September 1, 2017

Dear Parents:

My name is Louis Cuglietto and I will be serving this community as Interim Principal of the William E. Cottle School (WEC) for the 2017 – 2018 school year.  

I have already met most of our faculty and look forward to meeting you on the first days of school.  Open School Night dates are Monday, September 18, for grades K-2 and Tuesday, September 19, for grades 3 – 5.  I hope to meet most of you on either of those evenings.  More information will be made available to you from our office and from your child’s teacher.

Each day our building becomes more and more ready for school’s opening.  Our custodial team has done a professional job putting a shine on things after a very busy summer of programs and activities.  Our teachers are coming into school to prepare their rooms for opening day.  The sounds of instructional conversations are heard in all quarters of our building.  Plans and goals, hopes and dreams are synonymous with this time of the year.  Slowly, inevitably we start to let go of summer and reflect upon the infinite possibilities of friendships and excellence a new school year brings to our home and to yours.

I had the privilege to experience our Kindergarten Bus Run on August 23rd.  I want to thank and acknowledge our PTA, Mr. Kilgallen, Mrs. Pinto, and our Kindergarten teachers for preparing our school for this wonderful event.  

Let’s all have a healthy, productive school year filled with the wonders of learning and the trusting relationships and empathy that underpins all great school programs.   


Louis Cuglietto, Interim Principal



Spring Diversity Club (grades 3 to 5) takes place Thursdays for enrolled students from 3:00PM to 4:30PM.  Please see what the Cultural Diversity Club  has done so far this spring!  Diversity-Club-Spring1.pdf  

After School Chess Club (for enrolled students in Grades K-5) takes place Tuesdays from 3:00PM to 4:00PM. Second semester ends March 14th. Third semester begins March 21st.  

Morning Chess Club (grades 3 to 5) with Mr. Michael McDermott meets on Monday mornings from 7:15AM to 8:15AM in the Cottle Cafeteria. Second semester started January 23rd.

Italian Language Program
The Italian Language Program is for students in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5.  Classes meet on Fridays from October 21st through June 2, 2017. 

Italian Club Amici 
Italian Club Amici is for students in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5. The club meets one Monday per month October through May in the music room at Cottle.  The club is limited to 16 students. Registration closed October 13th.


There are quite a number of coats, sweaters, and other clothing collecting on the PTA Lost & Found coat rack in our cafeteria. Children should check the Lost & Found coat rack during lunchtime to see if anything belongs to them, and parents can visit the coat rack any day after school. Remember, unclaimed items are donated to charity in December and June each school year.


Please click here to view flyers for community events. 


Rules for Cottle Weekly Submissions

  1. All Cottle Weekly submissions are due no later than Wednesday* at 12PM. Articles submitted after the deadline may not make the posting.
  2. *Deadline is Tuesday at 12PM when a school holiday falls on a Thursday, Friday or if there is early dismissal on a Friday.
  3. Please note, all submissions require the approval of the Principal and/or Superintendent before they can be posted; submit requests early to allow time for review and approval
  4. The TUFSD forbids advertising of non-school events or activities for children. Only programs run by, or sponsored by Tuckahoe Schools, the Tuckahoe PTA or the Tuckahoe School Foundation are eligible for publication in newsletters. 

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