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    Tues, Jan 26, will be a VIRTUAL DAY OF INSTRUCTION for students & staff. All employees, with the exception of custodians and maintenance, may work from home due to the forecast. Wednesday will also be virtual.

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    MTHS in-person classes will resume Monday, February 1. MTHS classes will remain 100% virtual until then. Please continue to wear face masks, practice social distancing, and follow CDC guidelines when outside your home.

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    Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 opens on Mon, Jan 11, 2021. On-Line Registration Must Be Completed Before Friday, February 12. See INFO: http://www.montville.net/News/kindergarten-reg-2021 .

    NOTE CORRECTION: In-Person registration is NOT required.

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    An IMPORTANT message from Montville Township Health Department. Please “#TakeTheCall”. If our contact tracers call you, please speak with them. Contact Tracing Saves Lives!

     

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    Montville Township Board Meetings will be held virtually until further notice.  No public in attendance at meetings.  Meetings may be viewed at www.montville.net/boemeetinglive.

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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.

 

Enjoy!

 

 


 

News And Notes From Valley View Elementary School

 

NEW! The Lakeland Hills Family YMCA, in partnership with the Mental Health Association of Essex & Morris, Inc., will host a Virtual Emotional Health Community Conversation for Parents on Thursday, January 28 from 6:30-7:30pm. This virtual “talk” will help parents of young children and school-age students understand the “what, why, and how” the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted their lives in ways that may not be typical for their child. It’s an honest discussion of youth emotional health in a fun, engaging, and enlightening way. Parents are welcome to ask questions in advance and during the session, and will receive coping techniques, social and physical activities, and enrichment ideas to help the entire family.  For more information visit: https://lakelandhillsymca.com/dev/wp-content/uploads/Emotional-Health-Community-Conversation-1.28.21.pdf

 

NEW! Pathways virtual Winter programs offered.....Click Here

 

NEW! Screen Time & Tech Addiction During COVID and Beyond....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!

 

NEW! COVID letter from Dr. Kennedy....Click here

 

NEW! Dear Parents and Guardians,   We have had a terrific morning enjoying each other's costumes and following a ghoulish curricula!   The children certainly outdid themselves with their creative costumes.   BUT I do think that our teachers gave them some stiff competition...we had Unicorns, Super Heroes, Witches, Butterflies, and Beanie Babies.   We want to wish everyone a safe and healthy Halloween.   In following the advice of Governor Murphy, we should avoid large indoor gatherings and communal goodie bowls.   Be sure to wear a protective mask, wash hands frequently, keep social distance, only go out with a family group, and leave candy out in individual bags rather than handing  it out.   We have all worked so hard to open our school and enjoy learning in a safe and happy environment.    We are in this together and hope that everyone does their part.   Happy Halloween!   Dr. Kennedy 

 

NEW! Thanksgiving Food Drive.....Click Here

 

NEW! Valley View traffic patterns and rules.....Click Here

 

NEW! Pathways program information.....Click Here

 

NEW! Parents must submit the daily temperature screening by 8:00 am through Genesis Parent Access....Click here

 

NEW! We are offering ​free​​ virtual​​ ESL extra help ​classes for all our students after school....Click here

 

NEW! A note from Dr. Kennedy regarding this school year.....Click here

 

NEW! Virtual students material pickup schedule....Click here

 

NEW! 2020-2021 classroom / school supply lists....Click here

 

NEW! Dear Parents and Guardians...just wanted to share some wonderful news with you! Character.org is pleased announce that Valley View School has been named a 2020 National School of Character! National certification is the highest level of distinction bestowed by Character.org. Schools receiving this designation have demonstrated excellence in establishing a school culture that exemplifies and brings to life The 11 Principles Framework for Schools: A Guide to Cultivting a Culture of Character. We are thrilled and honored to be recognized as a 2020 National School of Character. Valley View is rich in character because we have the privilege of working with incredible students, families, and teachers! Yours in PANDA PRIDE!!!! Dr. K....Click here to read the  National Press release

 

NEW! Practice tips for families wearing face coverings in school....Click here

 

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Kindness Wins

With the help of our generous PTA's beautiful garden sign, Pandas champion our core value...Kindness Wins!

