Daily Bulletin

Tackan Elementary Bulletin for Tuesday, May 22, 2018

PTA Meetings

The last PTA meeting will be held at 7:30pm in the cafeteria on Tuesdays, 6/5.


Tackan PTA Upcoming Events

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


Tackan Clubs 2017-18

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 Baseball Intramurals - Advisor Mr. Jack LaPrarie

Due to the large number of students interested in Baseball Intramurals, there will be two separate groups. Baseball Intramurals will meet before school at 8:30am on the following Thursdays:

  • Group A - Anderson & Netter Students: May 24 & June 7
  • Group B - Spata/Viola, Costello and Mrose Students: June 7

  • Grades 3-5 Student Council - Advisor Mrs. Loretta Siciliano

    Student Council will meet in room 30 at 8:30am on the following Mondays:

  • 6/4 & 6/11.

  • Grades 3-5 Book Club - Advisor Mrs. Christina Kolahifar

    Club will meet at 8:30am in room 37 on the following Friday morning by grade level:

  • Grade 3 - 5/25.

  • Grades 3-5 Makerspace Club - Advisor Mrs. Michelle Robinson

    Due to the overwhelming interest, Makerspace Club will be split into two groups. Meetings will be at 8:25am in the Library on the following Thursdays:

  • Grade 3: May 24 and June 14.
  • Grades 4 & 5: June 7.

  • Grades 3-5 Tackan Times - Advisor Mrs. Loretta Siciliano

    Meetings will be at 8:30am in the Library on the following Thursdays:

  • Grade 3: May 31
  • Grade 4: June 7
  • Grade 5: May 24, June 7

  • Grade 5 Orchestra Rehearsals - Advisor Mr. Frank Scheno

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

  • 5/22, 5/29 & 6/5.

  • Grade 5 Band Rehearsals - Advisor Mr. Frank Scheno

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

  • 5/23, 5/30 & 6/6.

  • Tackan Girls Lacrosse Club - Advisor - Mrs. Sheehy

    Girls Lacrosse Club will take place after school from 4-5pm on the following Wednesdays: 5/23, 5/30 & 6/6.


    Family Connect

    Family Connect will be on the following Wednesday:

  • 6/6
  • 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.


    PTA Health & Wellness Spring Walking Club

    Club will be meeting at 8:55am on the playground for an invigorating walk on the following Fridays, weather permitting: 5/25, 6/1 & 6/8.

  • Open for students in grades 1-5.
  • Students cannot be dropped off prior to 8:50am.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sneakers.
  • Due to inclement weather the Walking Club Meeting scheduled for Friday, 5/18 is cancelled.

    PTA Healthy Tastings

    Healthy Tastings will take place on the following Fridays:

  • May 18, permission slip due by Wednesday, May 16
  • June 8, permission slip due by Wednesday, June 6
  • If you would like your child to participate, you must sign the permission slip and return to your child's teacher by the deadline for that week's tasting. Without a permission slip, students will be unable to participate in the Healthy Tastings for that week.


    Kindness Games

    Friday, May 25 from 4:30-6:30pm on the Front Playground.


    Pre-K Bus Ride

    Our Pre-K bus ride through the neighborhood is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22 at 11am. Please arrive at Tackan by 10:55am. No sign up is necessary.


    Kindergarten QU Wedding

    Friday, May 25 at 10am in the cafeteria.


    Memorial Day - School Closed

    Monday, May 28


    Grades K-5 Tackan Field Day

    Thursday, 5/31. Raindate: Friday 6/1 at Nesconset Elementary field on Browns Road from 10am-1pm. Kindergarten will return to Tackan at 11:45am.

  • PTA will be providing all students K-4 with a field day t-shirt. Grade 5 will wear their fifth grade t-shirts.
  • Students should take their regular bus to school. We will then transport the students to Nesconset Elementary. Any children who are not bused to school must get to school on time.
  • We are requesting all students bring a bag lunch to school. No glass please. NO hot lunches will be served on this day.
  • No backpacks should be brought to school on Field Day.
  • Apply sunscreen at home and send some in, too.
  • Wear sneakers and appropriate clothing (hats) as we are in the sun all day.
  • Please label everything with your child's name.

  • Principal's On Target Ceremony

    The next On Target Ceremony will be held at 2:30pm in the cafeteria on Tuesday, June 5.


    Grade 5 Picnic

    Tuesday, June 5 at Moriches Park in St. James from 9:45am-1:30pm.

  • Please make sure your child arrives at Tackan on time.
  • All students will be taken by bus to the park after they arrive at school.
  • Buses will depart Tackan at 9:45am.
  • Students will enjoy a barbecue lunch and dessert with Mr. Softee.

  • Grade 4 Annual Poetry & Art Gallery Night

    Wednesday, June 6 at 6pm at the Deepwells Mansion on Route 25A and Moriches Road in St. James.

  • Raindate: Wednesday, June 13.

  • Grade 5 Band & Orchestra Concert

    Thursday, June 7 at 7pm in the Tackan gym.


    Grade 3 Animal Research Exhibit

    Thursday, June 7 in the cafeteria from 10-11:30am.


    Family Movie Night

    Friday, June 8 at SHSE. Details to follow.


    Grade 5 Variety Show

    Tuesday, June 12 at 7pm.


    Wellness Fair

    Thursday, June 14.


    Half Day of School for Elementary Students

    All District Elementary Schools will have a half-day session on Friday, June 15.

  • We will begin dismissal at 12:20pm.
  • NO LUNCH will be served.
  • There will be no Aftercare.

  • Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony

    Tuesday, June 19 at 10:30am on the front field at Tackan.


    Last Day of Elementary School - Half Day

    The last day of school will be a half day on Thursday, June 21.

  • We will begin dismissal at 12:20pm.
  • NO LUNCH will be served.
  • There will be no Aftercare.

  • Tackan's 2018 Graduating Class Family Celebration

    Thursday, June 21 from 4-7pm at Ivy League Camp located at 211 Brooksite Drive in Smithtown. This is not a PTA or school run event.

  • $25 per child (siblings welcome) includes: use of campgrounds and staff to run all events, pool, Sky Bounce, tennis, basketball, kickball/baseball field, pizza drinks and dessert.
  • $5 per adult for pizza and drink.

  • Superintendent's Conference Day - Staff Only

    Friday, June 21.


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