Friday Folder

September 30, 2022

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

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 who exhibit behaviors from this framework receive a Titan Strong Certificate.

Winners are updated every week on the
Taconic Hills Elementary page

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Homecoming Events

Monday, October 3 through Saturday, October 8 will include a multitude of homecoming events, including athletic games, a bonfire, a pep rally, crowing of the homecoming court, & the annual homecoming football game!

Click here to see the Homecoming Event Schedule

Spirit Week

Our Elementary and Jr/Sr High School have created themes for each day of homecoming week!

Monday 10/3
Elementary: Camo Day
Jr/Sr High: Sandman Day

Tuesday 10/4
Elementary: Crazy Hair & Wear Blue
Jr/Sr High: Datwood Day

Wednesday 10/5
Elementary: Twin Day
Jr/Sr High: Country vs. Country Club Day

Thursday 10/6
Elementary: Sports Day
Jr/Sr High: Anything But a Backpack Day

Friday 10/7
Elementary: Titan Pride Day
Jr/Sr High: Titan Pride Day

Don't forget to take photos and email them to webmaster@taconichills.k12.ny.us for us to share!

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Elementary Spirit Week

Jr/Sr High Spirit Week

October 2022 Cafeteria Menu

October Cafeteria Menu

Elementary Author Visit Book Order Form

Attention Elementary Parents/Guardians:

Author/Illustrator Jacqueline Rogers will be visiting our Elementary School on October 28th. If you are interested in purchasing a book that she has written or illustrated, please complete the below form & return to the Elementary Library.

In addition, Jacqueline will be available to sign ordered books during her visit.

We are beyond excited to host Jaqueline & provide this opportunity to our students!

Click here for the Book Order Form

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Book Order Form

Alumni Soccer Poster

Alumni Soccer Game

The 2022 Burger-Laverack TH Alumni Soccer Game & Chicken Barbecue will be held on Sunday, October 30 at Copake Memorial Park.

The soccer game begins at 1pm, and the BBQ begins at 4pm.

All proceeds will be donated to Dollars for Scholars toward scholarships in honor of Justin Burger and Fred Laverack III.

Contact Ryan Proper with any questions.

Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars

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Reminders:
- COVID Reminder: If your child tests positive for COVID, they must quarantine for 5 days. They will need to wear a mask for the next 5 days

Mark your calendars:
- Pumpkin Run, 10/22
-Author Visit, 10/28
-THFA Pow Wow/Trunk or Treat, 10/28
-Picture Day, 11/4

Congratulations!
-5th grade students of the month: Magdelena Rubio, Alex Grau, Kayden Miller, Hunter Mottoshiski
-6th grade students of the month:Anna Martin, Vincent Burlarly, Elio Agustin Miranda, Carter Morehouse, Johnmyro Cippolino

Spirit Week:
-Monday 10/3, Camo Day
-Tuesday 10/4, Crazy Hair & Wear Blue Day
-Wednesday 10/5, Twin Day
-Thursday 10/6, Sports Day
-Friday 10/7, Titan Pride Day

Upcoming Events:
-10/3-10/6: Tobacco-Free Action of Columbia & Greene Counties Presentations for Grades 4-6
-10/5 & 10/6: Girls Intramural Field Hockey for Grades 4-6
-10/7: Fire Prevention Day, Homecoming
-10/11: PTO Meeting in Elementary Library at 4:30pm

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Fire Prevention Day

Our Elementary School will be having their annual Fire Prevention Day on Friday, October 7.

Elementary students will get to speak to local firefighters, see local firetrucks, practice calling 911, exiting safely through prop doors & windows, and 4th graders will enter a controlled smoke house to practice how to exit a home in case of a fire.

Blood Drive

Taconic Hills is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, October 14 from 8am-3pm in the High School Board Room.

Click here to sign up on the American Red Cross website!

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More Information

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration is now open for the 2022‐2023 school year. Children that are turning 5 years old on or before December 1, 2022 and are residents of the Taconic Hills Central School District are eligible to register.

Please use our online portal for your safety and convenience. Students who are currently in our Pre‐K class are automatically placed on the registration list.

Call or email: Terri Hoffman, Registrar
518‐325‐2801 thoffman@taconichills.k12.ny.us

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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
518-943-5555
- 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

https://www.mhacg.org/mcat-team

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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 4:00pm and would love to see you there and hear any ideas that you might have. Zoom links will be posted closer to meeting times.

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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.

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If you have something you would like to add, send an email to webmaster@taconichills.k12.ny.us 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. 

Download the Website APP
With the new app, you can access school information, cafeteria menus, news updates, and emergency notifications. 
Download the app on Android: Google Play App or App Store