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Main Office: (631) 382-2670
Health Office: (631) 382-2680
Principal - Dr. Leeds (631) 382-2670
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Tackan's Reading Olympics PARP Packet

Kindergarten Orientation: Save The Date

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Fifth Grade Trip

Thank-You Letter for Arborvitae Tree Donation

Babysitter Stop Request Form for Bus Transportation


Bus Emergency Contact Information:

After 4pm you can use the following numbers if there is a bus emergency.
Always stay home if your child has not arrived- do not go to the school.
Our main office closes at 4pm

Towne Bus for all Large Buses: 631-862-2019
Suffolk Transportation for all mini buses: 631-732-3200 ext 16





Science Lessons Dig Deep with Dinoman

Science Lessons Dig Deep with Dinoman photo

Second-graders at Tackan Elementary School took a trip back to the age of dinosaurs, thanks to a presentation by paleontologist Bob Lisaius, aka “Dinoman” on March 6.

During the morning assembly, the second-grade classes came together to learn about fossils, different types of dinosaurs, why they became extinct and Lisaius’ work in the field in an effort to spark students’ interest in science.

Following the general assembly, Lisaius visited each of the individual second-grade classes for an informative hands-on session featuring relics of the past. Students touched different artifacts – some dating back millions of years – including dinosaur horns, claws, teeth and fossilized rocks. 

Elementary Schools Recognized for PLTW Programs

Elementary Schools Recognized for PLTW Programs photo
All seven of the district’s elementary schools have been recognized as Project Lead The Way Distinguished Schools for the 2017-18 school year. 

Smithtown’s elementary schools represent seven of the 22 New York State schools identified. “This recognition is certainly representative of all of the hard work that has gone into our successful implementation on the part of the many staff and faculty members involved,” said Paul Strader, executive director of curriculum. “It is one of just 97 elementary schools across the U.S. to receive this honor.”

The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, schools must offer at least two PLTW Launch modules at each grade level and have more than 75 percent of the student body participating during the 2016-17 school year.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering and biomedical science. 

Special Readers Surprise Tackan Students During PARP

Special Readers Surprise Tackan Students During PARP photo
Special Readers Surprise Tackan Students During PARP photo 2
From Jan. 29 to Feb. 9, Tackan Elementary School celebrated literacy by participating in the Parents As Reading Partners program. Each day, the school joined together for different activities, such as “Read My Shirt” day, “Be A Character” day, game day and drop everything and read day to make reading fun. 

On Feb. 7, students went to school dressed in their pajamas, ready to listen to stories from special guest readers throughout the day. Smithtown Central School District administrators — including Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Neil Katz, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services Mona Tobin and elementary, middle and high school principals and assistant principals — shared their love of literacy with Tackan students throughout the day by reading their favorite books.

Tackan Takes a Bite Out of Literacy

Tackan Takes a Bite Out of Literacy photo

The library at Tackan Elementary School was transformed into a French bistro for a book tasting event held on Jan. 23. Complete with red-and-white checked tablecloths, flowers and candlelight, the fifth-graders sampled different chapter books during their library periods.

After checking in with the hostess and finding their seating reservation, students tasted different books by reading the title, inside jacket and blurb and writing about if they would like to read it and why. 

The book tasting gave the students a chance to preview new books outside of their comfort zone, hopefully sparking an interest in a new title or author. Students tasted three different books – an appetizer, entrée and dessert – at the bistro before deciding if they wanted to check something new out of the library.

Tackan Students Take Care of Their Teddy Bears

Tackan Students Take Care of Their Teddy Bears photo

Kindergartners at Tackan Elementary had a chance to play doctor to their stuffed animals thanks to a Teddy Bear Clinic hosted by trauma center at Stony Brook University Children’s Hospital on Jan. 17.

In an effort to help ease the fear associated with doctors and hospital, the students took care of their stuffed animals by taking their temperature, bandaging their wounds and nursing them back to health with plenty of hugs. 

Kristi Ladowski, injury prevention coordinator at the hospital, spoke to the students about injury prevention and the importance of keeping safe in the car. She also demonstrated how wearing a helmet during sports and other activities can help reduce the risk of injuries.