Daily Announcements


CALLING ALL 5TH GRADE PARENTS/GUARDIANS


Please join us on February 16th, at 6:15 pm in the Valley Road School Cafeteria for a Kumpf Middle School Presentation by Mrs. Feeley, the Kumpf Middle School Principal.  This presentation will be held prior to the VRS PTA Meeting which will begin at 7:00 pm.  Hope to see you all there.  




Dear Parents/Guardians of 5th Grade Students:

The fifth grade students and their teachers would like to invite you to attend the second annual Fifth Grade Colonial Job Fair!  It will be held on Thursday, February 11th at 9:30-11:30 am and 1:00-2:40 pm.  It will be held in the gymnasium at Valley Road Elementary School.  We look forward to seeing you there!
Sincerely,

The Fifth Grade Class 






Please be advised that the TASTE OF VRS which was originally scheduled for January 22nd has been rescheduled for April 29th.



The new Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (ABR) District Grade Report 2015 is now available under the link to the left.  

 Anti-Bullying News

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Clark Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Mr. Thomas Misiak, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions. The grades are on the left towards the bottom of the resources.


Anti-Bullying Specialist - Mrs. Sarah Badilo
Contact Information:
sbadillo@clarkschools.org
Valley Road School
150 Valley Road
Clark, NJ  07066
732-388-7900 x 4

Anti-Bullying Coordinator - Mr. Thomas Misiak
Contact Information:

tmisiak@clarkschools.org
Arthur L. Johnson High School
365 Westfield Avenue
Clark, New Jersey 07066
(732) 382-0910, Ext. 3124


Main Office 732-388-7900
To Report an Absence call the main office 24/7
and leave a message or email valleyroadschool@clarkschools.org


Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

ARRIVAL and DISMISSAL PROCEDURES and SAFETY GUIDELINES 2015-16.doc

Clark Public Schools

Valley Road School

150 Valley Road • Clark, New Jersey 07066

732-388-7900 (Telephone) • 732-388-6209 (Facsimile)

Joseph Beltramba                                                                                   Edward Grande

Principal                                                                                    Interim Superintendent of Schools

 

August 24, 2015

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians of Valley Road Students and Students,

 

We hope you had a great summer and look forward to seeing you and your child on Thursday, September 3rd. School homeroom starts at 8:40am. We open the doors at 8:25am for students to enter. Students have from 8:25 to 8:40am to enter the school before homeroom officially starts.  Parents may walk their child to the classroom on the first day of school. However, after the first day, we ask parents to leave the children off at the outer doors to keep the school safe. School ends at 2:55pm. You can find more detail in our student/parent handbook, which will be posted on our website in a few days. Check the web site at vrs.clarkschools.org.  Last year’s handbook is on the website at the present time, but we will add the updated version soon.  We encourage you to read over the arrival and dismissal procedures, especially if you are new to our school family. We will also send home a packet of information during the first week of school. 

Our school arrival and dismissal procedures which were implemented last year for the new driveway should be followed this year. These procedures will be in the handbook.

 

The school schedule will continue to run on a six day rotating basis. The days will rotate A-F so that the day of the week for classes will change each week by one day. This will keep us from missing a lot of time on a given day of the week. We will start on the next letter day after each closing and no day will be lost due to holidays or days off.  Using a six day schedule also allows us to make the schedule better for our Reading/Language Arts classes and Math classes. Come and hear more about your child’s class and the new school year at our Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:00pm.  You will receive more information about Back to School Night in a few weeks.

 

We hope to see you on September 29th at Back to School Night and to see your child on September 3rd for the first day of school.  Remember that the 29th of September will be a 12:40 dismissal with no lunch served.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Joseph Beltramba


Spider Students

At Valley Road School, Ms. Krick’s first graders celebrated spiders!  First, the class made a bar graph to see how many students had arachnophobia.  Then they set out to learn all they could about spiders. They compared spiders and insects and created spider diagrams.  They also made spider hats, anatomically correct with eight legs and 2, 4, 6, or 8 eyes.  The class studied different kinds of spiders, too, and discovered that although all spiders make silk, not all spin webs.  When the first graders tried spinning their own webs they recognized how talented these creatures are.


Pictured left to right:  Kaitlin DeAngelo, Zachary MacDougall, Hari Grzankowski, Brendan Moscarella

Wild About Reading


Pj’s, teddy bears, books and bright colors brought big smiles to the faces of kindergarteners, first and second graders at Valley Road Elementary School. This evening young minds adventured into the jungle into story hour. The theme of the evening was “Wild for Reading”. Excitement, laughter filled the school as teachers read books to their eager listeners. The evening was topped off with a snack of cookies and laughter and was a night full of fun, friends and books. Story Hour at Valley Road Elementary School was a night that will remain in the minds and hearts of the children who attended.






Remembering


On September 11th, students of Valley Road Elementary School came together to remember the fallen heroes, family members and friends of 9/11.  Valley Road students gathered around the mobile memorial and listened as stories were told about the heroes from that day.  After a moment of silence, a student from each class placed red and white carnations on the memorial. During the ceremony Thomas Woods, Grace Warnik, Rebecca Fogal and Tim Ford held an American flag. Valley Roads Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Paula Spence had created this flag. The white lines on the flag are thumbprints of students who attended Valley Road Elementary School the year of 9/11. This flag stands for strength with the slogan “ These colors don’t Run”.  It was hung in the school for everyone to see.

VRS Memorial Day Service
Click on image below to play memorial tribute.



Library Closed?  World Book online is now available as a resource to Valley Road Students! 

World Book Online 

(Please see your teacher for login information)

From the Principal

When entering the building please be sure to bring a photo id. 



 Delayed Opening Instructions:
 
Please Note: Future Delayed Openings will follow these guidelines-
grades K-5 students report at 10:10am.
Lunch period will be held  for  grades K-5 at regular times on delayed opening days.
 
The Valley Road School Hours:

The student day starts at 8:40am with supervised drop off starting at 8:25am
The student day ends at 2:55pm
The Valley Road School Office is open between 8:00 am and 4:00pm.
we kindly request that people refrain from returning to the building after 4:00

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 9
ALJ Media Center
Board of 
Education Meeting
  Executive Session in
    ALJ Media Center
       at 5:00 pm
   Change in Time
   
   Public Session in
  Council Chambers
         at 7:00 pm
F DAY
pm 3:00-4:00 Fencing
(located in the gym)
Wednesday, February 10
A DAY
Thursday, February 11
am 08:10 Grade Level Rep Meeting Learning Center - Learning Center
If needed and if the rep from your level can still make it
B DAY
Celebrate Washington Birthday