Tuckahoe School News, October 10

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Tuckahoe SchoolDuring the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the school is showing its support by wearing pink on Fridays. Also each Friday, our amazing staff will hold a breakfast to raise funds for the Ellen Hermanson Breast Care Center at Southampton Hospital. In addition, last Thursday (and continuing every Thursday in October), school nurse Wendy Meyer has students of all ages making rainbow loom pink bracelets that will be on sale during the last week of October to help raise funds for the center.

Tuckahoe’s fifth- and sixth-graders recently returned from a two day outdoor education experience at Shelter Island’s Camp Quinipet. Students participated in team building challenges and a variety of enriching outdoor education activities. Fifth-graders learned wilderness survival skills including shelter building and compass orienteering. They also had the opportunity to take part in interactive lessons on primitive technology, birds of prey and recycling and composting. Sixth-graders challenged themselves with rock climbing and an evening of stargazing.

The seventh grade outdoor educational trip is from Tuesday, October 15, to Thursday, October 17; the eighth grade trip is from Wednesday, October 16, to Friday, October 18. School picture retakes are on Tuesday, October 29.

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