Month: February 2018

PTA WEEKLY UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 26, 2018

Message from the President:   Hope everyone is ready for a short week.  We have a half day this Thursday and school is out Friday for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Reminder to get your applications in this Friday for PTA Vice President or Secretary.  If you are interested in serving and would like to be considered, please email your one-pager to TuckahoeNomCom@gmail.com.  At our PTA meeting, next Tuesday night at 7:00PM, […]

AMBASSADOR UPDATE FOR 2/26: Important Walk Zone Expansion Online Survey (Short Deadline: March 12): PLEASE READ

Important Walk Zone Expansion Online Survey (Short Deadline: March 12): PLEASE READ We strongly encourage families at all grade levels to complete the APS Walk Zone Survey and signal a willingness to expand Tuckahoe’s walk zone.  What is the Walk Zone Survey? APS is gathering community input via a Walk Zone Survey that can be accessed here: https://survey.k12insight.com/survey.aspx?k=SsSRTVsYTVsPsPsP&lang=0&data=. With two new elementary schools […]

PTA WEEKLY UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Message from the PTA:   Hello.   We are all looking forward to Family Science Night this Thursday, Feb. 22, 6pm – 8pm at Tuckahoe.  We are very thankful to all who have volunteered but still need help with the sale of pizza slices, see link below. Pizza Sale helpers are much needed for Tuckahoe’s Family Science Night, Thurs […]

Ambassador Update for 2/20: Tuckahoe PTA Letter and Committee to Respond to Elementary Planning Initiative

Tuckahoe, along with other Arlington neighborhood elementary schools, is under consideration as a possible site for one of the current countywide option programs. These changes, if made, would likely take effect in 2021.  The initiative is described here:  https://www.apsva.us/elementary-school-boundary-change/.  This project is on a fast track for a School Board decision in June 2018 as outlined in […]

PTA WEEKLY UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Message from the President:   We had a great turnout at our PTA meeting last week.  We are in need of one more parent who is considered a walker to serve as a PTA representative for the APS Walk Zone Committee.  Please email me ASAP if you can help.  Separately we are putting together a Committee to […]

APS Ambassador Update for 2/12: Tuckahoe Under Consideration as Site for Option Program

As many of you know, APS has launched an Elementary Planning Initiative.  Tuckahoe, along with other Arlington neighborhood elementary schools, is under consideration to be a site for one of the current countywide option programs. These changes, if made, would likely take effect in 2021.  The initiative is described here:  https://www.apsva.us/elementary-school-boundary-change/.  This project is on a fast track […]

PTA WEEKLY UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 5, 2018

Message from the President:   I hope everyone enjoyed all the various activities at Tuckahoe last week.  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with all the PTA activities last week; we could not do these events without your help.  In particular, thank you to Tammy Stember who successfully ran another great book fair for us!  Thank you […]

Reflections Artists Celebrated

This past week we celebrated our Tuckahoe participants in the annual PTA Reflections art contest. The students who best presented the theme “Within Reach” were awarded Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme and advanced to the county level. Congratulations to those students: Alisha Oberoi – Visual, Primary; Amanda Tarpley – Photography, Primary; Anisha Veeraraghavan – Music, Primary; […]

Ambassador Update for 2/5: Tuckahoe Under Consideration as Site for Countywide Option Program

IMPORTANT: Tuckahoe Under Consideration as Site for Countywide Option ProgramThis month APS staff will be launching their Elementary School Planning Initiative. The available details on this initiative are in the slides on pp. 19-32 in the following link.  http://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Ambassador-PTA-meeting-Jan-30-Final-for-Posting.pdf.  APS is moving quickly with this process and many of the details remain uncertain. Tuckahoe’s Ambassadors have […]

PTA WEEKLY UPDATE FOR JANUARY 30, 2018

Message from the President:   We are officially half way through the school year!  This week the book fair is in the Tuckahoe Library for the students, teachers and parents to shop.  Hours can be found below in the link.  Thank you to Anne Mace and everyone who helped on Thursday to set it up.  This Wednesday night is also our much […]