Principal's Message

Dear Families,

I want to thank our VCE families for an outstanding start to the school year. It was wonderful to welcome new families to VCE at Back-to-School Night, and to welcome back our familiar faces. I hope you are all off to a productive school year. The PTA has been planning many events for the children and their families. On Saturday, September 19th, many VCE families came out for Movie Night on the blacktop. This free event provided a wonderful family movie under the stars. We are so fortunate to have such an active PTA, and if you have not yet joined, every family is invited to become part of this special organization that does so much for our children. Even if you can give only one hour of your time this year for our students, please know the positive impact that will have for our children and our school.  Upcoming PTA sponsored events include Trunk or Treat on October 18th, and our Book Fair which begins on Halloween and runs through November 7th.



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

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

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,

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


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 at (845) 290-2497
PTA Co-President Jose Picado (845) 499-1740

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


Upcoming Events

Friday, October 24

Parents As Reading Partners
DARE, Gr.5
STAR Raffle
Morning Program, Cafe
Monday, October 27
"C" day

Parents As Reading Partners


Today, 10/24/2014
High: 63 Low: 44
Mostly cloudy
11% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/25/2014
High: 65 Low: 47
Partly sunny
16% chance of precipitation.