Tashua School Weekly Updates

Mrs. Neumeyer, Principal

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May 21, 2021

Dear Tashua Families,

As a school community, we continue to work on helping our students to gain a deeper understanding of the T.I.G.E.R.S. traits we value at Tashua School. During the months of May and June, we are focusing on the character traits of RESPONSIBLITY and SELF-CONTROL. We continually ask children to think about their actions and to make good choices all day, every day. As students go about their days, we recognize them for exhibiting these positive behaviors in school.

You can support us at home by helping your child establish responsibility and independence as they work to develop self-sufficiency skills. Research shows that when children start to develop self-sufficiency at an early age, they are more likely to become successful, independent adults. Kids love to feel proud of their accomplishments, whether it is for picking out an outfit or completing a challenging task. All children need to strive to reach for attainable goals that allow them to feel good about themselves each and every day.

In addition to these academic and social goals, we continue to focus our efforts on helping our students to strengthen their Emotional Intelligence. Throughout the year, students have participated in classroom lessons and mindfulness activities to enhance their social interactions and personal skills.

Characteristics Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman, an American psychologist, developed a framework of five elements that define emotional intelligence:

  • Self-Awareness – People with high Emotional Intelligence are usually very self-aware. They understand their emotions, and because of this, they don't let their feelings rule them. They're confident – because they trust their intuition and don't let their emotions get out of control. They're also willing to take an honest look at themselves. They know their strengths and weaknesses, and they work on these areas so they can perform better. Many people believe that this self-awareness is the most important part of Emotional Intelligence.
  • Self-Regulation – This is the ability to control emotions and impulses. People who self-regulate typically don't allow themselves to become too angry or jealous, and they don't make impulsive, careless decisions. They think before they act. Characteristics of self-regulation are thoughtfulness, comfort with change, integrity and the ability to say no.
  • Motivation – People with a high degree of Emotional Intelligence are usually motivated. They're willing to defer immediate results for long-term success. They're highly productive, love a challenge, and are very effective in whatever they do.
  • Empathy – This is perhaps the second-most important element of Emotional Intelligence. Empathy is the ability to identify with and understand the wants, needs, and viewpoints of those around you. People with empathy are good at recognizing the feelings of others, even when those feelings may not be obvious. As a result, empathetic people are usually excellent at managing relationships, listening, and relating to others. They avoid stereotyping and judging too quickly, and they live their lives in a very open, honest way.
  • Social Skills – It's usually easy to talk to and like people with good social skills, another sign of high EI. Those with strong social skills are typically team players. Rather than focus on their own success first, they help others develop and shine. They can manage disputes, are excellent communicators, and are masters at building and maintaining relationships.

Our students continue to be excited about our One Book, One School event. We hope you all thoroughly enjoy the final week! Remember, if you want to have your child listen to a staff member reading the chapters, you can access these on our school website.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, suggestions or good news to share.

Warm regards,

Mrs. Neumeyer


Upcoming Events

Monday, May 24

Congratulations lawn signs for 5th Graders to be picked - up from 4:00 -5:30 PM at Tashua.

Tuesday, May 25

Star Math Testing for Grade 5 students; 9:00 AM

BOE Meeting; 7:00 PM

Wednesday, May 26

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM

Kindergarten Orientation for incoming students; 10:00 AM

Kindergarten "Meet the Teachers"; 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM

Thursday, May 27

Field Day for students in grades 3 - 5 (Rain date - Thursday, June 3)

Virtual PTA Meeting 7:00 PM

Friday, May 28

Field Day for students in grades K - 2 (Rain date - Thursday, June 4)

Monday, May 31

Memorial Day; No School

Wednesday, June 2

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM

Tuesday, June 8

5th grade field trip to the YMCA

Wednesday, June 9

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM

Monday, June 14

Flag Day

Wednesday, June 16

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM

Thursday, June 17

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM

Friday, June 18

Last Day of School

Grade 5 Stepping Up Ceremony; 9:30 AM

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM

Report Cards Issued

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Follow the link to the Program Leader’s website to learn more about the Language Arts, Math, and Science curriculum! Here you will find the various units of study in each subject area with questions related to the topics of study that you may want to use to engage your child in conversation. The team leaders are also asking for parents to take the time to fill out a very brief survey about the site so that we can keep you updated on important information next year.

Thank you!

Google site link for website information

Google Form Survey Link

Summer Explorations booklet:


The link will bring you to Continuing Ed to see the booklet and online registration.

