Valley View Elementary School
  • Sun Valley View Summer Hours
    8:30 - 3:00 Monday - Thursday
    8:30 - 3:00 Friday pending office staff vacation days
    Please call before stopping by.
    Please Note: Our office staff will be on vacation the week of June 26th.
    Have a great summer!

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  • The Valley View School Community would like to thank you Dr. Fried for your service in the Montville Township School District.  We are thinking of you! Our 5th graders made a special video just for you!

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  • retire

    Congratulations to Mrs. Elizabeth Jemas, Media Specialist, Mrs. Patricia Grusczynski, Grade Five Teacher and Mrs. JoAnn Rutherford, Grade One Teacher!!!  These veteran educators are retiring after a combined total of 96 years of dedicated service to the Valley View Learning Community and the Montville Township School District.  Mrs. Jemas, Mrs. Grusczynski, and Mrs. Rutherford will be sorely missed, but we wish them much happiness as they begin a new chapter in their lives.

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  • To all of our Valley View Families, a very happy and healthy summer vacation filled with fun!  See you in September!

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  • New   Summer reading at the Montville Public Library....Click here

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  • math24

    Congratulations to our Math 24 finalists! Here are our winners: 1st place- Jonas Leibowitz, 2nd place- Charvi Kanna, 3rd place- Alexa Landau, 4th place- Liliana Miloseska and 5th place- Suzie Elkhouri. Also, congratulations to our finalists who placed in the top eight; Anya Sinha, Karina Siegel and Victoria Gomes. Thank you to all third graders who participated in the Math 24 Club!

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  • MissFox

    This entire school year, the Valley View specialist teachers have been working with the 5th grade students on creating a character education book.  The name of the book is called MISS FOX AND I.....A contest was held in the 5th grade where they had to create a storyboard, and the winning story was then transformed into a book with the 5th grade Art Club creating all the illustrations.  It was a great experience for all the children involved.  We are proud to share with you our finished product.  Please enjoy Miss Fox and I by CLICKING HERE.

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  • Important

    Dear Parents and Guardians,  Please note that Officer McGowan from the Montville Township Police Department will be visiting Valley View on Monday, June 5.  He will be meeting with each grade level to introduce and explain A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) safety procedures.  Our district is adopting A.L.I.C.E. protocols to be followed in emergencies.  To date our staff has been trained and Officer McGowan presented A.L.I.C.E. at a recent PTA meeting.  Please call if you have any questions.  Sincerely,  Dr. Patricia Kennedy, Principal
     

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  • mock

    Valley View’s Mock Trial Club earned Honorable Mention in the NJ State Bar Association’s Mock Trial contest this year in recognition of excellence in promoting understanding of the law and our justice system. This is the Club’s third award to include a Second Place award in 2011 and another Honorable Mention in 2014. This year’s case, entitled The Case of the Downed Drone, reflected the students’ interests and timely issues attached to the use of drones.  Pictured are Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Grusczynski, Mock Trial advisors, and members of the Mock Trial team.

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  • Pathways

    Zoe Stark and Madison Musilli are the 2016-2017 recipients of the Pathways Make A Difference Award. Zoe and Madison demonstrated friendliness, respect, responsibility as well as serving time as Peacemakers and Library helpers throughout the school year. 5th Grade teachers Mr. Danilack and Mrs. Grusczynski announced the winners at the Pathways Awards Assembly on May 26th. 

     

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  • Character

    Congratulations to the Valley View Elementary School for being awarded Character.org's prestigious Promising Practices award for the "Embracing Diversity" videos created by the students under the direction of Dr. Kennedy, Mr. Spector and Mr. Saunders.

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  • Montville One

    This May, Valley View students participated in Montville One's Green Day initiative to promote diversity and unity within the township.  Many of Valley View's students partcipaged in the event as shown in the above image.  Valley View students made Pinwheels for  Peace and planted them around the circle as a symbol of our unity in celebrating One Montville.

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  • arbor day

    Recently, Montville Township organized an Arbor Day contest throughout the district.  Valley View is proud that our students (pictured above) placed first, second and third this year.

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  • READCycle   Informaton about this years READCycle event at Valley View....Click here

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  • ACES

    On May 3rd, our entire school body went outside along with our special guest, Dr. Rovtar to participate in our annual Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously).  It was the 29th year Valley View exercised with millions of children simultaneously around the world.  The school was led by our 4 amazing leaders - Ava, Hayden, Tessa and Michael.  A big thank you to our PTA for their support during the event.  The program was created my our PE Teacher Mr. Saunders as a way to motivate his students to lead a healthy lifestyle.

