Tiogue Faculty and Staff Bulletin

October 12, 2019 - No.7

Fire Prevention Week at Tiogue - Thanks to Mr. DeRosa, our Fire Marshall, for helping to organize

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Progress Report Update

Again, we are going to use the "old" form used last year for our 1st trimester progress reports (this time around). The new form will be used for the 2nd trimester. That form will be given out many weeks prior to that 2nd trimester mid-point.

Also, here are the links to the Kindergarten form and the Gr. 1-5 form that were sent out via email this week. We know that given the fact that the forms are Word Docs, some of you are having difficulty keeping the formatting in tact using Google Docs. If anyone has a clean copy of either doc, using Google Docs, please let us know.

Finally, you will have a few extra days to complete the forms given the fact that we started this process a bit late at the elementary level. We have trimmed a day off of the principal's viewing date as well as a day off of the printing time frame.

Reports will not be distributed until Monday, October 28th now. I have updated the Family Newsletter with this new date.

Online behavior referrals - reminder

Please do not forget to put all minor behavior referrals into the system. We are constantly looking over the master spreadsheets for each grade, especially for those children that have been having significant difficulties. Often, we are calling parents when we hear about different infractions, and we need the updated info. in order to convey the right information to families.


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:

October 2019

-October 14 - NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day

-October 16 - RtI/MTSS Mtg. 8am; Team mtg. at 9am

-October 17 - Team Day: please check individual Google Calendars for specific information

-October 18 - PINK OUT DAY for Breast Cancer awareness!

-October 21 - PTA Mtg. (5:30pm in the Tiogue library or cafeteria)

-October 23 - RtI/MTSS Mtgs. 7:30am & 8am; Faculty Mtg. 3:20pm (this date needed to be changed- Dom has a RIASP mtg. with RIDE on 10-16-19 at 4pm at NEIT)

-October 24 - Team Day: please check individual Google Calendars for specific information; Dom at AdStaff Mtg. 3:30pm CO; Vision of the Graduate Mtg. 3:45pm Wash Oak

-October 28 - Progress Reports go home today (note date change)

-October 31 - Team Day: please check individual Google Calendars for specific information; PDPs due today - see Don's email about Trauma Informed PDP

November 2019

-November 4 - Flu Clinic - Coventry HS 4:00pm see information below

-November 5 - LifeTouch Picture Day

PTA INFORMATION and Meeting Schedule:

10/21/19 at 5:30pm

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:

PTA School Store will begin shortly. Last year, school store was open every other Wednesday during student lunch/recess times. More information to follow.

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"

Vision of the Graduate Update - The District Committee will be meeting on OCTOBER 24th after school. Tiogue is represented by Jeanna Sinotte, Sue Toohey Kaye, Esther Wolk, Antonella Servant, and Dom

District PDP Goal - Trauma Informed, Yr 1


We are also looking for 2 faculty/staff members to join a district-wide Trauma Informed "Champion Team". I had the chance to speak with a few of you this week about what we are looking for in a Champion for our school and our district.

There is an expectation that our school and district Champions will help to lead us during the next year - as we take part in the Trauma Informed Training through the $500K grant obtained last year.

New Theme of the Month is being RESPONSIBLE - we will be updating the front display panel with once our new crop of students are recognized

Our Nurse's Corner:

As seen in the Family Newsletter:

-Our Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program started this week. If any new allergies or food intolerance's occur please notify me. Ask your children what they tried this week!

-Next Friday October 18th is our Pink Out. Our Feinstein Junior Scholars can wear pink, and donate a $1, or a non perishable food item for our food bank.

-If you are in need, or know of a Tiogue family in need of a Thanksgiving basket please notify me as soon as possible.

-It is very important that you notify the office, or Health Office of any bacterial, or viral illness so that I can properly keep surveillance, and notify families if needed.

Flu Clinic Info:

Mon. 11/4/19

4:00-6:30 p.m.

AT Coventry High School, 40 Reservoir Rd.

Register online at


Registration recommended but not required.

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

Many of us have been using different "calming" techniques. This is a video showing the Conscious Discipline technique, STAR Breathing Tool

S.T.A.R. Breathing Tool
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SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 18th - Our Annual Pink Out Day

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 Blackrock this upcoming week.

**Article of the week**

October 12th: Phonics vs. Balanced Literacy - A Video comparison

October 5th: Addressing Persistent Defiance, by EduTopia.

September 28: Highly Rated Curricula Are Out There. Are Schools Using Them?, from EdWeek - makes me want to spend some time cross-referencing information found in EdReports and this information found w/in this article.

September 21: Can "bite-sized" Lessons Make SEL Easier to Teach? - from EdWeek

Previous Articles can be found in past newsletters