Tuckahoe School News, October 30


Tuckahoe School

Students joined more than one million other students across the country to help break down social and racial barriers by participating in the 12th annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Tuesday, October 28. The event, launched in 2002 by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project, encourages students to sit with someone new in the cafeteria for just one day. Cafeterias are the focus of Mix It Up because that’s where a school’s social boundaries are most obvious. “‘Mix It Up’ is a positive step that schools can take to help create learning environments where students see each other as individuals and not just as members of a separate group,” said Teaching Tolerance Director Maureen Costello. “When people step out of their cliques and get to know someone, they realize just how much they have in common.”

The National Junior Honor Society students are hosting the event this year. They are very excited to be a catalyst for fostering new relationships among their peers and helping everyone at Tuckahoe feel part of the school community and develop new friendships.

School Picture Retake Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4.

Tuckahoe invites local veterans to a special breakfast in their honor on November 10 at 8:30 a.m.

Parent/teacher conferences will be held on Thursday and Friday, November 20 and 21; students will have early dismissal these two days at 11:23 a.m.

The PTO Thanksgiving will be held on Tuesday, November 25.

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