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Tuxedo Park School students make community service a key theme of holiday season - 11/29/16

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Things get fresh at Tuxedo Park School -11/2/16

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TPS freshman competes in Gold Rush Track Invitational -5/18/16

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The Tuxedo Park Library Presents An Afternoon of Jazz on April 10 - 4/7/16

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Tuxedo Park School Students Visit China - 3/31/16

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Tuxedo Park School Students Spread Holiday Cheer Across the Region

Tuxedo Park School students continue long held tradition of donating food to reduce hunger

The holiday season is filled with “teachable moments” about how community service makes a difference in others’ quality of life. Each year, Tuxedo Park School students, families, and faculty make the most of the season by participating in Backpack Project Food Drive, Pie Baking Day, and Grandparents Day.

Tuxedo Park School is an independent coeducational Pre-K through Grade 9 school in Tuxedo Park, NY. The school draws students from Orange, Rockland, Bergen, and Westchester counties. “Working toward the greater good through community service activities is key to the culture and tradition at Tuxedo Park School,” said Head of School Todd Stansbery. “Our students learn that a lifetime of stewardship helps form a strong community for all citizens.”

During the month of November, Tuxedo Park School Upper School students organized a food drive for the BackPack Program, part of Feeding America, a group working to end childhood hunger in the US. These students are enrolled in “TPS and the Community,” an elective course in which they initiate community service opportunities and rally others to join in and participate. In this elective, students choose which charities the school will support, contact those organizations, and mobilize others to support the cause.

For the BackPack Program, students collected, counted, and organized food donations, packed up the food with students from George Baker High School in Tuxedo, and delivered it to Tuxedo Union Free School District.

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Tuxedo Park School opens Maker Space lab - 11/17/15

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TPS Presents - Community Conversations - Rick Ellis and The Power of Play - April 1, 2015

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Kindergarten Post Office sells stamps for schools - 3/4/15

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Summer Camp Expo at TPS February 25, 2015

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Christian Capella win Earth Day poster contest - 9/3/14

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Local Theater Abounds This Week in Tuxedo | Posted 3/5/14

Local Theater abounds this week with the T.P.S. production of SHREK THE MUSICAL March 5 and 6 at 6pm, followed by George F. Baker’s presentation of GUYS AND DOLLS March 7 and 8 at 7pm and March 9 at 2pm.  Support local theater and check these shows out!

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'Canstruction' at Tuxedo Park School - 12/17/13

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Tuxedo Park School wears pink for a cure - 10/31/13

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From me to you - TPS third-graders see how their ‘Coins for Change’ project helped their South African counterpart - 6/11/13

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Spotlight on Philanthropy - Spring 2013 - 4/1/13

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Celebrate Mardi Gras The Annual T.P.S. Spring Benefit April 20 - 2/27/13

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Enrichment Classes Offered at Tuxedo Park School - 1/18/13

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Saturday Morning Enrichment Classes at TPS begin January 12

Posted January 11th, 2013

By Kathleen McNamara

On Saturday, January 12 we launch what is proving to be a very exciting expansion of our school’s offerings, both to Tuxedo Park School families and to the wider community in which we live.  Saturday morning Enrichment courses are now in full swing from 9:00am to 12:00pm at our school, with such diverse offerings as chess, fencing, drama, “minecraft,” supervised open gym, yoga and Chinese, the latter two of which are also available for adults. We’re thrilled by the response we’ve had so far, and we welcome you to go to our website tuxedoparkschool.org to learn more about our Enrichment courses. We are so proud of the community we have built among the families of our 243 students, and it is exciting to have another opportunity to extend that to the people who live near our school. For well over a century, Tuxedo Park School has been supported and enriched by our local community and it seems a natural transition to open our doors to its neighbors.

What you will find here is a group of lifelong learners of every age—from our faculty to our students to the family members who enable the important work that goes on here. TPS families volunteer at our school and in our community with outreach programs such as supporting the Food Pantry in Sloatsburg, the Suffern and Warwick Soup Kitchens and the BackPack Food Program in Tuxedo. The recent hurricane gave us all an opportunity to give, and to benefit from the goodwill that emerges after such disasters.

