Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

May 18, 2019 - No. 35

Superintendent Levis' Letter to the Community regarding the Budget/Vote

Important Message regarding Residency

The procedure for changing your address is as follow's :

ALL CHANGES have to be done through our Central Office located on Flat River Road.

You will need to bring a proof of residency, which needs to be a recent utility bill, tax bill, rental lease agreement signed by all parties, and/or a closing statement signed by all parties as well as a driver's license or I.D.

There will be forms that you will have to fill out when you go to Central Office.

Message from our Library - From, Ms. Wolk

RE: End of the year library book circulation

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

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Important Information at Tiogue

Tiogue is proud to again be a Title One, Feinstein Leadership School!

Hours: 8:40am - 3:10pm

Dates to Remember:

May 2019

May 20 - In My Heart (Feelings Week, a PBIS Initiative) - extension of Wellness Week - [see info. below]; PTA Mtg. 6:30pm

May 21 - School Committee Mtg. Location TBD, 7pm

May 22 - 5th Grade Parents/Guardians - 6 to 7pm Step Up Orientation Night at the Middle School (A flyer came home from the Middle School about this night time mtg.)

May 23 - Gr. K Field Trip to the Children's Museum

May 24 - Gr. 1 Field Trip to the Zoo; Students hand in Sleep Log for the week


May 29 - Gr. 5 Field Trip to Sturbridge Village; Paw Sox Game

May 30 - Gr. 3 Assembly, RI Aquatics

May 31 - School Assembly -Our Recorder and Chorus Perform for all students today; 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 - 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.5 Trip to Wawaloam

June 12 - Moving on ceremony for Gr. 5

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

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:


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 will celebrate: IN MY HEART, Feelings Spirit Week at Tiogue - see schedule below

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Activities to include:

May 20-24: In My Heart Week At Tiogue - a continuation of Wellness Week

Tiogue Elementary’s Celebration of Feelings!

IN MY HEART: A Book of Feelings

By, Jo Witek

Dear Tiogue Families,

We are excited to inform you that this coming week, May 20th , will be filled with ways for students to understand and explore their feelings. Self-Awareness is vital both for a child’s academic success as well as for their social and emotional growth. This coming week, students will be part of many exciting experiences. Some of these are outlined below!

Monday, May 20:

SPIRIT DAY: “SILLY HAIR DAY” SILLY brings smiles all around

All classrooms will read “IN MY HEART: A Book of Feelings”

School-wide Garden of Hearts project to begin!

Tuesday, May 21:


Coventry SRO Officer to read to all grade levels– see schedule attached

Write a Thank You to a Veteran to be presented to “Operation Stand Down” in time for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 22:

SPIRIT DAY: “TIED TOGETHER BY KINDNESS” Wear your grade level color for Tiogue’s Heart picture outside (rain date to be determined if needed) Grade level with the most color points win a special prize.

Thursday, May 23:


Lunch Mingle- Be BRAVE and to talk to someone new

Friday, May 24:

SPIRIT DAY: “TIOGUE TEAM DAY” Celebrate our community and bring HOPE to those in need

Bring in a non-perishable item for the Hand Up Community Food Bank

Wear your Tiogue gear or Green and White

“Garden of Hearts” winners chosen

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns about this week’s events.

Heartfelt Regards,

Tiogue PBIS Team

Monday 5/20- All grade levels will receive one IN MY HEART: A Book of Feelings picture book to read to their class and share with teachers in your grade level, as well as paper hearts for students to create their feeling petal.

Teachers/students will create their garden of hearts display outside their classroom to share with the entire school creating Tiogue’s garden of feelings display. Be creative!!

The top 3 garden of hearts (1 each from K-1, 2 & 3 and 4 & 5) will receive an extra P.E. class! Special guest to choose winners on Friday!

Tuesday’s schedule

SRO Officer to read Our Police to grade levels in designated rooms

Kinder 10:20 Room 12

Grade 1 9:00 Room 15

Grade 2 9:20 Room 18

Grade 3 10:00 Room 5

Grade 4 10:50 Room 8

Grade 5 9:40 Room 22

Veteran’s thank you cards/ friendly letter can be dropped off in box outside Dr. Raptakis’s room, she will present to “Operation Stand Down” in time for Memorial Day. Blank cards will be distributed in teacher mailboxes.

Wednesday- really hype up your grade level color so it can be identified in the picture!!

Grade levels can earn points with each item of your grade level color. Grade level with the most points earn a special surprise at the end of the day on Friday.

Mr. Giusti will call grade levels out to field for school wide heart shaped picture taken by Fire Dept. (at approximately 10:00) on ladder truck (rain date to be determined). Specialists and Assistants wear a color that ties in with your grade.

Grade level colors:

Kindergarten- orange

Grade 1- white

Grade 2- green

Grade 3- blue

Grade 4- purple

Grade 5- red

Friday - Students hand in their sleep logs for the week.

Wellness Week, Continued: How Much Sleep Do You and Your Children Get? See Recommendations Below

Summary of the new sleep recommendations includes:

  • Newborns (0-3 months): Sleep range narrowed to 14-17 hours each day (previously it was 12-18)
  • Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range widened two hours to 12-15 hours (previously it was 14-15)
  • Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range widened by one hour to 11-14 hours (previously it was 12-14)
  • Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range widened by one hour to 10-13 hours (previously it was 11-13)
  • School age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour to 9-11 hours (previously it was 10-11)
  • Teenagers (14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours (previously it was 8.5-9.5)
  • Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours (new age category)
  • Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours
  • Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours (new age category)

Save The Date: Paw Sox Game - May 29th

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Save the Date: Rainbow PTA Fun Run - June 9th

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Our Nurse's Corner:


Nurse D'Aguanno & Nurse Pacheco will be out for the remainder of the school year. The School Dept. has secured 2 retired School Nurse/Teachers that will work at Tiogue until the last day of school. Mrs. Kowal and Mrs. Hall will be with us for the rest of the school year. We will also have Nursing Agency substitutes in place for Mrs. Pacheco.

Tiogue Elementary School


Important Links

Coventry Public Schools Website: http://www.coventryschools.net/home

School Website: http://tiogueschool.squarespace.com/

Parent Information on our District site

(NEW ITEM) School Dept. 2018-19 Calendar: Click here

Coventry Curriculum Resources: Click here

Safe Snack List: Click here

Health & Wellness Letter: Click here

Food Service in Coventry: Click here

Bus Information: Click here


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