Tiogue Faculty and Staff Bulletin

November 16, 2019 - No.12

Best of luck to Courtney Tucker and to her husband as they get ready for their new arrival!!

Big picture

We welcome 2 Speech/Language Pathologists who will be working to cover Courtney's schedule: Barbara Fournier (Mon, Wed., Thur.) and Gayle Furman (Tues., Fri.)

Our thanks go out to former Tiogue student and Boy Scout Ricky Leonard (and all of his volunteers) for their hard work last weekend. They painted over graffiti areas of the building, raked leaves and built picnic benches for us! See gallery below.

Big picture


Hello All,

Just a reminder if anyone has any photos that I can include in the yearbook I would appreciate them! I am in the process of setting the page count to Lifetouch!

If you could email them to me that would be fantastic! Also, if you have some holiday activities happening in your classroom, please let me know. I’d be happy to come down and take the pictures!!

Thank you so much!


Mentor Program at Tiogue - update

All mentor permission forms can be put in Beth Caruso's mailbox this week.

Upcoming Behavior Data Meetings:

Tuesday 11/19: GRADES FOUR, THREE, and TWO (ROOMS 8, 6, and 18)

Wednesday 11/20: GRADE K (ROOM 12)

Grade one has been rescheduled to Thursday, 11/21 at 1:30pm (ROOM 16)

Math Fact Fluency Committee Meetings:

Meeting dates:

November 21st Thursday at 7:45am

December 10th Tuesday at 7:45am

December 12th Thursday at 7:45am

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

Dates to Remember:

November 2019

-November 18 - Book Fair Week; Dom out today

*Many off-team day meetings all week*

-November 20 - RtI/MTSS Mtg. 8am; Faculty Meeting, 3:20pm (Unified Program - Mrs. Hoskins and HS Students presenting); District Vision of the Graduate Mtg. 4:05pm HS

-November 21 - Team Day: please check individual Google Calendars for specific information

-November 22 - PTA BINGO NIGHT & Book Fair

-November 28 and 29 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Recess

December 2019

-December 3 - Community Forum at Tiogue, 6pm

-December 4 - Title One Event for Kindergarten Students and Families

-December 5 - Team Day: please check individual Google Calendars for specific information

-December 7 - Breakfast with Santa, 8:30am and 10:30am sessions

-December 12 - Team Day: please check individual Google Calendars for specific information; Tiogue's Holiday Concert, 6:30pm Gym

-December 17 - All School Assembly - Cultural Arts - Laser Show (times TBD)

-December 18 - Faculty Mtg., 3:20pm

-December 19 - Team Day: please check individual Google Calendars for specific information

-December 21 - Begin Winter Break (12/21/19 through 1/1/2020)

January 2020

-January 2 - Back to School

PTA INFORMATION and Meeting Schedule:

11/18/19 at 5:30pm

12/16/19 at 5:30pm

1/13/20 at 5:30pm

2/10/20 at 5:30pm

3/16/20 at 5:30pm

4/13/20 at 5:30pm

5/18/20 at 5:30pm

6/8/20 at 5:30pm (Last Mtg. of the year)

School Store information:

The store is open every other Wednesday during student lunch/recess times. Wed., 10/30.

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"


Tiogue & District Results

I am sharing confidential grade level folders of testing results in the upcoming day. We will be able to analyze results together and begin to desegregate the data in order to identify gaps and where we may need more materials/resources. Our Math Fact Fluency Committee work will also help with this data dig by using STAR and other forms of data.

Unfortunately, we are again rated as a 3 star school according to the accountability program in the state. With that said, we may quickly lose 2 stars over the next school year if we do not address the achievement and growth gaps for our students with special needs. That sub group of children has made little to no progress since RICAS began. Tiogue, along with Blackrock and Western are now designated as schools that need targeted support - this will enable us to use funds in order to help to address this issue. We will be talking more about this over the next several months.

We have also identified a gender gap w/in RICAS scores across all of our elementary schools. Again, we will be working on a plan to help to address this issue.

Big picture

Pennies for Patients info:

Dear Pennies Coordinators,

Thank you for registering your school for Student Series Pennies for Patients and Bring The Change for the 2019-2020 School year.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has some exciting things going on in schools this upcoming year and I am looking forward to visiting with you in the near future so I can share the new benefits of our programs, including a Social and Emotional Learning component (SEL) in all of our HERO SQUAD materials.

Our STEM Curriculum now includes additional SEL activities to teach students about the importance of kindness, sharing and empathy.

This is our give back to you for participating and here is the link to get started: Stem Curriculum Link: STEM Curriculum Link and the password is LLSSTEM2020.3.

Please share this email with all your staff so they can choose STEM Lessons and Activities before, during and after your Pennies Campaign.


DEBORAH WATTERSON | Student Series Campaign Manager, RI Chapter

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | 2346 Post Rd, Ste 202, Warwick, RI 02886
Direct Ph: 401.854.4413 | Main: 401.943.8888 x1708 | Fax: 401-943-1377

Deborah.Watterson@LLS.org | www.lls.org | www.penniesforpatients.org

Our Nurse's Corner:

As seen in the Family Newsletter:

-We are starting our Thanksgiving food drive. Please refer to the notice that went home for what your class is collecting. Of course, donations of any non- perishable food items are welcome.

-Gina D'Aguano MS, MEd, RN, CSNT

Wk 2: I've been reading about Co-Regulation as of late - take a look at the following 2 videos about it!

Co-Regulation in the classroom implementing the landings of the brain stem through sensations!!
Co-Regulation of Children and Parents

Articles and other news:

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

*Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue Monday through Friday*

MATHEMATICS: Mary V. will be at Tiogue this upcoming week.

**Article of the week**

November 16: For those of you that are looking for a different tech connection - Create Random Story Starters With This Flippity Template

November 9th: I like this article for gr. 5, from EduTopia & this article for the whole school re: co-regulation in discipline (see videos above too)

November 2nd: NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) INFORMATION released - 'No Progress' Seen in Reading or Math on Nation's Report Card

"Over the past decade, there has been no progress in either mathematics or reading performance, and the lowest-performing students are doing worse," Peggy Carr, the associate commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, said of the national assessment results. Read more.

October 26th: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Unmotivated Students, from Cult of Pedagogy - this is an interesting article, but nothing that we have not thought or talked about in the past. Just makes me think, how can we connect with our students when there are so many external factors competing with us each day?

Previous Articles can be found in past newsletters