Tashua School Weekly Updates
Mrs. Neumeyer, Principal
April 9, 2021
Dear Tashua Families,
What a fabulous spirit week we all enjoyed! It was so fun to see the students excited for each day! On Monday, we definitely saw some interesting mix & match outfits. On Tuesday, we kicked the day off with a lively dance party "Dancing Through The Decades"! A huge thank you goes out to Dani McGillicuddy, Tyler Cohen and Todd Richard for creating this outstanding video for our entertainment. Use the link below to enjoy this performance over and over again...it is quite the entertaining workout!
On Wednesday, students were dressed up as the occupations they hope to have when they grow up. On Thursday, we had a pajama day/sports day. Finally, on Friday, we concluded the week by students wearing their Tashua Pride gear and celebrating with a festive game of BINGO.
When we return from spring break, we will be celebrating with a Earth week.
EARTH WEEK AT TASHUA!
April 19 – 23th
Monday – Lights-Out Monday - let’s see how much energy we can save by working with our lights off!
Tuesday – Teach Outside Tuesday – Get outdoors for some fresh- air learning! We will make signs with reminders for how to take care of the Earth at home!
Wednesday – Virtual Field Trip! - We will “travel” to 5 different National Parks and learn about the importance of protecting these beautiful landscapes!
Thursday – Meatless Lunch Day- Delicious yogurt parfaits will be served for lunch (Thank you, Ms. Sue!), or bring your own meatless lunch from home!
***Also, let’s all wear green because it’s EARTH DAY!!***
Friday – Flower Friday – bring in an empty can from home (no larger than 14 oz) to REUSE as a wildflower planter!
When we return from spring break, we will begin our class placement process for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a very involved process, as we will strive to create balanced classes at each grade level. In addition to balancing the number of boys and girls in a class, we also strive to create academically balanced classes. The goal is to create classes in which each classroom teacher will be able to meet the needs of all learners.
As we begin this task, we will keep the following goals foremost in our mind:
- to consider the needs of all students and to maximize our ability to deliver appropriate instruction in accordance with students’ needs
- to consider any unique needs that any student might have
The process for assigning children to classes will begin with the current classroom teachers who will meet together by grade level with our reading consultants, math specialist, our social worker, and me. We will meet again several times to make any changes which we feel will benefit the groupings. Modifications will be made as necessary, resulting in the final lists.
I would also like to offer parents the opportunity to be a part of this process.
While it is not appropriate for parents to make requests for specific teachers, you may write a letter to me explaining your child’s learning style and the type of learning environment you feel is best for your child.
In past years, some parents/guardians have made requests of current classroom teachers to place their children with particular teachers or students for the next grade. Please understand that teachers cannot honor these requests; there is no reason to meet with teachers to discuss next year’s placement.
Submitting letters is not an opportunity to request teachers or classmates; it is merely an opportunity to make us aware of your child’s needs. No teacher names should appear in your letter. Further, the names of other students should also not appear in your letter, as your request could potentially impact another student’s learning needs or parental wishes.
If you, as a parent/guardian, feel your child has a particular learning need in which we might be unaware, I ask that you inform me, in writing, of your child’s need. I will then bring this need to the attention of our teachers.
In order to meet our timeline, I must have your letter by: Monday, April 26th: NO EXCEPTIONS.
All of these steps will be completed prior to the end of the school year. Throughout the months of July and August, new students who move into the Tashua district will be added to the lists. Students who move from our district will be removed from the lists.
Occasionally there may also be staff changes. In any of these instances, we may find that one change necessitates another. It is for this reason that we notify families/students of class placement in our August mailing.
Please remember that we all take this process very seriously. We want the best placement for each child at Tashua School and we will work diligently to ensure that we reach this goal. I hope that this information has been helpful to you.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, suggestions or good news to share.
I hope you all have a wonderful spring break! Enjoy and stay healthy!
Monday, April 12 - Friday, April 16
No School; Spring Break
Wednesday, April 21
Administrative Professional Day
Early dismissal for students; 1:00 PM - Teacher work day in the afternoon
Thursday, April 22
Virtual PTA Meeting: 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 27
BOE Meeting; 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 28
Early dismissal for students; 1:00 PM - Teacher work day in the afternoon
Thursday, April 29
Virtual Author Visit; Josh Funk - sponsored by the PTSA
Friday, April 30
Updates and Reminders
The deadline to order your yearbook is fast approaching! All orders need to be in no later than this Saturday - April 10th. We will not be ordering extras!
Please use the link below to place your order:
Please take note of your order information as we will not be able to look up orders previously placed. If you’re unsure if you place an order, please contact Lifetouch or check your credit card statement.
The deadline for submitting pictures is over. Thank you to all that sent in their photos. We received a large amount, therefore can’t guarantee that all pictures will be in the yearbook!
Once again, thank you for your continued support!
Please contact Jennifer Kegan if you have any questions: Kegans27@gmail.com
Kindergarten Registration: 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: https://www.trumbullps.org/general/student-registration/kindergarten-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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updates from our PTA
Tashua Families...WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this year's event a success! Please consider donating a good or service to our silent auction or raffle. This is a great way to support our school and promote your business. If a donation letter and/or EIN# is needed please contact Lisa Stein.
Also we are looking for parents to join our Spring Fundraising committee to help with soliciting donations. Please reach out to Lisa Stein or Jenna Petiprin if you can give even a few hours of your time, it would be greatly appreciated!
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).
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.