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characterMission Statement:  Valley View’s educators impart their enthusiasm and love of learning to our students. Rigorous standards underpin lesson planning and challenge students to work to their potential. Data driven instruction provides the basis for teaching to individual strengths while addressing specific needs.  Valley View students are encouraged to be respectful, responsible, and compassionate citizens of our learning community. School culture and climate remains positive when children strive to be advocates for diversity and acceptance.  Valley View’s motto inspires and guides our daily practice. Children, parents, teachers, and administrators trust that Valley View is a school “where all children can learn!”  Valley View is a NJ state school of character as well as a national school of character!









Character Education At Valley View Elementary School



logoCharacter Education plays a major role in the Valley View School environment. Each year students use our green screen to come up with creative ways to express how Valley View teaches the core values of respect, kindness and acceptance to the children. Both staff and students work together on these presentations. Enjoy our "It's Raining Respect" video to the right which highlights character education at our school! 


Please visit our school's Youtube Channel to enjoy more Valley View videos which includes concerts, school initiatives, goals, television clips, programs and class projects.






News And Notes From Valley View Elementary School 2021 - 2022


NEW! COVID 19 positive or have not symptoms.....Click here


NEW! Updated arrival and dismissal safety protocols....Click here


NEW! Fostering social and emotional learning at home....Click here


NEW! Please note that the virtual Winter Concert has been postponed because we want all of our 4th and 5th grade students to participate in the recording. Currently, some students are attending school virtually. We will let our Learning Community know the rescheduled date as soon as possible.


NEW! Information on the Winter  2022 Pathways programs....Click here


NEW! Dear Parents and Guardians....Please read the attached "Report to Parents - Setting Goals." (Click here) As we approach the end of the marking period (December 14), it is a good time to check in with your child to discuss their learning goals for the year. Using the report card as a basis for discussion, talk to your youngster about their progress and explore goals they would like to focus upon. Goals may be global, " I wish to get better grades on all of my tests and quizzes." Goals may be more specific, " I want to learn to spell my sight words." Nevertheless, when students are guided to set personal goals, they begin to be aware of their power as learners. Studying for tests, memorizing math facts/multiplication tables, actively reading each day, completing work on time, and self-checking written work are examples of worthy goals for elementary students. Academic success is achieved when teachers, parents AND students fully participate in the learning process. Warm Regards, Dr. Patricia Kennedy, Principal


NEW! Support the class of 2022 with their Krispy Kreme donut sale.....Click here


NEW! Dear Parents and Guardians: All class moms/volunteers have to have proof of a negative PCR or rapid COVID-19 test from a testing site in order to volunteer. Please note that home COVID-19 tests are not accepted. Documentation should go to our School Nurse, Debra Barmore, prior to volunteering. Thank you, Dr. Kennedy


NEW! Lifelines letter to parents (click here) and flyer (click here)


NEW! Please note that due to the rain forecasted for Friday, it has been decided that we will host our Halloween Parade and Parties on Thursday, October 28.


NEW! Information on the November and December  Pathways programs....Click here


NEW! Please read the attached letter to parents regarding the optional removal of desk shields....Click here


NEW! Back to school night schedule....Click here


NEW! Dear Parents and Guardians....We are back in business and classes are humming along.  Students are engaged and our teachers are enjoying having all of their students right before them.  Just a reminder:  For the health and safety of our students and staff, according to Montville Township Public Schools Safe Return Plan, "the district will follow the current guidance in place, either from the New Jersey Department of Health or the New Jersey Department of Education, with regard to the wearing of masks in school by staff and students.  It has been noted that some children are wearing loose fitting gaiters that do not meet the expectation of universal and correct wearing of masks.  We ask that all students and staff wear well fitting masks to school.  Thank you, Dr. Kennedy


NEW! Information on a Fall 5th grade Mum's  fundraiser....Click here


NEW! Introducing Valley View's new school lunch program for the 2021 - 2022 school year....Click here


NEW! Here are the most recent editions of the Home and School Connection newsletter....Click here  - - as well as  the Math and Science Connection newsletter....Click here


NEW! COVID tracing....Please “#TakeTheCall” - - If contact tracers call you, please speak with them. Contact Tracing Saves Lives!


Slow The Spread Of COVID At School

Here is a great video from the CDC with tips to keep students healthy at school.

Snowman Theme Day At Valley View

On Friday, 1/14/22, Valley View students celebrated a 'snowman' theme day thanks to our student council.  Enjoy the video!




The Valley View Community is proud to announce our "Teacher of the Year" which is Mrs. Burke and our "Education Service Professional of the Year" which is our nurse, Mrs. Barmore.  Dr. Shorter and Dr. Rotvar were in the building along with Dr. Kennedy to announce this exciting news.


