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Multicultural Night Event

Friday, February 23
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 1
Board of Education
Administration Bldg
7:00 pm

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February 21, 2018

Letter Days: 

  • Monday, February 19 - Schools Closed for Presidents' Day Weekend
  • Tuesday, February 20 - Schools Closed for Presidents' Day Weekend
  • Wednesday, February 21 is an A day.
  • Thursday, February 22 is a B day.
  • Friday, February 23 is a C day.
  • View the VCES Monthly Calendar of Events
February 18, 2018
I know that our parents, students, and staff are shaken by the tragic events that took place in Parkland, Florida this week. Every time a school tragedy takes place, all involved in working with children are affected. While the media may soon move on to other stories, the details and images stay.  complete article

The Board of Education will hold a budget meetings/work sessions on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Administration Building. Topics include: Instructional, BOCES and Special Education budgets. complete article

Kindergarten and UPK (Universal Pre-Kindergarten) registration have been extended to Thursday, March 1 by appointment only. Please contact your child’s school to make an appointment. The registration packet and a list of required documentation are available at the individual school buildings or on the Lakeland website. All required documents are necessary to register your child.  Go to School Contact Information.
Visit one of four Cortlandt libraries (John C. Hart Memorial, Hendrick Hudson Free, Field and Croton Free) and get a library card.  You will have free access to museum passes, eBooks and eAudiobooks, WiFi, public computers, printing and copying services, over four millioin books, movies, CDs and magazines.  Library contact information

Friday, FEBRUARY 23, 2018
(Snow Date, March 2, 2018)
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

(Entrance Main Lobby - Exit Large Gym Doors) 

Van Cortlandtville Elementary School PTA in collaboration with the Foreign Language and Culture Department and Music Department from Walter Panas High School and Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School will host an evening honoring various cultures within our community. Please join us to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism.  

Students, Families, and Faculty will represent the following cultures and/or countries:
African American, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador,  France, Germany, Georgia, Ghana,  Honduras,  Israel, Jamaica,  India, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco,  Puerto Rico,  Peru, Russia, Spain,  South Korea, Syria, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela and many others.

There will be Demonstrations, Musical Performances, Crafts, Food Tastings, Artifacts and more!  Under the guidance of the 2nd grade, 3rd grade and ASPIRE Faculty, cultural boxes and projects created by students will be on display  All are welcome for an interactive evening that will encompass a journey around the world complete with fun fact sheets stamped upon participating in each culture. There will be opportunities for a souvenir family photo and a selfie station to commemorate our international journey. This event is free for PTA Members, made possible by the VCES PTA. For Adults that are non-PTA members the entry fee is $2.00.

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