Principal's Message

Dear VCE Families,

Another year has flown by and we have enjoyed working with your children and watching them grow; gaining knowledge, skills and confidence along the way. Many of our students have truly internalized the concept of growth mindset, and use phrases like “I’m working hard and getting smart”, and “I don’t know it yet, but I will get it.” This idea that learning is a process will serve students well throughout their lives.

June is a very busy month at VCE. As we are screening incoming kindergarten students, we are also planning BRIDGES, special events and a moving up ceremony for our fifth graders as they transition to Nyack Middle School. For other grades there are special assemblies and trips to cap off the school year.

As we move into summer, I would like to remind families to make sure children are dressed in comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Sneakers are always best and they are needed for physical education classes. For safety reasons, all footwear should have a strap around the ankle. Finally, please send your children to school with an extra bottle of water on warm days to keep them hydrated.


Peachjar is our NEW digital flyer system that posts flyers online.  Parents receive E-flyers as digital images by email and can view school eflyers online quickly; store them; or share them.
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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
Late Pass must be obtained after 8:50am

Daily Announcements

Nyack Summer Music Brochure

Nyack Summer Music Brochure 2 6 (2).pdf
Summer Camps at MS
See attached
SummerCamp at MS.pdf
VC Kindergarten Orientation, 9:30-10:15am

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: MYPAYMENTSPLUS.

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

The PTA at Valley Cottage sponsors field trips and programs for students throughout the school year. For further information for 2015-16, please call PTA Co-Presidents: Please view VCE.PTA on Facebook for any PTA matters.
Kristy Christiano  (845) 323-1451

Christine Edmonds (845) 548-7176


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