Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

March 9, 2019 - No. 26

Congratulations to our perfect attendance students for the month of February. We had 151 students achieve perfect attendance for that month. We will have a special recognition "hat day" for those students on Friday, 3/15/19

School-Wide Reading Week Activities

Reading Week at Tiogue is April 1st - April 5th

BINGO - Monday 4/1/19

"The Only Way to Have A Friend Is to B-1

played in school - not to be confused with our PTA BINGO NIGHT on Friday, April 5th

Guest Read - Tuesday 4/2/19

"Friendship Is a Gift"

Vocabulary Parade - Wed. 4/3/19

"Friends Stand By One Another"

Anything Goes/PJ Day (for students) - Thurs. 4/4/19

"Friendship Frenzy"

PJ Day - please wear appropriate footwear and PJs on this day

Theater-works USA - Fri. 4/5/19

"Friends Take ACTion"

Important Information at Tiogue

Tiogue is proud to again be a Title One, Feinstein Leadership School!

Hours: 8:40am - 3:10pm


Students may come to school when supervisory coverage begins at 8:20am

We have had many children dropped of at school very early this winter. Please be aware that school does not have adults on duty until 8:20am.

Also, if your children are late to school, you must come inside of the building to sign them in for the day.

Dates to Remember:

March 2019

March 4th-8th - Pennies for Patients (see more info. below- totals will be reported next week)

March 12, 2019 - Kindergarten Registration Night at Tiogue - 5:30pm-8pm in the Cafeteria

March 13, 2019 - Grades close for trimester 2

March 18, 2019 - PTA Mtg. 6:30pm - you can take a SurveyWorks survey that evening in the library

March 19, 2019 - Grade 5 visits Coventry HS - Special Concert Event (permission slip was sent home on Friday 3/8))

March 20, 2019 - Parent Workshop with Mrs. Lyons 6:00pm

March 29, 2019 - LifeTouch Spring Photos - see message below

April 2019

April 5, 2019 - Trimester 2 report cards go home today & PTA BINGO NIGHT

Upcoming PTA Meeting Schedule:

3/18/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm)

4/22/19 at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)

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

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

School Store information:

PTA School Store will take place every other Wednesday during student lunch/recess times.

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"

LifeTouch Spring Photos - March 29th

Mark your calendar! Spring Picture Day is on Friday, March 29, 2019. All students will be photographed and will receive a picture package with the option to purchase and/or return pictures you do not wish to purchase. Please notify your child’s teacher if you do not want an individual portrait taken of your child. Look for more information on your child's Picture Day Flyer/Order Form. For Customer Support, please call 401-828-5220.

Thank you,

Claudia, Robin, and all your friends at Lifetouch

Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday at Tiogue

Bartholomew and the Oobleck by, Dr. Seuss (in grade 3)

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A message from our Governor, Gina Raimondo

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What would you do as #RIGovForADay?

Happy Women’s History Month!

Over the last year, we’ve seen young people speaking up and engaging in our democracy. We’ve also seen more women in public office than ever before. But women still make up less than a quarter of representatives in Congress and there are only nine female governors.

You can’t be what you can’t see. Despite our progress, too many young girls grow up without seeing themselves represented in their government.

It’s important to me that young girls know their ideas — and their futures — are limitless.

So I’m asking 5th through 8th grade girls in Rhode Island a very special question:

“What would you do if you were Rhode Island’s Governor for a Day?”

This Women’s History Month initiative is open to girls in 5th through 8th grade throughout the state.

Interested applicants should apply by March 15, 2019 and answer this question in 400 words or fewer OR in a 1-2 minute video:

“What would you do if you were Rhode Island’s Governor for a day?”

