James Tansey Elementary School

Last Call!!

PTO Spring Calendar Fundraiser



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18 Hour HeadSprout - Read Theory - DreamBox Challenge

Completion of the 18 hours earns a pizza party and raffle ticket for a Tablet.

Remember our Computer Lab is open Monday-Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm.


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

Click the logo to connect to Read Theory for Grades 3-5.

Congratulations to William, our DreamBox - HeadSprout Winter Challenge winner, pictured with Dr. Bretz and Peter Lance who represents Horace Mann Insurance, our challenge sponsor.

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/ .

Math MCAS Schedule

Grade 3                   Monday, May 11th and Tuesday, May 12th

Grade 4                   Friday, May 15th and Tuesday, May 19th

Grade 5                   Wednesday, May 13th and Thursday, May 14th

Science MCAS Schedule

Grade 5                  Wednesday, May 20th and Thursday, May 21st

Teacher Webpages

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

April Reminders

Wednesday, April 1st           Calendar Fundraiser begins

Wednesday, April 1st           PTO Meeting 6:00 PM

Friday, April 3rd                   No School - Good Friday

Tuesday, April 14th              Faculty Meeting

Friday, April 17th                  End of Term III

Week of April 20th               Spring Vacation

Monday, April 27th              School Resumes

May Reminders

Week of May 4th                   No Screens Week

                                                     Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 12th                Faculty Meeting

Monday, May 25th                Memorial Day - No School

June Reminders

Tuesday, June 9th                 Faculty Meeting

Monday, June 29th               Tentative Last Day of School

News and Notices

Tansey Technology Lab

Tansey Times

December 2014

January 2015

2015 February

2015 March

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

April Meeting

Wednesday, April 1st

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

2015 Summer Day Care Registration.pdf

2015 Summer Day Care Contact Information.pdf

2015 Summer Day Care Medical Information.pdf

2015 Summer Day Care Photo Release.pdf