Daily Bulletin

Tackan Elementary Bulletin for Tuesday, November 13, 2018

PTA Meetings

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

  • Tuesday, 12/18, 1/15, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7 & 6/4.
  • Wednesday, 11/7
  • The November 14 PTA Meeting is cancelled and rescheduled for Wednesday, November 7.

  • SEPTA Meetings

    SEPTA Meetings will be held at 26 New York Avenue in room 222A at 7pm. Dates and topics:

  • Tuesday, November 13 - Social Skills - Presented by Laura Marra
  • Monday, December 10 - Preparing for your IEP Meeting - Presented by A. Furci
  • Monday, March 11 - Understanding Cognitive Scores - Presented by Dr. Emma Leah Hettrich
  • Monday, April 8 - Transition - Presented by RSE-TASC, Michael Mastrocinque
  • Monday, May 13 - Brief Interventions for Youth Depression and Anxiety - Presented by Dr. Jessica Schleider, Krassner Center at Stony Brook

  • Tackan PTA Upcoming Events

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


    Tackan Clubs 2018-19

    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.


    Grade 5 Band Rehearsals - Advisor Frank Scheno

    Band Rehearsals will take place at 8:15am on the stage in the gym on the following Wednesday mornings:

  • 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 & 5/29
  • Monday, 2/11 Dress Rehearsal for Winter Concert.

  • Grade 5 Orchestra Rehearsals - Advisor Frank Scheno

    Orchestra Rehearsals will take place at 8:15am on the stage in the gym on the following Tuesday mornings:

  • 11/20, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/09, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 & 6/4

  • Grade 5 Football Intramurals - Advisor Jack LaPrarie

    Football Intramurals will be held at 8:10am 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 15, 29 & December 6

  • Family Connect

    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. Family Connect will take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday: April 16
  • Wednesday: November 14, January 30, March 13, May 22
  • Thursday: December 13, February 14

  • SCOPE/Smithtown Science Explorations Club - Advisor Dave Junz

    Students in grades 2 through 4 may participate in Session 1 that will held at 8:15am in room 31 (Art) on the following Mondays:

  • 11/19 & 11/26.

  • Grade 5 Math Olympiads - Advisor Danielle Anderson

    Math Olympiads will meet at 8:15am in room 44 on the following Mondays:

  • November 19 (contest)
  • December 3, 17 (contest)
  • January 14, 28 (contest)
  • February 11, 25 (contest)
  • March 4, 11 (contest)

  • Grades 3 & 4 Board Game Club - Advisor Mrs. Weltsch

    Board Game Club will meet at 8:15am in room 8 on Mondays. Due to the popularity of the club, the club will be split into 2 groups as follows:

  • Grade 3: November 26, December 10, January 7, February 11, March 11, April 1 & 15.
  • Grade 4: November 19, December 3, 17, January 14, February 4, March 4, April 8 & May 6.

  • Grades 4 & 5 Sketchers - Advisor Leslie McGovern

    Sketchers will meet at 8:15am in room 32 on the following Tuesdays:

  • 11/27, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/30 & 5/7.

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

    Mind Puzzlers Club will meet at 8:15am in the Tackan Library on the following Tuesdays:

  • 11/27, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/30 & 5/7.

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

    Character Education/Citizenship Club will meet at 8:20am in the lobby (meeting room 44) on the following Wednesdays: November 14, 28, December 12, January 9, 23, February 6, 13, March 6, 20, April 3, 17, May 8 & 22.


    Grades 2 & 3 Friendship Club - Advisors Jeanne Catalano & Maria Dresel

    Friendship Club will meet on 8:15am in room 37 on the following Thursdays:

  • 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/20, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/14, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16 & 5/30

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

    Makerspace Club will meet at 8:15am in the library on the following Thursdays:

  • Grade 3: November 15, December 13, February 7, March 21 & May 2.
  • Grade 4: November 29, January 3, February 14, April 4 & May 16.
  • Grade 5: December 6, January 17, March 7, April 18 & May 30.

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

    There will be two separate sessions. Each student will attend one session. Multicultural Club will meet at 8:15am in room 7 on the following Thursdays:

  • Session 1: 11/15, 11/29 & 12/6.
  • Session 2: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28 & 3/7.

  • Grades Kindergarten, 1 & 2 Board Game Club -Advisors Elise Viola & Jenn Macomber

    Board Game Club will meet on Fridays at 8:15am in room 9D. Due to the large registration, students will be split into 2 groups on the following Fridays:

  • Group A: 11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 3/1.
  • Group B: 11/16, 12/7, 12/21, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/8.

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

    Tackan Times will meet at 8:15am in the Library on the following Fridays: November 16, 30, December 7, 14, January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 1, 8, 22, 29, April 5, 12. May 3, 10, 17 & 31.


    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 28, December 12, January 16, February 13, March 20, April 17, May 22, June 5.

  • Grade 3 Scope/Smithtown ACE Program - Advisor Angela Muro

    ACE Program will meet in the room 31(Art) at 8:15am on the following Wednesdays:

  • 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10 & 4/17.

  • Grade 5 Scope/Smithtown ACE Program - Advisor Michelle Stickle

    ACE Program will meet in the Library at 8:15am on the following Mondays:

  • 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29 & 5/6.

  • Tackan Holiday Food Drive

    Food Drive will take place from Thursday, November 1 through Thursday, November 15. We will be collecting food and other items to donate to our families in need. Please check your child’s grade level for the suggested food items. Please know that these are guidelines and we will happily accept all items across all grade levels. Children can drop donations in the bins provided in school.

  • KINDERGARTEN: PAPER GOODS & TOILETRIES: Napkins, paper towels, paper plates, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, sponges, toilet paper, tissues, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc…
  • FIRST & SECOND GRADE: DRY GOODS: Mashed potatoes, stuffing, macaroni & cheese, rice, noodles, pasta, pancake mix, oatmeal, cereal bars, muffin mix, cake/brownie mix, icing, cookies, crackers, snacks, etc…
  • THIRD GRADE: CONDIMENTS: Dry Gravy mix, salad dressing, tomato sauce, peanut butter, jelly, mayonnaise, mustard, relish, soup mix, chili mix, juice boxes, raisins, etc…
  • FOURTH & FIFTH GRADE: CANNED GOODS: Gravy, vegetables, cranberry sauce, fruit, soup, tuna fish, ravioli, chili, juice, etc…
  • If anyone is interested in purchasing a gift card, kindly send it in a sealed envelope marked “Food Drive”, to the attention of Dr. Leeds.

  • PTA Kindergarten Program - Super Circus Fun

    Thursday, November 15 at 7-8pm in the gym.


    Grade 5 Group Photo

    Friday, November 16.


    Emergency Preparedness Drill

    Early Dismissal from School on Wednesday, November 21st - 15 minutes earlier than the normal dismissal time.


    Thanksgiving Recess

    School will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. School reopens Monday, November 26.


    Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Tuesday, December 4 - HALF DAY OF SCHOOL

  • Students Dismiss at 11:55am.
  • NO LUNCH or AFTER CARE

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL

    NO SCHOOL - Wednesday, December 5


    Winter Recess - NO SCHOOL

    School will be closed from Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1.

  • School reopens Wednesday, January 2.

  • Tackan PTA 2019 Big Event

    Save the date: Chinese Auction - Friday, March 8 at the Stonebridge Country Club.


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