Valley View’s Mock Trial club was recently notified that it had won an award in this year's statewide contest. The club creates and writes an original trial based on legal issues that interest the group. The completed trial is sent to the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Law Fair contest; a contest designed to generate interest in legal careers. Our club received the Honorable Mention award for our trial, The Case of the Downed Drone. The club will travel to New Brunswick in May to perform the trial at the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Headquarters. We are so proud of the hard work of these students!
On Friday, March 17, Award winning composer Brent Daniels returned to Valley View to perform his Music Technology Assembly. He uses a digital sampling keyboard, high energy music, and audience participation. Brent stresses to the students the importance of education, study habits and positive decision making are for success in life and any career. Thank you once again to our wonderful PTA for sponsoring this event.
Congratuations to our very own Mr. Kamara Johnson, who became an American citizen in March. We are so proud of you!
Please watch our video (above) about Valley View's involvement with St. Jude Children's Medical Research Center. Valley View is very proud to have such a powerful relationship with this organization. Over the years, Valley View has raised over $122,000 for this wonderful cause. We hope you enjoy the presentation by our 5th graders.
March 2 was Read Across America Day. Valley View students literally had their heads in their books! At 2PM, the entire student body sat in the hallways of the school and read for 15 minutes.
The second graders (pictured above) had a blast celebrating the 102nd Day of school!
On Friday, February 3rd, award winning performer David Jack came to Valley View to present the assembly BOT-The Secret World of Robots. Both the students and teachers enjoyed this high energy assembly which covered topics such as: What is a Robot? How robots are used by police, military, and NASA and Drones and how they impact our world.
On Wednesday, February 1st students celebrated Tablecloth Kindness! Valley View's 4th Grade Leadership Team came up with an idea to bring a little positive cheer while eating lunch. Students walked into the lunchroom to find their table covered with colored paper, table decorations, and a bin full of crayons and colored pencils. They were asked to either write or draw a friendly expression/message or picture directed at the next group coming in for lunch. The response was overwhelmingly positive.
Please enjoy a video from our 5th graders which teaches respect, tolerance and understanding of all cultures during the holiday season. The video above is called, Holidays Around the World.
Lauren Beiermeister, Valley View Alumna and member of Girl Scouts Troop 80080 of Northern New Jersey, recently completed the fourth level of Girl Scouts that included earning her Silver Award. To earn a Silver Award, a scout must make a contribution to better her local community. Lauren decided to promote patriotism by painting recycled pallets as American flags and asking local schools, VFWs and American Legions if they would be interested in having one to display. We are so flattered that Lauren offered to create one for Valley View! This beautiful flag pallet graces the front of our school reminding our students to respect their flag and country. Congratulations Lauren on your achievements and for giving us such a beautiful reminder of what it means to care so much about your community and country!
The students at Valley View were treated to a wonderful assembly about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 20, 2017. Mr. Charles Murray came to the school with an amazing and meaningful presentation. Thank you Mr. Murray and our PTA for providing this educational opportunity to our students. Note: We are trying out Teachertube instead of Youtube for some of our videos. Some videos may take longer to go live....
The Valley View Winter concert was a big hit. The students and parents were treated to a wonderful show with singing and instruments. Thank you to Mrs. Wilczynski, Mrs. Scharf, and Mr. Ketay for doing such a wonderful job! The picture above is the 5th grade chorus performing.
Congratulations to Mrs. Otte and Mr. Spector, our Valley View teachers of the year. We are so proud of you both! Pictured from left to right in the bottom picture are: Mrs. Scheckman, Dr. Shorter, Mr. Spector, Dr. Rovtar, Mrs. Otte and Dr. Kennedy.
The front entrance of Valley View look beautiful all decorated for the holidays. There are a total of five holidays represented in the front lobby along with a little background of each tradition. Happy Holidays.
SEASON'S GREETINGS HOLIDAY VIDEO CARD (click small white triangle above) - From our Valley View Family to your family.....a very happy holiday to all and a happy and healthy new year!
Panda Pride In Action: Valley View's 2016 Red Ribbon Poster Contest winners (above) and art teacher Ms. Lauren Rittenhouse.
Mr. Larkin received a letter from the Interfaith Food Pantry thanking Valley View’s for our donation of 667 Pounds of Food!!!! Congratulations to John Larkin, 4 time NYC Marathon Runner, and Sandy Faranda, 1 time NYC Marathon Runner, and our generous students and families who accepted Valley View’s annual 26.2 Miles for 26 Days of Giving Challenge to benefit the Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry. 667 POUNDS of non-perishable food items were picked up on Monday, November 7 by Mr. Ken of the Interfaith Food Pantry who is pictured on Valley View’s website with John Larkin and Sandra Faranda. Thank you to all of our families, students, and staff for thinking of others during this month of Thanksgiving! Dr. Patricia Kennedy. Principal
Check out Valley View's first newscast of the year (above) on the topic of health and fitness. Thank you to our fantastic four students in the fifth grade for being great role models and discussing the importance of a healthy lifestyle! We hope you enjoy our show.
Valley View Gives Back.....The following children and staff (above) participated in the Montville Education Foundation Fundraiser on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Hanover Manor.
Once again, thank you to our wonderful PTA for providing a very meaningful Anti-Bullying / Making Good Choices assembly in October. Watch a short message in the video above.
The children had a blast in the Valley View Fun Run, which was our first fundraiser of the year. All the staff and students recevied T shirts compliments of our wonderful PTA.
The Valley View Fun Run was a huge success. Pictured above is our special guest, Dr. Rovtar, Sam (from Boosterthon), PTA President Mrs. Vicari, and Dr. Kennedy.
On September 30, 2016, Valley View participated in their first Fun Run Fundraiser. The poor weather did not hold back the children. Thank you to the PTA for organizing this wonderful and fun event. The PTA was running live feeds to the Facebook page for the entire event. The video above was taken from the PTA live feed.
On September 22, as part of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the Valley View 5th graders particpated in the annual Exercise US event where children in the United States exercised for continueous hours.
The Panda Pride Fun Run is kicking off very soon! It’s a 2-week program that starts with a Pep Rally and ends with the big Fun Run event. This year, we’re raising funds for Air Conditioning, and we need your help! We’ve asked the experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make our fundraiser easier, more profitable, and more fun. Thank you for supporting Valley View Elementary! Watch a video about the fun run by clicking here. Learn more about Boosterthan by clicking here. In addition to the Fun Run, our students will be learning about this year’s character theme…BACKYARD BOX OFFICE! It’s a movie theme all about making a difference by getting into character. From inventors, to world-class speakers, to business owners, to world-record holders, students will learn step-by-step how to make a difference in their community from five REAL life kids dedicated to making people’s lives better. For more on Backyard Box Office, check out this short but epic trailer!
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Staff - Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful first day at Valley View. The children are excited to be back and were very welcoming to all of our new students. Thank you for all of your efforts in getting the children ready for and through the BIG DAY! Looking forward to a fantastic year! Dr. Patricia Kennedy, Principal
Check out Valley View's second news broadcast (above) entitled, "It's Raining Respect" which is part of our character education initiative at the school. The video stars some of our 4th grade students who worked with Dr. Kennedy, Mr. Spector and Mr. Saunders on the project. Enjoy.....