Principal's Message

April 12, 2019

Dear Cottle Families,

Mr. Morash and myself wish everyone a happy Easter and Passover and hope everyone enjoys a restful and safe Spring Break with their loved ones. It’s hard to believe that we are in the final marking period of the school year. The beginning of a new marking period is the perfect time to set goals for the upcoming semester. This time of the school year is a busy one and it will go quickly, so please help your child or children stay focused on learning for the remainder of the school year.

John and I had the privilege of attending our PTA's Spring Social last Friday night at the Bronxville Field Club. The venue was beautiful, as were all in attendance. Congratulations to all the volunteers who made the night a complete success.

At this time I would like to remind you about the upcoming state assessments in mathematics. The NYS mathematics assessments will be administered during morning sessions on Thursday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd.

These exams are an important part of the New York State educational system. They are used to measure student performance and the overall success of our schools. The results of these exams will help us determine what supports students may need going forward, so we want every student to do their very best. We really appreciate your support in ensuring that your child or children are ready for these upcoming assessments.

Please make sure your child or children attends school on each of the testing days. Encourage your child to do his or her best. A positive attitude helps to assure the best quality work. We also know that students do their best when they are well rested and when they have had a full breakfast. Please support these test taking tips at home. As always we sincerely appreciate your support.

If you have any questions regarding these exams, please feel free to contact the building administrators.

What's Happening:

  • 4/15/19 -4/22/19- Spring Recess School Closed
  • 4/23/19- School Reopens
  • Afternoon Chess (3:00 pm-4:00 pm)
  • B.O.E Meeting
  • 4/25/19- Tigers Helping Cubs (3:00 pm-4:00 pm)
  • 4/27/19- Cottle Chorus at Citi Field (7:00 pm)

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th. The students will have an 11 AM early dismissal on both days.


Peter Kilgallen John Morash
Assistant Principal Principal



  • Spring Recess - Schools Closed

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • School Reopens

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • Middle/High School Library

    BOE Meeting (Budget Adoption & Annual BOCES Meeting/Vote)

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • TMS/THS Library

    PTA Workshop: The "Can't Do" Child, Understanding Executive Functioning to Support your Child

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • WEC PTA Bubblemania

    School assemblies (1:15 and 2:15 pm)

    Family Performance (6:15 pm)

    William E Cottle School
  • WEC PTA Spring Boutique

    William E Cottle School
View Monthly Calendar

Box Tops News

MARCH Raffle Winners!

Owen G. in class 4MD
Juliana M. in class 3S  – Most Box Tops

Please Collect Box Tops
Each Box Top is worth 10¢
to our school. 
(Box Tops 4/1/19 & earlier are no longer valid)
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


Use collection sheets 
labeled with your
child's name & class

 Box Top Collection Sheet_10 

 Box Top Collection Sheet_25

Check expiration dates!



Bundle groups of 50 Box Tops
into envelopes or baggies 
labeled with your
child's name & class
on or in the baggie/envelope

Check expiration dates! 



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

Below please find information provided by the AHA. To read this month's tips,  download the following:   

Past newsletters are listed below:

AHA Newsletter January.pdfAHA parent-letter-healthy-eating.pdf 
AHA-Newsletter-December.pdf  |  AHA-parent-letter-sodium.pdf 
AHA parent-letter-healthy-eating.pdf  |  AHA-Newsletter-November.pdf 
AHA-parent-letter-physical.pdf  |  AHA-Newsletter-October.pdf 

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

Art Dept. Notices


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

Who:  Grades 3, 4, & 5
When: Mondays 7:30-8:00 AM 
Where: Cottle Cafeteria Scholastic Grand Prix Chess Tournaments 2019 School Year

   For details and registration form, click here: GrandPrix-Flyer-2019-balance.pdf 

Who: Grades K-5
When: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 PM 
Where: Room 31 - Grades K-1; Room 32 - Grades 4-5; Room 35 - Grades 2-3 

Who: Students grades 2 to 5
When: Tuesdays 4:15-5:15 PM (Nov. 13th - April 2nd)

Who: Students grades 3 to 5
Theatre Club ended March 28th after a wonderful performance of Wicked, Jr.

Who: Grades 4 & 5 | When: Tuesdays  3:00-5:00 PM
Art Club finished March 21st. 

Cultural Diversity Club's season is over.  Here are snapshots from some of the meetings over the course of the year:  CulturalDiversityClubNews.pdf  
Who:  Grades 3, 4, & 5 (28 students max)
When: Mondays 3:00-4:30 PM
Where: Room #30
Cultural Diversity Club finished February 25th


This Week's Links

  • Spring Social “Thank You”

    Thank you attendees, sponsors, donors and underwriters!

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • Science Fun Day “Thank You”

    Please see the following message from the Math & Science Committee

  • Spring Boutique

    Will be held on Tue 5/7 & Wed 5/8 (class schedule to follow). Volunteer sign-up to volunteer is open!

  • “The Can’t Do Child”

    This workshop on executive functioning will be held on Wed 5/1 @ 7:30pm. See flyer for discussion topics and info.

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • PTA Events April – June

    The school year is quickly coming to an end! The remaining PTA events for the year can be found here along with important BOE dates.

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • BOE Seats & Budget Vote Message

    Nominating petitions for open BOE seats are due by 5pm on Tue 4/22. See flyer for information.

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • 2019-2020 School Budget

    Click the link for information about School Budget Proposal and upcoming BOE public meetings.

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • Teacher Appreciation Week Starts April 29!

    Please see flyer for details. 

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association
  • TSF Fundraiser

    Tuckahoe School Foundation
  • Cottle Yearbook Order Form

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


District News

  • Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

    April 8, 2019 Workshop

    April 23, 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.


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

Thank you for your continued cooperation with this important matter.

Flu Guide for Parents

Please download the Flu Guide for Parents:  fluguideforparents.pdf