Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Troops visited Tiogue School on Friday to pick up the packages.
On Friday afternoon, the third and fourth grade classes at Tiogue Elementary School were joined by five very thankful Army National Guard troops from the 169th Military Police Company. The troops stopped by the school to pick up care packages created by students for members of the unit currently stationed in Afghanistan. The school has a special connection with this unit, as several parents of Tiogue students are members of it. The third grade, led by teachers Tara D'Aleno, Ann Benzo and John Coen, filled Dunkin Donuts cups (donated by the 111 Hopkins Hill Rd. location), with hand-written letters from students and portable drink mixes like cider and hot chocolate. Various K-cup and bagged Dunkin Donuts coffees were also included to give…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Sensei Mike from Northeast Family Martial Arts talked to students about how to properly deal with bullying.
Students at Tiogue Elementary School were visited on Friday by Sensei Mike Cellucci from Northeast Family Martial Arts, for a presentation on how to handle bullying situations both inside of school and out. Sensei Mike was accompanied by Savannah, a former Tiogue student who is currently in the 7th grade at ASFMS. She also studies martial arts at Northeast, now located at 113 Tiogue Ave., after a recent re-location from West Warwick. Sensei Mike began the presentation by showing his audience how martial art students practice focus and show respect to their peers and instructor. Students were asked to respond to Sensei Mike's questions with "Yes, Sir" while focusing their minds and bodies through concentration, eye contact and posture …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Eagle Scout Ethan Spearman created garden beds for the school in order to improve the playground and honor retirees.
Students and teachers from Tiogue Elementary School, along with family and friends gathered on the school's playground on Thursday to celebrate the newly-constructed "Peace Garden". The crowd recognized Ethan Spearman, 18, of Boy Scout Troop 147 Quidnesset who created the garden for the school as part of his Eagle Scout project. He created six wooden garden boxes that students will plant flowers in, as well as center "Peace Garden", complete with "Peace Pole". Each individual garden was dedicated by the school, to six faculty members who are retiring at the end of this school year. The six retirees are: Secretary Edna Ferrari, first grade teacher Susan Marron, third grade teacher Deborah Kolling, staff members Karen Maleski and Millie …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Faculty members were surprised with an award honoring them for their success as individuals and as a team.
Early Wednesday morning, faculty and staff from Tiogue Elementary School gathered in the school's library for what they thought was a routine faculty meeting. What they did not know was that their principal, Louise Seitsinger, had arranged for them to receive Horace Mann's Crystal Apple award in acknowledgement of their hard work and dedication to student throughout the school year. Principal Seitsinger and Horace Mann's Donna Foisy presented the award to a surprised crowd, which made the honor that much more satisfying. Seitsinger read the following letter to her colleagues: Dear Tiogue Faculty and Staff, This has been an incredibly busy and rigorous school year as you all know. We have accomplished a great deal together over the past …
Friday, June 1, 2012
The event showcased many types of student artwork created by students in grades K-5.
Family and friends of Tiogue Elementary School students came out in droves on Thursday night for the school's "Night of the Arts". Visitors were able to view exhibits of student artwork from various grades, listen to musical selections from the school's band and chorus students and enter raffles in the cafeteria.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The School Committee also discussed a new administrator salary policy among other agenda items.
At Tuesday night's School Committee meeting held at Tiogue Elementary School, Principal Louise Seitsinger along with fourth grade teachers Jen Jendzejec, Lisa Bouchard and Cheryl Canfield-Ross presented teaching methods that they are currently using in the classroom that incorporate graphic organizers, content-specific vocabulary and developing technological skills through PowerPoint presentations. The educators also explained how differentiation is used in teaching and how it gauges content, process and product from all students. Thirteen fourth grade students demonstrated projects and assignments that they have been working on this year that combine reading, writing and science along with art and technology skills. The students …