Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

September 21, 2019 - No.4

Don't Forget: Tiogue's OPEN HOUSE is this Tuesday, September 24th. 6:30pm-8pm

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START WITH HELLO WEEK - September 23rd this year

Here is a parent brochure that explains about our week of activities and philosophy of the Start with HELLO program. All schools in the district will be taking part in this initiative.

Overview of possible activities:

Monday: 2 Brief School Assemblies for (K-2 and 3-5): Start With Hello video presentation & Overview for the week- "Hello, my name is" stickers for everyone to wear in the building.

Our Summer Readers will be recognized at each assembly as well.

Tuesday: Make 'Start With Hello' Poster to put outside classrooms

Wednesday: 'Start with Hello' creative writing with cross-grade level buddies. Presentations to each other; peer to peer. (Essay, poem, songs, raps, letters or skits - whatever students choose to do)

Thursday: 'Start with Hello' Compliment Day. Make a compliment paper-chain for all the compliments given to others to hang around the school and classrooms.

Friday: 'Start with Hello' & Tiogue Spirit Day: wear green and wear Tiogue gear & Get Caught Saying Hello Day. Give stickers and/or Brave Bucks to students who get caught saying Hello to one another, especially people who you may not know too well.

Our teachers have autonomy to go beyond the above ideas.

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


-September 23 through 27: Second annual, START WITH HELLO WEEK - see link for more information

-September 24 - Tiogue's Open House, 6:30pm

-September 27 - Perfect Attendance for the month closes - students will be given their first raffle ticket of the school year

October 2019

-October 1 - LifeTouch School Picture Day (THIS DATE IS MOVING TO NOVEMBER 5th)

-October 14 - NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day

-October 21 - PTA Mtg. (5:30pm in the Tiogue library or cafeteria)

November 2019

-November 5 - LifeTouch Picture Day

PTA INFORMATION and Meeting Schedule:

10/21/19 at 5:30pm

11/18/19 at 5:30pm

12/16/19 at 5:30pm

1/13/20 at 5:30pm

2/10/20 at 5:30pm

3/16/20 at 5:30pm

4/13/20 at 5:30pm

5/18/20 at 5:30pm

6/8/20 at 5:30pm (Last Mtg. of the year)

School Store information:

PTA School Store will begin shortly. Last year, school store was open every other Wednesday during student lunch/recess times. More information to follow.

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"

Very Important Links for Families:

Sodexo Food Service in Coventry:
Click here

Important Lunch Pricing Information

2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Bus Information: Click here (Some Routes and Times have changed as of this past week)

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

SIGN UP FOR OUR CodeRED Alert System: Sign up here

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

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

Parent Information on our District Website

School Dept. 2019-20 Calendar: Click here

Coventry Curriculum Resources: Click here

Safe Snack List: Click here

Health & Wellness Letter: Click here

Our Nurse's Corner:

News From the Health Office:


We will continue to let children into the building when they arrive beginning at 8:20am each day during this upcoming week.

Second Round of Targeted Aerial Spraying to Control EEE Risk
Parts of 12 communities are expected to be aerially treated with mosquito pesticide

As a part of continued work to protect public health by minimizing Rhode Islanders' exposure to mosquitoes that could be carrying Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced Thursday that they will be coordinating a second round of aerial mosquito spraying in two areas next week. Weather permitting, state officials are estimating that the next round of spraying could occur on the night of Monday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 24. The areas to be sprayed have been identified using several factors, including information about new human cases of EEE, cases of EEE in non-human mammals, positive mosquito samples in Rhode Island and in neighboring states, and information about the habitats in which mosquitoes most readily breed.

The two areas to be sprayed (map of aerial spraying areas) include one surrounding West Warwick and one in the southwest part of Rhode Island. A map of the two areas to be sprayed is attached. All four of the areas that already were sprayed September 8-10, however, are considered "critical risk" areas for EEE.

The area surrounding West Warwick includes all West Warwick and parts of Cranston, Warwick, East Greenwich, West Greenwich, Coventry, and Scituate. Some of this area was previously sprayed on September 9, but officials have expanded this zone westward to Route 102 in Coventry and both westward and southward in West Greenwich.

HEARING: The Hearing Center came Friday 9/20/19 to conduct hearing screenings. You will receive a phone call and follow up letter from me if your child is referred for further evaluation.

VISION: The local Lions Club will be here October 3rd and 4th to conduct initial vision screening on all students in grades 1 through 5. If you do not want your child vision screened please notify me by phone, or email BEFORE October 3rd. In addition, you must provide me with an equivalent vision screening b a practitioner.

DENTAL: If you have not sent in a dental card, or notification that your child has been seen by your private Dentist please forward this to my office. If you do want your child screened by our school Dentist Dr. Gordon please notify me by phone or email.

Here is our Flu Clinic Information for our School Dept.:

Thursday 10/10/19

4:00-6:30 p.m.


ASFMS, 15 Foster Dr., Coventry, RI 02816

Monday 11/4/19

4:00-6:30 p.m.

AT Coventry High School, 40 Reservoir Rd., Coventry, RI 02816

Register online at


Registration recommended but not required.

If you have insurance, bring your card.

No out-of-pocket cost

for anyone; no money

will be collected.

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

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