The ways in which our school’s story is interwoven with that of our community are extensive and they reach deep into history. We were fortunate enough to have Tuxedo Historic Society recently feature that story in an exhibition about our 113-year history. TPAG (Tuxedo Performing Arts Group) frequently stages performance on our campus, including the one last year by the West Point Glee Club. St Mary’s Church recently hosted a lecture about our school, and its rector, Betty McWhorter serves as a school Trustee. The Tuxedo Club hosts many of our racquet sports, our new rowing program on the beautiful Tuxedo Lake, and is the setting of many important TPS events, including our annual benefit in April. We are very grateful for the ways our larger community has welcomed and integrated us as a school, and we invite you to enter through our doors and feel similarly welcomed.

For details about our Saturday Enrichment Program, please call Jackie Levine at 351-4737 or email her at jlevine@tuxedoparkschool.org.

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Tuxedo freshmen take Adirondack trip - 10/3/12

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Celebrating Academic Excellence

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NYChesskids Workshop at TPS October 8th

NYChessKids & Chess School of America is excited to announce our new upcoming Workshop.

We cordinally invite everyone around the Tuxedo Park School area to our Workshop on Saturday, October 8. All chess enthusiasts, from beginner to expert, of all ages are welcome to join. There will be activities and lessons held by our chess master teachers. You can learn how to play and enjoy chess. This workshop will provide a greater understanding of chess. Lessons will include chess teachers demonstrating valuable tips, strategies, and tactics for chess tournaments. Join us on this exciting event as you will learn many new insightful things as well as have a good time with everyone.

For more information visit:
NYChessKids.com

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Tuxedo Park School Welcomes New Head of School

Tuxedo Park School will start the school year under the leadership of new Head of School Kathleen McNamara. Ms. McNamara began her term this July as the eleventh Head in the school’s 112 year old history. Ms. McNamara and her family have taken up residence in the “Pink House,” reserved for the Head of School on campus.

Ms. McNamara’s headship follows Jim Burger’s seventeen year tenure, during which time the school went from struggling to thriving. Since 1994 the school added 19,000 square feet of facilities, a climbing wall, and a solar panel array that provides the school with almost 30% of its annual electricity needs. During that same time enrollment increased from 135 students to 225 students and the percentage of identifiable minorities in the student population from less than 10% in 1994 to almost 40% in 2011. Financial aid improved dramatically to expand economic diversity as well. The number of faculty with masters’ degrees increased from less than half to over two-thirds, and implementation of faculty evaluation and training has ensured quality teaching while maintaining top teachers without a system of tenure. Today the not-for-profit school is on solid financial ground and plans to open in September with record enrollment of 230 students coming from a thirty-five mile radius in Orange, Bergen, Passaic, and Rockland counties.

With fabulous momentum driving the school forward, Ms. McNamara will lead the school into its next era. First she plans to get thoroughly acquainted with the culture, traditions, and the people of Tuxedo Park School and the surrounding communities. Having grown up in New Jersey and working in Westchester for 17 years, Ms. McNamara was familiar with Tuxedo Park School long before the advertisement for a new Head was made. Upon first arriving at TPS Ms. McNamara found she “was impressed to discover that the "Other Three R’s,” Rituals, Relationships, and Rigor—academic, moral, and ethical rigor—were alive and well at Tuxedo Park School.”

In addition to cultivating personal relationships with school and community members this summer, Ms. McNamara takes seriously her role to develop strong relationships between the school and parents. She began her administrative life by working in high school placement, which she explains, “shed light on the importance of working with parents, understanding their needs, and managing the all-important school/home partnership.” Ms. McNamara has extensive experience in creating parent education programs and a school culture, similar to the one at TPS, where the school becomes a community where parents are imbued with a sense of accessibility and feel that they are in an environment where they can have their questions answered and concerns heard.

Ms. McNamara comes to the position of Head of School with a wealth of experience. Most recently she served for five years as Assistant Head of School at Marin Country Day School, a K-8 school with 558 students, located in Corte Madera, California. Before that she headed up the 5th-9th grade division at the Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford, NY, where she functioned as the Director of Secondary School Placement and as a 9th Grade English Teacher for three years before heading up the Middle School for seven years. Up until then she spent seven years at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry teaching French and English.

