The Valley View students had fun today dressing like some of their teachers. Above, some 4th graders from Mrs. Caravello and Ms. Streep's class joined the 'teaching staff' for a day!
American author Dan Yaccarino came to visit Valley View on March 29th to discuss his books that he wrote and illustrated. The children had a great time listening to his presentation. Thank you to Mr. Yaccarino, Mrs. Whealan and the PTA for a great visit.
Sarah Alexander donated 8 inches of her hair to the Patene Project which creates individualized wigs for young women who have lost their hair due to medical treatment for cancer. Sarah had her cut at Fantastic Sams in Boonton.
Watch the latest video from Valley View's Character Education Series on Sportsmanship and Mindfulness. Thank you to the children in Mrs. Otte's and Mrs. Golini's 3rd-grade classes for their wonderful efforts on this video.
Students in Mrs. Lee's First Grade class concluded their Historical Figures and American Symbols unit by writing and producing a class movie. They worked with a partner to research, write a script, and narrate a "field trip" to America's most important and well-known symbols. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show...
Ms. Gearing's Fourth Grade class and their parents participated in a challenging escape room activity based on their recent reading of the novel, I Survived the American Revolution. Students rotated through five centers created in collaboration with Dr. Sheila Fry, Reading Specialist. Students read and used clues to solve the “Secret Message” that would “release” them from their locked room. Anthony DeBendetto, Jenna Papagni, and Zach Pett celebrated their victory and look forward to the next reading challenge!
Dear Parents and Guardians, We look forward to welcoming our students and their beautiful smiling faces back to school tomorrow. As you know, some of the roads are narrowed by the amount of snow and the debris from the storm. Please be prepared for the potential of some delayed buses. Hopefully, all will run smoothly tomorrow. Stay warm and safe. Sincerely, Dr. Patricia Kennedy Principal
The children at Valley View were treated to a Mindfulness assembly on March 2. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. The children had a great time. Enjoy the video (above) to learn more.
Lauren McPhail, Valley View Fifth Grader, has captured the role of Young Fiona in the Montville Township High School Musical, Shrek. The Musical runs from March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 7:30 pm through March 4th at 2:00 pm. Ticket information can be found at mthsnj.booktix.com. Lauren has always enjoyed singing, dancing and entertaining her teachers and peers. We are thrilled that Lauren will be able to showcase her talents in this year's High School Musical.Our Panda Pride is beaming:)