Tiogue Faculty and Staff Bulletin

October 5, 2019 - No.6

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Update from our meeting this past Thursday:

-The committee is organizing a permission slip and parent notification.

-Thursdays after school will be our unified team practice day

-Jeanna Sinotte reached out to the High School Unified Committee and they will be coming to meet with us

-Grant to RI Special Olympics has been submitted

-Other various members of the committee have tasks prior to the next mtg. and practice on November 7th

-Gr. 5 peers will work with our Unified Athletes

-More information to come

District Trimester Grading Calendar is here!

Click this link to access the calendar.

Important Information at Tiogue

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

Hours: 8:40am - 3:10pm

Students may come to school when supervisory coverage begins at 8:20am

Dates to Remember:

October 2019

-October 7 - Confirmed:FIRE PREVENTION ASSEMBLY FOR K-2 - Our Fire Marshall, Mr. DeRosa, came to school on Friday to confirm and to drop off posters. We will be meeting in the gym beginning at 9:15am; IEP mtg. today 1:30pm

-October 8 - PBIS mtg. 7:45am rm 2; Dom meeting with Richard Leso from Sodexo, 9:30am

-October 9 - RtI/MTSS Mtgs. 7:30am, 8am; Elementary Principal Mtg. 3:30pm CO

-October 10 - Team Day: please check individual Google Calendars for specific information

-October 11 - District IXL Training Date (Central Office - Tara, Jackie, Andrea and Wendy to attend)

-October 14 - NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day

-October 16 - RtI/MTSS Mtg. 8am

-October 17 - Team Day: please check individual Google Calendars for specific information

-October 18 - PINK OUT DAY for Breast Cancer awareness!

-October 21 - PTA Mtg. (5:30pm in the Tiogue library or cafeteria)

-October 23 - RtI/MTSS Mtgs. 7:30am & 8am; Faculty Mtg. 3:20pm (this date needed to be changed- Dom has a RIASP mtg. with RIDE on 10-16-19 at 4pm at NEIT)

-October 24 - Team Day: please check individual Google Calendars for specific information; Dom at AdStaff Mtg. 3:30pm CO

-October 31 - Team Day: please check individual Google Calendars for specific information; PDPs due today

November 2019

-November 5 - LifeTouch Picture Day

PTA INFORMATION and Meeting Schedule:

10/21/19 at 5:30pm

11/18/19 at 5:30pm

12/16/19 at 5:30pm

1/13/20 at 5:30pm

2/10/20 at 5:30pm

3/16/20 at 5:30pm

4/13/20 at 5:30pm

5/18/20 at 5:30pm

6/8/20 at 5:30pm (Last Mtg. of the year)

School Store information:

PTA School Store will begin shortly. Last year, school store was open every other Wednesday during student lunch/recess times. More information to follow.

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"

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

...been thinking about our increasingly needy population of students...take a look at these two short videos. Nothing we 'don't know', but still important

Breaking the Silence about Childhood Trauma | Dani Bostick | TEDxGreenville

Our Nurse's Corner:

As seen in the Family Newsletter:

Hand, foot, and mouth us a self limiting virus common in young children. Cycles of the virus often show in elementary school populations. Hand washing is your best prevention and protection measure. Please review with your children the importance of good hand washing.


Flu Clinic Info:

Thursday 10/10/19

4:00-6:30 p.m.

AT ASFMS, 15 Foster Dr.

Mon. 11/4/19

4:00-6:30 p.m.

AT Coventry High School, 40 Reservoir Rd.

Register online at


Registration recommended but not required.

EEE Update:

Second Round of Targeted Aerial Spraying to Control EEE Risk
Parts of 12 communities are expected to be aerially treated with mosquito pesticide

As a part of continued work to protect public health by minimizing Rhode Islanders' exposure to mosquitoes that could be carrying Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced Thursday that they will be coordinating a second round of aerial mosquito spraying in two areas next week. Weather permitting, state officials are estimating that the next round of spraying could occur on the night of Monday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 24. The areas to be sprayed have been identified using several factors, including information about new human cases of EEE, cases of EEE in non-human mammals, positive mosquito samples in Rhode Island and in neighboring states, and information about the habitats in which mosquitoes most readily breed.

The two areas to be sprayed (map of aerial spraying areas) include one surrounding West Warwick and one in the southwest part of Rhode Island. A map of the two areas to be sprayed is attached. All four of the areas that already were sprayed September 8-10, however, are considered "critical risk" areas for EEE.

The area surrounding West Warwick includes all West Warwick and parts of Cranston, Warwick, East Greenwich, West Greenwich, Coventry, and Scituate. Some of this area was previously sprayed on September 9, but officials have expanded this zone westward to Route 102 in Coventry and both westward and southward in West Greenwich.

-Gina D'Aguano MS, MEd, RN, CSNT

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SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 18th - Our Annual Pink Out Day

IXL Information - updated

Here are some great introductory videos in the Inspiration section: https://www.ixl.com/inspiration/videos . For a more in-depth look, there are archived webinars to help you explore and implement IXL in your classroom: https://www.ixl.com/inspiration/archived-webinars

Our link: https://www.ixl.com/signin/coventry Which is also located on our district homepage for each access.

Articles and other news:

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Tiogue this upcoming week with the exception of Monday!

**Article of the week**

October 5th: Addressing Persistent Defiance, by EduTopia.

September 28: Highly Rated Curricula Are Out There. Are Schools Using Them?, from EdWeek - makes me want to spend some time cross-referencing information found in EdReports and this information found w/in this article.

September 21: Can "bite-sized" Lessons Make SEL Easier to Teach? - from EdWeek

September 14th: Employ Active Learning Strategies.

September 9th:

What is Executive Functioning? From, EduTopia

September 2nd:

8 Proactive Classroom Management Tips - From, EduTopia

July, 2019: Fantastic Ways of Finding Anything in Google Drive, found on Twitter.

Copy of our Newest Elementary Handbook for Tiogue