Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance April 6, 2019 #30

READING WEEK COULD NOT HAVE GONE BETTER THIS WEEK! THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK :)

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One of my fondest memories at Tiogue so far...

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Congratulations to Ben Robinson from Ann's homeroom - he is our Kindle Fire Perfect Attendance Raffle Winner for the 2nd Trimester

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Important Information and Key Dates

*FACULTY/STAFF*


April 2019


April 8 - Off-Team IEP Mtg. 11am & Planning Mtg. 11:30am; RICAS STATE TEST PEP RALLY FOR GR 3-5, GYM 2:30pm - "WE WILL, WE WILL, ROCK IT, RICAS"!

April 9 - Dom at Central Office for a mtg. 11:30am-1:30pm

April 10 - RtI/MTSS Mtgs. at 7:30am and 8am; RICAS ELA TESTING FOR GR 5 ONLY

(session 1)

April 11 - 504 Referral Mtg. Gr. 3, 7:45am; RICAS ELA TESTING FOR GR 5 ONLY (session 2) & Team Day - Please check your individual Google Calendars for specific information and invitations

April 13 - Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL (4/13-4/21) - enjoy your break!

April 15 - TAX DAY!

April 22 - BACK TO SCHOOL

April 24 - Faculty Mtg. 3:20pm in the Library


May 2019


May 22 - ASFMS Parent Step Up Night for Grade 5 from 6pm-7pm



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"


*PTA INFORMATION*

We would like faculty/staff representation at each PTA meeting. Talk with your team and colleagues about scheduling a time to come to a meeting this year.


Upcoming PTA Meeting Schedule:

4/22/19 at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm) - Faculty please try to attend this mtg.

5/20/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm)

June TBD at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)


SCHOOL STORE Every Other WEDNESDAY

Vocabulary Parade 2019

Theater Works Assembly 4/5/19

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*RICAS INFORMATION*

Test Schedule for Tiogue - Click the link to be brought to our Google Spreadsheet.

There are some specials and/or lunch switches on a few days.


Accommodation Booklet for 2019 has been released

Practice Tests for ELA

Practice Tests for Mathematics


Our District Testing schedule can be found here as well as within our Tiogue Shared Folder in the Google Drive.


Below are the links to the released items page on the RIDE website, TestNav Released Items and Massachusetts Dept. of Educ. site:


http://www.ride.ri.gov/InstructionAssessment/Assessment/RICASReleasedItems.aspx


http://ricas.pearsonsupport.com/released-items/


http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2018/


Grade 3-5 teachers also have access to a folder of released items chosen by the elementary principals.

Training Resources for the Science Assessment

Click HERE.

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:


*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*


*Reminder: Do not send students to the office to deliver behavior referrals


Referrals: Please complete all sections of the behavior referral forms for Kim. Be as specific as possible.


Please turn in all referrals to Kim within 24 hours of the infraction or incident.

Infractions involving the location of bathroom trended downward this past week; however, incidents outside on the playground and during other unstructured times increased slightly.



MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Tiogue the week of 4/8/19


**Article of the week**



April 6, 2019: The Best Way to Stay Calm amid Challenging Behavior...- Psychology Today


March 30, 2019: Interesting commentary regarding readiness for Kindergarten, found in EdWeek.


March 23, 2019: 10 Emotional Coaching Phrases When Your Child Is Upset - Nurture and Thrive Blog Post


March 16, 2019: Using Graphic Novels in an English class - definitely applies to our level too.


*Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

Our Nurse's Corner of Information

FOR GRADES 3-5:

This note is for parents/guardians of students taking RICAS


Our PTA will again be providing snacks for Grades 3 through 5 on testing days. Snack options will be Cheezit brand cheese crackers, Veggie straws, Motts fruit snacks, and pretzels.


If you do NOT want your child to have the option to pick a snack please notify myself or your child's teacher directly.


Thank you.



Gina D'Aguanno MS.RN.CSNT

Tiogue Elementary School

401-822-9460

Take a look at the video below: The True Gifts of a Dyslexic Mind...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dPyzFFcG7A

SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.

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Week 30: Referrals were down this week. And, Major referrals were minimal. Great news.


Also, see the article of the week for some good strategies when dealing with challenging behaviors.

NGSA - Grade 5 Faculty and Special Educators must complete their certification in the AIR system by April Break.