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
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.
Important Information at Tiogue
Hours: 8:40am - 3:10pm
Dates to Remember:
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 27 - NO SCHOOL, MEMORIAL DAY
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 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:
SCHOOL STORE Information: LAST DAY FOR THE STORE 5/22/19
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
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:
SPIRIT DAY: “PROUD OF ME, PROUD OF MY COUNTRY” Wear Red, White and Blue
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:
SPIRIT DAY: “PEACE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS” Hippie Day
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.
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!
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:
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
Save the Date: Rainbow PTA Fun Run - June 9th
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
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