Message from the Principal: Mrs. Gina Cappiello
May /June 2019
Dear VCE Families,
As the year winds down we have many special activities to look forward to at VCE. Please mark your calendars for the events listed below.
Throughout the State, students in grades 3-8 will be taking the NY State Math Assessments on May 1st and 2nd. Fourth grade students will be taking the NY State Science Performance assessment on May 22nd and 23rd, and the written portion of that assessment on June 3rd. While these are not tests that require studying, we ask that students arrive to school on time having had a good night’s rest, ready to do their best work.
As we move into warmer weather, I would like to remind families to provide students with water bottles that may be refilled in school. Light, loose fitting clothing helps to keep students cool. Sandals are fine, but should have an ankle strap. Flip flops are dangerous on the playground, and we want to keep everyone safe.
VCE students will also be participating in a number of assemblies and field trips. Teachers will provide additional details.
Kindergarten- Alice Leon song writing and video workshops during the first week in May. On June 9th, Kindergarten students will visit the Bergen County Zoo.
Grade 1- - Alice Leon song writing and video workshops during the first week in May, and a field trip to the Maritime Museum on June 4th
Grade 2- As part of the second grade art curriculum, students will be visiting Hopper House here in Nyack to learn more about this world famous artist who made Nyack his home. On June 5th second graders will be visiting Boulder Stadium
Grade 3- On May 9th & 10th third grade classes will be taking a trip to the Aviation Museum, and on May 28th they will be taking a trip to the Wildlife Conservation Center.
Grade 4- Chorus Day at the High school has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 9th, and the Liberty Science Center trip will take place on May 16th.
Grade 5- The fifth grade trip to Sturbridge Village will take place on June 6th. BRIDGES will take place on June 11th at the Middle School, and the fifth grade picnic is scheduled for June 17th (Rain date June 19)
May 21st- Grade 3 Recorder Concert
June 6th- Grade 1-2 concert at 9:30 am
June 13th- Grade 4-5 Spring Concert 7:00 pm at the High School
May 4th- VCE 5th Grade Car Wash
May 10th- VCE Talent Show 7:00 pm
June 8th- VCE Color Run 9:00 am
June 14th- School Spirit Day. Dress is red and black
June 17-19- PTA Used Book Fair
June 18- Kindergarten Moving Up ceremony at 9:30 am
June 21- Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony 9:30 am
Thank you for sharing your children with us each day. They make our school a very special place.
Gina Cappiello, Principal
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BOE Meeting 7:30 PMNyack Public Schools
2019/20 School Budget Vote & Trustee Election
Polls are open 7am-9pmNyack Public Schools
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
Need to Know
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.
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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
Debbie Coyne - Co President (914) 522-1690 Email: Coyned73@gmail.com
Shannon Bender - Co President (845) 548-1673 Email: Slbender3@aol.com
Steve Leiser - Vice President (267) 617-7321 Email: Stevenleiser@gmail.com
Christine Edmonds - Recording Secretary (845) 548-7176 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Devon Cooney - Corresponding Secretary (613) 431-2024 Email: Dcurryot@yahoo.com
Kyle Edmonds - Treasurer (908) 447-5616 Email: Kedmonds74@hotmail.com