Message from the Principal: Mrs. Gina Cappiello

Dear VCE Families,

As we enter the busy month of December we have a number of opportunities for collaborations and celebration between home and school. Elementary parent-teacher conferences are scheduled as follows:

                 Tuesday, December 4th- Elementary schools will dismiss all students at 11:45 am

Thursday, December 6th- Evening Conferences

Tuesday, December 11th- - Elementary schools will dismiss all students at 11:45 am

All families should have received a letter to confirm their conference time. If you have not yet returned this, please do so as soon as possible so that we know when to expect you. We ask that you arrive on time for your conference as late arrivals make it difficult to keep to our schedule and we want to be respectful of everyone’s time. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please give us a call or send us an email.

If your child’s dismissal plans on the half days will be different that his or her usual plans, please send in a note indicating the change in plans. For safety reasons, we cannot send a student home in a different way unless a note is sent in. Please note that the Central Nyack Community Center and the Nyack Center are both closed on half days, so families whose children normally attend these centers will need to make alternate arrangements.

I would also like to remind families of the upcoming PTA Book Fair which will begin with an evening kick-off event on Friday, November 30th. All are invited! Children will visit the Book Fair with their classes during the week of December 3-7. Teachers will let you know when their class is scheduled. The Book fair will also be open during afternoon conferences on Tuesday, December 4th. Books make perfect gifts for any occasion!

Our first and second grade students will share the beautiful gift of music in their first concert this year which will be held on Thursday, December 20th at 9:30 am in our gymnasium. The little ones love performing for a full house.

Our VCE dress up spirit day for December will take place on Friday, December 21st. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite holiday colors that represent any holiday celebrated in December.

Finally, our Family Resource Center will be continuing to collect new children’s socks, gloves and mittens through the second week in December. We thank you for your donations thus far.

On behalf of the entire VCE staff, we thank you for sharing your children with us each day. We wish you peace during this holiday season and a very healthy and happy 2019!


Mrs. Gina Cappiello, Principal


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