Important Dates/Upcoming Events during the last few weeks of school

5/28/2024 6:30 am

It's safe to assume that everyone is feeling the end of school year craziness with packed schedules! Don't forget to take note of the upcoming events/important dates:



Wednesday, May 29 

Team Unscreen Parent Event: Max Stossel of Social Awakening

Tuscan Auditorium, 7-8:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, June 4
NO SCHOOL for Election Day
Friday, June 7
Tuscan Movie Night
Tuesday, June 11
Virtual Kindergarten Orientation
Friday, June 14
SchoolKidz supply kit orders due, In-person Kindergarten Orientation
CHS Class of 2024 Tuscan Alum Clapout
Monday, June 17
Tuscan Rainbow Photo
Wednesday, June 19
June PTA Meeting, 7:30pm 
Thursday, June 20
Last Day of School!
5th Grade Clapout & Reception
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Rides! Games! Bounce House! Prizes! And more! All at the Tuscan Fair!

5/6/2024 6:42 am

ARE YOU READY? The Tuscan Fair is BACK! 


Saturday, May 18 

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuscan Blacktop and Front Lawn 


Rides, bounce house, games, prizes, crafts, food, music, cake walk, sensory zone, bubbles, and MORE! 


Purchase your discounted ticket packs May 15, 16, and 17 on the blacktop during drop off and pick up. 

Discounted tickets are 50 for $10. Day-of tickets are 40 for $10. 


We also need VOLUNTEERS! PLEASE consider signing up for a slot at our Tuscan Fair! 

Our volunteers are the ones who really make our events a huge success. 

We need LOTS of you (Seriously, there's more than one page of slots!). Slots are 45 minutes, so you can still enjoy the fair. Please do what you can.

We also need a 5th Grade Games Coordinator to help organize the 5th Graders who run the carnival games. Running the games at Tuscan Fair is a Tuscan tradition, but we need your help!


Can't volunteer the day of? We need help selling pre-sale tickets and setting up on Friday after school. We also need COOLERS and CAKE donations. 

Sign up right here, and get all the details for your shift. 



Questions? Email Amanda

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Tuscan Garden Planting Day is this Saturday, May 11

5/6/2024 6:40 am

Our Tuscan garden is back and we're ready to start planting! 


We need you (and your hand shovel) on Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m.


Meet us on the Tuscan front lawn.


Questions? Email Jenn

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Celebrate our amazing Tuscan faculty during Teacher Appreciation Week!

5/6/2024 6:37 am

We will be saying Mahalo all week to our Sun-sational Tuscan Teachers!

Monday: Lei it Out - Aloha! Coffee and Breakfast in the teacher's lounge

Tuesday: You're Sun-Sational...and plants love the sun! - Beautiful plants and fun sunglasses

Wednesday: Here's the Scoop - Ice cream in the teachers lounge

Thursday: Beaching, Not Teaching - An early summer gift 

Friday: Shell-ebrating YOU! - Lunch and dessert in the teacher's lounge


Follow us on Instagram for updates during the week. 

Gentle reminder to please not donate any monetary gifts to your teachers this week, as we need to keep equity in mind

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4/30/2024 6:57 am


Last day to purchase and customize  in Treering is this Friday 5/3.

More info here.


YOUR PHOTOS! Do you have pics of your kid doing Tuscan things?! Email them to or upload them to Yearbook Photo Submissions

Please include the event name, name(s) and grade of child(ren) within the file name/body.

[Photos from: Harvest Festival ★ PJ & Food Drives ★ Book Fair ★ Field Trips ★ Around School]



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The Tuscan Art Show is this Thursday!

4/29/2024 6:49 am


Join us on Thursday, May 2 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm where students' artwork will be displayed all throughout the school.


One art project has been selected for each student and will be on display at the Art Show.  Celebrate your child's creativity! Please reach out to Ms. Snyder if you are able to help hang artwork before May 1!

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Welcome Team Unscreen

4/28/2024 6:03 am

Concerned about the effects of smartphones and social media on your child's social and emotional development? Join Team Unscreen, a new parent group at Tuscan


Team Unscreen is striving to create an impactful shift away from smartphone-based childhoods. The team's first event will be on Wednesday, May 29, with Max Stossel, the founder of Social Awakening.


During the day, 3rd-5th grade Tigers will attend an assembly where Max illustrates some of the specific ways technology is designed to be addictive & distracting, provides tools to help combat these designs, and opens a much-needed discussion among peers about the impact of phones & social media on our lives.


At night, there will be a parent session at Tuscan where Max will  illustrate some of the specific ways technology is designed to be addictive & distracting, highlight how that's impacting our kids’ minds, and give recommendations on addressing some of the challenges you and your family are facing. This presentation will conclude with open space to discuss what’s working and not working in our households. Buy your tickets for Technology & Your Kids; a Parent’s Night Out Speaker Event you won’t want to miss! 


Wednesday, May 29

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Tuscan School Auditorium 


This event is FREE and already generating lots of buzz, so secure your tickets today!

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We need Volunteers for the Tuscan Art Show!

4/7/2024 8:24 am

The annual Tuscan Art Show is scheduled for Thursday, May 2. 

Ms. Snyder, our art teacher, is hard at work selecting pieces of artwork from each and every Tuscan student to be displayed


But she needs your help with the final preparations. 

Please sign up here for the Matting Crew and/or the Hanging Crew.

Check the Sign Up Genius for more details. 


The first meeting for Matting Crew is Monday, April 8, any time between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. 


Can't make that but still want to help? You've got two more chances! Ms. Snyder will be in the Art Room on Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The explanation of the matting process should take about 15 minutes. Stop by anytime during those hours! 

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Are you ready for the eclipse? Stay safe!

4/7/2024 8:20 am

At about 3:24 p.m. on Monday, April 8 (that's tomorrow!), New Jersey will experience a near-total solar eclipse — about 90% of the sun will be blocked. 


Maximum darkness comes exactly one minute after our Tigers are released from Tuscan. And exactly when they might want to look up. 


Read these NASA safety tips about the eclipse with your family so that your Tigers will be prepared at dismissal tomorrow. 


And here is a video that will help you construct a DIY eclipse viewer


Have fun, and be safe! 

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Tuscan Show 2024 - TONIGHT! OPENING NIGHT!

4/5/2024 1:25 pm

  • Friday, April 5th - 7pm, Doors 6:30pm
  • Saturday, April 6th - 4pm, Doors 3:30pm
  • Sunday, April 7th - 2pm, Doors 1:30pm
Run time is approximately 2 hours.
Maplewood Middle School
7 Burnet St, Maplewood
FREE! Seating is first come first serve. If you need wheelchair access, please email to coordinate.
Concessions ($1-$5), lollipop bouquets ($10), Spirit Wear, and LIMITED amounts of 2-3 stem flower bouquets ($10). Cash preferred but we will have a cashless option.
If you pre-ordered your Wildly Floral Co bouquets, look for our flower table in the lobby to pick up.
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