Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance December 15, 2018 #16

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*Holiday Concert 2018 - December 13th*

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Important Information and Key Dates


December 2018

December 17 - PTA Mtg. 3:30pm

December 18 - Secret Santa Breakfast 7:45am

December 19 - Melissa Bailey will be at Tiogue if you are interested in learning about College Bound Saver Program 10am-2pm (see link to her documents here);

Data Mtgs. w/ Grades K-2 (RICAS Review and other data)

December 19 continued - Holiday Shoppe today during lunches;

Faculty Mtg. 3:20pm (Agenda: Conscious Discipline and Don Cowart Presenting MTSS, see below)

December 20 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times; & Report Cards go home today

December 21 - Faculty/Staff Holiday Party see info below; please pay by Tuesday $15

December 22nd through January 1 - Winter Break

December 25 - Merry Christmas

January 2019

January 2 - Back to School

January 3 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

January 8 - PBIS Station Rotation - student learning about our "updated" expectations throughout different locations in the building

January 10 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

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:

12/17/18 at 3:30pm

1/28/19 at 6:30pm

2/25/19 at 3:30pm

3/18/19 at 6:30pm

4/22/19 at 3:30pm

5/20/19 at 6:30pm

June TBD at 3:30pm

SCHOOL STORE Every Other WEDNESDAY beginning on 9/26/18. This week on Oct. 24th

Feeling Festive

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RICAS State Testing Results Update

We will take an in depth look at the data, trends and growth index for each student over the next several months. Grades 3-5 have take an initial look at the data. We will continue this work as a faculty and within our grade level groups.

At the district level, we have already begun to examine some correlations to STAR results.

We have a lot of work ahead, but I am sure that we are going to move up in a positive manner.

To see the public RICAS site, click here. RIDE has already put out "released items" for our use as well.

Tiogue Holiday Party

Friday, Dec. 21st, 4pm

1650 Nooseneck Hill Rd, Coventry, RI 02816

Where: Westcott House

When: Friday, December 21st

Time: 4-6pm

$15 per person

Professional Development Corner

Remember, if you need any PD hours you can sign up for district offered PD opportunities this year. Follow this link to get connected to the Google Form of offerings.

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*

Referrals: 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 this week!

-Article of the week-

December 15, 2018: From Practical Ed Tip of the Week: How to Add Videos to Google Slides Without Using YouTube

December 8 2018: 52 Education Blogs you could be following - TeachThought

December 1, 2018: QR CODES- How to Create a QR Code for Just About Anything &

How to Create a QR Code for a Google Form

November 22, 2018: How Meta-cognition Boosts Learning - By, EduTopia

November 17, 2018: Metacognition & Achievement - From Mindset

November 10, 2018: 14 Phrases that kids say that may show they are anxious.

November 3, 2018: The Ultimate Guide To Twitter- Should you use it?? Pros & Cons

October 27, 2018: 13 Common Phrases to Avoid in your classroom - by, Edutopia. There are other very good SEL articles under this one on the web page.

October 20, 2018: The IEP Process - FAQ Created by R.I.D.E. - I will share with parents too. This is guidance that was first created in 2010, but revised in the summer of 2018. A copy is also placed in our Tiogue Shared Folder for 2018-19.

Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

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SEL/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 16:

#1 It has been nice to see some faculty using the "circle up" method to help to resolve problems between students, in their class.

Mrs. Sturdahl, Mrs. Lyons, and I have been using this technique when we have been resolving conflicts that come to the main office. More often than not, students leave the meeting feeling relieved and ready to move on in a positive way, with a peer that they have had issue.

#2 The Conscious Discipline video found below centers around mental health needs and how to give "limited" choices to students that need the "power of choice" - but we can guide this choice. Visual schedules and coaching around how to help children to learn social skills is also found in the video. Our struggling, SEL students, can benefit from all of these types of minimal interventions. Time spent on these interventions will pay dividends in the future for all of us.

Reminder: Don Cowart will be speaking with us about RI/MTSS at our Faculty Meeting on 12/19/18, 3:20pm.


Coventry Resource & Senior Center DECEMBER NEWSLETTER - This month's edition has a section on Addiction and Elder Rights, Care and Abuse - good resource for some of our families

Nurse's Corner of important information


Thank you for all of your contributions to our Tiogue Feinstein Giving Tree this year!

Thank you,

Gina D'Aguanno RN