Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance February 16, 2019 #24

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Have a wonderful February Break! Thanks for all of your hard work - enjoy your time off. Building is open Tuesday-Friday 7am-2pm.

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Important Information and Key Dates


February 2019

February 16 - February Break Begins

The week we return, there are many different trainings going on in/out of the district!

February 25 - Back to School; Sue Flynn and Dom attend RICAS and NGSA Training in Providence, full day; PTA MTG. 3:30pm

February 26 - RtI/MTSS Mtg. 7:45am; CPI Trainings - 1/2 day sessions - Dom attends a session today

February 27 - Dom attends a RIASP Training today

February 28 - CPI Training, Full Day Session & TEAM DAY - check your Google Calendars for individual invitations to mtgs.

March 2019

March 1 - Chorus performs at the P Bruins Game; $22/person - Maria DiNitto is the point of contact

March 4 - Pennies for Patients Begins

March 6 - RtI/MTSS Mtgs. 7:30am and 8am

March 7 - TEAM DAY - check your Google Calendars for individual invitations to mtgs.

March 8 - Superintendent Levis follows a gr. 5 student today

March 11 - Tiogue Spirit Week Begins - more info. to follow

March 12 - Kindergarten registration - evening - see flyer below

March 13 - RtI/MTSS Mtgs. 7:45am

March 14 - TEAM DAY - check your Google Calendars for individual invitations to mtgs.; Dom, Brad Wilson, and other Admin. at Special Education Conference in Newport

March 15 - Cultural Arts: Len Cabral Performs at Tiogue today - 2 shows; Dom, Brad Wilson, and other Admin. at Special Education Conference in Newport

March 18 - PTA Mtg. 3:30pm

March 19 - Grade 5 visits ASFMS - Special Concert Event (more info. upcoming along with permission slip)

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:

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


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New FREE Math Resources - sent by Don

Intro Video link to Desmos

Website to Desmos

Don would like some feedback on the site; check it out, it looks like good stuff!


I will be finalizing the PNP - student information spreadsheet over the break. Special Educators have begun working on the accommodation section as well.

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 will begin soon

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Information sent to families

March 4th to March 8th we will be running 1 week of Pennies for patients. I will be sending home individual boxes for students to take home. They can count their change and bring them into their homerooms. In addition, with the online link above an online donation can be made. Any amount is helpful, and it teaches children to do good deeds for others. See below for more information.

*Thank you for your support of our Pennies for Patients Campaign last year, sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). We are running Pennies this year from March 4 - 8, 2019.

Pennies is a service-learning program that gives students the unique experience of working together to help raise awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children and adults fighting blood cancers.

Leukemia is one of the leading fatal cancers of children ages 1 – 20. The 5-year survival rate for children under the age of 20 with the most common form of leukemia (ALL) went from 3% in the 1960s to over 90% today.

Every day we are getting closer to finding cures for all blood cancers!

Join our Hero Squad! Our goal is to raise $1,200 and WE NEED YOR HELP! We are asking that everyone (students, faculty, parents, alumni, etc.) at Tiogue Elementary School (this spelling) join in this effort of raising awareness and giving funds to benefit the mission of LLS. Share this link with your family and friends. Click on the link here https://events.lls.org/pages/ri/TiogueElementarySchool-2019 or find your student’s school at www.PenniesForPatients.org.

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*

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.

Reminder: do not send students to the office to deliver behavior referrals

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Tiogue the week of 2/25/19

-Article of the week-

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 24: From Conscious Discipline: Calm Your Brain (Song)

Nurse's Corner of important information

Have a great vacation!

Thank you,

Gina D'Aguanno RN



SurveyWorks! information

*Our grades 3-5 student surveys will be completed over a 2 week period from March 18th through March 29th.*

Faculty and Staff surveys will be completed at either a Faculty Mtg. or Data Mtg. time in March.

I will share your survey access information next week.

Parents have been notified in our last 4 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. Last year, we have 2 or 3 people complete surveys after the PTA in the library.

Mangia on Venerdì 2/15 (Friday!) Faculty and Staff Luncheon was terrific! Thanks Everyone :)

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