Senator Joseph Pennacchio visited Valley View on October 17, 2017. What a honor and great talk he had with our 4th and 5th grade students. Watch the video above to see more about this visit.
Thanks to our wonderful PTA, the children were treated to an amazing assembly on October 13 called Hip Hop Now with DJ Reggie. The message of the show supported the schools character education and bullying policies. The kids had a great time dancing in the gym while learning an important message.
Miss Profeta’s class dicussed fire safety during the week of October 11th. Miss Profeta invited a local fireman into her classroom to talk more about Fire Safety and how firemen stay safe. Miss Profeta, Mrs. Golini and Mrs. Warfield’s classes came together to talk with the fireman. The students asked him very important and interesting questions. The students absolutely loved it! The fireman allowed the students to try on his jacket and look at his gear up close. The students made him thank you cards as well! They had so much fun!
Dear Staff and Valley View Students and Families, Be sure to check out the slideshow below featuring our recent A.C.E.S. Day sent to us by Chris Curto, Video Specialist, NJEA COMMUNICATIONS. Here are links to the “ACES” slideshow:
Please mark your calendars for Sunday, October 22 and Sunday, November 26, 2017 when Project A.C.E.S. will be featured on the award winning NJTV program Classroom Close-up, NJ. The show will be broadcast at 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on both dates. Please note, we were told that the 7:30 p.m. broadcast on October 22 may not occur due to a fundraiser on their station, but all the other days and times will still occur. Enjoy the slideshow! Dr. Patricia Kennedy, Principal
Congratulations to our 5th graders for participating in the Exercise US program on September 28. The concept behind the Exercise US program is to motivate children to become physically fit and healthy by making fitness fun. Children will enjoy the concept of participating in 10 continuous hours of fitness from coast to coast. Schools or organizations that sign up will partake in 15 minutes of exercise at their location. When their 15 minute time allotment is over, they have completed their portion of the program. At that moment, in a new location, the next exercise session will begin, which could potentially be in a different state. The program will begin at 8:00 a.m. eastern time, and finish at 3:00 p.m. pacific time. Valley View was honored to have Dr. Rovtar come to the school and exercise along with the children. The program was organized by Mr. Saunders, our PE Teacher. Great job kids!
October 2 is World Day of Bullying Prevention. Valley View staff and students joined others around the world by wearing a blue shirt to join in solidarity to stop bullying and cyberbullying! Valley View staff wore their UPSTANDERS UNITE shirts today to support a bully free environment.
Dear Parents and Guardians....We just concluded a very successful planned A.L.I.C.E. (Alert- Lockdown-Inform -Counter-Evacuate) drill under the supervision of the Montville Township Police Department. This is a drill that prepares the staff and students to respond during an emergency in the event that an intruder gains access to the building. As you may know our teachers, students, and parents (at PTA meetings) received training and information given to us by the Police Department. Teachers also reviewed procedures with the children this week in anticipation of this planned A. L. I. C. E. drill. Additional information regarding Crisis Management is located on our Home Page. If you or your children have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to our children. Sincerely, Dr. Patricia Kennedy, Principal