Announcements

  • A letter from our Superintendent of Schools was sent to District parents/guardians and staff in response to the Parkland, Fla. tragedy

    The letter, in English and Spanish, is attached to this announcement.

    Si ou bezwen enfòmasyon tradui an kreyòl,rele Jocelyne Abraham nan 353-7044.

    Si le hace falta información traducida en español, llame a Yesenia Polanco 353-7042.

     

    Communications
  • A Letter from the Superintendent was emailed to parents/guardians RE: students' use of District-approved internet applications and webtools

    Nyack Public Schools utilizes certain internet-based applications (commonly referred to as "apps") and webtools to provide effective educational resources for students.  A list of District-approved apps and webtools, with the privacy policy for each, can be found on the District website  under Parent Resources > Bill of Rights > Information Regarding Other Applications & Webtools. 

    Please note that this listing will be updated throughout the year as apps and webtools are added or deleted, with District approval.

    The letter is attached here for your convenience in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.

    Communications
  • A District letter has been sent to Parents/Guardians with reminders and recommendations regarding the Flu Season

    Please see the attached letter from Leo Macias, Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, sent on Feb. 1st, 2018.

    Thank you for your attention to this important information.

    Communications
  • Summer Reading Packets

    Valley Cottage School
  • Nyack Schools Launch a NEW early childhood literacy program to help babies learn and thrive in the first 3 years of life.

    The NYACK BASICS launched on January 8th, 2018.  Over 150 school community leaders, early childhood educators and county service providers joined together in Hilltop Auditorium to kick off this new initiative lead by Superintendent James Montesano and Assistant Superintendent Winsome Gregory. 

    The District welcomed Chancellor Betty Rosa, Regent Judy Johnson and Regent Luis Reyes from the NY State Department of Ed for a tour of the schools.  Founder of The Boston Basics and Harvard Economist Ron Ferguson lead the the day as keynote speaker. The District plans to implement The Nyack Basics and support a community-lead campaign to help ensure that all children read by the third grade.

    Communications
  • Visit "Need to Know" for "Spirit Day" information.

    Valley Cottage School
  • Please take note of the FERPA form that was sent out to all District families in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole

    Communications

Spotlight on FRC Programs

Announcements: YOUR CHILD MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH! If so, you must fill out and submit an application immediately, even if your child received free lunch last year. If you need an application or help filling one out, please call 845-353-7291.

  • Holiday Giving 2017

    In an effort to help make the holidays special for our more vulnerable families, the FRC will be collecting monetary donations in the way of cash or checks made out the Valley Cottage PTA to pay for Shop Rite Gift cards until December 19th.  Shop Rite gift cards themselves are also welcome.

    Valley Cottage Family Resource Center
  • WELCOME! BIENVENIDOS! BIENVENUE!

    The Family Resource Center (FRC) is here for ALL families.  Please stop by or call if you have any questions or concerns: 845-353-7291

    Valley Cottage Family Resource Center
  • NEW Girl's Circle for 5th grade starting Wednesday, October 4th!

    GIRL'S CIRCLE is a FREE, nationally-recognized program that promotes strength and resilience in girls and young women.  To sign your daughter up, contact Miss Julie (FRC) at 845-353-7291 or jkassel@nyackschools.org.  

    Valley Cottage Family Resource Center
  • Your Child May Be Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch!

    If so, you must fill out and submit an application immediately, even if your child received free lunch last year.  Just call or stop by for assistance.

    Valley Cottage Family Resource Center

CONTACT US:

Julie Kassel, Coordinator

Speaks Some Spanish

Phone: (845) 353-7291

e-mail: jkassel@nyackschools.org

Hours: Mon-Fri.: 9 - 3pm

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

WELCOME TO THE VCE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Please feel free to call the Family Resource Center if you have any questions, concerns or would like community resource information.

Parent involvement in school has been shown to be an important factor in academic success.  The Valley Cottage Elementary School Family Resource Center offers many programs and services for children and families.  We invite you to stop in anytime!

  • Preschool Story Hours
  • Free Books
  • 5th grade Girl's Circle/Boy's Council
  • Parenting workshops
  • Give and Take Books
  • Family Fun evening programs
  • Drop in Support
  • Connections to school and community resources
  • Health and Wellness programs and information
  • Kindergarten readiness programs

 

 

Donation Station

DONATION STATION is a service provided by all Nyack Family Resource Centers to help families with specific items in times of great need or crisis.  For example: school supplies, clothing, book bags, and furniture.  

This project is aimed at matching specific needs anonymously.

The way it works is this: when the Family Resource Center hears about a child or family needing something, it will send out an email to all parents who have volunteered to be on this list. Whoever has the needed item, will hit “reply all” and let everyone know that they’ve got it covered and bring in the item to the Center.

Please feel free to contact the Center if you either need donations or if you would like to be on the list. Please email me at  jkassel@nyackschools.org

Julie Kassel:  Coordinator  - Telephone  (845) 353-7291
email: - jkassel@nyackschools.org

Estación de Donación
El objeto de este proyecto es para ayudar las familias con necesidades específicas - de una forma anónima.

La forma en que funciona es así: cuando el centro de recursos de la familia oye acerca de un niño o una familia que necesitan de algo, se envía un mensaje de correo electrónico a todos los padres que han ofrecido estar en la lista. Quien tiene el elemento necesario, golpea "responder a todos" y así todos saben que estar solucionado.

No dude en ponerse en contacto con el centro si usted necesita donaciones o  si le gustaría estar en la lista por favor, enviarme un correo electrónico a  jkassel@nyackschools.org

 Julie Kassel - Coordinadora Telefono - (845) 353-7291

 

How FRCs Help Families

We provide: 

  • Advocacy and Support
  • Information about community resources including summer camps, support groups, health insurance, and much more.
  • Translation services
  • Free books, available at all times outside FRC.
  • Informal Drop-in time for parents and children
  • Info and Referral

How Families Help Families

Some of the ways you can help:

  • At the beginning of the school year, purchase an extra backpack and school supplies for a student in need.
  • Holidays: Instead of giving baskets of canned foods, our goal is to give families the opportunity to make their own food choices.  To this end, we collect monetary donations in lieu of food.  The donations will be used to purchase supermarket gift cards.
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