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  • classroomcloseuup Valley View Elementary School will be featured on Classroom Close-up NJ. The show will be filming a segment entitled “ACES” on May 3, 2017.  Classroom Close-up, NJ, a fifteen-time Emmy® award-winning show, is a co-production of the New Jersey Education Association and NJTV. Classroom Close-up NJ airs on NJTV every Sunday at 7:30 am, 12:30 pm. and 7:30 pm. (Consult your local television guide for the NJTV channel). This segment will air on Oct. 22 and Nov. 26, 2017.  Now taping its twenty-fourth season, Classroom Close-up, NJ features innovative programs going on in public school classrooms. Each half-hour program shows how caring school professionals inspire and motivate students. Each week, the excitement of learning comes alive as teachers, education support professionals, children and parents work together for success.  NJEA is the state's largest association of education professionals, representing 200,000 public school teachers, administrators, higher education faculty, education support professionals, retired educators, and students preparing to become teachers.  Students will be bringing home a permission slip after the Spring break. Parents may also download the permission slip by clicking here. ALL STUDENTS MUST ALSO have the district's Media Consent Document on file through Parent Access. If you need additional assistance finding the district's on-line Media Consent Document click here. Permission slips are due by Monday, April 24, 2017. 

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  • New   From the Director of School Counseling - Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher....Click here

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  • mall

    On Wednesday morning, April 26, the Valley View 5th grade chorus performed at the Rockaway Mall. Directed by Mrs. Mary Wilczynski the students performed a variety of choral selections. Their performance was part of the 20th annual mall project pride sponsored by the MCCEA (Morris County Council of Education Associations).

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  • treps

    Great job to our young Valley View Entrepreneurs!  The Valley View TREP$ Marketplace was a huge success.  Thank you to Mrs. Otte and all the 4th and 5th grade students who participated.

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  • runners

    On Sunday April 16th, 3rd graders Lily Smith and Alexis Handler (above) organized and participated in a 2 Mile Run/Walk to support the Homeless Bus.  The Homeless Bus is a Montville Township based program that heads in to New York City every Saturday night to provide food, warm socks and toiletries to homeless individuals.  On their own, the girls came up with the idea to help those less fortunate than them, and began to fundraise in their community.  Their Run/Walk which they named "Lexi and Lily's Run for Lives" raised $200 and is being used to supply the Homeless Bus with individual packs of chicken salad and crackers to help feed the homeless.  They hope to make this an annual event! Great job girls!

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  • NutFree Dear Parents,  Just a reminder that all of our classrooms are nut free classrooms as noted in our June and September mailings.  Since so many of the bakeries and grocery stores to include Shop Rite cannot guarantee that they are nut free facilities, please do not purchase bakery items that we cannot permit in the classrooms.  We do not want any youngsters to be disappointed, but we must maintain safe practice with regard to products made in facilities that cannot guarantee that they are “nut free.”  Some parents are opting to have their child’s birthday be celebrated with a treat of  colorful pencils or stickers.  Most ice cream Dixie Cups are an option as are Italian ices, but please be careful to check the ingredients on the package labels.  Thank you,  Dr. Kennedy, Principal

     

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  • mocktrial

    Valley View’s Mock Trial club was recently notified that it had won an award in this year's statewide contest. The club creates and writes an original trial based on legal issues that interest the group. The completed trial is sent to the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Law Fair contest; a contest designed to generate interest in legal careers. Our club received the Honorable Mention award for our trial, The Case of the Downed Drone. The club will travel to New Brunswick in May to perform the trial at the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Headquarters. We are so proud of the hard work of these students!

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  • BrentDaniels

    On Friday, March 17, Award winning composer Brent Daniels returned to Valley View to perform his Music Technology Assembly. He uses a digital sampling keyboard, high energy music, and audience participation. Brent stresses to the students the importance of education, study habits and positive decision making are for success in life and any career.   Thank you once again to our wonderful PTA for sponsoring this event.

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  • BeautifulGesture

    Wonderful News! Anya Sinha of Valley View School donated 9 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. Anya cut her hair at Christina’s Salon on Changebridge Road in Montville. Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
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  • kamara

    Congratuations to our very own Mr. Kamara Johnson, who became an American citizen in March.  We are so proud of you! 

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  • Please watch our video (above) about Valley View's involvement with St. Jude Children's Medical Research Center.  Valley View is very proud to have such a powerful relationship with this organization.  Over the years, Valley View has raised over $122,000 for this wonderful cause.  We hope you enjoy the presentation by our 5th graders.

