February 15, 2019
Dear Cottle Families,
Well, Mother Nature finally caught up with us this week and gave us a snow day, but that did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm during Cottle Spirit Week! Whether they were wearing their favorite sports jerseys for Sporty Monday or decked out in inside-out and mismatched clothes for Wacky Wednesday, our students displayed plenty of Cottle solidarity and spirit! Spirit Week culminated with Friendship Friday, a day to wear Cottle colors and to extend a friendly hand to all our cubs. Thank you to the members of our Cottle Student Government for their inspiration!
Simultaneously this week, our fabulous PTA held its annual Random Acts of Kindness Week. We thank them for organizing so many activities that allowed our students to spread kind words and kind deeds within our school and also throughout our community, especially to our senior citizens and hospitalized veterans. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop.
Next week, February 18 – 22, of course is Winter Break Week, and our school will be closed. We hope you all take time to relax with your families and enjoy some winter time fun!
The week after break, from February 25 through March 1, will be the 5th Annual Building Bridges week at Cottle School. This program is run by the Tuckahoe PTA, with the assistance of over 50 volunteers pushing into the classrooms, to help educate our students about persons with different abilities. The week will be capped off with a series of assemblies with a variety of speakers (and canines). Thank you to the Building Bridges Sub-Committee, led by Charlie Zegers and Alona Trinidad, for bringing this program to our students.
Also during the first week after Winter Break, we will be holding our annual Science Fair from Wednesday, Feb. 27 – Friday, March 1. Our science fair is an optional project where young scientists are encouraged to use the scientific method and explore their curiosities. The students will once again put their theories and hypotheses to the test as they conduct experiments and present their valuable findings to their fellow classmates and visitors. Please download the schedule of class visitations and presentations here: Science-Fair-Schedule.pdf.
On March 9, 2019, the Tuckahoe School Foundation will hold TSF Night, an evening of food and fun, at Mickey Spillane’s Bar & Grill in Eastchester from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Funds raised will help support enrichment programs and educational projects within the Tuckahoe School District. Please see the following flyer: TSF NIGHT MICKEYS THS 2019.pdf .
There’s much to look forward to in the coming weeks! Until then, please have a safe and happy Winter Break, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
|John Morash||Peter Kilgallen|
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Student Support Committee MeetingsTuckahoe Union Free School District
Middle/High School Library
BOE WorkshopTuckahoe Union Free School District
TSF FundraiserTuckahoe Union Free School District
Box Tops News
JANUARY Raffle Winners!
Kristina D. in class 4MD
Jane K. in class 1B – Most Box Tops
Please Collect Box Tops
Each Box Top is worth 10¢
to our school.
Last school year
we earned over $800!!!
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
|FOR 10-25 BOX TOPS|
Use collection sheets
Check expiration dates!
|FOR 50 BOX TOPS|
Bundle groups of 50 Box Tops
Check expiration dates!
How to Submit BONUS CERTIFICATES
|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.
PE Dept. News
American Heart Association (AHA) Newsletters
Past newsletters are listed below:
The American Heart Association (AHA) is excited to share the next evolution of programming for America's school children with the launch of the Kids Heart Challenge for the 2018-2019 school year. Last year Cottle raised $23,260 for the AHA. The students will participate in the Kids Heart Challenge in February. We are hopeful we can raise just as much, if not more money than last year for the American Heart Association.
The P.E. Department - Mr. Dapolito, Mrs. Morris, and Mr. Simone
Music & Art Dept. Notices
Art Dept. News:
Congratulations Connor Scully 5C!
Connor designed the winning mosaic that will be installed on Oak Avenue near Starbucks and the Tuckahoe Train Station! Cottle artists in grades 4 & 5 will create the mosaic during art!
