TES Weekly Email Blast

October 10, 2016

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weekend!

PARCC Reports

On Friday, students in grades 4-5 were sent home with their 2015 PARCC reports. Below is a YouTube video designed to assist parents/guardians with understanding the report. Please contact the main office should you have any questions.


Dr. Flanagan's Weekly audioBoom

I loved hearing from our former students about their transition to TMS! #tpsprepares


Mr. Presti's FB Page

If anyone would would like to see/hear what is going on in our music classes, please visit our new music page at www.facebook.com/tesmusic. Here you will find student video's, important music dates, announcements and other posts. Please like our page and enjoy the talents of our students.

Mrs. Slattery’s Art Room is now on social media!

Follow our creative adventures on Instagram and Twitter!

Families can easily see what our daily happenings are in Art class, as well as ideas for art at home ☺

You can find me at:




Attendance Policy REMINDER

Students are required to attend school on each scheduled school day as stated in School Committee Policy 5.10. If your student will be absent from school, a phone call to the main office is the preferred method of notification (by 9:00 a.m. on the day of the occurrence.) A note or documentation is required for any “excused” absence (i.e., doctor’s note or medical issue.) The note should be on formal stationery and include the date(s) the student was absent and the reason for the absence.

Schools are required by law to monitor student's attendance. If a student is absent seven or more days per semester, the school is required by law to address the issue. The school's actions will include notifying the parent/guardian or in extreme circumstances or instances, it may require the school to contact the Department of Children and Family Services or the Courts.


School starts promptly at 8:50 for students in Kindergarten – Grade 5. Students arriving after that time are considered tardy. Children who are tardy must sign in at the main office and receive an office pass, which is necessary for entrance into the classroom.

Parents may be contacted by the principal after the student reaches his/her seventh tardy in one trimester. Habitual tardiness may result in loss of recess to make up missed work and/or after-school detention. However, in extreme circumstances or instances, it may require the school to contact the Department of Children and Family Services or the Courts.

Students who arrive after 12:00 p.m. on full days or after 10:00 a.m. on half days will be considered absent.

Non-Scheduled Vacations/Extended Vacation

Teachers are not responsible for providing homework and/or class work if a family chooses to take a vacation, which differs from those on the school calendar. We encourage students to keep a journal of their activities, practice math facts, and read while on the trip. Upon returning from vacation, students will have twice the number of days as they missed to complete and make up all missed class work.

Halloween Extravaganza

This year, TES will provide the opportunity for students and staff to wear costumes on Friday, October 28th - Halloween! In order to make the day a success, we have developed a few guidelines.

Most importantly, all costumes must be school appropriate.

All students participating must come to school dressed in their costumes -- no getting ready in the building. Therefore, students should not bring makeup or hair products to school.

Basic Costume Don't's:

  1. Costumes may not have parts that interfere with learning. This means no masks or costumes that restrict movement or vision, or prevent sitting at desks Costumes must not obstruct movement in the hallways.
  2. Costumes may not promote violence or have accessories or props that could be used as a weapon.

Please remember that this is still a school day. Students are expected to fully participate in class throughout the day. We are looking forward to everyone following the guidelines, coming up with creative costumes, and having fun!

Friendly Reminder: Please do not send food or candy into school.

Tuition Accounts

Denise Fjeld, lower elementary lead secretary sent home 2016-17 statement to all families. Going forward, you will not receive monthly statements. All payments are due on or before 1st of the month. Thank you for your timely payment. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office.

The following link will take you to our payment page (UniPay Gold) hosted by UniBank. UniBank hosts this page to ensure all transactions are handled with their stringent security protocols. Payments can be made out of a checking account electronically for a $0.25 UniBank processing fee or by using a credit card (MasterCard & Discover) with a fee imposed by the credit card companies (the Fee Schedule for credit cards is on the UniPay website).


Fall Scholastic Book Fair - Volunteers Needed

Arrgh you ready for the Fall 2016 Book Fair

We are, but we need the help of a few volunteers!

Our Scholastic Book Fair will be at TES from

November 2nd - November 10th

All scholastic dollar profits earned from the fair go directly back to our school and put new books into the hands of our students at TES and into their classroom and school libraries. Profits are also used to purchase books for special events at TES such as our Community Reader Day, Global Read Alouds, MCBA, new classroom read-alouds, and our yearly author visits.

Please sign up at http://signup.com/go/2Sisq7 if you are interested in volunteering!!

Important Dates

We have a very busy 2016-2017 school year planned!

Please check dates weekly as dates are subject to change.

Important Dates

Friday, October 14 - Progress Reports Sent Home (Kindergarten - Grade 5)

Wednesday, 10/26 – Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 and Kindergarten – Grade 5 @ 12:00)

TES will administer the Next-Generation MCAS in Spring 2017. Details to follow. http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/nextgen/default.html

Grade 3: April 25-27 ELA

Grade 4: April 10 -12 ELA

Grade 5: April 3, 6 &7 ELA

Grade 3: May 1,2 Math

Grade 4: May 4,5 Math

Grade 5: May 11,12 Math

Grade 5 MCAS Science: May 16,17

These are tentative dates and are subject to change. There are a total of 3 ELA sections and 2 math sections for each grade level. There are 2 Science MCAS tests as well.

Please consider supporting our amazing community groups.