skip to main content

Tamarac Elementary School

Principal's Message

February 2018

Dear Tamarac Families,

Welcome February.  The school year is truly flying by!  We will once again sell carnations for Valentine’s Day.  Flyers have been sent home and a copy of the form is on the website, as well. Please note that the due date is February 9th. Please also refrain from having flowers delivered or dropping off lavish gifts to distribute to our students.  We will not deliver them.  If you are interested in having your child participate, please make sure you return the slips on time.  I greatly appreciate the time and effort that our teachers put in to making this event happen for our kids.  All money raised goes back to benefit our students.

Please join us for a Hoe Down on Friday, February 9th at Tamarac Elementary School.  The Hoe Down starts at 7:00 PM and will run until 9:00 PM.  This is a big family event for our PTA and Fathers’ Club.  There will be line dancing and it is bound to be a fun event for everyone.  Let’s pack the house!  We hope to see you there!

February 9th is also a Country Western Spirit Day.  Please have your children dress in their best cowboy/cowgirl outfit and show their Tamarac spirit!!

If you have a neighbor or a friend eligible for Kindergarten in September, registration is now open.  Please contact Central Registration at (631) 471-7861 ext. 1145.  The Kindergarten Registration Packet can be found on the District’s website.

Our next PTA meeting is on February 6th at 10:00 AM in the PTA room.  Our Fathers’ Club meeting is on February 6th, as well, but will meet at 7:00 PM in the Faculty Room.

Thanks go to Mr. Cordella and Ms. Harte for facilitating our “Souper Bowl.”  We are hoping for another successful collection of canned goods that will go towards helping replenish the shelves at our local food bank.  Thanks go to our Kids Care Club members for helping run this activity.  

Are you staying home for February recess and are looking for something to do?  Join our PTA for Shark Bowling on Wednesday, February 21st at the Sayville Bowling Alley. For any pertinent details, please see the flyer on our website. This information has also been e-mailed and texted home.    It will be a great time!

Please remember that school will be closed on Monday, February 19th through February 23rd for mid-winter recess.   

Save the date:  Tamarac Fathers’ Club will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday morning, March 4th at the Applebee’s in the Gateway Plaza.  Tickets will cost $10 per person.  Let’s give all of our moms a break on Sunday morning and have breakfast out!  Many Tamarac teachers and staff will be there too.  A flyer will be e-mailed home shortly.  Last year, we had over 350 people join us for breakfast.  Let’s see if we can bring in an even bigger crowd!!

Save the date: Tamarac’s Annual Basket Bash will be held on Friday, March 9th at the Holbrook Fire Department.  It will be another great event!  Great prizes are coming in every day.  Details will be coming out soon. 

Save the date: Tamarac’s Annual Science Fair will be held on Monday, March 12th at 6:45 PM.  Come join us and celebrate our students and their great work.    

Save the date: The Rose Brucia Organization and Tamarac’s Fathers’ Club 2nd Annual 5K Race/Walk will be on Saturday, May 19th.  More information will be coming.  This will be a great morning with fun activities for the kids and our community. Let our community get fit and healthy together!

As always, if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at (631) 244-5680 or e-mail me at  


Michael S. Saidens