Tyngsborough Elementary School

11/14/18 Update

A HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers that made our Scholastic Book Fair possible! It's always nice to see the excitement our students have as they pick out a new book. Proceeds from our book fairs go directly back to our school library and classroom libraries. We appreciate your support!


Annual Veteran's Day Celebration

Our students welcomed, thanked, and showed gratitude to our visiting Veterans on Friday and it was amazing to see. They treated the Veterans liked the true heroes they are! So incredibly proud of our students! Check out a few of the videos from this special day.


https://youtu.be/jUZ31SoddIE?t=227


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AygVv_TH47I&index=1&list=PLQW-_nY7i_lln_GTQghPZHJA1PG-KgkJv


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp_m-U5sg6A&t=0s&index=2&list=PLQW-_nY7i_lln_GTQghPZHJA1PG-KgkJv


Message from our Health Office

The Holiday season is creeping up on us and so is Flu season. The weather is getting cooler and the days a little longer. Be sure your child is getting enough rest, proper nutrition, and using good hand hygiene to stay healthy during this busy season.


What is happening in the Health Office:


Illnesses: In the Health office we have seen a variety of illness. This past week we have seen a dramatic increase in reported strep throat in all grades. Signs and symptoms of Strep Throat consist of: Sore throat, Stomach ache, Headache, Nausea, Fatigue, Paleness, Decreased Appetite, and/or Fever. There have been a few cases of a stomach bug and flu like symptoms. There have been no confirmed flu reported to the Health Office. Please contact the Health Office to report illnesses. This allows us to report findings to families and keep our TES community healthy!


No More Health Slips: In an effort to become more environmentally friendly we have decided to eliminate the paper visit slips that you have received in the past. Health office visit information will be shared with guardians on file via a secure email. The first time you receive a health office visit a separate e-mail with a secure password will be sent. Please keep a copy of this password as this is what you will need to access future health office visit e-mails. If you are having difficulty opening or viewing these emails please notify the health office.


Screenings: Kindergarten and 5th grade screenings are complete. Parents/Guardians will only be contacted via email and/or letter sent home with abnormal findings. So no news is good news. If you do receive a letter reporting abnormal findings please follow-up with your child’s doctor and forward the doctor’s findings/recommendations to us. We will continue state mandated screening with first grade in the following weeks.


Adopt-A-Family

It is that time of year again, and the Tyngsborough Public School’s sponsored Adopt-A-Family program is beginning its annual efforts as we approach the 2018 holiday season.

The Adopt-A-Family program has been in existence for over forty years and provides assistance to needy families within our community during the holidays. The continued goal of the program is to assist those in need within our community by providing a meal, as well as gifts for children and teens who might otherwise go without. In order to continue to provide assistance, we are reaching out to community members and businesses in the greater community for support. At this time the program is in need of the following:

-Gift cards to local businesses (Walmart, Target, Market Basket, Old Navy, etc.)

-AAF Gift Basket Raffle - Purchase raffle tickets - AAF tickets can be purchased in the main office of TES, TMS and THS beginning November 5, 2018. The raffle will end on December 6, 2018 and the winters will be announced on December 7, 2018.

-Monetary donations (checks made out to Tyngsborough High School, memo: Adopt A Family Program) can be sent to Tyngsborough Public Schools, 50 Norris Rd, Tyngsborough, MA 01879, ATTN: Sharon Fairbanks

-If you are able to donate please contact the Adopt-A-Family Committee Members listed below:

Sarah Lewenczuk Melissa Mallous

978-649-8914 978-649-3115

Adopt-A-Family Secretary & Treasurer Family Liaison

Sarah.lewenczuk@tyngsboroughps.org Melissa.mallous@tyngsboroughps.org

Sharon Fairbanks

978-649-7488

Adopt-A-Family Community Liaison

Sharon.fairbanks@tyngsboroughps.org



As always we hope you and your families are healthy this fall! Remember to practice good hand-hygiene, drinking plenty of water every day, and get your flu-shot!


Feel free to contact us if your child has any health concerns!


Happy Thanksgiving!


Sincerely,

Sarah Isenberger RN BSN & Jen Spanos RN BSN


Raffle Items for Adopt-a-Family

Purchase tickets in the main office!


  1. Lawndale Farm Christmas Tree Gift Certificate

  2. Gift Wrap Helper

  3. Heaven in a Basket

  4. Cheers (Includes 2 bottles of wine)

  5. Pre-Prom Basket (2 Prom Tickets and other essentials)

  6. 2 Boston Celtics Tickets-January 7, 2019 vs. Brooklyn Nets

  7. $100 Cash

  8. Home Sweet Home Sign & Coupon

  9. Game Night #1

  10. Crayola

  11. Target Gift Card Tree

  12. J&B Butcher Gift Certificate

  13. Yankee Candle #1

  14. Yankee Candle #2

  15. Date Night

  16. Game Night #2

  17. Sullivan Farms

  18. Spa Basket


Update from Mrs. Muraca, Science & Technology

https://www.smore.com/9kht5-science-technology-october

NOVEMBER

Tuesday, November 14 - Special Town Meeting @ 7:00 at TES


Wednesday, November 21 - Trimester 1 Grades Close &

Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & Kindergarten - Grade 5 @ 12:00)


Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23 - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday


Friday, November 30 - Trimester 1 Report Cards (Preschool - Grade 5)



DECEMBER

Wednesday, December 5 - Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & Kindergarten - Grade 5 @ 12:00)


Wednesday, December 5 - Thursday, December 6 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Details to follow)


Friday, December 21 - Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & Kindergarten - Grade 5 @ 12:00)


Monday, December 24 - Tuesday, January 1 - Winter Break



TYNGSBOROUGH SEPAC


Please join us for our next SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 6:00-7:30pm in the Tyngsborough Middle School Library (2nd Floor).


All Tyngsborough SEPAC workshops are free and open to the public!


Please RSVP to Rachel Leo, SEPAC Chair: Rachel.leo@comcast.net.


November 14, 2018

6:00-7:30pm


Co-Teaching Presentation

Speakers: Brian Reilly, TES Special Education Facilitator

(brian.reilly@tyngsboroughps.org)

Josh Evans, TMS/THS Special Education Facilitator

(Joshua.evans@tyngsboroughps.org)


Over the past few years, Tyngsborough Public Schools has increased learning opportunities for students within a co-taught classroom. The co-taught classroom affords learners the opportunity to participate in various instructional models that allow students access to a diverse learning experience to meet their instructional needs. In the co-taught classroom, students with and without disabilities access rigorous instruction that is differentiated to specific learner need and benefit from the constant collaboration and expertise that both general education and special education teachers bring to the learning environment. This workshop seeks to help answer questions about our co-teaching practices and answer any questions families may have about the increase in this practice.


Please consider supporting our amazing community groups.

http://www.eftyng.org/

http://www.tyngsboroughpto.org/

http://www.tyngsboroughps.org/pages/Tyngsborough/Departments/Special_Education/sepac