Tiogue Faculty & Staff Bulletin
At-A-Glance September 22, 2018 #4
START WITH HELLO - Sandy Hook Promise Week in our Coventry schools
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 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.
Sept. 24th-28th - START WITH HELLO - SANDY HOOK PROMISE WEEK
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 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
SCHOOL STORE ON WEDNESDAY of this week! ALL LUNCHES
Store will happen every other week on a Wed.
OPEN HOUSE, etc.
I was able to walk around to see many of you present on Thursday evening.
Job well done. Your efforts are truly appreciated.
*SEE KRISTEN AND JOHN IN ACTION BELOW*
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.
Field Trip Information
Try to be as detailed as possible with regard to cost, participants, and possible special education support/coverages needed.
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.
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.
SEL/Restorative Practice's Corner
SEL/Conscious Discipline and other important info.
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.
Gina D'Aguanno RN