Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance December 8, 2018 #15

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Breakfast with Santa - Saturday December 8th - thanks to all of our volunteers!

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Important Information and Key Dates


December 2018

December 8 - PTA Breakfast with Santa - 8:30am and 10:30am

December 10 - First Budget Mtg. of the new school year; joint mtg. between School Committee and Town Council and Local Legislators, 6pm at Town Hall

December 12 - Data Mtg. w/ grades 3-5 today (RICAS Review and other data); Holiday Shoppe today during lunches; Grade due in Aspen so Dom can check report cards (extension date)

December 13 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times; Holiday Concert at night in the gym

December 17 - PTA Mtg. 3:30pm

December 19 - Melissa Bailey will be at Tiogue if you are interested in learning about College Bound Saver Program 10am-2pm (see link to her documents here); Data Mtgs. w/ Grades K-2 (RICAS Review and other data)

December 19 - Holiday Shoppe today during lunches; Faculty Mtg. 3:20pm (Agenda: Conscious Discipline and Don Cowart Presenting)

December 20 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times; Report Cards go home today

December 21 - Faculty/Staff Holiday Party

December 22nd through January 1 - Winter Break

December 25 - Merry Christmas

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:

12/17/18 at 3:30pm

1/28/19 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 beginning on 9/26/18. This week on Oct. 24th

RICAS State Testing Results Update

We will be discussing results at our upcoming data & faculty mtgs. The public release took place on Thursday, Nov. 29th. Last year was a new benchmark year along with the newest iteration of the state assessment. We did not do as well as our last few years of administering the PARCC. Basically, the scores at Tiogue match the State Averages in both ELA and Mathematics.

We will take an in depth look at the data, trends and growth index for each student over the next several months.

At the district level, we have already begun to examine some correlations to STAR results.

We have a lot of work ahead, but I am sure that we are going to move up in a positive manner.

To see the public RICAS site, click here. RIDE has already put out "released items" for our use as well.

Tiogue Holiday Party

Friday, Dec. 21st, 4pm

1650 Nooseneck Hill Rd, Coventry, RI 02816

Where: Westcott House

When: Friday, December 21st

Time: 4-6pm

$15 per person

Professional Development Corner

Remember, if you need any PD hours you can sign up for district offered PD opportunities this year. Follow this link to get connected to the Google Form of offerings.

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*

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

We are also going to have students sign out to use the bathroom each time they leave the classroom. We have noticed an increase of graffiti in the girl's and boy's bathroom.

{Simple, name, time in/out form}

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Blackrock this week!

-Article of the week-

December 8 2018: 52 Education Blogs you could be following - TeachThought

December 1, 2018: QR CODES- How to Create a QR Code for Just About Anything &

How to Create a QR Code for a Google Form

November 22, 2018: How Meta-cognition Boosts Learning - By, EduTopia

November 17, 2018: Metacognition & Achievement - From Mindset

November 10, 2018: 14 Phrases that kids say that may show they are anxious.

November 3, 2018: The Ultimate Guide To Twitter- Should you use it?? Pros & Cons

October 27, 2018: 13 Common Phrases to Avoid in your classroom - by, Edutopia. There are other very good SEL articles under this one on the web page.

October 20, 2018: The IEP Process - FAQ Created by R.I.D.E. - I will share with parents too. This is guidance that was first created in 2010, but revised in the summer of 2018. A copy is also placed in our Tiogue Shared Folder for 2018-19.

Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

SEL/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 15: I've kept the video the same this week. Some faculty and staff did not get to view it.

We will view a Conscious Discipline Video during our December faculty mtg. Take a look at the video below. Dr. Becky Bailey, Creator of the Conscious Discipline, reviews "Wiring the Brain for Success" and brain science!

Don Cowart is also speaking with us about RI/MTSS on 12/19/18.


Coventry Resource & Senior Center DECEMBER NEWSLETTER - This month's edition has a section on Addiction and Elder Rights, Care and Abuse - good resource for some of our families

Nurse's Corner of important information


Thank you for all of your contributions to our Tiogue Feinstein Giving Tree this year!

Thank you,

Gina D'Aguanno RN



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