Principal's Message

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe that December is upon us. We hope that you will be able to join us for our wonderful concerts this month. There is nothing more uplifting than hearing our children make beautiful music!

As we have adopted a trimester grading system in the elementary schools, our first parent-teacher conferences will occur this month, and our teachers are looking forward to meeting with all of our families. It is so important to be able to share information regarding the progress of your children, and we are anxious to share this information in the context of our new 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

~~ News from Mrs. Mark, Ms. Leibel, and Mrs. Hall in the Reading Room ~~

Valley Cottage School Reading Honor Roll started December 3rd.  Letters to parents and reading logs for children in grades 2-5 were backpacked home. 

If your child is in grade 2, 3, 4, or 5 and you did not receive a letter, please contact Mrs. Mark, Reading Specialist. 

Reading logs for this trimester are due February 13th.  Classes with 100% participation in Reading Honor Roll will be recognized!  

ESL Homework Club
October 21st - April 30th
Meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when school is in full-day session.

No ESL Homework Club on half days

Schools Closed:  Wednesday, December 24
Schools Closed:  Thursday, December 25, Merry Christmas!
Schools Reopen: Monday, January 5, 2015

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,

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

Sunday, December 21
Monday, December 22
"C" day

Field Trip: Challenger Space Center, Gr.5
18th  Beirlein
19th  Bosley
22nd Lima
Tuesday, December 23
"D" day

ESL Homework
Oct 21-Apr.30


Today, 12/20/2014
High: 37 Low: 28
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/21/2014
High: 40 Low: 30
Mostly cloudy
20% chance of precipitation.