Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin
At-A-Glance May 18, 2019 #35
Important Community Letter from Superintendent Levis
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
May 20 - School-wide, IN MY HEART Week - see flyer from Cheri for more details; PTA Mtg. 6:30pm
May 21 - Dom at Central Office 10:30-noon; District PBIS Mtg. 12:30pm CHS - Dom and Sue L. attend; School Committee Mtg. Location TBD, 7pm
May 22 - RtI/MTSS Mtg. 8am; FUSE TECH MTG. 3:30pm Central Office; ASFMS Parent Step Up Night for Grade 5 from 6pm-7pm
May 23 - Kindergarten Field Trip; TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information; AdStaff mtg.
May 24 - Students hand in Sleep Log for the week
May 27 - No School, Memorial Day
May 29 - RtI/MTSS Mtg. 7:30am and 8am;Gr. 5 Field Trip to Sturbridge; Paw Sox Game
May 30 - Ocean St. Aquatics in school field trip, Gr. 3; TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information;
May 31 - Recorder and Chorus Concert, in school this morning; Family Dance at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
June 3 - Kindergarten Orientation Night for new families, 5:30pm
June 4 - High School Seniors visit elementary schools today - fond farewell; Annual MacTeacher Night at MacDonalds after 4:30pm
June 5 - Gr. 2 Field Trip to Mystic
June 6 - Final PBIS Mtg. 7:50am, room 2; TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information; Ice Cream Social - Title One Event at CHS - all Title schools - Tiogue, HH, and Blackrock
June 7 - Tiogue's Fun Day, sponsored by the PTA
June 9 - PTA Rainbow Fun Run
June 10 - Gr. Trip to Wawaloam
June 12 - Moving on ceremony for Gr. 5
June 13 - TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information;
June 14 - Last Day of School, Dismissal 11:30am-11:40am- report cards go home
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:
5/20/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm)
June TBD at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)
SCHOOL STORE Information revised: 5/22 (last store date for this year)
In My Heart Feelings Week: May 20-24
In My Heart Activities:
A message from Cheri and Donna:
We have placed a template in your mailboxes. The template is a heart with lines on it. Feel free to use this or any other template that you wish to create your garden. The template could read "I feel_______ when_________________________" and have the students write about when they feel this way. (ie: I feel happy when summer vacation comes, when I get to go to the ball park with my family, etc.) You may display these outside of your classrooms. The best display will receive an extra PE class. See your bulletin for a full explanation of the week's activities.
Thank you so much for all you do!
Cheri Ann and Donna
(See Word Doc Flyer Attached to this newsletter)
May 20-24: In My Heart Week At Tiogue - a continuation of Wellness Week
Tiogue Elementary’s Celebration of Feelings!
IN MY HEART: A Book of Feelings
By, Jo Witek
Dear Tiogue Families,
We are excited to inform you that this coming week, May 20th, will be filled with ways for students to understand and explore their feelings. Self-Awareness is vital both for a child’s academic success as well as for their social and emotional growth. This coming week, students will be part of many exciting experiences. Some of these are outlined below!
Monday, May 20:
SPIRIT DAY: “SILLY HAIR DAY” SILLY brings smiles all around
All classrooms will read “IN MY HEART: A Book of Feelings”
School-wide Garden of Hearts project to begin!
Tuesday, May 21:
SPIRIT DAY: “PROUD OF ME, PROUD OF MY COUNTRY” Wear Red, White and Blue
Coventry SRO Officer to read to all grade levels– see schedule attached
Write a Thank You to a Veteran to be presented to “Operation Stand Down” in time for Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 22:
SPIRIT DAY: “TIED TOGETHER BY KINDNESS” Wear your grade level color for Tiogue’s Heart picture outside (rain date to be determined if needed) Grade level with the most color points win a special prize.
Thursday, May 23:
SPIRIT DAY: “PEACE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS” Hippie Day
Lunch Mingle- Be BRAVE and to talk to someone new
Friday, May 24:
SPIRIT DAY: “TIOGUE TEAM DAY” Celebrate our community and bring HOPE to those in need
Bring in a non-perishable item for the Hand Up Community Food Bank
Wear your Tiogue gear or Green and White
“Garden of Hearts” winners chosen
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns about this week’s events.
Tiogue PBIS Team
Monday 5/20- All grade levels will receive one IN MY HEART: A Book of Feelings picture book to read to their class and share with teachers in your grade level, as well as paper hearts for students to create their feeling petal.
Teachers/students will create their garden of hearts display outside their classroom to share with the entire school creating Tiogue’s garden of feelings display. Be creative!!
