5/28 BoE Trustee Candidate Debate Forum; 6/9 TUFSD Annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election

The Tuckahoe PTA is Hosting:
The Board of Education Trustee Candidate Debate Forum
When: May 28 2020, 7:30 pm
Where: via Zoom Conferencing: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85952091384
Moderated by: the League of Women Voters of Westchester

Debate Forum

  • The Candidate Debate Forum will be hosted via Zoom conferencing as follows: Click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85952091384 or iPhone one-tap:   US: +16465588656,,85952091384#  or +13017158592,,85952091384# Or Telephone:    Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):       
    US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 9128
    Webinar ID: 859 5209 1384    International numbers available:  https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbo7dsbI0n
  • The Forum will be broadcast after the event on Cablevision channel 77 and Verizon channel 27 as well as posted for viewing with a link accessible on the PTA’s web site – www.tuckahoepta.com

Budget Vote and Trustee Election

The Tuckahoe UFSD Annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election will be held on Tuesday June 9th, by absentee ballot.  There are two (2) open seats for the Board of Education and the candidates are:

  • Peter Casson
  • Scott Bogetti 
  • Lori Gerald 
  • Dina Morgan

All qualified voters who are registered to vote for the June 9, 2020 budget vote/election will be sent an absentee ballot. Voters who have previously registered to vote through the School District and have voted in any School District election/vote during the past four (4) calendar years need not re-register to vote for this budget vote/election. In addition, voters who are currently registered to vote through the Westchester County Board of Elections need not re-register to vote for this budget vote/election.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no personal registration of voters conducted within the District. A qualified voter may register to vote in the June 9, 2020 budget vote/election by registering to vote with the Westchester County Board of Elections. You may contact the Westchester County Board of Elections for additional information at: Westchester County Board of Elections, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601, or by calling (914) 995-2000, or by their website at: www.citizenparticipation.westchestergov.com/register-to-vote. You may also register through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website at https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application

The PTA Presents: Managing Stress and Anxiety During Distance Learning

<<Click this link to see a video recording of the presentation>>

Dr. Martuge has worked in the field for over 25 years. She created a special presentation for us at this time when all Westchester County residents are all coping with the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Public health emergencies, such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) can shake our sense of safety causing feelings of uncertainty and anxiety.

Dr. Martuge has created a free workshop that covers topics including coping tools and strategies to help reduce stress and anxiety, the importance of self-care at this time, strategies to help your children manage their own stress and anxiety at this time, and guidelines for how to talk to your children about what is happening in their world that has changed so suddenly.

  • Talking with your children about COVID-19
  • The Importance of Self-Care
  • Strategies to help cope with stress and anxiety 
  • Question and Answer Time

A Message from the PTA

The Executive Board of the Tuckahoe PTA wishes to, first and foremost, send our support to all of our families as we as a school community navigate this challenging situation together.  We hope that everyone remains safe and healthy throughout this time.

We owe a debt of gratitude to all of our Administrators, Teachers, and other School Staff for their leadership, commitment, and dedication to our students.  Every educator has taken on the challenge with positivity and creativity, playing a vital role in ensuring the continued education of our students in the most uncertain of times–from technology to curriculum to support services to facilities, we thank each and every one of you for your efforts.

The Tuckahoe PTA remains committed to resuming as many activities, programs, and events as possible once we are in a position to do so safely and responsibly.  We continue to post updates on our web site www.tuckahoepta.com.  We also serve as a resource for families who may have questions or concerns.  Do not hesitate to reach out to Board members, listed on the web site, with specific questions as they may arise.  If we cannot answer them, we will try to put you in touch with someone who can.

The below is an updated list of changes to our upcoming activities:

PTA EventDateStatus
Planning for College Workshop3/17/20Rescheduling; new date to be determined
A Taste of Tuckahoe – TMS and THS3/18/20Rescheduling; new date to be determined
MET Museum Tour3/22/2020Rescheduling; new date to be determined
Girls on the Run3/24/2020Initial meeting canceled. Meetings expected to begin after closure
Spring Social3/27/2020Rescheduled to 5/8/20
PTA Dance VariousClasses during closure are canceled; the dance classes are being extended and the Dance Recital rescheduled to 5/31
Books ‘N Bites3/18, 3/25Sessions may be rescheduled; Author visit on 3/31 may be rescheduled
Curious-on-HudsonVariousClasses during closure are canceled; New Sessions expected to resume after closure, more information to follow.
WEC Italian ClubVariousClasses during closure are canceled
PTA General Meeting/
Screenagers
3/31Rescheduling; new date to be determined

Building Bridges: Understanding People with Different Abilities

Building Bridges is Back!

When:  February 24th to 28th, 2020
Where:  William E. Cottle Elementary School

Building Bridges is back for its 6th year at Cottle School!  Be a part of this wonderful program that the kids truly look forward to every year.

  • Kindergartners will get an overview of disabilities
  • First Graders will learn about people with sight impairments
  • Second Graders will learn about hearing impairments
  • Third Graders will focus on Autism
  • Fourth Graders will be learning about people with physical disabilities, and
  • Fifth Graders will discuss learning disabilities.

These lessons will be done in each classroom where the children will get the opportunity to participate in hands-on, interactive activities.  Each grade also will also attend an assembly with a wonderful speaker.

We need parent volunteers to make this program a success!!

<<Click here to sign up to volunteer in your child’s classroom>>

The time commitment for volunteering is minimal – just 2-3 hours of your time.  You will work with 1 or 2 other parents in a classroom to run the sessions.  Don’t worry!  We provide the script, the materials and we will give you a short training.

Training sessions will be held on February 12, 2020, either at 8:30 am and 7:30 pm in the Cottle Auditorium.  Please plan to attend one session, which lasts 30-45 minutes.

Questions/comments about volunteering may be directed to:  Alona Trinidad (alonasantri@gmail.com) and Charlie Zegers (charlie.zegers@gmail.com)

We are looking forward to another wonderful Building Bridges Week!

Curious-on-Hudson Steam Enrichment Program – Registration Starts on 12/16

The Tuckahoe PTA is proud to offer the Winter Session of the Curious-on-Hudson after-school STEAM enrichment program.

DETAILS

  • Classes for students in Grades K thru 5 will be held at William E. Cottle Elementary;
  • Classes begin the week of January 6, 2020;
  • Online registration opens on Monday 12/16 @ 12pm on a first-come, first-served basis;
  • The fee for the courses is $200 for 8 weeks.

Click Here for Full Course Descriptions

Click Here to Register

Click Here for a printable flyer