Principal's Weekly Message

February 16, 2018

Dear Parents,

Each week Mr. Kilgallen and I communicate many of the wonderful things that occur here.  This week we celebrated Random Acts of Kindness, Books and Bites (Student Book Club), WEC’s Cultural Diversity presentation, our County Executive reading to 4th grade students, and our 100th Day, Valentine's and Chinese New Year celebrations.  

However, today I am writing to our parents to address the tragic events that occurred in Florida earlier this week.  Our most important job is to look into the eyes of our students and teachers to determine if indeed they feel safe and protected.  Please know our school psychologists, teachers, and support team are keenly sensitive to our children.  If we can be of help to any family in the Tuckahoe community, we are ready and willing.  We are aware of the connection some members of our school community share with  families and, unfortunately, victims of this tragedy.  Our hearts break and we pray, as a school family, for strength, vigilance, healing and kindness toward each other.  

Hug your children more often this week as we go into a much needed vacation.  Let's hope the flu and colds dissipate with the warmer weather and inevitability of spring.  

Mr. Cuglietto and Mr. Kilgallen

  • Winter Recess - Schools Closed

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • School Re-opens

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • WEC AM Chess Club

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC School

    PTA - Building Bridges

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC PM Chess Club

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC School

    PTA - Building Bridges

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UPCOMING AUTHOR VISITS

MICHAEL GARLAND • MARCH 8th
Award winning author and illustrator Michael Garland will be visiting on March 8th.  We look forward to his visit.  Thank you to the Tuckahoe PTA for sponsoring this exciting day. 

TERRY TAYLOR • MARCH 9th
Illustrator Terry Taylor will visit K and 1st grade on March 9th. Thanks to the Tuckahoe PTA and Cottle Library for arranging this enrichment program.

 

CALENDAR UPDATES

School will now be in session on Friday, May 25 (make-up day for the district's second inclement weather closure). Please be sure to update your calendar. Thank you.

Please note, the 2018-19 District Calendar is available on the District website under the "Our District" drop-down menu.

WEC POSTS

>> BOX TOPS PROGRAM NEEDS TOY DONATIONS!
  The Box Top program is seeking new or gently used toys for the Box Tops Raffle.  Please send to office labeled for Box Tops program. 

>> THS JAZZ CO. DANCE PERFORMANCE
Performances Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd at 8 PM in the THS Auditorium. Cost: $10

>> SCENES FROM MATH NIGHT 
January 11th was Math Night hosted by the Tuckahoe PTA and Mathnasium of Scarsdale. Mrs. Trinidad sent some collages of photos from the evening. Enjoy!  FamilyMathNight.pdf 

>> WEC SCIENCE FAIR PHOTOS!
The WEC Science Fair was great fun! The students who participated have done a wonderful job and should be proud. Congratulations!  View some photos from the three day event here:  science-fair-scenes.pdf   

>> 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.

>> 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 epomahony@hotmail.com

SAVE-THE-DATE FOR ANNIE!

  The William E. Cottle Theater Club will present ANNIE on  Wednesday, March 14th @ 7 PM in the Cottle Auditorium.

This Week's Links

  • Free Workshop for Parents

    7 Ways to Support Your Student’s Study Practice. Geared to grades 5 and up but open to all parents.  Register online: http://www.successfulstudyskills4students.com/tuckahoe. See FLYER for info.

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • Building Bridges

    Calling all Volunteers!!  Please help in your child’s class and volunteer for this incredible program!

    WEC PTA
  • Cottle Yearbook Photos

    Now accepting photos of the Science Fair, Winter Concert, Math Night and in-school candid’s for grades K-5.  Please see FLYER for details.

    WEC PTA
  • 5th Grade parents

    Attention 5th Grade Parents: important NEW yearbook photo submission info! 
    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

JANUARY BOX TOPS WINNERS

 Congratulations JANUARY 2018 Raffle Winners!   

• Peter T. -  Grade KR
• Maya T. - Grade 1C = Most Box Tops

 2018JanWinnersCW.pdf     |  Box-Top-Collection-Sheet.pdf 

Request: New or Gently Used Toys for Raffle Prizes
Please send to office, labeled for Box Tops Program

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.

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!  

Request: New or Gently Used Toys for Raffle Prizes
Please send to office, labeled for Box Tops Program

FIRST IN MATH

THE NEXT FIRST IN MATH UPDATE WILL BE FEB. 28th

JANUARY 25, 2018 • TOP PLAYERS & TEAMS
Stickers Earned: 533,966
Math Problems solved: 1,601,898

( Download January First in Math Stats here )

TOP TEN PLAYERS IN THE SCHOOL

  1. Audriana (Mrs. Goracy Gr. 5) = 15,089
  2. Cameron (Mrs. Guiffra Gr. 5) = 14,901  
  3. Nico (Mrs. Goracy Gr. 5) = 13,960
  4. Boris (Mrs. Bietsch Gr. 2) = 13,832
  5. Ian (Ms. Davide Gr. 4) = 12,302
  6. Kevin (Mrs. Goracy Gr. 5) = 11,773
  7. Dylan (Mrs. Scrivo Gr. 3) = 10,844
  8. Kaushambi (Mrs. Scrivo Gr. 3) = 10,440
  9. Emily (Mrs. Goracy Gr. 5) = 10,295
  10. Harry (Mrs. Ferrara Gr. 2) = 9,205

TEAMS OF THE MONTH

  • Mrs. Goracy's 5th Graders = +26,164
  • Mrs. Bietsch's 2nd Graders = +7,884
  • Mr. Fusco’s 5th Graders = +6,594

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

  • Emily (Mrs. Goracy Gr. 5) = +5,859
  • Nico (Mrs. Goracy Gr. 5) = +3,921
  • Audriana (Mrs. Goracy Gr. 5) = +2,849

CLUB NEWS

>> CULTURAL DIVERSITY CLUB
The Cultural Diversity Club's  second session started Thursday, January 18th and meets from 3:00–4:30 PM. The Club runs for 13 weeks. Contact Mrs. Ferguson with any questions at fergusonm@tuckahoeschools.org.

>> MORNING CHESS CLUB
Our Morning Chess Club began this Monday, January 22.  Morning Chess Club meets on Mondays and starts at 7:15 AM and meets in the Cottle cafeteria.

>> AFTER SCHOOL CHESS CLUB
The 2nd Semester of After School Club began January 23rd  and runs Tuesdays from 3:00–4:00PM until March 20th.

>> 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 

>> GIRL SCOUTS TROOP 2642
Girl​ ​Scouts​ ​Troop​ ​2642​ ​meetings are held at Cottle. Please download the flyer for details:  Daisy-Recruitment-Letter-v2.pdf 

TASC PROGRAM

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!

District News

  • Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

    March 5, 2018 Workshop
    March 19, 2018 Regular Meeting 

    Agendas, policies & meeting information located in BoardDocs

    Board of Education
  • Support Our Student Athletes

    Come out and cheer on our teams! View game schedules here.

    Athletics
  • Around Town

    Community Links
    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