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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.






News And Notes From Valley View Elementary School 2021 - 2022


NEW! Information on this year's Halloween parade, party, and costumes....Click here


NEW! Information on the Nobember 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!




Welcome to the new Valley View Elementary School website. Please browse through our pages to learn about all the exciting things we do at the school. Valley View Elementary is a school where "all children can learn."

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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.



Valley View Upstanders

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

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Exercise US

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


New Gym

Gym Renovation

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

Media Center

Media Center Renovation

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



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


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.





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.



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.



Valley View Leads the Nation in “Exercise US” Program Valley View Physical Education Teacher Len Saunders created “Exercise US” thirteen years ago to help raise awareness of the importance of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

Montville Twp PE teacher, Len Saunders, inspires students to get moving coast to coast - Valley View Elementary School fifth-grade students arrived early on Thursday September 30, 2021. The 48 students were there to lead the nation in the 13th Annual “Exercise US” program. The students kicked-off the continuous wave of exercise at 8:00 a.m. In fifteen-minute intervals, schools across the nation followed suit, each exercising simultaneously until the next group of students began their exercise routine. Students exercised ten hours throughout the course of the day, from 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Participation occurred in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and some US territories.

“Supporting Your Child’s Return to School in September 2021” - A Webinar for Parents & Guardians Webinar “Supporting Your Child’s Return to School in September 2021”

Catherine Lomauro, a Student Assistance Counselor, with the Montville Township Public Schools Counseling team, has created a 20-minute webinar to inform and equip parents and guardians with information and strategies to help understand and support their child’s transition into the new school year. - “Supporting Your Child’s Return to School in September 2021” is a webinar that explores both the practical and the social and emotional perspectives that are unique to the 2021-2022 school year. To access this valuable information please go to: www.montville.net/supportingchildsreturntoschool 

Information Technology Services in Montville Township Public Schools Receives Lenovo’s Outstanding Service Award The Information Technology Services ITS Department of Montville Township Public Schools MTPS received Lenovo’s 2020 Warranty Self-Maintainer Award.

Only 10% of Lenovo's North American Service Teams Achieve This Recognition - “Congratulations to your organization and specifically to your service team for achieving Lenovo’s Outstanding Service Award status for fiscal year 2020!” Victoria Pawelkowski, Sr. Warranty Channels Manager of Lenovo North America, wrote in her letter to the Montville Township Board of Education.

41 Teachers Honored for a Combined 770 Years of Service Years of Service in Education Pins -- Forty-one members of the Montville Township Public Schools’ faculty, administration and staff were honored for a combined 770 Year of Educational Service.

Virtual Presentation of Awards Was Part of the First Inservice Day for Montville Township Public Schools’ 2021-2022 Faculty and Staff - Forty-one members of the Montville Township Public Schools’ faculty, staff, and administration were honored in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Together the educators, who were recognized for their Years of Service, have dedicated a combined 770 years as representatives of the district’s motto to: “Educate. Inspire. Empower.” Eighteen were honored in each of the 15 and 20 Years of Service categories. Three were highlighted for 25 Years of Service, and Katherine Klein, of Cedar Hill, and Donald Heyburn, of Montville Township High School were honored for 30 and 35 years, respectively.

New Teachers Attend 2-Day Orientation at Montville Township Public Schools New Teachers for the 2021 through 2022 school year.

Administrative Team Provides Training, Guidance and Experience - Fifteen new teachers attended New Teacher Orientation 2021 on Tuesday, August 24. The in-person program was held at Montville Township High School. A total of seventeen new teachers have joined the district’s staff for the 2021 through 2022 academic year. The new faculty are assigned throughout the district’s seven schools and will address a variety of curriculum areas. There will be five new elementary teachers, three special education teachers, one speech teacher, one BSI teacher, one music teacher, two social studies teachers, one World Language teacher, one district-wide elementary Spanish teacher and two long-term substitute teachers in music and special education.

Community Input Session for Superintendent Search Will Be Held on Monday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. in MTHS Media Center

Members of the Montville Township Public Schools community are encouraged to participate - The Community Input Session will serve as an opportunity for members of the community to share the characteristics, qualifications, and experience they value and would like to see reflected in the district’s next Superintendent of Schools. The information gathered at this session, along with the on-line Superintendent Survey responses, and input from other focus groups, will be used to set necessary criteria for the superintendent search, and will shape a variety of candidate review documents and the interview questions. This information  will directly inform the Montville Township Board of Education in the superintendent selection process. NOTE: the on-line Superintendent Survey will be active until Friday, September 24.

Hilldale Student’s Poem Published in SPIDER® Magazine, a National Publication A poem by Ethan Chen, age 9, of Montville, NJ, has been published in the July/August 2021 issue of SPIDER® magazine. Chen will be a fourth grade student at Hilldale Elementary School.

9-Year-Old Author Submitted Original Poem to CRICKET® MEDIA for Publication - Ethan Chen's poem SPRING HATCHING appears in the Spider’s Corner section of the July/August 2021 issue. With detailed imagery, Chen depicts the excitement, beauty and joy of watching an egg hatch. The five stanza poem begins with the words:  Up high on a birch tree, inside a cozy nest/three blue eggs lay silently and at rest.

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Student Highlights

Welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year.  We look forward to posting new information on our website over the next few weeks. 


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