Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance October 13, 2018 #7

Important Information and Key Dates


October 2018

October 15 - PTA MTG 3:30pm Library or Cafeteria; Number Talks PD Sessions begin with Mary V. today- she shared the schedule

October 16 - SIT planning mtg. 7:45am library

October 17 - RtI Meeting Cancelled (8am); Faculty Mtg. 3:20pm

October 18 - New Faculty Welcome Breakfast 7:45am; Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

October 19 - Gr. 1 Field Trip rescheduled; Kim at Mental Health First Aid Training (Morning)

October 22 - R.O.A.R. Show - PBIS Assembly (1pm K-2 show & 2pm 3-5 show - see link to the YouTube Channel below)

October 25 - PBIS Mtg. 7:45am, room 2; Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

October 27 - Trunk or Treat PTA Event (Saturday @ 11am)

October 30 - LifeTouch Picture Day (Schedule to follow)

October 31 - Perfect Attendance for the month closes -students will be given their raffle

ticket for October

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:

10/15/18 at 3:30pm

11/19/18 at 6:30pm

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.


Attached below

Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea, Visits Grade 3

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Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue on Wed., Thursday and Friday of this week.

Please remember, when leaving Kim a note on her desk, please let her know who it is from


when speaking with Kim in the hallway about an issue please remember that she is probably going to work on an issue in another part of the building. Follow up with a note to her in case she is working on multiple issues.

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Tiogue for the week. Mary is providing Number Talks PD Sessions - she has shared the schedule with everyone that signed up. First session is 10/15.

-Article of the week-

October 13, 2018: From Practical Ed-Tip of the Week:

ViewPure is one of my longest standing recommendations for viewing YouTube videos without distractions. At its basic level to use View Pure just copy the link of a video into the "purifier" on the View Pure website and then click purify. Your "purified" video will be displayed on a blank white background. You can password-protect links to videos that you share through ViewPure (click here for directions). In the last year ViewPure expanded to offer curated collections of educational videos.

October 7, 2018: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding - Edutopia

September 29, 2018: Rude, Mean, or Bullying: A Child Therapist Defines

September 22, 2018: 250 Google Tools (tutorials) for teachers

September 15th: Take the Multiple Intelligences Quiz that Don sent out this week!

Let's discuss at our Faculty Meeting on Wed.

September 8th:

The most effective teachers turn to their colleagues for advice... posted by Research Digest

September 1st: Six Ways of Building Rapport with Students - from EduTopia

Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

Technology Questions

Please use this link for Frequently Asked Questions of our Tech Dept.

You can learn about resetting passwords and other items on this site.

SEL/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 7:

PBIS update: The Tiogue PBIS Team met on Thursday 10/4 to begin the process of refreshing and revising our program at the school. This work continues behind the scenes and we will meet again on October 25th this month. Faculty will get an update at our mtg. on 10/17.

Sarah Hemendinger has created a new Brave Buck for us! We will be sharing at our faculty mtg. on Wed. This new 'buck' represents our 3 new expectations - Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

We have scheduled the R.O.A.R. Show (Respect Other, Act Responsibly) for Monday, October 22nd in the afternoon. K-2 will attend the show at 1pm and gr. 3-5 will attend the 2pm show that day. More info to follow.

Past news:

See Behavior Specialist area above. Kim has been working hard to update our documents and forms. A Tiogue Behavior Form Google Shared Folder has been set up with the latest information. Kim has the referral folder system in place on her office door.

Some faculty and staff asked about extending our Start With Hello work-

Like I had expressed at our first meeting of the school year, PBIS, Conscious Discipline, Restorative Practices, SEL, Start With Hello, all link up nicely together - their philosophies have a common thread can be found tying all programs together.

So, the short answer is, YES! Keep the work moving forward, and share your ideas.

We can post them to this section of the newsletter.

Here is a nice video on YouTube that Alicia from Blackrock shared with her faculty/staff:

How to Say Hello in 46 different languages


Nurse's Corner of important information


DENTAL: Dr. Gordon has been rescheduled to December 7th.

Old News:

Flu Clinic Information and

RIDE and OSHA require all teachers to complete a Universal precaution (required), and Epi Pen (not required, but encouraged) training yearly. I will be reviewing both of these at our orientation.

Don't forget to hand in your certificates to Gina very soon.

For Universal Precautions:

Here is the training on RIDE where you can read through and print a certificate of completion. This is REQUIRED bloodborne pathogens training. Please sign the certificate of completion and turn it into me. I am required to keep a record of completion.


For Epi Pen:

Here is the link to the Epi Pen video, please cut and paste in your browser. It reviews sign and symptoms of anaphylaxis (life threatening allergy), and shows you how to administer an Epi Pen.


Thank you,

Gina D'Aguanno RN


Hello All,

We hope everyone is well and your school year is off to a terrific start! Now that we're in the rhythm of the year, Sue and I would like to welcome all of our new staff and programs to Tiogue School. I know that many of you have personally made them feel welcome by reaching out and welcoming our kids into your classrooms. Since there are so many new faces we would like to hold a breakfast in their honor to give everyone a chance to meet our new colleagues and help them each feel welcome. I know you will all agree with us what an asset they are to our school, and how they made the transition to our school community seamless. They truly are an amazing group!!! Its time to meet and greet our new staff!

Please join us in the faculty room on Thursday October 18, at 7:45 (or whenever you can make it) to meet and socialize with our new fabulous colleagues!

What a great way to bring the "fun" back to Tiogue School!!

In Unity,

Tara and Sue Toohey Kaye

Our Collective Commitment At Tiogue!

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