Principal's Message

June 21, 2019

Dear Cottle Families,

As we come down the home stretch with only a few school days remaining, summer vacation is just around the corner.  It’s a time to rest and relax, but it’s also a good time for children to keep learning! Opportunities are everywhere!  Children learn from experiences, so travel, go to a museum, a ballpark, an aquarium, ride a horse, play a new sport, adopt a pet – the possibilities are endless.  Of course, they also learn from reading, so have them read classics, chapter or picture books, comic books, cookbooks, the sports pages – whatever they like, just keep them reading!  Most importantly, let’s be sure to encourage all children’s natural curiosity and imagination. To quote author Ray LeBlond, “You learn something every day if you just pay attention!”  

Time has truly flown by since our first school day in September – time filled with daily learning, exciting challenges, and incomparable teamwork. Mr. K and I want to recognize and to thank all the members of the WEC school community for their hard work and their invaluable assistance this school year, particularly our vigilant school security personnel, our tireless custodial team, our cheerful food service team, all our dedicated teachers, teaching assistants, school aides, school psychologists, service providers, specialists, school nurse, and the many generous Cottle parent volunteers. On a personal note, it’s never easy to be the “new kid on the block,” and I would like to express special thanks to our dynamic duo, Diana Scotton and Lisa Molloy, for running the main office so perfectly, to our extraordinary Assistant Principal Mr. K. for being an amazing administrator and co-pilot at Cottle, and to our Superintendent, Carl Albano, for his kind guidance and support.

Upcoming early dismissals:

  • Tuesday, June 25 - 11:30 dismissal
  • Wednesday, June 26 - 9:30 dismissal

Next week our Kindergarten class will graduate, and our 5th Graders will Step Up to Middle School. It was a great school year, and we know even better things await next September! Please be sure to keep current with activities at Cottle during the summer by visiting the WEC and Tuckahoe District websites. Pete and I will be here during the summer months, so, as always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Have a safe and restful summer!  


John Morash Peter Kilgallen
Principal Assistant Principal
  • BOE Regular Meeting

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • WEC - Kindergarten Bus Run

    William E Cottle School
  • Labor Day- School Closed

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Superintendent's Conference Days (No Students)

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • First Day of School

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • WEC 5th Grade Back to School Night

    William E Cottle School
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Box Tops News

JUNE Raffle Winners!
(Raffle prizes will be presented on Wed., June 26th) 

Alexa W. in class 2V
Leighton D. in class 3G  – Most Box Tops

Please Collect Box Tops
Each Box Top is worth 10¢
to our school. 
(Box Tops dated BEFORE 09/20/19 are NOT valid)
Please collect Box Tops All Summer Long!
Spread the word to
Friends & Family to collect
Box Tops for our School.

For every 10 Box Tops you submit,
you will receive 1 entry
into the monthly Box Top Raffle!
Each month a small toy
is raffled off.

How to Submit REGULAR Box Tops


Use collection sheets 
labeled with your
child's name & class

 Box Top Collection Sheet_10 

 Box Top Collection Sheet_25

Check expiration dates!



Bundle groups of 50 Box Tops
into envelopes or baggies 
labeled with your
child's name & class
on or in the baggie/envelope

Check expiration dates! 



Bundle all of your bonus certificates SEPARATELY in an envelope, making sure none of them are attached to collection sheets

For all submissions, PLEASE:
Include the number of Box Tops 
• Include your child’s name & class
Include ONLY 50 PER BAG.
• Please submit Bonus Box Tops Separately.

TASC Single Week Summer Camp


July 8th - August 2nd

TASC Camp is opening up for single week registration!!

  • Space is SUPER limited - Please follow the below instructions and submit your registration ASAP.
  • Students are able to register for a MAX of 2 Single Weeks.
  • The cost per week is $230.
  • Please  complete the following form:  TASC-Camp-2019-Single-Week-Registration.pdf  with your student's information and weeks attending with the total payment to secure placement.
  • Payments can be submitted in the form of check/money order made out to TASC and sent into the Cottle school main office in an envelope addressed to TASC.

Casey Brophy & Marino Iandolo
Tuckahoe After School Care Inc, 2 Siwanoy Blvd. Eastchester, NY 10709
(914) 337-5376 ext.1242


Please review the district's drop-off/pick-up procedures below. It is imperative that all vehicles follow these procedures in order to ensure the safety of our students and community members. The Eastchester Police Department will continue to assist us by enforcing all traffic safety rules, especially during arrival and dismissal times. 

The drop-off/pick-up procedures can be found under the Parent Resources tab of  Thank you for your continued cooperation with this important matter.

Please collect Box Tops all summer long!  Be careful to check expiration dates, thank you. 

The Box Tops program is seeking donations of new or gently used toys. Please drop off at the Main Office in a bag marked Box Top Raffle. Thank you.

TASC Summer Camp FAQs

Please download this informational flyer of frequently asked questions about this summer's TASC Camp 2019:  TASC Camp 2019 dates, hours and programs

This Week's Links

  • Congratulations to Tuckahoe's Girls On The Run Team!

    Tuckahoe's first season of Girls On The Run was a huge success.  Click the link for details. 

  • PTA Executive Board Open Positions 2019/2020

    There are still open positions on the PTA Executive Board.  Please click the flyer for details. 

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • Registration for Camp Invention is Open!

    The PTA is proud to sponsor Camp Invention taking place at TMS this June/July.  Please click the flyer for details and to sign-up.

  • Cottle School Supplies Order Info: Deadline 6/29

    The Tuckahoe PTA is once again partnering with A. Hartz/Value Drugs to provide Back-to-School supplies.  Please click link the link for details. 

  • TSF Graduation Lawn Signs

    Please see attached.

    Tuckahoe School Foundation
  • PTA Events April – June

    The school year is quickly coming to an end! The remaining PTA events for the year can be found here along with important BOE dates.

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association

District News

  • Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

    June 3, 2019 Workshop

    June 10, 2019 Regular Meeting

    Agendas, policies & meeting information located in BoardDocs

    Board of Education
  • Around Town

    Community Links
    The information contained in the flyers on this page are solely being presented by the organizers, and are not researched by, endorsed, nor approved by the Tuckahoe Union Free School District.  The School District accepts no liability for any information contained within or obtained by parents/guardians or any damages or losses directly or indirectly as a result of the information provided by the organizers. Any issues with any of these resources should be directly reported to that organization.

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Support Our Student Athletes

    Come out and cheer on our teams! View game schedules here.