Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

December 22, 2018 - No. 17

Have a wonderful winter break with your children

Thank you for making this past week of school a great one, prior to the winter break. On behalf of the entire faculty & staff at Tiogue, we extend our best wishes during this holiday season.

Thank you for your generosity and good will.

Enjoy these Holiday, Grinch Day and Gingerbread House making pics :)

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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:

December 2018

-December 25th - Merry Christmas

-Winter Break Began on Saturday December 22nd and goes through January 1st 2019

January 2019


-January 1, 2019 - Happy New Year

-January 21, 2019 - NO SCHOOL, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

-January 28, 2019 - PTA MTG 6:30pm Co-President Election

-January 31, 2019 - NAEP TESTING FOR GRADE 4 - National Assessment of Educational Progress - See grade 4 parent letter below - schools & districts do not get individual testing results

PTA INFORMATION and Meeting Schedule:

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.

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"



Grade 4 – Mathematics and Reading assessments

Assessment will take place on: January 31, 2019

Dear 4th Grade Parent or Guardian:

Tiogue Elementary School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Thursday, January 31, 2019. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

Your child will take an assessment in mathematics or reading. In addition to subject-area questions, NAEP survey questionnaires are voluntarily completed by students. The questionnaires provide valuable information about participating students’ educational experiences and opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom. As part of the 2019 National Indian Education Study, American Indian and Alaska Native students may receive additional questions tailored to their educational experiences and their opportunities to learn about their culture and traditions. More information about NAEP survey questionnaires is available at https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/parents under the section “What Questions Are on the Test?”

The assessment takes about 120 minutes for most students, including transition time and directions.

The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.

· Your child’s grades will not be affected.

· Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may skip any question.

· While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify me in writing by Friday, January 18, 2019.

There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP, but please encourage your child to do his or her best. A brochure that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child is available at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/parents/2012469.pdf.

Contact Domenic M. Giusti at (401) 822-9460 or at giustidomenic@coventryschools.net if you have any questions.

We are excited that our school is participating in NAEP. We know that Tiogue Elementary School’s students will show what our nation’s students know and can do.

Mrs. Lyon's Parent Corner Newsletter

Our School Psychologist Offers Some Vacation Thoughts

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Mr. Giusti Reads The Polar Express to our 3rd grade students

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Mr. Giusti reads Polar Express to our 3rd graders - Thanks for our drink and snack, PTA!

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I am happy to report that we had another successful attendance month in December. We again reached the 65% mark for students that did not miss a day of school. We all know how difficult it is to not miss a day, especially during this time of the year when everyone around us is sick.

We are partnering with Alex Smith from Horace Mann, to offer qualifying students a chance to win our Trimester Raffle for perfect attendance. As you probably remember, when a child has a month of perfect attendance, they will automatically be entered into our Trimester raffle to win a Kindle Fire 7 w/Alexa.

Our first drawing will take place on Friday, January 4th, the week that we return from the winter break. Good luck to all of our Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec. perfect attendance students! We have about 600 raffle tickets in the mix.

Tiogue's Fine Art Work

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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

Coventry Resource and Senior Center December Newsletter

Our Nurse's Corner:


Gina D'Aguanno MS.RN.CSNT

Tiogue Elementary School


  • Have a wonderful holiday season
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Please view this Attendance Doc from our National Association of Elementary School Principals. The doc summarizes the need for good attendance and also provides parents with some nice online resources.

Consider following the principal on Twitter @domgiusti