Principal's Message

October 12, 2018

Hello Parents,

The second half of October is quickly upon us. We have many exciting programs and events coming up and we hope all of you have the opportunity to participate.

It is Homecoming week here in Tuckahoe. There will be a parade Friday (10/12) starting at 5:00 p.m. through the town of Tuckahoe. The route starts on Columbus Avenue and ends with a bonfire at Cottle Field. Come out and show your Tiger spirit! After the bonfire, stop by the high school and cheer on the boys varsity soccer team as they play under the lights against Woodlands High School.

Saturday is also an exciting day for our student athletes who will be representing Tuckahoe while competing in athletic events. The boys JV soccer team has a 9:30 a.m. game at THS against Alexander Hamilton High School, followed by the girls varsity soccer team at Noon, who will face Yonkers High School. Let’s Go Lady Tigers!! Saturday evening don’t forget to come out and cheer for the THS varsity Tigers football team. They will compete in this homecoming game against Irvington High School at 6:00 p.m. Come on down and help cheer the Tigers to victory!

  • The Scholastic Book Fair runs from 10/14-10/18. We encourage all children to participate in this program that supports a love of literacy.

  • On 10/18 both the 2nd and 5th grade have field trips. The second grade class makes their annual trip to Outhouse Orchards and the 5th grade class continues their wonderful tradition of visiting St. Paul’s Church in Mount Vernon.

  • On 10/19 the District will conduct a district-wide evacuation drill.  The annual Tuckahoe PTA Halloween party will be held on 10/19. We thank our amazing PTA for all their efforts running this event for our children.

  • We look forward to seeing you during our Open House morning on 10/25. Open House is an opportunity to see what your children do during their typical day at Cottle School. The faculty and staff always leave Open House day with a renewed sense of importance about the work being done with, and, for, our students. We are fortunate to have such an engaged, supportive community.

  • In celebration of Halloween on 10/31, we have our annual Ragamuffin parade taking place at 9:30 a.m. on Cottle Field. Please remember to check our calendar on the school’s website to stay up-to- date with all the programs and events happening at Cottle.

As we enter the cooler months, children are coming to school with jackets and sweatshirts; this clothing is getting left behind during the course of the day. Please remind your children to keep track of their belongings and to check the lost and found, located in the cafeteria, for missing items.

Have  a wonderful weekend!


Peter Kilgallen John Morash
Assistant Principal Principal

  • WEC Scholastic Book Fair

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  • WEC PTA Halloween Party

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC Open School Day - Grades K - 2

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC Open School Day Grades 3 - 5

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC Rag-a-Muffin Parade

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  • TSF Casino Night

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
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The Scholastic
Book Fair (Oct. 15th - 18th) needs volunteers!   
Please click here to visit SignUp Genius .  There are still several open spots.
Thank you for your help! 


All County Orchestra and Band auditions take place Nov. 1st at Lakeland High School.  This is open to students in grades 4, 5, 6 and 7Registration deadline is October 17th Please see Mrs. Kim, Mr. Grasso or Mrs. Shentov if interested.

Band Classes Update: 

  • Week of October 8th: There will be no 4th & 5th Band classes the week of October 8th. 
  • Week of October 15th: During the week of October 15th, 4th grade band will meet on Tuesday 10/16 instead of their usual Monday and 5th Grade Band will meet on Wednesday 10/17. 
  • Week of October 22nd & going forward:  4th Grade Band will meet every Monday, and 5th Grade Band will meet every Wednesday.

BOOK FAIR Oct. 15-18th!

Where: Hallway outside WEC Auditorium

No cash on hand the day of the Book Fair? No worries – Scholastic Book Fairs® is now offering an  eWallet payment option.

Class Schedule:

  • Mon., Oct. 15  = 2F, 2V, 4MD, 3D, 3G, KR, 4MB
  • Tues., Oct 16  = 4G, 2MF, 3C, 5F, 1N, 1M, 3AD
  • Wed., Oct. 17  = 3S, 2G, 5CG, 5C, KL, KM, 1C
  • Thurs., Oct. 18  = KC, 2C, 4B, 5G, 1C, 4RD, 1B

Please make checks payable to CASH. We will be charging tax as a NYS requirement. Thank you - Ms. Regan


Guidelines for submitting Box Tops:  HowToSubmitBoxTops.pdf 

BoxTops Collection Sheet:  Box-Top-Collection-Sheet.pdf   

Please Collect Box Tops - Each Box Top is worth 10¢ to our school. Spread the word to Friends & Family!

This Week's Links

  • Student Support Committee Meeting

    All are invited on Wed 10/17  to attend the Tuckahoe PTA Student Support Committee (formerly SEPTA) Meeting.  See flyer for details.

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • PTA General Meeting

    All are invited on Thu 11/8 to attend the Tuckahoe PTA General Meeting.  See flyer for details.

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • PTA Dance Final Schedule & Payment Reminder

    Please review final schedule and make payments here.

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • Cottle Italian Club

    The club, open to grades 2 – 5, returns for a 6th year; see attached registration flyer.

  • Cottle Halloween Party is Fri 10/19!

    The 18th Annual PTA Halloween Party will take place on Fri 10/19 and is open to all Cottle students.  Invitations were sent home this week and is attached here.  Please don’t delay return your ticket order form ASAP . . . sessions sell out quickly!

  • TSF Save the Date

    Tuckahoe School Foundation
  • Please Update Your SchoolBee Profile

    Receive all important PTA updates via-SchoolBee email.  Check this flyer to see how to keep your info current.

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • TSF Wreath Fundraiser

    Tuckahoe School Foundation
  • Follow the Tuckahoe PTA!

    Please follow the Tuckahoe PTA on Facebook and Instagram!

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • Please Support the PTA!

    We are committed to making every child’s potential a reality by offering enriching and educational activities throughout the school year. Your annual PTA membership dues help support and fund our programs.

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association

District News

  • Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

    November 5, 2018 Workshop

    November 19, 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.