On Wednesday morning, April 26, the Valley View 5th grade chorus performed at the Rockaway Mall. Directed by Mrs. Mary Wilczynski the students performed a variety of choral selections. Their performance was part of the 20th annual mall project pride sponsored by the MCCEA (Morris County Council of Education Associations).
Great job to our young Valley View Entrepreneurs! The Valley View TREP$ Marketplace was a huge success. Thank you to Mrs. Otte and all the 4th and 5th grade students who participated.
On Sunday April 16th, 3rd graders Lily Smith and Alexis Handler (above) organized and participated in a 2 Mile Run/Walk to support the Homeless Bus. The Homeless Bus is a Montville Township based program that heads in to New York City every Saturday night to provide food, warm socks and toiletries to homeless individuals. On their own, the girls came up with the idea to help those less fortunate than them, and began to fundraise in their community. Their Run/Walk which they named "Lexi and Lily's Run for Lives" raised $200 and is being used to supply the Homeless Bus with individual packs of chicken salad and crackers to help feed the homeless. They hope to make this an annual event! Great job girls!
Valley View Elementary School will be featured on Classroom Close-up NJ. The show will be filming a segment entitled “ACES” on May 3, 2017. Classroom Close-up, NJ, a fifteen-time Emmy® award-winning show, is a co-production of the New Jersey Education Association and NJTV. Classroom Close-up NJ airs on NJTV every Sunday at 7:30 am, 12:30 pm. and 7:30 pm. (Consult your local television guide for the NJTV channel). This segment will air on Oct. 22 and Nov. 26, 2017. Now taping its twenty-fourth season, Classroom Close-up, NJ features innovative programs going on in public school classrooms. Each half-hour program shows how caring school professionals inspire and motivate students. Each week, the excitement of learning comes alive as teachers, education support professionals, children and parents work together for success. NJEA is the state's largest association of education professionals, representing 200,000 public school teachers, administrators, higher education faculty, education support professionals, retired educators, and students preparing to become teachers. Students will be bringing home a permission slip after the Spring break. Parents may also download the permission slip by clicking here. ALL STUDENTS MUST ALSO have the district's Media Consent Document on file through Parent Access. If you need additional assistance finding the district's on-line Media Consent Document click here. Permission slips are due by Monday, April 24, 2017.
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.