Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance November 17, 2018 #12

Happy Thanksgiving To ALL - Many thanks for your generous donations to our needy families! Thanksgiving Baskets will be picked up on Tuesday.

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Important Information and Key Dates


November 2018

November 19 - Book Fair Ends and PTA Mtg. this evening; Dom at EMA Mtg. in the morning

November 21 - Faculty Mtg. postponed prior to Thanksgiving recess; Dom will meet with grade levels instead, schedule to follow

November 22-23 - No School, Thanksgiving Recess

November 26 - Dom at RICAS Mtg. in the morning (scores will be released later in the week)

November 28 - RtI/MTSS MTG. 7:30am

November 29 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times; PJs and Books Event moved to this date

December 2018

December 5 - RtI/MTSS Mtg. 7:30am

December 6 - LifeTouch Picture make up day; Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times


December 13 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

December 17 - PTA Mtg. 3:30pm

December 19 - Faculty Mtg. 3:20pm

December 20 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

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

Title One Event, new date: Thursday, November 29th

Thanks to all of our volunteers, guest readers, etc.

PTA BINGO NIGHT - Friday, 11/16 - Thanks for calling numbers, Ms. Viccione

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Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue on Wednesday 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 Tiogue on Monday 11/19 and then Blackrock for the week 11/26-11/30.

-Article of the week-

November 17, 2018: Metacognition & Achievement - From Mindset

November 10, 2018: 14 Phrases that kids say that may show they are anxious.

November 3, 2018: The Ultimate Guide To Twitter- Should you use it?? Pros & Cons

October 27, 2018: 13 Common Phrases to Avoid in your classroom - by, Edutopia. There are other very good SEL articles under this one on the web page.

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

Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

SEL/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 12:

Our Behavior Data Mtgs. went very well on Wednesday. Thanks to Kim for helping to organize our latest minor data and for creating pie charts for use. We have identified a few up to several students, at each grade level, that will be monitored closely. Some will have formal plans. Check your email to see more information from Kim and/or me.

Our Trauma Informed Work - continued


From NAESP - Parent Guide to help children deal with tragedy - high importance

Evaluation update

Please see Dom to schedule an announced observation.

PDP information should be placed into the Frontline System at this point.

Here is a link to the District Evaluation Web Area.

SLOs and SOOs are due in the System by 11/30/18.

Nurse's Corner of important information



Going Home Tuesday of this week.

WINTER OUTER WEAR: I have quite a few coats in a variety of sizes. Coventry DHS is graciously bringing us some donations tomorrow in addition. I have 1 pair of boys size 3 winter boots brand new. 1 pair of boys size 8 snow pants. I have many hats and gloves. We also have lots of backpacks, and gently used, clean lunch boxes if students do not have one please send them to me with a note, I will find them one they like.

Thank you,

Gina D'Aguanno RN

See Sodexo Flyer below - End Hunger Scholarships

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