Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance February 9, 2019 #23

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No Data Meetings on 2/13/19

Important Information and Key Dates


February 2019

February 7 - Progress Reports went home

FEB 11-14 - Jump Rope For Heart during PE Classes

February 13 - Several Faculty will be attending a full day Fundations Training at Central Office (Milena, Liz, Shawna, Antonella, Wendi); Faculty Mtg., 3:20pm - School Dept. Attorney, John Anderson presenting to the faculty - Current Special Education Issues and Opinions

February 14 - Happy Valentine's Day! & TEAM DAY - check your Google Calendars for individual invitations to mtgs.; after school faculty & staff "races" in the hall is postponed until after the break

February 15 - Sunshine will provide a Pizza and Salad Lunch today - From Federal Hill Pizza in Providence- we have ordered 10 pizzas including a gluten free option; salad and drinks will also be provided

February 16 - February Break Begins

February 25 - Back to School; Sue Flynn and Dom attend RICAS and NGSA Training in Providence, full day; PTA MTG. 3:30pm

February 26 - RtI/MTSS Mtg. 7:45am; CPI Trainings - 1/2 day sessions - Dom attends a session today

February 27 - Dom attends a RIASP Training today

February 28 - CPI Training, Full Day Session & TEAM DAY - check your Google Calendars for individual invitations to mtgs.

March 2019

March 1 - Chorus performs at the P Bruins Game; $22/person - Maria DiNitto is the point of contact

March 4 - Pennies for Patients Begins

March 6 - RtI/MTSS Mtgs. 7:30am and 8am

March 7 - TEAM DAY - check your Google Calendars for individual invitations to mtgs.

March 8 - Superintendent Levis follows a gr. 5 student today

March 11 - Tiogue Spirit Week Begins - more info. to follow

March 12 - Kindergarten registration - evening - see flyer below

March 13 - RtI/MTSS Mtgs. 7:45am

March 14 - TEAM DAY - check your Google Calendars for individual invitations to mtgs.

March 15 - Cultural Arts: Len Cabral Performs at Tiogue today - 2 shows

March 18 - PTA Mtg. 3:30pm

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"


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:

Beverley Smith was elected Co-President at the 2/5/19 mtg.

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


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Faculty & Staff Luncheon - by Federal Hill Pizza, Providence Location

Friday, Feb. 15th, 11am-2pm

Staff Room @ Tiogue Elementary School, East Shore Drive, Coventry, RI, USA

Visit Federal Hill Pizza's Website to view menu and stories.

Luncheon is courtesy of the Tiogue Sunshine Fund & Dom

Dom's parents will pick up the food in Providence and deliver it to school by the beginning of first lunch.


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




Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*

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.

Reminder: do not send students to the office to deliver behavior referrals

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Blackrock the week of 2/11/19

-Article of the week-

February 9, 2019: From the EdWeb online series:

Including Students on the Spectrum: 5 Powerful Strategies

Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time


Presented by Paula Kluth, Ph.D., Author of "You're Going to Love This Kid!"

Visit Teaching All Students

February 2, 2019: From Understood.com- Classroom Strategies for Children with Dyslexia

January 26, 2019: From The Journal: STEM/STEAM Articles

January 19, 2019: From Practical Ed. Tip of the Week -

The Internet Archive contains one of the biggest collections of books that are in the public domain. Before sending students to the Internet Archive to look for free books you should be aware that it does contain some works that you definitely wouldn't want elementary school students to read. Therefore, the best way for teachers to use the Internet Archive is to find what they want students to access then download it and place it into a Google Drive folder or OneNote folder for students to access without having to actually go to the Internet Archive. Watch this video to see how to download books from The Internet Archive.

January 12, 2019: Special Education a Growing Priority in Teacher Training, Education Week

January 5, 2019: Education Week's Growth Mindset Showcase site

December 22, 2018: Why "B" Students Make the Best Leaders - interesting article. Hit home for me for various reasons.

December 15, 2018: From Practical Ed Tip of the Week: How to Add Videos to Google Slides Without Using YouTube

Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 23: Keeping this video up one more week!

#1 The Conscious Discipline video found below focuses on the Power of Perception- check it out. It is longer than most of the videos that I have shared. Watch it up to about 18 min., then watch the latter part of the video after thinking about part 1.

I watch some of these videos, keeping in mind that we are always assuming the potential trauma that our students are experiencing and/or have experienced in the past.


Nurse's Corner of important information


It has come to my attention that many peanut/tree nut snacks are being sent into the classroom for snack. I have asked Dom to resend the NUT FREE CLASSROOM letter with a sample safe snack list out on the listserve. If students are being sent in with nut snacks please send them to me so I can reach out to a parent. Thank you


Thank you,

Gina D'Aguanno RN



SurveyWorks! information

*Our grades 3-5 student surveys will be completed over a 2 week period from March 18th through March 29th.*

Faculty and Staff surveys will be completed at either a Faculty Mtg. or Data Mtg. time in March.

I will share your survey access information next week.

Parents have been notified in our last 3 newsletters and through our Listserv. They will receive hard copies of the survey info. next week as well. I'll offer PTA mtg. time to complete surveys for parents again this year. Last year, we have 2 or 3 people complete surveys after the PTA in the library.

Mangia on Venerdì (Friday!)

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