1/1/2017 Weekly Announcements & Reminders from your PC…

Dear TAOTS Families,


  1. Monday, January 2nd, 2017- School Closed for Winter Recess! Enjoy the Rest of your Break!
  1. Tuesday, January 3rd , 2017 – Welcome back! parent-communication
  • Please be sure to make an appointment with your child’s teacher if you would like to meet with them to discuss any concerns or issues.
  1. Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 – Happy Wednesday!
  • Federation Afterschool for all grades, 2:20pm – 4:30pm.
  1. Thursday, January 5th , 2017- we-are-flying-through-the-week-happy-thursday
  • Project Smarts Afterschool for all grades, 2:20pm – 4:30pm.
  1. Friday, January 6th , 2017 –happy-weekend-winter


Important Reminders:

  • Last day to apply for Kindergarten Admission Process is Friday, January 13, 2017. For information go to : nyc.gov/Kindergarten  
  • College Awareness Day is Wednesday, January 11th , 2017.  Students and Staff are welcome to wear college apparel.  Stayed tuned for more information regarding College Awareness Day.
  • Family Fitness Night is on Thursday, January 12th , 2017, 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the Gym.  Stayed Tuned for more information.

***For your convenience I have copied Page 2 from the Parent Handbook with Key Contacts from our Staff Directory.  Please feel free to reach out to your Parent Coordinator, Ms. Melissa Appelbaum if you are unsure who to contact regarding any questions, issues, and/ or concerns:

Key Contact Information

Main Office     718-621-2730

School Fax       718-621-2735

School Website           WWW.TAOTS.ORG

Principal: Josephine Sportella-Giusto jsportellagiusto@taots.org

Community Coordinator /: Nicole DeVivo      ndevivo@taots.org

Business Manager

Parent Coordinator /: Melissa Appelbaum       mappelbaum@taots.org

Transportation Manager

School Secretaries: Kimberly Juliano kjulliano@taots.org     

Stephanie Martini smartini@taots.org

Guidance Counselor /Special Education          sgrancaric@taots.org

ASD Nest Liaison:  Sandro Grancaric

Guidance Counselor/: Karen Konstan            kkonstan@taots.org

ASD Nest Liaison

Nurse: Linda Ikwild    likwild@taots.org


PTO Co- Presidents:     Leslie Tulumello president@taotspto.org

Sandy Chum – Wu

School Website            WWW.TAOTS.ORG

PTO Website                WWW.TAOTSPTO.ORG