Tyngsborough Elementary School

June 6, 2022

TES Field Day was a success! Lots of smiles, laughs, & fun!


A special STRIPES shout to Mr. Riley, PE teacher for organizing many of the events! Thank you to our amazing staff for making yesterday so special!

TES Field Day 2022

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

2022 TES Senior Walk
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End of Year Celebration!

We look forward to seeing everyone at our End of Year Celebration on Wednesday, June 8th! This event will take place rain or shine on Wednesday. Unfortunately, Thursday's forecast does not look promising. If needed, we will move the event indoors (BBQ in the cafe and DJ Steve Dance Party in the gym).


Families that have pre-ordered meals will receive a bright green bracelet for each individual meal purchased. The bracelets will be sent home today.

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Annual PTO Raffle Baskets

Here is just a small sample of some of the 2022 Raffle Baskets. We cannot wait to see you all at the End of Year BBQ on Wednesday!!


Thank you SO much for your generous donations. We can’t make these events happen without all of your help!!

TMS Performing Arts Elective: Grade 5 Families

To: 2022-23 Middle school parents,


TPS is excited to let you know that next year middle and high school students will have the opportunity to participate in chorus during the school day. Ms. Laura Francis will be joining TPS as our middle and high school chorus director. Ms. Francis holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from UMass Amherst. She has taught and student taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and has a variety of vocal music experience including musical theater. We are excited to welcome Ms. Francis to TPS and look forward to the various vocal music opportunities that she will offer our students.


For the 2022-2023 school year, TMS students will have the choice of taking one of the following three performing arts electives: Chorus, Band, or Music Exploration (guitar/ukulele/piano, music in a digital world, music history). These courses will be part of your child's Unified Arts rotation. Please review these options with your child and complete the TMS Performing Arts Elective Scheduling Form 22-23 no later than Friday, June 10th.

2021-2022 Student Council & Reading Ambassadors

Thank you to this amazing group of student leaders! A great big STRIPES Shout Out to our Student Council members and Reading Ambassadors.
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2022-2023 Transportation

Dear Parent / Guardian(s):


Each year we update student transportation information for the purposes of planning bus routes for the upcoming school year.

If your child(ren)'s transportation method to and from school is not changing from this year to next year, then you do not need to fill out the form and no further action is needed.

For some students, there may be changes that the administration will need to know about in order to properly schedule the bus routes.

For example, if the student:

  • plans to start riding with a parent/sibling/neighbor next school year
  • plans to start driving their own car next school year
  • has moved/will be moving to a different Tyngsborough address before next school year

If this is the case for your child(ren), please fill out the Transportation Update Form for 2022-2023 located at the link below. If changes are necessary for multiple children, you will need to make a separate submission for each child.

Also, students who will be changing buildings from TES to TMS or from TMS to THS do not need to fill out the form unless they have a change in transportation needs as outlined above.

Transportation Update Form for the 2022-2023 school year https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEJ8FYVRJedk4LrlIlx9OMlSRdfrgC6TezBs2Hzfc7i2IkcQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you for your attention to this notice. If you have additional transportation questions, please email transportation@tyngsboroughps.org.

Best,

Dr. Flanagan

Update From the TES Health Office

As we approach the end of the school year I wanted to send a friendly reminder of important information for the end of this school year and planning for next year.


Student Medication

For any students with medication in the Health Office (Epi-Pens, inhalers etc) If you would like the medication returned to you for the summer, please contact me as soon as possible to let me know. Otherwise any medication that is unexpired, will be kept at the school for the next school year. Medication expiring over the summer will be sent home. Additionally, any student medication that is kept on hand as a daily medication or an as needed medication must be picked up by the last day of school or it will be destroyed. Kindly contact the health office to make a plan for any leftover medication.

Physical Examinations

Under the guidelines of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Education, it is the policy of the Tyngsborough Public School District that students are required to submit a current Physical Examination report to have on file in the nurse's office prior to entry into the preschool, kindergarten, & 4th grade. Examinations must be dated within the previous twelve months to be considered current and must include a certificate of proof of immunization. Per state requirements, proof of the following immunizations must be on file for your child. The required immunizations can be located by clicking here.


Documentation of Physical Examination is also required prior to a student's participation in competitive athletics, on an annual basis. Please do not submit Physicals to a coach. This documentation can be forwarded to the email, fax, or mailing address listed below during the summer or to the School Nurse when your child returns to school. Early submission is very helpful in avoiding delay in your child participating in try-outs and starting the season.


Health Concerns

Has your child been prescribed an EpiPen/epinephrine auto injector?

If yes, we must have an Allergy and Anaphylaxis Plan and it must be signed by both the parent and by the physician that manages your child’s allergy. If your child’s physician’s office has their own form, we will accept it, providing it has all the necessary information.

Does your child use an inhaler?

