Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

November 10, 2018 - No. 11

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5th Grade Cards to Local Vets


Please consider joining our Tiogue PTA! Our NEXT PTA MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19th AT 6:30pm. Membership numbers are very low for this time of the year. It is never too late to join!

Our PTA helps to organize most of our special events at the school and handles the fundraising for items and programs that do not come from our District budget. For example, our PTA helped to pay for our field trip buses on Friday, paid for our new walkie-talkies (part of our safety plan initiative), and also helps to fund our school assemblies this year.

Monthly Attendance Challenge

Students did a fine job getting to school during the month of October. We are happy to report that 229 students met our attendance challenge for the month of October! Again, that is 65% of our students that were not out one day in October. We had that same percentage for the month of Sept.!

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK EVERYONE. Certificates were printed on Friday and will go home between 11/9 and 11/13.


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

Dates to Remember:

November 2018

-November 12, 2018 No School, Veteran's Day Observed

-November 13, 2018 PTA Book Fair Begins - students go to the book fair during their regular library special times. There are also times for kids to get books during our night time events and during one upcoming lunch/recess block.

-November 15, 2018 Title One PJs and Books Read With Your Children Event (flyer came home last week)

-November 16, 2018 PTA Bingo Night w/Book Fair Open (see flyer below and it went home last week)

-November 19, 2018 PTA Book Fair Ends and PTA Mtg. at 6:30pm that evening

-November 22-23 No School, Thanksgiving Recess

PTA INFORMATION and Meeting Schedule:

11/19/18 at 6:30pm

12/17/18 at 3:30pm

1/28/19 at 6:30pm

2/25/19 at 3:30pm

3/18/19 at 6:30pm

4/22/19 at 3:30pm

5/20/19 at 6:30pm

June TBD at 3:30pm

School Store information:

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

The store began on 9/26/18. Store items are inexpensive.

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"

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

Our Nurse's Corner:


Gina D'Aguanno MS.RN.CSNT

Tiogue Elementary School


Re: Head Lice Education

Dear Parent or Guardian:

As you may know, head lice cases are common among school-aged children. An estimated 6 to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States, most commonly among children ages 3 to 11. I am writing to you to help you learn what you can do if lice hit your home. Please preventiventily check your child's head regularly at this age level. Please notify me of any cases that are treated.

What are head lice?

Head lice are tiny, wingless insects that live close to the human scalp. They feed on blood. The eggs, also called nits, are tiny, tear-drop shaped eggs that attach to the hair shaft. Nits often appear yellowish or white and can look like dandruff but cannot be removed or brushed off. The nymph, or baby louse, is smaller and grow to adult size in 1 to 2 weeks. The adult louse is about the size of a sesame seed and is tan to grayish-white. An itchy scalp is a common symptom of lice. Although not common, persistent scratching may lead to skin irritation and even infection.

Who is affected by head lice?

Head lice are not related to cleanliness. In fact, head lice often infest people with good hygiene and grooming habits. Infestations can occur at home, school, or in the community. Head lice are mostly spread by direct head-to-head contact-for example, during play at home or school, slumber parties, sports activities, or camp. Less often, lice are spread via objects that have been in recent contact with a person with head lice, such as hats, scarves, hair ribbons, combs, brushes, stuffed animals, or bedding.

What to do if an infestation occurs?

If you think your child has head lice, it's important to talk to your family healthcare provider right away to discuss the best treatment approach. There is no clear evidence that home remedies such as homeopathic shampoos or mayonnaise work, and they may just end up prolonging the problem. Others have depended on over-the-counter medications, but recent data shows that some head lice may be resistant to the main ingredient of these medicines. A 2016 study showed that 48 states now have lice that are genetically predisposed to resistance to commonly used treatments. Treatment failure may also be caused by incorrect use of product, misdiagnosis of the original condition, or re-infestation. Your healthcare provider can tell you about prescription treatment options available that are safe and do not require nit combing.

Many families will experience a head lice infestation at some point during the child's school years. If your child is diagnosed with head lice, know you are not alone. As your school nurse, I want to provide you with information you need to address any head lice issue that may occur, and encourage you to talk with your healthcare provider to resolve the problem as quickly and effectively as possible. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly at the number above-my main focus is your child's health!


Gina D'Aguanno MS.RN.CSNT


1. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Frequently asked questions (FAQs). http//www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/gen_info/faqs.html. Accessed November 3, 2016. 2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epidemiology & risk factors. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/epi.html. Accessed November 3, 2016. 3. Meinking TL. Mertz-Rivera K, Villar ME, Bell M. Assessment of the safety and efficacy of three concentrations of topical ivermectin lotion as a treatment for head lice infestation. Int J Dermatol. 2013;52(1):106-112. 4. Gellatly KJ, Krim S. Palenchar DJ, et al. Expansion of the knockdown resistance frequency map for human head lice (phthiraptera pediculidae) in the United States using quantitative sequencing. J Med Entomol. 2016:1-7. 5. Burkhart CG. Relationship of treatment-resistant head lice to the safety and efficacy of pediculicides. Mayo Clin Proc. 2004;79(5):661-666


  • The cold weather is here! Please make sure your child has weather appropriate coat, hat, and gloves for school. If you have special circumstances and need assistance with this please contact me directly, I will do my best to help../ 998754
  • Please send your child in with a water bottle daily that can be refilled.
  • I encourage all parents to check heads weekly for lice. Lice are very common at the Elementary level. Please reach out to me if you treat our child for lice so I can check their heads, and send notices to classrooms if needed.
  • If any family is in need of a basket for Thanksgiving please contact me ASAP!

2018 Fall Flu Clinic Information


Coventry High School

40 Reservoir Road

Coventry RI 02816

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 4-6:30 PM

-Gina D'Aguano MS, MEd, RN, CSNT

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Sodexo Flyer - End Hunger Initiative, Grant Program

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