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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Principal's News


February 1, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians & Students,

The weather is so unpredictable outdoors but inside Van Cortlandtville the sun shines brighter each day.  Student achievement continues to blossom!

This month the character theme is “Fair Play, always play by the rules.”   We will discuss our PBIS topic in classes and throughout the building all month. 

In the beginning of the month we will also begin to welcome our incoming kindergarteners during our registration process.  Packets are available at the school or on-line.  In order to register, the packets must be completed and include all documentation that is requested.

Please note that registration has changed this year and the schedule is as follows:

  • February 6th, 7th and 8th from 9:00-12:00 noon @ VCES
  • February 9th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. @ VCES

As we continue our Celebration of Culture, Kindness and Tolerance we hope our students take away a powerful message and have shared it with you at home.  We will continue to respect and celebrate diversity at Van Cort each day!  I hope to see you at our first PTA sponsored Multicultural Evening, which will take place on February 24th!

 As always please drop by or call if you have any questions or feedback.



Jacqueline Woodruff



We are very excited to continue with the “Van Cort Celebrates Community” initiative.  This enables anyone to give a shout-out for a special Van Cort adult community member who has gone above and beyond.  All requests must please come from adults.  This is similar to how we celebrate our students at our Character Education assemblies and in our quarterly newsletters.  The shout-outs will be posted on our Facebook page on a monthly basis. 

Every month, you should email your shout-out(s) to  In the subject line please write “VC Community Shout-out”.  You will need to enter the name of the person receiving the shout-out and why they deserve this honor.  All shout-outs will be reviewed for approval by Principal Woodruff.  The deadline for February shout-outs will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  Sorry, but any emails received after the deadline will not get the chance to be posted until the following month.

The success of “Van Cort Celebrates Community” on your Facebook page depends on you.  


Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School on February 6th, 7th and 8th 2017 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and February 9th   from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School.  Any child, who will be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2017, will be eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2017.

If you have a child or know of a friend or neighbor who has a child eligible for kindergarten and you have not done so already, please tell them to call the Van Cortlandtville Elementary School Main Office (914-528-1354) as soon as possible.  We will send the parents/guardian the necessary registration packet by mail or they may make an appointment to pick it up at school if they prefer.  We are also pleased to let you know that the packet is available on the Lakeland Central School District’s webpage, where you may print it out and complete it at your convenience.  Finally, please note that the parent/guardian of the child MUST come in personally to register their child on the days listed above.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Jacqueline Woodruff, Principal

Jessica DiPietro, Assistant Principal




Child’s Name: _______________________ DOB: ______________

Parent/Guardian’s Name: _________________________________

Phone: _______________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________

E-Mail: ________________________________________________

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