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TCCS Board of Trustees Meeting - 12/11/2017

posted Dec 9, 2017, 8:03 AM by Ralph Gallo

The next meeting of the TCCS Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, 12/11 at 7pm.  All are welcome to attend.

The meeting agenda can be viewed / downloaded below.

TCCS Back to School Notes for the 2017-2018 School Year

posted Aug 16, 2017, 2:11 PM by Ralph Gallo

Hello TCCS Parents and Guardians...

I hope you are all having a great summer.  September is quickly approaching and the school's 20th year of operation is right around the corner!  With this in mind, I wanted to share some important reminders and some new information pertaining to the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.

SCHOOL CALENDAR:  Please take a moment to review the school calendar with A-F letter days for the coming year, which is available online at  Our first day of classes will be Tuesday, September 5.  A digital calendar of events is also available on the school website ( and is constantly updated.

PARENT PORTAL:  In the coming days, you will be receiving a letter in the mail containing your login information for the TCCS parent portal, where all parents will be able to view student information (schedules, homeroom assignments, etc.) for the coming year.  In addition, parents must update their contact information and answer the annual required "Parent Questions".  Information for the 2017-2018 school year will not be available in the parent portal until Monday, August 21.  

LUNCH ORDERS:  Lunch service will not begin until mid-September.  Lunch orders and payment will once again be completed online.  Details and instructions for ordering and paying will be shared once the abbreviated September lunch menu is ready.  Please note:  If you meet the requirements for the Free or Reduced Priced lunch program, you MUST complete the required application (even if you have already qualified in the past) before you are able to order and receive lunch.  This year, the application will be provided online.  Details for applying will be provided in the coming weeks.

AFTER SCHOOL AND BEFORE CARE PROGRAMS:  Please note that online registration for our After School and Before Care programs is now open on the TCCS website.  If you are interested in enrolling in either of these programs (or would like more information), please use the links that are provided.  All interested families must register for the programs, even if they only plan on using them for Drop-In dates. Both programs will begin on the SECOND day of school (Wednesday, September 6), so please register as soon as possible, to ensure appropriate staffing.  We will also be accepting online payments for these programs.  Payment will not be due until instructions for online payment are provided.

BUS SERVICE:  If you qualify for bussing, you will be receiving a notification from the Teaneck Board of Education.  Please note: The school does not oversee the AM and PM student transportation program.  Any questions should be directed to the Teaneck Board of Education's Transportation Department.

PARCC SCORES:  The state has advised that the school will receive paper copies of individual student score reports by next week.  As soon as we receive them, we will be mailing them to your homes.

SUMMER READING:  All students entering grades 1-8 must read over the summer and complete the assignments that are posted on the TCCS website.  Please visit for complete details. 

Ms. Torres and I will be sharing some additional information and reminders (including this year's parent handbook) prior to the start of the school year.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at  Otherwise, enjoy the rest of your summer and keep an eye on the mailbox for your parent portal letter(s).

Thanks and Best Regards,

Ralph Gallo
Lead Person / Director of Operations
Teaneck Community Charter School

TCCS Board of Trustees Executive Board 2017-2018

posted Jul 17, 2017, 7:58 AM by Ralph Gallo

At the July 5 meeting, the TCCS Board of Trustees elected the following members to the Executive Board in their annual reorganization election:

President: Alexandra Soriano-Taveras
Vice-President: Shelley Eleby
Treasurer: Jeffrey Hietikko-Parsons
Secretary: Renee Karibi-Whyte
Assistant Secretary: Themba Johnson

TCCS Board of Trustees Election Results

posted Jun 20, 2017, 9:31 AM by Ralph Gallo

Congratulations to our three new Board members, who were elected to a 3 year term at the June 19, 2017 election:

Danielle Rowe-Jackson (73 votes)
Themba Johnson (76 votes)
Genevieve Nikolsky (75 votes)

Thank you to our outgoing member, Yoel Piney, for 6 years of dedicated service on the Board of Trustees!

Official TCCS Twitter Account

posted Apr 28, 2017, 2:12 PM by Ralph Gallo   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 2:13 PM ]

Mr. Gallo is excited to announce that he has launched an official TCCS Twitter account, where school news, announcements, photos and more will be shared! Be sure to follow the account (@tccsnj) at!

TCCS School Calendar 2017-2018

posted Mar 24, 2017, 10:10 AM by Ralph Gallo

The TCCS Board of Trustees approved the 2017-2018 school calendar at their March 20 meeting.  It can be viewed or downloaded below.

2017-2018 Lottery Results

posted Jan 13, 2017, 4:58 PM by Ralph Gallo   [ updated Jan 13, 2017, 5:02 PM ]

Please see the attached image for the results of the 2017-2018 lottery, which took place at TCCS on Friday, 1/13.

Siblings who have applied for kindergarten have been granted admission.  Other Teaneck residents who have been drawn for kindergarten spots (the highlighted numbers - Lottery Numbers would begin with 1702) will be contacted via mail.  All other Teaneck residents and out-of district applicants for kindergarten and all applicants for other grades will be included in the waitlist for 2017-2018.

TCCS Water Supply Test Results

posted Sep 23, 2016, 1:23 PM by Ralph Gallo

In June 2016, TCCS performed a voluntary test of our water supply to confirm that all water outlets in the building are safe for consumption (prior to legislation requiring testing).

As presented at the July 11 Board of Trustees meeting, all water supply outlets in the school passed the inspection and were well below the legal action level (AL) for Pb.

The official test results can be viewed below.

"Before Care" Program at TCCS

posted Oct 20, 2014, 7:00 PM by Ralph Gallo

We are happy to announce that TCCS will now offers
a Before Care Program (starting at 7:30am) at TCCS.

If you are interested in participating, please click here  for more information 
and to let us know that you would like to participate.

Stop & Shop Rewards for TCCS

posted Sep 24, 2013, 8:12 AM by Ralph Gallo   [ updated Oct 2, 2013, 6:54 AM ]

Have you registered your Stop & Shop rewards card yet?
Contact Ms. Karen or go to and use TCCS school code #08600

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