Celebrate Diversity

Valley View is committed to recognize and celebrate the diversity of our school community. We hope you enjoy our bulletin board.


Note From Our Health Office

Here is a great video from the CDC about proper handwashing.  Thank you Mrs. Barmore!

Valley View Food Drive / Closed 11/19/21

Update....On Friday, 11/19/21, Valley View successfully donated 754 pounds of food to the Interfaith Food Pantry. This topped our goal from last year which was 543 pounds of food! Kudos to Amy Falk and John Larkin, third grade teachers and organizers of this event, and the generous Valley View Community for thinking so kindly of others at Thanksgiving!



Halloween Parade

Our Halloween parade and parties on October 28th were a huge success as staff and students dressed up in their costumes.  Have a safe Halloween!

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Happy Halloween

Halloween is around the corner and the kids are excited for their class parties and parade.  Many of our school bulletin boards are covered with the holiday decorations as this one outside our Pre-K room.



Valley View Upstanders

Congratulations to our September  Valley View 'Upstanders' of the month. 

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Exercise US

Exercise US

Each September, Valley View participates in the Exercise US event.  Hundreds of schools exercise across the country together for 10 continuous hours.  Valley View students and Dr. Rovtar did their 15 minute contribution to the event from 8am - 8:15am on September 30th.  All participating schools contributed 15 minute exercise sessions that lasted for 10 hours.


Back To School Night 2021

Welcome messages from our principal Dr. Kennedy, our PTA president Mrs. Smith and our school counselor Mr. Spector.

Back To School Night - Specialists Messages

A welcome video message from the specialists area teachers.  Learn more about our programs.


Welcome Back,  2021 - 2022 School Year

A New School Year

Valley View Alumni Video

Past Fun Video From Former Students


New Gym

Gym Renovation

Valley View is looking forward to using our newly renovated gym this year!

Media Center

Media Center Renovation

Valley View is looking forward to also using our newly renovated media center this year!



Welcome Back From Dr. Kennedy

To the Valley View Learning Community.... We look forward to welcoming the members of Valley View's learning community to the 2021 - 2022 school year! We are excited to see all of our students and staff for full days of in-person learning and fun! These are challenging times while we live through the “new normal.” As you know, some of our protocols have changed due to concerns for health and safety. Nevertheless, we are confident that as we work together, we can make the transition to this new school year a happy and inviting one for our children. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our staff, teachers, and PTA who have worked tirelessly to prepare classrooms and the building and grounds for our opening. A special thank you to our parents and guardians for sharing your wonderful children with us each day and your unwavering support! Sincerely, Dr. Kennedy


Girls On The Run

Girls on the Run is a program that teaches girls confidence, positive social skills, and healthy living through interactive lessons, fun games, and running activities. The Valley View Girls on the Run team is about to start our fall season! The program encourages girls to build their self-esteem and create a more active lifestyle. They also learn how to relate to others and their community through a team service project. Each season ends with a 5K with girls from all over northern NJ. This program is open to all girls from 3rd-5th grade in Montville. Practice starts next week, so make sure you register soon at girlsontherunnj.org.  If you have any questions about the Valley View team, please contact Ms. Altchek at chelsea.altchek@montville.net.





Valley View has been recognized by character.org as a National School of Character! We are so proud of our families and our teachers who inspire our children to follow the Principles of Character in their daily lives in and out of school. We are also proud of the Character Ed Committee's valiant efforts in seeking this recognition.



Valley View has been recognized by character.org as a State School of Character! We are so proud of our families and our teachers who inspire our children to follow the Principles of Character in their daily lives in and out of school. We are also proud of the Character Ed Committee's valiant efforts in seeking this recognition.


Promising Practices

Valley View School has received the 'Promising Practices' award as well as Montville being named a National School District of Character.  Character.org has been certifying Promising Practices in education for nearly 20 years. These recognized practices are often a good first step towards becoming a School of Character.



Five-Year Demographic Study to be Presented Tuesday, February 8 at 7:30PM in the MTHS Auditorium Five-Year Demographic Study to be Presented on February 8, 2022 at 7:30PM at Montville Township High School

Enrollment projections, for each of the district's seven schools, through the 2026-2027 school year will be presented by Dr. Richard Grip, of Statistical Forecasting LLC on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. The study addresses the impact of potential new housing to be constructed in the community and the expected student yields from these housing projects. The report provides an overview of expected changes in school-aged population at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Also to be discussed is the impact of any changes in enrollment on the utilization of each of the district schools. The presentation is open to all members of the Montville Township community. The program will be held at 7:30PM in the Montville Township High School auditorium.