The top 3 garden of hearts (1 each from PK-1, 2 & 3 and 4 & 5) will receive an extra P.E. class! Special guest to choose winners on Friday!
SRO Officer to read Our Police to grade levels in designated rooms
Kinder 10:20 Room 12
Grade 1 9:00 Room 15
Grade 2 9:20 Room 18
Grade 3 10:00 Room 5
Grade 4 10:50 Room 8
Grade 5 9:40 Room 22
Veteran’s thank you cards/ friendly letter can be dropped off in box outside Dr. Raptakis’s room, she will present to “Operation Stand Down” in time for Memorial Day. Blank cards will be distributed in teacher mailboxes.
Wednesday- really hype up your grade level color so it can be identified in the picture!!
Grade levels can earn points with each item of your grade level color. Grade level with the most points earn a special surprise at the end of the day on Friday.
Mr. Giusti will call grade levels out to field for school wide heart shaped picture taken by Fire Dept. (at approximately 10:00) on ladder truck (rain date to be determined). Specialists and Assistants wear a color that ties in with your grade.
Grade level colors:
Grade 1- white
Grade 2- green
Grade 3- blue
Grade 4- purple
Grade 5- red
Amount of Sleep - Recos below from the Nat'l Sleep Foundation - Remember Sleep Logs are due on Friday, 5/24
Sleep summary of the new recommendations includes:
- Newborns (0-3 months): Sleep range narrowed to 14-17 hours each day (previously it was 12-18)
- Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range widened two hours to 12-15 hours (previously it was 14-15)
- Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range widened by one hour to 11-14 hours (previously it was 12-14)
- Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range widened by one hour to 10-13 hours (previously it was 11-13)
- School age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour to 9-11 hours (previously it was 10-11)
- Teenagers (14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours (previously it was 8.5-9.5)
- Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours (new age category)
- Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours
- Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours (new age category)
May 29th PAW SOX GAME - Maria DiNitto is the Point of Contact and helping to organize
STAR & DRA INFO
Many of you have started to get your students onto STAR over this past week.
Please remember to finish testing within the next 2.5 weeks. We will include the spring scores on our placement forms.
1. Current scores for any student who meets district Spring criteria on the ELA Testing Schedule. Please include students' Independent level, and score fractions for ORF and COMP.
2. If a teacher has not already sent Winter DRA levels and scores for any student who was required to have a mid-year DRA to Reading, please do so as soon as possible.
Also, a reminder all Spring DRAs should be sent to the Reading Room (20) once they are completed.
Thank you very much!
A Message From Esther
June 9th PTA RAINBOW FUN RUN
Message from Mrs. Arsenault - Fun Run
Our PTA is looking for volunteers for our rainbow run/walk fundraiser. June 9th is the day of the event. We would be looking for volunteers from about 11:30am-2:30pm.
Please email Stacey Arsenault directly if you are interested:
Volunteers will "throw" the color (corn starch) at the students as they run past.
Upcoming Placement Mtgs. by Grade Level
We should have all DRA and STAR Data for these mtgs.:
Grade 1 - May 29th at 1:30pm, Room 15
Grade K - May 29th at 2:10pm, Room 23
Grade 4 - May 29th at 9:45am, Room 9
Grade 3 - May 31st at 10:30am, Room 5
Grade 2 - May 31st at 11:15am, Room 18
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.
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 the week of 5/20/19
**Article of the week**
May 18, 2019: Thinking of our recent visitor to gr. 4, Jason Newton, Cartographer: 8 Options for Making Digital Maps, from Free Tech For Teachers. The Nat. Geo site is very cool.
May 11, 2019: Can Artificial Intelligence predict Student Engagement? by, EdWeek.
May 4, 2019: From the Practical Ed Tip of the Week:
I love a good YouTube clip and I bet that you do too. YouTube has become the place most of us turn to first when we need an educational video clip. Even if you use the search refinement tools in YouTube, it can be a challenge to find a clip that is appropriate for your students. Then there are still the issues of "related" videos that aren't really related to your search and comments that don't add any value to the video. Here are five good alternatives to searching on YouTube for educational video clips.
BoClips is an educational video site that I started using a few months ago. BoClips hosts more than two million videos from producers that you're probably familiar with through their YouTube channels. Videos that you find on BoClips are actually hosted on BoClips with the permission of the video producers. Here's a quick overview of how to find and share BoClips videos.
*Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.
Our Nurse's Corner of Information
Diane Kowal and Shirley-Ann Hall will be in again this week. There will be several different Priority Nurses in for Sue P. as well.
SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner
SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Week 35: YouTube Video from a TED X conference, deals with Trauma and the Brain - development. This is both scary and essential for us to know.