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Mark your calendars…

Posted by: | May 18, 2015 | No Comment |

It is so hard for me to believe that our year together is coming quickly to an end! We have several special events over the final few weeks and I wanted to share them with you so that you can mark your calendars.

I have promised my students that if they work hard we will play hard too! :)

We will continue to work hard and learn in all subject areas. However, there will be a lot of fun in the next few weeks too!

Tuesday, May 19th: Mrs. Spata’s Annual Tax Day!!

Thursday, May 21st: New York State Elementary Science Performance Assessment (If you are having your child “refuse this test” or opt-out, a signed note must be sent into school.  Anyone refusing this test should come to school with a few books to read quietly.)

Monday, May 25th: Memorial Day (no school)

Friday, May 29th: Road to the Revolution Social Studies test

Monday, June 1st: New York State Elementary Science Written Assessment (See note for May 21st)

Thursday, June 4th: Tackan Field Day! Fourth Graders wear the color yellow. :)

Tuesday, June 9th: End of Module Math test and Book Buddy Activity

Wednesday, June 10th: Fourth Grade Field Trip- A Walk Through History with Abraham Woodhull! (Please see flyer sent home with regards to how to prepare for this trip.)

Friday, June 12th: Summer Reading Assembly

Tuesday, June 16th: Fourth Grade’s Annual Poetry and Art Night at Deepwells 6:30PM (Rain date is Thursday, June 18th)

Wednesday, June 17th: Book Buddy Beach Blanket Reading and Fire Prevention and 5th Grade End-of-the-Year Show!

Thursday, June 18th: Fourth Grade Tie-Dye Event

Friday, June 19th: Water Safety Presentation

Monday, June 22nd: Sharpen the Saw Day!!

Tuesday, June 23rd: 1/2 Day of School

Wednesday, June 24th: Last Day of Fourth Grade!!!! 1/2 Day of School

 

 

 

 

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On-Target Award

Posted by: | May 4, 2015 | No Comment |

Our newest On-Target award has been earned by one of our boys this month.

I am proud to announce that Ryan is our On-Target winner!!!

Ryan is a hard working, caring, helpful, and friendly fourth grader who has joined the Tackan family this year! Congratulations Ryan!!!!

 

 

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Kindness Week at Tackan!

Posted by: | May 4, 2015 | No Comment |

The Leadership class from HSE and the Tackan PTA are putting together a special week for us in conjunction with the ReeSpecht Life foundation. Friday night come participate in our “Kindness Games” on the front field of the school!!

Motivational Monday: Receive a positive pencil and a ReesSpecht Life card. Promise to pay it forward to become one of Rees’ pieces.

Teamwork Tuesday: Wear your favorite sports jersey to show that you are a TEAM player.

Wonderful Wednesday: Draw a picture or write a bout an act of kindness you completed today.

Thoughtful Thursday: Write a friendly note to a family member, teacher, coach, or classmate to tell them why you think they are special.

Friendly Friday: Give someone a compliment! Come celebrate with us at our Kindness Games!

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This week we have 3 days of New York State Math assessments on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Remember to set yourself up for success…

Get a good nights sleep!

Eat a really filling and healthy breakfast!

Go to the bathroom at home and then again when you get to school!

 Bring to school one or two nice sharp #2 pencils.

 

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NY State ELA Assessments

Posted by: | April 13, 2015 | No Comment |

Tomorrow begins our 3 days of New York State ELA assessments.

Remember to set yourself up for success…

Get a good nights sleep!

Eat a really filling and healthy breakfast!

Go to the bathroom at home and then again when you get to school!

 Bring to school one or two nice sharp #2 pencils.

 

**Anyone choosing to Opt-Out/Refuse the tests (signed letters can be sent in Tuesday morning) should come to class these days prepared with a few different books and magazines to read quietly during the test, as this is our Smithtown district policy.**

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Math Fun Night at HSE

 

The Math Honor Societies of both HSE and HSW are hosting an awesome event for our children this Friday at High School East from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. This great night is for students in 4th through 8th grade. Click the link above to see the flyer for this event.

There will be over 75 awesome activities including a Giant Slope Slide, Math Sports, Catapults, Lasers, Magnetic Levitation, Tumbling Arches, and Sticks and Pulleys.

It is requested that all participants come with an adult for safety reasons and also that they bring a donation for our local food bank.

Sounds like a wonderful chance to have fun with math!!!

:) Mrs. Spata

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New York State Tests

Posted by: | April 2, 2015 | No Comment |

Fourth Grade NY State ELA Assessment will take place 

Tuesday 4/14, Wednesday 4/15, and Thursday 4/16

Fourth Grade NY State Math Assessment will take place

Wednesday 4/22, Thursday 4/23, and Friday 4/24

NY State Elementary Science Assessment will take place 

on Wednesday 5/20 or Thursday 5/21 AND Monday, 6/1

**Anyone choosing to Opt-Out/Refuse the tests (signed letters must be sent to school) should come to class these days prepared with a few different books and magazines to read quietly during the test, as this is our Smithtown district policy.**

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Field Trip Announcement

Posted by: | March 31, 2015 | 4 Comments |

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February’s Melting Pot

Posted by: | March 24, 2015 | No Comment |

I would like to give a big thank you to the students who shared their family Melting Pot projects in February!!

(Thank you for your patience in waiting for me to upload these pictures!!!!)

Scott

Scott February

Sarah

Sarah February

Joe A

JoeA February

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Harlem Wizards Game

Posted by: | February 25, 2015 | No Comment |

Harlem Wizards vs Smithtown Teachers 

Venu:  HS West Main Gym
Host: West DECA
Date: Thursday, February 26th
Game Time:  6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)
Advance tickets – $12
Tickets at Door – $15
For additional information or advance sales contact:
HS West DECA
100 Central Road
Smithtown, NY  11787
westdeca.com
Sounds like fun – Enjoy!
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