• msn From Dr. Kennedy.....Our physical education teacher Mr. "S" just had an article published on MSN entitled, "10 Tips for Reducing Childhood Obesity" where he gives tips to parents on healthy lifestyles.  You can check the article out on the MSN website.  Congratulations to Mr. Saunders!
     
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  • Mad Science
     
    This February , Brendan from Mad Science visited Valley View to present Spin, Pop, Boom! Spin, Pop, Boom is an introduction to chemistry and physics that presents a variety of principles including momentum, centripetal force and sound producing chemical reactions. Brendan's upbeat style entertained the children while they were learning. A good time was had by all! 
     
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  • bb The fifth graders are so excited about The Battle of the Books. This is a reading incentive program that our district uses to inspire fifth graders to read different genres of literature. This is a voluntary program but I am proud to say that 85% of our fifth graders are participating!!! The School Battle will be on March 6th at 9:00 in the gym. All parents and family are welcome.The District Battle will be on March 12th at Hilldale at 7:00. I hope that all family, friends  and classmates come to support our team. Go Valley View!!!
     
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  • Media At Valley View School the students in grades Pre-K-2nd grade will be starting the annual Reading Incentive Program in Media with Mrs. Jemas. This year our theme is "Smile About Reading." Each child must read or have read to them any books they choose that are age appropriate and on their reading level. The students will record their books on a reading log and volunteers will stamp a small smiley face on a big smiley face on the classroom door for every book read. The class that has read the most books will win an ice cream party!! We are encouraging everyone to start "Smiling" about all those great books they are going to read. The contest starts February 2nd and ends March 1st. Thank you for encouraging our children to read!
     
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  • mm Before winter break, Mrs. Matarazzo’s second graders studied friendly letters in Writing Workshop. One of the activities was for the student to write a letter to their favorite Disney character. Mrs. Matarazzo mailed the letters to Disney Headquarters and received responses from their favorite characters after the New Year! Mickey sent a special note thanking the children on behalf of all of the characters, and sent each child a special Disney post-card. :) As can be imagined, the class was SO excited and learned about the power of friendly letters!
     
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  • bFit  

    In January, Brian Richards visited Valley View to present the bFit Show.  Brian used comedy, magic, and tons of audience participation to get the students excited about being Fit! The topics of proper nutrition as well as exercise were both covered. Brian even had the students dancing and exercising and having fun! Although Brian's show uses a light-hearted approach, he still delivered a powerful and motivational message that kids in America need to hear! The show was enjoyed by both the students and teachers!
     
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  • toy
     
    Valley View School is pleased to announce our Educational Services Professional and Teacher of the Year - Dr. Sheila Frye – Educational Services Professional, Reading Specialist and Ms. Kimberly Gorman-Caravello – Teacher of the Year, Classroom Teacher.  These teachers have been selected based on their exemplary professionalism.  They are role models for their colleagues and give of their time and expertise to Valley View School.  We are proud to acknowledge them for their unwavering commitment to our students and families. Congratulations Dr. Frye and Ms. Gorman - Caravello!  Our Panda Pride is glowing :)
     
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    Dr. Kennedy and the staff at Valley View wish our community a very happy and healthy holiday season :)
     
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  •  Grade 3 BB
     
    Miss Falk and Mrs. Synhorst's third graders finished their "Stuck in a Snow Globe" writing project. Students wrote a short story about what they would do if they were stuck in a snow globe. Students finished their project by making their own snow globe. Come by room 7A to check out their projects!
     
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  • phone The Joan Ganz Cooney Center is a leader in research on technology, literacy, and children. They recently published a free resource called "Family Time with Apps", a great read.  Here's a write up from the center:  When we think of apps for kids, we often think of games for either entertainment or learning. But apps aren’t limited to just games or books—apps can provide important social, emotional, and physical experiences too. Family Time with Apps is designed to help parents better understand the variety of ways that apps can support children’s healthy development and family learning, communication, and connection. The guide aims to show parents how to find the best apps that fit your child’s needs, provide tips on how (and why!) to use apps together, and highlight even more resources that will make the process of selecting apps less overwhelming, and more fun.
     
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