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Main Office: (631) 382-2670
Health Office: (631) 382-2680
Principal - Dr. Leeds (631) 382-2670
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Kindergarten Orientation Flyer


Parent Letter Re: Dismissal

2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration Information - Click Here

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





Tackan Student Joins the Fight Against Cancer

Tackan Student Joins the Fight Against Cancer photo
Seven-year-old Dominick Chiuchiolo, a first grader at Tackan Elementary School, is taking a literal stand against childhood cancer by running his own lemonade stand. In just one week, Chiuchiolo’s lemonade stand garnered $11,390 to support childhood cancer research. The “Lemonade Days of Summer” is a seven-day challenge to help benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. After finding out his mother is a childhood cancer survivor, Chiuchiolo set his initial goal to raise $8,000 in one month but far surpassed his expectations thanks to the support of his friends, family and local community. 

Celebrating the Perfect Union at Tackan

Celebrating the Perfect Union at Tackan photo

Invited guests, friends and classmates were present for the union of the letters Q and U at the kindergarten QU wedding ceremony at Tackan Elementary School. As a culminating activity to their literacy lessons this year, each kindergarten student dressed as a letter of the alphabet and walked down the aisle. After Q and U promised to stay together in all words – such as quilt and quarter – the ceremony ended with songs and snacks for all the guests.

Fairy Tales Come to Life at Tackan

Fairy Tales Come to Life at Tackan photo

It was a royal affair to remember as the second grade classes at Tackan Elementary School celebrated their Fairy Tale Ball. Dressed in their finest royal threads, the students walked into the event to the “The Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss. Together, the classes welcomed attendees by singing “Be Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast.” After a dance and poem, each class took to the stage to show off their fairy tale knowledge. Mrs. Rhode’s class recited “The Princess and the Pea,” while Mrs. Joyce and Mrs. Fenster’s class performed “The Three Little Pigs.” “Little Red Riding Hood” was recited by Mrs. DiLorenzo’s class and Mrs. Franz’s class performed “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” The ball continued back in the classrooms, where attendees were invited to share in the celebration with the royalty.

Squeaky Clean Band

Squeaky Clean Band performed at Tackan singing well-loved rock and roll songs from the 1950s through the 1980s. The students danced and had fun with their teachers doing a locomotive train to the song "The Locomotion.”

Fire Safety and Prevention

Guest Artist Visit

Artist Esther Tollen visits Tackan Elementary School each year and creates something beautiful with every art class.

You’re A Grand Ole Flag

In celebration of Flag Day, check out Tackan Elementary’s chorus singing “You’re A Grand Ole Flag.”

Math Olympiads

Math Olympiads
Math Olympiads
Congratulations to the Tackan Elementary students who attended the 12th annual Suffolk County Elementary Math Tournament at Stony Brook University. Ethan Spiegel, Danielle Krause, Juliette Mayer, Prateek Chilakamarthy and Shaayan Alam. Prateek, pictured with Tackan Elementary Principal Dr. Allyn Leeds, won fourth place.

Spring Concert

Up Close and Personal View of Aquatic Insects

Up Close and Personal View of Aquatic Insects photo

Third graders at Tackan Elementary School learned about the lifecycle of various aquatic insects during a hands-on engaging activity presented by Western Suffolk BOCES. Using water samples from Willow’s Pond, students got a closer look using their microscopes at many different types of organisms and classify them based on their characteristics. Students also determined whether or not these organisms go through metamorphosis and learned about what they will look like as they mature.

Tackan Students Experiment with Magnetic Attraction

Tackan Students Experiment with Magnetic Attraction photo

Fourth graders at Tackan Elementary School participated in an interactive lesson that “attracted” their attention. The Magnets to Go program, presented by Brookhaven National Laboratory, gave students the opportunity to experiment and hypothesize about magnets and their properties. Students learned about the science behind magnetic properties and electromagnetism. The fourth graders conducted experiments to discover magnetic and non-magnetic metals. They also explored magnetic properties such as north and south poles, magnetic fields, attracting and repelling forces, and how electromagnets and generators work.

Smithtown Celebrates Tenured Teachers

Smithtown Celebrates Tenured Teachers photo
The Smithtown Central School District’s Board of Education honored its dedicated teachers and administrators who are receiving tenure at a reception prior to the board meeting. 

During the meeting, Smithtown Central School District’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane announced the names of each tenured individual to be recognized on behalf of the board of education. 

The district congratulates the following tenured teachers/administrators: 

Kristen Andriaccio, director of professional learning and student intervention services
Jessica Brunet, special education teacher, High School West
Caitlyn Campbell, special education teacher, Great Hollow Middle School
Stephen Costello Jr., business teacher, High School East
Anne D’Addario, family and consumer science teacher, Great Hollow Middle School
Katie DiGregorio, English as a second language, High School West
Amanda LaComb, science teacher, High School East
Kathleen Lamitola, special education teacher, St. James Elementary School 
Jaclyn Lazio, special education teacher, Great Hollow Middle School 
Melissa May, math teacher, Accompsett Middle School/ High School West
Stephanie Mueller, guidance/school counselor, Nesaquake Middle School 
Danielle Nacarlo, psychologist, High School West
Brian Pelosi, special education teacher, Accompsett Elementary School 
Taramatie Putnam, music teacher, Great Hollow Middle School
Nancy Torzullo, teacher assistant, St. James Elementary School 
Cristina Westhoff, English teacher, Accompsett Middle School/ High School East

Tackan Welcomes High School Heroes

Tackan Welcomes High School Heroes photo

High school students and Tackan alumni visited Tackan to teach kindergarten and first grade students for the day.

Tackan Celebrates Culture


First graders at Tackan Elementary School recently celebrated different cultures from around the world through song and dance. With the help of music teacher Mr. Connor, the first grade students learned dances and songs to go along with different countries. The show came to a close in the good old USA!

Roaring Fun at Tackan


Dinosaurs may be extinct but kindergartners’ interest in them is definitely not. Kindergartners at Tackan Elementary School recently spent a day exploring dinosaurs in different centers. As part their exploration of dinosaurs, students did puzzles, built a dinosaur skeleton out of Q-Tips and glue and dug for dinosaurs in a sand pit.