Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

March 16, 2019 - No. 27

Help Us to Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st

Students, faculty and staff wear stripes and mis-matched socks on this day.

Let's support all of our learners at Tiogue and within Coventry on this day.

View this website for more information about the day.

See these two videos for more information:

Chromosomes R Us

Happy World Down Syndrome Day

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Thank you for your support of the Pennies For Patients Drive. We raised $952 for cancer research!

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Important Information at Tiogue

Tiogue is proud to again be a Title One, Feinstein Leadership School!

Hours: 8:40am - 3:10pm


Students may come to school when supervisory coverage begins at 8:20am

We have had many children dropped of at school very early this winter. Please be aware that school does not have adults on duty until 8:20am.

Also, if your children are late to school, you must come inside of the building to sign them in for the day.

Dates to Remember:

March 2019

March 15, 2019 - Storyteller, Len Cabral Performed at Tiogue

March 18, 2019 - PTA Mtg. 6:30pm

March 19, 2019 - Grade 5 visits Coventry HS - Special Concert Event (permission slip was sent home on Friday 3/8))

March 20, 2019 - Parent Workshop with Mrs. Lyons 6:00pm

March 21, 2019 - Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day - Students and Faculty/Staff wear striped clothing and mis-matched socks to school

March 29, 2019 - LifeTouch Spring Photos - see message below

April 2019

April 1, 2019 - Book Fair Opens for the week

April 5, 2019 - PTA BINGO NIGHT - Book Fair will be set up

April 10, 2019 - RICAS State Testing Begins for Grade 5

Upcoming PTA Meeting Schedule:

3/18/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm)

4/22/19 at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)

5/20/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm)

June TBD at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)

School Store information:

PTA School Store will take place every other Wednesday during student lunch/recess times.

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"

Storyteller Len Cabral - March 15th - Thank you to our PTA and to Mrs. Flynn for bringing this famous storyteller to Tiogue

Reading Week at Tiogue

Reading Week at Tiogue is April 1st - April 5th

BINGO - Monday 4/1/19

"The Only Way to Have A Friend Is to B-1

Played in school - not to be confused with our PTA BINGO NIGHT on Friday, April 5th

Guest Read - Tuesday 4/2/19

"Friendship Is a Gift"

Vocabulary Parade - Wed. 4/3/19

"Friends Stand By One Another"

Anything Goes/PJ Day (for students) - Thurs. 4/4/19

"Friendship Frenzy"

PJ Day - please wear appropriate footwear and PJs on this day

Theater-Works USA - Fri. 4/5/19

"Friends Take ACTion"

LifeTouch Spring Photos - March 29th

Mark your calendar! Spring Picture Day is on Friday, March 29, 2019. All students will be photographed and will receive a picture package with the option to purchase and/or return pictures you do not wish to purchase. Please notify your child’s teacher if you do not want an individual portrait taken of your child. Look for more information on your child's Picture Day Flyer/Order Form. For Customer Support, please call 401-828-5220.

Thank you,

Claudia, Robin, and all your friends at Lifetouch

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Child Outreach Screening

Please contact Lisa Neil at 822-9400, extension 249 if you would like to set up a Child Outreach Screening. Mrs. Neil is located at our Central Office on 1675 Flat River Road.

Flyer is located below as well.

Our Nurse's Corner:

Thank you for your generosity during our Pennies for Patients Drive.

We raised $952!

Reporting Illnesses to School:

Please let the school know why your child(ren) are out sick. This is the season for many different illnesses. The Flu has hit Rhode Island. Reporting will help us to track the progress of illness this winter. Thank you.

Gina D'Aguanno MS.RN.CSNT

Tiogue Elementary School


Please consider filling out this annual Dept. of Education survey - we would like your input - to date, we have 45 family surveys filled out. We would like to meet our goal of at least 75 in the next 2 weeks.

The RI Dept. Of Education's SurveyWorks Opened on January 14th (See information Below)

Dear Parents:

The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its yearly SurveyWorks Parent Survey, which is an opportunity for parents to provide feedback about our school and our children’s opportunities to learn. The survey results are most useful when all parents participate, so I am writing to ask you to participate in this survey.

Your views on matters like the safety of your child at school, the way students are taught, the condition of the school, and how connected you feel to this school are important. By taking this short survey you can help our school leadership and our parent-teacher organization to make improvements to our school. Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual; no one can tie your responses back to you.

You can take the short survey online between January 14th and March 31th. To take the survey, visit: surveys.panoramaed.com/ride then enter: 06116family to gain access to Tiogue School's Survey. Each school in the state has their own individual code.

Thank you,

Dom Giusti

Important Links

Coventry Public Schools Website: http://www.coventryschools.net/home

School Website: http://tiogueschool.squarespace.com/

Parent Information on our District site

(NEW ITEM) School Dept. 2018-19 Calendar: Click here

Coventry Curriculum Resources: Click here

Safe Snack List: Click here

Health & Wellness Letter: Click here

Food Service in Coventry: Click here

Bus Information: Click here


RI Broadcaster's Association: Sign up for weather and school closing alerts here

*NEWEST CodeRED Alert System: Sign up here


Consider following the principal on Twitter @domgiusti

Yearbook Booster Information - click below on the Tiogue 2019 pdf