Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin

At-A-Glance September 22, 2018 #4

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START WITH HELLO - Sandy Hook Promise Week in our Coventry schools

Much like the Tyler Indep. School District, all schools in Coventry will be taking part in the "Start With Hello" - Sandy Hook Promise campaign during the week of Sept. 24th. I love the message of creating a culture of inclusion and connectedness!

Below is a potential list of activities that many of our Coventry Schools will do during that week. Some of you are doing different things w/in your homerooms, too. I appreciate your willingness and individual ideas!

Overview of activities:

Monday: 20 Minute K-2 and 3-5 Assemblies, Start With Hello video presentation & Overview; 'Hello, my name is' stickers will be provided for everyone to wear. We will also recognize our *Summer Reading Challenge participants and school winner(s) at this time.

Tuesday: Students will make 'Start With Hello' Posters to put outside their classrooms (Beginning or end of day); posters will be up for all to see by Wednesday morning.

Wednesday: Start with Hello creative writing with cross-grade level buddies. Presentations to each other, peer to peer. (Essay, poem, songs, raps, letters or skits or any other acceptable format will be fine). If you need assistance finding a cross-grade level partner classroom let me know.

Thursday: 'Start with Hello' Compliment Day. Make a compliment chain (paper) for all the compliments given to others to hang around the school. We can put some chains up in hallways and within classroom and office areas.

Friday: 'Start with Hello' Tiogue Spirit Day - wear green and/or wear your Tiogue gear- Get Caught Saying Hello Day. Give Brave Bucks and/or stickers to students who get caught saying Hello...especially to those students and to those adults that they may not know. Like the philosophy of a "mix-it-up" lunch. We could incorporate this as well as part of the day.

Important Information and Key Dates


September 2018

September 22 - Salute to RI Educators - WaterFire Event in Providence - I've been asked to be a torch bearer this evening. Should be a nice night.


September 24 - Gr K-2 HELLO Assembly 9:15am, gym

Gr 3-5 HELLO Assembly 9:45am, gym

September 26 - RtI meetings: 7:30am & 8am

September 27 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

September 28 - Perfect Attendance for the month closes - students will be given their first raffle ticket of the school year

October 2018

October 3 - RtI meetings: 7:30am & 8am

October 4 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

October 8 - NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day

October 11 - RI Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea, visits Tiogue today; Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

October 18 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

October 25 - Team Day - Please check your Google calendars for specific invites/times

October 30 - LifeTouch Picture Day

October 31 - Perfect Attendance for the month closes -students will be given their raffle

ticket for October

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"


We would like faculty/staff representation at each PTA meeting. Talk with your team and colleagues about scheduling a time to come to a meeting this year.

Upcoming PTA Meeting Schedule:

10/15/18 at 3:30pm

11/19/18 at 6:30pm

12/17/18 at 3:30pm

1/28/19 at 6:30pm

2/25/19 at 3:30pm

3/18/19 at 6:30pm

4/22/19 at 3:30pm

5/20/19 at 6:30pm

June TBD at 3:30pm


Store will happen every other week on a Wed.


Thanks for all of your hard work during our Open House!

I was able to walk around to see many of you present on Thursday evening.

Job well done. Your efforts are truly appreciated.


Please let me know how you will be spending your (before/after school combined) 60 minutes per week, on full, 5 day work weeks.

Many of you have emailed me your plans or have shared times using the Google Calendar. Either way works, as long as I have a clear picture of the 60 min. per week.

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Evaluation Update

Issue in Frontline appears to be resolved. If you are on the evaluation cycle for this year, please check to make sure you see the appropriate forms.

Field Trip Information

Please fill out field trip forms at least 30 days prior to the date of the trip.

Try to be as detailed as possible with regard to cost, participants, and possible special education support/coverages needed.

Technology Questions

Please use this link for Frequently Asked Questions of our Tech Dept.

You can learn about resetting passwords and other items on this site.

Articles and other news

Behavioral Specialist and Math Intervention Schedule:

Kim Sturdahl will be at Tiogue on Wed., Thursday and Friday of this week.

Mary V. will be at Blackrock for the week.

Kim has been working hard at updating many of our BRAVE, CICO and Behavior Rubrics/Docs. We will share this week.

-Article of the week-

September 22, 2018: 250 Google Tools (tutorials) for teachers

September 15th: Take the Multiple Intelligences Quiz that Don sent out this week!

Let's discuss at our Faculty Meeting on Wed.

September 8th:

The most effective teachers turn to their colleagues for advice... posted by Research Digest

September 1st: Six Ways of Building Rapport with Students - from EduTopia

Previous articles can still be found in the other bulletins.

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SEL/Restorative Practice's Corner

SEL/Conscious Discipline and other important info.


Week 4:

Start with HELLO week!

Feel free to share some of your ideas. We can post them to this section of the newsletter.

Nurse's Corner of important information


Tuesday 9/25/18 at 9am The Hearing Center will be here to do screenings for Grade K-3. I will be calling down by room starting with grade 3 due to Specials times. They are only here for a short time and go to another school. I will need students when called please. This is a RI state law.

Please talk up our Patriots Day on FRIDAY 9/28. Please ask students to bring in a non-perishable item for the food bank.

Friday 10/12/18 Dr. Gordon our school dentist will be here for dental screenings for students who have not turned in a dental card at 9am.

Please see the Coventry Schools home page for our flu clinic information.


RIDE and OSHA require all teachers to complete a Universal precaution (required), and Epi Pen (not required, but encouraged) training yearly. I will be reviewing both of these at our orientation.

Don't forget to hand in your certificates to Gina very soon.

For Universal Precautions:

Here is the training on RIDE where you can read through and print a certificate of completion. This is REQUIRED bloodborne pathogens training. Please sign the certificate of completion and turn it into me. I am required to keep a record of completion.


For Epi Pen:

Here is the link to the Epi Pen video, please cut and paste in your browser. It reviews sign and symptoms of anaphylaxis (life threatening allergy), and shows you how to administer an Epi Pen.


Thank you,

Gina D'Aguanno RN

Our Collective Commitment At Tiogue!

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