Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

January 12, 2019 - No. 19

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Title One Math Event Information

Tiogue, Blackrock and Hopkins Hill

Are you READY for some FOOTBALL???


January 29,2019


(6-6:30pm hot dogs and chips, 6:30-7pm math games, 7:00pm drawing for prizes)

Coventry High School

Come and learn about math games to play with dice and enter to win Patriots autographed jerseys, photos, hats, games, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!

Free Title I Event and hot dogs and chips will be provided!

Flyer is going home this week - please sign and return with the number of people attending

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:

January 2019

-January 14, 2019 - SurveyWorks RI Dept. Of Education's annual survey, opens

-January 21, 2019 - NO SCHOOL, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

-January 22 & 23 - PBIS Event for all grades - students will be learning about school-wide expectations during a station rotation event will all faculty and staff

-January 23, 2019 - Feinstein Foundation Sponsored Assembly: Iguana Adven. Program, Grades K-2

-January 25, 2019 - Cultural Arts Bubble-Mania Assembly for grades K-2 and grades 3-5

-January 28, 2019 - PTA MTG 6:30pm Co-President Election


-January 31, 2019 - NAEP TESTING FOR GRADE 4 - National Assessment of Educational Progress - See grade 4 parent letter below - schools & districts do not get individual testing results

February 2019

February 7, 2019 - Progress Reports go home today

February 16, 2019 - February Break Begins

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

PTA INFORMATION and Meeting Schedule:

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.

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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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.



Grade 4 – Mathematics and Reading assessments

Assessment will take place on: January 31, 2019

Dear 4th Grade Parent or Guardian:

Tiogue Elementary School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Thursday, January 31, 2019. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

Your child will take an assessment in mathematics or reading. In addition to subject-area questions, NAEP survey questionnaires are voluntarily completed by students. The questionnaires provide valuable information about participating students’ educational experiences and opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom. As part of the 2019 National Indian Education Study, American Indian and Alaska Native students may receive additional questions tailored to their educational experiences and their opportunities to learn about their culture and traditions. More information about NAEP survey questionnaires is available at https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/parents under the section “What Questions Are on the Test?”

The assessment takes about 120 minutes for most students, including transition time and directions.

The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.

· Your child’s grades will not be affected.

· Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may skip any question.

· While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify me in writing by Friday, January 18, 2019.

There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP, but please encourage your child to do his or her best. A brochure that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child is available at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/parents/2012469.pdf.

Contact Domenic M. Giusti at (401) 822-9460 or at giustidomenic@coventryschools.net if you have any questions.

We are excited that our school is participating in NAEP. We know that Tiogue Elementary School’s students will show what our nation’s students know and can do.

Our Nurse's Corner:


As a reminder the RI Department of Health has issued a widespread flu alert for the state of RI. Please remind your households to cough, and sneeze in their elbows, and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water to prevent the spread of the flu virus.

PENNIES FOR PATIENTS: I will be running a pennies week March 4th to 8th to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Be on the look out for flyers and boxes that will come home after winter break.

Please check your child's head weekly for lice, and report any cases to me.

Gina D'Aguanno MS.RN.CSNT

Tiogue Elementary School


The RI Dept. Of Education's SurveyWorks Will Open 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

Coventry Resource & Senior Center Newsletter for January 2019 is here!

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


Please view this Attendance Doc from our National Association of Elementary School Principals. The doc summarizes the need for good attendance and also provides parents with some nice online resources.

Consider following the principal on Twitter @domgiusti