Tashua School Weekly Update
Mrs. Neumeyer, Principal
March 17, 2023
Dear Tashua Families,
Happy St. Patrick's Day! It is so enjoyable to have longer, brighter days. Hopefully the warm weather will be soon to follow! Please be reminded, there will be no school on Monday, March 20th due to the district-wide professional development day for staff.
We had an exciting week at Tashua School. Students in grade 4 participated in a Sensitivity Awareness Day hosted by our PTA. This event is planned each year for this grade level to ensure all students are able to participate during their elementary experiences at Tashua. As part of this event, inspirational speaker Geri Mariano spoke to the students about perseverance, compassion and having the courage to stand up against bullying for over 20 years. Her talk focused on acceptance and awareness that difference does not mean different. She teaches how to use compassion and creativity to bring everyone together in classes, teams and on playgrounds. Geri uses motivational stories to demonstrate that we are different in many ways, yet we are all the same.
This week we also kicked off the Tashua Read-a-Thon! Thank you goes out to our families who have signed up to participate. We are off to a great start and already surpassed 8994 minutes as of this morning. Keep up the great reading Tigers!
Further, please be reminded, student report cards are now available to be viewed electronically through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal via the More / Campus Backpack section. I couldn't be prouder of our students efforts! Please be sure to make some time to review your child's report card with him/her to acknowledge his/her accomplishments and set goals for further improvement.
Lastly, please be reminded, there will be two important upcoming opportunities for members of the Trumbull community to share their thoughts regarding the needs of our budget. The first opportunity is tomorrow morning, Saturday, March 18 at 10 AM in Town Council Chambers. The second opportunity is a virtual meeting on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 PM. If you would like to sign up for public comment, we encourage you to do so to share your thoughts. Please see Dr. Semmel's weekly update for more information: https://www.smore.com/8vc5r
You can also view the entire budget and TPS elementary budget presentation by accessing the links below:
- The complete TPS budget book can be accessed below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yRJk0hCm73JODV4jBQ-Kqd4Gt2Ti9h-4/view?usp=sharing
- Dr. Semmel's PowerPoint Presentation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BsHzZo7zlVyp-ZNYtFp-uA9XYG5jBBiJ/view?usp=sharing
- January 12 BOE Presentation; including TECEC, Elementary School, Middle School and Special Education https://fb.watch/i1lAyrSupr/?mibextid=RUbZ1f
Again, we thank you for your continued support and partnership in ensuring the success and happiness of our students. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, suggestions or good news to share at: NeumeyeJ@trumbullps.org or contact me at school by calling 203-452-4433.
Tashua's Multicultural Night - Save the Date!
2023-24 Kindergarten Registration
District-Wide Master Plan
You can find the entire presentation and an event summary of the second Community Conversation on the TPS website. On March 22 from 6 – 8 PM, the third Community Conversation will be held at Madison Middle School.
Orders must be placed no later than April 1st using the following link: ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK.
The Yearbook Committee is looking for pictures of your child from the first day of school and Halloween. Deadline for photo submission is March 10th. Please use the link below to submit photos and label them accordingly! https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=tashua
2023 Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren Contest Barnum Festival
Applications are due to the school no later than Monday, April 3rd. Please use the link for more information and to apply: Tom Thumb/Lavina Warren Application
Students in first grade are working with shapes during math workshop. They are learning about shape attributes such as size, color, and number of sides/vertices!
Spotlight on Mathematics
Ms. Sangeeta Gidwani
Tashua School Math Specialist
Are you looking for a fun math game for your child? Try the Math Splat games on the site below. You will find Addition Splat, Subtraction Splat, Multiplication Splat, Shapes Splat, Fractions Splat and Decimal Numbers Splat. https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm
Tashua students are learning alot of exciting things:
- Kindergarten & Grade 1 students have been learning about shapes and their attributes.
- Grade 2 students started their new unit on adding & subtracting 3 digit numbers using place value strategies.
- Grade 3 started their new unit on Fractions as Numbers.
- Grade 4 is wrapping up Adding & Subtracting Fractions as well as Equivalent Fractions. They will begin a new unit on Decimal Numbers and Fractions.
- Grade 5 is diving into finding Volume of rectangular prisms by understanding base x height.
Student News / Good News
Congratulations to Natalie Jaguaribe Santos, Matthew Arduni, Sadie Barczak, Gloria Philbrick, Vihaan Singh, Ethan Shepard, Samantha Trepel, Izaan Ahmed and Emma Romano for winning the chance to spin the P.B.I.S. Recognition Wheel. Keep showing your T.I.G.E.R.S. traits.
If you have any news to share about your child, please email Mrs. Holmes at holmesM@trumbullps.org and Mrs. Neumeyer at NeumeyeJ@trumbullps.org.
From the Desk of Nurse Chamale
March is National Nutrition Month!
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) is a national education program designed to give parents and communities a way to help children learn to eat nutritious foods. As parents, you can do a lot to help your children learn healthy eating habits and maintain a healthy weight. Involving them in meal preparation and cooking can motivate them to try new foods – and is a good way to spend time together as a family.
What is a Healthy Diet?
