, and other issues. Please don't hesitate to contact us:
Brian Caughie, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle Dudley, Assistant Principal email@example.com
Lauren Myrtetus, Certified School Nurse firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Klein, Guidance Counselor email@example.com
Mandy Cammann, Guidance Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder--FEAST--Feeding Everyone at Special Times
Please Consider Volunteering at Tamanend Middle School
Reminder--Volunteer Required Paperwork
Pennsylvania law requires all persons having direct contact with school children to obtain background checks and clearances. If you are planning on being in a Central Bucks school during the 2018-2019 school year for any reason, you will need to go to Volunteer Required Paperwork, and complete what is needed to obtain your Photo Volunteer ID Card. You will need that ID Card and a photo ID to enter a CB school.
Reminder--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.
Share Good News About Tamanend Students
Ways to Stay Connected with Tamanend
Here is a list of ways Tamanend communicates with students, families, and the community:
- Tamanend website: includes important information, resources, calendar of school events, and daily announcements
- Calendar of school events (posted on our website)
- Daily announcements (scrolling on TV screens during school day and posted on our website)
- TV show (weekly, during Advisory period)
- Email blasts from Tamanend administration regarding important news, new procedures, and reminders
- Parent Portal: student information, grades, and attendance
- Tamanend Connections newsletter: useful information, important reminders, and school highlights emailed weekly during school year and posted on Tamanend website
- Twitter: @CBTamanendMS highlights of activities, events, and daily life at Tamanend
- CBSD app: highlights of activities, events, and daily life in Central Bucks
Para nuestras familias hispanohablantes...
¡Bienvenidos a Tamanend! Yo soy Brian Caughie, Director de Tamanend Middle School. Soy hispanohablante. Pasé mucho de mi vida en España. Estoy aquí para apoyarles a todos los estudiantes y familias en Tamanend. Favor de llamarme or escribirme (en inglés o en español) si Ud. tiene cualquier duda o pregunta.
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Oficina: (267) 893-2900