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


February 16, 2024

Dear Cottle Families,

The surprise snowstorm this week brought back memories as our teachers, students, staff and families pivoted to remote instruction!  The virtual instruction was a huge success and thank you all for your continued partnership in our Cottle Cubs’ education!  We are so proud of our Cottle Cubs!

The G.O. sponsored Spirit Week this week.  All week our students showed school spirit by donning everything from favorite team jerseys and comfy pajamas to a variety of pink and red outfits for Valentine’s Day.  We wrapped up the week with a day of wearing school colors and Cottle/Tuckahoe gear.  Thank you to our G.O., and #GOCOTTLE!

NOTE:  The PTA Bingo Night on February 15 was postponed.  The make-up date is Thursday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m.  

Speaking of our amazing PTA, mark your calendars for these upcoming events that you won’t want to miss:  

Cottle K & 5th Graduation Picture Day & Cottle Club Picture Day, Friday, 3/1

Building Bridges, week of 3/4-3/8 (sign up to help, below!)

Cottle Principal PJ Read-Aloud, 3/7 (Virtual)

Deadline to purchase Yankee tickets, Wednesday, 3/20

SAVE THE DATE - PTA Spring Social, Friday 4/26, 7:30PM, Bronxville Field Club

Additional notes from the PTA:

Bookflix - Please take advantage of Cottle's Bookflix subscription! Bookflix is an online e-book and animated video resource that can be accessed at home during these cold winter days. Bookflix features Scholastic's most popular early literacy fiction and nonfiction titles. Grade-level links and login information can be found on the Cottle library website - click HERE for more information!

Building Bridges - coming in March! Tuckahoe PTA is pleased to once again present Building Bridges and we are seeking parent volunteers! This is an amazing opportunity to become involved with one of Cottle's most powerful and meaningful events! We are looking for parent volunteers during the week 3/4 to conduct in-classroom presentations and learning exercises which will educate our children about different types of disabilities. Please click HERE to sign up!

PTA Fundraiser - NY Yankees vs. Tampa Rays! Join the PTA at Yankee's Stadium! Tickets are available to purchase for Yankees vs. Tampa Rays, Sunday, April 21, 2024. Tickets are $65 and include a Yankee backpack and $15 food/drink voucher. Click HERE for more details.

PTA Spring Social - April 26!  The PTA is excited to announce that our annual Spring Social will be held on Friday, April 26, at the Bronxville Field Club, from 7:30 p.m. –11:30 p.m. We hope you'll join us and get dressed up for an entertaining, adult-only night out. Be on the lookout for more details soon!  

Purchase your YEARBOOK!  Please visit HERE to purchase your 2023-24 Cottle Yearbook! Once again for all the latest PTA News and Event Information, please be sure to visit the Tuckahoe PTA Website regularly!  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Girls on the Run - COACHES NEEDED! Girls on the Run is looking for Tuckahoe parents who are willing to become coaches for their program this Spring 2024. Please note that this program can only run if we have committed parent volunteers to coach. This is a wonderful program for 3rd - 5th grade. For details on this program, please click HERE.  Contact or if you have questions or wish to volunteer!


Log into PowerSchool Parent Portal (on a home computer, laptop or phone browser, not the mobile app).   

On the left menu bar, click on “Student Portfolio” .(If you have multiple children, choose one at the top).  You will be directed to Portfolio(+)  that contains your child’s Student Portfolio of documents.

On the left – Click on “iReady Reports”.

Documents can be downloaded and saved or printed using the download /print buttons at the top right of the page. 

Afterschool chess picks up after winter break. Please click HERE to sign up!  The tentative dates for afterschool Chess are February 23; March 1, 8, 22; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 31; June 7 (13)

Finally, our school will be closed next week for Mid-Winter Recess.  We want to wish all of you a happy Presidents’ Day holiday and a relaxing winter break.  Please know that Mr. K and I and all the talented teachers and staff at WEC are dedicated to making William E. Cottle School the best elementary school possible and to providing our students with opportunities to learn and grow. More than a promise, it’s a commitment, and as President Abraham Lincoln once said, ““Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality.”  We thank you for your continued support.

See you Monday, February 26!


John Morash   and    Peter Kilgallen

Principal                     Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

2/19/24 – 2/23/24 Mid-Winter Recess

3/1/24 WEC Picture Day


School Events

  • WEC Picture Day

    Kindergarten/Grade 5 Graduations Photos

    Cap & Gown

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC Auditorium

    Cottle K & 5th Grade Graduation Picture Day

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Cottle Building Bridges Week

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • TMS/THS Gym

    Taste of Tucakhoe

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Zoom

    Cottle Principal PJ Read-Aloud

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • The Learning Experience

    UPK Graduation Picture Day

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Second Marking Period Ends

    William E Cottle School
  • THS Library

    PTA Executive Board Meeting

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • WEC Third Marking Begins

    William E Cottle School
  • Cottle Auditorium

    Guest Author Presentations

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Superintendent Conference Day

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

    William E Cottle School
  • Grade 5 DARE Graduation

    William E Cottle School
  • Spring Recess

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC Picture Day

    Kindergarten/Grade 5 Retake & Absentee Day

    Siblings and Club Photos for Yearbook 

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

    William E Cottle School
  • THS Auditorium

    PTA Executive Board Meeting

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • ELA State Test

    William E Cottle School
  • Cottle Auditorium

    Cottle K & 5th Grade Graduation Retake/Absentee/Final Club Picture Day

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • PTA Yankee Game

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
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