Tashua Family Weekly Update

Mrs. Neumeyer, Principal

January 14, 2022

Dear Tashua Families,

Happy Friday! It is hard to believe we are already halfway through the month of January. We had another festive week at Tashua. This week we celebrated our Tashua TIGERS for their fine behavior and effort with a school-wide spirit week. On Monday, we had "Flannel Day", Tuesday was "Look alike Day", Wednesday was "Workout Wednesday", Thursday was "Throwback to Summer Day" and today, our students are dressed in their Tashua Pride gear. Our students are working extremely hard and we are so proud of them!

Congratulations to our Principal Proud Board Students!

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Kindergarten: Gavin Ma, Sebastian Mollenthiel, Peyton Vitiello, Artem Zhdanov

Grade 1: Sadie Barczak, Peter Smith, Jackson Tiago, Ryan Pollock

Grade 2: Valeria Brinz, Bridger Macklin, Jackson Mayrides, Miller Murren

Grade 3: Grace Caskin, Connor Decker, Aiden Golrick, Peter Smith

Grade 4: Nicholas Massella, Emilia Moreno, Luke Nicholson

Grade 5: Risha Shrivastav, Alexis Sineglasov, Antonio Tarantino

As we discussed at our most recent PTA meeting, we are currently in the process of the budget season. Please be sure to take some time to familiarize yourself with the budget requests that are being proposed for the 2022-2023 year. The complete TPS budget book can be accessed below:


You can also access Dr. Semmel's presentation using the following link: https://www.trumbullps.org/Attachments/boe/budgets/22-23/Presentation-1-11-22%20PDF.pdf.

In addition, if you missed the elementary budget presentation last night at the BOE meeting, you will be able to view the recording on: https://www.trumbullps.tv/

We truly appreciate your ongoing support and active involvement in your child's education!

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or good news to share, please feel free to email me at NeumeyeJ@trumbullps.org or contact me at school by calling 203-452-4433.

Warm regards,

Mrs. Neumeyer


A Few Highlights from the Classrooms

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Kindergarten students have enjoyed their first Tashua Spirit Week! They showed off their flannel, wore some Tashua spirit gear, flashed back to summer with some sunny outfits and participated in some exercises for workout Wednesday!

Kindergarteners have also been working hard to use their “reading super powers” during reading workshop. They are officially, ‘Super Readers’!! They are learning to put all of their superpowers together to help become even stronger readers!

Third grade students are studying balanced forces in Science. We built beam balances, used levels, and observed how the balance responds when mass is added.
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Good News - Student News

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Tashua fifth grade student, Elias Manias has made the finals for BEST GOAL in 2021 for US Youth Soccer! Please vote for Elias (deadline is Sunday, 1/16) by clicking on the link: https://fs23.formsite.com/USYS/2021GOTYSOTYVoting/index.html

A full video of nominees can be found by clicking on the link: https://youtu.be/r1D33WtdphQ

If you have any "Good News - Student News" to share about your child, please email Mrs. Holmes at holmesM@trumbullps.org and Mrs. Neumeyer at NeumeyeJ@trumbullps.org.

Important Announcments

Delayed Opening Hours:

1 ½ hour Delay – 10: 05 AM – 3:20 PM

2 hour Delay – 10:35 AM – 3:20 PM

2 ½ hour Delay – 11:05 AM – 3:20 PM

Early Dismissal Hours:

8:35 AM – 1:00 PM

Warm Clothing for Recess

Please be sure your child comes to school with a warm jacket or coat, hat, and gloves. We try to get our students outside, even in the cold weather, so it is important that they are dressed properly.

School Community Initiatives

Tashua's Got Talent 2022

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What is your special talent? Singing, dancing, playing an instrument, or comedy? We want to see it! Sign up to participate in this year’s variety show. We will be virtual again this year, so start thinking about your act over the break and sign up here: Tashua’s Got Talent 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest DEADLINE EXTENDED FRIDAY, January 21st

Senator Chris Murphy invites Tashua students to participate in his Office’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest! Students from elementary, middle, and high schools from across Connecticut will be participating in honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by submitting essays that reflect on Dr. King’s dream, their own aspirations, and the importance of what Dr. King means to them.

Submissions are now open and must be received by January 21st. Essays can be submitted online or mailed to the Hartford office. Further information about the contest details can be found by clicking on the following flyer:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1itGKY_O5aNCxR_DIwrBehznNSVo_MUiK/view?usp=sharing. You can also access a spanish version by clicking on the link:


If you have any further questions, please email MLK_Essay@murphy.senate.gov.

From the Desk of Nurse Chamale

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Reminders from the Health Office....

Anyone (regardless of vaccine status) with the following symptoms may have COVID:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For the updated isolation, quarantine, testing and return to school guidelines please click here

To report a covid positive student please go to the link below to report the case


Please use the following link to upload your child's completed Vaccination Card: Tashua Vaccination Upload Form. You must be signed into your child's @trumbullps.net google account to complete this form and upload the card. If you receive an error message, "you need permission" it is because you are not signed in to your child's google account.

Testing and vaccination resources:

Covid Testing Locations


Covid-19 Vaccination Registration:


Nurse Chamale



Upcoming Events

Monday, January 17th

  • No School; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Friday, January 21th

  • Spirit Day - Wear your TASHUA PRIDE Gear

Friday, January 28th

  • Spirit Day - Wear your TASHUA PRIDE Gear

Updates from our PTA

The Tashua school PTA is excited to sponsor a parent workshop about child anxiety with Dr. Rebecca Shrag-Hershberg. Please save the date to join on Thursday, February 3rd from 8-9pm:

Virtual on Google meets: Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ubv-mrtr-hji

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 636-334-6944 PIN: ‪763 497 915#

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Tashua Day @ Xperiment VR - Come join your Tashua friends on Sunday, February 27 from 11-3pm at Xperiment Virtual Reality at 100 Hawley Lane in Trumbull. Sign up to play for 30 minutes or 60 minutes and a portion of all proceeds will go directly back to our school! Enter to win a $50 VR gift card too by purchasing a raffle ticket. More details to follow!!!


We have limited amounts of vintage (2020) swag. Order on Membership Toolkit:


Pura Vida bracelets are still available! Order on Membership toolkit: https://tashuaschoolpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/4337


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PTA General Meeting Dates:

February 17th

March 31st

May 5th

June 2nd

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PTA Membership


Some of things that membership dues pay for include:

• Recognition of staff throughout the year with breakfasts and lunches

• Activities and goodies for staff during staff appreciation

• Grade level activities, including a number of activities for the 5th grade

• Supplies for Teachers

• Professional Development for Teachers

• Folders and assignment books for students

Our PTA registration for the 2021-2022 school year is already up and running! Please use the link below to join and access your membership:


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