Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance January 19, 2019 #20

Important Information and Key Dates


January 2019

January 21 - NO SCHOOL Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 22 - PBIS Station Rotation - student learning about our "updated" expectations throughout different locations in the building - this will continue on Jan. 23rd

ALSO - Alex Smith is providing a faculty and staff appreciation/Happy New Year luncheon today!

January 23 - MTSS/RtI mtgs. 8am; Continuation of PBIS Event -and- Feinstein Foundation Sponsored Assembly: Iguana Adventure Program, Grades K-2 in gym -and- this is our mid-trimester date

January 24 - 7:45am PBIS MTG ROOM 2 (debrief station days); Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

January 25 - Cultural Arts Bubble-Mania Assembly for grades K-2 and grades 3-5

January 28 - PTA Mtg. 6:30pm


January 31 - NAEP TESTING GRADE 4 ONLY; NO Team Day Today

February 2019

February 3 - Super Bowl Sunday - Go Pats!

February 7 - Progress Reports go home

February 13 - Faculty Mtg., 3:20pm

February 16 - February Break Begins

February 25 - Back to School; PTA MTG. 3:30pm

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:

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


Please welcome

Student teacher, Kristen Marcello, on Tuesday, January 22nd.

She will be working in Tara's homeroom until Mid-May.


Please welcome Student teacher, Jillian Feeney to Donna Raptakis' homeroom on Thursday, January 24th.

STAR TESTING, Mid-Trimester Reports and other Dates

-The Winter STAR Testing window has opened

Mid-Trimester is already coming upon us quickly on January 23rd

-Progress Reports are due to me between January 29th-31st

-Progress Reports go home on Thursday, February 7th

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*

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.

Reminder: do not send students to the office to deliver behavior referrals

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Tiogue the week of 1/22/19

-Article of the week-

January 19, 2019: From Practical Ed. Tip of the Week -

The Internet Archive contains one of the biggest collections of books that are in the public domain. Before sending students to the Internet Archive to look for free books you should be aware that it does contain some works that you definitely wouldn't want elementary school students to read. Therefore, the best way for teachers to use the Internet Archive is to find what they want students to access then download it and place it into a Google Drive folder or OneNote folder for students to access without having to actually go to the Internet Archive. Watch this video to see how to download books from The Internet Archive.

January 12, 2019: Special Education a Growing Priority in Teacher Training, Education Week

January 5, 2019: Education Week's Growth Mindset Showcase site

December 22, 2018: Why "B" Students Make the Best Leaders - interesting article. Hit home for me for various reasons.

December 15, 2018: From Practical Ed Tip of the Week: How to Add Videos to Google Slides Without Using YouTube

Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 20:

#1 The Conscious Discipline video found below centers around logical consequences for students. I'm reposting from last week - some people said that they could not open the link. I've tried again.


Nurse's Corner of important information

INFORMATION sent to parents/guardians this week:

As a reminder the RI Department of Health has issued a widespread flu alert for the state of RI. Please remind your households to cough, and sneeze in their elbows, and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water to prevent the spread of the flu virus.

PENNIES FOR PATIENTS: I will be running a pennies week March 4th to 8th to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Be on the look out for flyers and boxes that will come home after winter break.

Please check your child's head weekly for lice, and report any cases to me.


FYI TEACHER SHIRTS SAY: A Feinstein leadership school

STUDENT SHIRTS SAY: I am a Feinstein Jr. scholar

If you received extra by accident please send them back, I have new students

Thank you,

Gina D'Aguanno RN



SurveyWorks! information

Information was sent in this week's newsletter to families.

We will periodically send it again over the next several weeks.

Our grades 3-5 student surveys will be completed over a 2 week period from March 18th through March 29th.

Faculty and Staff surveys will be completed at either a Faculty Mtg. or Data Mtg. time in March.

Coventry Resource and Senior Center Newsletter - January 2019 (From Sue Pajak and Julie Leddy)