Principal's Message

Dear Families,

As we move into April, we are all eagerly anticipating the warmer spring weather! The final three months of school will be busy here at VCE!

As you may know, New York State Assessments in English/Language Arts and Math will be administered this month to students in grades 3-5 as follows:

NYS English/Language Arts Assessment

Tuesday, April 1st

Wednesday, April 2nd

Thursday, April 3rd

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Grades 3 & 4- 70 minutes
Grade 5- 90 minutes

Grades 3 & 4- 70 minutes
Grade 5- 90 minutes

Grades 3 & 4- 70 minutes
Grade 5- 90 minutes

NYS Math Assessment (Revised minutes)

Wednesday, April 30th

Thursday, May 1st

Friday, May 2nd

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Grade 3- 60 minutes

Grade 4- 60 minutes

Grade 5- 80 minutes

Grade 3- 60 minutes

Grade 4- 60 minutes

Grade 5- 80 minutes

Grade 3- 70 minutes

Grade 4- 90 minutes

Grade 5- 90 minutes





 

 

 

 

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Welcome

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

Daily Announcements


TOMORROW, FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014 IS A HALF DAY.

EARLY DISMISSAL AT 11:45AM FOR ALL STUDENTS FOR PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES.

Spring Recess is April 14-21, 2014.
(Monday through Monday)

SCHOOLS REOPEN ON
TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014. It will be a "D" day.


(Note: this is a change from the district paper calendar)


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.


ESL Afterschool Enrichment/Homework Program for eligible students in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5. The program takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:20pm unitl 4:40pm on days when classes are in session.
Classes end April 9th.

MATH STARS meets Wednesdays,
3:40-4:40pm.
Classes end April 9th.

For students eligible for busing, the bus will leave at 4:50pm to return students home.

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 must be sent to the main office on paper for approval by our Transportation Dept:  353-7041.
 
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Good News


March was music in our schools month and eight of our fifth graders started off with an excellent performance at the All-County Music festival. Every year the Rockland County Music Educators Association (RCMEA) hosts festivals for the best musicians in Rockland.

The intermediate festival is for students from Rockland County schools in grades five and six. The first weekend of March our students performed at Fieldstone Secondary School in North Rockland and Mrs. Philhower from Liberty chaired this year’s
All-County Chorus. 

 

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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 President,
Scott Nappi at (845) 290-2497
Email: alumnibaseball@aol.com
 
Ed Gannon & Veronica Cuccia, Co-Vice Presidents 
Susan Pagan, Treasurer
Michelle Mack, Recording Secretary
Meredith Nicolich, Corresponding Secretary

 

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 20
Easter
Mon, Apr 14 - Mon, Apr 21
SCHOOLS CLOSED - SPRING RECESS
Tuesday, April 22
SCHOOLS IN SESSION
Make up snow day #1
"D" day
Wednesday, April 23
"A" day

Weather

Today, 4/19/2014
High: 62 Low: 35
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/20/2014
High: 60 Low: 35
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.