Tashua Family Weekly Update

Mrs. Neumeyer, Principal

November 18, 2022

Dear Tashua Families,

Fall is in the air and what better way to celebrate November than focusing on gratitude and kindness. We are happy to announce that Tashua's gratitude tree is complete! It has been a pleasure to read some of the things our students are thankful for including "I am grateful for my kind teachers for helping me when I needed it," "I am grateful for my family and my friends" and "I am grateful for my home."

If you have created a gratitude tree at home and you wish to have it shared in the weekly update, please email it to jneumeye@trumbullps.org.

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In addition, we also have taken some time to reflect on all that we value and appreciate as a school community:

At Tashua School, we appreciate:

Students who:

  • are eager to come to school each day

  • put forth their best effort

  • embrace new learning challenges

  • strive to exhibit positive T.I.G.E.R. character traits

  • respect and support their peers and staff members

Staff who:

  • strive for excellence in all they do

  • are dedicated to meeting the needs of our students

  • are willing to take on challenges and embrace new learning

  • share ideas and work collaboratively

  • are empathetic and truly care for one another

Families who:

  • work as a team to support the learning of students

  • are dedicated to providing resources and fun experiences for our school community

  • are caring and supportive of our community and work together to help those in need

  • provide opportunities for enrichment activities throughout the year

  • are supportive of staff and show their appreciation


On Monday, students in the upper grades worked with their buddy classes in the lower grades to celebrate Kindness Day. Teachers shared read alouds and spoke to students about what it means to be kind.

Be Kind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCmLoRXNtao

At School Kindness Starts With You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEQM0L0I3Ns

Kindness Boomerang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAYpLVyeFU

Kindness is my Superpower: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P-Y_M9q7RM

Following the videos, students brainstormed ideas with their buddy partners and created sentence strips on what they can do to be kind. These strips were used to create bulletin boards and classes have been encourage to view other boards. What a strong message of sharing kindness!

Thank you to all who donated to Tashua's Homes for the Brave Collection hosted by the Tashua Student Council! All donations will be added to the "Stuff a Humvee" event at the Trumbull Stop and Shop this weekend on Sunday November 20th.
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As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or good news to share, please feel free to email me at NeumeyeJ@trumbullps.org or contact me at school at 203-452-4433.

Thank you for your continued support for our work at Tashua School!


Mrs. Neumeyer


Last Day for Free Meals: November 30th

The School Meals Assistance Revenue for Transition (SMART) program will be coming to an end on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. This will be the last day students will receive breakfast and lunch for free. Starting December 1st, Elementary breakfast will be at a cost of $2.35 and lunch $3.15. Please see the flyer below and CLICK HERE link below for more information regarding the end of this federal program including cost, payment, applying for free/reduced lunch and more.

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Foody News

Ms. Sue, Tashua Kitchen Manager

With the start of paid lunches on Thursday, December 1st, we would like to let you know the variety of items we offer for lunch at Tashua Elementary School.

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Grade 1

We had a very fun week in First Grade! Students in Grade 1 celebrated publishing their first short-moment story with a publishing party. Students also became Word Detectives in reading and earned their Word Detective badges.
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Grade 4

The fourth graders recently wrapped up their narrative writing unit with a writing celebration. Students were able to switch classrooms, read stories written by their peers, and offer compliments to each author. Not only were they eager to share their hard-work, but students also enjoyed getting feedback from each other.

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Ms. Sangeeta Gidwani

Tashua School

Math Specialist

Grade 3 students had fun exploring liquid volume and learning about milliliters and liters. Ask your child how many milliliters are equal to 1 liter.

Grade 5 students explored fractional numbers greater than 1 whole by using fraction bars. They worked in teams to write the fraction as an improper fraction, a mixed number and a number bond. Ask your student to show you what they know about 7/4 or 10/3.

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From the Desk of Nurse Chamale

When Should I Keep My Child Home from School?

