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Principals December 2021 Newsletter

December is here and the weather is changing. Before you know it the New Year will also be upon us. The one constant is that students are continuing to work hard to meet their goals. 
As we move on together into the New Year let's focus on the school as a community. Your suggestions and concerns are always welcome and we encourage you to get involved with your child’s education.
The staff at Van Cortlandtville would like to kindly remind parents to make sure students come to school prepared to go outside for recess. They must bring a coat, as the days grow colder.
We would like to thank the PTA for a wonderful first half of the year! Our continued support of one another makes us VC STRONG!

Please remember any change of address, contact information needs to be updated with the office. Please be sure to update the administration of any change in custody or guardianship, so we are effectively working with our families. 

Please remember to follow careful driving and parking procedures in our school lot. There is much activity – especially at drop-off and dismissal. It is important to help ensure our students are safe. Thank you for following the appropriate traffic patterns in the AM and PM.
Drop off for our K-5 students starts at 8:05 AM unless they are signed up and attending Children Center before school program or an approved before school VCES program. 

Thursday, December 8th is our Winter Concert. Students in the chorus from Grades 4 & 5 generally perform a Choral Concert. This year due to space and COVID guidelines we will have two programs. Look for details and tickets arriving soon.

Van Cort students continue to practice ROCKIN in all areas of the building! Students have been earning acknowledgments as they meet expectations in all areas of our school. December is Kindness Month. We will be talking about this topic in the classroom and ask that you do so at home. Wear Blue for Kindness or a winter Season Sweater on December 22nd.

In December there are many activities around Winter Wonderland themes.
·        12/1 Photo Retakes
·        12/8 Winter Concert
·        12/9 BOE LTES
·        12/10 Family Winter Wonderland 5-8 pm
·        Week of 12/13 Read-a-thon
·        12/13 - 12/16 -Peppermint Run
·        12/17 Dress-up as your favorite StoryBook Character
·        12/23 -1/2 Winter Recess