Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance March 2, 2019 #25

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Yearbook Information Sent to Families

Hello Families,

Our yearbook sales are in full swing! Please be sure to order your 2018-2019 yearbook today! The Yearbook Booster Forms were distributed this week. If you want to send a special message to a student or teacher at Tiogue School this is your opportunity! The due date for Yearbook Boosters is March 15, 2019. If you are a business owner and want to showcase your business what a great way to advertise!!

Don’t be left out!

Any questions feel free to email dalenotara@coventryschools.net

Thank You,

Tara D’Aleno and Vanessa Dyer

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Thank you to our local Verizon vendor for replenishing our supply closet!! We were randomly chosen for a school supply grant. Let the front office know if you need any supplies replenished.

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MARCH 20, 2019

6:00 PM




If you are interested please send the form back to school - to Sue Lyons. If you have any questions feel free to call (822-9460) or email lyonssusan@coventryschools.net.

The form has been sent home in hard copy. If you need another copy, let us know.

Important Information and Key Dates


March 2019

March 1 - Chorus performed at the P Bruins Game- wonderful job! Thanks, Maria.

March 4 - Pennies for Patients Begins; Supervisory Assistant Mtg. with Sue L., Kim and Dom 10:40am in Sue's office; Town Council/SC Mtg. joint mtg. re: budget FY20

March 5 - Off Team SLP mtg., 9:30am

March 6 - RtI/MTSS Mtgs. 7:30am and 8am; data mtgs. for grades 3-5 see below

March 7 - TEAM DAY - check your Google Calendars for individual invitations to mtgs.

March 8 - Superintendent Levis follows a gr. 5 student today

March 11 - Data mtg. for grade 2 - see below; Liz, Cheri and Dom go to ASFMS for transition mtgs. 12:45pm-2:30pm

March 12 - Data mtg. for grades K-1 - see below; Kindergarten registration - evening - see flyer below

March 13 - RtI/MTSS Mtgs. 7:45am; District PBIS mtg. Sue L. and Dom 12:45pm-2:30pm at Central Office; tri-mester ends.

March 14 - TEAM DAY - check your Google Calendars for individual invitations to mtgs.; Dom, Brad Wilson, and other Admin. at Special Education Conference in Newport

March 15 - Cultural Arts: Len Cabral Performs at Tiogue today - 2 shows; Dom, Brad Wilson, and other Admin. at Special Education Conference in Newport

March 18 - PTA Mtg. 3:30pm - SurveyWorks for parents after mtg.

March 19 - Grade 5 visits ASFMS - Special Concert Event (more info. upcoming along with permission slip)

March 20 - Parent Workshop led by Sue Lyons

Week of March 25th is School Safety Week

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:

3/18/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm) - parents can have computer access to complete annual SurveyWorks! survey after the PTA mtg.

4/22/19 at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)

5/20/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm)

June TBD at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)


Upcoming Data Meetings - Reviewing Achieve the Core Materials re: Journeys

Planning for next year and next steps. I will share a link to the newest Achieve the Core "cross-walk" of the Journeys program. We will be examining the gaps in the program and ways to begin to supplement the program beginning next year.

Wednesday 3/6 - grades 3-5 (9am in room 21, 9:45am in room 7, 10:30am in room 6)

Monday 3/11 - grade 2 (11:15am in room 19)

Tuesday 3/12 - grades 1 and K (1:30pm in room 15, 2:10pm in room 13)

PTA MEMBERSHIP - one last push to join!

Please consider joining the PTA this year. It is not too late.

If we get 100% teacher participation, the PTA at Tiogue will be eligible for important PTA perks from the local and national organization.

Currently, we have a 60% participation rate for faculty and 35% for staff.

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New FREE Math & Other Resources - sent by Don

Intro Video link to Desmos

Website to Desmos

Don would like some feedback on the site; check it out, it looks like good stuff!


check out: EdPuzzle

It is free to teachers and students. It has interactive videos in a number of content areas. Seems to be very engaging, aligned to content standards and number of our district teachers are already using it.



Accommodation Booklet for 2019 has been released

Practice Tests for ELA

Practice Tests for Mathematics

Our District Testing schedule can be found here as well as within our Tiogue Shared Folder in the Google Drive.

