Letter from the PTA President

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August 2020

Dear TUFSD Families,

As we begin the 2020-21 school year, we find ourselves filled with trepidation at the uncertainties that lie ahead. The COVID-19 pandemic has infiltrated every facet of our lives, and the school setting is not easily navigable with respect to balancing academics, social-emotional well-being, and safety. Even under ordinary circumstances, the start of a new school year is often filled with tension and anxiety.

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24forTuckahoe Is Back For 2020!

Please support the PTA in its final fundraising campaign of the school year.
Your donations support 75+ programs, initiatives and events for over 1000 students and staff of Tuckahoe Schools.

<<Click here to make a donation online>>
or
Text “24ForTuckahoe” to (919) 626-3277 to get a link to donate

Help us reach our goal of $5,000.
Suggested donations in increments of $20.
Donate in recognition, honor, or memory of a graduate, Tuckahoe Tiger, Teacher, Staff Member, an alumna or alumnus.

BoE Trustee Candidate Debate Forum – An Apology

We apologize to any community members who were unable to view last night’s Board of Education Trustee Candidates’ Forum.  Attendance exceeded our expectations, as well as the capabilities of our Zoom account.  The Forum has been recorded and will be available for viewing on Cablevision Channel 77 and Verizon Channel 27, as well as on The District’s YouTube Channel or through links that will be posted at www.tuckahoepta.com shortly.

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

Join The PTA For a Digital Screening of “Screenagers: Next Chapter”

The PTA is proud to present a digital screening of “Screenagers:  Next Chapter”.  On-Demand access to this documentary is available from Wednesday, April 15th to Wednesday, April 29th 2020.  This event is open to all district parents but is geared towards MS/HS students.  Click the photo for information on to register and click the link below for a Parent’s Guide to your child’s mental wellness.

<<Click Here for the Parent’s Guide>>