Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance March 30, 2019 #29

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Report Card Reminder

*I will be passing out the report cards as soon as they arrive at school from the print center*

Last Call: Please let me know the names of students that will need multiple report cards if you are not already taking care of it. Many families require more than one report card due to living arrangements, etc.

Some of you copy your own, but others ask for additional copies to be made.

Just let me know.

Report cards go home on April 2nd.


Congratulations to our District Pre School Program!! The Program Achieved a 5 STAR Rating from BrightStars. Incredible News.

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Important Information and Key Dates


April 2019

April 1 - Book Fair Week begins; Data Mtgs begin this week - TOPICS: Achieve the Core - Go Math, NGSA Testing, and end-of-year planning

April 2 - Several Extended School Year (ESY) Mtgs. today - please check your individual Google Calendars & invites for times of mtgs.; REPORT CARDS GO HOME TODAY

April 3 - RI/MTSS Mtg. 7:30am and 8am; Vocab Parade

April 4 - Team Day - please check your individual Google Calendars & invites for times of mtgs.; Faculty and Staff Relays/Games after school; gr. 3 has a guest speaker from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs; CHANGE: 2:15pm: "Battle of the Tiogue Stars" Faculty/Staff Games :)

April 5 - (see note below) TheaterWorks Assemblies grades (K-2) 9am & grades (3-5) 10:45am; 9:30am Off-Team IEP mtg. gr. 5; PTA BINGO NIGHT


April 13 - Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL (4/13-4/21)


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:

4/22/19 at 3:30pm (Executive Board 3:15pm)

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

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


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TheaterWorks Assembly on FRIDAY April 5th

Please sit next to or near students that may have behavioral needs or challenges during the performance. The performers have asked for minimal disruptions during the show and want to be sure that all students enjoy the event.

Show Times: Grades (K-2) 9am

Grades (3-5) 10:45am


This performance is expensive and we would like to thank our PTA for sponsoring.

As always, thanks to Sue Flynn for finding another great enrichment opportunity for the school.


Test Schedule for Tiogue - Click the link to be brought to our Google Spreadsheet.

There are some specials and/or lunch switches on a few days.

Accommodation Booklet for 2019 has been released

Practice Tests for ELA

Practice Tests for Mathematics

Our District Testing schedule can be found here as well as within our Tiogue Shared Folder in the Google Drive.

Below are the links to the released items page on the RIDE website, TestNav Released Items and Massachusetts Dept. of Educ. site:




Grade 3-5 teachers also have access to a folder of released items chosen by the elementary principals.

NGSA - Grade 5 Faculty and Special Educators must complete their certification in the AIR system by April Break. I will be meeting with those faculty during the week of April 1 to discuss details.

Training Resources for the Science Assessment

Click HERE.

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 4/1/19

**Article of the week**

March 30, 2019: Interesting commentary regarding readiness for Kindergarten, found in EdWeek.

March 23, 2019: 10 Emotional Coaching Phrases When Your Child Is Upset - Nurture and Thrive Blog Post

March 16, 2019: Using Graphic Novels in an English class - definitely applies to our level too.

March 9, 2019: Article from FORBES Magazine: What High Schoolers Need to Know More Than Computer Science. VERY INTERESTING!!

March 2, 2019: Self-Regulation Behavior Tips - by Behavior Flip via Twitter

February 16, 2019: The Value of Homework...look at quality, not quantity. EdWeek Blog Post.

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

Our Nurse's Corner of Information

Please see the following letter:

Mar, 25 2019

Tiogue Elementary School

Dear Gina D'Aguanno,

Congratulations! Tiogue Elementary School has officially completed its Pennies for Patients campaign, and we couldn’t be more grateful to you and your entire school community for your outstanding efforts. Thanks to you, our Hero Squad is one step closer to accomplishing our mission: a world without blood cancers.

The money you collected will fund important cancer research and local patient services – both vital to the fight against blood cancers. Now more than ever, our patients are relying on our support to cover the cost of care. In the past year, we have doubled the number of patients assisted through our patient financial aid grants. Thanks to your school community, we can continue to meet the demand for this, and other patient services. Your students are truly a key part of our patient support system. Your school’s generosity does make a difference!

Please pass along our deepest appreciation to your students and faculty. Your hard work and dedication are truly inspiring.


KATIE WARRENSFORD | Vice President, Student Series
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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SEL/Conscious Discipline/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline/PBIS and other important info.


Week 29: We have heard a lot about SEL, but what about Social/Emotional Intelligence?

See this short 8 min. video about this thought provoking subject.