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Welcome To The Valley View School Webpage

 

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.

 

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News And Notes From Valley View Elementary School 2021 - 2022

 

NEW! Check out the 5th grade graduation slideshow video....Click here

 

NEW! Check out the 5th grade "We don't talk about 6th grade' presentation....Click here

 

NEW! Dear Parents and Guardians.... A number of children have left coats, jackets, sweaters,sweatshirts, and water bottles on the playground during recess. We have tried to locate owners, but students do not claim these items. If your youngster lost a coat, jacket, sweater, sweatshirt, or a water bottle, please tell them to come to the office and we will try to reunite them with these items. Any items left when school closes will be donated to a charity or the Red Cross. Thank you, Dr. Patricia Kennedy, Principal

 

NEW! In case you missed the Kindergarten Graduation, here is the full video....Click here

 

NEW! Kindergarten Orientation Video, Meet The Teachers....Click here

 

NEW! Kindergarten Orientation Video, Dr. Kennedy Reading Off To School....Click here

 

NEW! Kindergarten Orientation Video, Readiness Video....Click here

 

NEW! Kindergarten Orientation Video, Entire Presentation....Click here

 

NEW! Make Summer learning a family affair....Click here

 

NEW! Supply lists for the 2022-2023 school year....Click here

 

NEW! Information about helping kids cope with tragedy....Click here

 

NEW! Information about this year's READcycle....Click here

 

NEW! Please support Montville Township High School's Annual Charity Baseball Game to Benefit The Robert Luongo ALS Fund - Montville vs. Morristown, Thursday, May 19th, 7 pm at MTHS

 

NEW! Please read a Mother's Day message from Dr. Kennedy....Click here

 

NEW! Pathways is having a STEM summer camp for kids ages 7-12....Click here

 

NEW! Spring 2 (May & June) Pathways programs....Click here

 

NEW! 5th-grade orientation information....Click here

 

NEW!  Celebrate the arts flyer....Click here

 

NEW!  Act happy week flyer....Click here

 

NEW! Sixth grade immunization information....Click here

 

NEW!  Our amazing PTA needs your help with pictures for the yearbook....Click here

 

NEW!  Information on this year's science fair....Click here

 

NEW! Links to view our virtual Valley View Winter concert....Click here

 

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 Spring  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!

 

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Welcome Back

Aayush Sharma, former VV student, reports to the US Naval Academy on June 30. We are so proud of him and his accomplishments!

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Kindergarten Graduation

The Kindergarten teachers and paras want to wish all their little graduates the best of luck next year in first grade.  The graduation on June 15th was a big hit.    CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW THE ENTIRE GRADUATION VIDEO

 

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Congratulations

A big congratulations to our very own Mrs. Barbera on her retirement from Valley View.  We wish you the very best on the next chapter of your life and will miss you!  Thanks for all the great years of service to the students of Valley View!

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Spring Concert

Congratulations to our 5th graders for putting on an amazing Spring concert on June 2nd.  We are so proud of your hard work.  CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW THE CONCERT.

 

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Make A Difference Award 2022

Fifth grade students, Arjun Agarwal and Riley Pett, were recognized in Pathways annual Make a Difference Awards Assembly. These students received the Aaron Melzer "Make a Difference Award" for showing compassion, courage, and diversity in their relationships with teachers and peers. We congratulate Arjun and Riley who always go the distance to help others and spread positivity throughout Valley View.

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Make A Difference Award 2022

Fifth grade students, Arjun Agarwal and Riley Pett, were recognized in Pathways annual Make a Difference Awards Assembly. These students received the Aaron Melzer "Make a Difference Award" for showing compassion, courage, and diversity in their relationships with teachers and peers. We congratulate Arjun and Riley who always go the distance to help others and spread positivity throughout Valley View.

 

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Art Show 2022

View our talented students masterpieces in our annual Valley View Art Show.  CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW IT!

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Graphing In Grade 2

Graphing fun in Mrs. Slattery & Ms. Streep’s class!

