Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Welcome to a new school year! We missed our students this summer and we cannot wait to see them again.  We are also anxious to meet our new kindergarten students and their families. The teachers have been back in the building preparing their rooms for an exciting new year of learning. While we are very anxious to see our students, we are also very anxious to see our parents. Please join us for back-to school night on Thursday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to meet our teachers, visit classrooms and to hear more about our new ELA program in grades 3-5 as well as our District’s new elementary standards-based report card.



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

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,

ATTIRE: Please NO OPEN-TOE SHOES -- flip flops, heels or wedges.

We cannot ensure your child’s safety in unsafe footwear. Children must wear appropriate footwear for Physical Education
class and recess. Students have physical education classes every other day. Proper footwear is required. Thank you for your cooperation.   

From the Nurse:
Physical examination papers for students in Gr.K, 2 and 4 are due. If you have not yet handed them in, please do so as soon as possible.
Thank you.

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

Thursday, September 18
"C" day

Back to School Night, 7pm-8:30pm
Gr.K-1-2 Report directly to Cafeteria 7pm.
Meet the teacher in child's classroom 7:45-8:30.

Gr.3-4-5 Report directly to your child's classroom.
Report to the Cafeteria 7:45-8:30pm.

Friday, September 19
"D" day

PTA Outdoor Movie Night
"Rio 2"
(rain date Sat., 9/20)
Monday, September 22
"A" day


Today, 9/18/2014
High: 74 Low: 49
Partly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/19/2014
High: 65 Low: 51
Mostly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.