Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Although we are in the middle of winter, the sun is shining at VCE as we have a number of events planned this month. In addition to the 5th grade DARE graduation on February 5th, Grades 3-5 will be treated to a Student Authors Day assembly on February 26th. Our K-2 Family Math Night will be held on Thursday, February 11th.

With sincere thanks to funding from the Inspire Nyack Foundation, our students will be treated to science assemblies presented by our friends from the Liberty Science Center on February 12th, which also happens to be Thomas Edison’s birthday.  As we have been discussing the concept of growth mindset with the children, we often speak of the fact that real learning often comes from learning from our mistakes and trying a new strategy or plan. Thomas Edison is a wonderful example of learning from mistakes.

Peachjar is our NEW digital flyer system that posts flyers online.  Parents receive E-flyers as digital images by email and can view school eflyers online quickly; store them; or share them.
Click Here
to log in to the application to update family email addresses.


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
Late Pass must be obtained after 8:50am

Daily Announcements

STARS ELA Program for those eligible begins January 5. Ends March 24th
7:35-8:35am every Tuesday and Thursday when school is in session.

STARS Math Program for those eligible begins January 6. Ends March 23rd.
7:35-8:35am every Wednesday when school is in 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, 353-7280.

Please click below for information regarding the district's meal payment program: MYPAYMENTSPLUS.

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


The PTA at Valley Cottage sponsors field trips and programs for students throughout the school year. For further information for 2015-16, please call
PTA Co-President:
Kristy Christiano  (845) 323-1451

PTA Co-President:
Christine Edmonds (845) 548-7176

Please view VCE.PTA on Facebook for any PTA matters.


Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 14
Valentine's Day

Monday, February 15
Mid Winter Recess SCHOOLS CLOSED


Tuesday, February 16
Mid Winter Recess SCHOOLS CLOSED

Wednesday, February 17
Mid Winter Recess SCHOOLS CLOSED


Today, 2/14/2016
High: 15 Low: 10
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/15/2016
High: 32 Low: 27
Chance snow
31% chance of precipitation.