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!
More information about our Hat Day
HATS FOR HERBTiogue 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.
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,
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 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
Very Important Links for Families:
Sodexo Food Service in Coventry: Click here
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:
Here is our Flu Clinic Information for our School Dept.:
15 Foster Dr.
Coventry, RI 02816
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
nasal spray (for ages
3-18 years while
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