Message from the Principal: Mrs. Gina Cappiello

Dear VCE Families,

 With spring just around the corner, we hope to see many of our families this month for the following events:

  • Our first International Celebration will take place on Thursday, March 1st beginning at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Join us to celebrate our diverse VCE family. Families will have the opportunity to learn about many cultures. There will be performances as well as food tastings. Students will receive “passports” and get stickers from the countries they visit throughout the evening. This is a free event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • March 2nd is March Forward Day. We will be highlighting the value of movement and exercise throughout the day with special activities. We will be competing with schools throughout the county as we count the number of minutes we are in motion.
  • Assemblies: On Tuesday, March 6th, all of our students will be treated to assemblies by Uncle Brothers Band. This will be a great follow up to March Forward Day as our students will be up and moving learning about good health and exercise. On March 23rd the Story Pirates will return with special assemblies for all of our students.
  • March 9th is Superintendent’s Conference Day. There will be no school for students as this is a day of learning for our faculty and staff.
  • On March 16th for Spirit Day, students are encouraged to wear something green!
  • Our PTA will be sponsoring our annual VCE Dance-A-Thon on Friday, March 16th at 7:00 pm.
  • We hope to see all of our families for Parent Teacher Conferences later this month. Conferences will take place during the afternoon on March 20th and 23rd, and during the evening on March 22nd. You will receive a confirmation notice from your child’s teacher.
  • Our 4th grade students will be joining 4th graders from Liberty and Upper Nyack Elementary Schools at the High School on March 28th for 4th Grade Chorus Day.

We look forward to your participation in many of these events, and we thank you for sharing your children with us each day.


Mrs. Gina Cappiello, Principal

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