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    Please check this site regularly for important information, updates, and changes (if weather requires it). We will also send out e-mail blasts if there is a need to communicate information or a change. We ask that you check here first or email Mr. Sterner or Mr. Werner before contacting the school office. Thank you!
     

    TRIP DATES for 2018-2019:

    Thursday, January 3rd - 2:30 – 10:00PM 

    Wednesday, January 9th - 2:30-10:00PM

    Sunday, January 13th - 6:15AM – 5:30PM

    Wednesday, January 23rd - 2:30-10:00PM  (POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER)

    Sunday, January 27th - 6:15AM – 5:00PM

    Thursday, January 31st - 2:30 - 10:00PM  (POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER)

    Sunday, February 3rd - 6:15AM - 5:00PM (RESCHDULE DATE for BOTH 1/23 and 1/31)

     

    Thank you for what has been a great season so far! Based on a variety of factors (teacher chaperone schedules, upcoming events at Tamanend), we have opted to reschedule the 2 missed after school trips to a single full day trip on Sunday, 2/3. The time swap is equivalent as we are at the mountain for 3.5 hours on an after school trip, and we will spend 7 hours at Jack Frost on Sunday the 3rd.  Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we aim to make the best decisions possible for the safety of the students.

    Our final trip is scheduled for Sunday, 2/3. Currently the weather forecast is for partly cloudy skies with temperatures between 27 and 37 degrees. We will depart promptly at 6:30AM from the front bus loop lot at Tamanend. Plan to arrive @6:15AM to load and board the buses and take attendance. We will return to the same bus loop in front of the building no later than 5:00PM (so no one misses kickoff : ). Please arrange to have a ride waiting. If we are running ahead of schedule, your child will let you know via phone/text. ALL students are expected in school on time the day after a trip! 

     
    IMPORTANT NOTE: If your child will not be riding the bus to and/or from Jack Frost because of alternate plans, but is still going to be at the mountain and needs his/her lift ticket, please adhere to the following: 1) We require a signed e-mail or note clearly indicating the plans prior to Sunday's trip. We ask for all e-mails or notes to be to Mr. Sterner no later than the LAST SCHOOL DAY before the trip (Friday). Notes can be dropped off to Mr. Sterner in room 106 by the student. 2) If the student is not riding up with us, the student needs to meet us at the bus @ 8:15 outside the white rental building at Jack Frost to get his/her lift ticket. 3) If the student rides up with us, but is not riding back with us, the note MUST indicate this, and we prefer that the student and the adult taking charge of the student check out with us at the buses at 3:00PM near the white rental building. Thank you for helping us make sure no student is unaccounted for.
     
     
    A few helpful reminders:
    • Dress appropriately for the weather and check the forecast before each trip. Temperatures are often 10 degrees cooler at the mountain than here at home and there may be an additional wind chill.
    • For weekday trips, see your teachers for homework assignments before the day of the trip to work ahead, or plan to work on the bus if you are able.
    • Pack food for your meals or plan to purchase it at the lodge ($15-$20).
    • Review the attached information sheets below for other suggestions.
     
     
     
     
    Please e-mail us with any questions (dsterner@cbsd.org lwerner@cbsd.org). 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
    Our 4th trip is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23rd. Please check the weather forecast for Blakeslee, PA and plan accordingly for temperatures and possible wind chill.  
     
    If you have gear that can not fit in your locker the day of the trip, please review the AM Drop off procedure and map below. Drop off is between 7:00 and 7:20AM. There is less traffic the closer to 7:00 you arrive. 
     
    Students will be dismissed at 2:30 on Wednesday to get their gear and then promptly board the buses behind the building from the auxiliary gym. Bus 1 will be first in line and is for 9th graders. Bus 2 will be behind it and is for 8th and 7th graders. Buses will depart at 2:45PM. Students are encouraged to get work from their teachers ahead of time or should plan to work on it while traveling on the buses. All homework is due the next day. Ski club is not an excuse for not having work completed. 
     
