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

Foundation Aid Formula Recap & Video

On October 28, 2019, the Eastchester PTA Council and Tuckahoe PTA hosted a community forum at the Eastchester Middle School to discuss the Foundation Aid Formula, and the inequitable distribution of funds allocated by the State of New York to our school districts, including Eastchester and Tuckahoe.  Shelley Mayer, New York State Senator for the 37th District and Chair of the Committee on Education, as well as Amy Paulin, New York State Assemblywoman, 88th Assembly District, were guests for this event.  Ms. Mayer and Ms. Paulin put the issue into historical context and explained the formula, but more importantly discussed ways in which parents, community and school leaders, and PTAs can advocate for equitable funding.  Tara Zegers, President of the Tuckahoe PTA, presented information regarding Tuckahoe.  We encourage you to watch the video of the event and learn how you can be a meaningful part of this discussion to support the students of Tuckahoe.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

PTA Town Hall Meeting Announcement

All Community Members Are Invited To…

Tuckahoe PTA Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, 7:00pm
Cottle School Auditorium

The Tuckahoe PTA invites you to join our first PTA General Meeting for the 2019-2020 school year. The District Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, District Administrators and Leadership, and Board of Education Trustees will be in attendance to answer your questions.

We welcome questions for the district in all areas, including technology, special education, facilities and improvements, curriculum and professional development, and the Strategic Plan and District goals.

Please email your questions to abamford928@gmail.com for inclusion in the discussion by October 30th.