Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

May 11, 2019 - No. 34

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Night of the Arts - May 8th

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Map Maker, Jason Newton, Visits GR 4 Last Week

Message from our Library - From, Ms. Wolk

RE: End of the year library book circulation

All library books are due on Friday May 24th. Notices will go home letting you know if you have any outstanding books after the 24th.

Important Information at Tiogue

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

Hours: 8:40am - 3:10pm

Dates to Remember:

May 2019


May 13 - GR 5 Begins RICAS Math Testing; Day 2 of testing will be May 14th; Wellness Week Begins in Coventry - Tiogue will extend Wellness Week to next week as well

May 16 - Progress Reports Go Home

May 20 - In My Heart (Feelings Week, a PBIS Initiative) - extension of Wellness Week - [see info. below]

May 22 - 5th Grade Parents/Guardians - 6 to 7pm Step Up Orientation Night at the Middle School (A flyer will come home from the Middle School about this night time mtg.)

May 29 - Paw Sox Game

May 31 - Family Dance at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

June 2019

June 3 - Kindergarten Orientation Night for new families, 5:30pm

June 4 - High School Seniors visit elementary schools today - fond farewell

June 5 - Gr. 2 Field Trip to Mystic

June 6 - Ice Cream Social - Title One Event - all Title schools - Tiogue, HH, and Blackrock

June 7 - Tiogue's Fun Day, sponsored by the PTA

June 9 - PTA Rainbow Fun Run

June 10 - Gr.5 Trip to Wawaloam

June 12 - Moving on ceremony for Gr. 5

June 14 - Last Day of School, Dismissal 11:30am-11:40am- report cards go home

Upcoming PTA Meeting Schedule:

5/20/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm)

June TBD at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)

School Store information:

PTA School Store will be open 2 more times until the end of the school year.

SCHOOL STORE Information revised: 5/22 (last store date for this year)

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"

Upcoming 2 weeks of activities at Tiogue will include: Wellness Week In Coventry- May 13th through May17th AND we will extend wellness into the week of May 20th through May 24th. We will celebrate IN MY HEART Feelings Spirit Week at Tiogue

Activities to include:

May 13-17:

Monday- "Mindfulness Monday" Wear calming colors to school. Help students to take the pledge to limit their non-school screen time during this upcoming week! Encourage more play outside and more movement.

Tuesday- Yoga Tuesday - stretch it out - wear something comfortable today!

Wednesday- Are you hydrated? Drink lots of water and keep track of how much you are drinking throughout the day - Wear something blue today.

Thursday- "Just Dance Thursday" - take a few movement breaks today. Wear Red, White, and Blue in honor of our Veterans.

Friday- Begin to track your sleep over the next week. A 7 day chart will be sent home beginning today. Students can hand in the chart next Friday May 24th to receive a prize.

Sodexo Food Service, Eat the Rainbow during Wellness Week

Monday--Fresh Blueberries

Tuesday -Snow Peas

Wednesday - Honeydew Melon Chunks

Thursday -- Multi Color Baby Carrots

Friday- Cantaloupe Chunks

(See Word Doc Flyer Attached to this newsletter)

May 20-24: In My Heart Week At Tiogue - a continuation of Wellness Week

Tiogue Elementary’s Celebration of Feelings!

IN MY HEART: A Book of Feelings

By, Jo Witek

Dear Tiogue Families,

We are excited to inform you that this coming week, May 20th , will be filled with ways for students to understand and explore their feelings. Self-Awareness is vital both for a child’s academic success as well as for their social and emotional growth. This coming week, students will be part of many exciting experiences. Some of these are outlined below!

Monday, May 20:

SPIRIT DAY: “SILLY HAIR DAY” SILLY brings smiles all around

All classrooms will read “IN MY HEART: A Book of Feelings”

School-wide Garden of Hearts project to begin!

Tuesday, May 21:


Coventry SRO Officer to read to all grade levels– see schedule attached

Write a Thank You to a Veteran to be presented to “Operation Stand Down” in time for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 22:

SPIRIT DAY: “TIED TOGETHER BY KINDNESS” Wear your grade level color for Tiogue’s Heart picture outside (rain date to be determined if needed) Grade level with the most color points win a special prize.

Thursday, May 23:


Lunch Mingle- Be BRAVE and to talk to someone new

Friday, May 24:

SPIRIT DAY: “TIOGUE TEAM DAY” Celebrate our community and bring HOPE to those in need

Bring in a non-perishable item for the Hand Up Community Food Bank

Wear your Tiogue gear or Green and White

“Garden of Hearts” winners chosen

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns about this week’s events.

Heartfelt Regards,

Tiogue PBIS Team

Monday 5/20- All grade levels will receive one IN MY HEART: A Book of Feelings picture book to read to their class and share with teachers in your grade level, as well as paper hearts for students to create their feeling petal.

Teachers/students will create their garden of hearts display outside their classroom to share with the entire school creating Tiogue’s garden of feelings display. Be creative!!

The top 3 garden of hearts (1 each from PK-1, 2 & 3 and 4 & 5) will receive an extra P.E. class! Special guest to choose winners on Friday!

Tuesday’s schedule

SRO Officer to read Our Police to grade levels in designated rooms

Kinder 10:20 Room 12

Grade 1 9:00 Room 15

Grade 2 9:20 Room 18

Grade 3 10:00 Room 5

Grade 4 10:50 Room 8

Grade 5 9:40 Room 22

Veteran’s thank you cards/ friendly letter can be dropped off in box outside Dr. Raptakis’s room, she will present to “Operation Stand Down” in time for Memorial Day. Blank cards will be distributed in teacher mailboxes.

Wednesday- really hype up your grade level color so it can be identified in the picture!!

Grade levels can earn points with each item of your grade level color. Grade level with the most points earn a special surprize at the end of the day on Friday.

Mr. Giusti will call grade levels out to field for school wide heart shaped picture taken by Fire Dept. (at approximately 10:00) on ladder truck (rain date to be determined). Specialists and Assistants wear a color that ties in with your grade.

Grade level colors:

Kindergarten- orange

Grade 1- white

Grade 2- green

Grade 3- blue

Grade 4- purple

Grade 5- red

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Save The Date: Paw Sox Game - May 29th

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Save the Date: Rainbow PTA Fun Run - June 9th

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Our Nurse's Corner:


Nurse D'Aguanno will be out for the remainder of the school year. The School Dept. has secured 2 retired School Nurse/Teachers that will work at Tiogue until the last day of school. Mrs. Kowal and Mrs. Hall will be with us for the rest of the school year.

Tiogue Elementary School


Important Links

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

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

Parent Information on our District site

(NEW ITEM) School Dept. 2018-19 Calendar: Click here

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


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