    We will return by 10:00PM to the main bus loop in front of the building. Please arrange to have a ride at that time. ALL students are expected in school on time the day after a trip!
     
     
    AM DROP-OFF on school day trips: Please plan to drop off in the rear parking lot behind the gym between 7:00 and 7:20AM on our weekday trip days.  DO NOT drop off in  the normal car rider line as it creates a traffic jam. Once you pull behind the building, please pull all the way up to the end of the curb at the auxiliary gym entrance and offload as quickly as possible. Please try to avoid parking in the spaces if possible to minimize the need to back up in a crowded area of cars and pedestrians. Students will be able to enter through the doors there and proceed directly to the auxiliary gym. They are to remain in the auxiliary gym until 7:20 when they can then head to homeroom. They are NOT to be dropped off prior to 7:00. As soon as you have dropped your kids and gear, please exit by going straight ahead and around the loop. Please drive very carefully exiting from behind the building as many of our staff park here and often aren't expecting an exiting traffic flow from behind the building.  Please carpool if possible. Please see the document attached below for further clarification. Thank you for your help with this!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Below are the necessary forms to be completed, signed, and returned (please take care that this is done before turning in the forms) to Mr. Sterner or Mr. Werner by Wednesday, December 6th. This is not first come, first serve. Please take your time completing everything properly, and we ask that you wait to commit (turning everything in) until you have attended one of the 3 required meetings in November. Seventh and 9th graders will return all completed and signed forms to Mr. Sterner in room 106. Eighth graders will return theirs to Mr. Werner in the band room (203). Payments are to be made through My Payments Plus, but checks are still acceptable (turned in with the forms) payable to Tamanend Middle School. If you do not have a My Payments Plus account, please create one and then select the student(s) for which you are making payments.  
     
     
     
    Please e-mail us with any questions (dsterner@cbsd.org lwerner@cbsd.org). 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     Our final trip is scheduled for Sunday, 2/4. Currently the weather forecast is for mostly cloudy skies with temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees with some snow expected. We will depart promptly at 6:30AM from the front bus loop lot at Tamanend. Plan to arrive @6:15AM to load and board the buses and take attendance. We will return a little earlier than originally planned (5:00PM) to allow for everyone to be comfortably in front of a TV for kickoff. We will return to the same bus loop in front of the building. Please arrange to have a ride promptly at 5:00. ALL students are expected in school on time the day after a trip! 
     
    IMPORTANT NOTE: If your child will not be riding the bus to and/or from Jack Frost because of alternate plans, but is still going to be at the mountain and needs his/her lift ticket, please adhere to the following: 1) We require a signed note indicating the plans prior to Sunday's trip. This can be dropped off to Mr. Sterner in room 106 by the student no later than the LAST SCHOOL DAY before the trip. 2) If the student is not riding with us, the student needs to meet us at the bus between 8:15 and 8:30AM outside the rental building at Jack Frost to get his/her lift ticket. 3) If the student rides up with us, but is not riding back with us, the note MUST indicate this, and we prefer that the student and the adult taking charge of the student check out with us at the buses at 3:00PM. Thank you for helping is make sure no student is unaccounted for.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Our next trip is scheduled for Wednesday, 2/15 to Big Boulder. It is forecast to be around 30 degrees. Please see AM equipment drop-off procedures below. Students will be dismissed at 2:30 on Wednesday to get their gear and then promptly board the buses behind the building at the auxiliary gym. Buses will depart at 2:45PM. Students are encouraged to get work from their teachers ahead of time or should plan to work on it while traveling in the buses. All homework is due the next day. Ski club is not an excuse for not having work completed. Students will arrive at Big Boulder @4:20 and will get their gear and head to the slopes. We will return at 10:00PM to the main bus loop in front of the building. Please arrange to have a ride at that time. ALL students are expected in school on time the day after a trip!  
     
