We hope your students are already in bed resting up for their day back tomorrow. If it's not too late, make sure their Chromebooks are getting a good charge, too! Tomorrow is an E day!
Dear Tamarac Family, On behalf of the Brunswick Central School District, I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to extend my deepest gratitude for your support of our incredible school community. May your Thanksgiving be filled with warmth and cherished moments filled with love and laughter. Thank you for being a vital part of our school family and making our schools a special place. With Gratitude, Angelina Maloney
Tamarac Athletics Schedule for the week of 11/27 - 12/3
While we may have pie and whipped cream on the mind - get ready to think COOKIES! The Friends of Music will be having their biggest fundraiser of the year. The cookie plate sale will take place at all three winter concerts. Take a peek at their flyer for more details! Want to volunteer? Sign up here: volunteersignup.org/DKWFC
Tomorrow is a half day of instruction for students in grades K-6 for parent/teacher conferences. Buses depart at 11:40 a.m.
Congratulations to three Tamarac musicians,Jack Barcomb, Hannah Beaudoin and Tyler Munson who performed this week at Proctors as part of the All State Music Festival. Jack and Hannah sang, while Tyler played the alto saxophone at this prestigious event for musicians.
Tamarac graduate Zoe Gliosco visited high school Biology classes on Thursday this past week. Zoe is a Fish and Wildlife Technician with NYSDEC in the Bureau of Ecosystem Health within the Division of Fish and Wildlife. She works on the Hudson River Natural Resources Damages Assessment which covers the whole ecosystem of the Upper Hudson River. Her work has included GIS mapping PCB testing, biodata processing, and currently an emphasis on freshwater mussels populations. She credits Her love for the planet stems from her courses at Tamarac, HVCC, and UVM.
Tamarac Athletic Schedule for the week of 11/20 (updated)
Calendar Change for Secondary School: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 is a Regents Day. Secondary School students only report to school if they have a Regents exam. Wednesday, January 24, 2024 is a 1/2 day of instruction with 10:32 a.m. dismissal for all Secondary School students to allow for afternoon Regents testing.
The elementary school will be conducting their first lockdown drill Friday morning. There will be additional law enforcement presence at the school for this purpose. The drill has been announced to faculty and staff ahead of time to prepare students for what to expect.
The secondary school conducted their first lockdown drill this morning. The drill was announced to faculty, staff and students ahead of time. Thank you to our safety committee, law enforcement, our students and staff for their cooperation in our drill.
Attention families of Seniors! Save the date for Tamarac High School's Financial Aid Night on November 29th at 6:30 p.m.
Save the Date - Tamarac Winter Sports Meet the Coaches on November 27th at 6 pm in the district auditorium.
Welcome Back Winter Athletes! Tamarac Athletics Schedule - week of 11/13 (JV&Varsity) *Please note that Modified Sports begins 11/20*
Please join us for our Board of Education Meeting this evening at 7 p.m. in the Secondary School LGI.
It's that time of the year - the spoons in the freezer, flushing ice cubes and turning pj's inside out. Make sure you are in the know when there is a weather related delay or closure. Check out ways to get notified here: https://www.brunswickcsd.org/page/schoolclosings When the time comes and you don't get a notification, please make sure your students school has your most up to date contact information.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has designated November 6–10, 2023, to be National School Psychology Week (NSPW), with the theme “Let’s Grow Together.” Brunswick Brittonkill CSD would like to take a moment to recognize our Tamarac Secondary School Psychologist Ms. AnnaMarie Bertrand and Tamarac Elementary School Psychologist Mrs. Jennifer Ellerbrock. Thank you for your dedication to our Bengals and their families. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed socially, behaviorally, emotionally, and academically. They are also important members of school safety and crisis teams. As stated by Dr. Andrea Clyne, President of the National Association of School Psychologists, “School psychologists bring a rich and unique set of skills to their school communities. They are champions for children, families, and schools, working hard to apply their knowledge about mental health, learning, equity, and systems to address challenges that thwart progress.”
The Class of 2028 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony took place this morning in the district auditorium. Students are inducted for demonstrating exemplary scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship. Congratulations to the eighteen newest members of NJHS from the Class of 2028 and the six members from the Class of 2027.
This is a reminder that on Thursday November 9, 2023, we will conduct an emergency early release drill. All schools in New York State must complete an emergency early release drill, once per year, that requires schools to evacuate students and staff at least 15 minutes before their regular dismissal time. This drill helps prepare us in the case of an emergency that would require us to transport our entire district home or to another location prior to the end of the school day. For the secondary school, dismissal will be at 2 p.m. For the elementary school, all students taking the bus will be released/dismissed by 3:10 PM. We will start dismissal earlier for our aftercare and pick up students (around 3:00 PM).
A reminder that tomorrow, November 7th, is a staff development day and will be a half day of classes for students.