Principal's Weekly Message
December 15, 2017
I attended a holiday show at Concordia College last week. I was excited to bring my three-year old grandson, who fell asleep in his car seat just as I got close to the college. So, I decided to drive (slowly) around all the neighborhoods in Tuckahoe until the performance. Holiday lights were going up, children were playing with their friends, the shops and businesses in the Village were busy, construction was in progress in just about every direction. When I drove by our school before finally going to the college, I told my sleeping grandson that this is where his grandfather works. It was a nice, reflective moment, filled with appreciation. This paragraph is my way of saying thank you to the parents of WEC.
Please be apprised that our Winter Concert location has been changed to our MS/HS Auditorium on Wednesday, December 20th. We anticipate a very large crowd and we cannot place our students nor school in a situation where we would be subject to Fire Code violations. This decision is a result of careful discussion and consideration of the number of tickets we are distributing to the families of our performers. All parents of our performers will receive a communication on this change via Blackboard Connect. We hope you enjoy the performance.
Our Planning and Performance Leadership Team (PPLT) has been charged to review all possible options for the 2018-19 school year with respect to class size, the number of classrooms per grade level, and classroom space. The team is comprised of teachers, parents, and administrators. We have conducted one productive meeting and will convene again on January 4, 2018 to finalize our recommendations to our Superintendent, Mr. Albano.
Our students have embarked on a school-wide project, “Operation Gratitude” for the United States servicemen and women who are currently deployed in Afghanistan. WEC students have written friendly letters of gratitude. All letters will be collected today to ensure the troops receive the letters before the end of the holidays. Our PTA has generously offered to provide the writing paper and cover the shipping costs. Thanks to the Tuckahoe Community Service Committee and to Ms. Quartararo for your leadership on this project.
Louis Cuglietto and Peter Kilgallen
BOE MeetingTuckahoe Union Free School District
WEC Winter Concert - Bands, Strings, ChorusWilliam E Cottle School
Holiday Recess - Schools ClosedTuckahoe Union Free School District
Holiday Recess - Schools ClosedTuckahoe Union Free School District
WEC Report Cards Go HomeWilliam E Cottle School
School Re-opensTuckahoe Union Free School District
WINTER CONCERT UPDATE
>> WINTER CONCERT in MS/HS Auditorium
The Cottle School Band, Strings and Chorus Winter Concert is on Wednesday, December 20th at 7 PM . The concert will now take place in the Tuckahoe MS/HS Auditorium.
String, Chorus & Band students should report to the MS/HS at these approximate times:
- 6:30 - Strings
- 6:45 - Chorus
- 7:00 - Band
CROSSING GUARD TO RETIRE
Crossing guard Linn Davey would like to announce her retirement as our school crossing guard.
Ms. Davey's last day is Friday, December 22nd. Please download and read her letter: Linn-Davey-Retirement.pdf .
We will miss you Linn and we wish you good health and good luck on all your future plans! Congratulations on your retirement!
>> CONGRATULATIONS ALL COUNTY CHORUS & ORCHESTRA
The music teachers would like to recognize the following Cottle students who have been selected to participate in All County Chorus and All County Orchestra for 2018.
All County Chorus:
• Naomi Condron
• Isabella DeFabbia
• Alia Kindberg
• Isaac Seel
All County Orchestra:
• Nico Tortorella
>> 3RD GRADE PARENTS
Cottle 3rd graders will be starting to learn how to play the recorder soon! 3rd grade parents, if you haven't already done so, please remember to bring in your payment and payment slip to order your recorder!
>> BOX TOPS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!
The Box Top program is seeking volunteers to help Mrs. O'Mahony, who has been running the Box Tops program for the Cottle Community since 2004! If interested, please email Elena O'Mahony at email@example.com.
>> GRADE 4 & 5 BAND & K-5 STRING ORCHESTRA
Band lessons are in session. 4th grade meets on Mondays and 5th grade meets on Wednesdays. Strings students meet with Ms. Shentov on Thursday and Fridays.
>> NOTE REQUIRED FOR EARLY PICK-UPS
Students being picked up early from school must have a written note from their parents/guardians or an email sent to their child’s homeroom teacher. If a note/email is not received, or if there is not a valid reason for the absence (example, doctor appointment, etc.), the child will be marked illegally absent.
CONCERT SEATING REQUEST
>> WINTER CONCERT SEATING
The Concert schedule is as follows:
Session 1: Strings perform at 7 PM (approximately 7-7:20 PM). There will be a 10-15
minute break in between each Session. We respectfully request that String students
who are not participating in Chorus pick up their children at the end of Session 1 so
there are enough seats for the large group of Chorus/Band parents. This is a courtesy
we request, respectfully.
