Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance March 9, 2019 #26

Trimester ends on March 13th. You can enter comments and grades beginning on March 11. This runs through March 20th. I will review report cards in Aspen beginning on March 21st.

Important Information and Key Dates


March 2019

March 11 - Data mtg. for grade 2 - see below; Liz and Dom go to ASFMS for transition mtgs. 12:45pm-2:30pm

March 12 - Data mtg. for grade 1 - see below; Kindergarten registration - evening - see flyer below

March 13 - RtI/MTSS Mtgs. 7:45am; District PBIS mtg. Sue L. and Dom 12:45pm-2:30pm at Central Office; grades close - trimester ends

March 14 - TEAM DAY - check your Google Calendars for individual invitations to mtgs.; Dom, Brad Wilson, and other Admin. at Special Education Conference in Newport

March 15 - Cultural Arts: Len Cabral Performs at Tiogue today - 2 shows; Dom, Brad Wilson, and other Admin. at Special Education Conference in Newport

March 18 - Data mtg. for grade K (see below); PTA Mtg. 3:30pm - SurveyWorks for parents after mtg. and students in grades 3-5 can begin to take SurveyWorks today

March 19 - Grade 5 visits Coventry HS - Special Concert Event (permission slip went home on Friday 3/8)

March 20 - RI/MTSS Mtgs. 7:30am & 8am; Parent Workshop led by Sue Lyons

Week of March 25th is School Safety Week

March 27 - RI/MTSS Mtg. 7:30am

March 29 - LifeTouch Spring Photos - schedule TBD; PTA sets up Book Fair after school

April 2019

April 1 - Book Fair Week begins

April 3 - RI/MTSS Mtg. 8am - follow up

April 5 - Trimester 2 report cards go home today & PTA BINGO NIGHT

Our Mission and Motto:

At Tiogue School, we believe that students can achieve their personal best and become responsible and productive citizens by embracing all learning opportunities each day.

"Everybody is somebody at Tiogue"


We would like faculty/staff representation at each PTA meeting. Talk with your team and colleagues about scheduling a time to come to a meeting this year.

Upcoming PTA Meeting Schedule:

3/18/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm)

4/22/19 at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)

5/20/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm)

June TBD at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)


Cindy "Who"? Viveiros, of course.

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Upcoming Data mtgs. - review of Achieve the Core Materials re: Journeys Reading Program

Monday 3/11 - grade 2 (11:15am in room 19)

Tuesday 3/12 - grade 1 (1:30pm in room 15)

Monday 3/18 - grade K (2:15pm in room 13)

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New FREE Math Resources - sent by Don

Intro Video link to Desmos

Website to Desmos

Don would like some feedback on the site; check it out, it looks like good stuff!


Accommodation Booklet for 2019 has been released

Practice Tests for ELA

Practice Tests for Mathematics

Our District Testing schedule can be found here as well as within our Tiogue Shared Folder in the Google Drive.

Below are the links to the released items page on the RIDE website, TestNav Released Items and Massachusetts Dept. of Educ. site:




Grade 3-5 teachers also have access to a folder of released items chosen by the elementary principals.

Pennies for Patients will began this week - totals will be reported soon. Thanks for your cooperation!

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Information sent to families

*Thank you for your support of our Pennies for Patients Campaign last year, sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). We are running Pennies this year from March 4 - 8, 2019.

Pennies is a service-learning program that gives students the unique experience of working together to help raise awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children and adults fighting blood cancers.

Leukemia is one of the leading fatal cancers of children ages 1 – 20. The 5-year survival rate for children under the age of 20 with the most common form of leukemia (ALL) went from 3% in the 1960s to over 90% today.

Every day we are getting closer to finding cures for all blood cancers!

Join our Hero Squad! Our goal is to raise $1,200 and WE NEED YOR HELP! We are asking that everyone (students, faculty, parents, alumni, etc.) at Tiogue Elementary School (this spelling) join in this effort of raising awareness and giving funds to benefit the mission of LLS. Share this link with your family and friends. Click on the link here https://events.lls.org/pages/ri/TiogueElementarySchool-2019 or find your student’s school at www.PenniesForPatients.org.

SurveyWorks! information - remember - in lieu of the faculty mtg. in March, please complete a teacher survey

*Our grades 3-5 student surveys will be completed over a 2 week period from March 18th through March 29th.*

Faculty and Staff surveys will be completed in lieu of our Faculty Mtg. In March.

Here is survey information for faculty and staff:

District Name: Coventry

School Name: Tiogue School

Access Code to enter surveys.panoramaed.com/ride

For Students in grades 3-5: passcode = 06116student35

For Teachers: passcode = 06116teacher

For Support Professionals: passcode = 06116support

Proctor information:

Please use the Student Survey Proctor guide (for teachers) administering the survey in their homeroom classes. RIDE also developed a draft script that you may find helpful.

Please remember: Parents have been notified in our last 5 newsletters and through our Listserv. They received hard copies of the survey info. as well. I'll offer PTA mtg. time to complete surveys for parents again this year (March 18th mtg.). Last year, we have 2 or 3 people complete surveys after the PTA in the library.

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*

*Reminder: Do not send students to the office to deliver behavior referrals

Referrals: Please complete all sections of the behavior referral forms for Kim. Be as specific as possible.

Please turn in all referrals to Kim within 24 hours of the infraction or incident.

Infractions involving the location of bathroom trended downward this past week; however, incidents outside on the playground and during other unstructured times increased slightly.

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Tiogue the week of 3/11/19

**Article of the week**

March 9, 2019: Article from FORBES Magazine: What High Schoolers Need to Know More Than Computer Science. VERY INTERESTING!!

March 2, 2019: Self-Regulation Behavior Tips - by Behavior Flip via Twitter

February 16, 2019: The Value of Homework...look at quality, not quantity. EdWeek Blog Post.

February 9, 2019: From the EdWeb online series:

Including Students on the Spectrum: 5 Powerful Strategies

Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time


Presented by Paula Kluth, Ph.D., Author of "You're Going to Love This Kid!"

Visit Teaching All Students

February 2, 2019: From Understood.com- Classroom Strategies for Children with Dyslexia

January 26, 2019: From The Journal: STEM/STEAM Articles

Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 26: This week's video comes all the way from Australia. A succinct review of the 5 Social Emotional Competencies.

Nurse's Corner of important information

Pennies for Patients totals will be given out next week.


Gina D'Aguanno RN