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Principal's News

December 1, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

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. 

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.  Please also be reminded of arrival and pick-up procedures for safety.  All parents must bring children into the building during drop off unless a staff member is on duty.  We have continued to monitor the student drop off area and appreciate those who have assisted us in making the area safer. 

During the month of December, our character message will be “kindness”.  We will be talking about this topic in the classroom and ask that you do so at home.  As we move on together into the New Year let us continue to strive for collaboration and communication.  Together we are better!  Your suggestions and concerns are always welcome and we encourage you to get involved with your child’s education.  You may volunteer during our events, help in the classroom or during a PTA event.  We are excited to continue to maintain a wonderful partnership. 

Seasons Greetings to all!

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, your shout-out should be emailed 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 all shout-out emails will be posted in the newsletter each month.  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.  
The deadline for November-December shout-outs will be Monday, December 18th, 2017.


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