My school Cares about its students learning and recognizes their efforts. The teachers do not push students aside that really need help with a subject and are willing to go the extra mile.
My son is having some issues and we believe it has to do with him being the youngest in his class. The idea of holding him back in second grade has come up and the teachers are being fairly proactive in helping him. We are currently on a 12 week program that ends in about 3 weeks. Once that is over we will do additional testing if necessary.
My child enjoyed fourth grade and grew academically as well as maturity level. Tynes has some of the highest expectations I have seen from an Elementary school, but the kids rise to meet that expectation. Mr. B was amazing and did a wonderful job keeping the kids happy, engaged and learning. The office staff was friendly and courteous. I have never had a need to meet with the principal, but I do like the recorded phone calls she sends through keeping parents up to date with information and the happenings at school. The only improvement I was GOING to suggest is a PFA so that parents can be more involved, but they brought that back this year already. Thanks Tynes!
Overall Tynes Elem. School has some of the best teachers. As far as the front-desk is concerned I totally disagree with the remark - it has become better in the last year! I have grandchildren since 2006 in Tynes Elem. School. In 8 years of contact with the front-desk, they have ALWAYS been friendly, helpful etc. They deserve a 5 Star by itself. The person I give a 0 Star is the Principal LAURA FOGARTY! How for the love of God she became a Principal, is beyond me! It must have been School politics!
I'm happy to say that I've noticed big changes in the front desk staff. They actually greet people now when they come in and speak in a friendlier tone which is nice. Thanks for listening! My son and I adore his teachers again this year. Overall, I am very pleased with this school.
I have to agree with the other parents, LAURA FOGARTY, is very RUDE and does not return phone calls. In fact, she has the VP to do it for her. I DO NOT care for this woman and feel she's a downfall to the school itself. Most of the teachers and staff are friendly and compassionate. FOGARTY has no business trying to run a school as she does....in my opinion, as a parent, she's got no business being a principal at any school until she gets her act together and stop being rude to the parents.
Our son attended Tynes last year for Kindergarten and his teacher was very helpful and worked well with us to get him through the year. He is a young kindergartener compared to the rest of his class so he did struggle a bit so she was great! The only semi complaint I have is the way they discipline with giving referrals out like you would a letter to home and also some inconsistancy with discipline. I am under the impression the new assistant principle was going to be working on this.
Both my children attended this school. All the staff seemed very UN welcoming to any parent involvement and the school had a feeling of some kind of reform school/jail. Even worse my son had an IEP from his last school and I brought it up to his teacher and staff when we started there but it wasn't till the end of the school year when they finally wanted to address the problem...too much...too little...too late.... I am so happy we no longer have to be associated with this school
its a great school. but mrs howl is not a cool teacher did not like her. other then that its great. i love the kids and there nice to well most.
I have to say the teachers do an alright job but the administrator and staff are pretty rude. Im concerned how they handle the children in the nurse's station. As for the principal, I'm glad she is retiring because I'm sure they will get someone who handles situations better if they arise.
I recently relocated to the TYNES Elemntary school district. The office administration is terrible - very rude. Everytime I visit the office - the secretary/administrator gives me the same attitude - which is uncalled for.The parking lot is dangerous - in order to pick your child up from school, you have to travel back down the one way street you just came up - forcing you to face oncoming traffic and school buses.
The administrative staff and leadership at this school has made our first 2 years of school miserable. Our kindergarten teacher was wonderful but our 1st grade teacher would have done better choosing to be a prison guard for hardened offenders than impressionable 6 year olds. The curriculum is fine. I think they focus too much on certain subjects but we have been able to supplement at home to keep him where I think he needs to be. My biggest problem is the office staff. I sometimes wonder if they sit around and try to find ways to make things harder for the parents. They are rude and discourteous. As soon as the housing market picks up, I hope to sell and move to another neighborhood not zoned for Tynes.
my son loves school again. I love your circulium , reading program etc. He's learned more and has more challenging work. which he needed to be more challanged. tynes has done that! Thank you tynes
I had always been told how great tynes elementary was. I was excited for my children to attend. Now that I have been involved with the school a couple years I'm starting to feel different. I don't think it s the school that it once was. Few teachers are truly responsive to your questions or concerns. They tend to handle you as they do one of the stundents - very 'matter of factly' and send you one your way. Not to mention the numerous times i have offered my services to volunteer and they brushed me aside. You think they would appreciative the eagerness of a parent to be involved. I'd also prefer to see money from fundraisers go towards special programs that they are lacking due to cutbacks versus a new playground or teatherball equipment. And since when is recess considered PE? They need to be more well rounded.
I have a 4th grader and a 1st grader both with ADHD. the staff is great and very helpful. My son also needs extra help, and they are right there to help him even on his bad days. Hate to see them have to make cut backs. We will see what next year holds.
My Daughter is in 6th grade and has been at Tynes frpm the begining of pre-k. I am on the PFA and volunteer and have still been asked to provide my ID... The gate was added which made me feel better. Mrs. Scott was great and she really did know the students and the parents. I really miss her the new help is much less impressive. But I hope they will learn, I think Mrs. Scott did the job of 2-3 people. I love Tynes and my daughter and I will cry when she graduates. we can look forward to the the Cruddy JR highs and long commutes for them...
I would like to address earlier statements about the security at Tynes. Tynes is always working to become more and more secure and student safety is of the utmost importance. I personally can recognize many parents of whom I have never formally met, but I know which child(ren) they belong to. Just because you might think the front office staff doesn't know who you are doesn't mean they don't. Our staff would never let a child go with a parent without showing ID if they weren't sure that the child was yours. Our staff is very attentive to all the non-staff adults that are on our campus. We are more observant than most parents think.
I have a 5 year old son in PreK at Tynes Elementary. He has ADHD and had a problem with focusing & sitting still. Mrs. Corby, Mrs. Gonzalas and Mrs. Ganion all came together and helped him. They always keep me posted on his daily activities, how hes doing, what his attitude was throughout the day, etc. Its like I'm there! I love this school and I love his teachers! We live out of the Tynes district, but he is allowed to go to Tynes because of the PreK program. I really hope he can start kindergarten at Tynes and not have to go to Wilkinson Elem. And I do agree that security needs to be a lot better. I checked my son out of school and no one asked me for my ID and I've never even talked to the front desk people before.
This is an amazing school where you will always recieve the upmost education from.
My children have been attending Tynes for 3 years now. The youngest one is in Kindergarten. The problem I see happening with this school is that there is no security. Regardless if my children have been attending for 3 years, does not mean the front office people know who I am. I walked in the front door, signed my child out on the signout sheet, had the office lady call my child (w/o asking for ID), the child came to the front and I walked out with her (Kindergartner mind you). Who's to say I was the person on the list that was not allowed to check this child out.......This school is awaiting an abduction. They have never in all 3 years asked me for my ID and checked to make sure I was on the list. That is scary.
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