Message from the Principal: Mrs. Gina Cappiello

October 2018

Dear VCE Families,

We have had a wonderful first month of school. I want to thank all of the families who were able to attend Back-to-School Night last week. It was also so nice to see so many parents at our first PTA meeting. I’d like to send a special shout out to the families of our kindergarten students who came out for the Kindergarten Ice Cream Social and our first PTA meeting.

We started off this year with the children discussing what it means to be a STAR student and also how good it feels to go above and beyond for others… to be someone’s everyday hero. We speak about how a simple “hello”, a smile and a wave can brighten someone’s day. Please take some time to engage your children in this discussion at home, for when our children see us working as a team we are the best models of collaboration and cooperation.

I also want to thank our families for their patience and kindness to others during car drop off and pick up. It is through your help that we are able to move the line along and keep everyone safe. I also want to remind families of the importance of writing a note to the teacher in the event that your child’s normal dismissal plans should change. For safety reasons, we cannot go on a child’s word that they have permission to change dismissal plans.

Finally, in response to a number of inquiries regarding Halloween, this is one of our Spirit Days. Students are encouraged to wear orange and black to school on October 31st, however they are not permitted to wear costumes to school. We do hope that our VCE families will dress up and attend our PTA sponsored Trunk or Treat event which will be held in our parking lot on Saturday, October 20th. You will be hearing more about this in the coming weeks.

On behalf of the entire staff, we thank you for sharing your children with us each day.


Mrs. Gina Cappiello,


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