Tashua School Weekly Updates

Mrs. Neumeyer, Principal

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June 11, 2021

Dear Tashua Families,

It has been another busy week at Tashua School! The students have been doing an amazing job continuing to stay positive and focused. Throughout the week, they have been reflecting on their learning and talking about goals for next year. As a staff, we have been doing the same. We have also been working to finalize class placements and teaching assignments.

Next year, we will have two literacy consultants and a full-time math specialist! At this time, I am excited to share our preliminary staff assignments for next year!

The literacy consultant who will be joining Tashua next year is Laura Hatstat. Laura is currently a third grade teacher at Middlebrook School. Laura has taught many of the elementary grade levels. She has also completed the Teachers College training for reading and writing in both the upper and lower grades. Further, she has served on the Elementary Curriculum Council, Literacy Council and has been involved in many summers of literacy curriculum writing. Laura is excited to be joining our Tashua family. I know you will join me in welcoming her to our school community!

Sangeeta Gidwani will be our full-time math specialist next year! I know we have all appreciated her high-level of engagement this year as she has worked tirelessly to support our staff, students and parents during the two days of the week that she has been with us. I am thrilled we will have her full-time next year! It will be amazing to have her support us as we work to roll-out new curriculum initiatives.

Additional staff changes for next year…


Paige Adamsky – New last name will be Pellegrini as she is getting married this summer.

Beth Byers

Kelly Kimberly

(Mrs. Pope is retiring at the end of this year after 23 years! She taught 2 years in Bridgeport and 21 years in Trumbull. Through her years of educating students, she has taught approximately 500 students to read! She has made many contributions to our school community and we will miss her dearly.)

Grade 1

Elaine Farr

Megan Kelly – New last name will be Marsillio as she is getting married this summer.

Kristen Smeraglino

Grade 2

Amy Congdon

Pam Flynn

Meg Wyckoff

Grade 3

Tara Fernandes

Beth Maranville

Jessica Preman

Karen Smith

Grade 4

Sally Kenler

Claire Weitzman

Lisa Yurkerwich

Grade 5

Francesca Bruno

Shannon Lynch

Mary Pierce

Please know, teaching assignments can always change over the summer. Class placement letters will be emailed to parents approximately a week before school begins.

End of Year Technology Collection

As the school year is coming to a close, Chromebooks and chargers have started to be collected and will continue through the last day of school, according to classroom needs. Grades K-2 will be returning through June 15th, Grade 3 will be returning by June 16th, and Grade 4 will be returning by June 17th. Grade 4 students should return the device, the charger, and the case.

Our Grade 5 students will take their devices with them over the summer and on to middle school. If your child is not returning to Trumbull Public Schools, please have your child return the device and charger on the last day of school. Total Remote Learners may bring the device and charger to school after 1:30 on June 18th or during the week of June 21-25 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Chromebooks may still be repaired for 5th graders, as they will take their device home at the end of the school year.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, suggestions or good news to share.

Warm regards,

Mrs. Neumeyer


Upcoming Events

Monday, June 14

Flag Day

Wednesday, June 16

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM

Thursday, June 17

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM

Friday, June 18

Last Day of School

Grade 5 Stepping Up Ceremony; 9:30 AM

Early release day for students; 1:00 PM

Report Cards Issued

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For K-5 Curriculum updates, please visit the website below:


Updates and Reminders

Kindergarten Registration

Online registration can be accessed via the Trumbull Public Schools website under “General,” then “Student Registration.” To register for kindergarten, please use the following link:

Website Registration Page: https://www.trumbullps.org/general/student-registration.html

Please note Kindergarten for 2021-22 is open to children born on or before January 1, 2017. Any questions can be directed to Maria Vaz, TPS Registrar, at 203-452-4348 or mvaz@trumbullps.org. Please share this information with any neighbors you may have that might not be aware of this new process.

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Breakfast and Lunch: Reminder ALL children are eligible for breakfast and lunch. Food Services has three PICKUP Days per week (Monday, Wednesday & Fridays). Friday PICK UP includes Saturday and Sunday meals. You may drive around to the back of the school between the hours of 9:30-11:00 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to pick-up meals. Please take advantage of receiving these meals. In doing so, you are actually helping our district. Please know, for your convenience, Tashua families are allowed to pick up and distribute meals for other TPS students!

Updates from our PTA

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Tashua Take-Out

Support local restaurants who have graciously donated to our Tashua PTA. Mention “Tashua PTA” when you place your order from one the restaurants below to receive a discount.

Support our local restaurants AND receive a 10% discount.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: Brick Oven on Main (Take-out) - 203-870-6836

Tuesdays: Trumbull Pizza Company (They deliver!) - 203-261-1430 or 203-261-1431

We have a new addition...THIS N THAT frozen meals to go! Menu is attached.

Help in supporting this local business who has donated to the PTA and enjoy a homemade meal without having to cook.

EVERY MONDAY text your order to 203-726-0769. Pick up your order at 213 Shelton Road in Trumbull on Wednesdays or Thursdays (order $50+ and get FREE delivery).

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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

If you haven’t done so already, please join our PTA! You can access membership by using the link below: www.tashuaschoolpta.membershiptoolkit.com.

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