A.C.E.S The Legacy Continues!– All Children Exercising Simultaneously was celebrated again this year on May 1, 2013 marking its 25th anniversary at Valley View School and at schools throughout the States and around the globe. This milestone for Mr. Len Saunders, Valley View physical education teacher and originator of A.C.E.S., represents a ¼ century of dedication to children’s health and fitness. Mr. Saunders was presented with a commemorative plaque by our Superintendent, Dr. Paul Fried. Congratulations to Mr. Saunders, an extraordinary teacher and champion of children!
After two straight years of rain on Project ACES Day, we finally had some nice weather on May 1 for the children to participate in our annual ACES event. At 2PM, the entire student body went outside to exercise, as children all around the world also participated, including students from all 50 states. This is the 25th year Valley View has participated in Project ACES under the direction of our Physical Education Teacher, Mr. Saunders. Kudos to the students and staff of Valley View for participating in this world wide event. Below is an image of Dr. Kennedy presenting Mr. Saunders a 25th anniversary Project ACES cake.
Our students were treated to a wonderful assembly this April in honor of Earth Day entitled Bash the Trash. The performers talked the students about the importance of recycling and how we can use various items considered as trash to create musical instruments.
Valley View students and families raised $12,261 in the St. Jude's Children's Hospital Mathathon! Valley View School is ranked 4th in the entire United States according to St. Jude's for the amount of money raised for children in medical need. It takes $1.8 million per day to run the hospital. Mr. Keith Spector, our Guidance Counselor and Mathathon organizer, has been invited to visit the hospital this summer during their Volunteer Appreciation Day. Kudos to Valley View children and families and Mr. Spector for generously giving their time and money to this wonderful institution and the children it serves!
Valley View's Guidance Counselor, Mr. Keith Spector, has arranged for 81 Valley View parents and children to see the NJ Devils take on the NY Islanders on April 1st. This outing has become an annual event for our families and much appreciation is extended to our guidance counselor for making it happen!
Teachers enjoy exploring iPad applications during a Valley View Book Club meeting. Teachers meet monthly to share best practices for differentiating instruction and engaging students in more rigorous learning activities.
Captain Troy and Mr. Harry smile for the camera in front of Mrs. Handschuch’s preschoolers’ shamrocks and pots of gold. Captain Troy Oswald of the Patterson Police Department made his annual St. Patrick’s Day visit to Valley View School. Students and staff gleefully lined the hallways and enjoyed a mini parade led by our Grand Marshall, Mr. Harry. Captain Troy played a number of Irish tunes and also spoke to our children about the history of the bag pipe and his uniform. Captain Troy is a former Valley View parent whose son Shane attended Valley View’s preschool.