May 2014


Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is hard to believe that it is the beginning of May with all the brisk weather we have been experiencing. If April showers truly bring May flowers, we should soon be in FULL bloom!  As you can see by looking at the May calendar, we have a busy month ahead of us! As the weather improves, it will be important for us to help our students to stay focused on their academics. Your support and encouragement for your child to do their best in school is much appreciated. In order to have continued success, it will be important for our students to WORK HARD, before they play hard.

During the month of April, the students in grades 4 and 5 had the opportunity to experience the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) assessments. I am happy to report; that for the most part, we have uneventfully completed more than half of the testing window. I must extend my congratulations and appreciation to the staff and students as they have done an outstanding job working with and taking these computer based assessments. Participating in this field test has benefitted all of us. Grade 3 students will be taking the SBAC assessments during the month of May.

Throughout the school year, as part of our Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports Plan, we are having our students focus on the character traits that are represented in our T.I.G.E.R.S acronym. Currently, we are focusing on the letter “R” for showing RESPONSIBILY.  In April, we had several activities that were planned by our teachers, our Student Council and our PTA for the students to show that we are responsible for caring for the Earth.  In May, we will be helping students to show responsibility for being positive and productive citizens of our school community.

National Teacher Appreciation Week will be celebrated May 5th-9th. National Nurse Appreciation Day will also be celebrated next week on May 7th. Tashua Elementary School is extremely fortunate to have outstanding and dedicated staff members who strive to meet the daily needs of our students and work to educate our children to reach their full learning potential. I would like to extend my appreciation to them as we celebrate their professions in May.

As the weather changes, so will our attire. Please be aware of our district’s dress code outlined in this newsletter. Reviewing this dress code policy with your child and checking his/her clothing for school is much appreciated. Proper attire allows everyone to focus on education.

I thank you for your continued support of Tashua School and the education of your children!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email me at or call me at school – 203-452-4433.


Mrs. Neumeyer