Principal's Message

Dear VCE Families,

As we move into the final two months of the school year, I wanted to share with our families how proud we are of the growth we have seen in our students this year. Beyond growth in academic and special areas, we have seen our students embrace the idea of growth mindset. We see students who understand that learning is sometimes messy and that sometimes real learning takes time and multiple efforts. More and more, our students are learning to work through initial hurdles. They have internalized our daily chant; “Work hard. Get smart!”  It is also clear that many families have been reinforcing this message at home as well. On behalf of the entire VCE staff, we thank you for all the work you do with your children at home to support their learning


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Gina Cappiello, Principal
Valley Cottage Elementary School...
Welcome to success, a place where we do our best.
To contact offices directly, please use the following phone numbers:
Main Office       (845) 353-7280  
Main Office fax          353-7287
Nurse                       353-7290
(you may dial direct to r
eport illness absence)
Voice Mail                 353-7165 (follow prompts)
Cafeteria                   353-7286
Family Resource Ctr  353-7291
Student hours:           8:50am-3:20pm
Late Pass must be obtained after 8:50am

Daily Announcements

We invite you to our Spring Concert for Grades 1-2 on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:30am at Valley Cottage Elementary School. The performance will be in the gymnasium and we are asking that you stay for the length of the program (less than 1 hour). Avoiding the disruption of people leaving between grades is helpful for our students.

Students should wear dressy clothes for this very special event.

Spring Concert Gr.1-2 2016.pdf

If your child is to be absent, it is very important to notify the school early in the morning. All students must be accounted for first thing. It is the parent responsibility to call the school. Thank you!
If sick, please direct dial the nurse, 353-7290.
If not ill but absent/late, please dial the office, 353-7280.

Please click below for information regarding the district's meal payment program: MYPAYMENTSPLUS.

Per our Transportation Department:
Bus changes are for emergencies only. Any request for a bus change for the day must be sent to the main office on paper for approval by our Transportation Dept:  353-7041.

Good News

The PTA at Valley Cottage sponsors field trips and programs for students throughout the school year. For further information for 2015-16, please call PTA Co-Presidents: Please view VCE.PTA on Facebook for any PTA matters.
Kristy Christiano  (845) 323-1451

Christine Edmonds (845) 548-7176


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 25
D day
Gr.4 Science Performance Test

Performance for Staff/School Concert Gr.1-2 10:30
Kinderprep, 6:30-7:30pm
All incoming VCE Kindergartners are invited to experience an
evening of Kindergarten. There will be pizza, classroom time, a school tour
and activities in the gym! Please call 353-7291 to register.
Thursday, May 26
A day
Gr.4 Science Performance Test

Gr.1-2 Spring Concert, 9:30am-11am

Mr. Johnson, MS Principal, visits Gr.5