Tyngsborough Elementary School

August 15, 2019

Hello Everyone,


I hope that you are enjoying a relaxing, well deserved summer break! Although we had two extra weeks, it still seemed to go by so quickly!


We have been quite busy interviewing and hiring what I believe are some of the best educators out there! A warm welcome to our new staff members! Now more than ever we need to rely on one another and support each other. Please go out of your way to say hi, to give a compliment, and to get to know everyone.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jEHGENuc3Mk_m-gHf2uH-XoysRtrWeDrdVzIVJclxDc/edit?usp=sharing


Please take a moment to walk the building and check out many new spaces! We feel confident that we have maximized our learning environments and space for staff.

Lower Floor Plan

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1oswkB0848INthipQl81JMDtjwiHRqwCp9jYENFjSyuU/edit?usp=sharing


Upper Floor Plan

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1o24F34zNSVTVGkLHxixLaSy3JMlGufmhnBcZ9JCqLys/edit?usp=sharing


As we prepare to welcome our students back to TES, I want to take a moment to reiterate the critical role you play in the success of our school community. Your advocacy for our students, your commitment to ensuring they have every opportunity to learn and grow, and your willingness to continually reflect upon your teaching practice make you a very special group of educators. In my opinion, you are the absolute best!


As we embark on the upcoming school year, I would like you to keep the following things in mind:

Take One Day at a Time
Every day is a new day. Past successes, failures, and frustrations are behind us. What matters now is that we make the best of each moment. Recognize the daily opportunities we have to build relationships and connect with our students and colleagues. Be present in each moment!

Be a Family

Being involved in education can be taxing and stressful. We need to take care of ourselves, and each other. Constantly be on the “look-out” for your colleagues. Help encourage and lift each other up. Be willing to ask for (and accept) help when you need it. We are in this together!

Be Kind
Don’t ever underestimate the power of a smile, an encouraging word, or a random act of kindness. We are responsible for maintaining a safe and positive culture at TES. “Throw kindness around like confetti.”


I wanted to provide you with details for Monday, August 28th and some other important updates.


Location: Tyngsborough Elementary School Cafeteria ~ Monday, August 26th

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Staff Photos (in the gym)

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Welcome Back Message from Dr. Flanagan, Superintendent

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Tyngsborough Teachers Association Meeting

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. TES Staff Meeting

11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Paraprofessional Meeting

11:00 - 2:30 p.m. Building Based Time


Grade Level Teams are invited to a voluntary Q&A with the Admin Team (Conference Room)

11:30 - 11:45 - Special Subjects Team

11:45-12:00 - Preschool Team

12:00-12:15 - Kindergarten Team

12:15-12:30 - 1st Grade Team

12:30-12:45 - 2nd Grade Team

1:45-2:00 - 3rd Grade Team

2:00-2:15 - 4th Grade Team

2:15-2:30 - 5th Grade Team


First Day (Gr. 1 – 12) Tuesday, August 27th


First Day (PreK-K) Wednesday, August 28th


Your one stop shop for communication!

We will continue to use our staff Google site this year. We frequently update and communicate important information there. Please be sure to check this daily.

https://sites.google.com/tyngsboroughps.org/tesstaffpage/home


Technology/Maintenance Requests

This fall, we will implement an online request form for any technology, custodial, and/or maintenance needs. Prior to implementation of this program, please add custodial maintenance requests on this document.

https://goo.gl/yjbf8f


In closing, please know that you are valued and appreciated by Erin, John, Brian, and myself. We have the utmost respect and admiration for the work that you do. Working together, we are going to make this our best year yet for our 796 (and counting) students!


We can't wait to kick off the 2019-20 school year!