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


May 23, 2024

Memorial Day weekend has arrived, and we only have a few weeks remaining in the 2023-2024 school year!  The last month of school continues to be filled with special events, as you can see from the list below!  

We began the special events this week with the Cottle Chorus Concert, featuring performances by our talented 4th and 5th Graders.   The WEC Art Show showcased some fabulous art work by our very creative artists in Grades K through 5.  Then our students showed their scientific genius with an amazing variety of projects at our annual Science Fair.  Lastly, it was so wonderful to see so many Cottle Families at WEC celebrating our first Unity Fest this week!  Thank you to all who participated and especially to our extraordinary teachers, including Ms. DePouli, Ms. Kim, Ms. Chianese, Ms. Valentine, Ms. Fritz, Ms. Cronin and Ms. Miller!

The Annual WEC Circus was a tremendous success this week! Our Kindergarten through Grade 5 Cottle Cubs were mesmerized by the circus performers' amazing aerial routines and contortionist acts. As a special treat, our 4th Graders had the opportunity to spend extra time with each performer at Circus Stations following the school-wide performance. Everyone had a fantastic time! A big thank you to the PTA, especially Ms. Romero and Ms. Berenson, for their help and support in organizing this wonderful event!

In addition, this week we held the annual Memorial Day celebration ceremony at the TMS/THS turf.  It was a wonderful event that celebrated so many that have sacrificed for our freedom.  A special congratulations to the WEC Memorial Day Essay Contest winner, Avery Ham (Grade 4) who did a phenomenal job reading her well-written and touching essay during the ceremony! 

There is lots to see and enjoy at WEC in the coming weeks!  We hope you will be able to come and join us!  

Information from the PTA:

  • 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

Our amazing PTA will be hosting the BOGO Book Fair, 6/3 - 6/7. Please click HERE for all details, and volunteer to help! 

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:

Cottle Field Day

Field Day is a wonderful event for the Cottle Cubs to celebrate the end of the 2023–2024 school year, show their class spirit, spend a day outdoors with their classmates and teachers, and, most importantly, to HAVE FUN! In addition to all the fun activities, the PTA will also be providing a special BBQ lunch! Sign up to VOLUNTEER HERE.

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

Finally, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of the summer season, and many of us will be enjoying family gatherings and local parades.  As we celebrate, we also remember that Memorial Day was established to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. We recognize and give thanks to those men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and way of life.

We wish you a relaxing holiday weekend!  


John Morash   and    Peter Kilgallen

Principal                     Assistant Principal

Important Upcoming Dates:

5/24 – 5/27 – Memorial Day weekend (School Closed)

5/29 – D.A.R.E. Picnic, Strings Concert (5:30 p.m.)

5/31 – PTA Dance Recital – In-School Performance

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

  • Memorial Day Weekend- No School

    William E Cottle School
  • Spring Chorus Concert

    Spring Chorus Concert

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • WEC Strings Concert @ 5:30pm

    William E Cottle School
  • Raindate Spring Chorus Concert

    Raindate Spring Chorus Concert

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • PTA Dance Recital Cottle Performance

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • WEC Scholastic Book Fair

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC Band Concert @ 5:30pm

    William E Cottle School
  • Grade 5 Luau

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC Field Day

    William E Cottle School
  • Cottle Field Day

    (Rain Date 6/14)

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Cottle Fifth Grade Luau

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • THS Library

    PTA Executive Board Meeting

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • WEC Theater Club Performance

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC Third Marking Period Ends

    William E Cottle School
  • Theater Club Performance

    William E Cottle School
  • Kindergarten Graduation @ 9:15

    William E Cottle School
  • Grade 5 Graduation @ 11:30 AM

    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
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