Valley View PTA Author Day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 8. Our visiting author, Patricia Polacco, is the one of the most beloved children’s authors of all time. The Keeping Quilt, Chicken Sunday, and Babushka’s Doll are just a few of her works that you may recognize. She has published over fifty-three children’s picture books as well as 24 special projects, such as anthologies, textbooks, and magazine features since beginning her writing career over twenty-five years ago.
In late February, the students were treated to an amazing assembly called 'Mad Science.' They were entertained and educated with some cool science experiments that really captured the kids imaginations. Thank you to the PTA for providing this great show.
Congratulations to Mrs. W (along with many other staff members who assisted with the show) and the students who performed a great Winter Concert for the parents and school. Everyone really enjoyed all the music, singing and dancing. Listen to the sounds of the show by clicking the little arrow on the music bar below (on the left hand side of the music bar). Enjoy.....
Sheila Frye, Valley View’s Reading Specialist, successfully defended her Doctoral Dissertation on November 21 at Rutgers University. The title of the Dissertation is “The Implications of Interactive eBooks on Reading Comprehension.” We are so proud of Dr. Frye!
On Monday, October 14, 2013 Christina Thompson, Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2013 (see above image), spoke to Valley View’s fourth and fifth grade girls about self-respect, standing up to bullies, being kind to one another and striving to reach personal goals. Students had an opportunity to ask questions and take a photo with Miss Thompson. Students also received a personalized autographed photo of Miss New Jersey Teen USA. This visit was arranged by Mr. Keith Spector, Valley View’s Guidance Counselor and Anti-Bullying Specialist.
On Friday, October 11, all grades watched an anti-bullying assembly (see above image) that sent a strong message while filled with audience participation and lots of magic, a strong. All of the children seemed to enjoy the assembly while learning the importance of respect and kindness to others.