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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

 

NEW! Student Protocols to Prevent Spread of COVID-19....Click here

 

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

 

NEW! Virtual parents program entitled, "Help Yourself To Help Your Kids During Turbulent COVID Times....Click here

 

NEW! Grade 6 immunization letter....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! Valley View traffic patterns and rules.....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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Welcome to the new Valley View web site.  We hope you enjoy learning more about our amazing school.

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Greatefulness

The idea of “Growing a Gratefulness Garden” is to have a flower or a tree on each classroom door in which students write their thankful/grateful thoughts on the petal/leaf. The idea is for students to learn that gratefulness can change our world from bleak to beautiful.

 

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Read Across America Day

"Happy Read Across America Day! Mrs. DeMaria's kindergarten class enjoyed celebrating reading March 2nd in their classroom! The children made Cat in the Hat type hats and they were able to listen to many wonderful parent readers who volunteered to read to the class! Thank you to Mr. Jenkins, Mr. Pasternack, Mrs. Venkatraman, Mrs. Trayna, and Mrs. Horan.

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Chinese New Year

Four Moms joined Mrs. Becker's Kindergarten class via ZOOM on Thursday to share information about Chinese New Year. The class learned about Chinese foods, the best places to visit, Pandas, and the Zodiac Sign for the year of the Ox. The students also learned how to write some Chinese characters, watched a short clip about the Lunar New Year, listened to a story called My First Chinese New Year and made an Ox Headband to represent the year of the Ox. Happy New Year to All!

 

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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

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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

Bright Star: Concert Version is MTHS’ Virtual Spring Musical Members of the Montville Township High School Theatre Company will perform a virtual production of Bright Star: Concert Version on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 22, 23, & 24 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and are on sale now.

Featuring a Soaring Tony®-Nominated Score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, BRIGHT STAR Shines with MTHS Theatre Company Stars! - Enjoy the MTHS Theatre Company's Spring Musical Bright Star: Concert Version from the comfort of your own home! A sweeping tale of love and redemption, BRIGHT STAR, is Inspired by a true story. When a young soldier, just home from World War II, meets literary editor Alice Murphy, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.Tickets are $15 and are on sale now at: http://mthsnj.booktix.com/.

Effective Monday, March 8, 2021: MTHS & Lazar In-Person Cohorts A & B Will Attend In-School Instruction 5 Days a Week. Early Dismissal Continues. Effective Monday, March 8, 2021: MTHS & Lazar  In-Person Cohorts A & B Will Attend Classes In-School 5 Days a Week

Effective Monday, March 8, 2021, the cohorts at Montville Township High School will be combined and current in-person students will attend five days per week.

Effective Monday, March 8, 2021, the cohorts at Robert R. Lazar Middle School will be combined and current in-person students will attend five days per week.

Both schools will continue to maintain their early dismissal schedule. This transition to five days a week of in-person instruction is currently only available to students who have been attending in-person during the third marking period.  We are not able to admit additional in-person students at this time.  Current in-person students will be expected to attend school in person every day.

15 Educators of the Year Honored by Montville Township BOE 2020 to 2021 Educators of the Year Honored by Montville BOE

Virtual Ceremony Provided Opportunity for Audience to Attend From Around the Globe - More than 300 watched the LIVE stream of the Montville Board of Education event on January 19, 2021. Nearly 100 more have watched since the  January event. Those recognized were selected by their peers, and named as Teachers of the Year, Educational Services Professionals of the Year and, at the high school level, the Princeton University Distinguished Secondary School Teacher of the Year.

“Help Yourself to Help Your Kids During Turbulent COVID Times” -- Free Virtual Program for Parents/Guardians “Help Yourself to Help Your Kids During Turbulent COVID Times” will be presented virtually on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

Adult-Centered Event Sponsored by School Counseling Department - “Help Yourself to Help Your Kids During Turbulent COVID Times” will be presented virtually on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Topics to be covered include: Self-care for parents as well as strategies for supporting children in an unpredictable world. Adults who would like to participate in the Zoom webinar: “Help Yourself to Help Your Kids During Turbulent COVID Times” should go to HTTP://www.Montville.net/ParentProgram .

Virtual Wednesdays Will Be Eliminated As of March 1. In-person Elementary Students will Attend on Wednesdays. Lazar and MTHS Cohorts Will Alternate. effective March 1st, the district will eliminate virtual Wednesday at all grade levels.

Effective March 1st, the district will eliminate virtual Wednesday at all grade levels. At the elementary level, in-person students will attend five days per week. At the middle and high school levels, attendance on Wednesday will alternate between Cohort A and Cohort B. Example: Cohort A in-person students will attend on Wednesday, March 3rd, and attend virtually on March 10th.  Cohort B in-person students will attend virtually on Wednesday, March 3rd, and in-person on March 10th and so forth. All schools will continue to attend on a half-day schedule. 

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

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/”

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