Friday Folder

January 27, 2023

Welcome to the Friday Folder, a weekly feature designed to highlight activities during the past week.

1.27.2023 Elementary Winners

Titan Strong Certificate Winners

Congratulations to this week's Titan Strong Certificate winners!

The CASEL’S SEL framework was used as the inspiration for the Titan Strong Certificates. The focus is on Self- Awareness, Self- Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making. Students and staff who exhibit behaviors from this framework receive a Titan Strong Certificate.

There are new winners every week!

View Previous Jr/Sr HS Winners Here | View Previous Elem Winners Here

THES News 1/23-1/27

- We want to remind all THES students that pants and jackets must be worn in order to go outside for recess. If any student is in need of these items, please see a School Counselor, or stop into the main office.

Other News:
- If you are cleaning out your closets, we are in need of sweatpants, basketball shorts, and leggings

Upcoming Events:
- 1/27: End of 2nd Quarter
- 2/3: Report Cards Sent Home
- 2/20-2/24: Mid Winter Recess

Music Concerts & Art Shows:
- 1st & 2nd Grade: Tuesday. March 14 at 6PM
- 3rd & 4th Grade: Tuesday, March 21 at 6PM


Lifeguard Courses

Lifeguarding & CPR/AED Courses

We will be hosting Lifeguarding & CPR/AED Courses February 27 - March 8 in our Aquatic Center.

Full Lifeguard Course:
Dates: 2/27-2/28, 3/1, 3/6-3/8
Time: 3pm-6pm
Cost: TH Student $62, Community Member $187

Full CPR Course:
Dates: 3/1, 3/8
Time: 3pm-6pm
Cost: TH Student $43, Community Member $93

Lifeguard Review Course:
Dates: 2/27, 3/1, 3/8
Time: 3pm-6pm
Cost: TH Student $42, Community Member $92

CPR Review Course:
Dates: 3/8
Time: 3pm-6pm
Cost: TH Student $33, Community Member $83

Click here to view the registration forms.
*Registration Deadline is February 24*

Completed registration forms should be emailed to Robin Semp, Aquatic & Fitness Center Director, at

Weird Science with Professor Sparks: Tomorrow!

The FASNY Museum of Firefighting is offering a FREE program on Saturday, January 28th at 10:30am as part of the Museum’s Super Saturday Series. “Weird Science with Professor Sparks,” is a STEM based educational program for elementary students.

The program explores the elements of fire, heat and fuel sources, chemical reactions, and much more. Professor Sparks is highly entertaining and informative!


Weird Science

Claverack Free Library Book Signing Event

Claverack Free Library Illustrators Book Signing

The Claverack Free Library will be hosting an exhibit & book sale on Saturday, February 4 from 12p-2p.

The exhibit will feature original works by illustrators Grace Lin, Donald Crews, Nina Crews, David Soman, Jacqueline Rogers, Matthew McElligott, Mark Teague, and Iza Trapani.

Most artists will be available to sign copies of their books at the event, which will be offered for sale by Spotty Dog Books.

kids reading books

January 2023 Titan Herald

The newest edition of the Titan Herald will be arriving soon to mailboxes throughout the district.

Click here to read the newsletter online now!

Titan Herald Snip

Vintage Yearbook Sale

Vintage Yearbook Sale

Attention Alumni!

The High School Yearbook Club is selling Yearbooks from Years 1970's on for $10 (+ tax)

Please contact Eileen Olson at to see if your graduation year is available!

Limited Quantities are available. Buy now!

HS Yearbook Price Increase

Class of 2023 Yearbook Prices will increase starting in February.

Click here to buy yours now before the price increase!

Elementary Concerts & Art Shows

Our Elementary School will be hosting Concert/Art Shows for Grades 1-4. Please see below dates for more info.

  • Grades 1&2: Tuesday, March 14 at 6PM

  • Grades 3&4: Tuesday, March 21 at 6PM

Concerts will be held in the Performing Arts Center (PAC)

We hope to see you there!

Elementary Concerts & Art Shows

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.

comm resources

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 2nd Tuesday of every month at 4:30pm 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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