Friday Folder

June 7, 2024

Welcome to the Friday Folder, a weekly feature designed to highlight activities & events in the district.

Principal for a day Raffle

Attention all Elementary Students!

The Elementary PTO is hosting a "Principal for a Day" raffle!

There will be 2 lucky winners: one from grades PK-3 to shadow Principal Backlund, and another from grades 4-6 to shadow Principal D'Amico.

Tickets are $1 each or 15 tickets for $10. They can be purchased online here: , or by cash or check from Mrs. Flores in the library.

The winners will be drawn on June 12, and they will become Principals for a Day on June 14th!

Contact with any questions. Good Luck!

Important Medical Information

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please check your email for information regarding medication pick up before the end of the year, as well as physical and immunization requirements for the following school year.

Thank you!

Felicia Chiera

2024-2025 District Safety Plan

The 2024-25 District Wide School Safety Plan is available for review and public comment. There is a 30 day public comment period.

Click here to complete the google form with any questions or comments.

Click here to review the safety plan.

June Regents Examination Schedule

Click here to view the June 2024 Regents Exam Schedule

Information has been sent home to families regarding these exams. Please contact the High School Office with any Questions

Friday, June 14
- AM Exam: English Language Arts
- PM Exam: Living Environment

Tuesday, June 18
- AM Exam: U.S. History & Government
- PM Exam: Global History & Geography II

Thursday, June 20
- AM Exam: Physical Setting / Earth Science
- PM Exam: Physical Setting / Chemistry

Friday, June 21
- AM Exam: Geometry

Monday, June 24
- AM Exam: Algebra II

Tuesday, June 25
- Physical Setting / Physics

Little League Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

The Taconic Hills Little League is hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser!

When? Saturday, June 22 from 8AM-11AM

Where? Copake Memorial Park, 305 Mountain View Rd Copake NY 12516

Cost? Adults $10 Donation, Kids 12 & Under $5 Donation

Checks should be made out to Taconic Hills Little League.

Any questions or interest in buying tickets should contact Ryan Proper at

Thank you for supporting our little league athletes!

Class of 2024 Graduation Photos

It is almost time for graduation!

Purchase an optional AdvancePay credit through Lifetouch before the ceremony. This will give you free shipping on your order of $35+ after the event!

Click here to pre-order graduation photos now!

Once your event images are ready, please allow 2-3 business days for processing, you’ll receive a text when they are ready to view and order.

If purchased, your AdvancePay credit will be applied to your order! Just sign in with your phone number at check-out.

No School June 19


There will be no school on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

End of Year Calendar Change

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please note that Monday, June 24th will now be a half day for students PreK-8.

This will make June 24, 25, and 26 half days for students Grades PreK-8.

June Swim Lessons

Saturday Swim Lessons!

We will be hosting a third session of Saturday Swim Lessons in June.

These will be both Parent/Child Classes and Group Lessons.

Session 3: June 8, 15, 22 & 29

Download & complete the registration form here:

Registration form and payment MUST be received by the business office prior to the start of the session.

Please contact Robin Semp at with any additional questions.

Join Cub Scouts!

Come and Join Cub Scout Pack 2130!

Adventure is Calling
- Our 2023-24 plans include camping, hiking, Pinewood Derby, marching in parades, community service, and so much more! These are activities that develop skills and create friendships for a lifetime!

Who Can Join?
- Boys & Girls Grades Kindergarten through 5th

Don't Miss the Fun!
- For more information, please contact

Join Girl Scouts!

Girl Scouts Troop 1038 is looking for 7th-10th Graders to join their troop!

Learn more at

We are Hiring Substitutes!

We are seeking the following:
- Substitute Food Service Worker ($15.80/hr)
- Substitute Bus Drivers ($22/hr)
- Substitute Bus Attendants ($15.80/hr)
- Substitute Teachers ($135-$145/day)

Click here to complete the application, and send to Eileen Olson at

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More Information

Community & Parent Resources

Visit our Community & Parent Resources page for information regarding mental health, local food pantries, Columbia Opportunities' Headstart Program, and more.

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Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT)

Emergency Mental Health Service
8 a.m. - 10 p.m. 7 days a week
- On-site face-to face mental health assessments
- Referrals to available services
- Follow-up from psychiatric hospitalizations
- Wellness calls when someone is concerned
- Phone assessments
- Consultations


Taconic Hills Elementary PTO
The Taconic Hills Elementary PTO is back up and running, plus we have a new Facebook page. Please follow this new page to see all of the ideas and fun activities we have planned for your children. We would also love for you to join us. We meet the 1st Thursday of every month at 2:50pm in E146, and would love to see you there and hear any ideas that you might have. Zoom links will be posted closer to meeting times. Contact us at

SchoolTool App

Download and set up the SchoolTool App on your phone or tablet

SchoolTool App

Athletic Calendar

Check out the schedule for upcoming sporting events.


If you have something you would like to add, send an email to and we will share it with the school community. You can also send comments/feedback by email.
Make sure you check the District Calendar for up to date events coming to school. 

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