When a child is not feeling well, parents may struggle with the decision of sending their child to school or keeping him/her at home. Often the way a child looks and acts can make the decision an obvious one. There are also times when a student may have a communicable illness, which requires they stay home for a period of time.

Fever of 100 or higher

  • May return to school when fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.

Vomiting or Diarrhea

  • May return to school when vomiting or diarrhea free for 24 hours.

Colds/Sore Throats/Cough

  • If your child is fever free and their cold symptoms are well controlled they may attend school. If your child is experiencing such things as purulent (thick) nasal discharge, or uncontrolled cough you may consider keeping them home until their symptoms are better controlled. If your child is experiencing other signs of illness associated with green nasal discharge including any of the following: fever, earaches, headaches, cough, nasal congestion, productive “barky” cough, persistent cough, please consider having the child seen by your healthcare provider.

If your child is being treated for an illness (i.e. pneumonia, bronchitis, ear infection, asthma exacerbation), even if they don’t need medication while at school, please let the nurse know so she can help care for your child while at school

Please notify the school nurse if your child has a been diagnosed with (click on links for more information)

The goal of the school nurse is to facilitate keeping the students in school and ready to learn. However, there may be times when students may not feel well enough to be in school. A sick child is less able to learn effectively or to participate in class in a meaningful way. If your child is not feeling well, please exercise your best judgment and do not send him/her to school ill. Keeping your sick child home prevents the spread of illness in our school community and it allows your child to rest and recover.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your help and cooperation.

Brenda Chamale RN BSN

Tashua Elementary School Nurse

P: 203 452-4434

F: 203 452-4432



Wednesday, November 23

  • Turkey Trot
  • Early Dismissal; 1:00 PM

Thursday, November 24

  • Thanksgiving Day; No School

Friday, November 25

  • Thanksgiving Recess; No School

Friday, December 2

  • Holiday Boutique
  • Spirit Day - Wear your TASHUA PRIDE Blue and Orange Gear

Thursday, December 8

  • Report Cards are Issued

Friday, December 9

  • Spirit Day - Wear your TASHUA PRIDE Blue and Orange Gear

Monday, December 12

  • Fancy Day - Students are encouraged to dress up and donate dollars to support our 5th Student Activities.
  • Winter Concert in school for students and staff; 1:45 PM

  • Winter Concert at MMS for families; 7:00 PM

Tuesday, December 13

  • BOE Meeting; 7:00 PM

Friday, December 16

  • Spirit Day - Wear your TASHUA PRIDE Blue and Orange Gear

Sunday, December 18

  • Hanukkah Begins

Wednesday, December 21

  • First Day of Winter

Thursday, December 22

  • Class parties to be scheduled by grade level after 10:00 AM
  • Early dismissal; 1:00 PM

Friday, December 23 - Tuesday, January 3rd

Holiday Recess

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Student News

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Thank you to fourth grade student Maddy Diaz and Tashua alum Robby Diaz, for delivering the candy Tashua school collected for veterans. Thank you to all who donated!
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Congratulations to Benjamin Schreck, Michael Mooney, Luke Bednarczyk, and Matthias Vasquez from Cub Scout Pack 164 for earning the rank of Bobcat. The Bobcat rank symbolizes that scouts have learned the values, signs, and symbols of the Boy Scouts of America and Cub Scouting, a major achievement. Congrats to all! Pack 164 typically meets every third Wednesday of the Month 6:30 PM in the Tashua Cafeteria.

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Luke Pelleriro and Luke Locasto are excited to share that their 4th grade Trumbull Rangers team won the league championship today! Congratulations Luke and Luke!!

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Trumbull United Soccer Club's 2012 Titans defeated a very good Old Greenwich team in the Championship game this weekend to become the 2022 CJSA Southwest District U11 "A" Division Champions. The Titans were undefeated this Fall season. The Titan's roster include Tasha 5th graders (from left to right): Team Captain Ben Lee, R.J. Wolf, and Mason Herrera (not pictured: Nolan Wolf).

