Tashua Family Weekly Update

Mrs. Neumeyer, Principal

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May 13, 2022

Dear Tashua Families,

Thank goodness spring has finally sprung! It is so nice to be able to welcome the warm weather. Our students continue to work hard each and every day; they are showing pride in their work and a passion for learning! Our students are actively engaged in their learning tasks and are motivated to use strategies when problem solving and elaborate on their reading and writing by expressing their opinions and adding details. They are reflective of their progress and are diligently using the student rubrics to set goals for further improvement.

Our students in grades 3-5 were thrilled to complete the Literacy and Mathematics SBAC testing this week. They all did a fine job! I was extremely impressed with their stamina, perseverance and "can do" attitudes! Next week, our grade 5 students will take the NGSS Science exam on Tuesday 5/17 & Wednesday 5/18. Again, we hope students will not be absent during the testing period, except for illness, and that they continue to strive to do their very best! Please continue to: Have your child arrive to school on time; provide your child with a nutritious breakfast; help your child to be prepared for school each day with a fully charged Chromebook and functioning earphones; and set a healthy routine to ensure your child gets plenty of sleep.

We hope you are enjoying our One Book, One School event with your family! We are halfway through the text of Little Dog Lost. The students are excited to share how much they are enjoying the story and to answer the trivia question each morning with their class. Remember, if you want to have your child listen to a staff member reading the chapters, you can access these on our school website.

Our P.B.I.S. celebration of completing a school-wide domino challenge was a huge success. The students had a great time trying to line-up their boxes and watching the "dominos" fall! Thank you for your donations and the Trumbull Food Pantry was grateful to receive the boxes of cereal.

Please be reminded, Tashua students have done an amazing job this school year by showing the Tiger Traits (tolerance, integrity, generosity, empathy, responsibility and self-control) and earning stripes for Thunder. Very soon, our students will once again have earned enough stripes that it’s time for a school wide celebration! Please see the note below from our art teacher, Mrs. Thomas.

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A special thank you to Mrs. Malina Herrera for always making Tashua staff, students, parents and all who enter, feel welcomed with her seasonal/holiday themed signs.

Again, we thank you all for your continued support and partnership in ensuring the success and happiness of our students. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns or good news to share by emailing me at NeumeyeJ@trumbullps.org or calling me at school 203-452-4433.

Warm regards,

Mrs. Neumeyer


A Few Highlights from the Grade 1 and 4 Classrooms

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Grade 1 Highlight

First grade students in Mrs. Farr's class celebrating their published opinion writing!

Grade 4 Highlight

The fourth graders are studying plant and animal structures. Our science program leader, Mrs. Doherty came to Tashua to examine squid with us and teach us how squid are specially adapted to survive in their environment.

Spotlight on Social Emotional Learning

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Being a TIGER means showing RESPONSIBILITY!

This trait is not just reminding your kids to do their chores or homework. While that is helpful, it is important to teach kids about taking RESPONSIBILITY for their actions and behaviors. Many kids today have an “I didn’t do it!” or “It wasn’t me” attitude. Being a TIGER at Tashua School means admitting or taking ownership over things we have done, even if it is hard to do so. Making mistakes is a part of life. If we can teach our children early on that mistakes happen and even if we do something on purpose that wasn’t our best choice, we can learn from the experience. To help teach your children about RESPONSIBILITY:

Teach about natural consequences

Examples of this are:

  • Not putting your toys away – the natural consequence is someone could step on them and break them.
  • Not doing your homework – the natural consequence is disappointing your teacher, getting a reflections sheet, having extra homework the following night.
  • Not telling the truth – the natural consequence is people will not believe you or trust you

Create a reasonable amount of chores that are age appropriate for your child

Examples of this are:

  • Making their bed, getting dressed independently, taking out the trash, refilling the toilet paper/napkin holder/paper towel holder, vacuuming, dusting, feeding their pets, walking their pets, cleaning up their toys/games, drying the dishes, setting the table, setting their own alarm to wake up in the morning, pushing in the chairs at the dinner table, etc.

Provide routines and structure

Model responsibility

Remind your child to check their homework planner every day when they come home

  • Look in the planner to confirm that what they are reporting is accurate.

During difficult situations your child may be in, let them try to solve the problem first

  • It will create more independence and build stronger character by letting them struggle a little until they need the adult modeling and support.

Lastly, remember that we are all human and no one is perfect. We all make mistakes and engage in bad choices once in a while. The worst thing we can do is create excuses for things that our children say or do. Even though it is hard to let our children feel disappointment or believe that sometimes they are not engaging in their best self, we need to let them own up to their behavior/actions and learn to not do it again.

