Tashua Family Weekly Update

Mrs. Neumeyer, Principal

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January 21, 2022

Dear Tashua Families,

This week, our students learned all about Dr. Martin Luther King and his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. These four words spoken by Martin Luther King Jr. have inspired hundreds of thousands, even millions of people, to this day. Dr. King pushed for equality, kindness and acceptance for all, no matter a person’s race, religion or economic status.

Mrs. McKenna, our Media Specialist, shared the following resources with teachers to support their instruction:


We are pleased to share a list of our students who have submitted an entry to Senator Chris Murphy's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest! Thank you to these students who have taken the time to participate (if we missed anyone, please let us know):

Mrs. Kimberly's class: Knyla Brunson

Mrs. Farr's class: Logan Mahendran

Mrs. Preman's class: Cora Bowcock, Aishwarya Maddukuri

Ms. Kenler's class: Riley Welch

Mrs. Lynch's class: Hannah Cartell, Blake Damast, Trey Lewis, Alyssa Rizzetta, Stella Schempp, Haley Sineglasov, Olivia Zentz

Mrs. Pierce's class: Sara Antihi, Chloe Lewis, Alisha Mahendran, Logan McDonough, Alexis Sineglasov, Sarika Nair, Shireen Vellanki, Parker Zentz

The students were thrilled to receive a surprise visit from Thunder last Friday! As they passed through the hallways at dismissal time, Thunder gave them "high fives" and complimented them for demonstrating positive T.I.G.E.R.S traits.

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Please be reminded, we are currently in the process of the budget season. It is important to take some time to familiarize yourself with the budget requests that are being proposed for the 2022-2023 year.

Budget Resources:

We truly appreciate your ongoing support and active involvement in your child's education!

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or good news to share, please feel free to email me at NeumeyeJ@trumbullps.org or contact me at school by calling 203-452-4433.

Warm regards,

Mrs. Neumeyer


A Few Highlights from the Classrooms

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First Grade Students

In first grade this week, students are starting a new unit focused on adding and subtracting on the number line! Here, students worked together to place themselves in the correct number order 0-10. Later, they placed these on the life-size number line and practiced counting forward and backward by “hopping” number to number.

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Fourth Grade Students

Fourth grade students have been thinking about goals for the new year. They came up with new things they’d like to try, areas in which they’d like to improve, and ways that they can make a difference. Bring on 2022!

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Spotlight on Social Emotional Learning

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This week in Social Emotional class lessons, students have learned about:

Grades K- Grade 2: Continuing with lessons on Tattling vs. Reporting

Students read A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julie Cook.

They also learned the difference between Tattling and Reporting in the school setting.

Reporting is appropriate when: someone is sick, hurt, or there is danger.

Tattling is when everyone is okay, it was an accident, or it doesn't involve you.

In addition, they learned the 4 Rules of Tattling:

  • Be a Danger Ranger
  • Be a Problem Solver
  • It is a Now nor Not Now Problem
  • MYOB- Mind your Own Beeswax

Grade 4 and 5: Friendly vs Hurtful Teasing

Friendly Teasing:

  • You are friends with the person
  • Nobody gets upset
  • Nobody is ganging up on a person
  • It is done with good intentions and a friendly tone of voice
  • Topics of teasing is not things that are out of a persons’ control
  • Topics of teasing are not sensitive subjects that can hurt feelings

Hurtful Teasing:

  • You don’t know or are not friends with the person
  • Someone gets their feelings hurt
  • One person is targeted by many
  • Topics of teasing is about physical or mental ability or appearance
  • Topics of teasing is about sensitive subjects: politics, religion, culture, race, grades
  • Teasing is done to show off or make others laugh
  • Teasing continues even when asked to stop
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Student News

If you have any "Good News - Student News" to share about your child, please email Mrs. Holmes at holmesM@trumbullps.org and Mrs. Neumeyer at NeumeyeJ@trumbullps.org.

Important Announcments

Delayed Opening Hours:

1 ½ hour Delay – 10: 05 AM – 3:20 PM

2 hour Delay – 10:35 AM – 3:20 PM

2 ½ hour Delay – 11:05 AM – 3:20 PM

Early Dismissal Hours:

8:35 AM – 1:00 PM

Warm Clothing for Recess:

Please be sure your child comes to school with a warm jacket or coat, hat, and gloves. We try to get our students outside, even in the cold weather, so it is important that they are dressed properly.

School Community Initiatives

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Tashua's Got Talent 2022

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What is your special talent? Singing, dancing, playing an instrument, or comedy? We want to see it! Sign up to participate in this year’s variety show. We will be virtual again this year, so start thinking about your act over the break and sign up here: Tashua’s Got Talent 2022. A link to access the complete Tashua's Got Talent 2022 show will be emailed on Thursday, February 17th.