Congratulations 4th Grade Cottle T-Shirt Contest Winners
• 1st Place = Rio K. 4MB
• 2nd Place = Joshua S. 4B
• 3rd Place = Victoria G. 4MD
Students had to design a t-shirt with the theme: "Why I Love Cottle"
WEC Club News
CULTURAL DIVERSITY CLUB
Check out what went on in Cultural Diversity Club this week:
Who: Grades 3, 4, & 5 (28 students max)
When: Mondays 3:00-4:30 PM (starting Nov. 5th - Feb. 25th)
Where: Room #30
Who: Grades 4 & 5
When: Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 PM (Feb. 5 - Mar. 26)
Where: Hallway outside Miss Derbin's office
COTTLE THEATRE CLUB
Who: Grades 4 & 5
When: Thursdays 3:00-4:30 PM (Nov. 29th- Mar. 28th)
Longer rehearsals will be held during the last week of rehearsals.
Where: Cottle Auditorium
MORNING CHESS CLUB
Who: Grades 3, 4, & 5
When: Mondays 7:30-8:00 AM (Oct. 15th - Feb. 10th - or 20 consecutive Mondays)
Where: Cottle Cafeteria
AFTERNOON CHESS CLUB
Who: Grades K-5
When: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 PM (Jan.15, 22, 29 l Feb. 5, 12, 26 l Mar. 5, 12)
Where: Room 31 - Grades K-1; Room 32 - Grades 4-5; Room 35 - Grades 2-3
COTTLE PTA ITALIAN CLUB
Who: Students grades 2 to 5
When: Tuesdays 4:15-5:15 PM (Nov. 13th - April 2nd)
Student Government Announcements
Because of the Snow Day on Feb. 12th, Cottle Spirit Week's Twinning Tuesday will now be celebrated on Tuesday, March 5th. On Tuesday March 5th, two or more people in class come to school dressed alike.
March is Parents as Reading Partners (P.A.R.P.) Month.
We are celebrating Parents as Reading Partners in March. Just read with your child, fill out a calendar, and receive a certificate in April. Calendars are available in the library
from Mrs. Regan.
District Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures
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 www.tuckahoeschools.org.
Thank you for your continued cooperation with this important matter.
Flu Guide for Parents
Please download the Flu Guide for Parents: fluguideforparents.pdf
This Week's Links
Tuckahoe School Foundation
Spring Running Program for Girls grades 3 – 8.
The PTA is excited to bring this fabulous program to Cottle and TMS. Please see attached flyer. More details will be sent after Winter Break and registration will begin on Wed 2/27.WEC PTA
Science Fun Day is Sat 3/30!
Join us for an exciting morning of fun and hands on activities! Registration is OPEN and fills up quickly. Please see the attached flyer for registration link and register ASAP.WEC PTA
Parent Volunteers Needed for New Coalition for Youth
The PTA is helping to facilitate communication regarding a new tri-town initiative geared towards the youth in Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe. Adult volunteers are needed to represent the Tuckahoe School District. Please see the attached flyer if you are interested in volunteering your time.PTA - Parent Teacher Association
PTA Presentation: “10 Seconds Can Change Your Life Forever”
What do you do when a drunk driver changes your entire life? Come hear Bobby Petrocelli’s powerful story tragedy turned into triumph. Parents, guardians and students grades 6 – 12 are invited to join us Tue 3/26 @ 7pm in the TMS/HS Auditorium.PTA - Parent Teacher Association
Save-the-Date for the annual PTA Spring Social!
Save-the-Date for the annual PTA Spring Social! It is Friday, April 5th, 2019 and will be held at the Bronxville Field Club. Invitations will be mailed in the coming weeks. We sincerely hope you will be able to attend and look forward to a terrific evening to benefit our children!PTA - Parent Teacher Association
Building Bridges is Back 2/25-3/1. Volunteers Needed!
Understanding People with Different Abilities is back for its 5th year and we need your help. Please click on the flyer for more information.WEC PTA
Books-n-Bites Lunchtime Book Club, Sign-Up Now!Registration for Books-n-Bites is now open for 3rd-5th graders. Please click on the flyer for sign-up details.WEC PTA
Cottle Yearbook Order Form
Order your 2018 – 2019 Cottle Yearbook! Forms were sent home this week and a copy is attached here.WEC PTA
Upcoming Board of Education Meetings
March 4, 2019 Workshop
March 18, 2019 Regular MeetingBoard of Education
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.Athletics