Weekly E-Newsletter

 

June 16, 2024


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Happy Father's Day to all the incredible fathers in our community! Your dedication and support make a
world of difference to your families and to our school. We celebrate you today and always.


As we approach the end of the academic year, we want to remind you that we will continue with the
administration of final exams for middle school students and Regents exams for high school students as
scheduled. Please refer to the schedule below for specific dates and times.


Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated as we strive to provide the best educational experience for our
students.


6th Grade
Time Thursday, 6/13 Friday, 6/14 Monday, 6/17 Tuesday, 6/18
7:50 - 8:55 ELA Review Science Review Math Review SS Review
8:55 - 9:05 Break Break Break Break
9:10 - 11:05 ELA Final Science Final Math Final SS Final
11:08 - 11:56 Phys. Ed. Lunch Lunch Lunch
11:59 - 12:47 Lunch Phys. Ed. Phys. Ed. Phys. Ed.
12:50 - 1:38 Music/Art Music/Art Music/Art Music/Art
1:41 - 2:30 Science Review Math Review SS Review
Classes report to 2nd
period classroom


7th Grade
Time Thursday, 6/13 Friday, 6/14 Monday, 6/17 Tuesday, 6/18
7:50 - 8:55 ELA Review Science Review Math Review SS Review
8:55 - 9:05 Break Break Break Break
9:10 - 11:05 ELA Final Science Final Math Final SS Final
11:08 - 11:56 Science Review Lunch Lunch Lunch
11:59 - 12:47 Lunch Math Review SS Review
Classes report to 2nd
period classroom
12:50 - 1:38 Phys. Ed. Phys. Ed. Phys. Ed. Phys. Ed.
1:41 - 2:30 Music/Art Music/Art Music/Art Music/Art


8th Grade
Time Thursday, 6/13 Friday, 6/14 Monday, 6/17 Tuesday, 6/18
7:50 - 8:55 Math 8 Review IPS 8 Review ELA Review SS Review
8:55 - 9:05 Break Break Break Break
9:10 - 11:05
Math 8 Final IPS 8 Final
Living Env. Review
ELA Final SS Final
11:08 - 11:56 Music/Art Lunch Lunch Lunch
11:59 - 12:47 Lunch
Music/Art for IPS 8
students Music/Art Music/Art
12:50 - 1:38
Science Review
(Living Env. & IPS 8)
ELA Review SS Review Classes report to 1st
period classroom
1:41 - 2:30 Phys. Ed. Phys. Ed. Phys. Ed. Phys. Ed.


Regents Exam Schedule
Date Time Exam
Tuesday, June 18 8:30 am - 11:30 am US History & Government
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Global History & Geography II
Thursday, June 20 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Chemistry
Friday, June 21 8:30 am - 11:30 am Geometry
Monday, June 24 8:30 am - 11:30 am Algebra II
Tuesday, June 25 8:30 am - 11:30 am Physics

General Announcements:
Junior National Honor Society Induction Ceremony:
On Wednesday, June 12th, the atmosphere was charged with pride and excitement as the National Junior
Honor Society Induction Ceremony unfolded. Amidst the glow of the candles and the solemnity of the
occasion, a new cohort of bright minds took their rightful place among the ranks of excellence in Tuckahoe
Middle School. Congratulations to all of our distinguished inductees, marking the beginning of a journey
marked by leadership, scholarship, and service. A special thank you to our National Junior Honor Society
advisor, Mrs. DeAngelis, for her dedicated service and commitment to the students of Tuckahoe.


8th Grade Awards Night:
On Wednesday, June 12th, the 8th Grade Awards Night followed the Junior National Honor Society
Induction Ceremony. This year’s program was adjusted to highlight the achievements of 8th graders who
attained honor roll, high honor roll, and/or principal’s list status throughout the 2023-24 school year. It was
an evening dedicated to celebrating the academic excellence of our students, recognizing their hard work
and dedication throughout the school year. We congratulate all of our award recipients and thank our 8th
grade teachers for their unwavering dedication and commitment to nurturing our students' growth and
success throughout their final year at TMS.


Senior Scholarship Awards Night:
The Senior Scholarship Awards Night took place on Thursday, June 13th, celebrating the culmination of
four years of hard work and dedication at THS. Students and their families gathered for this special event,
where achievements were recognized and scholarships awarded, marking an important milestone in their
academic journey. It was a memorable evening filled with pride, acknowledgment, and excitement for the
future endeavors of the Class of 2024.


PTA Announcements
Upcoming PTA event
8th Grade Color Wars (during school hours) - Thursday June, 20th
For all the latest PTA News and Event Information, please be sure to visit TuckahoePTA.com regularly
Important Reminders:
Middle School Color Wars Team Building event:
On Thursday, June 20th (rain date: June 21st), we eagerly anticipate the annual Color Wars event,
presented by the Tuckahoe PTA Middle School Committee in collaboration with our Physical Education
Department! This end-of-year celebration is specially designed for our 8th graders, promising an afternoon
filled with friendly competition and bonding. With activities ranging from cornhole to spikeball, kan jam to
kickball, soccer to badminton, there's something to suit every taste. And to top it off, all middle school
students will enjoy complimentary ice cream! A huge thank you goes out to our Middle School PTA
Committee Representatives, Susan Wuornos and Christine Sanzillo, as well as our devoted TMHS
Physical Education teachers, Mr. Sweeney and Mr. Nicodemo, for their dedication in coordinating this
fantastic event.

