Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin
At-A-Glance March 16, 2019 #27
March 21st is WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY!
The family of one of our Life Skills students has asked for our support on this day.
Families will be informed and a flyer will go home on Monday.
See this link to the international website.
See these two videos for more information and potential use with students as an intro:
Important Information and Key Dates
March 18 - Data mtg. for grade K (see below); PTA Mtg. 3:30pm - **SurveyWorks begins for students in grades 3-5 and computers set up for parents to complete survey after PTA mtg.**
March 19 - Grade 5 visits Coventry HS - Special Concert Event (permission slip went home on Friday 3/8); Off-Team IEP mtg., 1pm
March 20 - RI/MTSS Mtgs. 7:30am & 8am; Off-team IEP mtg., 10am; Parent Workshop led by Sue Lyons
Week of March 25th is School Safety Week
March 21 - Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day - Students and Faculty/Staff wear striped clothing and mis-matched socks to school
March 22 - 504 planning mtg., 9am (grade 3)
March 27 - RI/MTSS Mtg. 7:30am
March 29 - LifeTouch Spring Photos - schedule TBD; PTA sets up Book Fair after school
April 1 - Book Fair Week begins
April 3 - RI/MTSS Mtg. 8am - follow up
April 5 - PTA BINGO NIGHT
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:
3/18/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm)
4/22/19 at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)
5/20/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm)
June TBD at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)
SCHOOL STORE Every Other WEDNESDAY
The FAMOUS: LEN CABRAL...Thanks to our PTA and to Sue Flynn for helping to bring this renowned storyteller to Tiogue.
Data Mtg. for Grade K - Review Achieve the Core Materials re: Journeys
Trimester ended on March 13th. Aspen Grade book opened on March 11. This runs through March 20th. I will review report cards in Aspen beginning on March 21st.
Accommodation Booklet for 2019 has been released
Our District Testing schedule can be found here as well as within our Tiogue Shared Folder in the Google Drive.
Below are the links to the released items page on the RIDE website, TestNav Released Items and Massachusetts Dept. of Educ. site:
Grade 3-5 teachers also have access to a folder of released items chosen by the elementary principals.
Pennies for Patients - TOTALS: $952 THANK YOU
Articles and other news
Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:
*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*
*Reminder: Do not send students to the office to deliver behavior referrals
Referrals: Please complete all sections of the behavior referral forms for Kim. Be as specific as possible.
Please turn in all referrals to Kim within 24 hours of the infraction or incident.
Infractions involving the location of bathroom trended downward this past week; however, incidents outside on the playground and during other unstructured times increased slightly.
MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Blackrock the week of 3/18/19
Mary just introduced me to the G Fletchy math site:
It is unbelievable - lots of great content, videos and math tools
**Article of the week**
March 16, 2019: Using Graphic Novels in an English class - definitely applies to our level too.
March 9, 2019: Article from FORBES Magazine: What High Schoolers Need to Know More Than Computer Science. VERY INTERESTING!!
March 2, 2019: Self-Regulation Behavior Tips - by Behavior Flip via Twitter
February 16, 2019: The Value of Homework...look at quality, not quantity. EdWeek Blog Post.
February 9, 2019: From the EdWeb online series:
Including Students on the Spectrum: 5 Powerful Strategies
Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Paula Kluth, Ph.D., Author of "You're Going to Love This Kid!"
Visit Teaching All Students
February 2, 2019: From Understood.com- Classroom Strategies for Children with Dyslexia
January 26, 2019: From The Journal: STEM/STEAM Articles
January 19, 2019: From Practical Ed. Tip of the Week -
The Internet Archive contains one of the biggest collections of books that are in the public domain. Before sending students to the Internet Archive to look for free books you should be aware that it does contain some works that you definitely wouldn't want elementary school students to read. Therefore, the best way for teachers to use the Internet Archive is to find what they want students to access then download it and place it into a Google Drive folder or OneNote folder for students to access without having to actually go to the Internet Archive. Watch this video to see how to download books from The Internet Archive.
Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.
SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner
SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Week 27: This week's video - World Down Syndrome Day - March 21st - Please show to your classroom of students on Monday prior to March 21st
Nurse's Corner of important information
Thanks for your support of Pennies for Patients!
We raised $952
Gina D'Aguanno RN
SurveyWorks! information - remember - in lieu of the faculty mtg. in March, please complete a teacher survey
*Our grades 3-5 student surveys will be completed over a 2 week period from March 18th through March 29th.* We need to be at 100% faculty participation by the morning of March 29th.
Faculty and Staff surveys will be completed in lieu of our Faculty Mtg. In March.
Here is survey information for faculty and staff:
District Name: Coventry
School Name: Tiogue School
Access Code to enter surveys.panoramaed.com/ride
For Students in grades 3-5: passcode = 06116student35
For Teachers: passcode = 06116teacher
For Support Professionals: passcode = 06116support
Please remember: Parents have been notified in our last 5 newsletters and through our Listserv. They received hard copies of the survey info. as well. I'll offer PTA mtg. time to complete surveys for parents again this year (March 18th mtg.). Last year, we have 2 or 3 people complete surveys after the PTA in the library.