September 1, 2017
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
EARLY PICK UPS
NOTE REQUIRED FOR EARLY PICK-UPS
Students being picked up early 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.
WEC - Open School MorningGrades K, 1 & 2 @ 9 am - 10 amGrades 3, 4 & 5 @ 10 am - 11 amWilliam E Cottle School
PTA Mixed Bag Fundraiser endsWilliam E Cottle School
WEC Rag-A-Muffin ParadeWilliam E Cottle School
WEC PTA Picture Retake DayWilliam E Cottle School
WEC Picture Retake DayWilliam E Cottle School
WEC 4th Grade Native American AssemblyWilliam E Cottle School
WEC Early Dismissal - Parent Teacher ConferencesWilliam E Cottle School
WEC Early Dismissal - Parent Teacher ConferencesWilliam E Cottle School
WEC Kindergarten Friendship DayWilliam E Cottle School
WEC Auditorium Foyer
WEC PTA Holiday BoutiqueWilliam E Cottle School
FIRST IN MATH - JUNE RESULTS!
JUNE 15, 2017 • TOP PLAYERS & TEAMS
Stickers Earned: 656,718
Math Problems solved: 1,978,227
Top 10 Players in the School
- Renee (Mrs. Cardone Gr. 5) = 32,478
- Joanne (Mr. Fusco Gr. 5) = 30,689
- Preston (Mrs. Cardone Gr. 5) = 29,676
- CJ (Mrs. Cardone Gr. 5) = 23,280
- Ian (Mrs. Scrivo Gr. 3) = 22,695
- Chiyo (Mrs. Volpe Gr. 2) = 13,084
- Marcel (Mrs. Cardone Gr. 5) = 13,047
- Emily (Mr. Fusco Gr. 5) = 12,401
- Cameron (Ms. Gherardi Gr. 4) = 10,452
- Yusuke (Mrs. Ferrara Gr. 2) = 10,123
Teams of the Month
- Mrs. Burke's 4th Graders = +9,895
- Mrs. Scrivo's 3rd Graders = +4,727
- Ms. Stroud's 4th Graders = +3,124
Players of the Month
- Ronald C. (Mrs. Burke Gr. 4) = +1,761
- Ian (Mrs. Scrivo Gr. 3) = +1,704
- Shane (Mrs. Burke Gr. 4) = +1,562
MAY BOX TOPS WINNERS!
Congratulations MAY Box Top winners!:
- Grace N. in class 2B
- Declan D. in class KB (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.
June Box Tops Winners will be awarded in September!
Thank you Mrs. O'Mahony for your tireless efforts running the Box Tops program for the Cottle Community since 2004!
Box Tops are worth 10-cents for our school and can really add up. Box Tops have been used for many cultural, educational and fun endeavors in our school.
COMPUTER SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Please purchase a folder for computer class if you have a child entering grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 next year. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will also need a 50-100 page 8.5" x 11" notebook. Thank you! - Ms. Martin
BOX TOPS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
BOX TOPS - VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR NEXT YEAR!
email: email@example.com if interested!
COTTLE LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE
PLEASE RETURN ALL COTTLE LIBRARY BOOKS BY MONDAY JUNE 19th
We are cataloging our library inventory for the end of the school year. Please return all library books ASAP. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
The Tuckahoe PTA is interested in launching exciting and academically rich after-school enrichment programs developed by Curious-on-Hudson on the school campus in the fall of 2017. The goal is to offer innovative, high-caliber, cross-disciplinary STEAM + courses after school. Please take a few minutes to indicate your interest in the programs and in the following suggested course topics and themes. NOTE: It should be stated that these topics are grouped by broad theme only, and that specific classes would be based on innovative and cross-disciplinary uses of these themes. Please select only the topics that are of interest to you and your child.
SCHOOL BEE DIRECTORY
TUCKAHOE SCHOOL DISTRICT DIRECTORY
If you have not received an invitation to SchoolBee or you are a new family to our school, please email your name, email address, student’s name and grade/teacher to Amy Shaw and Lori Tortorella at firstname.lastname@example.org so you can join SchoolBee too! By joining SchoolBee, you will have access to class lists, PTA announcements and important school information.
PTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Congratulations to Cottle Assistant Principal, PETER KILGALLEN, who was chosen as this year’s winner of the Tuckahoe PTA Lifetime Achievement award. This honor is given each year to a Tuckahoe individual as recognition of distinguished service to children and youth.
TUCKAHOE TIGERS YOUTH FOOTBALL
2017 SEASON YOUTH FOOTBALL GR. 1-6
We will be offering grades 5/6 Tackle Football, grades 3/4 Tackle Football and grades 1/2 Flag Football programs this year. There is a participation fee per player of $300 for Tackle Football and $125 for Flag Football. READ MORE HERE: Tuckahoe Tigers Youth Football Flyer.pdf.
CAMP INVENTION July 17-21st!
TASC will be teaming up with CAMP INVENTION - An Exciting STEM Science Program!
~ Camp Invention will be led by Tuckahoe teachers Mrs. Ferguson and Mr. Greco ~
CAMP INVENTION: "The Launchpad for your Imagination!" Create your own personal, ultimate spy gadget alarm box by taking apart and upcycling everyday machines. Explore a distant new exoplanet and design inventions to create the next Earth. Launch water rockets, build bubble blasters and engineer giant castles. Design duct tape products and pitch them to mock investors. Follow the below link to register!
DATES: Week 4 - July 17th- July 21st 8:45a.m. - 2:45p.m.
AGES: Rising 3rd - 6th grade
- $50 for students already registered to attend the full day TASC(2) program of week 4.
- $250 for students already registered to attend the half-day TASC (2) program of week 4.
- $400 for new students only registering for a single week of Camp Invention.
TASC(2) CAMP REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 16th!
TASC(2) is a fully licensed summer program designed to provide appropriate supervision for school-aged children entering kindergarten through 8th grade. TASC(2) Summer Program Registration is open and spots are filling up fast! To ensure your child's spot please follow the below link. Registration will close on June 16th. Download the brochure for more information: TASC 2 2017.pdf
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.
WEC LOST & FOUND
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.
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Rules for Cottle Weekly Submissions
- All Cottle Weekly submissions are due no later than Wednesday* at 12PM. Articles submitted after the deadline may not make the posting.
- *Deadline is Tuesday at 12PM when a school holiday falls on a Thursday, Friday or if there is early dismissal on a Friday.
- 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
- 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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