Dear VCE Families,
The school year has flown by! It’s hard to believe that we are beginning our last month of school. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our VCE families for their support throughout the year. Every time you visit our school, attend a meeting, concert or event, read to your child, check that homework is completed, and or volunteer in our school or classrooms, you help to convey your belief in the power of families and schools working together for the benefit of children. On behalf of the entire staff, thank you for sharing your children with us each day,
The month of June is filled with many traditional end-of-year events at VCE including field trips, picnics, field days, assemblies and moving up ceremonies for our kindergarten and fifth grade students. We hope that these events are celebrations of a year of effort and hard work, and that memories made will last a life time.
As summer vacation approaches, the single most important activity you can share with children is reading with them. Reading together is a bonding experience. It also helps to keep reading skills sharp. Students who do not read over the summer typically experience a 2-3 month loss of reading skills compared to students who do read over the summer.
Finally, the close of school this June will also bring changes to our VCE faculty. As many of you know, we will be celebrating the retirements of Mrs. Mary Mark and Mrs. Anne Oakley. Their combined 52 years of teaching experience have touched the lives of countless children, and the legacy they leave here at VCE is immeasurable. While we are sad to see them go, we wish them all the best in their retirements.
Wishing all of our extended VCE family a healthy, fun-filled and relaxing summer!
Mrs. Gina Cappiello, Principal