Message from the Principal: Mrs. Gina Cappiello

Dear VCE Families,

This year has flown by. It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is just around the corner. As students and families reflect on a year of learning and special events, we hope that our children have wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

Students are looking forward to summer and to beginning a new journey in September. As our fifth graders get ready for Middle School, we are preparing for a new class of kindergarten students. If you have a child who will reach the age of five before December 1st and have not yet registered that child for kindergarten, please visit the district’s web site  to begin the registration process.

Summer should be a time for rest, relaxation and reading! Please take time to read with your child this summer. Studies show that reading during the summer helps to keep skills sharp and reduces the likelihood of “summer slide” (the loss of reading progress made during the year).

Students will receive their final report cards on the last day of school. Please mark your calendars for the dismissal times for elementary students on the last three days of school, and send in a note to your child’s teacher if you are making any changes to regular dismissal plans.

  •  Wednesday, June 20th- 11:45 am
  • Thursday, June 21st- 11:45 am
  • Friday, June 22nd- 10:00 am

Families will be notified of bus information and class placements for the 2018-2019 school year during the third week in August.  Grade level supply lists are posted on the VCE web page Simply scroll down to the quick links box where you will find a link titled “School Supplies”.

Finally, there will also be a number of changes in our immediate VCE family next year. As many of you may already know, Mrs. Colucci, Mrs. Lima and Mrs. Marino will be retiring this year, as will Mrs. Julie Kassel from our Family Resource Center. Over many years, they have positively influenced the lives of thousands of children and families. While it is difficult to think of our school without them, we wish them all the best as they leave VCE. They will always be part of our VCE family!

Best wishes for a wonderful summer!


Mrs. Gina Cappiello, Principal


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