Tyngsborough Elementary School

November 16, 2022 Update

Monday was such a great day at Tyngsborough Elementary School! The new playgrounds opened and students got to enjoy it throughout their day! Take a look at the project from start to finish. Thank you again to the Town of Tyngsborough Voters, the Board of Selectmen, School Committee, Finance Committee and the members of the Capital Asset Management Committee. #tpsprepares


Check out this video filled with smiling faces!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKgRErWJ5fE

Session 2 Enrichment Program Offerings

Please be sure to check out two new enrichment offerings for Kindergarten, Grades 1, 4 and 5. Please register soon as space is filling up quickly!

A Note of Gratitude for TES Staff (*Please submit by Friday, November 18th)

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Volunteers Needed

Are you patient and good at cutting on the lines? We have a big cutting job with letter magnets! We are looking for volunteers to help with this job. This is a project that could be worked at from home. Please email kerry.cavanaugh@tyngsboroughps.org. if interested.

Scholastic Book Fair - Update from Mrs. Larochelle

Students in grades K-5 will be shopping at our Scholastic Book Fair during their regular Library classes the week of November 28th - December 2nd. Preschool students will be invited to shop via our online fair.


We will need LOTS of volunteers to make our fair successful, especially for the afternoon classes with grades K-2. Use this link to sign up to volunteer: https://signup.com/go/pxxauOk


Volunteers will need to have a valid CORI on file with the school. Here is a link to the CORI form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ao21PoeQAMiyAZkKlON6BKrxz0rVa3Vu/view?usp=sharing


After filling out the CORI, bring it to the TES main office or TPS administrative offices with your license.


Students can shop at the fair using cash, credit cards, checks (made out to TSRF), or with a Scholastic eWallet. An eWallet allows you to put a fixed amount of money in an account that your child can access while shopping. If you create an eWallet for your child to use at our Book Fair, your balance is non-refundable. You can choose to hold onto your balance and use it at a future fair OR you can donate it to TES for us to buy books for the library. In order to use your balance, we need your written permission. Please use the links below to sign up for an eWallet and to indicate your donation preference.


To sign up for an eWallet visit: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/tyngsboroughelemschool


eWallet balance donation permission form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAfp8RTEew_WWJGTIjKgQHec-bRLR_C-Dzkl91YQmkIuHk0g/viewform?usp=sf_link


If you have any questions, please contact Katie LaRochelle at katie.larochelle@tyngsboroughps.org

Student Information Form

Each year all students must have an updated Student Information Form submitted through the parent portal. The information form, accessible through the parent portal, is used to collect items such as family information, emergency contact data, and medical permissions. It is crucial that you complete this form as soon as possible. Failure to submit this form will affect your student’s ability to attend field trips, participate in after-school activities, and receive medications from the school nurse.

Communication with the Main Office

IMPORTANT

We will use the following email address for ALL communication (i.e. sick calls, tardy calls, dismissal calls, change in child’s typical dismissal process).

tesattendance@tyngsboroughps.org

Please include your child’s teacher on any email correspondence with the main office. Always indicate child’s first name, last name, and grade level.

Changes to your child’s dismissal process should be communicated as early as possible and no later than 1:00


Health Office Update - November 2022

Wellness update- TES health office has reports of the common cold and gastrointestinal illness. We are also receiving a few reports of influenza, Covid, and hand, foot and mouth disease. Kindly review the TPS General Illness Protocols for school attendance. The current Covid guidelines for K-12 students can be found here. Please note that we are no longer conducting Covid testing in the school setting. The Tyngsborough Board of Health has provided the schools with test kits that we can give out at no cost to any family that would like them. Please contact the school nurse via email if you would like free covid testing kits.


If your child tests positive for Covid-19 we are asking that you contact your child’s pediatrician for an excuse note and for return to school dates.


Additionally, please keep the health office notified of any changes in your child’s health status to include medication changes, hospitalizations, fractures, sprains, concussions, etc.


Mandated Vaccines and Physical Exams- In accordance with Massachusetts Code of Regulations 105 CMR 200.000, prior to entering the 4th Grade, all students should provide a copy of a current physical (signed by an MD and dated within one year) and proof of immunization according to the Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements 2022-2023. This means all current 3rd grade students should turn in a physical to the Health Office with proof of the required immunizations before the first day of 4th grade. It is best practice to send in a copy of your child’s current PE after each well visit or immunization. If you require assistance in obtaining a physical for your child due to hardship please contact the health office.


Mandated Health Screenings- Vision, Hearing, and Height/Weight screenings are underway for our 1st & 2nd grade. Please keep an eye out for any referral letters that may get sent home with your student. Please keep in mind that these screenings are state mandated and are in no form diagnostic of an underlying health issue. It is our recommendation to contact your child’s pediatrician for guidance if you receive a referral letter.


A notice will be sent out as a reminder prior to 5th grade postural screenings. If your child is screened during their well visit, you may wish to send in a copy of the exam to the Health Office for your child’s records.


If you choose not to have your child participate in state mandated school screenings, a written parental note is required along with proof that your child has been evaluated by a physician for each screening refused.

As always if you have any questions or concerns regarding the health and well being of your child, please contact the health office.


Sincerely, TES Nurses

978-649-1990 ext. 2, fax 844-417-3492

sarah.isenberger@tyngsboroughps.org

jennifer.spanos@tyngsboroughps.org

barbara.zimmerman@tyngsboroughps.org

November Lunch Menu

*Please note menu options are subject to change.

*Option 1 for Thursday November 17th has changed to French toast sticks.

*Additional milk can be purchased for $.60.

*Water can be purchased for $1.00

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Parent/Guardian Organizations

Tyngsborough PTO

We are an organization made up of parents who wish to be involved in their children’s education and in developing positive and open communication with teachers and school administrators. We are advisory in nature and work with the school administration, staff, and parents of Tyngsborough’s Elementary School and Middle School to enrich the learning experiences of our students by sponsoring educational and social programs that complement their classroom curriculum. http://www.tyngsboroughpto.org/

Tyngsborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council

http://www.tyngsboroughps.org/pages/Tyngsborough/Departments/Special_Education/sepac

The Tyngsborough Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age.


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Community Updates & Events

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Festival of Trees

The Tyngsborough Festival of Trees is a community celebration featuring 2 spectacular buildings filled with uniquely decorated holiday trees and seasonable displays, set in Tyngsborough's historic "Old Town Hall" and "216 Meeting House". Free public viewing, November 25, 26 & 27 and December 1, 2 & 3, 2022.

Sign-up to enjoy holiday shows, workshops and events scheduled throughout. Over 100 raffle items generously donated by local businesses & families. Raffle tickets will also be available for your chance to win any one of these beautiful trees and displays. Plus, across the Winslow Wonderland footbridge, even MORE TREES, Candy Cane Cafe, and the expanded Gift & Craft Boutique will be sure to complete anyone's shopping list.

See www.TyngsboroughRec.com for more details and daily schedule.

Laser Light Holiday Spectacular

The Tyngsborough Recreation Department invites you to experience the holidays like never before with the Festival of Trees "LASER LIGHT HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!" on November 26, 2022 at the 216 Meeting House (216 Middlesex Rd.). Be amazed while enjoying upbeat seasonal music sync'd to a room filled with high power, multi-colored, laser beams and laser animation sure to the be highlight of your holiday season. Tickets, real-time seating availability, and showtimes online: tyngrec.booktix.com or www.TyngsboroughRec.com. Reserved seating only $7.50pp. Mutiple showtimes!
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