Principal's Message

October 11, 2019

Dear Cottle Families,

October days are flying by like leaves in the breeze!  We successfully conducted our second lockdown drill, and members of our Safety Team have reviewed and reinforced all our safety protocols.  We will practice different safety drills throughout the school year to insure that everyone in the building knows what to do in emergency situations and can respond quickly, calmly, and automatically.  

There are many exciting events and programs at Cottle this month.  Our Chess Club, Tigers Helping Cubs and the PTA Curious-on-Hudson programs have begun! 

In celebration of Halloween, the annual PTA Halloween Party for Grades K – 3 will be held next week on Friday, October 18.  A Fall Harvest Festival for Grades 4 – 5 will happen on Friday, October 25. For the holiday’s grand finale, watch out for “ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties” on October 31 when we will have our annual Rag-a-Muffin Parade.  The members of WEC’s PTA do such a fabulous job, and we thank them for all they do!

We will also wrap up the month of October with our annual Fall Book Fair, which will run from October 28 – November 1.  

Upcoming October fun dates:

  • October 18 – PTA Halloween party for Grades K-3
  • October 25 – WEC Fall Harvest Festival for Grades 4-5
  • October 31 – Rag-a-Muffin parade
  • October 28 – October 31 – Scholastic Book Fair at WEC


Be sure to check the school website for details about these and other events at Cottle.  If you can, please join us for these many fun October events! We look forward to seeing you.



John Morash              Peter Kilgallen

Principal                      Assistant Principal


  • Columbus Day- School Closed

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Cottle Auditorium

    PTA Student Support Committee Meeting

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Cottle Auditorium

    WEC PTA Student Support Committee Meeting

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC Building

    WEC Halloween Party - Grades K-3

    William E Cottle School
  • BOE Regular Meeting

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • WEC Cafeteria and Gym

    WEC Harvest Festival Grades 4-5

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC AUditorium Foyer

    WEC Fall Book Fair

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC Ragamuffin Parade

    William E Cottle School
  • Superintendent's Conference Day (No Students)

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • BOE Workshop

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • TMS/THS Auditorium

    WEC Talent Show Dress Rehearsals

    William E Cottle School
  • Cottle Auditorium

    PTA General Meeting-Town Hall

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
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This Week's Links

  • Nov. 6: PTA General Meeting

    The next PTA General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 6th, 7:00pm in the Cottle Auditorium. [Read More]

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • Oct. 28: Discussion on NYS Foundation Aid for School Funding

    State Senator and Chair of the Education Committee Shelley Mayer and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin will describe the progress state government has made with funding equity and what we can do to advocate for our communities. [Read More]

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • Nov 8: Talent Show

    The 8th Annual Cottle Talent Show will be held on November 8th. The talent show will feature students from grades 3-5. [Read More]

  • The PTA Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!

    The PTA Scholastic Book Fair will be held from October 28- November 1. Children will visit the book fair with their classes and volunteers are needed to assist them. [Read More]

  • Student Support Committee Welcome Night: October 16th

    Join the Student Support Committee (formerly SEPTA) at their upcoming Welcome Night on October 16th. [Read More]

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • 4th & 5th Grade Fright Fest, October 25th!

    Cottle's Fright Fest for 4th and 5th graders will be held on October 25th! [Read More]

  • 19th Annual Cottle Halloween Party

    The Cottle Halloween Party for grades K-3 will be on October 18th! [Read More]

  • Professional Family Photos: October 26th!

    Please Support the Tuckahoe PTA’s Fall Fundraiser: Professional Family Photos by Mr. Joseph Pregiato, a local and well-known photographer. [Read More].

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • TSF Fundraiser at The Eastchester Inn

    See attached flyer regarding TSF fundraiser at The Eastchester Inn

    Tuckahoe School Foundation

District News

  • Code of Conduct Update

    Please be advised that the district is in the process of updating policy 5300: Code of Conduct. The edits to this policy are related to changes in state compliance requirements. The edits are viewable in the attached.

    Board of Education
  • Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

    October 7, 2019 Workshop

    October 21, 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.