Notes from Mrs. Stull
Tiffin Elementary Families:
Tiffin Elementary uses Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) as a structure for setting school wide expectations. In general, our school wide expectations are “SAFE, APPROPRIATE, INVOLVED LEARNER” or “S.A.I.L.” An integral part of PBIS is positive reinforcement of good behavior. When students are exhibiting SAIL behavior, they are often times rewarded with positive praise (“Thank you for walking in the hall, you are being ‘APPROPRIATE’ when you are walking in the hall. Way to go!”) or with blue tickets. This year, we are trying something new. The blue tickets can be used to “purchase” items from classroom treasure boxes or from our school store (see picture below). It should be noted that students aren’t purchasing tangible items from the school store, but coupons for special privileges (ie--help Mrs. Stull be principal for 40 tickets or throw a pie in Mr. Les’ face at the next PBIS assembly). If you have ideas on how to keep this reward fun and interesting for our students, feel free to reach out to me or our school counselor, Brandi Haight.
With Homecoming week fast approaching, I would like to take the time to remind you of the expectations of elementary students at Varsity and Jr. Varsity Football games:
All Elementary students must be accompanied by their parents or an adult. It is not acceptable to drop elementary students off at the game and come back for them later.
All Elementary students must sit in the stands during the whole game with their parents or the adult that brought them.
ALL footballs, sports balls and other games MUST stay at home. These items will be taken away and given back to the student on Monday at school.
You may purchase snacks before the game or at half-time.
Have a great weekend!! (Go Hawks!)
Park Road Closures!!!
Rathje Construction will be closing N. Park Road twice in the upcoming weeks.
The first closure will be the weekend of September 13-15. They will likely set up the barricades after 6:00PM on Friday, September 13th. Park Road will reopen as soon as the sanitary sewer work is completed and should be open for school traffic on Monday, September 16th.
The second closure will begin at 6:00PM on Friday, September 20th. This closure will be longer, lasting for approximately three weeks. This closure will remove the existing pavement on N. Park Road and install part of the circular section of the roundabout pavement as well as the entry and exit lanes on N. Park Road. All traffic to and from the schools will be routed on Croell Avenue, north to Oakdale Boulevard, then east to Park Road. Large message boards will be set up on September 13th to inform the passing public of this closure.
Both closures are subject to weather conditions. If weather delays the start of the closures, they will be postponed until the following weekend. Weather delays during the closures may cause the closures to be extended past the anticipated reopening dates. Please help inform everyone so we can minimize the confusion that these closures will cause.
Please help remind our students to NOT climb on our birthday rock. We would hate to have a student get injured.
Safetouch: On September 19th and 20th a representative from the St. Luke’s Child Protection Center will be presenting a program about “Safetouch” to the students in K-3rd grades. This program presents a positive approach to the prevention of child sexual abuse. A letter with more information about this program was sent home today with the students in these grades.
The BackPack Program: Weekend Food Program:
We participate in a program called Operation BackPack. This is a partnership between HACAP and all of the CCA Elementary Schools. The BackPack program provides a food pack of kid-friendly, non-perishable food for children on the weekends and during school breaks. This is a FREE program, without cost to families. It is also kept completely confidential – only the counselor and school nurse will be aware of participating families. If this would be helpful for you and your children, please contact Brandi Haight by phone at (319) 545-2081 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a limited number of spots available, so it is important that you call or email to get your child’s name on the list.
Shoes That Fit:
Shoes That Fit is a program that is established to help provide shoes or boots to children in need. If your child is in need of shoes or winter boots, and this program would be helpful to you, please contact Brandi Haight at the school.
Yearbook 2019-2020 School year
Yearbooks are now available for purchase on the InTouch link below. Price is $10, orders are due before April 1, 2020!
Click on the Tiffin Elementary Calendar above to see all of Tiffin Elementary's important dates.
Click on Back Pack above for your connection to school and community events, camps and happenings.
Help Support our School
Welcome back to school, parents! This year, our school will be participating in several reward programs explained below! Thank you for supporting Tiffin Elementary! Let’s have a great year!!
Box Tops for Education has a major change this year. They are discontinuing physical box tops on products and switching to scanning your receipt when you buy eligible items. All physical box tops will be accepted until their expiration date, so please continue sending any you may get! To scan your receipt, you need to download the Box Tops for Education app from the App Store or Google Play Store. Create an account and select Tiffin Elementary School, Tiffin, IA as your school. Scan receipts within 14 days of purchase - the app will automatically give credit for eligible items on the receipt! Scans and physical tops are worth 10¢ each.
AmazonSmile is an easy way to earn money for our school! On your first visit to AmazonSmile at smile.amazon.com, you need to select Tiffin Elementary Parent Teacher Group to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation of 0.5% of the eligible purchase price.
Coca-Cola Give is a way to turn caps into donations. Go to Coke.com/Give to get started. You’ll donate by signing in and choosing Tiffin Elementary School - Tiffin - IA - 52340, entering the code, and clicking the arrow. Cap codes can be scanned if using a phone. Caps and package codes can also be sent to the school. Point values range from 5¢ to 38¢ per code, or twice that during double points promotions.
Prairie Farms milk lids have a label with a code underneath. You can enter the codes at https://www.prairiefarms.com/ocyc-redeemcodes/ by choosing Education as the category in the first drop down menu and Tiffin Elementary, Tiffin, IA as the organization in the second drop down menu. Then enter your codes and click the donate button. Caps can also be sent in to the school. We get 5¢ for each cap.
Village Hearth or Country Hearth bread UPCs can be cut out and sent in to the school. We get 5¢ for each one.
Shutterfly storefront is new for us! Just start at http://tiffinelementaryptg.shutterflystorefront.com/ and 8% of your purchase will be donated to the school!
Please also bring your pop tabs to school to support the Ronald McDonald House!
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