Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance January 26, 2019 #21

GO PATS! Super Bowl Sunday 2/3/19 - we will have a spirit day on Friday 2/1 - wear Pats gear and/or wear clothing from your favorite sports team. Attendance winner from December & January can wear a hat that day too

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REMINDER: NATIONAL TESTING (NAEP) FOR GRADE 4 ALL DAY ON THURSDAY OF THIS WEEK! THIS WILL EFFECT SCHEDULES FOR CHERIANN AND LIZ. ROOM 8 WILL BE USED FOR ALL TESTING THROUGHOUT THE DAY. PLEASE TRY TO MONITOR THE NOISE LEVEL IN THE INTERMEDIATE HALLWAY ON THAT DAY.

PBIS EVENT LAST WEEK

Thanks for your hard work and collaboration last week during our 2 day PBIS event.

The feedback was quite positive.


After debriefing we have a nice list of amendments to our process for next fall as well as a few good ideas to consider regarding future assemblies and how the process will evolve into the next school year. We intend on creating a more flexible schedule next time around, so student leaders can be incorporated into the process and help to review expectations at each station.

Safety Patrol participation is a must for next year too. Sue Lyons is also considering the reinstitution her Brave Coaches/Mentors - a successful and empowering program that she has done in the past.


More to come...

BUBBLE MANIA!

Many thanks to Sue Flynn for organizing the Cultural Arts event for the school. Also, thank you to our PTA for sponsoring and paying for the assembly. See lots of great pictures below.
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Important Information and Key Dates

*FACULTY/STAFF*


January 2019


January 28 - PTA Mtg. 6:30pm - Co-President Election -postponed until February 5th at 6:30pm

January 29 - "Patriots" TITLE ONE MATH EVENT FOR TIOGUE, HOPKINS HILL, AND BLACKROCK AT COVENTRY HIGH SCHOOL, 6pm-7:30pm

January 30 - RtI/MTSS Mtgs. at 7:30am and 8am; DATA MTGS TO REVIEW LATEST STAR DATA (see schedule below); Also, Dr. Schockaert to visit specialized programs today with Mrs. Ahern

January 31 - NAEP TESTING GRADE 4 ONLY; NO Team Day Today



February 2019


February 1 - Patriots and Sports Team Spirit Day - Wear your favorite sports clothing - Dec. and Jan. attendance winners can wear a hat that day too

February 3 - Super Bowl Sunday - Go Pats!

February 4 - Dom out of building

February 7 - Progress Reports go home; TEAM DAY - check your Google Calendars for individual invitations to mtgs.

February 8 - Mr. Levis follows a student in grade 5 (morning)

FEB 11-14 - Jump Rope For Heart during PE Classes

February 13 - Faculty Mtg., 3:20pm - School Dept. Attorney, John Anderson presenting to the faculty - Current Special Education Issues and Opinions

February 14 - TEAM DAY - check your Google Calendars for individual invitations to mtgs.

February 15 - Sunshine will provide a Pizza and Salad Lunch today - From Federal Hill Pizza in Providence

February 16 - February Break Begins

February 25 - Back to School; PTA MTG. 3:30pm

February 27 - RtI/MTSS Mtg. 7:45am


March 2019


March 11 - Kindergarten registration - evening - more info upcoming



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"


*PTA INFORMATION*

We would like faculty/staff representation at each PTA meeting. Talk with your team and colleagues about scheduling a time to come to a meeting this year.


Upcoming PTA Meeting Schedule:


1/28/19 at 6:30pm - Co-President Election - postponed until February 5th 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 Every Other WEDNESDAY

If you have not had a chance...please welcome

Student teacher, Kristen Marcello, in Tara's homeroom

-and-

Please welcome Student teacher, Jillian Feeney in Donna Raptakis' homeroom

STAR TESTING, Mid-Trimester Reports and Data Mtg. on Wednesday of this week

-The Winter STAR Testing window has opened


Mid-Trimester is already coming upon us quickly on January 23rd

-Progress Reports are due to me between January 29th-Feb 1st


-Progress Reports go home on Thursday, February 7th


January 30th DATA MTG. SCHEDULE - All mtgs. will be held in room #20 - Case managers will come to mtgs. as available


Gr. 5 - 9am

Gr. 4 - 9:45am

Gr. 3 - 10:30am

Gr. 2 - 11:15am

Gr. 1 -1:30pm

Gr. K -2:15pm

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:


*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*


Referrals: Please complete all sections of the behavior referral forms for Kim. Be as specific as possible.


Please turn in all referrals to Kim within 24 hours of the infraction or incident.

Infractions involving the location of bathroom trended downward this past week; however, incidents outside on the playground and during other unstructured times increased slightly.


Reminder: do not send students to the office to deliver behavior referrals


MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Blackrock the week of 1/28/19;

Mary will be here on Wed. to take part in STAR/Data Mtgs.



-Article of the week-


January 26, 2019: From The Journal: STEM/STEAM Articles


January 19, 2019: From Practical Ed. Tip of the Week -

The Internet Archive contains one of the biggest collections of books that are in the public domain. Before sending students to the Internet Archive to look for free books you should be aware that it does contain some works that you definitely wouldn't want elementary school students to read. Therefore, the best way for teachers to use the Internet Archive is to find what they want students to access then download it and place it into a Google Drive folder or OneNote folder for students to access without having to actually go to the Internet Archive. Watch this video to see how to download books from The Internet Archive.


January 12, 2019: Special Education a Growing Priority in Teacher Training, Education Week


January 5, 2019: Education Week's Growth Mindset Showcase site


December 22, 2018: Why "B" Students Make the Best Leaders - interesting article. Hit home for me for various reasons.


December 15, 2018: From Practical Ed Tip of the Week: How to Add Videos to Google Slides Without Using YouTube



Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.

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Week 21:

#1 The Conscious Discipline video found below focuses on Shifting from Control to Connection - check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpOL33QYeEY

Nurse's Corner of important information

Urgent:

It has come to my attention that many peanut/tree nut snacks are being sent into the classroom for snack. I have asked Dom to resend the NUT FREE CLASSROOM letter with a sample safe snack list out on the listserve. If students are being sent in with nut snacks please send them to me so I can reach out to a parent. Thank you


NUT FREE LETTER


Feinstein T-Shirt pickup?

Is someone going to be in the Pawtucket area next week?



Thank you,


Gina D'Aguanno RN

and

Dom

SurveyWorks! information

Information was sent in this week's newsletter & via listserv to families.

This week we will also send home a hard copy of the SurveyWorks family letter.


*Our grades 3-5 student surveys will be completed over a 2 week period from March 18th through March 29th.*


Faculty and Staff surveys will be completed at either a Faculty Mtg. or Data Mtg. time in March.

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