Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

July, 2019 - Summer Edition

Hope you are enjoying your summer - Happy 4th of July!

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Middle School Information for Rising 6th Grade Students

Hello Everyone,

For the incoming ASFMS 6th graders and their parents-

Please see the attached flyer regarding combining Step-Up Night and Falcon Fun Night on 8/22/19.

All 6th Grade info will be given that night!

Have a GREAT Summer!

Joseph Lucian

ASFMS Principal

Dial 2-1-1 for Summer Meal Information

Free Summer Meals Now Available Statewide

For Those 18 and Under: Call 2-1-1 to Find Sites in Your Community

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Summer Food Service Program is now underway at more than 220 program sites in 19 communities, where free meals will be served to Rhode Island students this summer.

“We know that healthy food fuels student success – and that remains true even when school is out,” said Angélica Infante-Green, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education. “That’s why this Summer Meal program is so important to us at the Department of Education. We want all our kids to have access to healthy meals this summer. I invite everyone to spread the word that the Summer Meals Program is now open and available to all children and teenagers ages 18 and under.”

“The Summer Meals Program remains a vital component of our statewide effort to make sure all Rhode Island students are able to access adequate, nutritious meal options,” said First Gentleman Andy Moffit, a strong supporter of child nutrition programming. “Last summer, we served nearly half a million meals, and we’re pulling out all the stops to beat that total this year. Taking part in the Summer Meals Program keeps kids healthy – and it keeps them connected to each other and their communities.”

During the school year, approximately 68,000 Rhode Island students receive free or reduced-price meals, out of 140,000 total students. During the summer months, however, many children lose access to quality nutrition. Since 2013, Rhode Island has increased participation in the Summer Food Service Program by more than 52 percent, and the program served more than 460,000 meals last summer alone.

Kick-Off Event: While the program is already underway, there will be a special kick-off event at Miantonomi Park on Hillside Avenue in Newport on June 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Education Commissioner Infante-Green, state and local officials, and families will gather to hear music and get the summer off to a big start.

To find a summer meals site, families can visit the RIDE website or call 2-1-1 for more information. We will keep adding new sites to the list, so please continue to check our website over the summer. There is no eligibility, proof of residency, or legal status requirement.


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Tiogue saw much improved attendance this year. Thank you for all of your support. We look to continue the positive trend next school year.


There are a few documents attached to the newsletter that you may find helpful.

-The first is a letter explaining the Reading Challenge for the summer. This letter was also sent home hard copy. We also sent home a reading log but if you need others there is one also attached to the newsletter and some free templates online. You can use any - as long as we get all reading logs back to school by September 6th.

-The second document is a Reading Rockets bulletin. There are several great reading resources found on the doc.


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Recommended Summer Reading Lists (by grade level cluster) - from the American Association of Librarians as well as the list K-5 from Great Schools

School District Calendar for the 2019-20 School Year - Student's first day of school is Thursday, Aug. 29th

Important Message regarding Residency

The procedure for changing your address is as follow's :

ALL CHANGES have to be done through our Central Office located on Flat River Road.

You will need to bring a proof of residency, which needs to be a recent utility bill, tax bill, rental lease agreement signed by all parties, and/or a closing statement signed by all parties as well as a driver's license or I.D.

There will be forms that you will have to fill out when you go to Central Office.

Important Information at Tiogue

Tiogue is proud to again be a Title One, Feinstein Leadership School!

Hours: 8:40am - 3:10pm

-Placement Letters will be mailed sometime in Mid-August.

Other Key Dates for the Fall of 2019:

-August 29th: First Day for Students in grades 1 through 5

-September 2nd: Labor Day, No School

-September 4th: First Day of School for Kindergarten Students

-September 24th: Open House at Tiogue, 6:30pm

-October 1st: LifeTouch Picture Day

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 Nurse's Corner:

See you in the FALL!

Enjoy your summer break.

Important Links

Coventry Public Schools Website: http://www.coventryschools.net/home

School Website: http://tiogueschool.squarespace.com/

Parent Information on our District site

(NEW ITEM) School Dept. 2018-19 Calendar: Click here

Coventry Curriculum Resources: Click here

Safe Snack List: Click here

Health & Wellness Letter: Click here

Food Service in Coventry: Click here

Bus Information: Click here


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

*NEWEST CodeRED Alert System: Sign up here

Consider following the principal on Twitter @domgiusti

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