Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance October 7, 2018 #6

Important Information and Key Dates


October 2018

October 8 - NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day

October 11 - SIT Mtg. 7:45am Library (postponed because of new teacher breakfast)

October 11 - RI Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea, visits Tiogue today; AND Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

October 12 - Grade One Field Trip

October 15 - PTA MTG 6:30pm Library or Cafeteria

October 17 - Faculty Mtg. 3:20pm

October 18 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

October 22 - R.O.A.R. Show - PBIS Assembly (1pm K-2 show & 2pm 3-5 show)

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

October 30 - LifeTouch Picture Day

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.

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.

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue on Wednesday, 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 Blackrock for the week.

-Article of the week-

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.

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SEL/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 6:

Our work has continued over this past week.

We have circled up with students that have had issues to help to work them through the process of reconciliation and resolve. Unfortunately, a handful of our students have remained at the top of the list of behavior referrals. We are continuing to create and revise individualized plans for those kids.

PBIS update: The Tiogue PBIS Team met on Thursday 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.

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.

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


Friday 10/12/18 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

Our Collective Commitment At Tiogue!

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