Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance June 8, 2019 #38


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Janet's Farewell, Retirement Party! Thanks, Sue Flynn for hosting. It was a beautiful party.

Gr. 2 Mystic Aquarium

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Evaluations (Teacher)

Please stop by Dom's office if you have not had a chance to sign your copy of the final eval. doc.

Kindergarten celebrates a great year

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Reports have gone to print - I will pass them out as soon as they are returned from the copy center

Important Information and Key Dates


Please note, we have many off team IEP/Other mtgs. on days other than Thursday. Therefore, please check individual Google Calendars for specific information

June 2019

June 9 - PTA Rainbow Fun Run, 11:30am-2:30pm on our field - race begins at noon

June 10 - Gr. 5 Trip to Wawaloam

June 11 - IEP mtg. 1:30pm

June 12 - Moving on ceremony for Gr. 5, 9am Gymnasium; Use the final faculty meeting time to pack up, finalize initial placements, file records, etc.

June 13 - TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information; All Day Referendum Budget Vote #2

June 14 - Last Day of School, Dismissal 11:30am-11:40am- report cards go home; Faculty and Staff Party, 4pm (Kim's house)

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:

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

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

SCHOOL STORE Information revised: 5/22 (last store date for this year)

MacTeacher Night!

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Supply Lists and Supply Requisitions for next year

Please send Dawn Lima and me docs and/or links to your student supply lists, by next week.

Dawn is going to post grade level supply lists on our website, and Carol will have hard copies here for the summer time if needed.

Also, please submit your grade level teacher supply requests to Carol by next Friday. Many of you have already shared a WB Mason "cart" with Carol. Thank you. Some of you use other vendors...that is fine too. Please see Carol if you have any questions.

No matter the outcome of the budget vote next week, we will still be able to order some supplies.

At this point, we know that we can no longer order our normal ration of Go Math and Journey's materials. The Elementary Principals and Don will be discussing other options as soon as school lets out. I will communicate more on this by July.


Reading Information

Guided Reading Library closed on Wednesday, June 5th. So please plan to return materials to Room 1 if you have not done so this past week.

Thank you very much!


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Initial Placements for next year, 2019-20

Thank you for your collaboration during the initial placement process meetings. I will be following up with each grade this week and we will sit down one more time to review initial placements and/or send me the spreadsheets and pink/blue forms that we were working on.

Please take a look at your grade level lists again to be sure that we comfortable with the B/G mix of students, behaviors, and Special Needs considerations. At this point in time, we are placing students based upon our Special Education programs that currently exist at Tiogue: Resource, Intensive Resource, and Life Skills.

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 Blackrock & Tiogue the week of 6/3/19

**Article of the week**

June 8, 2019: Six Google Product Updates (from May 2019) Impacting Teachers and Students- from Practical Ed Tip of the Week.

June 1, 2019: What's Harder Than Learning? Unlearning. (EdWeek) Interesting article about professional learning...and I can see how this same theory could also be applied to our students.

May 25, 2019: Questions to Ask Yourself as the Year Winds Down - by, EdWeek.

May 18, 2019: Thinking of our recent visitor to gr. 4, Jason Newton, Cartographer: 8 Options for Making Digital Maps, from Free Tech For Teachers. The Nat. Geo site is very cool.

May 11, 2019: Can Artificial Intelligence predict Student Engagement? by, EdWeek.

*Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

Our Nurse's Corner of Information

Diane Kowal and Shirley-Ann Hall will be in again this week. There will be several different Priority Nurses in for Sue P. as well.

SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 38: Extremely insightful examination of "How to Overcome our Predisposition to Suffering". We can make lots of connections to our students.

Also, here are the CASEL links that are so good to review at the end of year as well as the beginning of next.

CASEL = the Collaborative for Academic, Social, Emotional Learning

Great resources/philosophy can be found at: https://casel.org/

Parent resources link: https://casel.org/parent-resources/