Tyngsborough Elementary School

December 11, 2016 - Email Blast

A Friendly Reminder Regarding School Cancellations & Delays

12/11/16 Email from Dr. Flanagan:

I would like to take this opportunity to explain the process that we will use this winter to make decisions about school cancellations and delays, as well as outline our communication plan.

When there is a chance of snow or ice impacting the commute, I will contact George Trearchis our Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds at 4:45 a.m., who will communicate directly with the highway department and police department to assess travel conditions. A decision will then be made by 5:30 a.m. at the latest, as to whether or not a school cancellation or delay is necessary. In some instances, the forecast allows us to make a decision the evening before, at which point we will communicate the decision immediately.

The first source of communication will be via this email chain, which also links to my twitter account @DrMFlanagan. After sending an email, I will then contact the local major television networks to inform them of the decision so that it appears on the school cancellation scroll. I have also asked building principals to utilize their school social media platforms to communicate the message as well.

I recognize that there are varying opinions of when a school district should cancel or delay. Please know that we make our decision based on the most current road conditions as well as the length, timing and projection of the individual storm.

Thank you,

Dr. Michael Flanagan

Just a reminder with a 2 hour delay, drop-off is between 10:40 - 10:50. School begins at 10:50. Extended day preschool and full-day kindergarten will have a 2 hour delay as well. There is no school for 1/2 day preschool or kindergarten. Should you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to call the main office.

Dr. Flanagan's Weekly Message


After School Enrichment Programs in Trimester 2!

Attached to this email you will find two after school enrichment opportunities. All program fees must be paid online using UniPay (TES Enrichment).


Tuition Accounts

All payments were due the 1st of the month. Thank you for your timely payment. Denise FJeld, Lower Elementary School Secretary will be out until after the holidays. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your tuition account, please contact Cheryl Santos.

The following link will take you to our payment page (UniPay Gold) hosted by UniBank. UniBank hosts this page to ensure all transactions are handled with their stringent security protocols. Payments can be made out of a checking account electronically for a $0.25 UniBank processing fee or by using a credit card (MasterCard & Discover) with a fee imposed by the credit card companies (the Fee Schedule for credit cards is on the UniPay website).


#Choosekindness Campaign Visiting TES!

Radio Disney musician, Jessie Chris will join TES on Friday, 12/16. Jessie Jessie, who was the victim of bullying in school herself, has filmed an Anti-Bullying PSA, and is joining several other artists and celebrities hoping to drive awareness to this growing epidemic.

Jessie is currently in the middle of a radio tour for her new single and also visiting schools throughout the country speaking to students about her personal experiences and sharing with students the need to #choosekindness over bullying.

A special thank you to Mrs. Christi Guthrie, TES parent for organizing this event!


Save the Date!

Please check dates weekly as dates are subject to change.

Important Dates

Thursday, 12/15 - Ski Club Parent Information Night @ 5:30

Friday, 12/23 - Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 and Kindergarten – Grade 5 @ 12:00)

Tuesday, 1/3 - Happy 2017! School Resumes

TES will administer the Next-Generation MCAS in Spring 2017. Details to follow.http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/nextgen/default.html

Grade 3: April 25-27 ELA

Grade 4: April 10 -12 ELA

Grade 5: April 3, 6 &7 ELA

Grade 3: May 1,2 Math

Grade 4: May 4,5 Math

Grade 5: May 11,12 Math

Grade 5 MCAS Science: May 16,17

These are tentative dates and are subject to change. There are a total of 3 ELA sections and 2 math sections for each grade level. There are 2 Science MCAS tests as well.

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Kerry Cavanaugh, Principal