The Tuscan Book Fair is March 4-6!

2/24/2024 7:36 am


To set up your child's eWallet for cashless purchases:



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Crossing Guard Appreciation Week: February 26 - March 1

2/22/2024 2:35 pm

Please show your appreciation by creating a thank you card for one (or all) of our Crossing Guards.


You can print a pre-made thank you card here:  

Our Crossing Guards are:
Harvard & Osborne - Jolene
Harvard & Prospect - Rosa
Tuscan & Prospect - Dionne
Tuscan & Valley - Raymond
Crescents & Prospect - Maryann
Springfield & Prospect - Vananza
Baker & Valley - Grace
Valley & South Pierson - Tasha


Thank you to Walk Bike Ride South Orange, Jespy House, Maplewood PD and South Orange PD for organizing this week long event.  


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Beyond the Bell Spring Session - Spots Still Available!

2/12/2024 2:16 pm

There are still Beyond the Bell classes available!


ICYMI: There are still some openings in Beyond the Bell classes at Tuscan for all grade levels! 


Classes run March 14 - May 10, on Thursdays and Fridays immediately after school. 


Find the list of classes (including which grades can participate in each) and registration information here


Some ideas from the PTA: For the big kids (grades 3-5): For kids who like to play games with strategy, Game Hour is a good choice. Kids who like to solve riddles and escape-room type games should try Puzzles & Mysteries. Kids who like to be active will enjoy Game Time Fun, and kids who like to do science experiments should try That's Gross! 

Creative kids should try Hand Lettering or Tuscan Space Cadets, and kids with a flair for drama will enjoy Making Magic. And for anyone who loves to read and wants to spend more time in the library, Library 101 is an excellent choice (they even get to check out 3 more books a week!).


For the younger kids (grades K-2): Kids who like to build things should try Lego Builders (there are only openings for the Friday class). Kids who like to create art should try Printmaking, Crafty Kiddos, Superhero Training (where they'll also play a lot), or Clay Play (only 2 spots left!). 

If your kid likes hands-on science, they should try Nasa Academy. And If they like to perform, Making Magic is a fun choice. Game Time Fun is perfect for kids who like to be active (only 2 spots left). And for kindergarteners only, they can have fun in Playtime in Espanol.

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100th Day of School Food Drive

2/6/2024 11:07 am

For the 100th day of school, 100 ways to support our food-insecure neighbors

Every year, in celebration of the 100th days of school, the Tuscan community sets a goal to donate 100 items of food per class to the Our Lady of Sorrows and St Joe's food pantries.


Please donate according to your child's grade level. These are the most needed items at the food pantries. No glass jars for any items, please. 


You can send in the donations to school with your child anytime between February 1 and February 15. All teachers will have a collection box in their classrooms.  


Questions? Want to volunteer to help transport items to the food pantry on Feb 15th? Email Ms. Sinclair!

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K-2 Family Learning Night!

1/30/2024 12:28 pm

SOMSD Family Learning Night is this Thursday February 1, 2024!


There will be lots of exciting, engaging, and hands-on sessions to choose from, as well as light snacks & prize baskets to win. Pre-register here

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Tuscan Show playbill ads are DUE THIS WEEK

1/27/2024 3:05 pm


Tuscan Grownups!  Your kids have been working so hard, and now it's time to show your pride by buying an ad in the Tuscan Show Playbill!  Buy a spot for your kid and then buy a spot for your business (REALTORS, we're looking at you).  This is our ONLY FUNDRAISER for this awesome show so please consider showing your support (non-ad donations are also accepted if you're feeling generous!!).


Pay for ad choice (or donation!) here by Wednesday, February 1



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Author Nikkolas Smith will visit Tuscan on February 1

1/15/2024 10:26 pm

Author and artivist Nikkolas Smith will visit Tuscan on Wednesday, February 1.


Mrs. Popp says: Mr. Smith will read from his book The Artivist and will talk with students about the writing and illustrating process as well as ways we all can make positive changes in the world. We are very excited for his visit! 


You can purchase his books from Maplewood's own Words Bookstore here.

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Volunteers needed to help plan the Tuscan Fair

1/15/2024 10:18 pm

We are looking for volunteers to organize and plan the Tuscan Fair, tentatively scheduled for May. 


Tuscan Fair is a Saturday afternoon event where the Tuscan blacktop transforms into a mini street fair. There will be rides, games, crafts, entertainment, food, and more! If you're interested in joining the Tuscan Fair Committee, please reach out to PTA President Amanda

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Lunch and recess volunteer signups

1/3/2024 7:11 am

AND.... you can sign up on THE SAME DAY YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER!

But, please make sure you DO sign up. Last-minute drop-ins will be turned away.


Sign up for both lunch and recess here

The guidelines for volunteering are here


Questions? Reach out to Liz Millard and Wen Zhu

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Pajama Drive — and optional Pajama Day! — is this Thursday, December 21

12/18/2023 8:42 pm

Bring NEW pajamas to school on Thursday, December 21 to donate to children ages 0-18.

Tigers can wear their own pajamas to school that day! 


Pajamas will be donated to the Family Assistance Resource Center (FARC) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). 


You can also ship or drop off donations before December 18 to PTA President Amanda at 29 Colgate Rd., Maplewood, NJ 07040


Questions? Email Mrs. Sinclair!

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