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WEC Field Day and Cottle Chorus at Citi Field

A Message from the William E. Cottle Elementary School- The Cottle Weekly

May 31, 2024

We hope you all had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. It was certainly a pleasant change to have a few sunny days, even if we had a soggy ending!  As we enter the month of June, the pace will be picking up again at Cottle.  

This week we were treated to an in-school performance of the fabulous PTA Dance Recital, and our 4th and 5th Graders wowed us with their Strings Concert.  A big round of applause goes out to all the performers for sharing their amazing talent and for their hard work.  Special kudos to our Strings Director, Ms. Shentov!

Mother Nature also gave us a beautiful day for this week’s D.A.R.E. picnic.  D.A.R.E., of course, stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education.  This program helps prevent drug abuse by providing students with valuable information, improving decision-making and attitudes toward drug use, and improving social interaction among students, police officers, and local schools.  We thank all the parents and community members who have supported this program, and we congratulate our D.A.R.E. students!  

Field Day is coming up next week at WEC on June 7!  Our PTA in collaboration with our school nurse, Ms. Higgins, and our P.E. Team, Ms. Morris, Mr. Simone and Dr. McLeod, have prepared many fun activities and a delicious barbeque for our Cottle Cubs!  The Field Day menu (provided by Aramark) will include: hamburgers, cheese burgers (American cheese), beef hot dogs, whole wheat rolls, veggie burgers, ketchup & mustard, green/tossed salad, watermelon, and individual bags of chips. Rain date is June 14 – fingers crossed it won’t be needed!  

June 7 is also the scheduled date for the Grade 5 Luau – a fun Cottle tradition.  The rain date for the Luau is June 21.  

All next week, June 3 – 7 Cottle will once again host a Scholastic Book Fair.  I always enjoy watching our Cottle Cubs compare books and listening to their thoughts about what they like to read!  Be sure not to miss the Book Fair!  

Some information from the PTA:

Below are the bullet points from the PTA that should be added to this weeks' Cottle Weekly. Please let us know of any questions.   

PTA Men's Club Corn-Hole Tourney, Friday, 5/31, 5pm, Cottle Field

Scholastic BOGO Book Fair, 6/3-6/7

Cottle Field Day, Friday, 6/7 (rain date Friday 6/14)

5th Grade Luau, Friday 6/7, 6:30pm (rain date Friday 6/21)

PTA Men's Club Social Night-Out, Thursday, 6/13, 7pm, Jack's 

Scholastic Book Fair, 6/3 - 6/7

Our amazing PTA will be hosting the BOGO Book Fair, 6/3 - 6/7. Please click HERE for all details, and volunteer to help! Please note: you can set up an eWallet for your child HERE.

Cottle Field Day, 6/7

Field Day is a wonderful event for the Cottle Cubs to celebrate the end of the 2023–2024 school year, and HAVE FUN! In addition to all the fun activities, the PTA will also be providing a special BBQ lunch! Sign up to VOLUNTEER HERE.

A.Harts School Packets - 2024-25 

Believe it or not, A.Hartz School Supplies are now available for purchase for the 2024-2025 school year! Available for rising UPK-5th Grade at WEC. Order Deadline: Friday, June 28th. Order Now:  For any questions, please email:

For all the latest PTA News and Event Information, please be sure to visit regularly!

Finally, we want to express our belated thanks to the entire Tuckahoe school community for voting to pass the school budget in the recent election.  Your vote helps us to continue offering the best quality academic programs at Cottle.  


John Morash   and    Peter Kilgallen

Principal                     Assistant Principal

Important Upcoming Dates:

6/3 – 6/7 –Scholastic Book Fair

6/3 – Athletic Council Paint Night in the WEC Art Rm. (6:00 p.m.)

6/4 – D.A.R.E. Picnic (Rain Date), (Band Spring Concert (5:30 p.m.)

6/7 – WEC Field Day, Grade 5 Luau

6/13 – WEC Theater Performance – Day 1 (7:00 p.m.)

6/14 – WEC Theater Performance – Day 2 (7:00 p.m.), WEC Field Day (Rain Date), Third Marking Period Ends

6/18 – Kindergarten Graduation (9:15 a.m.), Grade 5 Graduation (11:30 a.m.)

6/19 – Juneteenth (School Closed)

6/20 – Kindergarten Graduation (Rain Date) (9:15 a.m.), Grade 5 Graduation (Rain Date) (11:30 a.m.)

6/21 – Grade 5 Luau (Rain Date), 

6/25 – Early Dismissal (11:30 a.m.)

6/26 – Last Day of School (9:30 a.m. Dismissal), Report Cards Accessible on the Parent Portal



School Events

  • WEC Theater Club Performance

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC Third Marking Period Ends

    William E Cottle School
  • Theater Club Performance

    William E Cottle School
  • Grade 5 Graduation @ 12:00 PM

    William E Cottle School
  • Kindergarten Graduation @ 9:30

    William E Cottle School
  • Cottle Kindergarten Graduation

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Cottle Fifth Grade Graduation

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Juneteenth - No School

    William E Cottle School
  • TMS/THS Turf Field

    Eighth Grade Color Wars

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • THS

    THS Graduation (Rain Date 6/21)

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • TMS Graduation

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Early Dismissal @ 11:00 am

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC Report Cards Accessible on Parents Portal

    William E Cottle School
  • Last Day of School 9:30 am Dismissal Time

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