“Systems don’t change because we identify them; they change because we disrupt them”
– Cornelius Minor , author of “We Got This”
Greetings Valley Cottage Families,
February and March are exciting months here at VCE. As we close out our first few weeks of February, we have many wonderful things happening. Pajama Day is tomorrow, Thursday, February 13th and we will also celebrate our 100th day of school with our Kindergarten class. The Kindergarteners will perform their Valentine’s Day concert on Friday, February 14th at 9:30 am. All Kindergarten parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Our mid-winter recess is from Monday, February 17th to Friday, February 21st. Enjoy your time at home to rest and prepare for our busy month of March.
We will be “Springing” our clocks ahead on March 8th, followed by VCE’s awesome International Night on Thursday, March 12th. On this night, there will be a celebration of cultures from all over the world. If you have not signed up and would like to do so, please see the link on the VCE website. It is guaranteed to be a memorable night for all involved.
We close out the month with ushering in Spring on March 19th and our NYS ELA exams on Wednesday, March 25th through the 26th.
Also, please do not forget about our Spring Parent/Teacher conferences that will take place on April 3rd, 6th, and 8th.
We have so many wonderful things going on here at VCE and are excited to share this information with you. Should you have any questions, please call or stop by. We are always here for you.
Lucrisha Addison-Harris, Principal
Main Office (845) 353-7280
Main Office fax 353-7287
Nurse 353-7290 (call if absent)
Voice Mail 353-7165 (follow prompt)
Cafeteria 353-7286 (8am-2pm)
Family Resource Ctr 353-7291
Late Pass must be obtained after 8:50am
26 Lake Rd, Valley Cottage, NY 10989
SCHOOL INFO: Classes begin promptly at 8:50am and end at 3:10pm. Students who arrive after 8:50am must stop at the office for a late pass. Please make every effort to make sure your child arrives on time.
ATTENDANCE: If your child is ill and cannot attend school, please call Nurse Patti Kozar at (845) 353-7290 and leave a message. Please leave your child’s full name, class and reason for the absence. When your child returns to school, a written note is required.
BREAKFAST/LUNCH: Breakfast is available for students each morning from 8:20 to 8:45 and costs $1.00. Those students should report to the cafeteria upon arrival. Lunch is available each day for students to purchase and the cost is $2.35. Meal accounts can be prepaid weekly or monthly for your convenience through MyPaymentPlus.com (online payment plan).
DISMISSAL: Dismissal will begin at 3:15pm each day.
WALKERS: These students will be called to be dismissed. If you are accompanying your child home, please wait by the front playground.
BUS RIDERS: Bus numbers are announced upon arrival. Students are escorted to the bus circle. An adult must be at the bus stop to meet K-1 students.
CAR RIDERS: Students whose parents will be picking them up by car meet in the Gym. Drivers should remain in their vehicles while children are escorted to the vehicle.
**** If your child has a change in dismissal plans, a note must be sent to the classroom teacher who will alert the office. It would be appreciated if phone calls were not made for this purpose unless of an emergency. If you must call, please do so before 3pm.
Our PTA website is at www.facebook.com/valleycottagePTA
Please contact the VCE PTA any time by speaking to an officer or any member, or by e-mailing your thoughts to: VCEPTAcommunications@gmail.com
Co-President: Shannon Bender (845) 548-1673; Email: Slbender3@aol.com
Co-President: Steve Leiser (267) 617-7321; Email: StevenLeiser@gmail.com
Vice President: Devon Cooney (613) 431-2024; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Christine Edmonds (845) 548-7176; Email: email@example.com
Recording Secretary: Raven Geraghty; Email: Raven0609@gmail.com
Corresponding Secretary: Erica Finnegan; Email: EricaLF@aol.com