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Chest Pain in Children While chest pain in an adult can be serious, chest pain in children is usually not. Below are some things to consider if your child reports...


P.E. ~ MS. GIBSON ~ April 2018

Students are getting into March Madness! All of the classes have been practicing dribbling, passing, running, shooting baskets and learning fun lead up games. Basketball...

A Note From Music ~ Mr. Cohen ~ April 2018

A Note From Music ~ Mr. Cohen ~ April 2018

April is upon us and the time has come for our 5th graders to prepare for their final performance as Tashua Tigers! The students are excitedly awaiting their morning...


LIBRARY ~ MS. CASSIDY ~ April 2018

In March we celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Following a fun Friday assembly we celebrated Bedtime Story Day, an annual fundraiser hosted by the Student Council...



You’ve probably noticed that we often refer to Google apps, Chromebooks, and Google Drive, and with good reason. These tools have become a vital part of students’...



Sneak a Peek at the SBAC Practice Test Are you curious about the types of problems students solve on the SBAC assessment? The Smarter Balanced Practice and Training...


The Reading Connection ~ April 2018

How to Help Your Child Develop Critical Thinking Skills The purpose of reading is more than being able to “read” all of the words correctly and identifying the...


The Counselor Corner ~ April 2018

SELF-CONTROL Our last TIGERS characteristic that we can help our children with at home is: SELF-CONTROL. This may be one of the toughest to teach. When children...

Principal’s Proud Board ~ April 2018

Principal’s Proud Board ~ April 2018

Principal’s Proud Board The following students have been highlighted on the Principal’s Proud Board this month for their fine accomplishments in school. Kindergarten:...

Save The Date – Tashua 2018 Spring Fair

Save The Date – Tashua 2018 Spring Fair


Updates from the Principal


April 2018

April 2018

Happy spring! As we enter the third trimester, and the weather starts to improve, it will be important for you to continue to motivate your child to do well in school. It is best to do this with encouragement rather than praise. Words of praise lead your child to rely on your assessment of his/her accomplishments, while words of encouragement lead your child to form his/her own positive assessment of his/herself.

Words of praise would be: “Great job on that assignment!” or “Congratulations, you got an A!”. Praise is often delivered with opinion words and given when your child performs in a way you that would have liked them to perform. On the other hand, words of encouragement would be: “Look at that project, I can tell you spent a lot of time on it!” or “It must feel good to know you worked so hard on that assignment.”

Encouragement should be delivered using descriptive words and given regardless of how your child performs. For example, if your child isn’t successful on a task, you might say, “I can see you are disappointed, I know you will continue to try your best” or “I can see that didn’t turn out the way you thought it would, what do you think you could do differently the next time?”.

Over the next three months, you will see we have many exciting activities that will be occurring at Tashua School. I encourage you to become involved in some of these events. When you are involved at school, it sends a message to your child that you value his/her learning experiences. Even if you aren’t working directly in your child’s classroom, your child will know you are at school and he/she will feel important and know you think learning is important too! We are extremely fortunate to have the amount of parent support that we do at our school. I thank you for all that you do to contribute to the success of our students.

“Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted…or forgotten.”
Garrison Keillor

Mrs. Neumeyer

Download the full April Tiger Times for more information on SBAC Testing and 2018-2019 Class Placement.



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