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Is Lunch Served on Early Dismissal Days?

Is Lunch Served on Early Dismissal Days?

The answer depends on if the dismissal was planned or unplanned.   LUNCH IS NOT SERVED on Planned Early Closings (dates that are pre-planned as stated...



Update on the Flu We are starting to see our first cases of the flu here at Tashua School, as expected at this time of the year. For the safety of everyone, particularly...

LIBRARY~MS. CASSIDY –  February 2016

LIBRARY~MS. CASSIDY – February 2016

In addition to all the project work in the library, we have some exciting news about an upcoming visit. Thanks to the generosity of the PTA we will be welcoming...

~ Art Room ~ February 2016

~ Art Room ~ February 2016

Tashua students will be working on the following projects in the month of February: Kindergarten- Ice cream Sundae Collage 1st Grade- Abstract Art & Paper weaving 2nd...


P.E. ~ MS. GIBSON – February 2016

Students in all grades are gearing up for the JRFH! The event will take place during school on Feb. 4th. This years’ goal is $20,000! There’s an added incentive...


A Note From Music – February 2016

February is Black History Month and a wonderful opportunity for Tashua students to experience African-American music throughout history. Students will get a chance...



Common Core mathematics is a way to approach teaching so that students develop a mathematical mindset and see math in the world around them. We are making problem-solvers...


The Reading Connection

CCSS Standards – Reading: Literature Due to the higher demands of college and careers today, instruction in our classrooms is changing in order to better prepare...

Principal’s Proud Board – February 2016

Principal’s Proud Board – February 2016

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:...

Parent Informational Nights – Feb. 2, 2016 & Feb. 9, 2016

Parent Informational Nights – Feb. 2, 2016 & Feb. 9, 2016

2016-02-01-11-22-39_Parent Informational Nights at Tashua School (1)


Updates from the Principal


February 2016

February 2016Dear Parents/Guardians:

It is hard to believe we are more than halfway through the school year! Our students continue to be eager to learn and they are making fine academic progress!

One of our building goals this year is to use a variety of resources and instructional strategies to increase our students’ performance in the area of writing across all content areas. In order to accomplish this goal, grade level teams have been working interdependently to analyze student writing samples, set goals for improvement, and plan for effective instruction. As part of our professional development, we have been unpacking the Common Core State Standards for writing, reviewing our curriculum and instruction to ensure full alignment, examining scoring rubrics and working together to be assured our evaluation of student performance is calibrated across the grade level.

As a staff, we have also been studying more about Growth Mindset and the impact that it has on a student’s development and academic performance.

When you think about yourself and the work that you do with a Growth Mindset, you believe that your traits, habits, personality, skills, and so on are growing and changing. You are not smart or dumb, athletic or clumsy, artistic or not. You are constantly in progress. Effort is the lynchpin of this mindset: Shows how far you will go if you try and failures are viewed as feedback. They may still hurt, but they are not endpoints; they are signposts on ways to proceed in the future. To be successful in developing a growth mindset, it is important for students to acquire these traits….

  • Empathy – The ability to feel how another person is feeling and to imagine what it would be like to be in another’s position; you feel what someone else is feeling in their own heart.
  • Optimism – The ability to feel hopeful that risks are worth taking and believing problems will work out.
  • Resilience – The ability to bounce back and recover from setbacks or failures; trying again and again.
  • Persistence – The ability to stick with something even when it is challenging; not giving up!
  • Flexibility – The ability to see and try many possibilities in order to make something happen Tenacity – The quality of having persistent determination

I encourage you to watch the two videos below on Growth Mindset. The second YouTube link has a series of videos that would be good for you to watch with your child.

  1. http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/01/19/what-classdojo-monsters-can-teach-kids-aboutgrowth-mindset/
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWv1VdDeoRY

This month, we will be hosting a reading and math night for parents to learn more about the rigorous learning expectations that are expected of children through the grade levels. During these sessions, parents will be exposed to various learning tasks and be able to see how a question/assignment may be completed, however a child may receive more credit based on the elaboration and detail of the answer that is provided by the student. I am hoping you will be able to join us for these events.

The Informational Reading Night hosted by Ms. Grannis and Mrs. Knapp, our reading consultants, on Tuesday, February 2nd: Grades K-2 6:30 – 7:15 PM Grades 3-5 7:30- 8:15 PM The Informational Math Night will hosted by Mrs. Mangini, our math specialist, on Tuesday, February 9th: Grades K-2 6:30 – 7:15 PM Grades 3-5 7:30- 8:15 PM

As we start the second half of the school year, we are looking forward to an engaging and productive remainder of the school year for all the students.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions, concerns, or positive feedback to share, feel free to contact me by emailing me at JNeumeye@trumbullps.org or by calling 203-452-4433.


Mrs. Neumeyer


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  • Normal Day: 8:35am – 3:20pm
  • 90 Min. Delay: 10:05am – 3:20pm
  • 2 Hour Delay: 10:35am – 3:20pm
  • 2.5 Hour Delay: 11:05am – 3:20pm
  • Early Dismissal: 8:35am – 1:00pm
  • LUNCH IS NOT SERVED on Planned Early Closings (dates that are pre-planned as stated on District Calendar)
  • LUNCH IS SERVED on Unplanned Early Closings (half-day due to weather, etc.)

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