     
     
    Our next trip is SUNDAY, 1/29 RESCHEDULED from Sunday, 1/22. We will depart promptly at 6:30AM from the front bus loop lot at Tamanend. Plan to arrive @6:15AM to load and board the buses and take attendance. We will return at 5:30PM to the same bus loop in front of the building. Please arrange to have a ride at that time. ALL students are expected in school on time the day after a trip!
     
    IMPORTANT NOTE: If your child will not be riding the bus to and/or from Jack Frost because of alternate plans, but is still going to be at the mountain and needs his/her lift ticket, please adhere to the following: 1) We require a signed note indicating the plans turned into us prior to Sunday's trip. This can be dropped off to Mr. Sterner in room 106 by the student no later than the LAST SCHOOL DAY before the trip. 2) If the student is not riding up with us, the student needs to meet us at the bus between 8:15 and 8:30AM outside the rental building at Jack Frost to get his/her lift ticket. 3) If the student rides up with us, but is staying and not riding back with us, the note MUST indicate this, and we prefer that the student and the adult taking charge of the student check out with us at the buses at 3:30PM. Thank you for helping is make sure no student is unaccounted for.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     


     

     

     
     Please e-mail us with any questions (dsterner@cbsd.org lwerner@cbsd.org).

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    We will have an important parent meeting on Monday, December 12th at Tamanend in the auditorium at 7:00PM.
     
    Has your gear been serviced? 
     
     
     
     
    We are looking forward to another great season! A reminder that any paperwork and money still owed MUST be turned in to Mr. Sterner NO LATER than Monday, November 16th. Thank you!

    Below you will find the dates and times for this year's ski club. Also  the required information sheets, permission slips, and medical forms are attached below for reference or if the packet has been misplaced. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     IMPORTANT NOTE: If your child will not be riding the bus to and/or from Jack Frost because of alternate plans, but is still going to be at the mountain and needs his/her lift ticket, please adhere to the following: 1) We require a signed note indicating the plans prior to Sunday's trip. This can be dropped off to Mr. Sterner in room 106 by the student no later than the Friday before the trip. 2) If the student is not riding with us, the student needs to meet us at the bus between 8:15 and 8:30AM outside the rental building at Jack Frost to get his/her lift ticket. 3) If the student rides up with us, but is staying and not riding back with us, the note MUST indicate this, and we prefer that the student and the adult taking charge of the student check out with us at the buses at 3:30PM. Thank you for helping is make sure no student is unaccounted for.
     
     
     
     
     
     Our 5th trip is scheduled for Thursday, January 28th. It is forecast to be cold at Big Boulder with temperatures between 15-20 degrees with wind chills at times taking it closer to zero. Please make sure to dress appropriately with full coverage and be prepared to take more frequent breaks in the lodge. Please see AM equipment drop-off procedures below. Students will be dismissed at 2:30 on Wednesday to get their gear and then promptly board the buses behind the building at the auxiliary gym. Buses will depart at 2:45PM. Students are encouraged to get work from their teachers ahead of time or should plan to work on it while traveling in the buses. All homework is due the next day. Ski club is not an excuse for not having work completed. Students will arrive at Big Boulder @4:30 and will get their gear and head to the slopes for lessons. All students will take a lesson this trip regardless of ability level. We will return at 10:00PM to the main bus loop in front of the building. Please arrange to have a ride at that time. ALL students are expected in school on time the day after a trip!
     
     
     
     
    *** The rescheduled trip from 1/18 to Tuesday, 2/7 (also cancelled) has now been rescheduled for Wednesday, 2/15. We hope the weather holds!
     
    Our final trip is rescheduled for Wednesday, 2/15. The current forecast is for temperatures near 30 with a chance for snow showers. Please plan and pack accordingly. Please review AM drop off procedures below if necessary. We will depart from behind the school at the end of the day once students have gathered their gear and boarded the buses after the 2:30 bell. We will return by 10:00 to the front bus loop, so please have arrangements for your child to be picked up by then. 
     
