• Students in Grades 1&2 will perform their Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 20th at 9:30am in the Gym. Gym door opens at 9:15AM.

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  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 is Half Day. Early Dismissal at 11:45AM

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  • 2017 PRIDE Survey Results were presented to the Board of Ed. and Community on Tuesday, Nov. 28th. The Power Point is attached, here...

    OCADA (Our Community Against Drug Abuse) Coalition will present outcomes and insights from our most recent PRIDE Survey results. 

    The PRIDE Survey was given county-wide to 8th and 11th grade students in the Spring of 2017.  Results and analysis provide important information to the school community regarding substance use, availability, perception of risk and trends among our youth.  To find out more about OCADA, please visit


  • Thank you 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,

As we move into the month of December, life at VCE is busier than ever. The entire school is buzzing over our third annual Lip Sync Battle which will be held at the High School on Friday, December 1st. This sold out annual event comes to life each year through the tireless efforts of our staff and our PTA. In addition to raising funds for the PTA, 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Nyack Homeless Project and the Soup Angels, organizations that do so much for those in need in our community. I would also like to thank the VCE families who so generously donated new pajamas to our annual pajama drive. These will also be donated to the Nyack Homeless Project. The compassion that is modeled for our students is truly heartwarming!

This year, our annual PTA Book Fair will take place during the week of December 4-8. The book fair will be open for shopping on the afternoon of December 5th.

Our parent-teacher conference days are scheduled on the afternoons of Tuesday, December 5th, and Tuesday, December 12th. Dismissal for students on those days will be at 11:45 am. If your child’s regular dismissal plans will be changing on those days, please send in a note indicating the change to your child’s teacher. Evening conferences are scheduled for Thursday, December 7th. If you are unsure of your scheduled conference time, or need to reschedule a conference, please call or email your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

This year’s first concert for grades 1 and 2 will take place on Wednesday, December 20th at 9:30 am in the VCE gym. This is always a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season! The concert for students in grades 3-5 will take place on Thursday, January 18th at 7:00 pm at Nyack High School. Kindergarten students will perform for the first time in February.

On behalf of the entire staff, I wish all of our VCE families a joyful holiday season and all the best in 2018! Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!


Mrs. Gina Cappiello



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Upcoming Events (scroll through)

  • Assembly: The Sean Fleming Band performs: Gr K-2, 9- 9:40am; Gr 3-5 9:45- 10:30am

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  • B day

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  • C day

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  • Gr. 5 Beirlein/Weber Field Trip: Challenger Center, 9am-1pm

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  • Assembly: STUDENTS ONLY: Gr 1-2 performance, 10:30am, Gym

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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:

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