Tyngsborough Elementary School
Update - November 24, 2019
A great big thank you for your generous support of our Annual Adopt a Family! We're off to a terrific start!
Mrs. Muraca's November Update
TES Health Office Update
It’s November and the cold weather is here along with cold and flu season! There have been reports ofMultiple Head colds (RSV & Enterovirus), Several reports of Strep Throat , Stomach bug, 2 Confirmed FLu A’s (upper elementary), and 2 Confirmed Croup (lower elementary)
If your child is diagnosed with an illness please inform the health office. Please review the student handbook located online for when to keep your child home.
The cold weather has made its way to us please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Winter jackets, hats, and mittens should be worn in the cold weather.
4th Grade Students: are required to submit an updated physical
Adopt-A-Family: In an effort to assist our community members that are in need, we are asking every student to bring in a canned good starting Tuesday November 12th. Also during the week of December 9-13 we will be doing our annual coin drive to raise money. Students will be able to contribute a penny to a full dollar during the week while wearing their favorite sports team gear to pajama day. There is no contribution to small!
We request that your child have an extra set of clothes in their locker. Accidents happen, spilt milk, bloody noses, etc. In the health office we have some clothing but not much. Please be sure your child is prepared for the unexpected.
Health Office Visits-If your child visits the health office you will receive a secure email from the health office that requires a password. The password is sent to your email with the first emailed visit. Please keep the password in a safe place. If you lose the password please email us and we will email the secure password to you. Please remember emailed visits are not emergent visits. A phone call will be placed to guardians by the end of the school day for Health Office visits that require a more immediate attention.
Health Screenings- Vision, hearing, body mass index (height and weight) and postural screening (scoliosis) are required by MDPH and will be performed throughout the school year. If you choose to refuse to have your child screened, a written parental note is required along with proof that your child has been evaluated by a physician for each screening refused. Mandated screening will most often be conducted during your student’s PE/wellness classes. https://www.mass.gov/lists/school-health-screening. November 12-22 3rd and 4th grade will have their state mandated screenings.
TES Heath Office
Our Annual Adopt A Family efforts are in full swing! Please take a moment to read the letter below which outlines the importance of this amazing community program.
School Cancellation/Delayed Opening Message from Superintendent Flanagan
It is hard to believe that we are already in November and that the first trimester wraps up in a few weeks. This morning I was watching the weather forecast for the week and some are predicting potential snow for this Friday. Though I do not believe it will impact our commute too much, this does seem like an ideal time to explain the process that we use to make decisions about school cancellations and delays, as well as outline our communication plan.
When there is a chance of snow and/or ice impacting the morning commute, I first contact Steve Coughlan, our Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds at 4:45 a.m. Steve will communicate directly with the highway department and police department to assess current travel conditions and relay that information to me. I use this time to monitor local satellite projections, weather forecasts and a regional superintendent communication chain to arrive at a decision as to whether or not a school cancellation or delay will occur. I strive to make this decision by 5:45 a.m. at the latest. In some instances, the forecast allows us to make a decision the evening before, at which point I will communicate the decision immediately.
The first notice of communication will be via our school communication platform, which includes a text message, email, and links to my twitter account @DrMFlanagan. After this initial communication, I then contact the local major television networks to inform them of the decision so that it appears on the school cancellation scroll. I have also asked building principals to utilize their school social media platforms to communicate the message as well.
I recognize that there are varying opinions of when a school district should cancel or delay. Please know that I make the decision based upon the most current road conditions as well as the length, timing and projection of the individual storm. Our primary goal is to keep students safe as they travel to and from school.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Student Information Form
Recently, an email was sent in regards to completing the Student Information Form. The information form, accessible through the parent portal, is used to collect items such as family information, emergency contact data, and medical permissions. It is crucial that you complete this form as soon as possible. Failure to submit this form will affect your student’s ability to attend field trips, participate in after-school activities, and receive medications from the school nurse.
Day to Day Substitutes
We are looking for day-to-day substitutes. Our daily rates are:
Paraprofessionals - $70
Teacher - $80
If you are interested or know someone who might be, lease contact Liz Gill at 978-649-1990 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
~ IMPORTANT DATES ~ (*Dates are subject to change)
Wednesday, November 27th - Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & Kindergarten - Grade 5 @ 12:00)
Thursday, November 28th & Friday, November 29th - No School - Happy Thanksgiving
Wednesday, December 4th - Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & Kindergarten - Grade 5 @ 12:00)
Wednesday, December 4th & Thursday, December 5th - Parent/Teacher Conferences (details to follow)
Friday, December 6th - Trimester 1 Report Cards Sent Home
Friday, December 20th - Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & Kindergarten - Grade 5 @ 12:00)
Happy Holidays from TES!
Thursday, January 2nd - Return to School
Wednesday, January 8th - Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & Kindergarten - Grade 5 @ 12:00)
Wednesday, January 8th - Grade 4 Music Performance @ 10:00 (details to follow)
Monday, January 20th - No School - Martin Luther King Day
Please save the dates and plan accordingly.
MCAS Testing Days for Grades 3-5
April 28 - 29 - ELA (Final Day for Make-Ups May 1st)
May 5-6 - Science
May 13-14 - Math (Final Day for Make-Up May 22nd)
Please consider supporting our amazing community groups.
The Tyngsborough Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age.