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>>

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

Update on Free/Reduced Meal Program Pick-Up

The National Guard assisting with the distribution of meals

The following message is being shared with Tuckahoe families on behalf of the Tuckahoe School District administration:

In light of the fact that the school closure has displaced our meal plan, any students on the free and reduced meal plan or students in need of food may pick up a bag of shelf stable food at ECAP. 

ECAP is open for distribution on weekdays from 10am-2pm and is located at 142 Main Street, Tuckahoe. Distribution at Tuckahoe Community Center is currently discontinued.

PTA: Changes to Scheduled Events – Updated 3/18/20

As a result of the Tuckahoe School District closure, the following events have been cancelled or are being rescheduled.

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