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Toy Drive

Congratulations to Valley View and our student council for a very successful toy drive this year!

 

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Teachers Of The Year

Congratulations to Ms. Jaimee Kardish who is the Valley View Teacher Of The Year and to Ms. Holly Wnuk who is the Valley View Educational Specialist Of The Year!  We are so proud of you and this well deserved honor.  Thank you to Dr. Rovtar, Dr. Shorter and Dr. Kennedy for attending this presentation today.

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CHOP Pajama Day

December 4th, was the 4th annual Pajama Day for CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia). As we know, many things have changed from our norm this year but the amazing community at Valley View has not changed one bit! Once again, the Valley View community came together to support a great cause! Every year we set a goal to raise over $1,000 on Pajama Day. This year we almost doubled that! Between the online and in-person donations, we raised close to $2,000. I can not thank everyone enough for participating in our 2020 Pajama Day for CHOP. I am so proud to be a part of this kind and giving Valley View community. Thank you again for everyone's support!

 

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Kindergarten Discussing Diwali

The kindergarten team had parents join our google meets today to discuss the holiday of Diwali! They talked about their family traditions. Hanaya and Divy’s moms spoke. We saw pictures and we all colored a rangoli. It was a great way to include parent involvement as well as learning about different cultures. Here is a picture of my class and the rangolis

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Billboard Teacher Appreciation

"#Thankful for my amazing teachers!" #ValleyView 3rd Grade Teachers John Larkin & Amy Falk at a billboard on Rt 46 in Montville w/their names on it! Virtual student Conrad Antal posted it!

 

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

On Friday, Ms. Falk and Mr. Larkin transported donations from Valley View's 6th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris Plains, NJ. We are thankful for the Valley View families and staff members who donated the overwhelming amount of food that was collected. We are proud and impressed to say that Valley View Elementary School raised 543lbs of food that will feed a tremendous amount of families within the Morris County community. We thank those who contributed to this food drive and we are also proud of the members of our community who helped make this happen! Please have a safe, healthy, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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In School / Home School

Second grader Aidan E. participating in his Physical Education class from home as the kids were discussing social distancing.  Aidan and many other students join virtually with their in-school friends participating in lessons.

 

BSI Presentation

A Message From Our BSI Specialist Teachers

News From The CDC

Proper Handwashing

 

Back To School Night

A Message From Our Specialist Teachers

Back To School Night

Opening Remarks

 

Welcome Back,  2020 - 2021 School Year

A New School Year

Good Luck In Lazar

A Message From Last Year's 5th Grade

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

GOTR

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

 

 

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

Kindergarten Registration Opens Monday January 11, 2021. On-Line Registration Must Be Completed Before Friday, February 12, 2021 Kindergarten Registration Opens Monday January 11, 2021. On-Line and In-Person Registration Must Be Completed Before Friday, February 12, 2021

Kindergarten Registration for Montville Township Public Schools’ 2021-2022 academic year opens Monday, January 11, 2021. All children of residents of Montville, Pine Brook and Towaco, New Jersey, who have reached the age of five on or before October 1, 2021, are eligible for Kindergarten. NOTE CORRECTION: Parents must complete On-Line Registration for each child attending Kindergarten by Friday, February 12, 2021. There is NO In-Person registration this year. Instructions and details regarding the entire Kindergarten Registration process can be found at www.montville.net. Parents and Guardians are reminded to scroll down to the QUICK LINKS tab on the lower right, and from there scroll down to STUDENT REGISTRATION.

District Offers FREE, ONLINE, ESL Classes for Those Who Wish to Learn or Strengthen English Speaking or Reading Skills ESL Classes are FREE. There is no registration requirement.

