Tyngsborough Elementary School
October 16, 2016
This week, Superintendent Don Ciampa retires. Tyngsborough Public Schools was fortunate enough to hire Don in 1978. He’s held many important positions during his tenure. Teacher, coach, department head, principal, technology director, and superintendent. As Superintendent, Don has always been visible throughout the district each and every day. He could be seen in the cafeteria engaged in a conversation with students, teaching a math lesson, or on the playgrounds at TES. Don’s connections with the students and staff of Tyngsborough epitomize the wonderful contribution he has made.Tyngsborough is beyond fortunate to have been led by Don's expertise, work ethic and commitment. Mr. Ciampa has left a remarkable legacy behind and one which will remain with us for years to come. He is leaving Tyngsborough Public Schools a better place than when he found it, and that in itself, will remain a lasting tribute to his ambitious goals and hard work.
We will miss our colleague, a mentor, a visionary, a leader and indeed a friend.
Dr. Flanagan's Weekly audioBoom
The 9th Annual Tyngsborough Trot 5K Road Race/Walk for Education will take place on Sunday, November 6th at the Tyngsborough Elementary School. 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 available on the web site shortly. Register before October 19 and take advantage of a discounted registration fee. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners, and medal awards will be given 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.
Thank you Firefighter Pelletier!
A special thank you to Firefighter John Pelletier for providing important information and helpful tips about fire safety to students in preschool - grade 5.
Massachusetts Children's Book Awards - Grades 4-6
Students in grades 4-6 will have the opportunity to participate in the MCBA again this year. A special thank you to our Parent Teacher Organization for supporting the purchase of these wonderful chapter books. Additional information will be forthcoming.
Donald P. Ciampa Performing Arts Center
A dedication to Superintendent Ciampa!
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2016-2017 TES Student Council
So proud of our student representatives in grades 4&5. A special thank you to Mrs. Richard, Mrs. Reault, & Mrs. Slattery for facilitating their important work and service this year.
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Fall Scholastic Book Fair
Our Scholastic Book Fair will be at TES from
November 2nd - November 10th
All scholastic dollar profits earned from the fair go directly back to our school and put new books into the hands of our students at TES and into their classroom and school libraries. Profits are also used to purchase books for special events at TES such as our Community Reader Day, Global Read Alouds, MCBA, new classroom read-alouds, and our yearly author visits.
Please sign up at http://signup.com/go/2Sisq7 if you are interested in volunteering!!
Tyngsborough Elementary School
We have a very busy 2016-2017 school year planned!
Please check dates weekly as dates are subject to change.
Friday, 10/14 - Progress Reports Sent Home (Kindergarten - Grade 5)
Thursday, 10/20 - Upper Elementary School PTO Roller Kingdom Night
Saturday, 10/22 - Health & Safety Fair @ 9:00-1:00 at THS
Wednesday, 10/26 & Thursday, 10/27 - Fun with Fossils and Dino's PreK and K - Sponsored by PTO
Wednesday, 10/26 – Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 and Kindergarten – Grade 5 @ 12:00)
Wednesday, 10/26 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 at TES
Saturday, 10/29 - PTO Trunk or Treat 4PM to 5:30PM
Thursday, 11/3 - Scholastic Book Fair Evening & PTO Fall Fundraiser Pick-up @ 4:00-7:00
Sunday, 11/6 - Tyngsborough Trot @ 10:00 a.m. - Scholastic Book Fair OPEN
Tuesday, 11/8 - No School - Election Day
Thursday, 11/10 - O'Connor Studios Photo Re-takes
Thursday, 11/10 - TES Hosts Our Annual Veterans Breakfast
Friday, 11/11 - No School
Wednesday, 11/23 - Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 and Kindergarten – Grade 5 @ 12:00)
Wednesday, 11/23 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. at TES
Thursday, 11/24 -Friday, 11/25 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving!
TES will administer the Next-Generation MCAS in Spring 2017. Details to follow.http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/nextgen/default.html
Grade 3: April 25-27 ELA
Grade 4: April 10 -12 ELA
Grade 5: April 3, 6 &7 ELA
Grade 3: May 1,2 Math
Grade 4: May 4,5 Math
Grade 5: May 11,12 Math
Grade 5 MCAS Science: May 16,17
These are tentative dates and are subject to change. There are a total of 3 ELA sections and 2 math sections for each grade level. There are 2 Science MCAS tests as well.
Halloween Extravaganza - Friday, 10/28
This year, TES will provide the opportunity for students and staff to wear costumes on Friday, October 28th - Halloween! In order to make the day a success, we have developed a few guidelines.
Most importantly, all costumes must be school appropriate.
All students participating must come to school dressed in their costumes -- no getting ready in the building. Therefore, students should not bring makeup or hair products to school.
Basic Costume Don't's:
- Costumes may not have parts that interfere with learning. This means no masks or costumes that restrict movement or vision, or prevent sitting at desks Costumes must not obstruct movement in the hallways.
- Costumes may not promote violence or have accessories or props that could be used as a weapon.
Please remember that this is still a school day. Students are expected to fully participate in class throughout the day. We are looking forward to everyone following the guidelines, coming up with creative costumes, and having fun!
Friendly Reminder: Please do not send food or candy into school.
Students enjoying a read aloud!
"A penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like—and it isn’t all fun and games." https://www.amazon.com/Penguin-Problems-Jory-John/dp/0553513370
Rhyming dust bunnies on the loose in grade 1!
Scientists in action!
3rd Graders planting Brassica Fast Plants to observe the cycle of life.