A Message from the William E. Cottle Elementary School

September 24, 2021

Hello, Cottle Family!

Week 3 is in the books. We are all thankful for the successes and joys experienced during our first weeks of school. Our students were ready and excited and so was our staff. It is appropriate that we recognize our Custodial Team for the work they did in getting our building prepared for the first day of school.

We also want to recognize our AMAZING PTA for sponsoring a wonderful Kindergarten Picnic on Saturday, 9/18. Thanks to our parents who were able to attend and begin making friendships through our newest Cottle Cubs. Next Friday is October 1st Cottle Picture Day. Once again a huge shout out to the PTA. The PTA will be sending out an electronic-flyer sometime this afternoon regarding picture day.

The pandemic has also necessitated a change to our Back to School Night format. This year on each of three evenings WEC Administrators and Teachers will hold a LIVE virtual Back to School Night presentation.  Administration will begin a LIVE virtual presentation beginning at 7:10p.m.  Then at 7:30 p.m., parents can transfer over to each teacher’s Zoom or Google Meet link according to the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, Tuesday, Sept. 28 – Admin, 7:10p.m. Grades K-2, ABA AS and Class 1-3 EK, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 29 – Admin, 7:10pm. Grades 3-4, ABA KM and 3-5 SMB, 7:30p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 30 – Admin, 7:10p.m.  Grade 5, Class 5 LJ and Special Area Teachers, 7:30 p.m.

Teachers will be presenting LIVE virtually.  Different from a Parent/Teacher Conference, Back to School Night is an opportunity for parents/guardians to listen to their child(ren)’s teacher provide information about their classes, the curriculum, expectations, etc.  

If you are unable to attend the PE Back To School Night Information Session, below is important information to know about Physical Education Class. 

  • We will be outside all year. Please have your child dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather on the days that they have PE. 
  • Bring a water bottle to class.
  • Always wear sneakers!

Physical Education Department Zoom link-

https://lhric-org.zoom.us/j/91428052434?pwd=L3Vtdy9OcFNXY1M5dnovR2RxNHViQT09

Our Cottle Music department would like you to join them if you have any questions about the Cottle School music program!  Mrs. Kim, Mr. Grasso and Ms. Shentov will all be available to answer any questions you have regarding band, strings, chorus, recorders or any other general music related questions.  Hope to see you there!”

Music Department Zoom link-

https://lhric-org.zoom.us/s/96003829484#success

Ms. Derbin's Art studio is up and running and we are so excited to see what art projects our Cottle Cubs will be working on this year. If you have any questions regarding Ms. Derbin's Art program click on her zoom link below.

Art Department Zoom link-

https://classroom.google.com/c/Mzg4NTQ4NDY2MjQ2/p/MzkxOTEwOTE5Nzky/details 

Mrs. Muendel, our new STEAM teacher, has really hit the ground running. Mr. Morash and I are so excited to have our Innovation Lab up and running this year. If you have any questions regarding our STEAM program please use the following Zoom link below.

https://zoom.us/j/97228999460?pwd=VmZNQkYycE5oTmxobS9Nc0RsWmczUT09 

Here are the following links for our School Psychologists/Guidance Department-

Randi Newman – https://meet.google.com/pdv-eoyi-qjy 

Sabrina Peduto – https://meet.google.com/vhs-hxzm-vry 

Marissa Watson- https://meet.google.com/kov-soio-vkj?hs=122&authuser=0 

We are very excited to have Ms. Marcella DeCarlo on staff this year. Ms. DeCarlo is an interventionist and will be working with our Classroom teachers and Cottle Cubs this year. Ms. DeCarlo's link is below.

meet.google.com/qfn-ycnn-hcs

So far we conducted three fire drills. We are mandated to conduct these drills throughout the course of the 2021-22 school year. We will also begin planning for mandated “lockdown” drills (four during the course of this year), in conjunction with our Emergency Response Team and our Eastchester Police Department.

On behalf of our entire faculty and staff, we hope the start of this school year has been exciting for your children and your family. We look forward to working together with you to ensure that our students have a fun, safe, and engaging educational experience. We firmly believe that building strong relationships between home and school is one of the most important factors in increasing student achievement. The partnership between home and school not only helps our students be successful, but also promotes our overall school community.

Sincerely,

Peter Kilgallen and John Morash

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT COTTLE

9/28- Back to School Night Kindergarten to Second Grade 7 PM

9/29- Back to School Night Third Grade to Fourth Grade 7PM

9/30- Back to School Night Fifth Grade 7PM

10/1- Picture Day

10/11- Columbus Day/ School Closed 

10/18 to 10/22 PTA Book Fair

10/21-Principals coffee 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM (Virtually)

School Events

  • K-2 Back to School Night

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  • Third and Fourth Grade Back to School Night

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  • 5th Grade Back to School Night

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  • Picture Day

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  • School Closed: Columbus Day

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  • PTA Book Fair

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  • PTA Book Fair

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  • PTA Book Fair

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  • PTA Book Fair

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  • Principal's Coffee

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  • Principal's Coffee

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  • PTA Book Fair

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  • PTA Pumpkin Parade

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  • Rain Date PTA Pumpkin Parade

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  • Superintendent's Conference Day

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  • School Closed: Veteran's Day

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  • Early Dismissal: 11:30 a.m.

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  • Emergency Dismissal Drill

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  • School Closed: Thanksgiving Recess

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  • School Closed: Thanksgiving Recess

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