Tamanend Connections

We Are Together Tamanend!

November 17, 2015

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Coffeehouse Performance

Last Friday evening, the Tamanend Cafeteria was transformed into a cozy performance venue and filled with the sound of student performances at the 5th Annual Tamanend Coffeehouse. An audience made up both students and families enjoyed solo acts and small groups singing, acting, and dancing in an informal setting, while munching on homemade baked goods and other yummy treats. Congratulations to all who performed!

School Store

Our school store is now open for student's school needs. We have many school supplies available, some healthy drinks and snacks and our Tamanend water bottles. The store is located between the Cafe' and the Gym and is open every day during Resource.

Paperback Book Donation

Our Community Service Club is sponsoring a new/gently used middle school age appropriate 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 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.

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.

Student Mental Health and Stress Reduction

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

Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard, Lead Psychologist of the Anxiety Behavior Clinic at CHOP, will present evidence-based strategies to help tame your child's anxiety.

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 #40 Positive View of Personal Future. The young person is optimistic about his or her own future and strives to reach his/her goals. They have hopes, dreams, enthusiasm and plans. He/she demonstrates strong efforts to achieve their goals, whatever they might be. Please submit your Boomerang nomination using this Quia survey. Nominations for October's Boomerang Asset are due next Friday, November 20th. Students who are nominated in September, October and November will be recognized on 12/15.
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TMS Parent Council

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 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.

As requested by our Parent Council, this month we will look at study skills that our students learn at Tamanend. We will also share what we know about executive function and ways to help students improve executive function.

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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