•  August 2019 

    Dear Parents/Guardians and Students, 

    Welcome to a new school year at Tuttle Avenue!  I hope this letter finds you and your family well rested.    On behalf of the entire Tuttle Avenue staff I would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year.  We are all very excited for the opening of school on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and we hope you are as well!     The staff and I are eager for the students’ return and we look forward to meeting all of our new kindergarten students as well as welcoming back many familiar faces. 

    We have had a very busy summer here at Tuttle Avenue.  Our custodians have been working diligently to get our building ready to welcome our students.  We now have, for the first time, a beautiful sensory hallway!   This sensory walk will help our students transition from lunch to outdoor recess.  This hallway will also be utilized during the winter months to keep our children moving and exercising as much as possible.  

    A new room that we are in the process of establishing is a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) classroom.  We are working collectively with our sister school, South Street, on establishing new programs and opportunities for all of our students.

    Reading and writing still continue to be an important part of our school day as we continue to use the workshop model for both.  Envision Math and Science 21 will be utilized to support our math and science curriculums. As always, please know that my goal here is to make sure your children are happy, safe and continue to grow in their learning. 

    In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. Your positive input and questions throughout the year are always welcomed. You can reach me at 631-801-3058 or email me at zambellij@esmonline.org.  I hope you enjoy the rest your summer and look forward to a positive and productive school year. 

     Some important dates and times to remember:   

    Start Time:  9:10 am - Dismissal Time:   3:40 pm (Walkers Dismissed at 3:30)

    Picture Day:  Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    Back to School Night:  Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6 PM

    Tuttle Back to School Picnic:  Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:30

    Extra Help – Wednesdays 8:40 beginning October 2nd