Tyngsborough Elementary School

Update January 24, 2019

2019-2020 Preschool & Kindergarten Registration Information

As many of you may know, Tyngsborough Public Schools is hopeful that we will be able to open the doors at the beginning of the 2019-2020 School Year offering free Full Day Kindergarten. In an effort to be transparent and share all of the research, data, and facts, we have added information to our school webpage. We hope that you find this information helpful, but as always do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.


https://tes.tyngsboroughps.org/full-day-kindergarten-information-6098afcd


https://www.tyngsboroughps.org/registration-3e4ea6fc/registration-information-5c4d23a4#


Message from our School Counselors

Dear TES Families,


We are excited to tell you about a very special program we are coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills!


The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.


At TES, our Lower Elementary students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house- even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off boxes will be located by the main office for your child to deposit the markers.


Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.


Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!


Sincerely,

Christie Manganis, School Counselor

Carolyn Reichard, School Counselor

Nicole Young, School Adjustment Counselor


Learn more at http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle


TES Health Office Memo

Illness Updates

-Very few reported FLU A. Here is a link for more information: https://www.mass.gov/influenza

-Increased reports of Strep Throat

-Fevers reported with unknown origin

-RSV has peaked in the general public and we have seen many students with cold like symptoms. Here is a link for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/rsv/index.html

-Reported Stomach Illnesses (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)

-Several pink eye cases

Prevention:

-Perform Proper Hand Hygiene

-Get your Flu shot

-Refillable water bottles -no water bubbler use

-Get 8 hours of sleep

-Eat a healthy diet

-Regular Exercise

-Wearing proper clothing for inclement weather

-Stay home when sick

-Please contact us via email or phone call to report illnesses. This allows us to keep track of our students health within our TES community. We can be reached at 978-649-1990 ext. 4. If you have any questions on when your child can return to school after an illness please visit the TPS student health website.


No More Health Slips: In an effort to become more environmentally friendly we have decided to eliminate the paper visit slips that you have received in the past. Health office visit information will be shared with guardians on file via a secure email. The first time you receive a health office visit a separate e-mail with a secure password will be sent. Please keep a copy of this password as this is what you will need to access future health office visit e-mails. If you are having difficulty opening or viewing these emails please notify the health office.


Clothing: We ask that students in all grade levels have a change of clothes in their locker. Accidents happen: spilt drinks/food at lunch, bloody noses, falling in puddles at recess, etc. Our supply of donated clothing is low this year especially for girls.


Screenings: All Mandated screenings are complete at TES. Parents/Guardians will only be contacted via email and/or letter sent home with abnormal findings. So no news is good news. If you do receive a letter reporting abnormal findings please follow-up with your child’s doctor and forward the doctor’s findings/recommendations to us.

Sincerely, Sarah Isenberger RN BSN & Jen Spanos RN BSN


Outdoor Recess Activities

Outdoor activities/recess is held whenever possible except inclement weather, unsafe grounds (ice, snow, raining, slush, wet equipment, or in the warmer weather if excessive bees are observed), or when the outside temperature exceeds 90 degrees Fahrenheit or below 30 degrees Fahrenheit, which includes humidity and wind chill factor. It is important for your child to be dressed for the weather. If your child does not have proper attire for outdoor recess a parent/guardian will be called to provide proper attire. Any child not well enough to be outdoors for recess during acceptable weather conditions should remain at home unless we have a communication from the child’s physician recommending that he/she remain in the building. The final decision for outdoor recess/activities will be at the discretion of the building administrator.


We are excited for our 4th Annual Little Einsteins Science EXPO (Grades 3-5)!

https://youtu.be/H2ay-MPE1xs


Mrs. Muraca's Science & Technology Update

https://www.smore.com/wuk43-science-technology-january-2019


PTO Mother/Son Valentine Dance

Tickets can be purchased at the link below:

https://m.bpt.me/event/4025305

During the week of January 28th-February 1st, TES will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge (http://www.greatkindnesschallenge.org/). We are looking for family volunteers to come in during this week to assist students with kindness craft activities during recess times. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Nicole Young (nicole.young@tyngsboroughps.org) with your available day(s) and times. For scheduling purposes, we ask that volunteers commit to at least two time blocks/grade level recesses (if possible). If you would like to volunteer when your student(s) visit the stations, please see the below schedule. Thank you!
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Important Dates

JANUARY

Thursday, January 31 - Sunday, February 3 - TMS Main Stage Production, "Once On This Island," TMS Auditorium

Thursday, January 31 Red and White Basketball Game 3:30


FEBRUARY

Friday, February 1st - Go PATRIOTS - Wear your Pats gear or team colors!

February 18-22 - February Vacation Break


MARCH

March 8th - Trimester 2 Grades Close

March 13th - Early Release Day

March 15th - Trimester 2 Report Cards


Please consider supporting our amazing community groups.

http://www.eftyng.org/

http://www.tyngsboroughpto.org/

http://www.tyngsboroughps.org/pages/Tyngsborough/Departments/Special_Education/sepac