Tashua School Weekly Updates

Mrs. Neumeyer, Principal

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May 14, 2021

Dear Tashua Families,


Thank goodness spring has finally sprung! It is so nice to be able to welcome the warm weather. Our students continue to work hard each and every day; they are showing pride in their work and a passion for learning! Most exciting, is the growth I am seeing them make in the area of literacy. Our students are actively engaged in their learning tasks and are motivated to work on elaborating on their reading and writing assignments by expressing their opinions and adding details. They are reflective of the progress they are making and are diligently using the student rubrics to set goals for further improvement.


Our students in grades 3-5 were thrilled to complete the SBAC testing this week! They all did a fine job. I was extremely impressed with their stamina, perseverance and "can do" attitudes! Next week, our grade 5 students will take the NGSS Science exam on Tuesday 5/18 & Wednesday 5/19. Again, we hope students will not be absent during the testing period, except for illness, and that they continue to strive to do their very best! Please continue to: Have your child arrive to school on time; Provide your child with a nutritious breakfast; Help your child to be prepared for school each day with a fully charged Chromebook and functioning earphones; and set a healthy routine to ensure your child gets plenty of sleep.


We hope you are enjoying our One Book, One School event with your family! We are halfway through the text of Appleblossom the Possum. The students are excited to share how much they are enjoying the story and to answer the trivia question each morning with their class. Remember, if you want to have your child listen to a staff member reading the chapters, you can access these on our school website.


As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, suggestions or good news to share.


Warm regards,

Mrs. Neumeyer

Principal

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 15

Armed Forces Day


Tuesday, May 18

NGSS Science Assessment; Grade 5


Wednesday, May 19

NGSS Science Assessment; Grade 5

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM


Thursday, May 20

Grade 5 Parent Night @ Madison Middle School

Virtual PTA Meeting; 7:00 PM


Monday, May 24

Congratulations lawn signs for 5th Graders to be picked - up from 4:00 -5:30 PM at Tashua.


Tuesday, May 25

Star Math Testing for Grade 5 students; 9:00 AM

BOE Meeting; 7:00 PM


Wednesday, May 26

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM

Kindergarten Orientation for incoming students; 10:00 AM

Kindergarten "Meet the Teachers"; 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM


Thursday, May 27

Field Day for students in grades 3 - 5 (Rain date - Thursday, June 3)


Friday, May 28

Field Day for students in grades K - 2 (Rain date - Thursday, June 4)


Monday, May 31

Memorial Day; No School


Wednesday, June 2

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM


Tuesday, June 8

5th grade field trip to the YMCA


Wednesday, June 9

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM


Monday, June 14

Flag Day


Wednesday, June 16

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM


Thursday, June 17

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM


Friday, June 18

Grade 5 Stepping Up Ceremony; 9:30 AM

Last planned day of school

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM

Report Cards issued

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Follow the link to the Program Leader’s website to learn more about the Language Arts, Math, and Science curriculum! Here you will find the various units of study in each subject area with questions related to the topics of study that you may want to use to engage your child in conversation. The team leaders are also asking for parents to take the time to fill out a very brief survey about the site so that we can keep you updated on important information next year.

Thank you!

Google site link for website information

Google Form Survey Link


Summer Explorations booklet:

https://www.trumbullconted.org/images/customer-files/SUMMER-2021-final-v2.pdf

The link will bring you to Continuing Ed to see the booklet and online registration.

There is a $5.00 nonrefundable processing fee for all courses.


SUMMER EXPLORATIONS 2021

We have added this class to the Summer Explorations website. Please feel free to register online or mail in the registration below. Stepping forth into 1st grade! Come and enjoy a fun-filled day with learning, fresh air, and a craft! POST-KINDERGARTEN, UP, UP AND AWAY! This is for children who have completed kindergarten and would benefit from activities that strengthen their skills socially and intellectually are encouraged to enroll. Phonological awareness, letter recognition, letter sounds, and letter formation will be emphasized.

POST 1 July 12 - July 16 8:30AM - 12:00PM $225

POST 2 July 19 - July 23 8:30AM - 12:00PM $225

Location: Frenchtown

++ Summer Registration: There is a $5.00 non refundable processing fee per registration per family. To avoid paying multiple fees, register all children at once.

+++We reserve the right to cancel or modify our programming due to COVID.

++++All campers are required to wear masks. Please send a spare and label the masks. +++++We will be following CDC guidelines for summer explorations camps this summer. Name:_________________________________________________________ Grade __________________ Address:_____________________________________________City:______________________Zip:_____________ Parent/Guardian:__________________________________________________________ Home Phone:__________________________Cell:_________________________Work:____________________ Emergency #:_________________________Email:_______________________________________________________ Medical/Food Allergies:_____________________________________________________________________________ Total $225.00

Course #POST 1________ Non-Refundable Processing Fee $ 5.00 Total $230.00

Course #POST 2________ Card #_____________________________________Exp. Date______________ CVV____________

Make all checks out to Trumbull Board of Education, mail payment to Trumbull Continuing Education, 72 Strobel Road, Trumbull, CT 06611


For K-5 Curriculum updates, please visit the website below:

https://sites.google.com/trumbullps.net/programleaders-site/home

Updates and Reminders

Kindergarten Registration and Orientation

Online registration can be accessed via the Trumbull Public Schools website under “General,” then “Student Registration.” To register for kindergarten, please use the following link:

Website Registration Page: https://www.trumbullps.org/general/student-registration.html

Please note Kindergarten for 2021-22 is open to children born on or before January 1, 2017. Any questions can be directed to Maria Vaz, TPS Registrar, at 203-452-4348 or mvaz@trumbullps.org. Please share this information with any neighbors you may have that might not be aware of this new process.


Our Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Wednesday, May 26th. We will host a virtual presentation for our incoming families at 10:00 AM. Later in the afternoon, we will be inviting our incoming Kindergarten students to school for a "Get to Know You" session along with a visit to the kindergarten classrooms. While the students are in the building, our parents will be meeting with our PTA in the courtyard to learn more about our school community. The event will conclude with a Q & A session with Mrs. Neumeyer. Invitations for this event will be emailed to families who have completed the registration process.

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Breakfast and Lunch: Reminder ALL children are eligible for breakfast and lunch. Food Services has three PICKUP Days per week (Monday, Wednesday & Fridays). Friday PICK UP includes Saturday and Sunday meals. You may drive around to the back of the school between the hours of 9:30-11:00 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to pick-up meals. Please take advantage of receiving these meals. In doing so, you are actually helping our district. Please know, for your convenience, Tashua families are allowed to pick up and distribute meals for other TPS students!

Updates from our PTA

Tashua Take-Out

Support local restaurants who have graciously donated to our Tashua PTA. Mention “Tashua PTA” when you place your order from one the restaurants below to receive a discount.


Support our local restaurants AND receive a 10% discount.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: Brick Oven on Main (Take-out) - 203-870-6836

Tuesdays: Trumbull Pizza Company (They deliver!) - 203-261-1430 or 203-261-1431


We have a new addition...THIS N THAT frozen meals to go! Menu is attached.

Help in supporting this local business who has donated to the PTA and enjoy a homemade meal without having to cook.

EVERY MONDAY text your order to 203-726-0769. Pick up your order at 213 Shelton Road in Trumbull on Wednesdays or Thursdays (order $50+ and get FREE delivery).

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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

If you haven’t done so already, please join our PTA! You can access membership by using the link below: www.tashuaschoolpta.membershiptoolkit.com.

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