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The Trumbull United Storm team won the U-11 Division Championship on Sunday, 11/13/22. They also went undefeated all soccer season. Congratulations Kate Curley, Mila Kalmanides, Avery Dombrowski, Maddy Ellezam and Maddy Diaz!

If you have any news to share about your child, please email Mrs. Holmes at holmesM@trumbullps.org and Mrs. Neumeyer at NeumeyeJ@trumbullps.org.

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Updates from our PTA


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The PTA Diversity Committee is excited to launch the Tasha School Diversity and Representation Book Wishlist. This wish list includes a variety of books that will add to the diversity and representation of books in the classroom libraries and media center. We invite parents to purchase as many of the books as you would like to support this project. The Amazon Wish List makes it easy! Add books to your cart, and when you check out, the books will be shipped directly to Tashua School. The wish list is available here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2I53H0SYZPL9O?ref_=wl_share


Sign up to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948a4a92aa3fb6-volunteer1

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We are now on Week 9 of our program! Our Tashua Tigers have now completed a total of 2,240 miles! Thunder is just past the border of Arizona at Lupton, AZ! WOW! We have about 610 miles left to reach the west coast- how far can we get Thunder in these FINAL TWO WEEKS? Can we make it to the West Coast!? Log your miles online! If you forgot to log miles, you still have time to do that - submit miles here:



Calling All Artists! The CT PTA is sponsoring the Reflections Contest and the theme for this year is SHOW YOUR VOICE! Start your brainstorming, get creative and begin to make your Original works of art (see categories in flyer) - submissions will be due in December. Questions? Email Tashuareflections@gmail.com

To view the PTA Reflections General Entry Guidelines (December deadline), click the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mv1ll5i66zM_z3rJzTp9urYbfarduAX9/view?usp=sharing

To access the PTA Reflections Student Submission Form, use the link:


Questions? Email Tashuareflections@gmail.com

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The Tashua PTA will be hosting an Adult Night out Fundraiser on Saturday February 25th at Tashua Knolls. There will be cocktails, food, auctions and raffles. If you would like to help Diana Philbin plan the party please sign-up to join a committee:


If you are a Tashua family with a business or know a business that would like to make an in-kind donation to event (item or gift certificate) please contact Auction Lead Laura Arena at Larena8214@gmail.com. We are also looking for sponsors for the photobooth, band and other events for the evening. Please contact Diana or Laura if you know are interested.

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Please use the link below to join and access your membership: https://tashuaschoolpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/3651


Co-Chair with current leads to understand the process and become the chair next year:



Contact ShannonLDiaz@yahoo.com with any questions or interest in positions


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District K-5 Curriculum Guide Overviews

The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessments has captured in brochure format the major curriculum outcomes across all subject areas for each primary school grade, from kindergarten through grade 5. Below, please find the link to each grade-level curriculum overview. https://www.trumbullps.org/techlearn/curriculum/k-5-curr-overviews.html

Parent Volunteer Form

We welcome volunteers at Tashua school, however you must complete the Volunteer Form, link below. Please make sure every blank is filled in, use N/A where necessary.

Trumbull Public School Volunteer Form .

Trumbull Mental Health Matters

The Trumbull Rotary Club has worked with community partners to offer this brochure on available mental health resources for our families. We appreciate the Trumbull Rotary for taking an active role in such an important area of need.

Tashua School Hours

Doors open at 8:20 AM

Regular School Hours: 8:35 AM - 3:20 PM

Early Dismissal Hours: 8:35 AM - 1:00 PM

Delayed Opening Hours

1 ½ hour Delay – 10: 05 AM – 3:20 PM
2 hour Delay – 10:35 AM – 3:20 PM
2 ½ hour Delay – 11:05 AM – 3:20 PM

Click below to view the Trumbull Public School 2022-23 Calendar