Tyngsborough Elementary School

September 11, 2017 Update

Our staff had one word for our Open House & 1st Annual Ice Cream Social...INCREDIBLE! What an amazing turnout! The pride and endless smiles from our students were awesome to see! They were so proud to show off their classrooms, teachers, and our school!


Our 1st Annual Ice Cream Social was a big hit! Our raffle winners will be notified this week. A great big thank you to Bob from Sullivan Farms Ice Cream for his support and to the many THS students that volunteered to scoop over 1,000 cups of ice cream! Finally, thank you to the many students that dunked Mr. Salmon (and the rest of us)! We had fun, but most of all, we enjoyed seeing our students so happy!


A friendly reminder that this Wednesday, 9/13 is an early release day. Preschool dismissal at 11:30 and Kindergarten - Grade 5 is at 12:00. If there is any change to your child's regular dismissal plan, please be sure to notify the office in writing as soon as possible.


School Safety

All Tyngsborough Public Schools staff and students have been trained on the ALICE crisis response protocol. This protocol is the latest emergency response program and is nationally recognized and has been adopted by school districts throughout the country.

This month, we will be practicing our ALICE crisis response scenarios and fire drills. This may include a simulated lockdown and /or building evacuation. Sgt. Manning and Sgt. Bourque of the Tyngsborough Police Department will be present to facilitate this simulation. As always, we are sensitive of the developmental needs of our students and scenarios will be presented in an age appropriate manner.

Thank you for your continued support with our priority of school safety.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot5G_orN-iI&feature=youtu.be


Tuition Accounts

Cheryl Santos, upper elementary school lead secretary will not be sending invoices for tuition accounts. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office. Thank you for your timely payment. cheryl.santos@tyngsboroughps.org

The following link will take you to our payment page (UniPay Gold) hosted by UniBank. UniBank hosts this page to ensure all transactions are handled with their stringent security protocols. Payments can be made out of a checking account electronically for a $0.25 UniBank processing fee or by using a credit card (MasterCard & Discover) with a fee imposed by the credit card companies (the Fee Schedule for credit cards is on the UniPay website).

https://unipaygold.unibank.com/Default.aspx?customerid=1103

Student Accident Insurance

For those parents looking for accident insurance for their students, you can go to http://www.bobmccloskey.com/ for the application.


Social Media Preparedness and Presentation for the TPS Community

On Monday, September 18th Tyngsborough Public Schools is pleased to welcome Katie Greer to present to our students, faculty, parents/guardians and community members. Katie L. Greer has provided nearly a decade of Internet/technology safety education to schools, law enforcement agencies, large corporations, community organizations and at national conferences throughout the United States and Canada. Her unique professional, educational and personal background has resulted in dynamic programs that appeal to all age groups. Please see below for a description of the community and student presentations. Please note that audience members must be eighteen years old or older to attend the community presentation.


Community Presentation: September 18th at 6:30 in the Tyngsborough High School Gymnasium
(Please note that this is an 18+ event)

Our kids are doing WHAT? What can I do to protect them? What apps should I be worried about? Is social networking safe? Is my child being cyberbullied? What’s texting? Sexting? What’s next? It’s often overwhelming being a parent today in our technology-driven society. Keeping up with the latest trends and dangers can often seem like an impossible task. Katie will help you navigate the digital waters and let you know what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next when it comes to your children and technology, and provides parents with proactive initiatives to keep kids safe. The following is an example of the information that is covered during this presentation:

  • Updates on the latest technology trends and dangers

  • Social media

  • Digital Tattoos

  • Interactive gaming

  • Case examples and real life implications

  • Cell phones/smartphones/devices

  • Cyberbullying laws and legislation

  • Overview of what message Katie sends to students

  • Rules and regulations

  • Q&A: Parents are encouraged to asked questions throughout, and the program will end with an open forum allowing parents more time to ask specific questions


Tyngsborough Elementary School Presentations during the School Day

Grades 3-5

At this age, kids are starting to become interested in communicating with friends online – through various social networking sites (most of which they’re not allowed to be on) and interactive gaming. With more and more kids in this age range having access to their very own devices, it’s a great time to lay down some important foundations. The following is an example of what is covered during this presentation:

  • What is personal information?

  • Social networking

  • Interactive gaming rules

  • Cell phone/tablet rules and ways to stay safe

  • Cyberbullying

  • “Who Done It” – an interactive game showing kids why they should only be communicating with friends online

  • Q&A: Katie invites questions from students


PreK-2

Today, kids are digital natives – born wired and ready for all things technology. With that, it’s never too early to start educating kids how to appropriately use the Internet and all other technologies. This interactive presentation covers important safety basics such as:


  • What are some rules you follow when it comes to using tablets and phones?

  • Games: What games are we playing and what are some good rules while playing them?

  • What is personal information?

  • How do we keep personal information safe?

  • What sites/apps are appropriate for us to use?

  • Q&A: Katie invites questions from students


Thank you for your continued cooperation with our arrival/dismissal process. Take a moment to watch this Bus Safety Video with your child(ren).

https://youtu.be/3X5TAB_O7PA


Important Dates (*Dates are subject to change)


SEPTEMBER

Wednesday, September 13th - Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & Kindergarten - Grade 5 @ 12:00)

Wednesday, September 20th - O'Connor Studios Picture Day - Preschool - Grade 2

Thursday, September 21st - O'Connor Studios Picture Day - Grades 3-5



Please consider supporting our amazing community groups.

http://www.eftyng.org/

http://www.tyngsboroughpto.org/

http://www.tyngsboroughps.org/pages/Tyngsborough/Departments/Special_Education/sepac


I anticipate a terrific year as we collectively strive to foster a culture of learning. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with the highly qualified and dedicated staff, the wonderful students, and the supportive families.


Proud Principal,

Kerry Cavanaugh


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.