Tiogue's Weekly Family Newsletter

February 2, 2019 - No. 22


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These prizes were won at our our Title One Math Event last Tuesday night! Thanks to our math educators and Mrs. Hughes who helped to lead the event.

Another successful Title One Family Night - Math Event with a Super Bowl Flare

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Some of our Title One raffle winners. Congrats!

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Important Information at Tiogue

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

Hours: 8:40am - 3:10pm

Students may come to school when supervisory coverage begins at 8:20am


Important Free/Reduced Lunch Information: When children receive free and/or reduced lunch, the cost of the meals is submitted for reimbursement. To count as a meal that can be reimbursed with federal funds, children have to take all parts of the meal offered so the main meal plus a vegetable and a fruit. So, if lunch is pizza, they have to take the pizza as well as make at least one fruit selection and one vegetable selection for it to qualify as a reimbursable meal. If they take just one item, then the meal does not count as reimbursable and must be charged to the child’s individual account. As part of a school department policy that went into effect on December 14, 2018, all balances must be paid in a timely manner whether or not a child is full pay or free/reduced. Children that carry a balance over $20.00 will have a limited selection – grilled cheese or sun butter plus any of the fruits/vegetables.

Also, if your child(ren) carry a balance over $20.00, you have received noticed from the Food Service Co., Sodexo and the school. Letters from the school will be sent home next week, with updated balance information.

Dates to Remember:

February 2019

February 1, 2019 - School Spirit Day - Dress to support the Patriots or your favorite sports team & December/January Attendance winners can wear a hat to school today -

if your child was out sick on Friday they can wear a hat on another day

February 3, 2019 - Super Bowl Sunday - GO PATS!

February 5, 2019 - PTA MTG. Rescheduled from last week, 6:30pm

February 6, 2019 - 100th Day of school

February 7, 2019 - Progress Reports go home today

February 16, 2019 - February Break Begins 2/16 through 2/24 - NO SCHOOL

February 25, 2019 - Back to School; PTA MTG. 3:30pm

March 2019

March 1, 2019 - P BRUINS GAME - Tiogue School Chorus Performs at the P Bruins Game -

if you would like to come, a flyer was sent home last week. Ticket purchases include a hat, popcorn & fountain drink. $22/person

March 12, 2019 - Kindergarten Registration Night at Tiogue - 5:30pm-8pm in the Cafeteria

PTA INFORMATION and Meeting Schedule:

1/28/19 at 6:30pm - postponed until February 5th at 6:30pm

2/25/19 at 3:30pm

3/18/19 at 6:30pm

4/22/19 at 3:30pm

5/20/19 at 6:30pm

June TBD at 3:30pm

School Store information:

PTA School Store will take place every other Wednesday during student lunch/recess times.

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"

Another great perfect attendance month - January

We had 153 students achieve perfect attendance in January. We know with all of the different illnesses out there, that is so difficulty to do! We are now in round 2/trimester 2 Kindle Fire Raffle. Those students will be entered into the raffle. Good luck in February...but don't stress if your kids get sick. It happens to all of us!

Spirit Day at Tiogue!! Go Pats...and thanks for your non-perishable food items too.

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Kindergarten Registration Information - March 12th for Tiogue - see below

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Child Outreach Screening

Please contact Lisa Neil at 822-9400, extension 249 if you would like to set up a Child Outreach Screening. Mrs. Neil is located at our Central Office on 1675 Flat River Road.

Flyer is located below as well.

Our Nurse's Corner:


It has come to my attention that peanut/tree nut snacks may be being sent into the classroom for snack. Please see the NUT FREE CLASSROOM letter with a sample safe snack list below. Mr. Giusti is also sending this letter out separately on our listserve. Foods containing peanut/tree nuts are allowed at lunch. Thank you.

Nut Free Parent Letter

Reporting Illnesses to School:

Please let the school know why your child(ren) are out sick. This is the season for many different illnesses. The Flu has hit Rhode Island. Reporting will help us to track the progress of illness this winter. Thank you.

Gina D'Aguanno MS.RN.CSNT

Tiogue Elementary School


Consider filling out this annual Dept. of Education survey

The RI Dept. Of Education's SurveyWorks Opened on January 14th (See information Below)

Dear Parents:

The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its yearly SurveyWorks Parent Survey, which is an opportunity for parents to provide feedback about our school and our children’s opportunities to learn. The survey results are most useful when all parents participate, so I am writing to ask you to participate in this survey.

Your views on matters like the safety of your child at school, the way students are taught, the condition of the school, and how connected you feel to this school are important. By taking this short survey you can help our school leadership and our parent-teacher organization to make improvements to our school. Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual; no one can tie your responses back to you.

You can take the short survey online between January 14th and March 31th. To take the survey, visit: surveys.panoramaed.com/ride then enter: 06116family to gain access to Tiogue School's Survey. Each school in the state has their own individual code.

Thank you,

Dom Giusti

Coventry Resource & Senior Center Newsletter for January 2019 is here!

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