Principal's Message

Dear Families,

As we begin the month of February, there is no doubt that winter is upon us, and with winter comes the possibility of snow days, delayed openings and early dismissals. While children seem to live for these days, they can often be a challenge for parents. If you have not signed up for our notification system, you may do so online. Our website also has the latest information on and closings, delays and/or cancellations.

Please visit www.nyackschools.org In the event of a 2 hour delay, students may be dropped off no earlier than 10:00 am. Please note that no one is available for supervision prior to that time.

Although the cold and snowy weather often requires that students remain indoors for recess, warm jackets, hats and gloves are still necessary. In the unlikely event that we should need to evacuate the building we would want our children to be safe and warm. If you find that you have single gloves at home that are missing their matches, or hats that have gone missing, please check our lost and found. It is growing by the day! Labeling your child’s belongings is also helpful so we can return lost items.

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Welcome

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


NTA
NYACK TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

F O O D   D R I V E
MARCH 2nd – MARCH 6th

ALL FOOD WILL BENEFIT

PEOPLE TO PEOPLE
OF ROCKLAND COUNTY

PLEASE DONATE NON PERISHABLE
AND NON-EXPIRED FOODS!!!

COLLECTION BOX ON STAGE



ELA STARS begins for qualifying students on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursday from 3:40-4:40pm.
Program ends on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Math STARS begins January 7, 2015.
Math classes meet on Wednesdays 3:40-4:40pm.
Program ends on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

There will be no classes on any days that school is not in session or an days when parent conferences are scheduled.



ESL Homework Club
October 21st - March 26th 
Meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when school is in full-day session.

No ESL Homework Club on half days
No ESL Homework Club on March 12 or March 19 due to Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences.




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, 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.
 
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Good News


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 Co-President,
Scott Nappi at (845) 290-2497
PTA Co-President Jose Picado (845) 499-1740
Email: alumnibaseball@aol.com

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
Loren Soloff, Recording Secretary 845-536-2505
Christine Edmonds, Corresponding Secretary 845-548-7176


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Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 28
Casino Night

7:30-11:30pm, Saturday, February 28, 2015
Nyack Seaport for Cultural Events, Nyack, NY

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT
WWW.INSPIRENYACK.ORG  


Monday, March 2
"D" day

Faculty Mtg

Tuesday, March 3
"A" day

RTI
9-10:30am
Conf. Rm
ESL Homework
3:20-4:40
Oct 21-Apr.30
ELA STARS
3:40-4:40
Jan.6-Mar.26th

Weather

Today, 2/28/2015
High: 25 Low: 13
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/1/2015
High: 32 Low: 30
Chance snow
50% chance of precipitation.