Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance March 23, 2019 #28

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Report Card Reminder

Please let me know the names of students that will need multiple report cards. Many families require more than one report card due to living arrangements, etc.

Some of you copy your own, but others ask for additional copies to be made.

Just let me know.

Report cards go home on April 2nd.


Important Information and Key Dates


March 2019

March 25 - Dom out at OT interviews at Central Office (10:30am-2:45pm)

March 26 - Off-Team IEP mtg. 9:15am

March 27 - RI/MTSS Mtg. 7:30am and many off-team IEP and 504 meetings today please check your individual Google Calendars & invites for times of mtgs.

March 28 - Team Day - please check your individual Google Calendars & invites for times of mtgs.; Dom at AdStaff Mtg. 3:30pm **Students in grades 3-5 should be done with SurveyWorks by the end of the day**

March 29 - LifeTouch Spring Photos - Here is our schedule - it is also found in our Tiogue Shared Folder; Grade 3 takes part in the RICAS Infrastructure Trial 9am (testing the tech and exposing students to the system); PTA sets up Book Fair after school


April 2019

April 1 - Book Fair Week begins; Data Mtgs begin this week - TOPICS: Achieve the Core - Go Math, NGSA Testing, and end-of-year planning

April 2 - Several Extended School Year (ESY) Mtgs. today - please check your individual Google Calendars & invites for times of mtgs.; REPORT CARDS GO HOME TODAY

April 3 - RI/MTSS Mtg. 8am - follow up

April 4 - Team Day - please check your individual Google Calendars & invites for times of mtgs.; Faculty and Staff Relays/Games after school

April 5 - (see note below) TheaterWorks Assemblies grades (K-2) 9am & grades (3-5) 10:45am; 9:30am Off-Team IEP mtg. gr. 5; PTA BINGO NIGHT


April 13 - Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL (4/13-4/21)


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"


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:

4/22/19 at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)

5/20/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm)

June TBD at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)


FINAL REMINDER: SurveyWorks! information - in lieu of the faculty mtg. in March, please complete a teacher survey by Wednesday, 3/27

We need to be at 100% faculty participation by the morning of March 27th.


We really should all student surveys done by the end of the day, Thursday, March 28th.

Faculty and Staff surveys will be completed in lieu of our Faculty Mtg. In March.

Here is survey information for faculty and staff:

District Name: Coventry

School Name: Tiogue School

Access Code to enter surveys.panoramaed.com/ride

For Students in grades 3-5: passcode = 06116student35

For Teachers: passcode = 06116teacher

For Support Professionals: passcode = 06116support

Proctor information:

Please use the Student Survey Proctor guide (for teachers) administering the survey in their homeroom classes. RIDE also developed a draft script that you may find helpful.

Please remember: Parents have been notified in our last 6 newsletters and through our Listserv. They also received hard copies of the survey info. as well. As of this newsletter, we had received 50 responses from families.

Rocking the Socks and Stripes @ Tiogue This Week - 3/21

Thank you for your hard work on the report cards last week. They will go to print in the next few days. I am reviewing grades/comments through the weekend & Monday.

More information: TheaterWorks Assembly on April 5th

Please sit next to or near students that may have behavioral needs or challenges during the performance. The performers have asked for minimal disruptions during the show and want to be sure that all students enjoy the event.

Show Times: Grades (K-2) 9am

Grades (3-5) 10:45am


This performance is expensive and we would like to thank our PTA for sponsoring.

As always, thanks to Sue Flynn for finding another great enrichment opportunity for the school.

Sue Lyons presents at our Title One Parent Workshop on Wed. Night - The Crowd was Totally Engaged

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Accommodation Booklet for 2019 has been released

Practice Tests for ELA

Practice Tests for Mathematics

Our District Testing schedule can be found here as well as within our Tiogue Shared Folder in the Google Drive.

Below are the links to the released items page on the RIDE website, TestNav Released Items and Massachusetts Dept. of Educ. site:




Grade 3-5 teachers also have access to a folder of released items chosen by the elementary principals.

NGSA - Grade 5 Faculty and Special Educators must complete their certification in the AIR system by April Break. I will be meeting with those faculty during the week of April 1 to discuss details.

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*

*Reminder: Do not send students to the office to deliver behavior referrals

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.

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Tiogue the week of 3/25/19

Mary recently introduced me to the G Fletchy math site:


It is unbelievable - lots of great content, videos and math tools

**Article of the week**

March 23, 2019: 10 Emotional Coaching Phrases When Your Child Is Upset - Nurture and Thrive Blog Post

March 16, 2019: Using Graphic Novels in an English class - definitely applies to our level too.

March 9, 2019: Article from FORBES Magazine: What High Schoolers Need to Know More Than Computer Science. VERY INTERESTING!!

March 2, 2019: Self-Regulation Behavior Tips - by Behavior Flip via Twitter

February 16, 2019: The Value of Homework...look at quality, not quantity. EdWeek Blog Post.

February 9, 2019: From the EdWeb online series:

Including Students on the Spectrum: 5 Powerful Strategies

Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time


Presented by Paula Kluth, Ph.D., Author of "You're Going to Love This Kid!"

Visit Teaching All Students

February 2, 2019: From Understood.com- Classroom Strategies for Children with Dyslexia

*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.


Week 28:

Discipline referrals are down from classroom teachers! Students on behavior plans and point systems are trending upward in a positive manner. Referrals and classroom incidents are diminishing.

We still have referrals coming into the office from lunch/recess time and the bus. We will look over this data and discuss at our April Faculty Mtg.

Also click here to view a link from Twitter on how parents, teachers and administrators feel about SEL.

Superintendent Levis shared this worthwhile mathematics video with me this week...