Tuckahoe High School Commencement
We are excited to announce that the Tuckahoe High School commencement ceremony will be held on
Thursday, June 20th at 5:45 p.m. (rain date: Friday, June 21st). This momentous event marks the
culmination of years of hard work and dedication for our graduating students. Families, friends, and the
community are invited to join us in celebrating this significant milestone in the lives of our seniors.


THS Graduation Rehearsals
The two mandatory Tuckahoe HS Graduation Rehearsals will be held on Monday, June 17th at 9:30 a.m.
and on Thursday, June 20th at 9:30 a.m.. All THS graduates are required to report to the auditorium prior
to 9:30 a.m.. We are eager to prepare our graduates for this monumental event in their lives.


Tuckahoe Middle School Graduation
We are delighted to invite you to celebrate the achievements of our 8th grade students at their graduation
ceremony from Tuckahoe Middle School. This significant event will take place on Monday, June 24th, at
6:00 PM in the Front Courtyard by the Middle School sign. Invitations and tickets have been sent by mail,
with each family receiving four tickets for entrance to the ceremony. Graduates should arrive at the
auditorium by 5:15 PM.


TMS Graduation Rehearsals
TMS will hold two mandatory graduation rehearsals on Friday, May 21st at 9:30 a.m. and on Monday,
June 24th at 8:30 a.m. Students will review ceremony expectations and the procedure to ensure we have
a smooth and efficient ceremony on Monday, June 24 at 6 p.m.


Middle School Community Read Initiative:
We are excited to announce our community read initiative for middle school students! This year, our
dedicated teachers have chosen the inspiring book "Wishtree" for all middle school students and staff to
read together. Throughout September, our students will travel through this heartwarming story, exploring
themes of friendship, diversity, and the power of hope. Through this initiative, we aim not only to cultivate a
passion for reading but also to engage meaningful discussions among our students. We encourage you to
join in and support your child's participation by reading "Wishtree" with them and engaging in related
activities at home. Together, we can enrich their understanding and appreciation of the book's themes.
We are grateful to our PTA for their generous support, which allows us to provide every rising 6th grader,
rising 7th grader, rising 8th grader, and TMS staff member with a copy of "Wishtree". This initiative would
not be possible without their invaluable contribution. Thank you once again to our PTA for their dedication
to promoting literacy and community engagement at our school.

Let's make this year's community read a memorable and enriching experience for all!

October 1st and 2nd College Trip to Universities in Boston (UPDATE):
Our rising seniors are excited about the upcoming college campus tour of universities in the Boston area.
After the first week, only 25 seats are still available. Please note that seats are limited, and only the first 50
students to register will be able to attend. Any student or family facing financial hardship should contact Mr.
Treglia or Mr. Arthur for assistance. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to an anonymous donor
and our outstanding PTA for their continued support of our scholars.


Attached is a copy of the permission slip for raising seniors who are interested in attending campus tours of
universities in the Boston area. The total cost for each student is $250.00, including one breakfast, one
dinner, transportation, snacks, and a double-occupancy hotel room. Students will be required to bring
spending money for two lunches at Quincy Market. Please make checks payable to Tuckahoe Union Free
School District by Friday, June 21st. Seats are limited, so please respond promptly. Current students in
the 10th grade, raising juniors, will only be considered if seats are available.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/14vBStVN5w3jKrkP7jMHbX6xxA64_lAmz/edit?usp=sharing&o
uid=113843618572932789940&rtpof=true&sd=true


Summer College Workshop for Raising Senior:
Our school counseling department is working in partnership with representatives from three local
universities to ensure our scholars get a head start on the college application process. Our commitment is
to ensure that all students are college-ready and have the power of choice, rather than having decisions
made for them. The workshop will address the following topics:
● Mastering the Common Application
● Cultivating a professional network
● Crafting standout college essays
We kindly ask all parents of 11th graders to take a few moments to fill out a brief survey indicating your
interest and availability. Please click on the following link to access the survey. Our goal is to determine
parent and student interest:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_P7AGimOiMVr9huEOdfReOh9du7d9dAGOwZF2Asz
HzrLxhg/viewform?usp=sf_link.
Final Exam Schedules:
Please see the attached link to review the final exam schedules. We have included both the middle school
and high school final exam schedules separately. See below:
● Tuckahoe M.S.:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kK1b_A-j16Xiw0M3GHTTnDIEBn9DYi3mBIJrBsMGOfo/
edit?usp=sharing


Sincerely,
R. Arthur, S. DeBellis, A. Colasuonno

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