James Tansey Elementary School

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Congratulations to our 5th Grade Basketball Team who worked and played hard this season.

Way to go, Tansey Tigers!

PTO Spring Calendar Fundraiser



Read Across America Week

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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/ .

ELA MCAS Schedule

Grade 3                    Tuesday, March 31st and Thursday, April 2nd

Grade 4                    Thursday, April 2nd (Long Composition)

                                    Tuesday, April 7th and Thursday, April 9th

Grade 5                    Wednesday, April 8th and Friday, April 10th

Teacher Webpages

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

April Reminders

Friday, April 3rd                   No School - Good Friday

Friday, April 17th                  End of Term III

Week of April 20th               Spring Vacation

Monday, April 27th              School Resumes

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

March Meeting

Wednesday, March 18th

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