Tashua School Weekly Updates

Mrs. Neumeyer, Principal

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March 26, 2021

Dear Tashua Families,

It was wonderful to have our students back in school on Wednesday this week! The children are doing quite well and are thrilled to be experiencing more and more normalcy each and every day! I am pleased to report, we are down to 35 Total Remote Learners and as more vaccinations are administered, I am confident this number will continue to lower!


As Dr. Semmel mentioned in his monthly update, we are hoping more students will begin riding the bus to and from school. If you are comfortable making this transportation change for your child, please inform the office so we can continue to ensure that assigned seats are given to all passengers.


Congratulations goes out to all of our students for the fine work they completed throughout Trimester 2! I am extremely proud of their efforts and determination to excel. As you review the trimester 2 report card with your child, please be sure to celebrate your child's successes and help them to set goals for Trimester 3.


As we enter the third trimester, and the weather starts to improve, it will be important for you to continue to motivate your child to do well in school. It is best to do this with words of encouragement rather than words of praise. Words of praise lead your child to rely on your assessment of his/her accomplishments, while words of encouragement lead your child to form his/her own positive assessment of his/herself.


Words of praise would be: "Great job on that assignment!" or "Congratulations, you got an A!”. Praise is often delivered with opinion words and given when your child performs in a way you that would have liked them to perform.


On the other hand, words of encouragement help children to become intrinsically motivated to excel. Encouragement should be delivered using descriptive words and given regardless of how your child performs. Some examples would be: "You really worked hard to make it a healthy habit to reading each night, you must be filled with pride to see all that you have accomplished," "It must feel so good to see how well you are doing after you spent so much time practicing your math facts," or "Look at your effort marks, I can tell you are really working hard to stay organized and focused, good for you!" If your child hasn't experienced success in an particular area and is feeling upset, you might say, "I can see you are disappointed, I know you will continue to try your best" or “I can see that didn't turn out the way you thought it would, what do you think you could do differently the next time?"


Don't forget, our PTA will be sponsoring a VIRTUAL Bingo event this evening! Bingo will start at 7:00 PM. This will be a fun-filled event for our school community! A huge thank you goes out to Shannon Diaz for planning this event.


Further, the Trumbull PTSA Council is sponsoring a virtual visit from children’s author Josh Funk on Thursday April 29th. Families may purchase books in advance of the visit and the author will sign the books to individual students. Orders must be placed by this Monday March 29th. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Susan McKenna, Tashua Library Media Specialist at smckenns@trumbullps.org or 203-452-4438.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XrB4ElWqYiHT-H_Q2Ql7bBFxadhwBBVM/view?usp=sharing


Again, I thank all of you for working with us to ensure the health and safety of our students during this pandemic. It is exciting to see our playground filled at the end of the day with families and friends spending time together. Please keep in mind, we still need to continue to follow the COVID-19 migration strategies of social distancing, mask wearing and washing hands, including after school hours and weekends. We also ask that you work with us to ensure our school grounds remain litter free. We have placed garbage receptacles outdoor with hopes that everyone uses them.


Further, to continue to ensure the safety of all, students who are not feeling well are strongly encouraged to stay home for the day and rest so they will hopefully feel better the next day. As always, students who are not feeling well, should not be attending school.


Finally, we thank you for your continued support and partnership in ensuring the success and happiness of our students. 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

Principal

Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 27

Passover begins at sunset


Monday, March 29

No events scheduled on this date


Wednesday, March 31

Early dismissal for students; 1:00 PM - Teacher work day in the afternoon

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Thursday, April 1

April Fools' Day Pajama Day to support our 5th grade activities


Friday, April 2

No School; Good Friday


Saturday, April 3

Passover ends at sundown


Sunday, April 4

Easter


TASHUA SPIRIT WEEK 2021

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Monday, April 5

Mix n’ Match Monday (Clothes or Socks) - Students are invited to wear mismatched clothing and socks to school for the day.

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Tuesday, April 6

Dancing Through the Decades, Disco & Dance Party - Students encouraged to choose a decade and dress up! We will be hosting a school-wide dance party on this day, playing various songs and doing dances to celebrate the decades.

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Wednesday, April 7

What I want to be when I grow up Wednesday - Students are invited to dress up by wearing clothing to represent the occupation they hope to have as an adult - accessories should be left home.

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Thursday, April 8

Dream Team Thursday (Pajama Day or Sports Team or both!) - Students are invited to wear PJs or sports attire for the day - equipment should be left home.

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Friday, April 9

Tashua Pride Day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YVhKepuTHc - Students are encouraged to wear their Tashua Pride gear.

We will be concluding the week with a school-wide virtual BINGO event.


Monday, April 12 - Friday, April 16

No School; Spring Break


Wednesday, April 21

Administrative Professional Day

Early dismissal for students; 1:00 PM - Teacher work day in the afternoon


Thursday, April 22

Earth Day

Virtual PTA Meeting: 7:00 PM


Tuesday, April 27

BOE Meeting; 7:00 PM


Wednesday, April 28

Early dismissal for students; 1:00 PM - Teacher work day in the afternoon


Thursday, April 29

Virtual Author Visit; Josh Funk - sponsored by the PTSA


Friday, April 30

Arbor Day

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Welcome to Trimester 3!

See below for updated Zearn Newsletters for Grades 3-5.

Grades 2 newsletters will be sent next week.


Grade 3 Math Newsletter

Grade 4 Math Newsletter

Grade 5 Math Newsletter

Mary Santilli

Trumbull Public Schools

Program Leader Math K-5

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

https://sites.google.com/trumbullps.net/programleaders-site/home

Updates and Reminders

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The deadline to order your yearbook is fast approaching! All orders need to be in no later then April 10th. We will not be ordering extras!

Please use the link below to place your order:

https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectStudent?isAdvertisementOnly=False&jobnumber=2501621

Please take note of your order information as we will not be able to look up orders previously placed. If you’re unsure if you place an order, please contact Lifetouch or check your credit card statement.

The deadline for submitting pictures is over. Thank you to all that sent in their photos. We received a large amount, therefore can’t guarantee that all pictures will be in the yearbook!

Once again, thank you for your continued support!

Please contact Jennifer Kegan if you have any questions: Kegans27@gmail.com

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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!


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: https://www.trumbullps.org/general/student-registration/kindergarten-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.

Updates from our PTA

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Tashua Families...WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this year's event a success! Please consider donating a good or service to our silent auction or raffle. This is a great way to support our school and promote your business. If a donation letter and/or EIN# is needed please contact Lisa Stein.

Also we are looking for parents to join our Spring Fundraising committee to help with soliciting donations. Please reach out to Lisa Stein or Jenna Petiprin if you can give even a few hours of your time, it would be greatly appreciated!

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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