 

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Project ACES

On May 4th, the students at Valley View participated in our annual Project ACES event outside.  Valley View exercised with millions of children worldwide.  Check out the video in the slot to the right to watch the entire event.  The program was organized at the school by our physical education teacher, Mr. Saunders.  Thank you to Dr. Rovtar for coming to the school to exercise with the kids.

Project ACES 2022

The children had a blast exercising with millions of children around the world for our annual Project ACES event. Check out the video below to watch the entire event.

 

Band and Strings Spring Concert

Enjoy our Spring concert brought to you by Mr. Richard Ketay and Ms. Cailin Cienki.

4th Grade Spring Musical

One Nation with Character is a debut musical, with scenes written by Mrs. Ivins herself. Each scene and song focuses on a different character trait that creates a strong character. Valley View School received National School of Character last year, so this continues on our learning journey for character education. You will see these students acting, singing and playing instruments.

 

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Valley View LOVES To Read!

Valley View LOVES to Read - and the second grade wants everyone to "peel open" a good book! Students in Ms. Whealan's media classes created posters celebrating books, reading, and the library as a part of a unit where they learned about fonts, colors, Google Slides, and design. Remember to "Dive into a good book" because "Reading is PAWsome!"

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Arts & Music Week

Students and staff dressed as famous artists. Pictured here Victoria  and Chloe along with media teacher Ms. Whealan dressed as Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

 

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TWOSday at Valley View

Celebrating TWOSday at Valley View on 2/22/22

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The Winter Olympics

Students in Mrs. Slattery & Ms. Streep’s 2nd grade class enjoyed learning about the Winter Olympics. They celebrated by dressing like Olympians!

 

Songfest

Congratulations to Mrs. Ivins and our students who participated in our amazing Songest!

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!

 

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Congratulations

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.

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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!

 

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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.

 

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Valley View Upstanders

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

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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

 

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Gym Renovation

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

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Media Center Renovation

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

 

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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

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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.

 

 

Awards

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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.

 

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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.

 

News

MTHS Class of 2022 President to Attend the University of Notre Dame Filip Risteski President of the Montville Township High School Class of 2022 addressed his peers at the 51st Annual MTHS Commencement Ceremony.

In Student Speech to Graduates Filip Risteski Encouraged Classmates to “Live in the Moment, Not Waiting for it” - In his commencement speech, Filip Risteski encouraged his classmates to “Live in the moment,” and cautioned them to be careful about being “caught in the cycle of living as 2/7ths a person. Living only for two days of the seven each week.” Risteski, who served as the Montville Township High School Class of 2022 President, said his 2/7th theory came to him late one night while reading his math text book. During the speech Risteski also took a selfie from the stage with the Class of 2022. “I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to share my story and my ideas with my graduating peers, the faculty, and parents at graduation.” Risteski recently wrote when asked what he would like others to know about him.  “I hope my words left people with a new perception to their lives.” A full transcript of his speech can be viewed at http://www.montville.net/News/mthsclassof2022presidentspeech 

MTHS SAC President to Attend PGA Professional Golf Management Program in North Carolina Daniel Arena, the Montville Township High School Class of 2022 Student Activities Council President, will be going into the PGA Professional Golf Management Program at the North Carolina State University in the fall.

In Speech to Graduates He Asked His Classmates to “Make Your Story A Great One” - Daniel Arena, the Montville Township High School Class of 2022 Student Activities Council President, will be going into the PGA Professional Golf Management Program at the North Carolina State University in the fall. "...make the story unforgettable. Make it legendary. Make it last generations. Make it be felt across the world. Make it change people, move people, inspire people. Make it help people and save people. Make it worth it. Make it everlasting. Make your story a great one," Arena said at the 2022 MTHS Commencement ceremony. See the full speech at: http://www.montville.net/News/mths2022sacspeech

MTHS Valedictorian to Major in Chemical-Biological Engineering at MIT Montville Township High School Class of 2022 Valedictorian Elizabeth Bazhenov addressed the MTHS graduating class of 255 peers on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the 51st Annual MTHS Commencement ceremony.