Below are the links to the released items page on the RIDE website, TestNav Released Items and Massachusetts Dept. of Educ. site:




Grade 3-5 teachers also have access to a folder of released items chosen by the elementary principals.

Pennies for Patients will begin soon

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Information sent to families

March 4th to March 8th we will be running 1 week of Pennies for patients. I will be sending home individual boxes for students to take home. They can count their change and bring them into their homerooms. In addition, with the online link above an online donation can be made. Any amount is helpful, and it teaches children to do good deeds for others. See below for more information.

*Thank you for your support of our Pennies for Patients Campaign last year, sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). We are running Pennies this year from March 4 - 8, 2019.

Pennies is a service-learning program that gives students the unique experience of working together to help raise awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children and adults fighting blood cancers.

Leukemia is one of the leading fatal cancers of children ages 1 – 20. The 5-year survival rate for children under the age of 20 with the most common form of leukemia (ALL) went from 3% in the 1960s to over 90% today.

Every day we are getting closer to finding cures for all blood cancers!

Join our Hero Squad! Our goal is to raise $1,200 and WE NEED YOR HELP! We are asking that everyone (students, faculty, parents, alumni, etc.) at Tiogue Elementary School (this spelling) join in this effort of raising awareness and giving funds to benefit the mission of LLS. Share this link with your family and friends. Click on the link here https://events.lls.org/pages/ri/TiogueElementarySchool-2019 or find your student’s school at www.PenniesForPatients.org.

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*

DATES TO KNOW - Kim sent this information out via email as well:

3/4 All Grades Flashlight Reading @2:30 my office

3/5 All Grades Lego Time @ 2:30 my office

3/6 Grades K,2 & 4 Lunch with Mrs Sturdahl @ their lunch time, my office

3/7 Classroom Brave Winners

3/8 Wear Hat to school (Only Brave Buck Winners)

Grades 1,3,5 Lunch with Mrs Sturdahl @ their lunch time, my office

3/11 All Grades Computer @ 2:30 my office

3/14 Classroom Brave Winners

3/15 All Grades Extra Recess weather permitting. (an announcement will be made) @ 2:30.

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 Blackrock the week of 3/4/19

-Article of the week-

March 2, 2019: Self-Regulation Behavior Tips - by Behavior Flip via Twitter

February 16, 2019: The Value of Homework...look at quality, not quantity. EdWeek Blog Post.

February 9, 2019: From the EdWeb online series:

Including Students on the Spectrum: 5 Powerful Strategies

Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time


Presented by Paula Kluth, Ph.D., Author of "You're Going to Love This Kid!"

Visit Teaching All Students

February 2, 2019: From Understood.com- Classroom Strategies for Children with Dyslexia

January 26, 2019: From The Journal: STEM/STEAM Articles

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.

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 25: From SEL work - Classroom Examples of Social & Emotional Learning- YouTube Video. Very good, practical examples that are used in the classroom.


See article above from BehaviorFlip via Twitter - they have been posting some good stuff online lately.


Nurse's Corner of important information

Please continue to report any student illnesses to the front office.

Thank you,

Gina D'Aguanno RN

Wellness Committee Information:

Wellness Committee Leaders:

Please share our March E-Newsletter with your wellness committee members and others interested in school wellness. Happy National Nutrition month!!

Karin Wetherill


(401) 339-2524


RI Healthy Schools Coalition


SurveyWorks! information - updated

*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 in lieu of our Faculty Mtg. In March.

Here is survey information for faculty and staff:

District Name: Coventry

School Name: Tiogue School

Access Code to enter surveys.panoramaed.com/ride

For Students in grades 3-5: passcode = 06116student35

For Teachers: passcode = 06116teacher

For Support Professionals: passcode = 06116support

Proctor information:

Please use the Student Survey Proctor guide (for teachers) administering the survey in their homeroom classes. RIDE also developed a draft script that you may find helpful.

Please remember: Parents have been notified in our last 5 newsletters and through our Listserv. They received hard copies of the survey info. as well. I'll offer PTA mtg. time to complete surveys for parents again this year (March 18th mtg.). Last year, we have 2 or 3 people complete surveys after the PTA in the library.