Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

February 16, 2019 - No. 24

See you all after the February Break. Enjoy your time off from school.

Coming Soon: Saturday, March 2nd at the Warwick Mall, Dr. Seuss reading event

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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.


Important Free/Reduced Lunch Information: When children receive free and/or reduced lunch, the cost of the meals is submitted for reimbursement. To count as a meal that can be reimbursed with federal funds, children have to take all parts of the meal offered so the main meal plus a vegetable and a fruit. So, if lunch is pizza, they have to take the pizza as well as make at least one fruit selection and one vegetable selection for it to qualify as a reimbursable meal. If they take just one item, then the meal does not count as reimbursable and must be charged to the child’s individual account. As part of a school department policy that went into effect on December 14, 2018, all balances must be paid in a timely manner whether or not a child is full pay or free/reduced. Children that carry a balance over $20.00 will have a limited selection – grilled cheese or sun butter plus any of the fruits/vegetables.

Also, if your child(ren) carry a balance over $20.00, you have received noticed from the Food Service Co., Sodexo and the school. Letters from the school were mailed home a few weeks ago. Please make every effort to clear your balances with Sodexo during the February Break.

Dates to Remember:

February 2019

February 16, 2019 - February Break Begins 2/16 through 2/24 - NO SCHOOL

February 25, 2019 - Back to School; PTA MTG. 3:30pm

March 2019

March 1, 2019 - P BRUINS GAME - Tiogue School Chorus Performs at the P Bruins Game -
Ticket purchases have ended. You may purchase tickets at the door that evening.

March 4th-8th - Pennies for Patients (see more info. below)

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

March 18, 2019 - PTA Mtg. 6:30pm

March 19, 2019 - Grade 5 visits ASFMS - Special Concert Event (more info. upcoming along with permission slip)

PTA INFORMATION and Meeting Schedule:

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.

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"

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Pennies for Patients Information


March 4th to March 8th we will be running 1 week of Pennies for patients. I will be sending home individual boxes for students to take home. They can count their change and bring them into their homerooms. In addition, with the online link above an online donation can be made. Any amount is helpful, and it teaches children to do good deeds for others. See below for more information.

*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. 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 (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

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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