Daily Bulletin

Tackan Elementary Bulletin for Tuesday, November 12, 2019

PTA Meetings

PTA Meetings will be held at 7:30pm in the cafeteria on the following Tuesdays:

  • 11/12, 1/14, 2/4, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5 & 6/9.

  • SEPTA Meeting Dates For The 2019-2020 School Year

    All SEPTA Meetings to be held at NYA Administrative Building at 26 New York Avenue in Smithtown in ​room 222A at 7pm on the following Mondays:

  • November 18, January 13, February 10, March 9, April 27, May 11.

  • Tackan PTA Upcoming Events

    Please visit the PTA website at www.tackanpta.com for upcoming events and important information.


    Tackan Clubs 2019-2020

    Transportation for before and after school clubs is the responsibility of the Parent/Guardian. If there is a school delay or cancellation, the club will be cancelled and NOT meet on that day.


    Tackan Spiritwear

  • Holiday online store is now open. Please visit https://tackanwinter2019.itemorder.com/sale
  • Paper orders due by Friday, November 15.
  • Online orders due by Sunday, November 17.

  • PTA Health & Wellness Food Tasting

    Health and Wellness Food Tasting will take place in the cafeteria during students' lunch periods on the following Wednesdays:

  • November 20, December 18, January 15, February 12, March 18, April 22, May 13 & June 3.

  • Grade 5 Football Intramurals - Advisor Jack LaPrarie

    Football Intramurals will be held at 8:15am on the front playground. Students will stay in the gym if there is inclement weather. Intramurals will take place on the following Thursday mornings:

  • November 14, 21 & December 5.

  • Grade 4 Chorus - Advisor Jim Conner

    Chorus will meet at 8:30am in Room 30 on the following Friday mornings:

  • 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/27, 4/3, 4/24 & 5/1.
  • Concert is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 7pm.

  • Grade 2 Multicultural Club - Advisors Meredith LaParle & Jessica Clifford

    Multicultural Club will be held on Thursdays at 8:30am in Room 7. There will be 2 sessions:

  • Session 1: 11/14, 11/21.
  • Session 2: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5.

  • Grades 4 & 5 Field Hockey Club - Advisor BrieClaire Sheehy

    Field Hockey Club will meet at 8:30am in room 40 on the following Friday mornings:

  • 11/15 & 11/22.

  • Grades 3, 4 & 5 Makerspace Club - Advisor Michelle Robinson

    Meetings will be held at 8:30am in the Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Schedule:

  • Group 3A: Thursday, November 21; Tuesday, January 14; Thursday, February 6; Thursday, March 19; Thursday, May 7.
  • Group 3B: Thursday, December 5; Thursday, January 16; Thursday, February 13; Thursday, March 26; Tuesday, May 12.
  • Group 4A: Thursday, December 12; Thursday, January 23; Thursday, February 27; Tuesday, March 31; Thursday, May 14.
  • Group 4B: Thursday, December 19; Tuesday, January 28; Thursday, March 5; Thursday, April 2; Tuesday, May 19.
  • Group 5A: Thursday, November 14; Thursday, January 2; Thursday, January 30; Thursday, March 12: Thursday, April 23; Thursday, May 21.
  • Group 5B: Tuesday, November 19; Thursday, January 9; Tuesday, February 4; Tuesday, March 17; Thursday, April 30; Thursday, May 28.

  • Grades 3 & 4 Mind Puzzlers Club - Advisor Courtney Mancuso

    Mind Puzzlers Club will meet at 8:30am in the Library on the following Tuesdays:

  • 11/12, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/21, 2/11, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5.

  • Grades 3 & 4 Board Game Club - Renee Weltsch

    Due to the popularity of the Board Game Club, there will be a Grade 3 and a Grade 4 Club. Meetings will be at 8:30am on Mondays in room 34. Schedule:

  • Grade 3: November 18, December 2, 16, January 27, February 10, March 23, April 20.
  • Grade 4: November 25, December 9, January 6, February 3, March 2, 30, April 27.

  • Kindergarten & Grade 1 Board Game Club - Advisors Elise Viola & Jenn Macomber

    Due to the popularity of the Board Game Club, there will be 2 sessions. Board Game Club will meet at 8:30am in room 9D on Friday mornings. Schedule:

  • Session 1: 11/22, 12/6, 12/3.
  • Session: 2 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13.

  • Grade 5 Orchestra Rehearsals - Advisor Frank Scheno

    Orchestra will meet on at 8:30am on the following Tuesday mornings:

  • 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12,17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2.
  • Winter Concert: Thursday, February 13 at 7pm.
  • Spring Concert: Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm.

  • Grades 4 & 5 Character Education/Citizenship Club - Advisors Anderson/Mrose

    Meetings will be held at 8:30am in room 42 on the following Thursdays:

  • November 21, December 5, 12, January 9, 23, February 6, 13, March 5, 19, April 2, 23, May 14.

  • Grade 5 Band Rehearsals - Advisor Frank Scheno

    Band will meet on at 8:30am on the following Wednesday mornings:

  • 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/11, 12,18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27.
  • Monday, 6/1.
  • Winter Concert: Thursday, February 13 at 7pm.
  • Spring Concert: Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm.

