WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER

  

Principal's Message

June 12, 2020

Dear Cottle Families,

NOTE:  By executive order, Gov. Cuomo extended the time for the school budget and trustee voting.  Mailed absentee ballots can be accepted if received through June 16.  

 

On Wednesday, June 10, our 5th Grade held its Virtual Moving-Up Ceremony and our Kindergarten held its Virtual Graduation Ceremony.  In addition, both graduating classes celebrated with car parades down sun-drenched Siwanoy Boulevard.  While we could not hold more traditional graduations this year, we hope our wonderful grads enjoyed their day and know how proud of them we are!  

 

Wednesday’s events were the culmination of a huge amount of preparation and hands-on participation by many people!  Heartfelt thanks and kudos for their creative genius go to:  Ms. Jessica Bereck and Ms. Adrianna Goldberg for creating the marvelous WEC yearbooks; to Ms. Fiona Higgins, our School Nurse, to Ms. Carly Caneparo and Mr. Gary Miller for collecting photos and creating the amazing virtual graduation and moving up ceremony videos, to Dr. Ellen McDonnell for her assistance with posting the videos to the TUFSD YouTube channel, to Ms. Tara Zegers and all PTA members for their generous donations, to Ms. Jill Quartararo and Ms. Jaclyn Valentine, our faculty PTA Liaisons for helping with the organization and ordering of balloons, balloon arches and creation of banners; to our Custodial Staff, Teachers and Staff that helped and participated in all car parades, and finally to the Eastchester Police Department for keeping traffic flowing.

As this incomparable school year draws to a close, we would also like to acknowledge and sincerely thank all the members of our WEC community for the countless things they did throughout this school year, especially our steadfast custodial team, our stalwart school security personnel and School Resource Officer, our caring food service team, all our amazing teachers, teaching assistants, aides, school psychologists, service providers, specialists, and the many generous Cottle parent volunteers who assisted us this year.  Particular thanks go to our office staff, Ms. Diana Scotton and Ms. Lisa Molloy, for their invaluable help each and every day and to our indefatigable school nurse, Ms. Fiona Higgins, who was always at WEC on numerous occasions to monitor the health and safety of employees during the pandemic.  In addition, I want to send my personal thanks to Mr. K for being Cottle’s tireless Co-Pilot and to our Superintendent, Amy Goodman, for her guidance and support.  

On Monday, June 15, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. please stop by WEC to pick up a yearbook (if you ordered one) and/or drop off any textbooks, library books and district provided devices.  Please note, you should be returning your district provided device ONLY if you are not returning to TUFSD in September of 2020.  In addition, we still have not discarded or donated any remaining bags of student items.  As a result, you can also come by on Monday, June 15, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to pick up your child’s bag of personal belongings (if you have not already picked up your child’s bag prior to Monday, June 15).  Detailed procedures for pick up / drop off were sent to all families by email.  

Finally, when viewing the 5th Grade and Kindergarten graduation videos, it occurred to me that their positivity was remarkable.  Asked what they remembered about WEC, most responded their great friendships, the fun they had at recess, the celebrations at Cottle like Halloween, etc.  Not one mentioned the daunting events happening since March!  So, like our students, I’d like to focus on what they’ve gained and not on what they’ve missed.  They gained familiarity with new ways to learn and new ways to meet and to communicate.  They stretched their imaginations, and they learned they can think outside the box to devise new solutions.  They – and we all – discovered that when we all work together, we can overcome obstacles that at first seem insurmountable.  Those are some very valuable lessons!  Although it is still unclear at this time exactly how education will be conducted in September, I feel confident that together our students and our school community will handle any challenges that arise.  That’s what the Cottle family does!  

 

So, we wish you a safe, healthy, and relaxing summer.  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. 

Sincerely,

Peter Kilgallen and John Morash

 

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