Students must submit the following information along with their essay or video:

  • Name
  • Age
  • School
  • Grade
  • Home Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Teacher’s Contact Information
  • Parent or Guardian Name(s)
  • Parent or Guardian Phone Number

Applicants may email their essays or videos as an attachment to communications@governor.ri.gov. Google documents or other file sharing services will not be accepted. Videos must be no larger than 14MB, no longer than 2 minutes, and emailed as an attachment. Email submissions must include “2019 GFAD” in the subject line. The Governor’s office will confirm that submissions have been received within 24 hours (72 hours on weekends).

Or they may mail their essays to:

“Governor for a Day” Essay Contest

c/o Governor’s Communications Office

82 Smith Street, Room 110

Providence, RI 02903

Teachers looking to incorporate the essay into their curriculum should feel free to use the attached worksheet.

Best of luck to all applicants!

82 Smith Street

Providence, RI, 02903


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Pennies for Patients Information


March 4th to March 8th- THANK YOU FOR TAKING PART IN OUR Pennies for patients initiative this year!

*Thank you for your support of our Pennies for Patients Campaign last year, sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). We are running Pennies this year from March 4 - 8, 2019.

Pennies is a service-learning program that gives students the unique experience of working together to help raise awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children and adults fighting blood cancers.

Leukemia is one of the leading fatal cancers of children ages 1 – 20. The 5-year survival rate for children under the age of 20 with the most common form of leukemia (ALL) went from 3% in the 1960s to over 90% today.

Every day we are getting closer to finding cures for all blood cancers!

Join our Hero Squad! Our goal is to raise $1,200 and WE NEED YOR HELP! We are asking that everyone (students, faculty, parents, alumni, etc.) at Tiogue Elementary School (this spelling) join in this effort of raising awareness and giving funds to benefit the mission of LLS. Share this link with your family and friends. Click on the link here https://events.lls.org/pages/ri/TiogueElementarySchool-2019 or find your student’s school at www.PenniesForPatients.org.

Kindergarten Registration Information - March 12th for Tiogue - see below

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Child Outreach Screening

Please contact Lisa Neil at 822-9400, extension 249 if you would like to set up a Child Outreach Screening. Mrs. Neil is located at our Central Office on 1675 Flat River Road.

Flyer is located below as well.

Our Nurse's Corner:

Reporting Illnesses to School:

Please let the school know why your child(ren) are out sick. This is the season for many different illnesses. The Flu has hit Rhode Island. Reporting will help us to track the progress of illness this winter.

Please continue to periodically check your child's head for lice. If you suspect that your child(ren) have lice, please let me know.

Thank you.

Gina D'Aguanno MS.RN.CSNT

Tiogue Elementary School


Please consider filling out this annual Dept. of Education survey - we would like your input

The RI Dept. Of Education's SurveyWorks Opened on January 14th. The survey finishes up on March 29th. (See information Below)

Dear Parents:

The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its yearly SurveyWorks Parent Survey, which is an opportunity for parents to provide feedback about our school and our children’s opportunities to learn. The survey results are most useful when all parents participate, so I am writing to ask you to participate in this survey.

Your views on matters like the safety of your child at school, the way students are taught, the condition of the school, and how connected you feel to this school are important. By taking this short survey you can help our school leadership and our parent-teacher organization to make improvements to our school. Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual; no one can tie your responses back to you.

You can take the short survey online between January 14th and March 31th. To take the survey, visit: surveys.panoramaed.com/ride then enter: 06116family to gain access to Tiogue School's Survey. Each school in the state has their own individual code.

Thank you,

Dom Giusti

Important Links

Coventry Public Schools Website: http://www.coventryschools.net/home

School Website: http://tiogueschool.squarespace.com/

Parent Information on our District site

(NEW ITEM) School Dept. 2018-19 Calendar: Click here

Coventry Curriculum Resources: Click here

Safe Snack List: Click here

Health & Wellness Letter: Click here

Food Service in Coventry: Click here

Bus Information: Click here


RI Broadcaster's Association: Sign up for weather and school closing alerts here

*NEWEST CodeRED Alert System: Sign up here


Consider following the principal on Twitter @domgiusti