Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

September 22, 2018 - No.4

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START WITH HELLO WEEK - September 24th - September 28th

Here is a parent brochure that explains about our week of activities and philosophy of the Start with HELLO program. All schools in the district will be taking part in this initiative.

Overview of possible activities:

Monday: 2 Brief School Assemblies for (K-2 and 3-5): Start With Hello video presentation & Overview for the week- "Hello, my name is" stickers for everyone to wear in the building.

Our Summer Readers will be recognized at each assembly as well.

Tuesday: Make 'Start With Hello' Poster to put outside classrooms

Wednesday: 'Start with Hello' creative writing with cross-grade level buddies. Presentations to each other; peer to peer. (Essay, poem, songs, raps, letters or skits - whatever students choose to do)

Thursday: 'Start with Hello' Compliment Day. Make a compliment paper-chain for all the compliments given to others to hang around the school and classrooms.

Friday: 'Start with Hello' & Tiogue Spirit Day: wear green and wear Tiogue gear & Get Caught Saying Hello Day. Give stickers and/or Brave Bucks to students who get caught saying Hello to one another, especially people who you may not know too well.

Our teachers have autonomy to go beyond the above ideas.

What's Happening at Tiogue Elementary School, Home of the Timberwolves

Open House:

Thank you for coming to our Open House last Thursday evening; we had such a great turnout.

If you did not get an opportunity to come to Open House here are some of the finer points:

Teachers presented goals and expectations for the school year. Ways of communicating with our faculty were discussed.

Our Attendance goals and programs were discussed that evening.

Data to begin the school year shows that we already have approximately 400 absences and tardies logged during our first 12 days of school. That number needs to come down tremendously. That is why our goal is to decrease absences this year throughout all of our Coventry Schools. Hopefully our student incentive program will help to encourage everyone to do their best to get to school each day. We do know that everyone gets sick. However, if we focus on those students that are consistently out of school at least 2-5 times per month, we can make a big dent in our attendance issue.

Coventry Schools Flu Clinic Dates and Locations-

-October 1, 2018 at Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School - 4pm-6:30pm

-November 13, 2018 at Coventry High School - 4pm-6:30pm

See the information, flyers, and link to sign up at the bottom of this newsletter!

Have a good weekend.

All the best,

-Mr. Giusti

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:

-September 24 through 28: START WITH HELLO WEEK

-September 26, 2018 PTA School Store Opens during all lunches

-September 28, 2018 Perfect Attendance for the month closes - students will be given their first raffle ticket of the school year

-October 5, 2018 Our First Attendance Celebration

-October 8, 2018 NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day

-October 11, 2018 RI Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea, visits Tiogue

-October 30, 2018 LifeTouch Picture Day

-October 31, 2018 Perfect Attendance for the month closes - students will be given their raffle ticket for October

PTA INFORMATION and Meeting Schedule:

10/15/18 at 3:30pm

11/19/18 at 6:30pm

12/17/18 at 3:30pm

1/28/19 at 6:30pm

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

School Store information:

PTA School Store will take place every other Wednesday during student lunch/recess times.

The store will be open on 9/26/18 this month. Store items are inexpensive.

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"

Our 3 BIG IDEAS this year at Tiogue

Improved Attendance

Restorative Practices (Parent information sessions will take place this year)

Refreshing our PBIS Program (Positive Behavior Intervention Systems)

Below are "Important Links" for you to review. Please sign up for the Code RED alert system and the RI Broadcaster Association Alert System

*Both "alert" systems will give you vital updates on school closures, early dismissals, and bad weather updates. You may choose phone, email and/or text updates from these systems.

Many times, especially during power outages, text messaging and email continue to work on your cell phone. These alerts come through during most storms, even when there are power issues.

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

RI Broadcaster's Association: Sign up for weather and school closing alerts here

*NEWEST CodeRED Alert System: Sign up here

Our Nurse's Corner:

New information:

Tuesday 9/25/18 at 9am The Hearing Center will be here to do screenings for Grade K-3. If you DO NOT want your child screened you must notify me, and provide me with a private hearing screening.

We will be having a Patriots Day on Friday 9/28. Please bring in a non-perishable food item for our Food Bank.

Friday 10/12/18 Dr. Gordon our school dentist will be her for dental screenings for students who have not turned in a dental card. If you do not want your child screened please provide me with a dental card.

Very Important

MEDICATIONS: In order for your child to have any medications (prescription or over the counter) at the elementary level I must have a physician's order on file. You must provide the medication to the Health Office which matches the order exactly. This include acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and cough drops.

2018 Fall Flu Clinic Information


Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School

15 Foster Drive

Coventry RI 02816

Monday, October 1, 2018 from 4-6:30 PM


Coventry High School

40 Reservoir Road

Coventry RI 02816

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 4-6:30 PM

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

Consider following the principal on Twitter @domgiusti

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