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  • readacrossamericaday

    March 2 was Read Across America Day.  Valley View students literally had their heads in their books!  At 2PM, the entire student body sat in the hallways of the school and read for 15 minutes.

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  • grade2

    The second graders (pictured above) had a blast celebrating the 102nd Day of school!

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  • robot

    On Friday, February 3rd, award winning performer David Jack came to Valley View to present the assembly  BOT-The Secret World of Robots. Both the students and teachers enjoyed this high energy assembly which covered topics such as: What is a Robot? How robots are used by police, military, and NASA and Drones and how they impact our world.

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  • Tablecloth

    On Wednesday, February 1st students celebrated Tablecloth Kindness! Valley View's 4th Grade Leadership Team came up with an idea to bring a little positive cheer while eating lunch. Students walked into the lunchroom to find their table covered with colored paper, table decorations, and a bin full of crayons and colored pencils.  They were asked to either write or draw a friendly expression/message or picture directed at the next group coming in for lunch. The response was overwhelmingly positive.

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  • New   Adult ESL Workshops for the Montville Community....Click here

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  • Please enjoy a video from our 5th graders which teaches respect, tolerance and understanding of all cultures during the holiday season.  The video above is called, Holidays Around the World.

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  • Lauren B

    Lauren Beiermeister, Valley View Alumna and member of Girl Scouts Troop 80080 of Northern New Jersey, recently completed the fourth level of Girl Scouts that included earning her Silver Award.  To earn a Silver Award, a scout must make a contribution to better her local community.   Lauren decided to promote patriotism by painting recycled pallets as American flags and asking local schools, VFWs and American Legions if they would be interested in having one to display.   We are so flattered that Lauren offered to create one for Valley View!   This beautiful flag pallet graces the front of our school reminding our students to respect their flag and country.  Congratulations Lauren on your achievements and for giving us such a beautiful reminder of what it means to care so much about your community and country!

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  • The students at Valley View were treated to a wonderful assembly about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 20, 2017.  Mr. Charles Murray came to the school with an amazing and meaningful presentation.  Thank you Mr. Murray and our PTA for providing this educational opportunity to our students.  Note: We are trying out Teachertube instead of Youtube for some of our videos.  Some videos may take longer to go live....

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  • WinterConcert

    The Valley View Winter concert was a big hit.  The students and parents were treated to a wonderful show with singing and instruments.  Thank you to Mrs. Wilczynski, Mrs. Scharf, and Mr. Ketay for doing such a wonderful job!  The picture above is the 5th grade chorus performing.

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    Congratulations to Mrs. Otte and Mr. Spector, our Valley View teachers of the year.  We are so proud of you both!  Pictured from left to right in the bottom picture are:  Mrs. Scheckman, Dr. Shorter, Mr. Spector, Dr. Rovtar, Mrs. Otte and Dr. Kennedy.

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  • Front Entrance

    The front entrance of Valley View look beautiful all decorated for the holidays.  There are a total of five holidays represented in the front lobby along with a little background of each tradition.  Happy Holidays.

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  • prek

    Students in Ms. Sue’s Preschool PM Class recently utilized their problem solving and critical thinking skills to participate in a team STEM challenge to construct a tree. After listening to the story of A Wish to be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe, teams were provided with various materials to construct their tree. Teams also presented and discussed their projects to the class.
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  • SEASON'S GREETINGS HOLIDAY VIDEO CARD (click small white triangle above) - From our Valley View Family to your family.....a very happy holiday to all and a happy and healthy new year!

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  • redribbon

    Panda Pride In Action: Valley View's 2016 Red Ribbon Poster Contest winners (above) and art teacher Ms. Lauren Rittenhouse. 

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  • star Mr. Larkin received a letter from the Interfaith Food Pantry thanking Valley View’s for our donation of 667 Pounds of Food!!!!  Congratulations to John Larkin, 4 time NYC Marathon Runner, and Sandy Faranda, 1 time NYC Marathon Runner, and our generous students and families who accepted Valley View’s annual 26.2 Miles for 26 Days of Giving Challenge to benefit the Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry.   667 POUNDS of non-perishable food items were picked up on Monday, November 7 by Mr. Ken of the Interfaith Food Pantry who is pictured on Valley View’s website with John Larkin and Sandra Faranda. Thank you to all of our families, students, and staff for thinking of others during this month of Thanksgiving!  Dr. Patricia Kennedy. Principal

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  • Check out Valley View's first newscast of the year (above) on the topic of health and fitness.  Thank you to our fantastic four students in the fifth grade for being great role models and discussing the importance of a healthy lifestyle!  We hope you enjoy our show.

