Weekly News & Notes - April 21st - 25th
Upcoming Events . . .
- 2nd Grade Field Trip - Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Student Advisory Council Spirit Day - Super Hero Day
- Home and School Association's Guys Night Out
- CB South Cluster Meetings for Parents Re: New Elementary Report Card - Titus @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
April 29th - 30th
- PSSA Testing - 4th Grade Science
April 30th - May 1st:
- Talent Show Auditions
- 6th Grade PEN Field Trip - Law Day
Paws for PRIDE . . .
Congratulations to last week's Paws for Pride winners - Siarah Lewis, Megan Cunningham, Michael Corney, Alan Brittin, Sofia Camacho, Samantha Kazmiroski & Ryan Frey
These students were chosen at random to be recognized and celebrated for demonstrating one of our five character traits -Pride, Respect, Individual Responsibility, Determination & Empathy.
Young Authors Day . . .
On Friday, April 11, author-illustrator Brian Floca visited Titus Elementary. During the day he met with students to discuss the progression of taking an idea for a book, all the way through publishing it. It was an exciting experience that celebrated reading and writing by hearing first-hand about the process. Mr. Floca won the Caldecott Medal this year for his illustrations in Locomotive. In gratitude of the Home and School generously sponsoring the event, a copy of this book has been donated to the Titus library in their honor.
Titus Students Making a Difference . . .
When Miss Brennan’s 2nd graders heard about the devastating fire that burned down James Monroe Elementary School in Edison, New Jersey, they immediately wanted to help. Mr. and Mrs. Barry (Alyssa’s parents) who have a personal connection to the elementary school came up with the idea of “sponsoring” a class that was in need.
Miss Brennan’s 2nd graders, along with teachers from Titus, donated boxes and boxes of school supplies, teacher supplies and books for the 1st graders at James Monroe. We hope that our donations will bring a smile to their faces and provide them with enough supplies to get through the remaining school year. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Barry for the wonderful idea and for hand delivering our supplies to our new 1st grade friends!
Things Heat up in Room 204 . . .
Written by: Julianna Shaffer & Daniel Dutton
The colony of room 204 started off as a normal day until, an angry mob of loyalists and patriots crowded a conference room. They were trying to persuade the colonists throughout the conference room to be a patriot or a loyalist.
On one side of the conference room three loyalists stood, Daniel Dutton as Lord Dunmore, Paige Klein as Thomas Hutchinson, and Nola Brady as Johnathan Boucher, on the other side stood three patriots, Julianna Shaffer as Mercy Otis Warren, Michael Corney as Benjamin Franklin, and Chris Woltjen as Sam Adams.
The Loyalists and the Patriots presented their case for or against independence, and stood their ground on whether colonists should be loyal to the king or true to their country. They also answered questions from the colonists about why they should have independence or not. After much cheering and booing throughout the debate, colonists left the conference room chanting, “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!”
Book Dedications . . .
Why dedicate a book to the Titus Library?
- To celebrate a birthday
To honor a family member or friend
To say “thank you” to a teacher
To remember someone special
For your donation of $20, we will order a book for you, place a book plate in the book with your message on it, notify the person in whose honor it was given, and allow your child to be the first to check it out. The dedication form can be found on the Titus web site, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact Mrs. Moore, Titus librarian.
9/11 Heroes Run . . .
The 9/11 Heroes Run registration is now open! The 5K and 1 mile race is set for September 7th this year at the Fonthill Museum with a great course through beautiful Doylestown Borough. Please join Central Bucks School District as they support this very worthy event. Registration is simple and easy, and students, families, and friends can register as a team and compete together. Each team can manage their runners and their team from their very own "page." Just visit their site for additional information.
Home & School Association:
Spring has Sprung . . .
Titus' annual flower sale is scheduled for May 6th. This year we will be, once again, offering opportunities to pre-order your flowers, plants & hanging baskets. For more information regarding pre-orders, please refer to the order form that was sent home in the April 16th Wednesday folder or by simply clicking here.
As the date approaches, additional details will be shared - including a "shopping" schedule for the students.
Box Tops . . .
For the month of March, we collected 4,723 Box Tops. Congratulations to Mrs. Gaul’s 3rd grade class for having the highest number for the month of 864 Box Tops. The Rita’s Water Ice contest will continue until the end of May. The current standings are:
- Mrs. Scherr’s class is in 1st place
- Miss Braksator’s class is in 2nd place
- Mrs. Gaul’s class is in 3rd place
A Big Thank You . . .
We had a huge turnout for the Guys & Dolls dance on Friday, April 11th. There were almost 400 people for our “Night in Paris” theme dance. The girls and their “dates” all looked fantastic as they enjoyed music by A+ entertainment. Blue Violet Flowers donated floral and balloon centerpieces and also donated 10% of all flower sales to the Titus Home and School Association. The girls all took home an Eiffel Tower key chain to remember the evening and a photo will be sent home in a few weeks.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with the event. We couldn't have done it without you - Lori Bartow, Patty Dallmer, Vidya Dhananjay, Melissa Dutton, Amy Hughes, Melissa Kenyon, Anne Magliaro, Pam Masciotro, Michele Peacock, Jennifer Romain, Megan Scavillo, Nikki Spicer, Lisa Spring & Anita Willbanks.
4th & 5th Grade Night Out - A HUGE HIT!
Our first annual 4th and 5th Grade Night Out was a huge success! The students played basketball, volleyball and other carnival games. There was also music and an ice cream sundae bar. We hope that everyone had a great time hanging out and participating in some “friendly” competition. Huge shout out to the teachers who came and joined some of the fun activities - Ms. Anderson, Mrs. Bucher, Mrs. Scherr, Mrs. London and Mr. Lesher!
An event like this would not be possible without our volunteers. Thank you so much for making this event successful: Beth Bell, Adam Collachi, Kim Corso, Amy Hughes, Christine Jordan, Kate Lockwood, Peggy McCole, Maureen Moore, Michele Peacock, Sue Pearce, Megan Scavillo, Dave Schilling, Pat Smith, Carrie Stolber & Kerry Veith.
If your child had pictures taken in the “photo booth” and you have not seen them, please let us know so we can e-mail them to you or visit this link.