Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

September 2, 2019 - No.1

Happy Labor Day 2019

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What's Happening at Tiogue Elementary School, Home of the Timberwolves


We know how difficult it is to come back to school after a long summer vacation. But, with that said, our students did extremely well during their first 2 days back to school.

We will continue our goal of improving attendance this year. All of our efforts paid off greatly last year. Monthly attendance incentives will take place again this year. Students will be recognized in several different ways when they do not miss a day of school during any given month. Alex Smith from Horace Mann has again generously donated 3 Amazon Kindle Fire devices so that we can award one device per trimester for our Tiogue attendance superstars.

Our first Attendance Raffle winner will be announced after the first trimester. The 1st trimester will end on November 22nd this year. More information about our attendance incentives will be sent home soon.

Reminder: Our Kindergarten students begin their first day of school on Wednesday of this week, September 4th. If you are a parent or guardian of an incoming Kindergarten student, you may come into the building on day one, to bring your child into our cafeteria. The Kindergarten teachers will meet their class in the cafeteria on Wed. morning. If you are not available, we will have teachers and staff from Tiogue there to help to escort your child to the right location.

Some parents/guardians have asked if their Kindergarten student is able to ride the bus on their first day - the answer is "yes". Again, if you can not come in on that day, it is okay. We will be there to scoop up all Kindergarten students on day one, and bring them to the cafeteria to begin their morning at Tiogue.

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE - Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24th this year.

Looking forward to meeting all of you soon.

Hope everyone had a good long weekend.

All the best,

-Mr. Giusti

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:

September 2019

-September 2 - NO SCHOOL, LABOR DAY

-September 3 - Last Day for Kindergarten Screenings

-September 4 - First Day of Kindergarten

-September 6 - PBIS Passport Day for Gr. 2-5 Students (School-wide expectations)

-September 9 - PBIS Passport Day for Gr. K-1 Students (School-wide expectations)

-September 13 - PBIS All School Assembly - Chris Poulos BMX Champ

-September 16 - First PTA Mtg. (5:30pm in the Tiogue library or cafeteria)

-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

-October 14 - NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day

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

PTA INFORMATION and Meeting Schedule:

9/16/19 at 5:30pm

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"

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Below are "Important Links" for you to review. Please sign up for the Code RED alert system and the RI Broadcaster Association Alert System

*Both "alert" systems will give you vital updates on school closures, early dismissals, and bad weather updates. You may choose phone, email and/or text updates from these systems.

Many times, especially during power outages, text messaging and email continue to work on your cell phone. These alerts come through during most storms, even when there are power issues.

Important Links

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

Sodexo Food Service in Coventry: Click here

Important Lunch Pricing Information

2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Bus Information: Click here

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

SIGN UP FOR OUR CodeRED Alert System: Sign up here

Elementary Handbook and other Important Beginning of School Year Information

Last Week, your child brought home several forms for you to fill out (these forms will be sent home with Kindergarten students on Wednesday evening:

The first form is our annual Digital Technology Acceptable Use & Internet Policy Agreement.

Your child must have the form signed before using any technology at school.

The second form is our annual Photo Release Form.

You will have the opportunity to give permission, or not, for photos to be taken of your child.

There is also a section that allows you to opt out of photos of your child that could appear on the school website.

The 3rd form contains a message from our Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Levis.

This document asks you to sign that you have read and reviewed the Coventry Schools Elementary Handbook.

All above forms can be found online (Coventry Public School websites) as well as within our Elementary Handbook.

Please use the link below to view the Handbook.

Tiogue's Elementary Handbook for the 2019-20 School Year

The final form is a "walker" form. You would fill this out if you would like to have your student come outside at the end of the school day, without having to sign them out each day.

Many thanks, and welcome to a new year at Tiogue,


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Our Nurse's Corner:

Welcome to a brand new school year

*Very Important*

MEDICATIONS: In order for your child to have any medications (prescription or over the counter) at the elementary level I must have a physician's order on file. You must provide the medication to the Health Office which matches the order exactly. This include acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and cough drops.

2019 Fall Flu Clinic Information will be available soon.

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

Elementary Handbook

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