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    Lip Sync Battle, Dec.1, 2017 at Nyack HS, 7pm; SOLD OUT!

    The Valley Cottage Elementary School PTA presents: Lip Sync Battle 2017!  The LSB will be held on December 1st, 2017 @7:00 PM in the Nyack High School Auditorium. Kids under 3 can sit on a parent's lap without purchasing a ticket, but anyone of any age wishing to sit in a seat, MUST have a ticket. The faculty cast members have teamed up this year to perform in SQUADS. Seating is general admission and the doors open at 6:30 PM. The event will include wonderful performances, a bake sale, and raffle prizes. In addition to this being a PTA fundraiser, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to an organization (to be determined) by the PTA. For more information, contact Amy Leibel-Farrugia via email:

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    See new November Message from the Principal

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  • Thank You Community, for your participation in our Community Forum Series. We invite you to continue the dialogue via Let's Talk!

    In Nyack Schools, we are interested in continuing a community-wide, collaborative conversation of what it takes to ensure that all students succeed and how to measure that success in our ever-changing, complex world.

    With Let's Talk! , we respond promptly and directly to your concerns, questions, suggestions and comments when you provide us with your contact information and the dialogue is continued.   If you choose, submissions can also be anonymous.  Please see the attached flyer with specific instructions for how to use Let's Talk!

    Whether you are a student, parent, staff or community member, we are listening and hope to hear from you!

  • Visit "Good to Know" for "Spirit Day" information.

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  • Summer Reading Packets 2017

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Message from the Principal: Mrs. Gina Cappiello

Dear VCE Families,

There are a number of VCE events that will occur during the next few weeks that I want to bring to your attention. As always, we value your participation, as these events help to strengthen the bond between home and school and bring our VCE family closer together.

  • On Friday, November 17th the Nyack School District will be celebrating American Education Week with an open house event in each of our schools. We are thrilled to invite parents and guardians to share in part of our instructional day. Classrooms will be open according to the schedule below. Parking is available in the lot in the rear of the school.

Kindergarten: 10:30 – 11:10

Mrs. Archunde – room 100

Mrs. Colucci – room 119

Mrs. Larison – room 118



Grade 1: 9:45 – 10:30

Mrs. Giuffre – room 101

Mrs. Marino – room 103

Mrs. B. Murray – Library

Mrs. Gabrielson K-1 – room 120


Grade 2: 9:00- 9:45

Mrs. Niero – room 102

Mrs. Sullivan – room 108

Mrs. Yano – room 107

Mrs. Capezzuto (2/3) – room 117


Grade 3: 9:45- 10:30

Mrs. Clark – Gym

Mrs. Gottlieb – Gym

Mrs. N. Murray – Music Room

Mrs. Richmond – Art Room (202)

Grade 4: 10:30 – 11:10

Mrs. Lora – room 113

Mrs. Parnther – room 116

Mrs. St. John – room 114

Mrs. Walker – room 115

Grade 5: 9:00- 9:45

Mr. Beirlein/ Mrs. Weber – room 202

Mrs. Bosley – room 201

Mrs. Lima – room 200

Ms. Hart (4/5) – room121


So that we may best maintain the integrity of the instructional day for our students, we ask for your cooperation as follows:

  1. Please turn off all cell phones.
  2. Please give your full attention to the learning activities during lessons.
  3. Please stay for the entire instructional period.

Tickets are now on sale for the third annual VCE Lip Sync Battle which will take place on Friday, December 1st at Nyack High School at 7:00 pm. We’ve sold out for the last two years, so get your tickets early! Order sheets were sent home on Wednesday, November 8th. Eighty percent (80%) of the proceeds from this event will go to the PTA who will then able to fund field trips and assemblies for all of our students. Twenty percent (20%) of the proceeds will be donated locally to The Nyack Homeless Project and to the Nyack Soup Angels. To view the trailer for the Lip Sync Battle go to

  • PARP (Pick a Reading Partner) is going strong! Students have their PARP calendars. We encourage you to spend time reading with your children and build wonderful memories along the way.
  • In our efforts to teach compassion, citizenship and being responsible members of a larger community, VCE will hold our annual pajama drive from November 20-22. We will be accepting donations of new pajamas for children and adults throughout the week. Donations will go to the Nyack Homeless Project.
  • Pajama Day at VCE will be on Wednesday, November 22nd. Students may wear their pajamas to school on that day. In the interest of safety, students should wear shoes or sneakers. Slippers, robes and stuffed animals should be kept at home. Any student may wear pajamas to school on November 22nd. A pajama donation is appreciated, but not necessary.
  • Wednesday, November 22nd is a half day of instruction. Elementary schools in our district will dismiss at 11:45 am. If your child’s normal mode of transportation will change on that day, please send in a note to the classroom teacher indicating the change.

Tired of cooking after the long Thanksgiving weekend? Bring the family to Panera on Rt. 303 on Monday, November 27th between 4:00- 8:00 pm with the flier that will be sent home that day from the PTA. Panera will donate part of the proceeds from your purchase back to the VCE PTA.

Wishing all of our VCE families a wonderful Thanksgiving! We thank you for sharing your children with us each day.


Mrs. Gina Cappiello


Si ou bezwen enfòmasyon tradui an kreyòl,rele Jocelyne Abraham nan 353-7044.

Si le hace falta información traducida en español, llame a Yesenia Polanco 353-7042.


Upcoming Events (scroll through)

  • Picture Retakes (see PTA)

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  • American Education Day

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  • District Open House for National Education Week

    In celebration of American Education Week 2017,  Nyack Public Schools and our classrooms will be open for parent/guardian visits. 

    A schedule with specific times per building will be posted and a flyer invitation will go out to all District families.

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  • A day

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  • American Education Week Open House

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Please contact the VCE PTA any time by speaking to an officer or any member, or by e-mailing your thoughts to:

Debbie Coyne - Co President  (914) 522-1690       Email:

Shannon Bender - Co President  (845) 548-1673 Email:

Steve Leiser - Vice President  (267) 617-7321        Email:

Christine Edmonds - Recording Secretary (845) 548-7176    Email:

Devon Cooney - Corresponding Secretary  (613) 431-2024  Email:

Kyle Edmonds - Treasurer  (908) 447-5616             Email: