Principal's Corner


    Welcome back everyone and Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a wonderful break and had the opportunity to enjoy some time with their family and friends.   

    Your children continued to work very hard leading up to the break and we ended with some cheer and fun opportunities before the holiday break.  In December, the VES Handchime Choir had a few performances.  Below you will find a picture of the choir performing at Crossgates Mall.  They did an incredible job as always.  Great work everyone!! 

    The Kindergarten students put on another great show for their families with the Kindergarten Holiday Concert.  They had a follow up performance for the whole school on December 21st, and it ended with a few songs where the whole school performed together.  Look for some of the videos on the website in January.  

    Our strongest spellers in grades 4 & 5 will represent VES at our District Wide Spelling Bee on January 8th at 12:15 pm in the Lydia C. Tobler Performing Arts Center at the High School.  Below you will find a list of participants for this year. 

    5th Grade: 

    Dominic Tillou, Miya Peason, Katharine Stapf, Riley Eckels, Joseph Viscio and Alexandra Golden. 

    Alternates for 5th grade: 

    Chryceis Hollars, Lily Nopper-Shatraw and Wynn Wikstrom. 

    4th Grade:

    Gwen Davis, Elise Rodriguez, Cailyn Deeb, Benjamin Purington, Samuel Willoughby, Paige Huntsman, Nora Reilly and Claire Hotaling. 

    Alternates for 4th Grade:

    Jack Fitzgerald, Talia Marshall, Timothy Martin and Tierney Audi. 

    Please be sure to wish them luck!! 

    Our fifth grade winter concert will take place on  Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m.  Thanks to the direction of Dr. Morgan and Mrs. Beauregard, all of our students will have the opportunity to hear the concert line up of our chorus and band at our in school assembly on January 16th.  Our students have been working hard all year and we look forward to the concert. 

    We look forward to another great year at VES.  Thank you for all that you do to support your children and our school.   VES is an amazing place to be.  See you soon. 

    As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.  

    Jeffrey P. Vivenzio