Welcome Back TES Team!

August 23, 2017

I hope that you are enjoying a relaxing, well deserved summer! A warm welcome to our new staff members!

I wanted to provide you with details for Monday, August 28th and some other important updates.

Location: Tyngsborough Elementary School

8:30-9:00 - Breakfast and Staff Photos in TES Gym

9:00-9:30 - Welcome Back Message from Dr. Flanagan, Superintendent

9:30-10:00 - Tyngsborough Teachers Association Meeting

10:15-10:45 - TES Staff Meeting

10:45-11:15 - Special Education Department Meeting, including paraprofessionals

11:15-11:45 - New Special Education Teachers

Grade Level Teams are invited to a voluntary Q&A with the Admin Team (Conference Room)

11:45-12:00 - Preschool Team

12:00-12:15 - Kindergarten Team

12:15-12:30 - 1st Grade Team

12:30-12:45 - 2nd Grade Team

1:45-2:00 - 3rd Grade Team

2:00-2:15 - 4th Grade Team

2:15-2:30 - 5th Grade Team

Staff mailboxes and all student records are located in the main office.

We have taken your feedback regarding communication and have a one stop shop for ALL communication! A great big thank you to Mrs. Sousa for making this happen.


As we prepare to welcome our students back to TES on Tuesday, I want to take a moment reiterate the critical role you play in the success of our school community. Your advocacy for our students, your commitment to ensuring they have every opportunity to learn and grow, and your willingness to continually reflect upon (and improve) your teaching practice make you a very special group of educators. In my opinion, you are the absolute best!

As we embark on the upcoming school year, I would like you to keep the following things in mind:

1. Take One Day at a Time
Every day is a new day. Past successes, failures, and frustrations are behind us. What matters now is that we make the best of each moment. Recognize the daily opportunities we have to build relationships and connect with our students and colleagues. Be present in each moment!

2. Know Your “Big Rocks”
With each day, each lesson, each action – recognize what is truly important and invest your time and energy accordingly. Focus on what matters most.

3. Be a Family

Being involved in education can be taxing and stressful. We need to take care of ourselves, and each other. Constantly be on the “look-out” for your colleagues. Help encourage and lift each other up. Be willing to ask for (and accept) help when you need it. We are in this together!

4. Be Kind
Don’t ever underestimate the power of a smile, an encouraging word, or a random act of kindness. We are responsible for maintaining a safe and positive culture at TES. “Throw kindness around like confetti.”

In closing, please know that you are valued and appreciated by Erin, John, Brian, and myself. We have the utmost respect and admiration for the work that you do. Working together, we are going to make this our best year yet!

Information from the DESE

To prepare you for the new school year and to help you keep your school committee, teachers, and parents informed and engaged, we have attached the following resources:

  1. The New ESE Website: The new site has been designed to allow families and educators to more easily find information and resources, including a page to subscribe to ESE newsletters;
  2. The Year Ahead: Major developments from ESE that will impact your 2017-2018 school year;
  3. Back-to-School Basics: A brief overview for parents on how the state and districts work together to support teaching and learning [Accessible version];
  4. MCAS Parent Guide*: An interactive guide for parents on understanding the next-generation MCAS
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