Message from the Principal: Mrs. Gina Cappiello

Dear VCE Families,

As we move into the month of November, there are a number of events we would like to share with our VCE families.

Please mark your calendars for the morning of November 16th. In recognition of American Education Week, families will be invited into all district schools on that day at various times. In order to maintain the integrity of our instructional day, grade level visits will be 45 minutes in length. A schedule will be sent home during the second week of November. We look forward to sharing part of our instructional day with our families.

As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, we provide opportunities for our students and families to give to others in our school and local community. This year VCE students will be able to participate in a food drive sponsored by our teaching assistants, as well as a sock and glove drive sponsored by our Family Resource Center. The food drive will run through November 14th. Students may drop off non-perishable goods during Morning Program.

This year, instead of a pajama drive, we will be collecting new children’s socks and gloves. This drive will run from November 28th through December 14th. Again, students may drop off items during Morning Program.

Finally, I would like to remind everyone that schools will be closed on November 6th for Election Day and on Monday, November 12th for Veterans Day. On November 21st, the day before Thanksgiving, elementary schools will dismiss at 11:45 am. Students should be sent in with a note if there will be changes in normal dismissal arrangements. These notes are important and will prevent us from disrupting instruction by calling the classroom each time there is a dismissal change that is phoned in to the main office.

As we have done in previous years, November 21st will also be pajama day at VCE. Students are encouraged to wear their pajamas to school that day. Please have children wear sneakers or shoes rather than slippers for safety reasons. For safe keeping, stuffed animals should be kept at home as well.

On behalf of the entire staff, we are thankful for our VCE families. We are grateful that you share your children with us each day.

Wishing all of our extended VCE family a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!


Mrs. Gina Cappiello, Principal


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