Message from the Principal: Mrs. Gina Cappiello
Dear VCE Families,
As we move into the month of December, life at VCE is busier than ever. The entire school is buzzing over our third annual Lip Sync Battle which will be held at the High School on Friday, December 1st. This sold out annual event comes to life each year through the tireless efforts of our staff and our PTA. In addition to raising funds for the PTA, 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Nyack Homeless Project and the Soup Angels, organizations that do so much for those in need in our community. I would also like to thank the VCE families who so generously donated new pajamas to our annual pajama drive. These will also be donated to the Nyack Homeless Project. The compassion that is modeled for our students is truly heartwarming!
This year, our annual PTA Book Fair will take place during the week of December 4-8. The book fair will be open for shopping on the afternoon of December 5th.
Our parent-teacher conference days are scheduled on the afternoons of Tuesday, December 5th, and Tuesday, December 12th. Dismissal for students on those days will be at 11:45 am. If your child’s regular dismissal plans will be changing on those days, please send in a note indicating the change to your child’s teacher. Evening conferences are scheduled for Thursday, December 7th. If you are unsure of your scheduled conference time, or need to reschedule a conference, please call or email your child’s teacher as soon as possible.
This year’s first concert for grades 1 and 2 will take place on Wednesday, December 20th at 9:30 am in the VCE gym. This is always a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season! The concert for students in grades 3-5 will take place on Thursday, January 18th at 7:00 pm at Nyack High School. Kindergarten students will perform for the first time in February.
On behalf of the entire staff, I wish all of our VCE families a joyful holiday season and all the best in 2018! Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!
Mrs. Gina Cappiello
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Upcoming Events (scroll through)
Assembly: The Sean Fleming Band performs: Gr K-2, 9- 9:40am; Gr 3-5 9:45- 10:30amValley Cottage School
B dayValley Cottage School
C dayValley Cottage School
Gr. 5 Beirlein/Weber Field Trip: Challenger Center, 9am-1pmValley Cottage School
Assembly: STUDENTS ONLY: Gr 1-2 performance, 10:30am, GymValley Cottage School
To reach contacts directly, please dial the following numbers:
Main Office (845) 353-7280
Main Office fax 353-7287
Nurse 353-7290 (call if absent)
Voice Mail 353-7165 (follow prompts)
Family Resource Ctr 353-7291
Student hours: 8:50am-3:20pm
Late Pass must be obtained after 8:50am
Need to Know
- Student absences must be reported to the nurse as early as possible in the morning. Messages can be left on the nurse's voicemail around the clock every day of the week: 353-7290.
- Changes in dismissal must be in writing. Do not email changes. Please send notes to teachers the morning of the change. Any changes not in writing must be called in to the office before 3pm.
- spirit days.pdf
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Devon Cooney - Corresponding Secretary (613) 431-2024 Email: Dcurryot@yahoo.com
Kyle Edmonds - Treasurer (908) 447-5616 Email: Kedmonds74@hotmail.com