Announcements

  • District Summer Programs, and Camp Nyack, are located in Liberty Elementary School this summer at the following list of dates and times:

    Summer STARS Reading Program - July 5-July 27 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am–11:00 am

    Summer ENL Program - July 7-July 31 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am–2:00 pm  

    Kindergarten Readiness - July 10-August 3 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am-1:15 pm,

    Special Education Extended School Year - July 3-August 11 (Monday through Friday), 8:45 am-1:15 pm

    Efficacy Academy - July 5-July 27 (Monday through Thursday), 9:00 am-11:00 am

    CONTACT: District Summer Principal, John Joyce, 353-7253

     

    Camp Nyack (run by Nyack Center) - June 26-August 11 (Monday through Friday), 8:00 am-3:30 pm 

    CONTACT:  Camp Director, Nicole Hines, 358-2600

     

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  • Congratulations Class of 2017! May you persevere in your life's endeavors with equity, innovation and optimism!

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  • Schools Open Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Full day for all grades, K-5.

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  • FRIENDLY REMINDER: Nyack Schools are Going Green with increased electronic mailings and communications this summer...

    If you have not already done so, please fill out the attached form and return it to your school's main office by June 20th.  Thank you for your assistance in helping our district Go Green!

    The attached form is in English and Spanish.  It was also emailed to all families via Peachjar and will be back-packed from elementary schools one last time.

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  • It's mosquito & tick season! Please see the attached public service announcements on disease prevention, provided by Rockland Health Dept.

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  • Please see grade level Summer Reading Packets 2017

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  • The 2017-18 School Calendar has been REVISED, as approved at the May 2, 2017 BOE Meeting

    The revisions include a one-day earlier  Start Date to school on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017; and different dates for Spring Recess beginning Friday, March 30 thru Friday, April 6, 2018.

    The revised version has been attached, below, and emailed to staff and families District-wide via Peachjar and Parent Portal accounts.  

    Thank you for your attention to this change.

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  • Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN. Children who turn 5 years of age by December 1, 2017 are eligible to register.

    To find out how to register your incoming Kindergartner, please go to our District homepage at www.nyackschools.org; click on "Parent Resources" at the top of the page in the Navigation Bar; scroll down and click on "Registration".  Follow the directions for online registration.  Once you have registered online OR if you have any questions regarding the process, please contact the District's Registrar's Office at 353 - 7038 to make an appointment.  Thank you.

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  • REMINDER Regarding the District's NEW Media Release Opt-Out Form and Protocol

    Parents and Guardians: the District has a NEW Media Release/Opt Out protocol that will go into effect this month, October, 2016.  All parents/guardians should have received the attached letter in their summer mailing  that  included  a September 26th deadline for any "Opt Outs".   Parents/guardians who do not wish their child's photograph to be featured on our new websites must have checked the appropriate boxes on this form and have sent it back to their child's school.  Please call the District's Office of Public Relations at (845) 353-7013 with any questions regarding this new protocol.  The Media Opt Out Form is one that can be filled out at any time but must be kept at the school building level for easy access by staff and to ensure that the protocol  is effectively followed. The District looks forward to celebrating daily accomplishments and sharing them via posts to our new District sites.

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Message from the Principal: Mrs. Gina Cappiello

June 2017

Dear VCE Families,

The school year has flown by! It’s hard to believe that we are beginning our last month of school. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our VCE families for their support throughout the year. Every time you visit our school, attend a meeting, concert or event, read to your child, check that homework is completed, and or volunteer in our school or classrooms, you help to convey your belief in the power of families and schools working together for the benefit of children. On behalf of the entire staff, thank you for sharing your children with us each day,

The month of June is filled with many traditional end-of-year events at VCE including field trips, picnics, field days, assemblies and moving up ceremonies for our kindergarten and fifth grade students. We hope that these events are celebrations of a year of effort and hard work, and that memories made will last a life time. 

As summer vacation approaches, the single most important activity you can share with children is reading with them. Reading together is a bonding experience. It also helps to keep reading skills sharp. Students who do not read over the summer typically experience a 2-3 month loss of reading skills compared to students who do read over the summer.

Finally, the close of school this June will also bring changes to our VCE faculty. As many of you know, we will be celebrating the retirements of Mrs. Mary Mark and Mrs. Anne Oakley. Their combined 52 years of teaching experience have touched the lives of countless children, and the legacy they leave here at VCE is immeasurable. While we are sad to see them go, we wish them all the best in their retirements.

Wishing all of our extended VCE family a healthy, fun-filled and relaxing summer!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Gina Cappiello, Principal

Upcoming Events (scroll through)

  • Nyack Summer Music

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  • Supt. Conference Day

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  • Labor Day

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  • Schools Open, Full Day for Grades K-5

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⇒ The PTA at Valley Cottage sponsors field trips and programs for students throughout the school year. For more information, please call PTA Co-Presidents.  Visit VCE.PTA on Facebook for any PTA matters.

Our PTA website is at www.facebook.com/valleycottagePTA

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

Debbie Coyne - Co President  (914) 522-1690       Email:  Debra4@optonline.net

Shannon Bender - Co President  (845) 548-1673 Email:  Slbender3@aol.com

Steve Leiser - Vice President  (267) 617-7321        Email:   Stevenleiser@gmail.com

Christine Edmonds - Recording Secretary (845) 548-7176    Email:  cedmonds74@gmail.com

Devon Cooney - Corresponding Secretary  (613) 431-2024  Email:  Dcurryot@yahoo.com

Kyle Edmonds - Treasurer  (908) 447-5616             Email:   Kedmonds74@hotmail.com

The PTA vows to incorporate a management team approach, where all officers are included in planning and decision-making and duties are divided evenly across the team for greatest efficiency. 

Please note the following program information: The PTA at Valley Cottage sponsors field trips and programs for students throughout the school year. Special assemblies are arranged to give our students an enriching cultural experience. Your support of the PTA and its programs is greatly needed. For further information, please view the PTA Directory for contact persons and numbers (to be updated soon).

We have a Family Resource Center in our building with Julie Kassel and Joanne Wallace as the Valley Cottage Coordinators. They can be reached at 353-7291. Please visit the center designed to meet the needs of the parents in our school.  Or click on the Family Resource Center Quick Link, located on this page.

⇒ The JCC-Beyond the Bell of Rockland conducts an after-school child care program until 6:00PM daily.  For more information, please call Monica Rosenbaum, JCC, Director of Children’s Programs, at (845) 362-4400 ext.111.