After school enrichment classes will be held today, November 29th.
A friendly reminder to Tuscan families that the Fall Fundraiser Cookie Dough and Charleston Wrap pickup is Wednesday the 28th from 6:00pm-8:30pm in the cafeteria. This was rescheduled during the storm.Questions? Contact Deb Ellsworth email@example.com or Michele Streck Michele.firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Book Fair Family Night will be in the Auditorium from 6:00pm-8:30pm and the Lost and Found will be on the first floor - be sure to take a look to see if any belongings there are yours.
In the days before the Thanksgiving break celebrations of gratitude were abundant throughout the school. From breakfasts to feasts (hot turkey and gravy!), families and caregivers cooked, baked and came together with students and staff. Here are photos from a few of the many gatherings.
Tuscan celebrated gratitude and giving thanks in the annual Thanksgiving Assembly. Mrs. Van Tine, Music and Chorus teacher, directed the 4th & 5th Grade Chorus at two assemblies. Students also enjoyed presentations from several classes sharing the Thanksgiving theme.
You may hear students at home singing or humming Oh, A Turkey Knocked, A Simple Song of Thanks, Hip Hop Turkey, Turkey Tango, I'm Grateful and others.
Our in-school Book Fair begins on Wednesday, November 28th but you can begin your book shopping now at the Online Book Fair.
Visit the Book Fair Homepage at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/tuscan and click on the Shop Now button. Online shopping is available until December 6, 2012.
You can create wish lists and invite friends and family to shop with eCards. Best of all, purchases benefit our school and will help us achieve our Book Fair goal. All online orders ship for FREE to the school, after the Online Fair has ended.
~ Lisa Curi, Book Fair Event Chair
Attention Tuscan Students: Submit to the Tuscan Tiger Times
The deadline for the next issue of Tuscan Tiger Times, the student newspaper, is Monday, November 26.
Please submit your articles, book reviews, puzzles, drawings, poems, cartoons, or riddles. Drop submissions in the TTT box in the library, or email to email@example.com. Remember to write your name and grade on your submission. Please note that due to space and budget constraints, we may not be able to publish all submissions.
~ Alan Hoffman, TTT Advisor
Town Hall meeting with Superintendent Osborne focusing on Elementary Schools December 4th at Seth Boyden School, 7:30pm. All are welcome, the event is free:
Friendly reminder that Thursday & Friday afterschool enrichment classes meet this week 11/15 & 11/16.
~ Kat Merunka, Kristina Raines, Elizabeth Keegan, Enrichment Chairs
From the District: South Orange and Maplewood services for families and individuals impacted by the storm:
Services Available In Maplewood
· Prospect Presbyterian Church (Laundry and Shower Services)
· St George Church (Meals and shelter)
· DeHart Community Center (Meals and shelter)
· Morrow Church (Open from 9am-9pm, offering lunch and dinner until Friday)
· St George Church (Ridgewood Road) – tentative, please check with church
· DeHart Community Center (Burnett Avenue)
· Please bring your own pillows, blankets, sheets, entertainment, medications, toiletries and other necessary items.
· Morrow Church (WiFi available)
· DeHart Community Center
· Main and Hilton Branch Libraries (WiF iavailable)
· SOPAC (WiFi available)
· Bank Of America @ 161 Maplewood Avenue (Wi Fi available)
Annual Tuscan School Thanksgiving Food Drive is November 14-21. We are collecting non-perishable food items for families within our school community. Drop off box in the lobby; turkeys can be dropped off Nov. 21. Items delivered to families the morning of 11/21.
Thank you ~ Bill Fitzsimmons, 973-202-9663, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for Sandy-related stories, interviews, photos, drawings, etc., focusing on the Maplewood community and how we all came together to support each other during and after the storm. The deadline for submissions is this Monday, November 19, and they should be sent to email@example.com
~ Alan Hoffman and Kim Simoniello, TTT Advisors
Tuscan Alum on X Factor!
Beatrice Miller, MMS student and sister of Tuscan 5th graders, is in the final 12 of the competition TV show "X Factor". Watch the show at MMS tomorrow night and show support for Bea, full story here
Cookie Dough and gift wrap order deadlines were affected by the storm and delivery of our products has been affected as well. Thank you in advance for understanding; new date for pickup will be Wednesday Nov. 28 which is also Family Night at the Fall Book Fair.
Volunteers will be needed, more info to come. Questions about the orders and deliveries? Deb Ellsworth, firstname.lastname@example.org
School is open on regular schedule.
Many Tuscan families are starting the day without power. We are waiting on word with regard to restored service as well as the school day. Please be as patient as possible.
Community Flyer List for November 2012
All flyers containing detailed information on the topics below can be found on the district website:
Click on Community Digital Backpack
South Orange/Maplewood School District
Columbia High School 9th Grade Preview
Share the Keys
Maplewood Memorial Library
Children's Programs - November 2012
TeenZone - October 2012
South Mountain YMCA
Fall Classes at the YMCA
South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Baird Art Classes for Kids
Baird Winter Classes for Teens & Adults
Book Arts Roundtable Holiday Sale
Indoor Lacrosse Clinic
Jaguar Track Registration
Learn to Ski (Grades 3-8)
Platform Tennis Classes
Sciensational Workshops for Kids
South Orange/Maplewood Middle School Basketball League
Tae Kwon Do at The Baird
Ugo Giannini: Drawing D-Day, an Artist's Journey
South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race
Eleventh Annual Preschool Open House
South Orange/Maplewood Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts - Where Girls Grow Strong
South Orange Performing Arts Center
SOPAC Kids & Family
Tuscan is open Thursday and Friday. PTA Afterschool Enrichment classes will not be held this week; classes resume next week according to schedule.
The following services are available in Maplewood for relief of hurricane Sandy impact:
Services Available In Maplewood
Prospect Presbyterian Church
St George Church
Meals and shelter
DeHart Community Center
Meals and shelter
Open from 9am-9pm, offering lunch and dinner until Friday
St George Church (Ridgewood Road) – tentative, please check with church
DeHart Community Center (Burnett Avenue)
Please bring your own pillows, blankets, sheets, entertainment, medications, toiletries and other necessary items.
Morrow Church (WiFi available)
DeHart Community Center
Main and Hilton Branch Libraries (WiF iavailable)
SOPAC (WiFi available)
Bank Of America @ 161 Maplewood Avenue (Wi Fi available)
Posting from School Messenger sent 11/5 eventing on Ms. Majeed's behalf:
Dear Tuscan Families and Staff,
Tuscan School remains without power and will be closed again on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. We will contact you by 6am if power is restored overnight and we are able to open the school after all. If you do not hear from us by 6am, assume that school is closed.
We are continuing to work with PSE&G and municipal officials to resolve the power issues and reopen Tuscan School as soon as it is safe and habitable for students and staff.
Please help spread the word as many families remain without power.
Question or comment for our PTA? Send us an email.