Van Cortlandtville Elementary School

Principal's News

Principal Shannon O'Grady
A Note From Principal O’Grady
100 Days. 100 days of learning. 100 days of community. 100 days of joy. 
The school year is more than halfway complete. We have learned so much. As we celebrate Black History Month, I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes. The great Dr. Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

We here at Van Cort want your children to feel included and engaged. This week our incredible physical education staff organized athletic stations
related to notable Black Americans. They even created a dry “swimming station” in honor of Simone Manuel. How creative and engaging!
The monthly grade level newsletters are now posted on the Van Cortlandtville School Website under Academics. Please select your child's grade at the beginning of the month to find out what's happening for the month.
When we return from our mid-winter break, we will begin our One School, One Book program. It’s yet another opportunity for us to connect as an inclusive, engaging, joyful learning community!
Have a great break!

Click here for the Full Version of the Mid-Month Hurrah - February 2023