Tyngsborough Elementary School

10/29/17 Update

Friday was a day filled with creative, laughter, and tons of fun! The students and staff looked incredible in their costumes.


Fall Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help out at our Scholastic Book Fair from November 1st-November 9th! Use this link to sign up for your time to volunteer.

http://signup.com/go/HwerVTU


Annual Veteran's Day Breakfast & Parade

On Thursday, November 9th we will host our annual Veteran's Day Breakfast & Parade. Please email john.salmon@tyngsboroughps.org if you have a family member that has served our country that would like to join us as we celebrate their service.



MCAS Results

On Friday, students in grades 4 & 5 were sent home with their 2017 MCAS Results. Mr. Salmon and I will be meeting with Central Office this week to begin the first phase of data analysis in order to identify strengths and areas of need. More information will be forthcoming.


2017-2018 School Council

We are seeking 2-3 parents to join this year's School Council. We will meet 3 times over the course of the school year. Meetings will be held at TES at 7:30-8:30 a.m. Please email kerry.cavanaugh@tyngsboroughps.org if you are interested in joining. Thank you!


There are four major areas of responsibilities for councils. School councils are to assist principals in:

  1. Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards

  2. Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school

  3. Reviewing the annual school building budget

  4. Formulating a school improvement plan


Mrs. Muraca's Science & Tech Newsletter
https://www.smore.com/tu7c5-tes-science-technology


Community Information

All parents can find Community Info tab on the TPS website. All approved flyers for community events will be published here and will be frequently changing.

http://www.tyngsboroughps.org/family-and-community-3be6b89e


Hurricane Relief Coin Drive

TES raised $657 dollars which was donated to the American Red Cross (hurricane relief efforts). Thanks for all of your support!


Update from our Health Office

Hard to believe October is coming to a close! With anticipated changes coming in our weather we do remind parents to make sure their children are dressed appropriately for outdoor recess. Layers are great this time of year as our temperature fluctuations can be tough to plan on.


Current Illnesses:

We are seeing colds with coughs. still some seasonal allergy issues, stomach virus and we have had cases of the “Coxsackievirus” also known as “Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease” reported here at school. This is a common childhood virus. It may present with a fever and blister like rash that you may notice in the mouth, on hands, feet and sometimes the genital or buttocks area. Toddlers and younger children are still very “oral” so it is quite easy to spread among this age group and with siblings/family members. It can however occur in older children as well.

**AS ALWAYS good hand washing is the best prevention for all viral illness. Cleaning of shared toys and common surfaces is important. Students should be kept home with fever or any rash that presents with blisters that are open or raw.

Please consult your pediatrician with any unusual body rashes; as there are many viruses that present with rashes.

Students may return to school when they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol/Ibuprofen and are comfortable.


WATER BOTTLES: Please send a RE-FILLABLE water bottle to school daily, to avoid direct use of bubblers.


CLOTHING CHANGES: We continue to have a large amount of students needing a change of clothes here at school for various reasons. PLEASE make sure your child has an extra set of their own clothing in their lockers for emergencies. This makes a potentially uncomfortable experience for students quick and easy to deal with. We ask for all ages- grades PreK- grade 5!!


IT is that time of year to make sure you all get a FLU VACCINE!! Contact your Primary Care Physicians to check on clinic times.


A reminder that 4th Grade Physicals are due-individual reminders will be sent out next week for those students that have not turned in a copy of their most recent-up to date Physicals.

Find attached Halloween Safety Tips! Happy Halloween to all!!


TES Nurses


Adopt-a-Family

It is that time of year again, and the Tyngsborough Public School’s sponsored Adopt-A-Family program is beginning its annual efforts as we approach the 2017 holiday season.

The Adopt-A-Family program has been in existence for over forty years and provides assistance to needy families within our community during the holidays. The continued goal of the program is to assist those in need within our community by providing a meal, as well as gifts for children and teens who might otherwise go without. Last year this Adopt-A-Family program was able to assist over 100 needy families and elderly with help from students in our schools, private citizens and a few community businesses. This year will be no different, times continue to be difficult for a growing number of families.