If your child uses an inhaler for any reason (asthma, sports-induced asthma, viral-induced asthma, reactive airway disease etc.) and may need to use his/her inhaler during the school day, after school (ex. sports/band/theater) or on field trips and travel opportunities, an Asthma Action Plan is required. This plan allows TPS to follow your child’s physician’s guidelines as to how to manage his/her care.

Does your child have a seizure disorder?

If yes, please have the Seizure Action Plan Seizure Action Plan completed by your child’s physician so we may keep your child safe during the school day or during school-sponsored events. We will accept an action plan utilized by your child’s physician in place of this form, provided that it meets the needs of TPS.

Will your child be taking any medication during the school day?

If yes, kindly bring the Student Medication Administration Order Form to your student’s physician for completion. This form is required for all prescription and over the counter medications to be administered at school. If your child's physician has his or her own form, it will be accepted as long as it provides all of the required information and written parental consent to administer is given.

Does your child have diabetes?

Please contact me as soon as possible to discuss the plan for the school year. During the school year, contact the TES Health Office as soon as possible following diagnosis.

Any other health concerns?

Please contact me as soon as possible to discuss. I will work with you to create an Individual Health Care Plan to meet the needs of your student.


Mandated Screening

Screenings are conducted in Tyngsborough Public Schools annually in accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Regulations (refer to guidelines below). Screening tests are not diagnostic in nature. They are designed simply to indicate students who may need further attention in a specific area.

If a parent/guardian does not wish to have this screening done at school, they must send:

  1. A written request to exclude their child from participating in school screenings AND

  2. Written documentation from the family physician documenting their results of the screening.


Screenings are performed at TES throughout the school year as the student's schedule allows.

Postural – students will be screened for scoliosis in the 5th grades. Complete privacy is afforded the students during this examination. If your child is currently under the care of a physician for scoliosis, documentation for their health record is very beneficial.

Vision and Hearing Screening– will be conducted during the school year.

Growth and Development – Height, Weight, Body Mass Index (BMI) and corresponding percentile will be calculated for students in 1st & 4th..

Parents/legal guardians will be notified of any findings of the above screenings that necessitate medical follow-up.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the TES Health Office via telephone at (978) 649-1990 (option 2). My fax number is 844-417-3492.


Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. Have a safe and healthy summer.


Best,

TES Nurses

sarah.isenberger@tyngsboroughps.org grades k-2

jennifer.spanos@tyngsboroughps.org grades pre-k & 3-5

Congratulations to our Science EXPO Participants!

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Save the Date

June 2022 (*Details to follow - dates subject to change)

Wednesday, June 8th - End of the Year Celebration @ 5:00-6:30
Monday, June 6th - Friday, June 10th - 5th Grade Fun Week
Tuesday, June 14th - 5th Grade Moving on Celebration @ 9:30-10:15 Bicentennial Field (Rain date: Wednesday, June 15th)

Thursday, June 16th - Move-Up Day & Last Day of School (Early Release Day: Preschool @ 11:10 and Kindergarten - Grade 5 Dismissal @ 12:00)


Check out all of the amazing things happening throughout our district!

Visit the Tyngsborough PubIic Schools communication website page. Here we are showcasing all the amazing things our students and faculty do everyday throughout the district.


PARENT ORGANIZATIONS

http://www.tyngsboroughpto.org/

http://www.tyngsboroughps.org/pages/Tyngsborough/Departments/Special_Education/sepac

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William James Interface Referral Service

Having difficulty accessing mental health support for your child or family?

We are pleased to announce that the Tyngsborough Public Schools, in collaboration with the Town of Tyngsborough, has partnered with the William James INTERFACE Referral Service for the 2021-2022 school year. The William James INTERFACE Referral Service is a mental health resource and referral helpline available to subscribing communities across Massachusetts to access outpatient mental health services.

When you contact William James, you will speak with a resource and referral counselor who will complete a confidential intake. Referral counselors will then use the information you provided to match you with providers in our community that accept your insurance as well as match your preferences for appointment times, specialties, and services.

Please call the Interface Helpline at 1-888-244-6843 Monday-Friday between the hours of 9-5.

You can also visit their website at interface.williamjames.edu for more information!


Resources to Support Mental Health

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education bulletin regarding resources to support families' mental health.

https://content.govdelivery com/accounts/MADESE/bulletins/30f2026

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AlphaBEST Summer Programming

All Tyngsborough Elementary students in grades K-5 are invited to join AlphaBEST Excursions from 7/5-8/5, 7:00 am-5:00 pm. We offer full-day and half-day options to support students participating in the ESY and Jump Start programs. In addition to our engaging curriculum full of hands-on activities and games, we will enjoy a variety of special programs, such as Reptile Adventures.
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The Tyngsborough Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age.


The official text is the English version of this communication. Any discrepancies or differences created in the translation are not binding and have no legal effect for compliance or enforcement purposes. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information, refer to the English version of this communication, which is the official version. Please contact Tyngsborough Public Schools if more help is needed.