Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance November 22, 2018 #13 - Short Week Update

Happy Thanksgiving To ALL - Many thanks for your generous donations to our needy families! Thanksgiving Baskets were picked up on Tuesday. In total, your contributions helped to create 33 gift baskets and 35 turkeys.

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Important Information and Key Dates


November 2018

November 22-23 - No School, Thanksgiving Recess

November 26 - Dom at RICAS Training session in the morning (scores will be released later in the week); Our new .4 Special Educator begins today - Wendi Arnone - please welcome her when you see her

November 28 - RtI/MTSS MTG. 7:30am

November 29 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times; PJs and Books Event moved to this date; RICAS Scores may go public today

November 30 - Grades Close for the Trimester

December 2018

December 5 - Holiday Shoppe today during lunches

December 6 - LifeTouch Picture make up & retake day; Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times


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

December 12 - Holiday Shoppe today during lunches

December 13 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

December 17 - PTA Mtg. 3:30pm

December 19 - Holiday Shoppe today during lunches; Faculty Mtg. 3:20pm

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

December 22nd through January 1 - Winter Break

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

High Importance: Please consider joining the Tiogue PTA

As of our last PTA meeting on November 19th, we have 1/3 of the building representing our Faculty/Staff membership. We also need teacher/staff to sign up to represent at our Feb-June mtgs. Thanks.

Title One Event, new date: Thursday, November 29th

Thanks to all of our volunteers, guest readers, etc.

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

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

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Tiogue on Monday 11/19 and then Blackrock for the week 11/26-11/30.

-Article of the week-

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.

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 13:

Many of our most needy students and their families are still struggling. I am thankful for all of your efforts to connect with families and to reach these learners. We know that SEL and fostering positive relationships are the key to begin to help these children. It is not easy, by any stretch of the imagination. Thanks for always being there for your students!

Truly eye-opening TED Talk and accentuates why we need to be trauma informed


From NAESP - Parent Guide to help children deal with tragedy - high importance

Evaluation update

Please see Dom to schedule an announced observation.

PDP information should be placed into the Frontline System at this point.

Here is a link to the District Evaluation Web Area.

SLOs and SOOs are due in the System by 11/30/18.

Nurse's Corner of important information


*Dental Screenings continue on December 7th*

Thank you,

Gina D'Aguanno RN

See Sodexo Flyer below - End Hunger Scholarships

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