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November 17, 2017

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Giving for Thanksgiving

Submitted by Sra. Mars

Our 8th grade Advisory students and families, with the support of other Tamanend families and staff, provided Thanksgiving meals complete with turkey, stuffing, gravy, fresh and canned vegetables, bread, pies and cookies to 15 Tamanend families this year. Special thanks to 9th grade NJHS officers Danny K., Erin S., Delaney O. and Haley S. for organizing the project and to several other NJHS members for sorting and packing the contributions after school.

8th Grade Philadelphia Trip

Submitted by Mrs. McFarland

8th grade students experienced historic Philadelphia and the brand new Museum of the American Revolution. Students went on a guided tour of the Museum of the American Revolution and got to smell the tea dumped into the harbor, listen to the sounds of battle, see the weapons used, touch a section of the last living Liberty Tree. Additionally, they explored such historic sites as Christ Church, Independence Hall, and Franklin Court. It was an epic and revolutionary trip!

English Language Developement Dinner at Barclay

Submitted by Sra. Mars

Spanish 1 students Jessica K., Dylan B., Jonathon P., Ian S., and Morgan S. participated in the first English Language Development dinner at Barclay Elementary. These Tamanend students used their new Spanish skills to welcome and converse with families of English Language Development students from Barclay while sharing dinner and dessert. The students interacted with families from a variety of homelands including Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador and Puerto Rico.

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Link to Unity

Congratulations to the thirty Tamanend students who participated in Link to Unity (L2U) for the first time. Additionally, eight students who have participated in L2U before served as Junior leaders to the CB South LINK leaders who facilitate the program. Special thank you to Mr. Will Melvin and Mr. Jay Marsden, LINK Advisors at CB South, and Liz McLaughlin, former Tamanend student who now serves as the LINK leader for L2U at Tamanend.


If you want to nominate a student to participate in the January 20th L2U, click here to fill out a quick nomination form. Students, you may nominate yourselves.

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October Boomerang Honoree

Congratulations to Bryan G., Tamanend's Boomerang Honoree for October. Bryan holds the distinction of receiving the most teacher nominations for a single Boomerang month. Click here to watch the presentation in Bryan's Advisory.

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 #39: Sense of Purpose. Young person believes their life has purpose. Anyone can nominate a Tamanend student. Parents/Guardians, grandparents, neighbors, siblings, friends... the more students nominated, the more there is to celebrate!


Please click here to submit your Boomerang nomination. Nominations are due November 28th.

Attorney General's Office on Cyberbullying

On Wednesday, November 15th, we were excited to host Mr. David Shallcross and Mr. Anthony Luker from the Office of the Attorney General. They presented to our 7th and 8th graders on bullying, along with other behaviors when using technology. The presentation was interactive, where student input was appreciated. Our “Junior Agents” showed their RoAR while participating in discussions during the assembly. Students then met with their Tiger’s Eye group’s to further discuss this important topic and help us identify how we can recognize these behaviors and what to do about it.

The acronym, “IMPACT”, can help us remember how to appropriately handle a situation on social media.


Make an IMPACT online

Ignore the bully

Manage your reaction (don’t retaliate!)

Plan what to do

Alert an Adult

Civil Behavior

Think before you type!!!


For more info on cyberbullying and online safety:

www.attorneygeneral.gov

www.novabucks.org

www.thepeacecenter.org

www.stopbullying.gov

www.netsmartz.org/Teens

https://sos.fbi.gov

www.cyberbullying.org

www.itgetsbetter.org

Yearbook Online Discounts

From now until December 31st the price is 37.50 and then it will be $40. To take advantage of these early-bird online yearbook specials, click here.

Winter Dance Notes

We are looking forward to our Winter Dance on December 1st. It is a more dressy, but not formal, dance. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and students must have their 2017-2018 Tamanend Middle School ID card with them as they enter the dance. The dance is over at 9:30 p.m. We ask that those families driving to Tamanend from the direction of Kelly Road, please drop off and pick up in the bus loop. Those families that approach Tamanend from the Bristol Road direction, please drop off and pick up using the main lot (by the tennis courts). Following this traffic pattern will alleviate some congestion on Stuckert Road and keep traffic moving smoothly.

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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