Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

April 27, 2019 - No. 32

Springtime at Tiogue

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Save the Date: Tiogue's Night of the Arts is set for MAY 8th - More information to follow

Important Information at Tiogue

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

Hours: 8:40am - 3:10pm

Dates to Remember:

April 2019

April 29, 2019 - Hat Day for Brave Winners

April 30, 2019 - GR 4 Field Trip to the State House; Gr. 5 Practice Test for RI Science

May 2019

May 1, 2019 - GR 5 Begins State Science Testing & Continues May 2nd

May 3, 2019 - Middle School Administration Visits Tiogue GR 5 Students

May 4 - PTA Egg Hunt - Saturday Morning K-2 begins at +++ and 3-5 begins at +++

May 6 - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week; GR 4 Begins RICAS Math Testing

May 7 - PTA Sponsored Faculty and Staff Luncheon (Thank you in advance)

May 8 - GR 3 Begins RICAS Math Testing; NIGHT OF THE ARTS AT TIOGUE

May 13 - GR 5 Begins RICAS Math Testing

May 22, 2019 - 5th Grade Parents/Guardians - 6 to 7pm Step Up Orientation Night at the Middle School (A flyer will come home from the Middle School about this night time mtg.)

May 31 - Family Dance at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

Upcoming PTA Meeting Schedule:

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 be open 2 more times until the end of the school year.

SCHOOL STORE Information revised: 5/8, 5/22 (last store date for this year)

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"

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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:

New Note:

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. Thank you.

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


Placement Process

Each spring, there is considerable discussion regarding the placement of students for the next school year. The faculty/staff and I spend many hours developing well-balanced classes in which all children have an opportunity to learn and develop their academic and social skills. It is my hope that offering a review of our procedures could reassure you that your child’s placement for next year is in good hands.

There's a clear set of guidelines followed when classes are developed. Heterogeneous groups are formed with the following in mind: even balance of boys and girls whenever possible, full range of skills, even proportion of learning styles, an equal number of students per class, individual student needs, physical needs, school behavior, and peer relationships. In some circumstances, we need to do what is best for an entire grade level when considering placement. Once these factors are considered, the classes are formed. We work to match student and teacher personality and approaches to learning. These decisions are based upon observations made by our teaching staff during the course of the school year. Current teachers also discuss placements with the previous year’s teachers as well as myself. Specialist and Itinerant teachers and other service providers also give input.

The entire placement process takes several months involving very detailed conversations and in-depth consideration. This process has already started and is usually completed by sometime in July. Move in/out students are also taken into consideration when we have that information. We trust that you understand there is a great deal of consideration in forming well balanced classes. Due to the difficulty of placing children, parent requests are respectfully not accepted, and the final decision on class placements resides with the school. Thank you for your trust and continued support.

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

SODEXO FOOD SERVICE APRIL MENU - as soon as the May Menu is available we will post

Consider following the principal on Twitter @domgiusti