Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

September 14, 2019 - No.3

Come to our first PTA meeting of the school year! Monday, September 16th at 5:30pm in our cafeteria at Tiogue

Our Tiogue HAT DAY FOR HERB - our former custodian - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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More information about our Hat Day


Tiogue School lost a dear member of our community this summer. On July 5th, our custodian Mr. Herb Pimental, suddenly passed away of a heart attack. We are raising money to support a CTA scholarship in his name. Hat Day was this past Friday, September 13th. Herb's family is so grateful for your support. They will be coming to school very soon to speak with some of our students and teachers about the scholarship in Herb's name.
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START WITH HELLO WEEK - September 23rd this year

Here is a parent brochure that explains about our week of activities and philosophy of the Start with HELLO program. All schools in the district will be taking part in this initiative.

Overview of possible activities:

Monday: 2 Brief School Assemblies for (K-2 and 3-5): Start With Hello video presentation & Overview for the week- "Hello, my name is" stickers for everyone to wear in the building.

Our Summer Readers will be recognized at each assembly as well.

Tuesday: Make 'Start With Hello' Poster to put outside classrooms

Wednesday: 'Start with Hello' creative writing with cross-grade level buddies. Presentations to each other; peer to peer. (Essay, poem, songs, raps, letters or skits - whatever students choose to do)

Thursday: 'Start with Hello' Compliment Day. Make a compliment paper-chain for all the compliments given to others to hang around the school and classrooms.

Friday: 'Start with Hello' & Tiogue Spirit Day: wear green and wear Tiogue gear & Get Caught Saying Hello Day. Give stickers and/or Brave Bucks to students who get caught saying Hello to one another, especially people who you may not know too well.

Our teachers have autonomy to go beyond the above ideas.

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

Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24th this year. Save the Date!


Our Attendance goals and programs will be discussed that evening. Our data is trending in a very good direction! During our first 7 days of school, we have not seen any significant absences. Last year, after only 12 days of school, we had over 400 student absences! That number needed to come down tremendously, and it looks like it has thus far. The research is clear and we all know that sending a child to school each day, during their elementary years, will

have a direct impact on future time out of school at the secondary level. Let's keep up the good work. Our chronic absenteeism is still quite high, but the good news is that our overall attendance data is positive and we had more students achieve perfect attendance for several months, than ever before.

Remember, you can access any newsletter from the past by clicking on the link(s) provided.

If you did not get a chance to read last week's Family Newsletter, here is the link.

Have a good 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


-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 (THIS DATE IS MOVING TO NOVEMBER 5th)

-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"

Our PBIS Assembly on Friday, 9/13 - Chris Poulos Impressed us with his message of respect, responsibility and safety as well as his BMX skills

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Very Important Links for Families:

Sodexo Food Service in Coventry:
Click here

Important Lunch Pricing Information

2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Bus Information: Click here (Some Routes and Times have changed as of this past week)

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

SIGN UP FOR OUR CodeRED Alert System: Sign up here

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

Our Nurse's Corner:

Welcome to a brand new school year

Here is our Flu Clinic Information for our School Dept.:

Thursday 10/10/19

4:00-6:30 p.m.



15 Foster Dr.

Coventry, RI 02816

Mon. 11/4/19

4:00-6:30 p.m.


Coventry High School

40 Reservoir Rd.

Coventry, RI 02816

Register online at



recommended but not


If you have insurance,

bring your card.

No out-of-pocket cost

for anyone; no money

will be collected.

Choice of flu shot

(recommended) or

nasal spray (for ages

3-18 years while

supplies last).

Protect yourself.

Protect your loved ones.

Get your flu vaccine!

Participants: students, staff, and family

members (ages 3+) from all schools can

attend any night.

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

Consider following the principal on Twitter @domgiusti