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)

Upcoming Concerts:

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

Other Events:

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.

Warm regards,

Gina Cappiello, Principal


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