Message from the Principal


Mrs. Gina Cappiello


Dear Families,

Welcome to our new and updated web page. I hope that you will visit here often to find out the latest news from Valley Cottage Elementary. 

As the summer winds down, we  hope that your have taken some time to relax with family and friends. We have been busy preparing for the start of what I know will be a wonderful school year. Our summer mailings should go out during the third week in August. In these mailings you will find the name of your child's teacher as well as other important information. Please take a few minutes to read through this information and review it with children attending VCE. Grade level supply lists are posted on our web page.

I hope that you are able to enjoy the last few weeks of summer vacation. Please encourage children to read as much as possible. Making time to read with and to children creates lasting memories.

Please mark your calendars for Back To School Night on Thursday, September 15th from 7:00- 8:30 PM. I look forward seeing our extended VCE family and welcoming our newest families.

I cannot wait to see the children on September 2nd. Thank you for sharing your children with us. Your ongoing support of your children and this school is truly what makes VCE such a special place!

Upcoming Events (scroll through)

  • Supt. Conference Day for Staff

    Valley Cottage School
  • Superintendent's Conference Day

    Nyack Public Schools
  • Labor Day

    Nyack Public Schools
  • Labor Day

    Valley Cottage School
  • Schools Open

    Nyack Public Schools
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⇒ The PTA at Valley Cottage sponsors field trips and programs for students throughout the school year. For more information, please call PTA Co-Presidents.  Visit VCE.PTA on Facebook for any PTA matters.

Kristy Christiano  (845) 323-1451         Email:

Christine Edmonds (845) 548-7176     Email:

The PTA vows to incorporate a management team approach, where all officers are included in planning and decision-making and duties are divided evenly across the team for greatest efficiency. 

Please note the following program information: The PTA at Valley Cottage sponsors field trips and programs for students throughout the school year. Special assemblies are arranged to give our students an enriching cultural experience. Your support of the PTA and its programs is greatly needed. For further information, please view the PTA Directory for contact persons and numbers (to be updated soon).

We have a Family Resource Center in our building with Julie Kassel and Joanne Wallace as the Valley Cottage Coordinators. They can be reached at 353-7291. Please visit the center designed to meet the needs of the parents in our school.  Or click on the Family Resource Center Quick Link, located on this page.

⇒ The JCC-Beyond the Bell of Rockland conducts an after-school child care program until 6:00PM daily.  For more information, please call Monica Rosenbaum, JCC, Director of Children’s Programs, at (845) 362-4400 ext.111.