     
     
     
     We will depart PROMPTLY at 6:30AM from the bus loop in front of the building. Plan to be dropped off @ 6:15AM to load and board the buses for attendance and a 6:30 departure. We will return at 5:30PM. Please stay tuned here for any changes. IMPORTANT NOTE: If your child will not be riding the bus to and/or from Jack Frost because of alternate plans, but is still going to be at the mountain and needs his/her lift ticket, please adhere to the following: 1) We require a signed note indicating the plans prior to Sunday's trip. This can be dropped off to Mr. Sterner in room 106 by the student on Friday before the trip. 2) If the student is not riding with us, the student needs to meet us at the bus between 8:15 and 8:30AM outside the rental building at Jack Frost to get his/her lift ticket. 3) If the student rides up with us, but is staying and not riding back with us, the note MUST indicate this, and we prefer that the student and the adult taking charge of the student check out with us at the buses at 3:30PM. Thank you for helping is make sure no student is unaccounted for.
     
     
    With the change to the middle school schedule, how we organize and get ready for ski club in the winter will be different than in past years. We will make use of this website, student interest meetings, and e-mail to keep you informed of the upcoming season. Students should expect and pay close attention to initial announcements in lunch and on the TV this fall. Paperwork has already been distributed to interested students at this time. That paperwork is also linked further down the page. One major change this year with the loss of club meetings during the school day is that students and a parent MUST attend ONE of 3 MANDATORY after school informational meetings. Attendance will be taken at these meetings. We are providing 3 different dates/times to try and accomodate everyone. Those dates and times are in the paperwork and on the ski club calendar.  The last required meeting is on Thursday, November 30th at 7:00PM in the auditorium. If you have not yet attended one of these mandatory after school meetings, this is your last chance!
     
     
    We are looking forward to another great season on the slopes as we turn the calendar to 2018-2019! We will be making announcements in building in the near future about joining the club for this coming winter. Some preliminary information is available below. Please read and review it carefully before committing. There is no rush as it is not first come, first serve. Please read below for what is required to participate. Thank you.  
     

    In order to participate in the club, it is MANDATORY that each student and a parent/guardian attend ONE meeting in November. For your convenience, we are offering the following dates and times: Thursday, November 1st @ 5:00; Thursday, November 15th @ 3:00 and Wednesday (CANCELLED DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSURE), November 28th @ 7:00. These will be held in the auditorium at Tamanend. Please choose the ONE that is most convenient for you to attend. It is not necessary for the student and parent/guardian to attend on the same date. We apologize for the cancellation of the November 15 meeting due to school closure. We will still hold the meeting at 7:00 on Wednesday, November 28th. We have also rescheduled the missed meeting on November 15th for 3:00PM on Monday, December 3rd in RM 106. Please contact us with any concerns.

     
    Below are the necessary forms to be completed, signed, and returned to Mr. Sterner or Mr. Werner by Wednesday, December 5th. This is not first come, first serve. Please take your time completing everything properly, and we ask that you wait to commit (turning everything in) until you have attended one of the  required meetings in November. You can turn in the completed and signed forms at the end of the meeting you attend. Seventh and 9th graders will return all completed and signed forms to Mr. Sterner in room 106. Eighth graders will return theirs to Mr. Werner in the band room (203). Payments are to be made through My Payments Plus, but checks are still acceptable (turned in with the forms) payable to Tamanend Middle School. If you do not have a My Payments Plus account, please create one and then select the student(s) for which you are making payments. If your family is experiencing a financial hardship, please email Mr. Sterner at dsterner@cbsd.org or Dr. Caughie at bcaughie@cbsd.org to discuss payment options.  
     
     
     
    Welcome potential ski club member! To travel with us in the winter, you must be part of ski club in the fallBeing part of ski club requires a financial commitment payable by November 11th for the six trips. Necessary paperwork (permission slip, waiver, medical form) is attached below and was sent home with your child on October 14th. It MUST be completed, signed, and returned to school by Friday, November 11th! Payments should be made through mypaymentsplus.com. If electing to pay by check or cash, please send that in with your child by November 11th. Checks are payable to Tamanend Middle School.