Five MTHS Students Receive Recognition for Excellence in Academics, Athletics, Arts, Community Service and Leadership 1st Quarter Shop Rite Stars 2021-2022

Congratulations to: Daniel Arena, Leadership; Grace Laurito, Community Service; Jake Cassidy, Arts; Gina Marotta, Athletics; and Serge Kuznetsov, Academics. Five Montville Township High School students received recognition for excellence in Academics, Athletics, Arts, Community Service and Leadership at a recent Montville Township Board of Education Meeting. The five were named First Quarter ShopRite Stars and have been honored both by Sunrise ShopRite in Parsippany, and MTHS.

Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education Honors 14 Outstanding Educators Montville Township Public Schools Teachers of the Year, Educational Services Professionals of the Year and the Princeton University Distinguished Secondary School Teacher of the year.

BOE Honors Teachers of the Year, Educational Services Professionals of the Year and Princeton University Distinguished Secondary School Teacher Award Recipient - Video of the Montville Township BOE ceremony honoring the district’s award-winning educators can be viewed on the Montville Township Public Schools YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/TyzERC_6I5Y 

Lazar Students Interview School’s New Special Law Enforcement Officer for LNN SLEO Officer Steven Groseibl has joined the staff at Robert R. Lazar Middle School

Officer Steven Groseibl Brings 25 Years of Experience to the Montville Township Public Schools - Three students, 8th graders Giulia D’Uva, Karley Longo and Marilyn Vena, recently asked Officer Steve to sit down for an LNN (Lazar News Network) interview. A Class III Special Law Enforcement Officer (SLEO), Officer  Steven Groseibl brings 25 years of experience with the New Jersey State Police, as well as additional background in public safety and security, to his new role as SLEO. You can watch the full interview here: Montville.net/LNNOfficerSteveInterview

Hilldale Student Council asks Community to Participate in Homeless Solutions’ A NIGHT IN THE COLD On Saturday, December 4, the Hilldale Student Council is asking the Community, their friends, and their families to participate in Homeless Solutions’  to raise crucial funds and awareness for the homeless families and individuals in our community.

On Saturday, December 4, the Hilldale Student Council is asking the Community, their friends, and their families to join the Hilldale team and participate in Homeless Solutions’ A NIGHT IN THE COLD to raise crucial funds and awareness for homeless families and individuals in Morris County. Hilldale's goal is to raise $1,000. During A NIGHT IN THE COLD participants will brave the elements by sleeping outside for one night. Where and how you sleep is up to you! You can sleep in places like a tent, sleeping bag, or your car (with the car off), which are some of the ways street homeless do when they are without shelter. Others may opt for their porch, garage floor, or church/school parking lot. You can participate alone or in socially-distanced groups. It’s open to everyone of all ages - families, individuals, faith and school groups, sports teams, the scouts, and businesses!​ Everyone can join the Hilldale team or create a team of their own. The important thing is to help provide crucial funds for the homeless.

Valley View Leads the Nation in “Exercise US” Program Valley View Physical Education Teacher Len Saunders created “Exercise US” thirteen years ago to help raise awareness of the importance of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

Montville Twp PE teacher, Len Saunders, inspires students to get moving coast to coast - Valley View Elementary School fifth-grade students arrived early on Thursday September 30, 2021. The 48 students were there to lead the nation in the 13th Annual “Exercise US” program. The students kicked-off the continuous wave of exercise at 8:00 a.m. In fifteen-minute intervals, schools across the nation followed suit, each exercising simultaneously until the next group of students began their exercise routine. Students exercised ten hours throughout the course of the day, from 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Participation occurred in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and some US territories.

“Supporting Your Child’s Return to School in September 2021” - A Webinar for Parents & Guardians Webinar “Supporting Your Child’s Return to School in September 2021”

Catherine Lomauro, a Student Assistance Counselor, with the Montville Township Public Schools Counseling team, has created a 20-minute webinar to inform and equip parents and guardians with information and strategies to help understand and support their child’s transition into the new school year. - “Supporting Your Child’s Return to School in September 2021” is a webinar that explores both the practical and the social and emotional perspectives that are unique to the 2021-2022 school year. To access this valuable information please go to: www.montville.net/supportingchildsreturntoschool 

Information Technology Services in Montville Township Public Schools Receives Lenovo’s Outstanding Service Award The Information Technology Services ITS Department of Montville Township Public Schools MTPS received Lenovo’s 2020 Warranty Self-Maintainer Award.

Only 10% of Lenovo's North American Service Teams Achieve This Recognition - “Congratulations to your organization and specifically to your service team for achieving Lenovo’s Outstanding Service Award status for fiscal year 2020!” Victoria Pawelkowski, Sr. Warranty Channels Manager of Lenovo North America, wrote in her letter to the Montville Township Board of Education.

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