September 13, 2006

School Days

Tuckahoe School

For the 2006-2007 school year, Tuckahoe School welcomed new faculty and staff members Christine Butler, Genia Merkel, Kristen Leuzze and Linda Bletterman. On Monday, Tuckahoe held their National Patriot's Day ceremony in remembrance of the lives lost on September 11th and recognizing our community firefighters. Each grade presented a banner and a written poem to our firefighters thanking them for all they do for our community.

The firemen who were present at our ceremony were Mr. Brian Cook, Fire Chief of Southampton Town; Mr. Bobby Wines, 2nd Assistant to the Chief; Mike Kempf, Lieutenant in the Engine Company and Co-Coordinator of the Junior Firefighters; Bob Price, Coordinator of the Junior Firefighters; and Tuckahoe's eighth grade Junior Firefighter, Cheyne Finocchiaro.

Our "Meet the Teacher" evening orientations this year are as follows: grades three through six will be held on September 14 at 7 p.m., and grades seven and eight will be held on September 20 at 7 p.m.

CDCH Charter School

The 2006-07 school year at the Child Development Center of the Hamptons Charter School began with three days of professional development for new and returning staff. The program included workshops and differentiated instruction, safety/first aid and the school wide math curriculum.

Students were welcomed back to school by their teachers last Wednesday and the first day was spent getting to know their new classmates and the new classroom routines. Everyone is looking forward to an exciting and productive year.

There are still a few student openings in the lower grades at the CDCH Charter School for this school year. For more information, call 324-0207.

Sag Harbor Elementary School

The 2006-2007 school year is off to a wonderful start. Students and staff members have returned from a restful summer energized for a year full of learning and fun. Our Morning Program theme this year is "Good Morning America." Throughout the school year we will be highlighting all that makes America such a wonderful country. Traveling across the country, region by region, the students will be introduced to the people, places and culture of our great nation.

We kicked off the theme on Monday with a reading and Power Point presentation of the book America is . . . by Louise Borden, illustrated by Stacey Schuett. The beautiful language coupled with magnificent illustrations described for the children many of the places, people and traditions we will be studying throughout the year. As we do each year, we are incorporating Character Education into this year-long study. While meeting great people from history or listening to great American folklore, our students will be reminded of the important character traits such as responsibility, honesty and gratitude.

On Friday, the school will come together for our annual "Welcome Back Picnic." In the afternoon everyone will gather on the school grounds for a barbecue complete with hot dogs, hamburgers and lemonade. This is a wonderful tradition for our school family and a great way to celebrate the start of a new school year. Families are invited to join us for this fun-filled afternoon.

As a part of Sag Harbor's Annual Harborfest celebration, the Sag Harbor Parenting Center will be showing the movie Free Willy on a large movie screen on the front lawn of Pierson High School. This is an event for the families of Sag Harbor, therefore all children must be accompanied by an adult. The gates open at 6:45 p.m., with the movie showing at 7:15 P.M. This event is free for the families of Sag Harbor. We hope to see you there.

Curriculum Night will be held on September 21 beginning at 7 p.m. This evening provides an opportunity for parents to meet the teachers and learn about the exciting curriculum of study the students will explore throughout the year. We hope you will be able to attend this important evening event.

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