In order to continue to provide assistance, we are reaching out to community members and businesses in the greater community for support. At this time the program is in need of the following:

  • Family and children sponsors, please email our Family Liaison Melissa Mallous at Melissa.Mallous@tyngsboroughps.org
  • Gift cards to local businesses (Walmart, Target, Market Basket, Old Navy, etc.)
  • AAF Gift Basket Raffle - Purchase raffle tickets - AAF tickets can be purchased in the main office of TES, TMS and THS beginning November 6, 2017. The raffle will end on December 7, 2017 and the winters will be announced on December 8, 2017.
  • Monetary donations (checks made out to Tyngsborough High School, memo: Adopt A Family Program) can be sent to Tyngsborough Public Schools, 50 Norris Road, Tyngsborough, MA 01879, ATTN: Sharon Fairbanks

If you are interested and able to make a donation, sponsoring a child/family yourself, or as a group, or offering support in another way, please contact one of the Adopt-A-Family committee members listed below. We look forward to establishing new partnerships within our community. Your contribution, along with the combined efforts and generosity of many, will ensure another successful season of giving for our neighbors in need.

Warm regards,


Sarah Lewenczuk Melissa Mallous

978-649-8914 978-649-3115

Adopt-A-Family Secretary & Treasurer Family Liaison

Sarah.lewenczuk@tyngsboroughps.org Melissa.mallous@tyngsboroughps.org


Sharon Fairbanks

978-649-7488

Adopt-A-Family Community Liaison

Sharon.fairbanks@tyngsboroughps.org



Facility Needs Overview

Please take a moment to view our public service announcement that describes the importance of supporting a facility upgrade at TES. We appreciate your support!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV6gL77OQtQ&feature=youtu.be



Family Engagement Survey

Each year the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) asks parents from select school districts to participate in a survey to measure how well schools are promoting Family Engagement as a way to improve services and results for children with disabilities. It’s our district’s turn this year.


Families that have students receiving special education services are encouraged to complete the survey below. Your feedback is appreciated.

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3792854/Family-Engagement-Survey-2017-2018

Important Dates (*Dates are subject to change)



NOVEMBER

Wednesday, November 1: Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & K-5 @ 12:00)

Wednesday, November 1-9: Fall Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, November 8: Picture Re-Take Day & Absentee Photos with O'Connor Studios

Thursday, November 9: Veteran's Day Breakfast & Parade

Friday, November 10: No School, Veterans Day Holiday

Wednesday, November 22: Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & K-5 @ 12:00)

Wednesday, November 22: Trimester 1 Grades Close

Thursday, November 23 - Friday, November 24: No School, Thanksgiving Holiday


DECEMBER

Friday, December 1: Trimester 1 Report Cards sent home

Wednesday, December 6: Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & K-5 @ 12:00)

Friday, December 22: Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & K-5 @ 12:00)

Monday, December 25 - Friday, December 29: No School, Winter Break



Please consider supporting our amazing community groups.

http://www.eftyng.org/

10th Annual EFT Trot

The 10th Annual Tyngsborough Trot 5K Road Race/Walk for Education will take place on Sunday, November 5th at the Tyngsborough Elementary School. Runners and walkers may register by visiting www.lightboxreg.com, by picking up a registration forms at our public schools, or on the morning of the race (by 10 am). Registration forms will be available on the web site shortly. Register before October 19 and take advantage of a discounted registration fee. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners, and medal awards will be given to the top three male and female runners in 7 different age categories. The FREE mile Kids Fun Run (for children 12 and under) begins at 10 am and the 5K begins at 10:30 am


http://www.tyngsboroughpto.org/


There is still time to get your fill of Yankee Candles and support the PTO. Click on https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/ in the Start Shopping section enter group # of 990067378 then click start shopping. All items will be delivered directly to the person who orders them, so please share this link with your friends and family. You can also enroll you child to be a seller and from there, input email addresses of friends and family and Yankee Candle will send the email out with all the necessary information.

Again Thank you for all your past, present and future support.

http://www.tyngsboroughps.org/pages/Tyngsborough/Departments/Special_Education/sepac



Proud Principal,

Kerry Cavanaugh


The Tyngsborough Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age.

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