Tyngsborough Elementary School

September 29, 2019 Update

Our school is filled with happiness, excitement, fun and TONS of learning! Happy Fall!

2019-2020 School Council

We are seeking 2-3 parents to join this year's School Council. We will meet 3 times over the course of the school year. Meetings will be held at TES at 7:30-8:30 a.m. Please email kerry.cavanaugh@tyngsboroughps.org if you are interested in joining. Thank you!

There are four major areas of responsibilities for councils. School councils are to assist principals in:

  1. Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards

  2. Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school

  3. Reviewing the annual school building budget

  4. Formulating a school improvement plan/strategy for district improvement

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Student Information Form

Recently, an email was sent in regards to completing the Student Information Form. The information form, accessible through the parent portal, is used to collect items such as family information, emergency contact data, and medical permissions. It is crucial that you complete this form as soon as possible. Failure to submit this form will affect your student’s ability to attend field trips, participate in after-school activities, and receive medications from the school nurse.

Grade 4 Band/Sign-up for Learning an Instrument During the School Day

On September 20th, Grade 4 students (and Grade 5 students new to TES) attended a presentation by members of the Grade 7-12 Concert Band. All of the primary musical instruments were demonstrated with the goal of inspiring each student to begin learning how to play an instrument. Each student went home with a gold-colored registration form and letter containing information on how to get started in the Band Program. (Additional forms are available in the main office.) Instrument instruction/Band will take place during the school day. Interested students should return the registration form to their classroom teacher by Monday, September 30th. Band Information & Instrument Rental Night will be held in the TES Cafeteria on Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30pm. Contact Matt Eaton (matthew.eaton@tyngsboroughps.org) with any questions.

Required Band Parent Meeting / Pie Throw at Mr. Eaton: Monday, September 30th, 6:30pm, THS Cafeteria

This brief meeting will include details of our 8th Annual Mattress Fundraiser on Sunday, October 20th. For more information--including a video about our fundraiser--please visit and share this Facebook link: http://bit.ly/ths4-12band

The company we are working with is donating $5 to the Band Program for every parent in attendance at this meeting in the Tyngsborough High Cafeteria on Monday, September 30th.

In addition, any Band student who attends with a parent will be entered into a drawing for the chance to throw a whipped cream pie at Mr. Eaton at the conclusion of the meeting.

Your attendance at the meeting--and forwarding of the Facebook link & attached flyer--is an easy way to raise funds for our Band Program. Please share the Facebook link & attached flyer via social media. Thank you in advance.

Message from Mrs. LaRochelle, Library/Media Specialist

Our library has never looked better! The energy and excitement around books is wonderful to see! We're always looking for volunteers to help out. Please see the link below to sign up.


Preschool Tuition Reminder

A friendly reminder that preschool tuition was due on September 1st. Unfortunately, failure to make timely payments could result in removal from the program. Contact Cheryl Santos, Administrative Assistant with any questions regarding your account. cheryl.santos@tyngsboroughps.org

Day to Day Substitutes

We are looking for day-to-day substitutes. Our daily rates are:

Paraprofessionals - $70

Teacher - $80

If you are interested or know someone who might be, lease contact Liz Gill at 978-649-1990 or

elizabeth.gill@tyngsboroughps.org. Thank you!

Hiring Substitute Nurses

Tyngsborough Public Schools is currently hiring Per Diem Registered Nurses! If you enjoy caring for school aged children and are looking to earn some extra income, please contact Michelle Riley MSN RN, at Tyngsborough Middle School for more information. The daily rate is $165.00 for a full school day. Michelle can be reached at 978-649-3115 (option 2) or by email at michelle.riley@tyngsboroughps.org

Please send in a $1.00 donation for our Annual Adopt a Family.

This year, TES will provide the opportunity for students and staff to wear costumes on Wednesday, October 30th - 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. 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.
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.

~ IMPORTANT DATES ~ (*Dates are subject to change)


Wednesday, October 2nd - Instrument Rental Night - Grade 4 @ 6:30-7:15 (Cafe)

Friday, October 11th - Kindergarten - Grade 5 Trimester 1 Progress Reports Sent Home

Monday, October 14th - No School - Columbus Day

Wednesday, October 30th - Halloween Extravaganza (*details to follow) & Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & Kindergarten - Grade 5 @ 12:00)


Wednesday, November 6th - No School (PD Day for Staff)

Friday, November 8th - Veteran's Day Parade & Breakfast

Monday, November 11th - No School - Veteran's Day

Wednesday, November 13th - O'Connor Studios Photos Re-take Day

Wednesday, November 27th - Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & Kindergarten - Grade 5 @ 12:00)

Thursday, November 28th & Friday, November 29th - No School - Happy Thanksgiving

The 35th TST Community Calendar will be available for purchase for $5 by contacting Daniela diMari at 978-649-2527. The community calendar features dates of Town and School meetings, early release days, MCAS dates and school vacation dates.

The 16th annual Holiday Marketplace will take place on November 3rd at the Tyngsborough Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will feature exhibitors of handcrafted items, gifts, and decorative items, as well as business services and representatives of the home based business work force. Exhibitors wishing to reserve a table for this event may contact Rose Mitchell at mitchell6260@msn.com or info@TyngsboroughScholarshipTrust.org. New this year at the Holiday Marketplace will be pictures with Santa, cookie decorating with Mrs. Clause, and an adult Paint craft! Stay tuned for more details!

TST information is available in the Community News portion of our public schools’ weekly email blast. The TST is actively recruiting new members and invites you to join our meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at the Tyngsborough Town Hall at 7:00 pm. If you would like to volunteer at one fundraising events, enjoy trivia competition, or can help remotely by updating our website or Facebook page, we need you! Please check out our website http://www.tyngsboroughscholarshiptrust.org/ or send an email to info@TyngsboroughScholarshipTrust.org with any questions.

Please consider supporting our amazing community groups.




The Tyngsborough Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age.

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