Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance June 1, 2019 #37

Dance, Dance, Dance

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Crowne Plaza, Friday, May 31st - Family Dance

Can you find the Tiogue Teacher in this pic?

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Gr. 5 Sturbridge Village

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Evaluations (Teacher and SRP)

Don sent out a reminder regarding getting all PDP info. and SLO info. Frontline asap.

I have finalized most documents over the past week, including this morning (Sat.).

I will be scheduling the rest of our End-of-Year conferences for teachers, this week.

90% of our SRP eval End-of-Year conferences are done! Phew!

I will be meeting with you on Monday to finalize our paperwork.

Thanks for your work on this during the busy time of the year.

Don't forget - grades have closed and all grades needed to be in by last Friday. I did extend the date to Monday, June 3rd. Please have everything into Aspen by 4pm on Monday.

Important Information and Key Dates


Please note, we have many off team IEP/Other mtgs. on days other than Thursday. Therefore, please check individual Google Calendars for specific information

June 2019

June 3 - Final Day-Grades entered into Aspen; Kindergarten Orientation Night for new families, 5:30pm

June 4 - Dom begins to review grades in Aspen; High School Seniors visit elementary schools today - fond farewell; Annual MacTeacher Night at MacDonald's after 4:30pm; Community Mtg. at the High School re: Budget 6:30pm

June 5 - RtI/MTSS mtg. 8am; Gr. 2 Field Trip to Mystic

June 6 - Final PBIS Mtg. 7:50am, room 2; TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information; Ice Cream Social 6pm- Title One Event at CHS - all Title schools - Tiogue, HH, and Blackrock

June 7 - Tiogue's Fun Day, sponsored by the PTA - schedule will be similar to last year - with gr. 2, 3, 4, 5 going out in the morning and K, 1 going out after their lunch times. This schedule is being finalized by Dom and the PTA this weekend. We will email the final schedule out on Monday.

June 9 - PTA Rainbow Fun Run, 11:30am-2:30pm on our field

June 10 - Gr. 5 Trip to Wawaloam

June 12 - Moving on ceremony for Gr. 5, 9am Gymnasium

June 13 - TEAM DAY please check individual Google Calendars for specific information; All Day Referendum Budget Vote #2

June 14 - Last Day of School, Dismissal 11:30am-11:40am- report cards go home

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"


We would like faculty/staff representation at each PTA meeting. Talk with your team and colleagues about scheduling a time to come to a meeting this year.

Upcoming PTA Meeting Schedule:

5/20/19 at 6:30pm (Executive Board 6:15pm)

June TBD at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)

SCHOOL STORE Information revised: 5/22 (last store date for this year)

Reading Information

Guided Reading Library will be closing Wednesday, June 5th. So please plan to return materials to Room 1 by the end of the day Wednesday.

Thank you very much!

On behalf of everyone at Tiogue - we want to wish Janet Breton-Hawkins a "happy retirement"!! Just a reminder that Janet's party is Friday, 6/7 after school, at Sue Flynn's home.

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Initial Placements for next year, 2019-20

Thank you for your collaboration during the initial placement process meetings. I will be following up with each grade this week and we will sit down one more time to review initial placements and/or send me the spreadsheets and pink/blue forms that we were working on.

Please take a look at your grade level lists again to be sure that we comfortable with the B/G mix of students, behaviors, and Special Needs considerations. At this point in time, we are placing students based upon our Special Education programs that currently exist at Tiogue: Resource, Intensive Resource, and Life Skills.

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*

*Reminder: Do not send students to the office to deliver behavior referrals

Referrals: Please complete all sections of the behavior referral forms for Kim. Be as specific as possible.

Please turn in all referrals to Kim within 24 hours of the infraction or incident.

Infractions involving the location of bathroom trended downward this past week; however, incidents outside on the playground and during other unstructured times increased slightly.

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Blackrock the week of 6/3/19

**Article of the week**

June 1, 2019: What's Harder Than Learning? Unlearning. (EdWeek) Interesting article about professional learning...and I can see how this same theory could also be applied to our students.

May 25, 2019: Questions to Ask Yourself as the Year Winds Down - by, EdWeek.

May 18, 2019: Thinking of our recent visitor to gr. 4, Jason Newton, Cartographer: 8 Options for Making Digital Maps, from Free Tech For Teachers. The Nat. Geo site is very cool.

May 11, 2019: Can Artificial Intelligence predict Student Engagement? by, EdWeek.

*Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

Our Nurse's Corner of Information

Diane Kowal and Shirley-Ann Hall will be in again this week. There will be several different Priority Nurses in for Sue P. as well.

SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 37: This is a video that I posted one year ago. Timely and makes me think of work to do with parents for next year.

Let's Talk SEL: Parents, this is for you.


Also, here are the CASEL links that are so good to review at the end of year as well as the beginning of next.

CASEL = the Collaborative for Academic, Social, Emotional Learning

Great resources/philosophy can be found at: https://casel.org/

Parent resources link: https://casel.org/parent-resources/