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Student News

Congratulations to the following students for representing Tashua at the 2022 Trumbull Public Schools Visual Arts Exhibit! Several K-12 students' 2-D artwork was chosen to be on display from all schools in the district. The exhibit will be on display at Trumbull High School until May 25th.

Kindergarten: Sara Ciszewski, Ellie Lea, Natalie Jaguaribe Santos

First Grade: Brayden Choy, CJ Garcia, Caroline Sylling

Second Grade: Davis Burke, Ethan Chen, Alex Landino, Matthew Ma

Third Grade: Chaithra Appalaneni, Kate Curley, Emma Louis, Romek Sernicki

Fouth Grade: Matthew Alfano, Ben Lee, Trishna Singh, Charlie Westhelle

Fifth Grade: Julian Cambisaca, Sophia Chen, Maeve O'Connell, Dillen Pavie, Alyssa Rizzetta, Chloe Smith

Congratulations to our State Reflections Winners! A ceremony was held on May 10th at Fairfield Ludlowe High School.

Alison Wu, Literature Award, Primary 2nd place State Winner

Hailey Scala, Dance Choreography Award, Intermediate 3rd place State Winner

We are so proud to have representation at the State Level from Tashua School!

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Congratulations to Tashua students on the Trumbull Little League team, Marianna's Pantry Gators for their win against the Mustard Seed Foundation Huskies. The girls were excited to see Ms. Kenler at the field and shared a moment to take a photo!

If you have any "Good News - Student News" to share about your child, please email Mrs. Holmes at holmesM@trumbullps.org and Mrs. Neumeyer at NeumeyeJ@trumbullps.org.


Tashua Spring Concert - Updated Information

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Tashua Field Day

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Tashua Field Day is coming up on Friday, June 3 (rain date Friday, June 10) and we need your help! If you are interested in volunteering to run a Field Day game station, please complete this form:


Field Day schedule:

Grades K-2 9:00 - 11:00
Grades 3-5 12:00 - 2:30

All volunteers must complete the district's School Volunteer Security Check. This form must also be processed and returned by the district prior to volunteering. The Volunteer Security Check form is available here:


Mr. Richard is also looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to assist with scheduling volunteers prior to Field Day. Please indicate your interest when completing the Field Day Volunteer Information Form.

Tashua School Multicultural Night

To sign up to be a presenter or share a performance at the Multicultural Night, please use the link:


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Next Chapter Books

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Summer Explorations

Please use the link to access the most up to date Summer Explorations booklet:


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TPAUD - Let's Talk Mental Health Virtual Workshop

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From the Desk of Nurse Chamale

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Anyone (regardless of vaccine status) with the following symptoms may have COVID:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For the updated isolation, quarantine, testing and return to school guidelines please click here

To report a COVID positive student please go to the link below to report the case


Please use the following link to upload your child's completed Vaccination Card: Tashua Vaccination Upload Form. You must be signed into your child's @trumbullps.net google account to complete this form and upload the card. If you receive an error message, "you need permission" it is because you are not signed in to your child's google account.

Covid-19 Vaccination Registration:


Nurse Chamale



Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 14th

  • Spring Fair

Tuesday, May 17th

  • SBAC Science Testing for Grade 5
  • iReady Reading Testing for Grades K - 2

Wednesday, May 18th

  • SBAC Science Testing for Grade 5
  • iReady Reading Testing for Grades K - 2
  • Spring Concert at MMS; 7:00 PM

Thursday, May 19th

  • Multicultural Night; 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Saturday, May 21st

  • Armed Forces Day

Monday, May 23rd

  • Grade 5 visits Madison

Tuesday, May 24th

  • iReady Math Testing for Grades K - 2
  • iReady Reading Testing for Grades 3 - 5
  • BOE Meeting; 7:00 PM

Wednesday, May 25th

  • iReady Math Testing for Grades K - 2
  • iReady Reading Testing for Grades 3 - 5

Monday, May 30th

  • No School; Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 1st

  • iReady Math Assessments Grades 3 - 5

Thursday, June 2nd

  • iReady Math Assessments Grades 3 - 5
  • Grade 5 End of Year Party; 5:00 - 8:00 PM
  • PTA Meeting; 7:00 PM

Friday, June 3rd

  • Field Day

Sunday, June 5th

  • Final Mile; 9:00 AM

Monday, June 6th

  • Sensitivity Day; Grades 4 & 5

Tuesday, June 7th

  • Kindergarten Roundup; 9:15 - 10:30 AM (Last names A-L)
  • BOE Meeting; 7:00 PM
  • Fathers' Club Meeting; 8:00 PM

