Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance April 27, 2019 #32

Waiting for sunshine at some point...April showers bring May flowers

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Important Information and Key Dates


Please note, we have many off team IEP/Other mtgs. on days other than Thursday. Therefore, please check individual Google Calendars for specific information

April 2019

April 29 - Multiple IEP/ESY Mtgs. and possible 504 mtg.; please check individual Google Calendars for specific information; Make Up Testing for RICAS; Faculty Mtg. 3:20pm Cafeteria

April 30 - Gr. 4 Field Trip to the State House; Science Practice Test GR 5

May 2019

May 1 - RtI/MTSS Mtgs. 7:30am & 8am; Gr. 5 Begins RI Sci Assessment and Make Up Testing for RICAS; Gr. 4 Cartographer visits; Afternoon eligibility mtg. check Google Cal.

May 2 - PBIS Mtg. 7:50am in RM 2; Gr. 4 Cartographer visits; TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information; and Gr. 5 continues RI Sci Assessment this morning

May 3 - ASFMS ADMIN visits with grade 5 students/teachers; Last Day to Make Up ELA RICAS; several off-team IEP/EVAL mtgs. today

May 4 - Saturday PTA Egg Hunt - Mr. DuClau P.B.R. Foundation (K-2 goes first then gr. 3-5 takes part)

May 6 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 4 MATH - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week Begins

May 7 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 4 MATH; Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day - PTA Luncheon today, so do not bring a lunch - there will be gluten free options

May 8 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 3 MATH; Night of the Arts at Tiogue

May 9 - RICAS TESTING CONTINUES - GR 3 MATH; TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information -and- SureHands Lift Training, Life Skills rooms (team members will be notified by Molly M.)

May 12 - Happy Mother's Day



May 16 - TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information

May 22 - ASFMS Parent Step Up Night for Grade 5 from 6pm-7pm

May 31 - Family Dance at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

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:

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

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

SCHOOL STORE Information revised: 4/24, 5/8, 5/22 (last store date for this year)

Upcoming Placement Mtgs. by Grade Level

Grade 1 - May 8th at 1:30pm, Room 15

Grade K - May 8th at 2:10pm, Room 23

Grade 4 - May 10th at 9:45am, Room 9

Grade 3 - May 10th at 10:30am, Room 5

Grade 2 - May 10th at 11:15am, Room 18

Updated Information and Training Resources for the Science Assessment

RI NGSA Portal:


Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*

*Reminder: Do not send students to the office to deliver behavior referrals

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.

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Tiogue the week of 4/29/19

**Article of the week**

April 27, 2019: From Achieve the Core: Common Mistakes With Student Writing Prompts

April 13, 2019: Education Spending - Is it enough? - From EdWeek

April 6, 2019: The Best Way to Stay Calm amid Challenging Behavior...- Psychology Today

March 30, 2019: Interesting commentary regarding readiness for Kindergarten, found in EdWeek.

March 23, 2019: 10 Emotional Coaching Phrases When Your Child Is Upset - Nurture and Thrive Blog Post

March 16, 2019: Using Graphic Novels in an English class - definitely applies to our level too.

*Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

Our Nurse's Corner of Information

-No new information-

Gina D'Aguanno MS.RN.CSNT

Tiogue Elementary School


SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 32: Dr. Becky Bailey Presents "Composure" - From the Conscious Discipline Live Series.

Our next PBIS mtg. will be held on May 2nd @ 7:50am in RM 2