English as a Second Language Classes are Available to Adults in Montville, Towaco and Pine Brook - For the first time Montville Township Public Schools will offer Virtual ESL classes. Classes are FREE. There is no registration requirement. Adult English language learners are welcomed to attend some, or all, of the classes being offered in one, or both, sessions. Session 1  is scheduled for Monday, January 25 - Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Session 2 will be held Monday, March 22 - Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Adults are welcomed to attend as many classes as they would like. The LINK to attend is: meet.google.com/xoj-jwik-cfn

VIEW NOW: Screen Time and Tech Addiction What all Parents Need to Know - FREE Recording of Parent Program Available Until 1/31/2021 The Montville Township Public Schools Counseling Department invites all parents and guardians to attend a program on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 7PM

The general public may view: "Screen Time and Tech Addiction during Covid-19 and Beyond: What Every Parent Needs to Know." This FREE webinar recording is available through Sunday, January 31, 2021. CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBINAR

Rock ‘n’ Drop Car Parade and Food Drop Offers Opportunity for 5th Grade Students to Celebrate the Holidays While Giving Back to Community Rock N Drop food drop event was held for all five Montville Township Public Schools' fifth grade students and their families.

More than 175 Bags of Food Were Donated to the Kiwanis Food Pantry - VIDEO of district-wide 5th grade event captures the fun of helping others while safely celebrating the holidays. More than 100 cars drove the parade route, and each donated non-perishable food for the Montville Township Kiwanis Club's Food Pantry. Six vehicles waited for donations to arrive. They each were ultimately filled to the roof with over 175 cases and bags of donated food items. The Kiwanis Food Pantry provides food for those in the community who cannot afford to purchase food.

Virtual Valley View Third Grader Posts #Thankful Billboard on Route 46 to Thank His Teachers The billboard says: “#THANKFUL FOR MY AMAZING TEACHERS, MS. FALK AND MR. LARKIN / CONRAD ANTAL / AGE 9 / OUTFRONT/”

Outfront Media Offered Children of Employees an Opportunity to Share #Thankful Messages - Conrad Antal is a full-time virtual student at Valley View Elementary School in Montville Township, New Jersey. While talking over dinner about things he is thankful for, the 9-year-old mentioned to his dad that he is thankful for his teachers Ms. (Amy) Falk and Mr. (John) Larkin. Since spring, Conrad has been a 100% virtual student. During the 2020-2021 academic year, he has not had the opportunity to meet his teachers in person. This past weekend, November 22, 2020, Conrad’s #Thankful message was placed on an electronic billboard on Route 46 in Montville Township, NJ. The billboard says: “#THANKFUL FOR MY AMAZING TEACHERS, MS. FALK AND MR. LARKIN / CONRAD ANTAL / AGE 9 / OUTFRONT/”

NJ Governor Phil Murphy Calls with Congratulations for Morris County Teacher of the Year Christopher Butchko New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy congratulated social studies teacher Christopher Butchko to say congratulations on being named Morris County Teacher of the Year.

While on the Phone, Governor and Students Participate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Activity - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy congratulated social studies teacher Christopher Butchko in a phone call on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Governor Murphy called Butchko in the morning, while classes were in session both virtually and in-person at Montville Township High School, in Montville Township, NJ. “Congratulations on Morris County Teacher of the Year,” Murphy told Butchko. Students in the classroom had the opportunity to listen to the Governor’s call and participate with him in a "virtual" activity.

Superintendent Dr. René Rovtar Is Featured Speaker on “OneMontville Unites” Podcast: “Episode 1” OneMontville Unites Podcast series launches every other week. The first episode was October 5, 2020

Dr Rovtar, OneMontville Founder, Reflects on the Essence of Empathy and the Organization’s Origins in Acceptance, Respect and Kindness -  The goal of the OneMontvill Unites podcast is to help people understand issues that they have not had a chance to understand. It is designed to embrace Empathy and to support Acceptance, Respect and Kindness.The community can listen to all “OneMontville Unites” podcast episodes at: https://anchor.fm/onemontvilleunites.

Assemblywoman Sends “Commendations and Praise” to Morris County Teacher of the Year Christopher Butchko at MTHS Morris County Teacher of the Year Christopher Butchko with the Certificate of “Commendations and Praise."

Certificate Presented to the Montville Township High School Holocaust and Genocide Studies Teacher During Class, as Students Cheered In-Person and Virtually - “Commendations and praise are extended to Christopher Butchko, by the citizenry of the 26th New Jersey Legislative District, through their elected representative, upon the occasion of being awarded Morris County Teacher of the Year by the New Jersey Department of Education on August 26, 2020,” the certificate sent by Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce stated.

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Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year.  We look forward to posting new information on our website over the next few weeks. 

 

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