Wednesday, June 8th

  • Kindergarten Roundup; 9:15 - 10:30 AM (Last names M-Z)

Friday, June 10th

  • Field Day - Rain Date
  • Kindergarten EOY Picnic with parents; 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, June 14th

  • Flag Day

Wednesday, June 15th

  • Grade 5 Trip to Wolfe Park

Friday, June 17th

  • End of Year Teacher Luncheon sponsored by the PTA
  • Rain date - K EOY Picnic with parents; 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Sunday, June 19th

  • Father's Day

Monday, June 20th

  • Rehearsal for "Stepping Up" and Grade level Celebrations Assembly; 9:15 AM
  • Early Dismissal; 1:00 PM

Tuesday, June 21st

  • First Day of Summer
  • Last Day of School
  • Grade 5 "Stepping Up" Ceremony; 9:30 AM
  • Report Cards Issued
  • Early Dismissal; 1:00 PM

Updates from our PTA


The Spring A' Ding Ding Fair is Tomorrow!

May 14 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Games, Raffle, Crafts, Music by our very own Mr. Cohen and lots and lots of fun! We have Uncle G's Comfort Food truck coming to the event and you can order some of their tasty sandwiches for lunch!

Love to Bake... Cake Walk Flier has gone home and you can sign up to donate a cake to this years Cake Walk by contacting Silvana bateni@icloud.com or Deborah dzmistowski@gmail.com.

Its not too late to Volunteer... Parents and Teens can sign up now at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044EA8AE2AA4FE3-tashua

or by contacting Karin Chhablani at kiran.chhablani@gmail.com


Our Final Milers are working extra hard to earn their miles! We were so thankful Mrs. Marsillio and Mrs. Yurkerwich surprised our tigers at after-school running this week - look at those smiles! Keep roaring to the finish line, Tashua Tigers!


It’s that time of year!! Get a jump on the crowds and school supplies by ordering your pre-packaged School Supply Kits through our ongoing, discounted relationship with Supplies To Please. The deadline is set for June 22nd. Please remember to use the Grade your child is going into next year for the 2022-2023 school year when ordering. The website contains each grade’s supply list, and also has an option to make an additional monetary donation; any funds collected will go right back to Tashua School in the form of additional supplies to replenish each grade throughout the year. More specific details regarding pick-up will be made available in August. Please note there will be NO spare kits ordered this year so be sure to place your orders by June 22nd.



Click Place Your Order Please note: case sensitive, personal email addresses are not needed at log in
Username: Tashua
Password: tash2022

Click Buy Now, then select your child’s grade for NEXT year

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Check out the amazing new options for purchase:


Pura Vida bracelets are still available! Order on Membership toolkit: https://tashuaschoolpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/4337


PTA General Meeting Dates:

June 2nd

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PTA Membership


Some of things that membership dues pay for include:

• Recognition of staff throughout the year with breakfasts and lunches

• Activities and goodies for staff during staff appreciation

• Grade level activities, including a number of activities for the 5th grade

• Supplies for Teachers

• Professional Development for Teachers

• Folders and assignment books for students

Please use the link below to join and access your membership:


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Important Parent Information

District K-5 Curriculum Guide Overviews

The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessments has captured in brochure format the major curriculum outcomes across all subject areas for each primary school grade, from kindergarten through grade 5. Below, please find the link to each grade-level curriculum overview. https://www.trumbullps.org/techlearn/curriculum/k-5-curr-overviews.html

Parent Volunteer Form

We welcome volunteers at Tashua school, however you must complete the Volunteer Form, link below. Please make sure every blank is filled in, use N/A where necessary.


If you haven't completed this form already, please be sure to do so you are able to volunteer for end of the year activities. In addition, when you are visiting Tashua School, please be sure to have an ID with you.

2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration

Visit the Trumbull Public Schools Dristrict Registration webpage at:


Chelsea Cunha Memorial Scholarship Fund

Chelsea Cunha was a former Tashua student and Trumbull High School graduate. Please use the following link to learn about contributing to the Chelsea Cunha Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Tashua School Hours

Doors open at 8:20 AM

Regular School Hours: 8:35 AM - 3:20 PM

Early Dismissal Hours: 8:35 AM - 1:00 PM

Delayed Opening Hours

1 ½ hour Delay – 10: 05 AM – 3:20 PM
2 hour Delay – 10:35 AM – 3:20 PM
2 ½ hour Delay – 11:05 AM – 3:20 PM