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  • Food Drive

    Congratulations to John Larkin, 4 time NYC Marathon Runner, and Sandy Faranda, 1 time NYC Marathon Runner, and our generous students and families who accepted Valley View’s annual 26.2 Miles for 26 Days of Giving Challenge to benefit the Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry.  “Tons” or at least an SUV-full of non-perishable food items were picked up on Monday, November 7 by Mr. Ken of the Interfaith Food Pantry who is pictured above with John Larkin and Sandra Faranda.  Thank you to all for thinking of others during this month of Thanksgiving!
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  • New   Important information - iReady Parent Guide....Click here

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  • fundraiser

    Valley View Gives Back.....The following children and staff (above) participated in the Montville Education Foundation Fundraiser on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Hanover Manor.

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  • New     Learn more about STEM in our schools....Click here

     

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  • Stretch Dear Book Lovers,  It’s official and it is now on Amazon!  Valley View’s renowned Physical Education teacher, Len Saunders, has published another book for children to encourage them to exercise and lead healthy lifestyles.  Stretch the T-Rex  will “shake, rattle and roll” into your youngster’s play routines and inspire all to get out there and exercise!  Congratulations to Mr. Saunders on this latest publication!!!! Dr. Patricia Kennedy, Principal

     

     

     

     

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  • Once again, thank you to our wonderful PTA for providing a very meaningful Anti-Bullying / Making Good Choices assembly in October.  Watch a short message in the video above.

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  • New   Flyer to learn more about Valley View's 26.2 Miles for 26 Days of Giving Food Drive.....Click here

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  • Fun Run

    The children had a blast in the Valley View Fun Run, which was our first fundraiser of the year.  All the staff and students recevied T shirts compliments of our wonderful PTA.

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    The Valley View Fun Run was a huge success.  Pictured above is our special guest, Dr. Rovtar, Sam (from Boosterthon), PTA President Mrs. Vicari, and Dr. Kennedy.

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  • New    Home and school connection from Dr. Kennedy.....Click here

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  • On September 30, 2016, Valley View participated in their first Fun Run Fundraiser.  The poor weather did not hold back the children.  Thank you to the PTA for organizing this wonderful and fun event.  The PTA was running live feeds to the Facebook page for the entire event.  The video above was taken from the PTA live feed.

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  • On September 22, as part of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the Valley View 5th graders particpated in the annual Exercise US event where children in the United States exercised for continueous hours.

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  • funrun The Panda Pride Fun Run is kicking off very soon! It’s a 2-week program that starts with a Pep Rally and ends with the big Fun Run event. This year, we’re raising funds for Air Conditioning, and we need your help!  We’ve asked the experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make our fundraiser easier, more profitable, and more fun. Thank you for supporting Valley View Elementary!  Watch a video about the fun run by clicking here.  Learn more about Boosterthan by clicking here.  In addition to the Fun Run, our students will be learning about this year’s character theme…BACKYARD BOX OFFICE! It’s a movie theme all about making a difference by getting into character. From inventors, to world-class speakers, to business owners, to world-record holders, students will learn step-by-step how to make a difference in their community from five REAL life kids dedicated to making people’s lives better. For more on Backyard Box Office, check out this short but epic trailer!

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  • Star Dear Parents, Guardians, and Staff - Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful first day at Valley View.  The children are excited to be back and were very welcoming to all of our new students.  Thank you for all of your efforts in getting the children ready for and through the BIG DAY!  Looking forward to a fantastic year!  Dr. Patricia Kennedy, Principal

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  • Check out Valley View's second news broadcast (above) entitled, "It's Raining Respect" which is part of our character education initiative at the school.  The video stars some of our 4th grade students who worked with Dr. Kennedy, Mr. Spector and Mr. Saunders on the project.  Enjoy.....

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  • pta Stay informed in 2016 & 2017..... please remember to visit the PTA section of our web site for more valuable school information regarding upcoming events, forms, or dates to remember.  The Valley View PTA does a wonderful job each year planning programs for our students.  Show your support by coming to PTA meetings and coming to our school's many fundraisers.  Thank you to our great PTA !
     
     
     
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  • welcomeback Welcome Back to the 2016 - 2017 school year.  Dr. Kennedy and the staff hoped you enjoyed your summer vacation.  We want to wish all our graduating students the best of luck.  We would also like to welcome all our new families to the Valley View community.  Let's get set for a fantastic, educational school year.
     
     
     
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  • handupPlease email Mr. Saunders, our webmaster, if you have any questions or concerns about the Valley View web site - leonard.saunders@montville.net

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