Elizabeth Bazhenov is a Young Woman with a Passion for STEM Who Urges Others to Never “Hide Their Authentic Self or Passion for Whatever They Enjoy” -- Bazhenov achieved her goal of becoming Valedictorian of the Class of 2022, and on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the 51st Annual MTHS Commencement ceremony, she shared with her peers several lessons she learned as she worked toward achieving her goal. Bazhenov, who will attend MIT in the fall as a Chemical-Biological Engineering (Course 10B) Major, took the stage with a selfie-stick in hand. The full speech can be read here: http://www.montville.net/news/2022mthsvaledictorianspeech

MTHS Salutatorian to Major in Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers Montville Township High School Class of 2022 Salutatorian Isabella Ivankovic spoke at the 51st Annual MTHS Commencement Ceremony on June 23, 2022.

A Pre-Med Student, Isabella Ivankovic Takes Inspiration from Knowing “Things Always Have A Way of Working Out” - Salutatorian Isabella Ivankovic spoke with the Class of 2022 at the 51st Annual MTHS Commencement Ceremony on June 23, 2022. Ivankovic, will be studying Cell Biology and Neuroscience on the PreMed Track this fall at the Rutgers. “…what’s important,” Ivankovic said to the class, “Not just what you’ve done or accomplished -- but who you’ve become..." Here is a transcript of Ivankovic’s full speech.

MTHS Graduates 255 at 51st Commencement Montville Township High School Graduated 255 students from the Class of 2022 at the 51st Annual Commencement Ceremony on June 23, 2022.

Class of 2022 Ceremony Was Held Outdoors in Mustang Stadium - Thursday, June 23, 2022, Montville Township High School’s Class of 2022 graduated outdoors in the Mustang Stadium. The procession of students, faculty and administrators stepped onto the field at 7:00 p.m. for the 51st Annual MTHS Commencement. MTHS Principal Douglas Sanford  presided over the event, introducing the honored guests, and addressing the Class of 2022 and their families.

299 Lazar 8th Grade Students Attended Promotion Ceremony Student Council President, Nolan Shenkman, gave the student address for the Robert R. Lazar 8th grade Class of 2022.

June 22, 2022 Lazar Held the 69th Annual Promotion Ceremony at MTHS - Student Council President, Nolan Shenkman, gave the student address for the Robert R. Lazar 8th grade Class of 2022. He reflected on the uncertainty of the past three years, which was marked by a global pandemic, and said to his peers: “I believe, that since we have managed to cope with adversity, the sky’s the limit for the [8th grade] Class of 2022.”

Valley View Respectful Language Essay Winners Read Excerpts at 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony Christopher Lee, Cole Weinberg, Arjun Gupta and Elizabeth Zheng received Valley View PTA Essay Awards at the 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony held on Monday, June 20, 2022.

Four Valley View 5th grade essayists received awards for their outstanding words - Christopher Lee, Cole Weinberg, Arjun Gupta and Elizabeth Zheng received Valley View PTA Essay Awards at the 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony held on Monday, June 20, 2022. In addition to recognition, each of the winners was asked to read a portion of their winning essays. The 2022 Valley View PTA Essay theme was Respectful Language.

Valley View 2022 Kindergarten Graduation Valley View Elementary School in Montville, New Jersey, held a Kindergarten Graduation on Wednesday, June 15 at 9:00 a.m.

Valley View Elementary School in Montville, New Jersey, held a Kindergarten Graduation on Wednesday, June 15 at 9:00 a.m. in the school's gymnasium. The forty-seven, five and six year-old, students welcomed parents, led the flag salute, and sang four songs, including "First Grade, First Grade," sung to the tune of "New York, New York." Music teacher Samantha Ivins directed the choral arrangements. Kindergarten teachers Jessica Becker, Kylie Balchan, and Nicolle Profeta handed each student a graduation certificate as they walked across the stage. CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

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