Principal's Message

Dear Families,

By now, I hope that your children shared with you some of the details of our fun-filled Halloween Morning Program. Children asked questions to determine our “mystery guest”, and correctly figured out that Mrs. Travers and Mrs. De Felice were dressed as Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa. Fifth graders performed the Monster Mash, students wrapped Mrs. Gottlieb, Mrs. N. Murray, Ms. Alper and I as mummies and voted in a pumpkin carving contest. It was a wonderful way to start the day. On the Halloween theme, I want to thank our AMAZING PTA for organizing a very successful Trunk-or Treat event at VCE.

Please remember that the elementary schools have moved to a Standards-Based report card, and that we have moved from four marking periods to trimesters. Our first parent/teacher conferences will now take place in December. If you were unable to attend any of the three parent workshops regarding our new grading procedures held last week, or if you were able to attend and still have questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call.


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Welcome

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


11:45am EARLY DISMISSAL, WEDNESDAY,
NOVEMBER 26th

Pajama day / Pajama drive


SCHOOLS CLOSED ON THURSDAY and FRIDAY,
NOVEMBER 27th and 28th
HAPPY THANKSGIVING


ESL Homework Club
October 21st - April 30th
Meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when school is in full-day session.

No ESL Homework Club on half days




Winter Concert: Gr.K-2, Wednesday, December 3, 2pm, Gym
Winter Concert Gr.K-2 flyer 2014.pdf
Winter Concert: Gr.3-5, Wednesday, December 10, 7pm at Nyack High School


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.
 
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Good News


WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

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.    

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 at (845) 290-2497
PTA Co-President Jose Picado (845) 499-1740
Email: alumnibaseball@aol.com

Scott Nappi, Co-President 845-290-2497
Jose Picado, Co-President 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
Rose Conetta, Recording Secretary 845-548-3229
Christine Edmonds, Corresponding Secretary 845-548-7176


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Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving, Schools Closed

Friday, November 28
Schools Closed

Monday, December 1
"D" day

Faculty Mtg

Tuesday, December 2
"A" day

RTI
9-10:30am
Conf. Rm
ESL Homework
3:20-4:40
Oct 21-Apr.30

Weather

Today, 11/27/2014
High: 38 Low: 24
Cloudy
16% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/28/2014
High: 34 Low: 21
Partly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.