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October 14, 2015

Tamanend Middle School - Macy's A Cappella Challenge 2015 - I Want You Back

Tamanend Enters the Macy's A Cappella Video Challenge

Our Tamanend A Cappella Competition Group has entered the Macy’s A Cappella Video Challenge 2015. They were featured in the Doylestown Patch and have received thousands of views already. Be sure the play their video above. (Warning, you’ll be singing the song for the rest of the day!) We thank Mr. Sanchez for bringing this opportunity to our students; and, kudos to Ben C. who did a great job on videography. Best wishes to our singers!

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World Language Culture Fest

Last week, all world language students learned about festivals and traditions from Spain and France through readings and video clips. On Friday, Spanish and French students went outside to re-enact the Running of the Bulls, Castells (human towers), the Waiter’s Race, and the Tour de France. The students enjoyed experiencing the fun and excitement of these challenging and interesting events!

Tamanend Social Studies Teacher to Publish Book!

Congrats to our Tamanend 8th grade Social Studies teacher Matthew Landis who just signed a book deal with Sky Pony Press to publish his debut young adult thriller, The Judas Society, in Spring 2017! Mr. Landis shared some details about his very Social Studies-appropriate new book and had some great advice for young writers. Click here for the full article.

2015 Miles for Music Trick or Trot 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk

The Tamanend Music Department would like to invite you, your family, and friends to the 2015 Miles for Music Trick or Trot 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk on Saturday, October 31st at 10:00 a.m. at Tyler State Park – Richboro, PA. This event encourages students to become active while raising much needed money to help fund quality music education for programs in need. There will be costume contests, musical performances, and other fun throughout race day.

We need your help! The Tamanend music teachers have chosen to participate in this 1 Mile Run/Walk or 5K race to raise money for the Find Your Instrument program. This organization provides music instruction to underserved elementary students in the Philadelphia area. We can’t think of a better way to help raise money than with a healthy race. The amount of money we receive to donate will be based on the number of 1 Miler and 5K registrants on our team - so the more students, parents, and teachers registered for race day – the greater the contribution we will be able to make to the Find Your Instrument! For more information or to Register or Donate click here.

Bullying, Technology and Youth Depression Presentation

Klinger Middle School is hosting a parent evening on Monday, 10/19/15 @ 7:00 p.m. focused on cyber bullying and cyber safety. The presenter is the nationally acclaimed John Halligan, and he will be conducting student assemblies at Klinger and Tamanend M.S on the same day for student assemblies. For more information on his story go to http://www.ryanpatrickhalligan.org/. For more information on the presentation click here.

ParentPositive Series

A free parent speaker series is being offered by ParentPositive, a partnership between the Doylestown YMCA, Doylestown Health, CB Cares Educational Foundation, and CBSD. Save the dates for the following presentations:

Responsible Choices: Raising our Children to Understand the Consequences of Alcohol and Drugs

October 21 at 7 p.m. at Lenape Middle School

Elaine Pasqua will share the latest high-risk trends regarding alcohol and drugs so parents can walk away feeling empowered with preventative strategies to keep your children safe, on track to a healthy future, and substance free.

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 Lover 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.

CB High School Football Game Attendance

Due to student safety and stadium operational concerns, students who are in 7th or 8th grades (or younger) will not be admitted to C.B. High Schools' football games without a parent/guardian attending the game with them. All students must have a current or prior year ID card with them to determine their name, grade and school.

For information about CBSD Athletic Passes, click here.


On Thursday, October 15th, the CBSD Wellness Committee along with The Doylestown Food Co-op and our Family & Consumer Science Department will be sponsoring a presentation on healthy eating for all families in Central Bucks School District. For more information on the organization see Doylestown Food Co-op and stay tuned for further information on the presentation.

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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 #31 Restraint: Young person can identify, regulate, and control his/her behaviors and emotions in healthy ways, particularly in stressful or unstructured situations. We truly need parents and guardians to help with this nomination. Please submit your Boomerang nomination using this Quia survey. Nominations for October's Boomerang Asset are due next Friday, October 23rd. Students who are nominated in September, October and November will be recognized on 12/15.
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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 in its stead.
  • 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.

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