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Summer Read Aloud

Summer Read Aloud

SEASON 3 (2019) How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers Read by Mrs. Pierce Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee Read by Miss Kelly Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins Read...

 

School Supply Bundles

School supply bundles are now available for next year… get yours today! 2019-2020 Supply Lists Online Ordering Instructions Flyer Order Online: SuppliesToPlease.com (click...

 
Art Room ~ Mrs. Thomas ~ May 2019

Art Room ~ Mrs. Thomas ~ May 2019

~ART~ Mrs. Thomas Happy May! In the art room this month we will be working on: Kindergarten:  Very Hungry Caterpillar Collages 1st Grade:  Mixed Media Sea Turtle...

 
LIBRARY ~ MS. CASSIDY ~ May 2019

LIBRARY ~ MS. CASSIDY ~ May 2019

Library News from Ms. Cassidy The end of the year is rapidly approaching and all grade levels are gearing up for final projects! In addition to our busy project...

 
A Note From Music ~ Mr. Cohen ~ May 2019

A Note From Music ~ Mr. Cohen ~ May 2019

A Note from Music! Mr. Cohen May has arrived! This month, music students will have an opportunity to perform for the entire Tashua student body to celebrate Memorial...

 
P.E. ~ MS. GIBSON ~ May 2019

P.E. ~ MS. GIBSON ~ May 2019

P.E. ~ MRS. GIBSON Students in all classes have been working on their circus skills! Circus skills develop, balance, hand/ eye coordination, confidence, focus,...

 

A NOTE FROM OUR NURSE ~ May 2019

A NOTE FROM OUR NURSE Susan Quigley RN, NCSN Tickborne Disease Prevention Before You Go Outdoors Know where to expect ticks. Ticks live in grassy, brushy or wooded...

 
One Book, One School – Listen Online!

One Book, One School – Listen Online!

One Book, One School Family Letter and Calendar Day 1 – Thursday, April 25 Pages 1-10 Read by Mrs. Neumeyer Click to listen! Day 2 – Friday, April...

 
Earth Week – April 29 – May 3, 2019

Earth Week – April 29 – May 3, 2019

Monday – Lights-out! – Let’s start the week by saving energy by working with our classroom lights off! Tuesday – Teach Outside! – get outdoors...

 
Cultural Diversity

Cultural Diversity

We want to celebrate the wonderful diversity of our school community by holding a Multicultural Night on May 9th. This event will showcase our diverse backgrounds...

 
 

Updates from the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians:
It is hard to believe the school year will soon come to an end! It has been another exciting academic year full of wonderful learning experiences. Our students have worked hard to achieve their goals and as a result, have many accomplishments to celebrate!

Each year, we set goals for our students at Tashua School. Once again, we have continued to focus on increasing our students’ literacy skills. I am thrilled to announce that our students have shown significant growth from the beginning of the school year to the end of the school year!

This year, we have also continued to improve our Positive Behavior Interventions and Support System. Our students have responded well to the positive structures that have been put in place to help them excel socially and emotionally. As a result, student engagement has continued to increase
and our students’ overall academic success has improved.

I know the summer months will be a welcome break from the structure and demands of the school year and it will give our students time to relax and to focus on non-academic endeavors. While it is important for them to enjoy
the summer, they must also maintain the academic skills they honed during the school year. This can only be accomplished by consistent practice.

When children do not practice, they can regress significantly and it may take several months to recoup these academic losses. As a result, these students are less apt to make a year’s growth during a typical school year because the first few months of school are spent just catching up to where they were
when they left school in June. For this reason, it will be important to make practice fun for them and you; there are a variety of activities and resources available for you to use.

Here are some suggestions:

Reading – The most important thing your children can do to maintain skills is to read daily at their independent reading level during the summer months. Take them to the library weekly so they can exchange books.
While you should monitor their choices, allow them to select their own books, as this will encourage them to read more. You can also set aside family reading time. This will enable your children to benefit from having adult role models. Parents who are readers are more apt to have children who are readers. And, don’t forget to have discussions about the books you
are reading!

Summer Journaling –Encourage your children to keep a journal of their summer activities. Set aside time each
day for writing. If you have relatives who live in other locales, have your children either write letters or email
these relatives. Consistent writing practice during the summer helps to improve writing fluency.

Math Fact Practice –Math fact understanding is essential for success in mathematics. Flashcards can be found
at a variety of stores, including dollar stores. Additionally, there are many websites that provide math fact
practice in a game format. Practicing facts a few times a week for 15–20 minutes can make a huge difference
for children. When students are automatic with their facts, they do not have to rely on their fingers, freeing
them to focus on the math problem at hand.
Keyboarding – There are a variety of free websites where children can learn and practice keyboarding. This is
an increasingly important skill in our world of technology. When they are proficient with their keyboarding
skills, they can devote their energies to thinking about what they are writing not hunting for the correct letter
keys!

Learn While Traveling -As you travel, roll out the map and converse with your children about your destination
and the routes you will take as you travel there. From there your children can measure the number of miles
you will travel using the map key for distance, estimate the amount of gas required for the trip, and estimate
the cost of the gas for a round trip. Once you are on the road, your children can read the road signs along the
way. Not only is this a great way to show practical use of reading, but is also a great way for your children to
practice common sight words.

So, remember to make learning one of your children’s summer routines! Spending time each day reading,
writing, and practicing math can help them start the new school year feeling confident and set the tone for a
successful school year.

As another school year comes to close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful PTA along
with all of our active parent volunteers who have made contributions of time and donations to our school
community. We couldn’t do it without you! Through your volunteering commitments and fundraising efforts,
we will be able to continue to expand our learning commons to incorporate many engaging/inquiry-based
learning areas for students to explore.

Further, I would like to especially thank our PTA Co-Presidents Sue Borfitz and Kathy Rizzetta and President-Elect, Frank Squiccimarro and our Fathers’ Club Co-Presidents, Chris Solustri and Scott Targowski, for their
ongoing leadership in running these successful organizations. They did a phenomenal job planning events
and coordinating volunteers to run programs to benefit our students and school community.

It has been another wonderful year at Tashua School. As the building principal, I am very proud of all we
have been able to accomplish as a school community!
Have a safe and exciting summer break!
Mrs. Neumeyer

Fondly,

Mrs. Neumeyer

 

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My School Anywhere

Online PTA Directory Our paperless data collection process is super simple AND the directory is available on your computer as well as your smart phone. How does it work? Just 2 steps! confirming or collecting your information online and then giving you secure access to the online system. Look for directions in the back-to-school packets mailed home.

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STOP & SHOP AND TARGET REWARDS PROGRAMS

These retails stores support education by giving cash back to schools. Thank you for taking the time to enroll your cards! Please remember that, you must register...

 

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Current volunteer opportunities include: Book Fair, Kindergarten Bus Rides, Picture Day Log in to My School Anywhere to sign up for these volunteer opportunities.

 
 
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