Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance May 4, 2019 #33

Happy Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

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There will be some surprises in your mailbox this week...and don't forget, the PTA sponsored luncheon will take place on Tuesday at all lunches


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Important Information and Key Dates


Please note, we have many off team IEP/Other mtgs. on days other than Thursday. Therefore, please check individual Google Calendars for specific information

May 2019

May 4 - Saturday PTA Egg Hunt - Mr. DuClau P.B.R. Foundation (K-2 goes first at 10am, then gr. 3-5 takes part by 10:45-11am)

May 6 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 4 MATH - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week Begins

May 7 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 4 MATH; Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day - PTA Luncheon today, so do not bring a lunch - there will be gluten free options

May 8 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 3 MATH; Night of the Arts at Tiogue

May 9 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 3 MATH; TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information -and- SureHands Lift Training, Life Skills rooms (team members will be notified by Molly M.)

May 12 - Happy Mother's Day



May 16 - TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information; Progress Reports go home today - Here is a link to the grading calendar again. It can also be found in our Shared Folder.

May 20 - School-wide, IN MY HEART Week - see flyer from Cheri for more details

May 22 - ASFMS Parent Step Up Night for Grade 5 from 6pm-7pm

May 23 - Kindergarten Field Trip

May 31 - Family Dance at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

June 2019

June 14 - Last Day of School - report cards go home

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:

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

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

SCHOOL STORE Information revised: 4/24, 5/8, 5/22 (last store date for this year)

Upcoming Placement Mtgs. by Grade Level

Grade 1 - May 8th at 1:30pm, Room 15

Grade K - May 8th at 2:10pm, Room 23

Grade 4 - May 10th at 9:45am, Room 9

Grade 3 - May 15th at 10:30am, Room 5

Grade 2 - May 10th at 11:15am, Room 18 (note change)

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*

Extra Recess and Perfect Attendance rewards:

May 10 - Grades K-3

May 17 - Grades 4-5

2:20pm - 2:45pm

*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 5/6/19

**Article of the week**

May 4, 2019: From the Practical Ed Tip of the Week:

I love a good YouTube clip and I bet that you do too. YouTube has become the place most of us turn to first when we need an educational video clip. Even if you use the search refinement tools in YouTube, it can be a challenge to find a clip that is appropriate for your students. Then there are still the issues of "related" videos that aren't really related to your search and comments that don't add any value to the video. Here are five good alternatives to searching on YouTube for educational video clips.


BoClips is an educational video site that I started using a few months ago. BoClips hosts more than two million videos from producers that you're probably familiar with through their YouTube channels. Videos that you find on BoClips are actually hosted on BoClips with the permission of the video producers. Here's a quick overview of how to find and share BoClips videos.

April 27, 2019: From Achieve the Core: Common Mistakes With Student Writing Prompts

April 13, 2019: Education Spending - Is it enough? - From EdWeek

April 6, 2019: The Best Way to Stay Calm amid Challenging Behavior...- Psychology Today

*Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

Our Nurse's Corner of Information

Gina is going to be out of school for the remainder of the year. She will return to Tiogue in the fall. The School Dept. has secured 2 retired nurses to finish out the year at Tiogue:

Diane Kowal and Shirley-Ann Hall.

We wish Gina the best and look forward to seeing her in the fall.

Gina D'Aguanno MS.RN.CSNT

Tiogue Elementary School


SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 32: Dr. Becky Bailey Presents "Composure" - From the Conscious Discipline Live Series.

Week 33: Dr. Becky Bailey Presents "Noticing" - From the Conscious Discipline PD Series

Notes from our PBIS mtg. will be held on May 2nd:


Thanks to our student teachers, Kristen and Jillian, who have worked so hard this past semester. We look forward to seeing you back at Tiogue, subbing this spring. Best of luck from all of us!