Message from the Principal:
Dear Valley Cottage Families,
As we begin our 2019-2020 school year, I would like to express how honored I am to be the Principal of this wonderful school. I look forward to working with you to help make this year and the many years to come, a positive experience for our children. Here at Valley Cottage Elementary we are committed to providing an excellent education and a nurturing environment for students to learn and grow. We truly have the privilege of preparing our leaders for tomorrow.
As we prepare for the upcoming school year, please know that my door is always open. I strongly believe that it will take all of us - parents, guardians, faculty and staff - working together to provide the supportive environment that our children need to reach their fullest potential.
It is with great love and enthusiasm that I embark upon this journey with you. Please feel free to contact the main office or email me should you have any questions or concerns.
With that, I anxiously anticipate the fall, for the opportunity to get to know you all.
Valley Cottage Elementary School
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SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR INDIGINOUS PEOPLE'S DAYNyack Public Schools
Schools Closed, Indigenous Peoples' Day (Columbus Day)Valley Cottage School
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B dayValley Cottage School
School Bd Mtg H 7:30Valley Cottage School
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.
We're here for you!
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