From the Desk of Nurse Chamale

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Reminders from the Health Office...

Anyone (regardless of vaccine status) with the following symptoms may have COVID:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For the updated isolation, quarantine, testing and return to school guidelines please click here

To report a covid positive student please go to the link below to report the case


Please use the following link to upload your child's completed Vaccination Card: Tashua Vaccination Upload Form. You must be signed into your child's @trumbullps.net google account to complete this form and upload the card. If you receive an error message, "you need permission" it is because you are not signed in to your child's google account.

Testing and vaccination resources:

Covid Testing Locations


Covid-19 Vaccination Registration:


Nurse Chamale



Upcoming Events

Friday, January 28th

  • Spirit Day - Wear your TASHUA PRIDE Gear

Tuesday, February 1st

  • Chinese Lunar New Year - "Year of the Tiger"
  • First Day of Black History Month
  • Fathers' Club Meeting; 8:00 PM

Wednesday, February 2nd

  • Groundhog Day
  • Read Aloud Day

Thursday, February 3rd

  • Virtual parent presentation sponsored by the PTA; Dr. Rebecca Shrag-Hershberg will be presenting on childhood anxiety; 8:00 - 9:00 PM - Meeting link is provided below.

Friday, February 4th

  • Winter Olympics; Feb. 4th - Feb. 17th - Kickoff for "Heart of a Champion"
  • Wear Read - Healthy Heart Awareness Day

Tuesday, February 8th

  • BOE Meeting; 7:00 PM

Friday, February 11th

  • Favorite Sports Team Day - Wear TEAM Gear and donate $2.00 to our Grade 5 Student Activities
  • Valentine's Day Luncheon for the staff hosted the PTA

Sunday, February 13th

  • Super Bowl

Monday, February 14th

  • Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 17th

  • PTA Meeting; 7:00 PM
  • Tashua's Got Talent - Virtual Show

Friday, February 18th

  • No School; Presidents' Weekend

Monday, February 21st

  • No School; Presidents' Weekend

Tuesday, February 22nd

  • BOE Meeting; 7:00 PM

Friday, February 25th

  • Spirit Day - Wear your TASHUA PRIDE Gear

Sunday, February 27th

  • PTA sponsored Tashua Day at Xperiment Virtual Reality - 100 Hawley Lane in Trumbull; 11:00 - 3:00 PM - details are listed below

Updates from our PTA

The Tashua School PTA is excited to sponsor a parent workshop about child anxiety with Dr. Rebecca Shrag-Hershberg. Please save the date to join on Thursday, February 3rd from 8-9pm:

Virtual on Google meets: Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ubv-mrtr-hji

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 636-334-6944 PIN: ‪763 497 915#

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Tashua Day @ Xperiment VR - Come join your Tashua friends on Sunday, February 27 from 11-3pm at Xperiment Virtual Reality at 100 Hawley Lane in Trumbull. Sign up to play for 30 minutes or 60 minutes and a portion of all proceeds will go directly back to our school! Enter to win a $50 VR gift card too by purchasing a raffle ticket. More details to follow!!!


We have limited amounts of vintage (2020) swag. Order on Membership Toolkit:


Pura Vida bracelets are still available! Order on Membership toolkit: https://tashuaschoolpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/4337


Our first 5th grade fundraiser in December was a huge success!

Here are a few others we have coming up....$2 to participate.

· Favorite Sports Team: Friday, Feb 11th

· Mismatch Day: Friday, Mar 11th


We are excited to announce that yearbooks are on sale!

Herff Jones will be our new yearbook company this year. Please place all orders by no later than 4/1/22!

Softcovers are $27 and hardcovers are $35 (these prices include the service charge).

5th Grade Activities (for 5th graders only):

Here are some of the events we have lined up.

Please be on the look-out for flyers/sign-ups!

· Escapology: Jan 30th

· Mohawk Mountain Snow tubing: Feb 13th

· Bridgeport Islanders Game: Mar 5th

· Rockin Jump: Mar 25th

· Board & Brush: April 10th

· Insports: Parent/5th Grader Game Night- TBD

· Adventure Park- Climbing & Zip-lining- TBD


PTA General Meeting Dates:

February 17th

March 31st

May 5th

June 2nd

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PTA Membership


Some of things that membership dues pay for include:

• Recognition of staff throughout the year with breakfasts and lunches

• Activities and goodies for staff during staff appreciation

• Grade level activities, including a number of activities for the 5th grade

• Supplies for Teachers

• Professional Development for Teachers

• Folders and assignment books for students

Our PTA registration for the 2021-2022 school year is already up and running! Please use the link below to join and access your membership:


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