A healthy eating plan is one that:
- Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat-free milk products.
- Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.
- Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium/salt, and added sugars.
- Stays within your calorie needs.
Good nutrition is key to good health. Try a rainbow of fruits and vegetables for better health:
Choosing in season fruits and vegetables with a variety of colors like red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple will give you a variety of healthy nutrients.
Visit the WE CAN website for more information on healthy eating!
Women's History Month
National Nutrition Month
Music in Our Schools Month
Saturday, March 18
- Board of Finance Meeting in the Town Council Chambers; 10:00 AM
Monday, March 20
- First day of spring
- No School for Students; PD day for staff
Tuesday, March 21
- PTA Meeting; 7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 22
- Grade 4 TIMMS Testing
- First Night of Ramadan - through April 21
Friday, March 24
- Wear your Tashua Pride
Tuesday, March 28
- Book Fair begins
- BOE Meeting; 7:00 PM
- Board of Finance Meeting; virtually at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 29
- Book Fair
Thursday, March 30
- Book Fair
Friday, March 31
- Wear your Tashua Pride
- Book Fair
Updates from our PTA
SENSITIVITY DAY – THANK YOU
Thank you to our Sensitivity Day committee led by Christie McKenzie and Megan Giancarli for giving the 4th graders a valuable experience. The day would not be a success without our volunteers: Margo Litz, Emily Richards, Frank Squiccimarro, Christine El Eris, Jenna Petiprin, Tony Petiprin, Diana Philbin, Fred Petrossi, Christine Marr, Ilana Klein, and Nicole Ellezam.
Our Tashua Readers are off to a great start! Our readers have read over 5,000 minutes this week and been busy sharing their progress. The classroom leaders in sharing their Read-a-Thon pages are as follows:
Kindergarten: Orazietti (39 shares)
1st Grade: Maranville (20 shares)
2nd Grade: Congdon (36 shares)
3rd Grade: Preman (31 shares)
4th Grade: Kenler (18 shares)
5th Grade: Lynch (26 shares)
Continue the great job Tigers!
You can download a reading log for your reader to log their time on paper and then you can insert into the webpage:
TASHUA RUNNING CLUB / FINAL MILE
Please be on the lookout for information that was sent home with your child this week. For more information, please use the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ReD-07M1PZkb31df4L7SON_6Qb42yD_R/view?usp=sharing
TASHUA BOOK FAIR
Tashua's Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for March 28 - March 31st. Please be on the lookout for information that was sent home with your child this week. For more information, please use the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nmFz43qNd_BUNkjDrefMvj1SKP0HA3Ew/view?usp=sharing
FAMILY BINGO NIGHT
To register and Preorder Pizza complete the form AND PAYMENT at the below link:
SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 21st at 7PM – PTA MEETING (IN PERSON)
The PTA will be hosting an IN PERSON ONLY MEETING in the Tashua Learning Commons (Library). The main topic of the meeting will be to discuss how to allocate the $36,000 raised at the Tashua Adult Night Out event. The event was hugely successful, and we have some wonderful ideas as to how to spend it, but we want input from the community.
SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 22nd – TASHUA FAMILY FUN DAY AT SHELTON SPORTSCENTER
This fundraiser will continue throughout 2023. Continue to use the code fundraisetashua when ordering from Minted.com to support Tashua’s fundraising goals.
Please use the link below to join and access your membership: https://tashuaschoolpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/3651
OPEN PTA POSITIONS
Join the board! Our secretary’s 2-year term is up in June so consider joining the PTA board as Secretary.
Co-Chair with current leads to understand the process and become the chair next year:
Contact ShannonLDiaz@yahoo.com with any questions or interest in positions
2022-2023 PTA CALENDAR – INCLUDING FUNDRAISING EVENTS
Updates from Our Fathers' Club
THS Musical 42nd Street
Bake Sale at the Trumbull Library, March 18th
Next Chapter Books
AYSO Registration Information
Lt. Governor's Computing Challenge
TLC Registration for 2023-24
District K-5 Curriculum Guide Overviews
The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessments has captured in brochure format the major curriculum outcomes across all subject areas for each primary school grade, from kindergarten through grade 5. Below, please find the link to each grade-level curriculum overview. https://www.trumbullps.org/techlearn/curriculum/k-5-curr-overviews.html
Parent Volunteer Form
We welcome volunteers at Tashua school, however you must complete the Tier 1 section of the Volunteer Form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FJONZ3tGb2VkSfXL-ljWAYo2Ahw3wvV2/view?usp=sharing
Trumbull Mental Health Matters
The Trumbull Rotary Club has worked with community partners to offer this brochure on available mental health resources for our families. We appreciate the Trumbull Rotary for taking an active role in such an important area of need.
Tashua School Hours
Doors open at 8:20 AM
Regular School Hours: 8:35 AM - 3:20 PM
Early Dismissal Hours: 8:35 AM - 1:00 PM
Delayed Opening Hours
2 hour Delay – 10:35 AM – 3:20 PM
2 ½ hour Delay – 11:05 AM – 3:20 PM
Click below to view the Trumbull Public School 2022-23 Calendar