Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin
At-A-Glance April 13, 2019 #31
ENJOY YOUR APRIL VACATION!
Important Information and Key Dates
Please note, we have many off team IEP/Other mtgs. on days other than Thursday. Therefore, please check individual Google Calendars for specific information
April 13 - Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL (4/13-4/21) - enjoy your break!
April 15 - TAX DAY!
April 20 - Happy Passover
April 21 - Happy Easter
April 22 - BACK TO SCHOOL
April 23 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 4 ELA
April 24 - Faculty Mtg. 3:20pm in the Library
April 25 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 3 ELA; TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information
April 30 - Gr. 4 Field Trip to the State House; Science Practice Test GR 5
May 1 - Gr. 5 Begins Sci Assessment; Gr. 4 Cartographer visits
May 2 - Gr. 4 Cartographer visits; TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information
May 3 - ASFMS ADMIN visits with grade 5 students/teachers
May 6 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 4 MATH
May 7 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 4 MATH
May 8 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 3 MATH; Night of the Arts at Tiogue
May 9 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 3 MATH; TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information
May 12 - Happy Mother's Day
May 13 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 5 MATH
May 14 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 5 MATH
May 22 - ASFMS Parent Step Up Night for Grade 5 from 6pm-7pm
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:
4/22/19 at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm) - Faculty please try to attend this mtg.
5/20/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm)
June TBD at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)
SCHOOL STORE Every Other WEDNESDAY
Test Schedule for Tiogue - Click the link to be brought to our Google Spreadsheet.
There are some specials and/or lunch switches on a few days.
Accommodation Booklet for 2019 has been released
Our District Testing schedule can be found here as well as within our Tiogue Shared Folder in the Google Drive.
Below are the links to the released items page on the RIDE website, TestNav Released Items and Massachusetts Dept. of Educ. site:
Grade 3-5 teachers also have access to a folder of released items chosen by the elementary principals.
Updated Information and Training Resources for the Science Assessment
RI NGSA Portal:
- RI Next Generation Science Assessment Portal: Here you can access the following:
- Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). NOTE: The TIDE used for the NGSA is different from the TIDE used for the digital PSAT 10 administration.
- Secure Browser information
- Training test (practice test) access
- Brochure on accessing the NGSA Training Test (PDF)
- Training Test User Guide (PDF)
- Register for portal updates at: RI NGSA Portal. You will receive automatic notifications when any resources are added. Contact the AIR Help Desk (866-757-9347) or email@example.com with questions.
RIDE SITE Click HERE.
Articles and other news
Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:
*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*
*Reminder: Do not send students to the office to deliver behavior referrals
Referrals: Please complete all sections of the behavior referral forms for Kim. Be as specific as possible.
4/23 - 2:45 pm Extra Recess
4/24 - all Lunches Lunch with Mrs Sturdahl
4/24 - 2:30 pm Flashlight Reading
4/26 - all day Wear hat for the day
4/30 - 2:30 pm Lego Time
4/30 2:45 pm Computer Time
Please turn in all referrals to Kim within 24 hours of the infraction or incident.
Infractions involving the location of bathroom trended downward this past week; however, incidents outside on the playground and during other unstructured times increased slightly.
MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Blackrock after the break, the week of 4/22/19
**Article of the week**
April 13, 2019: Education Spending - Is it enough? - From EdWeek
April 6, 2019: The Best Way to Stay Calm amid Challenging Behavior...- Psychology Today
March 30, 2019: Interesting commentary regarding readiness for Kindergarten, found in EdWeek.
March 23, 2019: 10 Emotional Coaching Phrases When Your Child Is Upset - Nurture and Thrive Blog Post
March 16, 2019: Using Graphic Novels in an English class - definitely applies to our level too.
*Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.
Our Nurse's Corner of Information
FOR GRADES 3-5:
This note is for parents/guardians of students taking RICAS
Our PTA will again be providing snacks for Grades 3 through 5 on testing days. Snack options will be Cheezit brand cheese crackers, Veggie straws, Motts fruit snacks, and pretzels.
If you do NOT want your child to have the option to pick a snack please notify myself or your child's teacher directly.
Gina D'Aguanno MS.RN.CSNT
Tiogue Elementary School
Keeping this video up for another week - Take a look at the video below: The True Gifts of a Dyslexic Mind...
SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner
SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Week 31: Referrals were down again this week. And, Major referrals were minimal. Great news.
Also, see the article of the week for some good strategies when dealing with challenging behaviors.