  • Grades 4 & 5 Art Start - Advisor Stephanie DeVita

    Art Start Club will met at 8:30am in room 31 on the following Tuesdays: November 12, 19, 26, December 10, 17, February 4, 11, 25, March 3, 10, April 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12.


    Grades 3, 4 & 5 Tackan Times - Advisor Loretta Siciliano

    Due to the popularity of the Tackan Times, there will be 2 sessions:

    Grade 3 will meet on the following Thursdays in room 46.

  • 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5, 3/26, 4/2, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/28, 6/4.
  • Grades 4 & 5 will meet on the following Friday mornings at 8:30am in the Library.

  • 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6, 3/27, 4/3, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/29, 6/5.

  • SCOPE/Smithtown Science Explorations Club - Advisor Dave Junz

    Students in grades 2 through 4 may participate in Session 1 that will held at 8:30am in room 31 (Art) on the following Monday:

  • 11/18.

  • SCOPE/Smithtown Science Explorations Club - Advisor Dave Junz

    Students in grades 2 through 4 may participate in Session 1 that will held at 8:30am in room 34 on the following Tuesday:

  • 11/12.

  • Grades 2 & 3 SCOPE Steam Program - Advisor Danielle Anderson

    SCOPE Program will meet at 8:30am in room 44 on the following Tuesdays:

  • 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7.

  • Grades 4 & 5 SCOPE Steam Program - Advisor Serena Spata

    SCOPE Program will meet in room 48 at 8:30am on the following Thursdays:

  • 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19.

  • Grade 5 Math Olympiads - Advisor Danielle Anderson

    Math Olympiads will meet at 8:30am in room 44 on the following Mondays:

  • Meetings: 12/2, 1/6, 2/3 & 3/2.
  • Test: 11/18, 12/16, 1/15, 2/12 & 3/16.

  • Grades K & 1 SCOPE Steam Program - Advisor Kelly Bigliani

    SCOPE Program will meet at 8:30am in room 31 on the following Wednesdays:

  • 11/20, 11/27, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8.

  • Grades K-8 Family Connect Night

    No homework will be assigned so that Parents/Guardians will use this opportunity to do something fun with their child(ren) during the time normally reserved for homework. We have coordinated our dates with Great Hollow Middle School. Family Connect Night will take place on the following dates:

  • Monday, 11/18, Tuesday, 12/17, Wednesday, 1/29, Thursday, 2/27, Monday, 3/23, Tuesday, 4/21 & Wednesday, 5/20.

  • PTA Reflections Program - "Look Within"

    Deadline for submissions of Art: Friday, November 22.


    Tackan Harvest Food Drive

    Food Drive will take place from Monday, November 4 through Friday, November 15.

  • We will be collecting food and other items to donate to our families in need within the Tackan community.
  • Please check your child’s grade level for the suggested food items. These are guidelines and we will happily accept all items across all grade levels. Students can drop donations in the bins provided in school.
  • If anyone is interested in purchasing gift cards to local supermarkets (for perishable items such as a turkey or ham), kindly send it in a sealed envelope marked “Food Drive” to the attention of Dr. Leeds.

  • Grade 5 Goldilocks Trial

    Schedule for Goldilocks trial:

    Thursday, November 7 - in the gym

  • 10:45am-12:15pm - Mrose
  • 1:30-3:00pm - Anderson
  • Tuesday, November 12 - in the gym

  • 10:45am-12:15pm - Spata
  • 1:30-3:00pm - Schroeder

  • Picture Retakes and Grade 5 Group Photo

    Friday, November 15.


    PTA WINGO - Family Fun Night

    Friday, November 22 from 7-9pm in the Tackan Gym.

  • Pre-registered admission $5 per person ($7 at the door).
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

  • Emergency Preparedness Drill - Early Dismissal From School

    The SCSD will be conducting an early dismissal drill at all of its schools on Wednesday, November 27.

  • Students will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier than their normal dismissal time.

  • Thanksgiving Recess

    School will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. School reopens on Monday, December 2.


    Parent/Teacher Conferences - HALF DAY OF SCHOOL

    Parent/Teacher Tuesday, December 3 - HALF DAY OF SCHOOL for Elementary students

  • Students dismiss at 12:05pm.

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL

    NO SCHOOL for Elementary students - Wednesday, December 4


    PTA Holiday Boutique

    Holiday Boutique will take place in the gym on Thursday, December 5 & Friday, December 6.


    Winter Recess

    School will be closed from Monday, December 23 through Wednesday, January 1.

  • School reopens on Thursday, January 2.

  • Tackan PTA 2020 Big Event

    Save the Date: Chinese Auction & Dinner to be held on Friday, February 7 at the Stonebridge Country Club in Hauppauge.


    Grade 5 Class Trip - Skyline Princess Cruise

    Monday, May 4

  • Students should arrive at the Nesconset Library no later than 7am.
  • Bagel Breakfast at 6:45am.
  • Coach Bus departs at 7:15am from Nesconset Library.
  • Students must wear his/her Tackan '20 t-shirt.
  • Lunch will be served on board the cruise ship.
  • Cost will be $85 per person. Payment due by Wednesday, November 6.
  • One parent/guardian may attend the trip but it is not mandatory to attend.
  • Coach buses will return to the Nesconset Library at~2:45pm.

  • Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony

    Wednesday, June 24 at 10am on the Front Playground. Details to follow.


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