Announcements

  • Congratulations Class of 2017! May you persevere in your life's endeavors with equity, innovation and optimism!

    Communications
  • Schools Open Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Full day for all grades, K-5.

    Valley Cottage School
  • June 2017 Early Dismissals: Wednesday, June 21, 11:45AM; Thursday, June 22, 11:45AM; Friday, June 23, 10AM.

    Nyack Center and Nyack Community Center afterschool programs are NOT open on early dismissal days. Please make sure your children and the school know their dismissal destination.

    Valley Cottage School
  • FRIENDLY REMINDER: Nyack Schools are Going Green with increased electronic mailings and communications this summer...

    If you have not already done so, please fill out the attached form and return it to your school's main office by June 20th.  Thank you for your assistance in helping our district Go Green!

    The attached form is in English and Spanish.  It was also emailed to all families via Peachjar and will be back-packed from elementary schools one last time.

    Communications
  • It's mosquito & tick season! Please see the attached public service announcements on disease prevention, provided by Rockland Health Dept.

    Communications
  • Please see grade level Summer Reading Packets 2017

    Valley Cottage School
  • The District's 2017-18 Budget was passed by the community on May 16, 2017. The verified results will be accepted at the June 6 BOE meeting.

    To view the 2017-18 budget or for additional information about the budget/vote, please visit the District's Budget/Vote page at:

    http://www.nyackschools.org/groups/6140/board_of_education/budget_and_vote_information

    The Approved Budget will be posted on June 7.

    Congratulations to the elected Board of Education candidates:  Beth Davidson, Jen Marraccino and James Marshall.  Their three year terms commence July 1, 2017.

    Thank you to the community for strongly supporting your school district, partnering in education and for passing the budget for next school year!

    Communications
  • The 2017-18 School Calendar has been REVISED, as approved at the May 2, 2017 BOE Meeting

    The revisions include a one-day earlier  Start Date to school on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017; and different dates for Spring Recess beginning Friday, March 30 thru Friday, April 6, 2018.

    The revised version has been attached, below, and emailed to staff and families District-wide via Peachjar and Parent Portal accounts.  

    Thank you for your attention to this change.

    Communications
  • Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN. Children who turn 5 years of age by December 1, 2017 are eligible to register.

    To find out how to register your incoming Kindergartner, please go to our District homepage at www.nyackschools.org; click on "Parent Resources" at the top of the page in the Navigation Bar; scroll down and click on "Registration".  Follow the directions for online registration.  Once you have registered online OR if you have any questions regarding the process, please contact the District's Registrar's Office at 353 - 7038 to make an appointment.  Thank you.

    Communications
  • REMINDER Regarding the District's NEW Media Release Opt-Out Form and Protocol

    Parents and Guardians: the District has a NEW Media Release/Opt Out protocol that will go into effect this month, October, 2016.  All parents/guardians should have received the attached letter in their summer mailing  that  included  a September 26th deadline for any "Opt Outs".   Parents/guardians who do not wish their child's photograph to be featured on our new websites must have checked the appropriate boxes on this form and have sent it back to their child's school.  Please call the District's Office of Public Relations at (845) 353-7013 with any questions regarding this new protocol.  The Media Opt Out Form is one that can be filled out at any time but must be kept at the school building level for easy access by staff and to ensure that the protocol  is effectively followed. The District looks forward to celebrating daily accomplishments and sharing them via posts to our new District sites.

    Communications

Spotlight on FRC Programs

Announcements

  • Welcome to the New Family Resource Center page!

    Please check this space often for important resources, programs, and information.

    Valley Cottage Family Resource Center

CONTACT US:

Julie Kassel, Coordinator

Speaks Some Spanish

Phone: (845) 353-7291

e-mail: jkassel@nyackschools.org

Hours: Mon-Fri.: 9 - 3pm

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

WELCOME TO THE VCE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Please feel free to call the Family Resource Center if you have any questions, concerns or would like community resource information.

Parent involvement in school has been shown to be an important factor in academic success.  The Valley Cottage Elementary School Family Resource Center offers many programs and services for children and families.  We invite you to stop in anytime!

  • Preschool Story Hours
  • Free Books
  • 5th grade Girl's Circle/Boy's Council
  • Parenting workshops
  • Give and Take Books
  • Family Fun evening programs
  • Drop in Support
  • Connections to school and community resources
  • Health and Wellness programs and information
  • Kindergarten readiness programs

 

 

Donation Station

DONATION STATION is a service provided by all Nyack Family Resource Centers to help families with specific items in times of great need or crisis.  For example: school supplies, clothing, book bags, and furniture.  

This project is aimed at matching specific needs anonymously.

The way it works is this: when the Family Resource Center hears about a child or family needing something, it will send out an email to all parents who have volunteered to be on this list. Whoever has the needed item, will hit “reply all” and let everyone know that they’ve got it covered and bring in the item to the Center.

Please feel free to contact the Center if you either need donations or if you would like to be on the list. Please email me at  jkassel@nyackschools.org

Julie Kassel:  Coordinator  - Telephone  (845) 353-7291
email: - jkassel@nyackschools.org

Estación de Donación
El objeto de este proyecto es para ayudar las familias con necesidades específicas - de una forma anónima.

La forma en que funciona es así: cuando el centro de recursos de la familia oye acerca de un niño o una familia que necesitan de algo, se envía un mensaje de correo electrónico a todos los padres que han ofrecido estar en la lista. Quien tiene el elemento necesario, golpea "responder a todos" y así todos saben que estar solucionado.

No dude en ponerse en contacto con el centro si usted necesita donaciones o  si le gustaría estar en la lista por favor, enviarme un correo electrónico a  jkassel@nyackschools.org

 Julie Kassel - Coordinadora Telefono - (845) 353-7291

Muchas gracias.
Silvia Falcomer-Henry

Coordinador del Centro de Recurso Familial

How FRCs Help Families

We provide: 

  • Advocacy and Support
  • Information about community resources including summer camps, support groups, health insurance, and much more.
  • Translation services
  • Free books, available at all times outside FRC.
  • Informal Drop-in time for parents and children
  • Info and Referral

How Families Help Families

Some of the ways you can help:

  • At the beginning of the school year, purchase an extra backpack and school supplies for a student in need.
  • Holidays: Instead of giving baskets of canned foods, our goal is to give families the opportunity to make their own food choices.  To this end, we collect monetary donations in lieu of food.  The donations will be used to purchase supermarket gift cards.
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