Valley View Elementary School
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Mission 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!”  Learn more about our wonderful school by watching the videos below!









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


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Outdoor Classroom

Thank you to our wonderful PTA and our PTA President, Mrs. Susnosky for delivering our beautiful outdoor classroom.  The construction is almost completed.  The new classroom is located on the side part of the building on the playground side.  Thank you again to our PTA!


Grade 5 / Grade 1 Narrative Writing Unit

Miss Altchek and Miss Cherry’s fifth grade students visited Mrs. Lee’s first grade class to celebrate the end of the first grade narrative writing unit. Students in both grades were excited to share the narratives they have been working on since September. The fifth grader authors showed the younger authors how they will continue to use their writing skills and strategies as they grow as writers.



Happy Halloween

As always, Valley View celebrated Halloween in style.  Even though it rained all day, the children still had a chance to show off their costumes for fellow students in our hallways followed by their class parties.  From our M&M staff, we hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!


Halloween Donations

Valley View donated over 90 Halloween costumes for children across New Jersey! The donated items were sent to a local organization who distributes the collected items to shelters and families in need! Thank you to everyone who gave and bought costumes! You made Halloween very special for those in need!



Panda Pride

Mr. Spector led a PANDA PRIDE Assembly on October 23rd to launch the Citizens of the Month Character Education initiative with the children. Each month students who exhibit the designated monthly character trait  have the opportunity to be recognized as their class’ Citizen of the Month.  One  characteristic will be celebrated each month with 10 principles of character being  reflected in the first letters of our PANDA PRIDE: September is P for being PREPARED,  October is A for being ACCEPTING, November is N for being NURTURING, December is D for being DIVERSE, January is A for being AUTHENTIC, February is P for being Positive, March is R for being RESPECTFUL, April is I for being INCLUSIVE, May is D for being DETERMINED, and  June is E for being ENGAGED.


Valley View Clean-up

Troop 97614 showed their pride in their school by dedicating time over the weekend to participate in Montville’s town-wide cleanup!  We are so proud of the members of Troop 97614!



Brian Richards

On Friday, October 18th, Brian Richards came to Valley View to perform The bGreat Show, a Character Building Assembly.  The children learned about important components of good character such as trustworthiness , caring and courage.


Valley View Upstanders

Valley View kicks off the Week of Respect by celebrating our Jets 'upstanders' Marcello and Kendall!  Congratulations to both of these students.  Continue the good work!


Facebook Live

Congratulations to Milana and Brody for speaking on the Montville School System Facebook Live page about the Exercise US event which took place on September 26, 2019 as part of a national initiative during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.  This is the 11th year Valley View has participated in the event.  Great job 5th grade!

Exercise US

Exercise US

Valley View 5th graders participated in the national Exercise US event on September 26th where children in the United States exercised for 10 continuous hours.  Schools across the country sign up for a 15 minute exercise slot.  The event brings attention to September being National Childhood Obesity Awareness month.  The program was organized by Mr. Saunders, our PE teacher.


New Gym

Gym Renovation

During the summer months our gym was beautifully renovated.  This included adding a new floor, painted walls, new stage, new ceiling, and the removable doors were removed.

Media Center

Media Center Renovation

Also, during the summer months our media center was renovated.  This included new flooring, painted walls, new smart boards, new book shelves, and new tables.



Welcome Back From Dr. Kennedy

Dear Parents and Guardians,  What a wonderful first day!  The children arrived smiling and teaming with school supplies.  Our teachers were excited to greet their classes and welcome them to their beautifully decorated rooms.  Everyone was delighted to see the renovated Media Center, Gym and Boys’ and Girls’ bathrooms.  A special thank you to our parents and guardians for preparing our students so well for the new school year.  We look forward to a great year for learning, friendship, and fun!  Yours in Panda Pride,  Dr. K.


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.  Download the GOTR Flyer....Click here



Promising Practices

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.



The Importance of Being Earnest: A Fall Farce Nov., 14, 15 and 16 by the MTHS Theatre Company

Oscar Wilde’s Humorous Hit Delivers Classic Fun. A comedy of manners, "Earnest" leaves the audience rolling in the aisles with laughter.

Oscar Wilde’s Humorous Hit Delivers Classic Fun. A comedy of manners, "Earnest" leaves the audience rolling in the aisles with laughter. “If you need a laugh, come see this show,” said MTHS sophomore Adyna Silverberg. With lavish costumes, British accents, precision timing and classic language, The Importance of Being Earnest "is a hilarious play,” said senior Jeff Gallup.

From The Montville Township Police Department

“Prevent Auto Theft – Remove your keys and lock your car doors”

Student Highlights

Project ACES

For the 31st year, Valley View has lead the country in Project ACES.  On May 1, millions of children around the globe exercised in unison to promote healthy lifestyle. 


Congratulations to Karley Longo and Brody Hammer for being the recipients of this year's Make A Difference Award!


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