Principal's Message

December 14, 2018

Dear Families,

The end of a calendar year is a time of reflection and consideration of all things accomplished over the last twelve months. Here at Cottle we are celebrating all the achievements and personal growth of our students and we are setting new goals for 2019.

We are excited about the upcoming Cottle Winter Concert, which promises to be a joyous event filled with holiday music and singing by our Cottle Cubs. The concert will take place in the Tuckahoe Middle/High School Auditorium on Wednesday, December 19th. Tickets will be sent home next week; please do not forget your tickets (3 per family) the night of the show.  

The evening’s Winter Concert schedule is as follows, and we ask that everyone arrive at their scheduled time:

  • Session 1:  Strings (green tickets) perform at 7 PM (approximately 7-7:20 PM). Students must arrive @ 6:30 PM. There will be a 10-15 minute break in between each session. We respectfully request that families of strings students who are not participating in chorus pick up their children at the end of Session 1 so there are enough seats for the large group of chorus/band parents.

  • Session 2: Chorus students (red tickets) perform at 7:35 PM (approximately 7:35 -7:55PM). Students must arrive @ 6:45 PM.

  • Session 3: Band students (blue tickets) perform from  8:05-8:30 PM. Students must arrive @ 7:00 PM. 

Next week Cottle School will be bustling with activities. Class holiday parties will be in full swing and our 5th graders will participate in their annual Gingerbread House event, which is a wonderful 5th grade tradition here at Cottle School.  

As a reminder, registration for our very popular PTA sponsored Curious on the Hudson after school enrichment program is open; there are still a few spots left for the winter session. Please visit to learn more.

Mr. Morash and I wish all of our Cottle families happy holidays and a healthy new year. As you take time to be with family and friends, I hope you find the opportunity for giving, sharing, celebrating, and (eventually), resting.

Next Week's Events

  • 12-17 Cultural Diversity Club 3:00-4:30 PM.
  • 12-19 3rd Grade Big Apple Circus Field Trip
  • 12-19 WEC Winter Concert @MS/HS Auditorium 7 PM.
  • 12-20 Tigers Helping Cubs  3:00-4:00 PM.
  • 12-20 Theatre Club 3:00-4:30 PM.  


Peter Kilgallen John Morash
Assistant Principal Principal



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    WEC Winter Concert

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  • Holiday Recess - Schools Closed

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Holiday Recess - Schools Closed

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  • School Reopen

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • WEC Report Cards go home

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  • WEC - Start of Curious on Hudson Winter Semester Classes

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This Week's Links

  • PTA Pocketbook Bingo is back!

    One of our most fun and anticipated events. Please save-the-date for Thu 1/24/19.  More details to come.

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • Thu 1/10/19: Register for Family Math Night!

    This fun evening is open to all K – 5th grade families.  Registration required and volunteers needed.  Please see flyer for info.

  • Young at Arts After-School Program Registration Forms Due, Fri 12/21

    Young At Arts in partnership with the Tuckahoe PTA is offering a new and improved after-school musical theater program for Cottle students.  See the attached flyer to sign up!

  • Enrichment Program: Registration for Winter Session is December 5th, 2019

    Registration for Curious-on-Hudson's Winter Program starts on December 12th.  Please see the flyer for details.

  • Save the Date! Spring Social - April 5th, 2019

    The Spring Social is the PTAs largest annual fundraising event.  See flyer for details.

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • Cottle Yearbook Order Form

    Order your 2018 – 2019 Cottle Yearbook!  Forms were sent home this week and a copy is attached here.

  • PTA Dance Final Schedule & Payment Reminder

    Please review final schedule and make payments here.

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • TSF Save the Date

    Tuckahoe School Foundation
  • TSF Wreath Fundraiser

    Tuckahoe School Foundation
  • Follow the Tuckahoe PTA!

    Please follow the Tuckahoe PTA on Facebook and Instagram!

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association

Tuckahoe Athletics Games Schedule

District News

  • Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

    December 3, 2018 Workshop

    December 17, 2018 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.