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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.

 

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News And Notes From Valley View Elementary School

 

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Social Studies - American Flag

Mrs. Lee’s first graders have been learning about the American flag in Social Studies! Mr. Harry brought in flags to show us that the number of stars on the flag has changed as more states were added to our country. The large flag seen here is 112 years old and has 46 stars. Mr. Harry also showed us how to fold a flag properly using a flag that had 48 stars on it.

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Mindfulness Assembly

On Friday, January 17th, Mobile Ed Productions came to Valley View to give an amazing assembly about mindfulness. The students practiced mindfulness activities through music, rhythm and movement. Thank you to our amazing PTA for providing this great show!

 

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Winter Concert

Valley View’s budding musicians delighted family and friends with their talents this morning during our annual Winter Concert. All fourth and fifth grade students participate in Chorus and many become members of Valley View’s Band, Orchestra and Orff Club. Kudos to Ms. Alcaro, Orchestra Teacher, Mr. Ketay, Band Teacher. Mrs. Ivins, Choral and Orff Teacher, and Ms. Rittenhouse, Art Teacher, for all of their hard work in preparing the children for this wonderful performance!

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Harlem Wizards Fundraiser

Harlem Wizard, David Paul, shared his basketball wizardry with Valley View students this morning in anticipation of the upcoming Pathways’ Harlem Wizard Basketball Game on January 26 at 2:30 pm in MTHS. Come on out and support Mr. Keith Spector and Mr. Jason Banzhaf who will be refereeing and competing against the Wizards. The school that scores the most points against the Wizards will win a $500 certificate to support Inclusion. Tickets go on sale today via www.pathwayskids.org and are expected to be sold out quickly. Purchase tickets a.s.a.p.!

 

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Girls On The Run

The Valley View Girls on the Run team completed their season this Fall by running a 5K race! They trained throughout the whole fall season for this race, and we are so proud of their hard work and their accomplishments. Registration for the spring season opens in February! Contact Ms. Altchek at chelsea.altchek@montville.net with any questions.

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Extraordinary Educators

Congratulations to Mrs. Kathryn Slattery, Teacher of the Year, and Mrs. Amy Escobar, Educational Specialist of the Year!! Dr. Rene Rovtar and Dr. Casey Shorter joined the Valley View staff in honoring these extraordinary educators!

 

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Pajama Day Fundraiser

On December 6th, the Valley View community participated in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Pajama Day. This is the 3rd year Miss Profeta held the Pajama Day Fundraiser. This year we raised close to $1,000 to support the children and their families. Valley View has spread so much love and kindness during this holiday season. Thank you to the students, parents, and staff for all your generous support!

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MTHS Earth Club Visit

The MTHS Earth Club, under the advisement of Mr. Rolfe, presented to Valley View’s 5th graders to inform them of current environmental issues and to inspire them to make a positive difference to make our community more sustainable. Students prepared demonstrations about the Towaco Aquifer (water supply), Global Warming, Oil Spills, Recycling, Deforestation, Sustainable Eating, and Gardening.

 

Morning Meetings

Morning Meetings

Mrs. Matarazzo’s 1st grade students participate in Morning Meetings in which they acknowledge each other with personalized greetings and reflect upon monthly core values. By exchanging ideas about what nurturing (November’s core value) feels and looks like, for example, students build community, foster security, and promote respect among one another. The teacher and students close the meeting by reviewing goals for the day and reminding all to be kind, inclusive, determined, and engaged.

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Food Drive

Thank you to Mr. Larkin and Ms. Falk for sponsoring The 5th Annual Thanksgiving Food drive for the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris county.  Also, thank you to all the families who made contributions to this great cause.  Valley View does a great job each year with this event!

 

Publishing Party

Publishing Party

On Thursday, Valley View's fifth graders celebrated the end of their personal narrative writing unit with a Publishing Party! Families and staff were invited to listen to the students talk about what inspired them to write their story and to hear an excerpt from their work. The guests were able to take home a signed copy of their child's narrative. We are so proud of our fifth grade published authors!

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School Elections

Congratulations to all the students who ran for office in our school elections organized by Mrs. Sullivan and Mrs. Caravello on November 15th.

President: Ben Bienskie-Jackson

VP: Tyler Goldman

Secretary: Demetra Triantafyllou

Treasure: Zarara Mehta

 

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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!

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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.

 

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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!

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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!

 

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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.

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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!

 

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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.

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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!

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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.

 

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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

 

 

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.

 

News

Substitute Nurses Needed. Candidates Encouraged to Apply Now Substitute Nurses Encouraged to Apply

Award-Winning Montville Township District Pays $150/Day to Certified Nurses - Montville Township Public Schools is seeking qualified substitute nurses. The district’s daily rate for substitute nurses is $150. Substitute nurses are regularly needed for assignment in buildings and on field trips. Anyone who is interested in becoming a substitute nurse in the Montville Township Public Schools is encouraged to contact June Carle, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent (june.carle@montville.net), immediately.

Kindergarten Registration Opens Monday January 13, 2020 Kindergarten Registration is open Jan 13 through Feb 14, 2020 in Montville Township Public Schools

On-Line and In-Person Kindergarten Registration Must Be Completed Before Friday, February 14, 2020 - Kindergarten Registration for Montville Township Public Schools’ 2020-2021 academic year opens Monday, January 13, 2020. All children of residents of Montville, Pine Brook and Towaco, New Jersey, who have reached the age of five on or before October 1, 2020, are eligible for Kindergarten. Parents must complete both On-Line Registration and In-Person Registration for each child attending Kindergarten. The Registration deadline is Friday, February 14, 2020. Instructions and details regarding the entire Kindergarten Registration process can be found on-line at www.montville.net. For more info go to: www.montville.net/News/kindergarten-reg-2020

Substitute Teachers Encouraged to Apply To Montville Township Public Schools Substitute Teachers Encouraged to Apply To Montville Township Public Schools

Award-Winning District Pays $100/Day to Qualified Subs - Applicants must possess a Morris County Substitute Certificate issued by the New Jersey Department of Education. Candidates must also have completed 60 semester hour credits at a regionally accredited college or university and pass the New Jersey Criminal History Background clearance.

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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. 

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

 

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"Where All Children Can Learn"