There is a $5.00 nonrefundable processing fee for all courses.


We have added this class to the Summer Explorations website. Please feel free to register online or mail in the registration below. Stepping forth into 1st grade! Come and enjoy a fun-filled day with learning, fresh air, and a craft! POST-KINDERGARTEN, UP, UP AND AWAY! This is for children who have completed kindergarten and would benefit from activities that strengthen their skills socially and intellectually are encouraged to enroll. Phonological awareness, letter recognition, letter sounds, and letter formation will be emphasized.

POST 1 July 12 - July 16 8:30AM - 12:00PM $225

POST 2 July 19 - July 23 8:30AM - 12:00PM $225

Location: Frenchtown

++ Summer Registration: There is a $5.00 non refundable processing fee per registration per family. To avoid paying multiple fees, register all children at once.

+++We reserve the right to cancel or modify our programming due to COVID.

++++All campers are required to wear masks. Please send a spare and label the masks. +++++We will be following CDC guidelines for summer explorations camps this summer. Name:_________________________________________________________ Grade __________________ Address:_____________________________________________City:______________________Zip:_____________ Parent/Guardian:__________________________________________________________ Home Phone:__________________________Cell:_________________________Work:____________________ Emergency #:_________________________Email:_______________________________________________________ Medical/Food Allergies:_____________________________________________________________________________ Total $225.00

Course #POST 1________ Non-Refundable Processing Fee $ 5.00 Total $230.00

Course #POST 2________ Card #_____________________________________Exp. Date______________ CVV____________

Make all checks out to Trumbull Board of Education, mail payment to Trumbull Continuing Education, 72 Strobel Road, Trumbull, CT 06611

For K-5 Curriculum updates, please visit the website below:


Updates and Reminders

Kindergarten Registration and Orientation

Online registration can be accessed via the Trumbull Public Schools website under “General,” then “Student Registration.” To register for kindergarten, please use the following link:

Website Registration Page: https://www.trumbullps.org/general/student-registration.html

Please note Kindergarten for 2021-22 is open to children born on or before January 1, 2017. Any questions can be directed to Maria Vaz, TPS Registrar, at 203-452-4348 or mvaz@trumbullps.org. Please share this information with any neighbors you may have that might not be aware of this new process.

Our Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Wednesday, May 26th. We will host a virtual presentation for our incoming families at 10:00 AM. Later in the afternoon, we will be inviting our incoming Kindergarten students to school for a "Get to Know You" session along with a visit to the kindergarten classrooms. While the students are in the building, our parents will be meeting with our PTA in the courtyard to learn more about our school community. The event will conclude with a Q & A session with Mrs. Neumeyer. Invitations for this event will be emailed to families who have completed the registration process.

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Breakfast and Lunch: Reminder ALL children are eligible for breakfast and lunch. Food Services has three PICKUP Days per week (Monday, Wednesday & Fridays). Friday PICK UP includes Saturday and Sunday meals. You may drive around to the back of the school between the hours of 9:30-11:00 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to pick-up meals. Please take advantage of receiving these meals. In doing so, you are actually helping our district. Please know, for your convenience, Tashua families are allowed to pick up and distribute meals for other TPS students!

Updates from our PTA

Tashua Take-Out

Support local restaurants who have graciously donated to our Tashua PTA. Mention “Tashua PTA” when you place your order from one the restaurants below to receive a discount.

Support our local restaurants AND receive a 10% discount.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: Brick Oven on Main (Take-out) - 203-870-6836

Tuesdays: Trumbull Pizza Company (They deliver!) - 203-261-1430 or 203-261-1431

We have a new addition...THIS N THAT frozen meals to go! Menu is attached.

Help in supporting this local business who has donated to the PTA and enjoy a homemade meal without having to cook.

EVERY MONDAY text your order to 203-726-0769. Pick up your order at 213 Shelton Road in Trumbull on Wednesdays or Thursdays (order $50+ and get FREE delivery).

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PTA Membership

Some of things that membership dues pay for include:

  • Recognition of staff throughout the year with breakfasts and lunches

  • Activities and goodies for staff during staff appreciation

  • Grade level activities, including a number of activities for the 5th grade

  • Supplies for Teachers

  • Professional Development for Teachers

  • Folders and assignment books for students

If you haven’t done so already, please join our PTA! You can access membership by using the link below: www.tashuaschoolpta.membershiptoolkit.com.

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