Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Happy New Year! On behalf of the entire staff, I wish all of our extended Valley Cottage family all the best in 2015. This Friday evening, our fabulous PTA will be sponsoring Family BINGO night at VCE. This is a wonderful opportunity to come out as a family for an enjoyable evening. Every child will go home with a prize!

Other January events of note include the awarding the 4th annual VCE Peace Prizes in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the 5th Grade D.A.R.E. graduation.  As our students learn about the many accomplishments of Dr. King, each class will award a VCE Peace Prize at Morning Program on January 16th to a student who best demonstrates the characteristics of peacefulness and standing up for others. The 5th grade DARE graduation will take place in our cafeteria on January 28th at 9:15 am. Please note that younger siblings will not be permitted to leave classes to attend this event.



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

PLEASE NOTE: The Superintendent has cancelled all school sponsored activities and events scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, January 24, 2015

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 - April 30th
Meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when school is in full-day session.

No ESL Homework Club on half days

~~ 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!  

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


Upcoming Events

Monday, January 26
"C" day

Gr.5 DARE Rehearsal
9-9:45am, Cafe
Tuesday, January 27
"D" day

Conf. Rm
ESL Homework
Oct 21-Apr.30


Today, 1/25/2015
High: 35 Low: 14
Partly sunny
12% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/26/2015
High: 25 Low: 12
Chance snow
34% chance of precipitation.