According to Pam van der Lee, vice President of the Tuxedo Park School Board of Trustees and head of the search committee, “We are confident that Kathleen possesses the skills and experience necessary to move our school forward with wisdom, warmth and energy. We welcome her heartily to the Tuxedo Park School community and look forward to her leadership.”

Since 1900 Tuxedo Park School has specialized in pre-secondary education. Students in preschool through ninth grade engage in a traditional yet inspiring curriculum complemented by rich music, art, and athletic programs in a safe, nurturing community where intellectual curiosity, hard work, character, and the joy of learning mark each day. For more information or to come for a tour please call (845) 351-4737 or visit www.tuxedoparkschool.org.

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Tuxedo Park Historic House Tour and Breakfast/Lunch, June 2, 2011

Tuxedo Park School presents two tours on June 2, 2011, each starting with a light meal at the spectacular Topridge mansion followed by a guided bus tour that will chronicle the social, historical and architectural history of Tuxedo Park.  Guided by Tuxedo Park Historians, Jim Burger and Christian Sonne, the event also includes a private tour of two magnificent homes.  The morning tour begins with breakfast at 8:45 a.m. and the afternoon tour begins with lunch at noon.  Each tour costs $175 per person and is limited to 14 people.  Please email crycewicz@tuxedoparkschool.org to register for either tour and for directions. Proceeds will benefit Tuxedo Park School. 

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Upcoming Events At Tuxedo Park School

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Admissions Open House at Tuxedo Park School. TPS is now accepting applications for limited openings in full day preschool through ninth grade for the 2011-2012 school year. Please contact Kristen Heard at 351-4737 orkheard@tuxedoparkschool.org to register for the open house or arrange for a tour. For more information visit www.tuxedoparkschool.org.

Friday, April 15, 2011, 8:30 a.m., Tuxedo Park School will host Fueling Our Children For Success, a talk by Tricia Williams Culinary Nutritionist of Food Matters in NYC about children’s nutrition. Park residents are welcome to attend. For more information visit www.tuxedoparkschool.org

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 7:00 p.m., The Tuxedo Park School’s annual benefit, An Evening in the Park, will be held at The Tuxedo Club. The evening will include dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. For tickets or advertising opportunities, please contact Caitlyn Rycewicz at 351-4737 orcrycewicz@tuxedoparkschool.org. For more information visitwww.tuxedoparkschool.org

Saturday, May 21 Tuxedo Park School Field Day, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friends and alumni are welcome to come cheer on the students participating in the field events. For more information visit www.tuxedoparkschool.org

Monday, May 23, Tuxedo Park School will host the 2011 TPS Classic at The Tuxedo Club Golf Course to benefit the school’s $1.1 million tuition assistance program. The golf outing will include a luncheon, 18 holes of golf, and a cocktail reception with awards and prizes. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 1:00 p.m. Foursomes and individual golfers are welcome and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Chris Watts at (845) 351-4737 orcwatts@tuxedoparkschool.org. For more information visitwww.tuxedoparkschool.org

Friday June 10, 10:00 a.m. Tuxedo Park School Graduation in the Pamela McLean Graduation Garden at Tuxedo Park School. For more information visitwww.tuxedoparkschool.org

Sunday, June 12, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Jim Burger’s Retirement Party. Families welcome to come for an afternoon picnic at Tuxedo Park School, and say farewell to Jim after seventeen years of serving as Headmaster of Tuxedo Park School. For more information visit www.tuxedoparkschool.org

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Tuxedo Park School Hosts Valentine's Boutique February 7, 2011

Valentine’s Boutique
Monday, February 7, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Style Counsel, Liam Manak, The Red Shutters, The Toy Chest,
Totally Fab Designs Jewelry, Hidden Treasures, and more!

Shop for an array of unique, local, quality items all in one place – TPS!
Open to the public. All proceeds support Tuxedo Park School



www.tpfyi.com