TES NEWS

March 29, 2018 Update

TES Welcomes Jarrett Krosoczka!

On Thursday, April 5th TES we will welcome award winning author Jarrett Krosoczka! Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite superhero attire! A HUGE thank you to our incredible Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for co-sponsoring this event!


"New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka creates books with humor, heart, and a deep respect for his young readers—qualities that have made his titles perennial favorites on the bookshelves of homes, libraries, and bookstores.


First published at the age of twenty-three, Krosoczka has more than thirty published books to his credit. Titles include several picture books, his wildly popular Lunch Lady graphic novels, and the Platypus Police Squad middle-grade novels. He also recently launched a new story arc in the Jedi Academy series with Star Wars™: Jedi Academy: A New Class.


Krosoczka is a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Awards Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year and has been a finalist for the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. He has delivered two TED Talks, which have collectively accrued more than two million views online. Krosoczka has been featured on NPR and can be heard weekly on The Book Report with JJK on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live, a show focusing on books, authors, and reading. His Punk Farm, Lunch Lady, and Platypus Police Squad series are all currently in development for film."

http://www.studiojjk.com/


Dear Families,

We are excited to share that our school will participating in the “Just Say Hi” program. We are honored to be the first school in Massachusetts selected to implement this program!


What is “Just Say Hi”?

“Just Say Hi” began as a campaign launched by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF) to address the unnecessary hesitation some people feel around disabilities. CPF’s advice? It’s simple, “Just Say Hi”! In schools, “Just Say Hi” means working to create a community that considers disability an aspect of diversity. “Just Say Hi” aims to further the inclusion of students with disabilities through peer-to peer conversations and relationships. This program also aligns well with our STRIPES Core Values.


What will “Just Say Hi” look like?

Our School Counselors will deliver weekly lessons in grades 1-5 that support students with and without disabilities in having conversations and engaging in activities about disabilities. Lesson topics include:

  • What is a Disability?

  • Breaking Down Stereotypes

  • The Power of Language

  • “Just Say Hi” and Making Connections

  • Welcoming Environments


“Just Say Hi” lessons are age-appropriate and concepts can be applied during academic instruction and during social-emotional skill building throughout the day (morning meeting, lunch, recess).


How can I learn more?

  • Contact your child’s school counselor for more specific information about lessons at each grade level

Explore CPF’s website: http://yourcpf.org/just-say-hi/


O'Connor Studios Spring Photo

Spring Portrait Day is Coming on Friday, April 6th. ALL 5th Graders will have a group panoramic picture taken. (no envelope needed for this) Only students who bring an envelope with them on picture day will be photographed.

Upcoming Dates


MARCH

Friday, March 30 - No School - Good Friday Holiday


APRIL

Monday, April 2 - Autism Awareness Day (WEAR BLUE!)

Wednesday, April 4 - Early Release Day (Preschool dismissal @ 11:30 & K-Grade 5 @ 12:00)

Thursday, April 5 - TES Welcomes Award Winning Author Jarrett Krosoczka http://www.studiojjk.com/

Wear your favorite SuperHero attire!

Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20 - April Vacation Week


MAY

Monday, May 7 - Friday, May 11 - Staff Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 8 - National Teacher Appreciation Day

Tuesday, May 8 - Full Professional Day for Staff (NO SCHOOL)
Friday, May 25 - Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & K-Grade 5 @ 12:00)

Monday, May 28 - No School - Memorial Day

Thursday, May 31 - Upper Elementary School Spring Fling (Details to follow)


June

Friday, June 1 - Kindergarten Celebration (Tentative Date - details to follow)

Wednesday, June 6 - Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & K-Grade 5 @ 12:00)

Friday, June 8 - Field Day (Tentative Date)

Thursday, June 14 - Celebration of Learning (Tentative Date)

Monday, June 18 - Rain Date for Field Day

Thursday, June 21st - 5th Grade Moving On Ceremony @ 9:30-10:00

Tuesday, June 26 - Last Day of School! Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & K-Grade 5 @ 12:00)


2018 MCAS Dates

We wanted to take a moment to share the scheduled MCAS testing days for your child(ren). Please plan accordingly. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Salmon, Associate Principal or myself.


http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/parents/


Grade 3 ELA MCAS

Tuesday, April 24th

Wednesday, April 25th - Make-Up Day

Thursday, April 26th

Monday, April 30th & Tuesday, May 1st - Make-Up Days


Grade 4 ELA MCAS

Wednesday, April 25th

Thursday, April 26th - Make-Up Day

Friday, April 27th

Monday, April 30th & Tuesday, May 1st - Make-Up Days


Grade 5 ELA MCAS

Wednesday, April 25th

Thursday, April 26th - Make-Up Day

Friday, April 27th

Monday, April 30th & Tuesday, May 1st - Make-Up Days


Grade 5 Science

Wednesday, May 2nd

Thursday, May 3rd

Friday, May 4th & Monday, May 7th - Make-Up Days


Grades 3-5 Math MCAS

Wednesday, May 16th & Thursday, May 17th

Friday, May 18th, Monday, May 21st & Tuesday, May 22nd - Make-Up Days



Please consider supporting our amazing community groups.

http://www.eftyng.org/

http://www.tyngsboroughpto.org/

http://www.tyngsboroughps.org/search?orgId=aad611cb-4307-4860-aa73-6b99187dc462&q=SEPAC


Proud Principal,

Kerry Cavanaugh


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.