Tyngsborough Elementary School

Update 10/1/18

Happy October! By now, everyone has adjusted to the routine. It's so wonderful to see the excitement and energy throughout our school.


Message from our Health Office

We hope your children have had a healthy and active first month of school! Now that the weather is starting to change, we are starting to see student complaining of sore throats (strep throat) , ear aches, stomach aches, and cold/flu symptoms. It seems as though illnesses are starting early this year! Here are a few things students can do to help prevent illness:

-Bring a refillable water bottle to school everyday

-Use good hand hygiene

-Dressing appropriate for the weather. This time of year it’s always good to dress in layers with the cool mornings and warmer afternoons.

-Stay home when sick: see our health website: https://www.tyngsboroughps.org/health-services-20c5539f

-As flu season approaches be sure to get your flu shot. https://www.mass.gov/influenza


PLEASE BE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS A CHANGE OF CLOTHING IN THEIR LOCKER AND SNEAKERS FOR GYM. Many students in all grades have required a change of clothes (for spills at lunch, accidents, or recess mishaps) and forget to wear sneakers for gym.


Please be sure to fill out the Power School Student Information Form. Students will not be able to attend field trips if this is not completed per Tyngsborough Public School Committee Policy 5.20 or receive medication while in school. For assistance please contact John Chmilarski john.chmilarski@tyngsboroughps.org


Allergy Education: We will be starting Allergy Education in grades k-2 this week. Here is the video they will be watching:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fne6rMAOT9c&t=57s


Hearing and Vision Screenings: as Mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will be done for grades K-5. We will be starting screenings in October.


Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns!

Sarah Isenberger RN BSN & Jen Spanos RN BSN


Day to Day Substitutes

We are looking for day-to-day substitutes. Our daily rates are:

Paraprofessionals - $70

Teacher - $80

If you are interested or know someone who might be, lease contact Liz Gill at 978-649-1990 or

elizabeth.gill@tyngsboroughps.org. Thank you!


Grade 4 Band/Sign-up for Learning an Instrument During the School Day

On September 21st, Grade 4 students (and Grade 5 students new to TES) attended a presentation by members of the Grade 7-12 Concert Band. All of the primary musical instruments were demonstrated with the goal of inspiring each student to begin learning how to play an instrument. Each student went home with a gold-colored registration form and letter containing information on how to get started in the Band Program. (Additional forms are available in the main office.) Instrument instruction/Band will take place during the school day. Interested students should return the registration form to their classroom teacher by Monday, October 1st. Instrument Rental Night will be held in the TES Cafeteria on Thursday, October 4th at 6:30pm. In the near future, parents of returning Band students in Grade 5 will receive an e-mail with group instrument lesson information for this school year. Contact Matt Eaton (matthew.eaton@tyngsboroughps.org) with any questions.

EFT Tyngsborough Trot

The 11th Annual Tyngsborough Trot 5K Road Race/Walk for Education will take place on Sunday, October 7th at the Tyngsborough Elementary School. A group of local runners has stepped forward to help us offer a new and improved event. We hope runners and walkers enjoy warmer weather and peak fall foliage with the new October date. The first 200 runners will receive a free sport tek t-shirt! We will again offer cash prizes to the top three male and female runners, and medal awards to the top three male and female runners in 7 different age categories. The FREE mile Kids Fun Run (for children 12 and under) begins at 10 am and the 5K begins at 10:30 am.

Runners and walkers may register by visiting www.lightboxreg.com, by picking up a registration forms at our public schools, or on the morning of the race (by 10 am). Registration forms are also available on the web site. Register before September 23rd and take advantage of a discounted registration fee.


SEPAC Workshop

Basic Rights in Special Education

Speaker: Federation for Children with Special Needs (www.fcsn.org)

Location: Tyngsborough Middle School

Main Office Conference Rm

50 Norris Road, Tyngsborough, MA 01879

October 10, 2018 @ 7:00-9:00pm

Please RSVP by 10/5/18 to: Rachel Leo, SEPAC Chair, rachel.leo@comcast.net


This informative workshop will provide an overview of rights and responsibilities of Parents/Guardians in the Special Education process. It is designed to help parents learn how to be effective partners with the school; to decide his/her child’s eligibility criteria for special education; to plan, make decisions and to monitor the education progress of his/her child. Parents/Guardians are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop at least once if he/she has a child with special needs.


OCTOBER

8 - No School - Columbus Day


12 - K-5 Trimester 1 Progress Report


31 - Halloween Extravaganza & Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & Kindergarten - Grade 5 @ 12:00)


Please consider supporting our amazing community groups.

http://www.eftyng.org/

http://www.tyngsboroughpto.org/

http://www.tyngsboroughps.org/pages/Tyngsborough/Departments/Special_Education/sepac


The Tyngsborough Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age

Basic Rights in Special Education

Speaker: Federation for Children with Special Needs (www.fcsn.org)

Location: Tyngsborough Middle School

Main Office Conference Rm

50 Norris Road, Tyngsborough, MA 01879


Please RSVP by 10/5/18 to: Rachel Leo, SEPAC Chair, rachel.leo@comcast.net


This informative workshop will provide an overview of rights and responsibilities of Parents/Guardians in the Special Education process. It is designed to help parents learn how to be effective partners with the school; to decide his/her child’s eligibility criteria for special education; to plan, make decisions and to monitor the education progress of his/her child. Parents/Guardians are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop at least once if he/she has a child with special needs.