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Technology in Action at Tackan Elementary


Fifth Grade Celebrates Luau/Beach Day


Celebrating 100 Days of Learning


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Welcome Back Letter 20-21


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Smithtown Elementary Schools: A Safe, Smart Start to the School Year Guide




A Message from the New Principal

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Kindergarten Orientation

Welcome to Kindergarten!


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Always stay home if your child has not arrived- do not go to the school.
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Towne Bus for all Large Buses: 631-862-2019
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Flower Bouquets for Someone Special

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The third grade students in Ms. Chandler’s art class at Tackan Elementary School drew their own flower bouquets for a special lady in their life. After drawing, students traced in marker and will finish up their coloring.

Tackan Students Celebrate Turkish Holiday with HSW Club

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Ms. LaParle, ENL teacher at Tackan Elementary School, celebrated a Turkish holiday called Children’s Day with her third grade students on April 23. The holiday is dedicated to the children of Turkey to recognize the importance that children are the future of the nation.  High School West’s multicultural club, advised by librarian Cathy Masour, collaborated with the class for an activity. The high school students created popsicle stick people, made cards and filled out an “all about me” sheet to share with Ms. LaParle’s students via Google Meet. After learning about each other, the third grade students created the same craft to send back to their new friends.

Tackan Fifth Graders Compete in T-Shirt Design Contest

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During their art classes with Ms. Chandler, fifth grade students at Tackan Elementary School created their own T-shirt design for the PTA field day design contest. Once their designs were completed, the PTA voted one each of the finalists. Congratulations to Avery Lanza, whose design was chosen as the contest winner.

Recycled Artwork Inspired by Earth Day

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Third graders in Ms. Draiss’ class at Tackan Elementary School recently completed a recycled Earth Day-inspired art project. The class talked about being resourceful by using things that would normally be thrown out or recycled to make art. Students used painted paper from other projects and brought in magazines as their recycled art materials. They used dragonflies and flowers for the base and layered these shapes with bright springy colored construction paper on the recycled materials to create a textured appearance.

Creative Circular Creations by Tackan Student-Artists

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Fifth grade student-artists in Ms. Chandler’s class at Tackan Elementary School recently created their own Mexican folk art mirrors. The students first learned how to use a compass to create different circles. They also learned about different types of symmetry, using radial symmetry for this art project. The students created different patterns within the circles and colored each of the circles and patterns in their mirrors.

Exploring Ireland on a Budget

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Combining lessons in cultural arts and mathematics, the fifth graders at Tackan Elementary School celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a hypothetical trip to explore Ireland. Students were given a budget of $3,500 to plan a trip to Ireland. There were certain purchases in their budget that they needed to make, such as a passport, airline tickets, lodging and at least budget for two meals per day. They also were required to budget for one activity per day, as well as transportation to and from that activity. Students were given a choice of different lodging options, souvenirs and a variety of excursions to plan during their weeklong stay in Ireland.

District Honored with Three Model Schools Awards

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The district was the recipient of three Western Suffolk BOCES Model Schools awards. Out of the 18 component districts in Western Suffolk BOCES, Smithtown received three out of five awards this year.

Congratulations to the following winning submissions: Sheila Cavooris, Michaela Riviello and Deanna Jakubowsky from Great Hollow Middle School (The Roaring Twenties: A Unit Redesigned to Reconnect to a Hybrid World, eighth grade social studies); Michelle Robinson, Tackan Elementary School (Reindeer Games: Connecting Picture Books and STEM, fourth grade library); and Rita Damato and Michelle Manning, Great Hollow Middle School (Ancient Egypt Escape Room, sixth grade social studies). For each of the three awards, Western Suffolk BOCES will provide $1,000 to be used for the school and/or classroom.

St. Patrick’s Day Gets Slimy

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As part of their lessons on physical properties and how they change, the fifth grade students at Tackan Elementary School conducted a St. Patrick’s Day-themed slime making experiment. Using laundry detergent and shaving cream, along with some gold glitter, the students each made their own bucket of slime as they learned about how the properties of the ingredients changed during the experiment.

Getting Creative with Dolls at Tackan

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Students in Ms. Spata’s fifth grade class at Tackan Elementary School recently finished reading the book “Esperanza Rising.” As a cumulative project, the students created their own yarn dolls. In the book, Esperanza makes yarn dolls to give to her friends. The fifth graders each created two dolls, one for themselves and one to gift to a classmate.

St. Patrick’s Learning Fun

Tackan Teddy Bears Stay Safe Thanks to Kindergartners

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The kindergartners at Tackan Elementary School turned into caregivers for their stuffed animals during a virtual teddy bear clinic held on March 5.

Kristi Ladowski of the Stony Brook University Trauma Center connected remotely with the students to teach them about safety and how to do their part to stay injury free. The clinic helps ease the process of doctor and hospital visits by showing students how to be caregivers. They learned about buckling up their seatbelts to stay safe in vehicles and to always wear their helmet when riding a bike to keep safe.

Students cared for their injured stuffed animals, tended to and bandaged them and gave them instructions on how long to rest. They also wrote down how they could be safer next time to prevent injuries.