Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance October 20, 2018 #8

Please let the front office know if you are interested...

in having a World Language student, from our High School, come into your classroom to work with your students.

World Language Educator, Senora Giblin, is organizing.

Important Information and Key Dates


October 2018

October 22 - R.O.A.R. Show - PBIS Assembly (1:15pm K-2 show & 2:15pm 3-5 show - see link to the YouTube Channel below)

October 23 - Fire Prevention (presented by Fire Fighter, Steven Mann) for Gr. K-2 - email to be sent separately to those gr. levels

October 25 - PBIS Mtg. 7:45am, room 2; 504 mtg. at 8:15am & Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

October 27 - Trunk or Treat PTA Event (Saturday @ 11am)

October 30 - LifeTouch Picture Day (Schedule to follow) & Progress Reports go home today

October 31 - Perfect Attendance for the month closes -students will be given their raffle

ticket for October sometime in early Nov.

November 2018

November 1 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

November 2 - Mental Health First Aid Training - 2nd session (Kim and Dom may attend)

November 6 - No School, Election Day - Tiogue is a Polling Place

November 12 - No School, Veteran's Day Observed

November 22-23 - No School, Thanksgiving Recess

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:

11/19/18 at 6:30pm

12/17/18 at 3:30pm

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

SCHOOL STORE Every Other WEDNESDAY beginning on 9/26/18. This week on Oct. 24th

The R.O.A.R. Show - October 22nd

Gr. K-2 Assembly: 1:15pm in the Gymnasium Gr. 3-5 Assembly: 2:15pm in the Gymnasium

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue on Thursday and Friday of this week.

Please remember, when leaving Kim a note on her desk, please let her know who it is from


when speaking with Kim in the hallway about an issue please remember that she is probably going to work on an issue in another part of the building. Follow up with a note to her in case she is working on multiple issues.

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Blackrock for the week. Mary is providing Number Talks PD Sessions - she has shared the schedule with everyone that signed up. First sessions took place on 10/15 & 10/16. I heard fantastic feedback from both sessions! THANKS, MARY!

-Article of the week-

October 20, 2018: The IEP Process - FAQ Created by R.I.D.E. - I will share with parents too. This is guidance that was first created in 2010, but revised in the summer of 2018. A copy is also placed in our Tiogue Shared Folder for 2018-19.

October 13, 2018: From Practical Ed-Tip of the Week:

ViewPure is one of my longest standing recommendations for viewing YouTube videos without distractions. At its basic level to use View Pure just copy the link of a video into the "purifier" on the View Pure website and then click purify. Your "purified" video will be displayed on a blank white background. You can password-protect links to videos that you share through ViewPure (click here for directions). In the last year ViewPure expanded to offer curated collections of educational videos.

October 7, 2018: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding - Edutopia

September 29, 2018: Rude, Mean, or Bullying: A Child Therapist Defines

September 22, 2018: 250 Google Tools (tutorials) for teachers

September 15th: Take the Multiple Intelligences Quiz that Don sent out this week!

Let's discuss at our Faculty Meeting on Wed.

September 8th:

The most effective teachers turn to their colleagues for advice... posted by Research Digest

September 1st: Six Ways of Building Rapport with Students - from EduTopia

Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

Technology Questions

Please use this link for Frequently Asked Questions of our Tech Dept.

You can learn about resetting passwords and other items on this site.

SEL/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 8:


We have scheduled the R.O.A.R. Show (Respect Other, Act Responsibly) for Monday, October 22nd in the afternoon. K-2 will attend the show at 1:15pm and gr. 3-5 will attend the 2:15pm show that day. More info to follow.

Past news:

See Behavior Specialist area above. Kim has been working hard to update our documents and forms. A Tiogue Behavior Form Google Shared Folder has been set up with the latest information. Kim has the referral folder system in place on her office door.

Some faculty and staff asked about extending our Start With Hello work-

Like I had expressed at our first meeting of the school year, PBIS, Conscious Discipline, Restorative Practices, SEL, Start With Hello, all link up nicely together - their philosophies have a common thread can be found tying all programs together.

So, the short answer is, YES! Keep the work moving forward, and share your ideas.

We can post them to this section of the newsletter.

Here is a nice video on YouTube that Alicia from Blackrock shared with her faculty/staff:

How to Say Hello in 46 different languages

Gang Lder to Grad: A Consc. Discipline Transformation

Story of DJ Batiste. At the age of 4 he was kicked out of Head Start. At the age of 13 he was in Juvenile Detention and still leading a large violent gang in Mississippi. At the age of 17 he was introduced to Conscious Discipline.

Nurse's Corner of important information


Dr. Gordon, our school dentist will be here for dental screenings on Friday, December 7th.

Also, I am starting vision screening for all grade levels. Parents have been informed that if they do not want your child screened, they are to please notify me, and provide documentation on their current screening from their physician.

Thank you,

Gina D'Aguanno RN


Thanks to Sue Toohey-Kaye and to Tara D'Aleno for organizing the Welcome Breakfast for everyone and especially our new faculty and staff. What a spread! We had enough food for lunch too.

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Mid-Trimester Parent Letter

Our Collective Commitment At Tiogue!

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See Sodexo Flyer below - End Hunger Scholarships

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