School Briefs - Tashua School

Academic Excellence Meeting will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, 7:45 a.m. in Principal Neumeyer’s office.

The Rainforest Assembly will be held on Friday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. for students only. Performances at 5 and 7 p.m. at Middlebrook School are open to the public. Tickets are $5 at the door. The event includes the sights and sounds of the Amazon region and features exotic birds, jungle cats, monkeys, snakes and more. The performance is a combination educational program and comedy show conducted by trainer and entertainer Mike Kohlrieser. Presented by the non-profit organization Understanding Wildlife, Inc. and sponsored by the Tashua and Middlebrook PTAs.

The Opening ceremonies for the 2014 Tashua School Winter Olympics will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, at 2:15 p.m. Closing ceremonies will be held on Friday, Feb. 14 at 2:15 p.m. Parents welcome. To volunteer to help decorate the cafeteria during the week of Feb. 10, visit:

The PTA Community Service Committee clothing drive for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission is underway. The following gently used clothing items (child and adult sizes) will be collected through this Friday, Feb. 7: Coats, sweatshirts, hats/scarves, sweaters, mittens/gloves, socks, boots, blankets. Donation bins are located in the main lobby of the school. Donations will be directly provided to those in need. Visit Sponsored by the PTA Community Service Committee. Questions: Becky Carew.

Parents are invited to attend Coffee and Conversation with Principal Neumeyer on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 9:15 a.m., in the cafeteria.

Kids in Motion 2014 Challenge is under way. Turn in prize drawing slips every Friday through Feb. 14, to be entered to win. Insports Center is offering weekly Open Gyms during the Kids in Motion fitness challenge: $5 per person, every Tuesday through Feb. 11, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Questions: Contact Mari Jackson.

Time to order yearbooks: Order online at with yearbook ID code: 2501614 or use the order form. Order Deadline: April 4, 2014.

Attention 5th grade parents: Yearbook planning is underway. Here is what is needed: 1. A baby photo of your 5th grader, preferably a digital image. 2. Provide your “5th Grade Dedication” to your child. 3. Have your 5th grader submit “5th grade favorites.” For more details and links, visit and click on, “ATTN: 5TH Grade Parents.” Due ASAP.

Dreaming of Spring? Tashua PTA is looking for Spring Fair Chair/Co-Chairs and committee members. Contact Jen Meza.

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