Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance January 12, 2019 #19

Important Information and Key Dates


January 2019

January 14 - Off Team Mtg. 10am

January 15 - Gr. 3 Behavior Data Mtg.; Gr. 5 STEM Day (Experiment Trailer parked on the side of the gymnasium)

January 16 - MTSS/RtI mtgs. 7:30am & 8am; Behavior Data Mtgs. with grades 4 & 2; Gr. 5 STEM Day (Experiment Trailer parked on the side of the gymnasium); Faculty Mtg. 3:20pm

January 17 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

January 21 - NO SCHOOL Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 22 - PBIS Station Rotation - student learning about our "updated" expectations throughout different locations in the building - this will continue on Jan. 23rd

January 23 - MTSS/RtI mtgs. 8am; Continuation of PBIS Event -and- Feinstein Foundation Sponsored Assembly: Iguana Adventure Program, Grades K-2 -and- this is our mid-trimester date

January 24 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

January 25 - Cultural Arts Bubble-Mania Assembly for grades K-2 and grades 3-5

January 28 - PTA Mtg. 6:30pm


January 31 - NAEP TESTING GRADE 4 ONLY; NO Team Day Today

February 2019

February 7 - Progress Reports go home

February 13 - Faculty Mtg., 3:20pm

February 16 - February Break Begins

February 25 - Back to School; PTA MTG. 3:30pm

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:

1/28/19 at 6:30pm

2/25/19 at 3:30pm

3/18/19 at 6:30pm

4/22/19 at 3:30pm

5/20/19 at 6:30pm

June TBD at 3:30pm


Help me to welcome

Mrs. Cindy Viveiros to Milena Burtons program. Cindy is joining the team as a TA with the hours of 11am-3pm from Tues-Fri. and 11:45am-3:30pm on Mondays.

STAR TESTING, Mid-Trimester Reports and other Dates

-The Winter STAR Testing window has opened

Mid-Trimester is already coming upon us quickly on January 23rd

-Progress Reports are due to me between January 29th-31st

-Progress Reports go home on Thursday, February 7th

Very Important - please read


You should never give your login information to someone else. It is a violation of the acceptable use policy in the School Dept. and cause for disciplinary action.

Please do not share passwords and network information with anyone.

We will discuss further at the faculty mtg. on Wednesday.

Thank you.

Upcoming Behavior Data Meetings with Kim, Sue Lyons and Dom

January 15:

Grade 3 - 10:30am

January 16:

Grade 4 - 9:45am

Grade 2 - 11:15am

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*

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.

Reminder: do not send students to the office to deliver behavior referrals

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Blackrock the week of 1/14/19

-Article of the week-

January 12, 2019: Special Education a Growing Priority in Teacher Training, Education Week

January 5, 2019: Education Week's Growth Mindset Showcase site

December 22, 2018: Why "B" Students Make the Best Leaders - interesting article. Hit home for me for various reasons.

December 15, 2018: From Practical Ed Tip of the Week: How to Add Videos to Google Slides Without Using YouTube

Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

Professional Development Corner

Remember, if you need any PD hours you can sign up for district offered PD opportunities this year. Follow this link to get connected to the Google Form of offerings.

SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 19:

#1 The Conscious Discipline video found below centers around logical consequences for students.

Reminder: Don Cowart will be speaking with us about RI/MTSS at our Faculty Meeting on January 16th. We will also view another Conscious Discipline Video Tutorial on that day.


Nurse's Corner of important information

INFORMATION sent to parents/guardians this week:

As a reminder the RI Department of Health has issued a widespread flu alert for the state of RI. Please remind your households to cough, and sneeze in their elbows, and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water to prevent the spread of the flu virus.

PENNIES FOR PATIENTS: I will be running a pennies week March 4th to 8th to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Be on the look out for flyers and boxes that will come home after winter break.

Please check your child's head weekly for lice, and report any cases to me.


FYI TEACHER SHIRTS SAY: A Feinstein leadership school

STUDENT SHIRTS SAY: I am a Feinstein Jr. scholar

If you received extra by accident please send them back, I have new students

Thank you,

Gina D'Aguanno RN



SurveyWorks is coming soon!

Information was sent in this week's newsletter to families.

We will periodically send it again over the next several weeks.

Our grades 3-5 student surveys will be completed over a 2 week period from March 18th through March 29th.

Faculty and Staff surveys will be completed at either a Faculty Mtg. or Data Mtg. time in March.

Coventry Resource and Senior Center Newsletter - January 2019 (From Sue Pajak and Julie Leddy)