Support the 5th Grade Fund: Smencils for Sale!

12/10/2023 7:07 pm

Help support the 5th Grade Fund for end-of-year activities. No, we aren't selling 5th graders! But the 5th graders ARE selling smencils (that's a scented pencil, if you're uncool). 

Send in $2-$5 with your Tiger (CASH ONLY) on Tuesday, December 12 to purchase the goods.  


Questions? Email Fabiana!


You can also donate to the 5th Grade Fund here

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It’s Holiday Collection time!

12/3/2023 2:20 pm


The PTA is collecting for our non-classroom instruction specialists, school staff, crossing guards, and more!
Please donate here, any amount you can give is appreciated!
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It's (Tuscan) Showtime!

11/20/2023 7:47 am

Your Broadway dreams CAN come true! 


Sign-ups for the Tuscan Show skits are now open! Register here by Friday, December 1!


A couple of important details to note: 

  • You will need to make a first and second choice. It is NOT first come, first serve. 
  • Skit descriptions are here. Please read the skit descriptions carefully and please make sure that the rehearsal times, Tech Week, AND the show dates work for you BEFORE you sign up. Your skit director will reach out to you after December 6, with rehearsals starting the week of December 11 at Tuscan.
  • Show dates are Friday-Sunday, April 5, 6, and 7, with Tech Week Monday-Thursday, April 1-4
  • NEW this year... your skit payment is due at the time of sign-up
  • If you need financial assistance, please reach out to our social worker, Ms. Buggy
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SOMSD Parenting Center Toy Drive Starts Today November 20

11/19/2023 8:38 pm

The annual SOMSD Parenting Center Toy Drive is back for its 26th year! Here’s how you can help:
  • Drop NEW toys in the bin at Tuscan from Monday, November 20-Friday, December 15.
  • Donate directly to their GoFundMe
  • Purchase from their Amazon Wish List
  • Visit Toy Division in Maplewood or Sparkhouse in South Orange in person and they will donate one toy for each one you purchase. 

Thank you for your support!

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SOCKTOBER success!

11/16/2023 4:00 pm


Sox Toby is so excited to announce that we have REACHED OUR GOAL and THEN SOME! 1681 was the final number of socks fed to Sox Toby at Tuscan. THANK YOU!!! 


Enjoy this article written by our very own Mrs. Sinclair about the Socktober effort! (Need help reading it? Email Lela Moore and she'll send it to you.)

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Your 2024 Tuscan Show Hosts!

11/16/2023 3:54 pm

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2024 Tuscan Show Hosts!


Thank you to all the brave 4th and 5th Graders who auditioned. You are all amazing! Tuscan Show Skit Sign Ups will be available Monday, November 20th. 

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Attention 4th and 5th graders! Be the Tuscan Show Emcee!

11/14/2023 6:56 am

Tuscan Show host auditions are today, Tuesday, November 14!

Only 4th and 5th graders who have not previously served as Tuscan Show emcees may audition. 


Info is now available here


The song options, script, and dance routine are there. You will also see a Google Form that MUST be filled out in order to get an audition time slot for November 14. (This is the ONLY audition day!)


We look forward to seeing you perform! As always, we welcome all questions

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Tuscan Show 2024 Director Info Session

10/20/2023 7:03 am

Broadway, Baby!

We need directors for The Tuscan Show! This show CANNOT be done without YOU. We are meeting on Wednesday, October 25, at 8 p.m. via Zoom to discuss directing. So dust off your tap shoes and shake out your jazz hands, because this year's theme is BROADWAY

NO COMMITMENT needed to join the meeting, come to see what the fun is all about.

Join here

More info here

We promise you will not be disappointed and you will be an important piece to one of the biggest and most beloved Tuscan events.

Please note, the Tuscan Show is for grades 1-5. HOWEVER, if you have a kindergartner and want to direct, your kindergartner CAN be in your skit. (It's all about the perks! Join the meeting to find out more!

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Reminder: Back to School Night is this Thursday 10/12

10/10/2023 1:37 pm

Back to School Night schedule


6:15 p.m.

For families that pre-registered for childcare, drop off your Tigers in the cafeteria.


6:30 p.m. -  7:15 p.m.

Grades K, 2, 4 have teacher presentations in your child's classroom.

Grades 1, 3, 5 can visit the auditorium for Specials presentations (Art, Library, Music, PE, and Spanish).


7:15 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Grades 1, 3, 5 have teacher presentations in your child's classroom.

Grades K, 2, 4 can visit the auditorium for Specials presentations (Art, Library, Music, PE, Spanish).

8:15 p.m.


For families that pre-registered, please pick up your Tigers PROMPTLY from the cafeteria.

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Week of Respect at Tuscan

9/30/2023 8:56 am

October 2nd to October 6th is this year’s “Week of Respect.” The Week of Respect is a week-long opportunity for all of us to recognize and use the power of our words and actions to show a unified commitment to anti-bullying.
Please notes that the “dress days” are optional, as some fall on Picture Days this year. Your child does not have to dress like a superhero if Tuesday is your Picture Day. However, if that’s your child’s vibe, we encourage self expression!
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