Tyngsborough Elementary School

October 26, 2018 Update

Halloween Extravaganza

This year, TES will provide the opportunity for students and staff to wear costumes on Wednesday, October 31st - Halloween! In order to make the day a success, we have developed a few guidelines.

Most importantly, all costumes must be school appropriate.

All students participating must come to school dressed in their costumes. Students should not bring makeup or hair products to school.

Basic Costume Don't's:

  1. Costumes may not have parts that interfere with learning. This means no masks or costumes that restrict movement or vision, or prevent sitting at desks. Costumes must not obstruct movement in the hallways.
  2. Costumes may not promote violence or have accessories or props that could be used as a weapon.

We are looking forward to everyone following the guidelines, coming up with creative costumes, and having fun!

Friendly Reminder: Please do not send food or candy into school. Please send in a canned good/non-perishable item or $1.00 donation for Adopt a Family.

Annual Veteran's Day Breakfast & Parade

On Friday, November 9th we will host our annual Veteran's Day Breakfast & Parade. Please email john.salmon@tyngsboroughps.org if you or a family member has served our country and would like to join this special celebration.

Adopt-A-Family Program

Dear TPS Community:

It is that time of year again, and the Tyngsborough Public School’s sponsored Adopt-A-Family program is beginning its annual efforts as we approach the 2018 holiday season.

The Adopt-A-Family program has been in existence for over forty years and provides assistance to needy families within our community during the holidays. The continued goal of the program is to assist those in need within our community by providing a meal, as well as gifts for children and teens who might otherwise go without. Last year this Adopt-A-Family program was able to assist over 100 needy families and elderly with help from students in our schools, private citizens and a few community businesses. This year will be no different, times continue to be difficult for a growing number of families.

In order to continue to provide assistance, we are reaching out to community members and businesses in the greater community for support. At this time the program is in need of the following:

➢ Family and children sponsors, please email our Family Liaison Melissa Mallous at

Melissa.Mallous@tyngsboroughps.org ➢ Gift cards to local businesses (Walmart, Target, Market Basket, Old Navy, etc.) ➢ AAF Gift Basket Raffle - Purchase raffle tickets - AAF tickets can be purchased in the

main office of TES, TMS and THS beginning November 5, 2018. The raffle will end on December 6, 2018 and the winners will be announced on December 7, 2018. ➢ Monetary donations (checks made out to Tyngsborough High School, memo: Adopt A

Family Program) can be sent to Tyngsborough Public Schools, 50 Norris Road, Tyngsborough, MA 01879, ATTN: Sharon Fairbanks

If you are interested and able to make a donation, sponsoring a child/family yourself, or as a group, or offering support in another way, please contact one of the Adopt-A-Family committee members listed below. We look forward to establishing new partnerships within our community. Your contribution, along with the combined efforts and generosity of many, will ensure another successful season of giving for our neighbors in need.

Warm regards,

Sarah Lewenczuk Melissa Mallous 978-649-8914 978-649-3115 Adopt-A-Family Secretary & Treasurer Family Liaison Sarah.lewenczuk@tyngsboroughps.org Melissa.mallous@tyngsboroughps.org

Sharon Fairbanks 978-649-7488 Adopt-A-Family Community Liaison Sharon.fairbanks@tyngsboroughps.org

2018-2019 School Council

We are seeking 2-3 parents to join this year's School Council. We will meet 3 times over the course of the school year. Meetings will be held at TES at 7:30-8:30 a.m. Please email kerry.cavanaugh@tyngsboroughps.org if you are interested in joining. Thank you!

There are four major areas of responsibilities for councils. School councils are to assist principals in:

  1. Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards

  2. Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school

  3. Reviewing the annual school building budget

  4. Formulating a school improvement plan

Day to Day Substitutes

We are looking for day-to-day substitutes. Our daily rates are:

Paraprofessionals - $70

Teacher - $80

If you are interested or know someone who might be, lease contact Liz Gill at 978-649-1990 or

elizabeth.gill@tyngsboroughps.org. Thank you!

Book Fair Volunteers:

The more help the merrier!


Message from Mrs. LaRochelle, Literacy & Technology

If you'd like to volunteer once a year or once a month or once a week or every day (if you're obsessed with books like me), please read below. We can’t make the library work without volunteers!!!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page: http://signup.com/login/entry/7260893200120
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Message from Tyngsborough Scholarship Trust

Join us for the Tyngsborough Scholarship Trust First Annual Cornhole Tournament and the 15th Annual Holiday Market Placeon November 4th at the Tyngsborough Elementary School.

At this event you can start your holiday shopping and enjoy some family fun at the same time! If you would like to reserve a space for the Market Place to sell your handcrafted items, gifts and decorative items, or items from your home based business, contact Karen O'Donnell attyngsboroughholidaymarketplace@gmail.com (please note that the email in the Neighbor to Neighbor is incorrect). You can also download a reservation form for a table at our website www.tyngsboroughscholarshiptrust.org. Non-profit groups are also welcome to reserve a space at our Market Place. The Market Place will be open for shopping from 9 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Our popular TST Gift Cards will also be available to order at the Market Place. Order forms for the gift cards are on our website as well. The gift cards look just like those purchased in stores and have the same terms and conditions. You receive dollar for dollar value on the gift card that you buy through TST, however a percentage of the sales will translate directly into scholarship funds for the Class of 2019!

Food, snacks and beverages will also be available for purchase at the Market Place: Culinary Creation's famous Chili, Brick House Pizza and more!

Reserve your spot for the Cornhole Tournament early:

Register your Team of 2 for one of the following categories:

TimeCategoryRegistration feePrize

10 a.m.Adult/Child family Team$10 per teamDunkins gift card

11 a.m.Adult Team$20 per team$50 cash prize

12 p.mAdult Team$20 per team$50 cash prize

1 p.m.Student Team (5th – 12thgrade)$10 per teamDunkins gift card

  • Double elimination play
  • Creative team names are strongly encouraged!
  • Register early to secure a spot for your team!
  • All funds raised will go towards scholarships for the Class of 2019

To register contact Rose Mitchell at mitchell6260@msn.com or 978-866-0073

Join us for a fun-filled community event while helping us raise funds for scholarships for the Class of 2019!

Message from PTO

The PTO would like to thank everyone who participated in our Yankee Candle Fall Fundraiser. If you submitted a catalog order, those orders will be available for pick up on Thursday 11/8/18 from Master Pick up to 8pm right outside the cafeteria. Please make arrangements to pick your child’s order up during those times.


31 - Halloween Extravaganza & Early Release Day (Preschool Dismissal @ 11:30 & Kindergarten - Grade 5 @ 12:00)

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