Notes from Mrs. Stull
Tiffin Elementary Families:
Last week, I mentioned how Tiffin Elementary practices PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). This is a philosophy on how to teach behavior in a positive way. Although consequences still exist, we try to reward positive behavior whenever we can. Tiffin Elementary Students are doing a great job showing S.A.I.L (Safe, Appropriate, Involved Learner) behavior. One of the many ways we acknowledge good behavior is through our “Big Blue Ticket” program. Big Blue Tickets are earned when students go above and beyond the regular expectations. Big Blue Ticket award winners are announced over the intercom and a call home to parents is made. Approximately 30 students have received Big Blue Tickets so far this year. That means, I have been able to call 30 parents and deliver a positive message.
Don’t forget, North Park Road will be closed starting 6:00 PM on Friday, September 20. Please see the map below for the best route to access Tiffin Elementary.
Have a great weekend! (Go Clippers!!)
Park Road Closures!!! Started 9/20/19
Rathje Construction will be closing N. Park Road 9/20/19.
The Road closure will begin at 6:00PM on Friday, September 20th. This closure will be longer, lasting for approximately three weeks. This closure will remove the existing pavement on N. Park Road and install part of the circular section of the roundabout pavement as well as the entry and exit lanes on N. Park Road. All traffic to and from the schools will be routed on Croell Avenue, north to Oakdale Boulevard, then east to Park Road. Large message boards will be set up on September 13th to inform the passing public of this closure.
Both closures are subject to weather conditions. If weather delays the start of the closures, they will be postponed until the following weekend. Weather delays during the closures may cause the closures to be extended past the anticipated reopening dates. Please help inform everyone so we can minimize the confusion that these closures will cause.
CCA- Football Players game to get good luck from Tiffin Elementary students!
STOP, WALK, AND TALK
Please help remind our students to NOT climb on our birthday rock. We would hate to have a student get injured.
Safetouch: On September 19th and 20th a representative from the St. Luke’s Child Protection Center will be presenting a program about “Safetouch” to the students in K-3rd grades. This program presents a positive approach to the prevention of child sexual abuse. A letter with more information about this program was sent home today with the students in these grades.
The BackPack Program: Weekend Food Program:
We participate in a program called Operation BackPack. This is a partnership between HACAP and all of the CCA Elementary Schools. The BackPack program provides a food pack of kid-friendly, non-perishable food for children on the weekends and during school breaks. This is a FREE program, without cost to families. It is also kept completely confidential – only the counselor and school nurse will be aware of participating families. If this would be helpful for you and your children, please contact Brandi Haight by phone at (319) 545-2081 or by email at email@example.com. There is a limited number of spots available, so it is important that you call or email to get your child’s name on the list.
Shoes That Fit:
Shoes That Fit is a program that is established to help provide shoes or boots to children in need. If your child is in need of shoes or winter boots, and this program would be helpful to you, please contact Brandi Haight at the school.
Yearbook 2019-2020 School year
Yearbooks are now available for purchase on the InTouch link below. Price is $10, orders are due before April 1, 2020!
Click on the Tiffin Elementary Calendar above to see all of Tiffin Elementary's important dates.
Click on Back Pack above for your connection to school and community events, camps and happenings.
Help Support our School
Welcome back to school, parents! This year, our school will be participating in several reward programs explained below! Thank you for supporting Tiffin Elementary! Let’s have a great year!!
Box Tops for Education has a major change this year. They are discontinuing physical box tops on products and switching to scanning your receipt when you buy eligible items. All physical box tops will be accepted until their expiration date, so please continue sending any you may get! To scan your receipt, you need to download the Box Tops for Education app from the App Store or Google Play Store. Create an account and select Tiffin Elementary School, Tiffin, IA as your school. Scan receipts within 14 days of purchase - the app will automatically give credit for eligible items on the receipt! Scans and physical tops are worth 10¢ each.
AmazonSmile is an easy way to earn money for our school! On your first visit to AmazonSmile at smile.amazon.com, you need to select Tiffin Elementary Parent Teacher Group to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation of 0.5% of the eligible purchase price.
Coca-Cola Give is a way to turn caps into donations. Go to Coke.com/Give to get started. You’ll donate by signing in and choosing Tiffin Elementary School - Tiffin - IA - 52340, entering the code, and clicking the arrow. Cap codes can be scanned if using a phone. Caps and package codes can also be sent to the school. Point values range from 5¢ to 38¢ per code, or twice that during double points promotions.
Prairie Farms milk lids have a label with a code underneath. You can enter the codes at https://www.prairiefarms.com/ocyc-redeemcodes/ by choosing Education as the category in the first drop down menu and Tiffin Elementary, Tiffin, IA as the organization in the second drop down menu. Then enter your codes and click the donate button. Caps can also be sent in to the school. We get 5¢ for each cap.
Village Hearth or Country Hearth bread UPCs can be cut out and sent in to the school. We get 5¢ for each one.
Shutterfly storefront is new for us! Just start at http://tiffinelementaryptg.shutterflystorefront.com/ and 8% of your purchase will be donated to the school!
Please also bring your pop tabs to school to support the Ronald McDonald House!
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