Session 2: Our Chorus performs at 7:35 PM (approximately 7:35-7:55 PM).
Session 3: Our Band performs from 8:05 – 8:30 PM.
This Week's Links
Please see an announcement regarding 5th grade yearbook photos.WEC PTA
New Informational Resources
See the attachment for links that contain information on a wide range of services offered as well as SEPTA-sponsored programs.PTA - Parent Teacher Association
Save-the-Date for Math Night!
See attached flyer for info!WEC PTA
Thank You from the 5th Grade!
Please see the thank you note from the Cottle Class of 2018.WEC PTA
Take 2 for Cottle Yearbook Photos!
Deadline extended to submit Field Day 2017, First Day of School and Halloween Pics!WEC PTA
Shop Amazon and Help the PTA!PTA - Parent Teacher Association
TASC offers affordable and appropriate before and after school care for students Kindergarten thru 7th grade. Since we offer flexible schedules and convenient tuition plans we have a program for everyone!
Please CLICK HERE to download detailed information about the program. Thank you!
>> AFTER SCHOOL CHESS CLUB
After School Club began October 24th and runs Tuesdays from 3:00–4:00PM until Dec. 12th.
>> DIVERSITY CLUB
Diversity Club began October 16th and runs Mondays from 3:00–4:30PM for 13 weeks. The second session will start Thursday, January 18th from 3:00–4:30PM and will run for 13 weeks. Please sign up asap before it fills up! Contact Mrs. Ferguson with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLUB
The Italian Language Program meets Tuesdays and is offered to students in grades 2 to 5. The program began October 17th. Please download the flyer for more information abou the program: ITALIAN-LANGUAGE-2017-2018.pdf
Most recently, the Cultural Diversity Club learned about Bermuda from the Gerken Family.
OCTOBER BOX TOPS WINNERS
Congratulations OCTOBER 2017 Raffle Winners!
• Samantha A. - Grade 1VC
• Dexter M. - Grade 3C = Most Box Tops
For every 10 Box Tops you submit, you will receive 1 entry into the monthly Box Top Raffle! Each month a small toy is raffled off.
Requesting New or Gently Used Toys for Raffle Prizes
Please Send to Office Labeled for Box Tops Program
Box Tops are worth 10-cents for our school and really add up. Box Tops money is used for many cultural, educational and fun endeavors in our school.
Please support the Box Tops Program - Thank you!
FIRST IN MATH
NEXT UPDATE - DECEMBER 21, 2017
NOVEMBER 21, 2017 • TOP PLAYERS & TEAMS
Stickers Earned: 345,268
Math Problems solved: 1,035,804
( Download Nov. Flyer Here )
Top 10 Players in the School
- Cameron (Mrs. Guiffra Gr. 5) = 11,581
- Ian (Ms. Davide Gr. 4) = 11,242
- Kevin (Mrs. Goracy Gr. 5) = 11,000
- Audriana (Mrs. Goracy Gr. 5) = 9,200
- Boris (Mrs. Bietsch Gr. 2) = 8,530
- Dylan (Mrs. Scrivo Gr. 3) = 8,398
- Nico (Mrs. Goracy Gr. 5) = 7,805
- Jayden (Mrs. Scrivo Gr. 3) = 6,831
- Kausha (Mrs. Scrivo Gr. 3) = 6,443
- Truman (Mrs. Cardone Gr. 5) = 6,200
Teams of the Month
- Mrs. Goracy's 5th Graders = +24,340
- Mrs. Scrivo's 3rd Graders = +17,650
- Mrs. Cardone’s 5th Graders = +16,391
Players of the Month
- Dylan (Mrs. Scrivo Gr. 3) = +5,592
- Ian (Ms. Davide Gr. 4) = +4,772
- Jayden (Mrs. Scrivo Gr. 3) = +4,700
Upcoming Board of Education Meetings
December 18, 2017 Regular MeetingBoard of Education
Support Our Student Athletes
Come out and cheer on our teams! View game schedules here.Athletics
The information contained in the flyers below are solely being presented by the organizers, and are not researched by, endorsed, nor approved by the Tuckahoe Union Free School District. The School District accepts no liability for any information contained within or obtained by parents/guardians or any damages or losses directly or indirectly as a result of the information provided by the organizers. Any issues with any of these resources should be directly reported to that organization.Tuckahoe Union Free School District