James Tansey Elementary School


Winter HeadSprout-DreamBox

16 Hour Challenge

December 1, 2014-February 1, 2015
Goal: 2 Hours Per Week Total
K-2: 1 Hour HeadSprout 1 Hour DreamBox
3-5: Dreambox 2 Hours per week


Click the logo to connect to DreamBox.          Headsprout Login for K-2


MCAS Parent Information

MCAS days will be here before we know it.  If your child is new to MCAS or you would like more information, now is a great time to review the Parent pages provided by the Massachusetts Department of Education.  Dr. Bretz, the coaches, and teachers can also clarify any questions you may have.  Clcik on the image below to access the parent resources.

In addition, the Massachusetts Statewide Parent Information and Resource Center has published  "Helping Your Child Prepare for MCAS" which is an excellent article with practical advice.  Click on the link below for the article.

The home page for the Massachusetts Statewide Parent Information and Resource Center has many links to information about Massachusetts Public Education in several different languages.  Their address is http://www.pplace.org/ .

Fourth Grade students will be participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (N.E.A.P.) on Tuesday, February 24th.  The link below gives an overview with information for parents.  Please take the time to read the information and contact the office with any questions you have.  Thank you for your support!


Teacher Webpages

For contact information, curriculum updates, and classroom activities, click on the image below to find the Tansey Teacher webpages.

February Reminders

Friday, February 6th             Term 2 Report Cards

Saturday, February 7th        Grade 5 Boys Basketball Game

                                                       Tansey v. Henry Lord

                                                       Morton Middle School 9:00 AM

Tuesday, February 10th       Faculty/Curriculum Mtg. 3:15-5:15

Saturday, February 14th      Grade 5 Boys Basketball Game

                                                       Tansey v. Silvia

                                                       Morton Middle School 10:00 AM

Monday, February 16th - Friday, February 20th

Mid-Winter Vacation

Monday, February 23rd       School Reopens

Tuesday, February 24th       Grade 4 NEAP

Saturday, February 28th     Grade 5 Boys Basketball Game

                                                       Tansey v. Fonseca

                                                      Morton Middle School 9:00 AM

News and Notices

Tansey Technology Lab

Tansey Times

December 2014

January 2015

Tansey C.A.R.E.S.






Social/Emotional Learning

School Adjustment Counselor

Sara Jane Bibeau

504 coordinator and civil rights and bullying designee



/Parent Fact sheet.pdf


/Behavior Triangle.pdf

Lunch Menu

Click on the image below to view the lunch menus for the month.

PTO News

/Tansey PTO Welcome Packet_2014.pdf

December Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd

6:00 P.M. in Library


Morning daycare is available from 7:00 am - 8:30 am each day. The cost is $3.00 per day. Students attending morning care are to enter with a parent through the front cafeteria door.

fternoon daycare is available from 2:52 pm - 5:30 pm each day. Registration and fee information is available on the link below or from the school office.

/2014 Morning-Afternoon Daycare Information.pdf