Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

Home of the Timberwolves May 12, 2018 vol 34

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Our heartfelt thanks goes out to Mrs. Hemendinger, Miss Hornstein, and Ms. DiNitto for organizing another incredible Arts Night at Tiogue.
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Please remember:

Students may arrive between 8:20am and 8:40am each day.

Several children are being dropped off at school prior to 8:20am and there is no adult supervision at that time. We have placed this notice in our newsletter many times over the past school year, and families continue to drop kids off between 8am and 8:10am. Many children become anxious and upset if they can not get into the building or go out back to play on the recess yard.

Important Dates and Information

Tiogue is proud to be a Title One & Feinstein Leadership School!

*Library Books are due back to school on June 1st!

Upcoming Dates to Remember-

May 2018

-May 12, 2018 - PTA Girls' Night Out - all students are invited

-May 14, 2018 - Practice Test for the new RI Science Assessment, gr. 5 only

-May 17, 2018 - GR 4 Field Trip, State House; PTA Mtg. 3:30pm

-May 18, 2018 - GR 1 Field Trip to Roger Williams Park Zoo

-May 21, 2018 - RI SCI ASSESSMENT FOR GR 5

-May 22, 2018 - RI SCI ASSESSMENT FOR GR 5

-May 23, 2018 - Progress Reports go home today

-May 25, 2018 - Relay for Life Hat Day to support the American Cancer Society


-May 29-June 1: PBIS SPIRIT WEEK- flyer and details will go home soon (this reflects a change in week due to testing)

Spring 2018

State Testing begins for all students in grades 3-5

Testing Calendar is shared below.

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"


School Store is Wednesday of this week.

Upcoming Meeting Dates-

May 17th 3:30pm

June 7th 6:30pm

Hours: 8:40am - 3:10pm

Students may come to school when supervisory coverage begins at 8:20am

Nurse Gina D'Aguanno's Area

Second Notice:


Hi Parents/guardians- The sunscreen bill again did not pass this year. It has been held for further study. This means that sunscreen can NOT be applied at school without a physician order. Please see the sun safety information provided. Please apply a broad spectrum sunscreen to your children prior to school on sunny days to protect them. Feel free to call me with any questions.

As we begin to enter the warm and sunny months, it is important to protect

your children from the sun at home and at school. Why? Too much Ultraviolet

or UV radiation from the sun is a major risk factor for skin cancer. Skin during

childhood and adolescence is more vulnerable to the harmful, cancer-causing

effects of the sun. Exposure to UV rays is common, but also preventable.

Here are a few ways to keep your children safe during these summer months.


 Look for the words “Broad-Spectrum”

 This protects from UVB and UVA


 Use at least 15 SPF (sun protection factor)

 Apply 30 minutes or earlier before sun exposure

 You can help your child apply to all exposed skin before school to protect

them during outdoor recess

 Applying at home reduces the risk of other children with sunscreen

allergies from being exposed

 Aerosol sunscreen should not be used in school, or inside any building to

avoid inhalation

 Some brands that meet the criteria: Coppertone, Banana Boat , or


Other Protective Measures

 The first and best line of defense against ultraviolet radiation is


 Cotton clothing is cool and protective

 Wear sleeves to cover arms and shoulders

 A wide-brim hat protects cheeks, ears, chin, and back of neck

 Look for sunglasses with UV protection to protect eyes

 Limit time in the sun and look for shade

-Please send your child in with a refillable water bottle everyday. The building is very humid when it is hot out.

-Children should be wearing sneakers or playground appropriate closed toed shoes to school. I am seeing lots of injuries on the playground and in class from flip flops, and open toed shoes.

-Please be aware of the temperature and heat index when children are choosing clothing for school. Dressing in layers during our unpredictable New England spring weather is best.

The nurse's website can be found HERE.

Thank you,

Nurse D'Agguano

Important Internet Links

Coventry Public Schools Website: http://www.coventryschools.net/home

School Website: http://tiogueschool.squarespace.com/

Parent Information on our District site

School Dept. 2017-18 Calendar: District Calendar

Coventry Curriculum Resources: Click here

Safe Snack List: Click here

Health & Wellness Letter: Click here

Food Service in Coventry: Click here

Bus Information: Click here

RI Broadcaster's Association: Sign up for weather and school closing alerts here

*NEW CodeRED Alert System: Sign up here

From our office of Special Populations:


May 17th Local Advisory Meeting (LAC) will have a time change.

The meeting is now scheduled to be located in the Administration Building’s Conference Room at 2:00 in order to accomodate our guest speaker.

Seizure Training for School Personnel is designed for all school staff (faculty, administration, specialists, paraprofessionals, guidance counselors, school psychologists, cafeteria workers, and bus drivers). The curriculum may be offered live as a professional development workshop or be taken online. The program helps school staff to recognize the most common forms of seizures likely to be seen in school, explains the appropriate first aid response, and provides ways to provide social and academic support to the student with epilepsy. The program uses a Powerpoint presentation along with video footage of these common forms of seizures.

For more information & trainings, visit: https://www.epilepsynewengland.org/connect/educational-programs/

Library Books are DUE back to school by June 1st

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State Assessment Schedule, by date