Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance November 3, 2018 #10

PINK, PINK, EVERYWHERE! Thanks for your support.

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Important Information and Key Dates


November 2018

November 4 - PTA Trunk or Treat EVENT 1pm in the parking lot

November 6 - No School, Election Day - Tiogue is a Polling Place

November 7 - RtI MTSS Mtg. 8am

November 8 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

November 12 - No School, Veteran's Day Observed

November 13 - Book Fair Begins

November 14 - Data Mtgs. Gr. K-5 (Kim is here today - The Data Mtg. for Grade K to review Fall STAR); other grade levels will be reviewing behavior data and progress

November 15 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times; TITLE ONE PJs And BOOKS Event

November 16 - PTA Bingo Night

November 19 - Book Fair Ends and PTA Mtg. this evening

November 21 - Faculty Mtg. 3:20pm

November 22-23 - No School, Thanksgiving Recess

November 29 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

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:

11/19/18 at 6:30pm

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

Monthly Attendance Challenge

Students did a fine job getting to school during the month of October. We are currently running the attendance reports and it appears that we are again in the 200s as far as students NOT missing school during the month. Those students will be entered into our mid-year Kindle Fire raffle and they will also receive our new and improved monthly attendance certificate! Much nicer than our first attempt at our certificate for the month of Sept.

The RI Dept. of Education takes into account our attendance totals for students, teachers and staff. These totals will effect our "rating" or "ranking" in the state. Let's keep up the great work, everyone. Our goal is to reduce Chronic & All Absences this year!

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue on Thursday and Friday of this week.

Please remember, when leaving Kim a note on her desk, please let her know who it is from


when speaking with Kim in the hallway about an issue please remember that she is probably going to work on an issue in another part of the building. Follow up with a note to her in case she is working on multiple issues.

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Blackrock for the week.

-Article of the week-

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.

October 13, 2018: From Practical Ed-Tip of the Week:

ViewPure is one of my longest standing recommendations for viewing YouTube videos without distractions. At its basic level to use View Pure just copy the link of a video into the "purifier" on the View Pure website and then click purify. Your "purified" video will be displayed on a blank white background. You can password-protect links to videos that you share through ViewPure (click here for directions). In the last year ViewPure expanded to offer curated collections of educational videos.

October 7, 2018: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding - Edutopia

Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

SEL/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 10:

PBIS MTG. Summary from this past Thursday, 11/3:

The team met again to review our refresh plan. Brave Buck has been changed thanks to Sarah H.

She revised our language on the "buck" to read, "Be Respectful, Responsible, and Safe". This is easier for our young students to remember!

We also spoke about the following- Click here for official MEETING MINUTES.

Old news:

See Behavior Specialist area above. Kim has been working hard to update our documents and forms. A Tiogue Behavior Form Google Shared Folder has been set up with the latest information. Kim has the referral folder system in place on her office door.

Some faculty and staff asked about extending our Start With Hello work-

Like I had expressed at our first meeting of the school year, PBIS, Conscious Discipline, Restorative Practices, SEL, Start With Hello, all link up nicely together - their philosophies have a common thread can be found tying all programs together.

So, the short answer is, YES! Keep the work moving forward, and share your ideas.

We can post them to this section of the newsletter.

Calming Strategy grades K-4


What's your mental age? Try it.


Nurse's Corner of important information


Hi- We need 8 more turkeys to make 30 Thanksgiving boxes. If you have not signed up to donate one, would you please consider. I will be making calls next week to families. I will only do as many baskets as we have turkeys. Thank you

WINTER OUTER WEAR: I have quite a few coats in a variety of sizes. Coventry DHS is graciously bringing us some donations tomorrow in addition. I have 1 pair of boys size 3 winter boots brand new. 1 pair of boys size 8 snow pants. I have many hats and gloves. We also have lots of backpacks, and gently used, clean lunch boxes if students do not have one please send them to me with a note, I will find them one they like.

Thank you,

Gina D'Aguanno RN

See Sodexo Flyer below - End Hunger Scholarships

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