Message from the Principal: Mrs. Gina Cappiello

 Dear VCE Families,

As we make our way into spring after what felt like a very long an cold winter, there are many events coming up at VCE.

New York State Testing begins on April 2nd and 3rd with students in grades 3-5 taking the ELA assessment. The Math assessments will be administered on May 1st and 2nd. In addition, 4th grade students will take the grade 4 science assessment which has both a performance and a written test and will be administered in late May and early June.

  • The opening of the VCE art exhibit will take place on April 2nd at 5:30 pm at the Administration Building. We hope you will come by to support our student artists and the wonderful work they have been doing with their teacher, Mr. Milillo.
  • Many grades are scheduling field trips in April and May, so please expect those field trip permission forms to be coming home for signatures.
  • Our April spirit day will be held on April 12th. It’s crazy hat and hair day!
  • The PTA will be sponsoring their annual Touch-A-Truck event from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on April 13th here at VCE. It’s a great opportunity for children of all ages to climb on board and explore many trucks and vehicles including fire trucks, ambulances, and larger construction vehicles.
  • Our spring Parent-Teacher conferences will take place as follows. Teachers will be in touch with families to set up appointments. To make sure that you have the time you need for your conference, we ask that you arrive on time. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please give us a call so that we may make the necessary adjustments.
  • Tuesday, April 16th, and Thursday, April 18th- Early dismissal for students at 11:45 am. Conferences will be held in the afternoons. If your child’s regular dismissal plans will change, please be sure to send in a note indicating the change.
  • Wednesday, April 17th- Evening Conferences- regular school hours apply
  • Spring Recess begins on Friday, April 19th, and school reopens on Monday, April 29th.

We thank you for attending our many school events and for being a part of our VCE family. Your participation adds to what makes our school so special! Thank you for sharing your children with us every day.


Mrs. Gina Cappiello, Principal

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