Principal's Message

Dear Families:

It’s hard to believe that it’s May. This year is flying by, and we are looking forward to a busy and productive spring.  In addition to lots of classroom learning, there are field trips and special assemblies on the horizon. 

We hope that you will join us on Friday, May 1st at 7:00 pm for the PTA sponsored talent show. It promises to be a wonderful evening highlighting many of our talented students. (A top secret faculty production is also in the works!)

The Trustee and Budget vote will take place on Tuesday, May 19th. Please remember to vote.


Daily Announcements



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

Daily Announcements

Kinderprep: Incoming Kindergarteners

Stories, crafts and pizza.
Get to know your future classmates.

Spring 2015 Concerts!

Gr.K-2: Thursday, June 4, 2pm, VCE Gym (doors open 1:45)

Gr.3-5: Thursday, June 11, 7pm, Nyack High School

New Kindergarten Screening: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 8th, 9th and 10th.
New Kindergarten Orientation: Monday, June 15th, 9:30am

Dismissal times for the end of June, 2015:

Wednesday, June 24th and Thursday June 25th

                HS  10:30

                MS  11:00

                Elem  11:45


Friday, June 25th

                HS  9:00

                MS 9:30

                Elem 10:00

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, Meal Pay Plus.
Meal Payment Program.pdf

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

Christopher Borrelli of Gr.1/Mrs. Marino is the Artist of the Month for this month of May!
His art is on display in the main office window.
Congratulations Christopher!


Please contact the VCE PTA any time by speaking to an officer or any member, or by e-mailing your thoughts to:    

The PTA at Valley Cottage sponsors field trips and programs for students throughout the school year. For further information, please call
PTA Co-President,
Scott Nappi  (845) 290-2497
PTA Co-President, Jose Picado (845) 499-1740

Sean Wilson Co-Vice President 845-642-9511
Ashley LaVine, Co-Vice President 845-405-6472
Melissa Swann, Treasurer 845-548-8203
Loren Soloff, Recording Secretary 845-536-2505
Christine Edmonds, Corresponding Secretary 845-548-7176


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 27
"C" day

Gr.4 Science Performance Test
in Art room
Kinder-prep: Incoming Kindergarten
Stories, crafts and pizza.
Get to know your future classmates.

Thursday, May 28
"D" day

Field Trip: Gr.1 to Sunnyside
Gr.4 Science Performance Test
in Art room


Today, 5/27/2015
High: 85 Low: 67
Chance thunderstorms
42% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/28/2015
High: 86 Low: 61
Chance thunderstorms
32% chance of precipitation.