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




Dear Cottle Families,

As we bid farewell to the warmth of Thanksgiving and embrace the festive spirit that surrounds us, we hope this message finds you and your families in good health and high spirits. The echoes of gratitude still resonate in our hearts as we reflect on the joyous moments shared during our Thanksgiving celebrations. As we navigate the final stretch of the year, we are excited to share some highlights and upcoming events that will undoubtedly contribute to the continued growth and happiness of our school community. Your unwavering support is invaluable, and together, we look forward to creating more cherished memories in the weeks ahead.

Remember next Thursday and Friday are half-days for Family-Teacher conferences. Family-Teacher conferences serve as a vital bridge between the home/school connection, playing a pivotal role in a child's educational journey. These meetings provide a dedicated space for open communication, fostering a collaborative partnership between parents, guardians, and teachers. By discussing a student's progress, strengths, and areas for improvement, parents/guardians gain valuable insights into their child's academic and social development. Likewise, teachers benefit from the firsthand knowledge parents and guardians bring about their child's learning style, interests, and any challenges they may face outside the classroom. This exchange of information enables both parties to work together in a more informed and coordinated manner, tailoring strategies to support the child's holistic growth. Beyond academic updates, Family-Teacher conferences contribute to building a supportive community, reinforcing the idea that education is a shared responsibility. In essence, these conferences not only provide a snapshot of a student's academic journey but also strengthen the collaborative effort needed to nurture their overall well-being and success of our Cottle Cubs. Please take a look at the videos we have created to help you as we get ready for Family/Teacher conferences next week.

Preparing for Your Family and Parent Teacher Conference-Grades K-2


Preparing for Your Family and Parent Teacher Conference-Grades 3-5


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! Our Winter Concerts are approaching here at Cottle Elementary! Please look at the dates and times for each performance:

 Cottle Music Dept. Winter 2023 Concert Schedule 

*The Following all takes place in the Cottle Auditorium

Tuesday December 12th

5:30PM Start time -  4th/5th Gr. CHORUS CONCERT (Students arrive at 5pm)

Wednesday December 13th

5:30PM Start time - 4th/5th Gr. BAND CONCERT (Students arrive at 5pm)

Thursday December 14th 

5:30PM Start time - 4th/5th Gr. STRING ORCHESTRA CONCERT (Students arrive at 5pm)

Be in the know and get involved with our amazing PTA. For all the latest PTA News and Event Information, please be sure to visit TuckahoePTA.com regularly! The PTA needs your help!! Spring '23 School Event Photos & Halloween Photos are needed for this year's Cottle Yearbook!

It is time to upload more candid photos of your child(ren) from last year's Spring Events including Tuckapalooza, Science Fair, Art Show, Spring Concerts and the PTA Dance Recital. For instructions, please visit THIS LINK. Please also upload HALLOWEEN PHOTOS at THIS LINK.

Cottle Principal PJ Read Aloud

Please join Mr. Morash and Mr. K for a virtual read aloud on Thurs. 12/7. Grades K-2 will be at 6:30p and Grades 3-5 will be at 7:15p. Please click HERE for the links and details.

Holiday Boutique - Volunteers Needed!

Please help us make this year's Holiday Boutique a success. Visit HERE to sign up to help with the event. 

Purchase your YEARBOOK!

Please visit HERE to purchase your 2023-24 Cottle Yearbook!

SOLD OUT!!! The Harlem Wizards are coming to town on 1/5/24. The Tuckahoe Athletic Council has partnered up with the Cottle PAWS program to bring the Harlem Wizards back to Tuckahoe. Come on out and support the Tiger Squad as they take on the Wizards. Please remember all Cottle students must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:00 pm and tipoff is at 6:30pm.

Update to Morning K-2 Car Drop Off at WEC We wanted to reach out with a quick update regarding car drop off for K-2 students in the circle off Crawford St.  

 Beginning Monday, December 4, if you drop off in the circle in the morning you will notice the students, following the exit from their vehicle, will enter the building through the Main Entrance/Security Vestibule and not through the awning door.  We will have WEC staff strategically placed outside and inside the building to ensure the students enter the building safely and get to their locations after they enter the building.  

 We wanted to send this message so families are not surprised when they see their child enter the building through a different entrance beginning Monday, December 4.  If you have any questions please contact the Main Office.

 Once again a friendly reminder that  we have been spoiled by the unusually warm weather this autumn, however, more consistent chilly weather is on the way. Please be sure your Cubs have some warmer layers to wear, as needed. Also please remind your cubs to make sure they come home with all sweatshirts, jackets, and hats. The Cottle lost and found has a number of unclaimed sweatshirts, jackets, hats, and lunchboxes. Next week during Family/Teacher conferences all lost and found items will be on display in the gym for parents/guardians to look through. 


Peter Kilgallen and John Morash


12/1 First marking period ends

12/7 Cottle Principals Read Aloud virtually at K-2 students from 6:30 to 7:00 

12/7 Cottle Principals Read Aloud virtually at 3-5 students from  7:15 to 7:45 

12/7 Family/Teacher Conferences Half-day 11:00 am dismissal

12/8 Family/Teacher Conferences  Half-day 11:00 am dismissal

 12/8 5th Grade Poinsettia & Wreath Sale PICK UP @ Cottle

 12/12 Cottle Chorus Concert 5:30 pm start time 

12/13 Cottle Band Concert 5:30 pm start time 

12/15 Cottle Strings Concert 5:30 pm start time                                                           

12/11-12/16 Cottle Holiday Boutique

UPCOMING: Cottle Stem After School  Enrichment, 1/8/24 - 3/8/24, *Registration Coming*

School Events

  • WEC Second Marking Period Begins

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC Parent/Teacher Conferences- 11:00 am Dismissal

    11:00 am Dismissal

    William E Cottle School
  • Zoom

    Cottle Principal PJ Read-Aloud

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Cottle Holiday Boutique

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • PTA Holiday Boutique

    William E Cottle School
  • Chorus Concert

    In-School Performance @ 9:30

    William E Cottle School
  • Band Concert

    9:30 In-School Performance

    William E Cottle School
  • Orchestra Concert

    In-School Performance @ 9:30

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC Bingo Night @ 6:00 pm

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

    William E Cottle School
  • Winer Recess

    William E Cottle School
  • THS Library

    PTA Executive Board Meeting

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Principal's Coffee 9:30 am In-Person

    William E Cottle School
  • Principal's Coffee 7:00 pm Virtual

    William E Cottle School
  • No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    William E Cottle School
  • Cottle Community Service Night

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • PTA WEC Talent Show

    William E Cottle School
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week

    William E Cottle School
  • THS Library

    PTA Executive Board Meeting

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Mid-Winter Recess

    William E Cottle School
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