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Monday, May 02, 2016

PTA

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Other Activities & Programs 

 
ACI (Advisory Council on Instruction)
Advisory Council on Instruction involves you in education policy making.  Volunteers are needed to serve on ACI committees, which meet once a month to discuss education matters, including English for speakers of other languages/high intensity language training, foreign languages, social studies, English, math, science, gifted and talented, special education, and adult and continuing education.  To assist please contact the ACI Chairperson.
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Community Outreach

Plans and promotes the participation of Tuckahoe students in community service projects, e.g., a mini-walk as part of the Help the Homeless Walkathon (to benefit A-SPAN), a nonperishable food drive (to benefit AFAC) in conjunction with the traditional Harvest Festival, and helping individual classes do community service projects.   To volunteer in coordinating service projects with the classrooms, please contact the Community Outreach Chairperson.
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County Council
Volunteers serve as liaison between the County Council of PTAs and the Tuckahoe PTA throughout the school year, informing Tuckahoe parents of issues being considered on the county level, and, in turn, giving feedback reflecting the views of Tuckahoe’s PTA to the County Council.  To volunteer please contact the County Council Chairperson.
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Discovery Schoolyard
The Discovery Schoolyard committee offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in outdoor classroom landscaping and construction, curriculum activities, fundraising, and special events as part of Tuckahoe’s well-known outdoor learning program.   A chance to work outdoors with your kids in a hands-on, inquiry-based educational experience.  "Garden Angels" help keep your child’s grade-level gardens in tip-top shape and invite the kids to do simple gardening chores on a regular basis.  Other opportunities include: carpentry; research; documentation/photography; in-kind donations; and club leaders to assist in running the gardening or bird watching lunchtime clubs. Please contact the Discovery Schoolyard Chairperson, or to learn more about specific, current volunteer opportunities, visit the Discovery Schoolyard website.
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Enrichment
Enrichment classes for before and after school and on some evenings are offered to all Tuckahoe students in the fall and in the spring. Registration information is sent home several times a year. Classes may range from basketball to chess club, French to cooking, and many more.  Volunteers are needed throughout the year to share their talents or interests by teaching a class or to be a coordinator for the arts, science, sports, and games and crafts and for help during some of the classes themselves.  To assist in organizing the enrichment activities or to volunteer to “teach” a class, please contact the Enrichment Chairperson.
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Reflections

This is a National PTA-sponsored art contest that is open to all students. Entries are accepted from September to mid-October. It encourages children to creatively reflect on a given theme through the use of various media (visual art, literature, music, photography, dance choreography and film). All students are encouraged to participate, and winners are recognized at a daytime assembly at school.  Top finishers from Tuckahoe will progress to the County Reflections contest. Rules and entry forms are available for download.  For more information, please contact the Tuckahoe Reflections Chairperson, Carrie Thomas.

School Supplies

In June parents are offered the option of ordering school supplies for the coming school year.  Supplies are packaged individually by grade at competitive package prices. At the end of August, the committee distributes the boxes of supplies to parents or classrooms, in time for the beginning of school.  This is not a fundraiser.  To volunteer in compiling orders and distributing supplies, please contact the School Supplies Chairperson.
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Special Education
The committee of Parents Supporting Children with Learning Differences shares information and resources with parents.  They hold periodic meetings for parents, teachers, and staff members, inducing a special session at back to school night. If you have questions or to join our list serve please contact the Special Education Chairperson.   If you have questions about your child's development please contact your child's teacher to request a team meeting.  Detailed information is available from the Arlington Public Schools Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC).  It's purpose is to provide parents the support and information they need as they work with the school system to identify and meet their child's unique needs. 
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Teacher Appreciation
The Teacher Appreciation committee expresses ongoing support and appreciation to Tuckahoe’s staff throughout the year, including providing food to staff on conference days, recognizing Secretaries Week and Teacher Appreciation Week, and planning the end-of-the-year Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. This committee also purchases gifts for staff events, such as babies, surgeries, weddings, retirement, and departures.  To volunteer to help, please contact the Teacher Appreciation Chairperson.
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Teacher Grants Applications
This committee helps the school seek foundation and corporate grants to support the Discovery Schoolyard and other innovative programs at Tuckahoe.  Volunteers are also needed to prepares and submit proposals in coordination with teachers and other staff members.  To volunteer on this committee, please contact the Grants Applications Chairperson.
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T-Shirts

Spriritwear now available!

Occasionally, the PTA sells t-shirts or sweatshirts with Tuckahoe markings. Buying a Tuckahoe T-shirt is a wonderful way to show school spirit and make your child easily-recognizable while on field trips. For information on t-shirts or to help with sales and tracking sales, please contact the T-Shirt Chairperson.
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Last Modified on December 4, 2015
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