Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance May 25, 2019 #36

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Important Information and Key Dates


Please note, we have many off team IEP/Other mtgs. on days other than Thursday. Therefore, please check individual Google Calendars for specific information

May 2019

May 27 - No School, Happy Memorial Day

May 29 - RtI/MTSS Mtg. 7:30am and 8am;Gr. 5 Field Trip to Sturbridge; Paw Sox Game

May 30 - Ocean St. Aquatics in school field trip, Gr. 3; TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information;

May 31 - Recorder and Chorus Concert, in school this morning; Family Dance at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

June 2019

June 3 - Kindergarten Orientation Night for new families, 5:30pm

June 4 - High School Seniors visit elementary schools today - fond farewell; Annual MacTeacher Night at MacDonalds after 4:30pm

June 5 - Gr. 2 Field Trip to Mystic

June 6 - Final PBIS Mtg. 7:50am, room 2; TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information; Ice Cream Social - Title One Event at CHS - all Title schools - Tiogue, HH, and Blackrock

June 7 - Tiogue's Fun Day, sponsored by the PTA

June 9 - PTA Rainbow Fun Run

June 10 - Gr. Trip to Wawaloam

June 12 - Moving on ceremony for Gr. 5

June 13 - TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information;

June 14 - Last Day of School, Dismissal 11:30am-11:40am- report cards go home

June 20 - All Day Referendum Budget Vote #2

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:

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

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

SCHOOL STORE Information revised: 5/22 (last store date for this year)

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In My Heart - Thanks for helping to make the week fantastic for everyone. See the Family Newsletter for many more pictures.

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May 29th PAW SOX GAME - Maria DiNitto is the Point of Contact and helping to organize

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STAR Testing

Many of you have started to get your students onto STAR over this past week.

Please remember to finish testing within the next 2.5 weeks. We will include the spring scores on our placement forms.


1. Current scores for any student who meets district Spring criteria on the ELA Testing Schedule. Please include students' Independent level, and score fractions for ORF and COMP.

2. If a teacher has not already sent Winter DRA levels and scores for any student who was required to have a mid-year DRA to Reading, please do so as soon as possible.

Also, a reminder all Spring DRAs should be sent to the Reading Room (20) once they are completed.

Thank you very much!

A Message From Esther

All library books are due on Friday May 24th. Notices will go home, after the 24th, letting students know if they have any outstanding books.


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Message from Mrs. Arsenault - Fun Run

Our PTA is looking for volunteers for our rainbow run/walk fundraiser. June 9th is the day of the event. We would be looking for volunteers from about 11:30am-2:30pm.

Please email Stacey Arsenault directly if you are interested:


Volunteers will "throw" the color (corn starch) at the students as they run past.

Upcoming Placement Mtgs. by Grade Level

We should have all DRA and STAR Data for these mtgs.:

Grade 4 - May 28th at 9:45am, Room 9

Grade 1 - May 29th at 1:30pm, Room 15

Grade K - May 29th at 2:10pm, Room 23

Grade 3 - May 31st at 10:30am, Room 5

Grade 2 - May 31st at 11:15am, Room 18

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 5/28/19

**Article of the week**

May 25, 2019: Questions to Ask Yourself as the Year Winds Down - by, EdWeek.

May 18, 2019: Thinking of our recent visitor to gr. 4, Jason Newton, Cartographer: 8 Options for Making Digital Maps, from Free Tech For Teachers. The Nat. Geo site is very cool.

May 11, 2019: Can Artificial Intelligence predict Student Engagement? by, EdWeek.

May 4, 2019: From the Practical Ed Tip of the Week:

I love a good YouTube clip and I bet that you do too. YouTube has become the place most of us turn to first when we need an educational video clip. Even if you use the search refinement tools in YouTube, it can be a challenge to find a clip that is appropriate for your students. Then there are still the issues of "related" videos that aren't really related to your search and comments that don't add any value to the video. Here are five good alternatives to searching on YouTube for educational video clips.


BoClips is an educational video site that I started using a few months ago. BoClips hosts more than two million videos from producers that you're probably familiar with through their YouTube channels. Videos that you find on BoClips are actually hosted on BoClips with the permission of the video producers. Here's a quick overview of how to find and share BoClips videos.

*Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

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Our Nurse's Corner of Information

Diane Kowal and Shirley-Ann Hall will be in again this week. There will be several different Priority Nurses in for Sue P. as well.

SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 36: YouTube Video from a TED X conference, deals with Trauma and the Brain - development. This is both scary and essential for us to know. Keeping this up for another week. Some faculty and staff had not viewed it yet.