Tashua School Weekly Updates
Mrs. Neumeyer, Principal
June 18, 2021
Dear Tashua Families,
We cannot thank you enough for all of your support this year! It has been quite a challenge for all of us, and together we met much success! To think back on everything we have experienced in the last 16 months, is honestly quite overwhelming. However, I am not surprised at what we have been able to accomplish and how resilient we have become.
Tashua is quite a special learning community, full of amazing students and outstanding staff members, surrounded by extremely supportive parents and neighbors. We are ALL so fortunate to have each other and to be a part of this learning environment. As the principal of Tashua School, I could not be prouder of the kindness, generosity, gratitude and support I see ALL of us express towards one another.
There is a saying that goes, "You GROW through, what you Go through." And, this I can assure you is true. Last spring, none of us could have been prepared for the challenges ahead. This past year has taught all of us so much in such a short time. We have certainly learned how to stand strong, and also how to stand together as a community. Above all, we have learned the importance of taking care of ourselves, spending quality time with family, looking out for others, slowing down to appreciate what we have and continuing to push forward with stamina and perseverance no matter what challenges come our way.
This year, we made it a priority to focus on the social/emotional needs of our staff and students, helping them to be better prepared for teaching and learning. "Hats off" to our remarkable teachers, they have truly weathered the storm and persevered during challenging times, modeling for their students who swiftly followed suit. We are so proud of everyone's efforts and we are looking forward to another successful year ahead!
Wishing you all a wonderful summer!
- Your child's medication
- Your child's Chromebook. Exiting grade 5 students will keep their Chromebooks and they will travel with them to Madison Middle School.
- Your child's personal belongings if they missed the last day of school.
Summer Reading Enrichment
Research shows that reading every day significantly increases a child's reading ability. The books selected for Trumbull's Summer Reading Program are chosen to make reading an enjoyable part of your child's life and your support is essential. You can make our program successful by the positive attitude you take toward reading and by the encouragement you show your child. To assist you in supporting your child the Office of Teaching & Learning recommends that you:
• Review the reading lists for your child’s grade level and make your own decision based on the suitability of the books for your individual child.
• Supplement the selections with books you and your child enjoy. The Trumbull Public Library is a great resource for books. Please ask the Children’s Service Staff in the library for assistance.
• Visit the state challenge website with reading lists by clicking on the link below.
• Support children’s excitement through participation in our regional and state reading challenges.
Use the link below to access the TPS summer recommendations for reading enrichment.
Our 1st Selectman’s Reading Challenge for students entering Grades 4 and 5 as well as our Governor's Summer Reading Challenge (K-12) are available to all our students. Record the number of books read in a reading log as your child reads throughout the summer. Every book counts for the Governor’s Challenge and your home school. Schools with the highest participation and number of books read will be recognized by the state. Your child can go online to the TPS website and look for the Summer Reading 2021 electronic log by accessing the link below:
• Please submit the Summer Reading 2021 electronic log at the end of the summer to enter your book totals. Each year, with the support of our outstanding Literacy Specialists, Trumbull Public Schools seeks to continue to build a love for reading in our children. We will review reading logs submitted during the first week of school to get the totals for each student. As a follow-up to summer reading, teachers offer a number of activities—from book shares in which students present an interesting character and/or memorable scene from one of the books they read during the summer to high school classes that engage in discussions of texts within advanced placement classes—we send the message that reading is an important part of our world.
Please join us as we make this our most successful summer by reading daily, recording the titles of the books your child reads, and discussing the joy of reading with your child. Enjoy a wonderful summer of reading!
Terry Buckingham Program Leader for Language Arts
Updates and Reminders
Online registration can be accessed via the Trumbull Public Schools website under “General,” then “Student Registration.” To register for kindergarten, please use the following link:
Please note Kindergarten for 2021-22 is open to children born on or before January 1, 2017. Any questions can be directed to Maria Vaz, TPS Registrar, at 203-452-4348 or email@example.com. Please share this information with any neighbors you may have that might not be aware of this new process.
Updates from our PTA
Some of things that membership dues pay for include:
Recognition of staff throughout the year with breakfasts and lunches
Activities and goodies for staff during staff appreciation
Grade level activities, including a number of activities for the 5th grade
Supplies for Teachers
Professional Development for Teachers
Folders and assignment books for students
If you haven’t done so already, please join our PTA! You can access membership by using the link below: www.tashuaschoolpta.membershiptoolkit.com.