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Principal's News

June 1, 2018

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

It is hard to believe the year has come to an end.  We have so many wonderful things to be proud of again this year!

It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with the PTA and the school community this year.  So many wonderful accomplishments have come to fruition!  Our teamwork, persistence, communication and collaboration have brought many positive experiences for our children.  We look forward to our planning for the upcoming year with our new Board friends.  We would like to extend a special thank you to Carole Henkin for her years of service.  We will miss your family at VC!

We will close out the year with some fun when we celebrate the Grades K-5 Fun & Fitness Day on June 8th.  We will hope for some sun, but if it rains this event will take place on June 11th

We would like to recognize our fifth graders who are moving up to Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School and salute all their hard work at Van Cort!  Each student has completed their individual goals and will move on to challenge their knowledge.  The fifth grade will have their Moving Up Ceremony on Monday, June 18th starting at 9 a.m.  Parents and guests are invited to join in the ceremony. Invitations will be sent shortly so please keep an eye out for it.

We would also like to recognize all of our students for completing another ROCKIN’ year at Van Cort!  We look forward to seeing each of you in September.  We encourage you to read this summer and complete your summer packets to get your ROCKS tickets.  Have a safe and wonderful summer!


Jacqueline M. 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 June shout-outs will be Friday, June 15, 2018.


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