Kindergarten Registration 2019-2020

News and Announcements

  • Walk to School on Tuesday April 23rd

    We are celebrating Earth Day Tuesday, April 23rd… We are encouraging students to walk to school, ride their bike or carpool on Earth Day if possible!! A group of parents and students will be meeting 2 blocks down Liberty Street at 8:15 am to walk to school together at 8:20 am. Join us if interested. In addition, Mrs. Badillo will meet students and parents at the waterfall on Valley Road at 8:15 am to walk to school together at 8:20 am. Join us if interested. In support of Earth Day, Mr. Lowe will ride his solar and foot powered bicycle to school from home. (Approximately 25 miles.) He will join us at the waterfall to ride his bicycle to the school with our VRS walking group

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  • 2019-2020 School Calendar

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  • Valley Road Winter Concert

    Watch Live - 12/5/18 - 7:00 PM

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  • Valley Road Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony - 6/18/18

    Watch live at 1:30 PM

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  • Valley Road Spring Concert 2018 - 6/6/18

    Watch Live at 7:00 PM

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  • Bully Report State Self Assessment Results

    Please open the attached to see the District's Bullying State Self Assessment  Report Results

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  • 2018-2019 School Calendar

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  • Health Information

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  • Clark Police Safety Letter

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  • Resources in regards to recent shooting:

    Dear Parents and Guardians, 
    We are posting information and attachments below from Maureen Brogan, the coordinator of the Statewide Traumatic Loss Coalition of New Jersey. We hope you find this helpful in dealing with the recent traumatic events in Las Vegas.
     
    Sincerely,
    Joe Beltramba
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    Message From Maureen Brogan:

    Many of you, myself included woke up to a beautiful crisp autumn like morning, a morning that just makes you feel good to be alive.  You may have turned on the news to check to see if this weather would continue.  It is at this point, you may have heard of the shooting last night where a gunman took the lives of 50 people and injured at least 200, apparently the most deadly shooting in US history. On Sunday, October 1st, a gunman opened fire on concert goers at the Route 91 Country Music Festival on the Las Vegas Strip according to CNN news. 

     Attached please find resources on how to talk to children and some resources for trusted adults. The Traumatic Loss Coalition  websites also include information which may be helpful but keys things to remember are:

    • Start to Conversation  (ask your child what they have heard )
    • Make sure you have accurate information
    • Encourage children to ask questions from a trusted adult
    • Limit media exposure
    • Be a positive role model

    http://ubhc.rutgers.edu/tlc/guidelines/index.html

    https://tlc4teens.org/

    Thank you for being the helpers in this world.  Thank you for helping to support or young people in these challenging times.

    Be well,

    Maureen

    Maureen A. Brogan, LPC, DRCC

    Statewide Traumatic Loss Coalition Coordinator

     

     

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Parent/Student Handbook

VRS School Calendar

ANTI-BULLYING BILL OF RIGHTS (ABR)

 

ALJ Anti-Bullying Specialist:

Mrs. Sarah Badillo
Contact Information:
sbadillo@clarkschools.org
Valley Road School
150 Valley Road
Clark, New Jersey 07066
Valley Road- C, D, F days- 732-388-7900 x4
Hehnly School- A, B, E days- 732-381-8100 x4
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Contact information  District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Anthony Emmons
Clark Public Schools
365 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
3. Self-Assessment Grades from the 15-16 school year, link below (these will be updated in January with the results from the 16-17 school year).
https://echalk-slate-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/private/districts/324/site/fileLinks/4700fcaf-3e18-4393-9332-11e59d85517d?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJSZKIBPXGFLSZTYQ&Expires=1819473620&response-cache-control=private%2C%20max-age%3D31536000&response-content-disposition=%3Bfilename%3D%22FY17_ABR_SELF_ASSESSMENT_0850.pdf%22&response-content-type=application%2Fpdf&Signature=R7wH4LsVcTW2hOV6aexYY4VGUns%3D
 

  

 

School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights - District and School Grade Report

    

Art Show 2019 - Your Creativity is Inspiring!

Camp Invention

   

 

 

VRS Variety Show

Recorders Concert

Colonial Job Fair

100th Day of School

Tara Mulvihill for placed 3rd in the Art Contest for the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children

Recycled Instruments

Mrs. Petela's second graders read stories in their Reading Wonders books about creating musical instruments out of recycled materials. Mrs. Petela offered the children the opportunity to create their own instruments. The assignment was optional.   17 students participated.  Each student presented their instrument to the class and then the 17 played their instruments along with a couple of current songs on the radio. They had a blast! 

Recycled Instruments (images)

Educators of the Year

   

Valley Road School is filled with amazing educators!  Congratulations to Mr. Brian Lowe and Ms. Nicole Arpino for receiving the Governor’s Educator of the Year Award! We are so lucky to have such exceptional school professionals in our building.

VRS Second Graders Become Engineers

  

Students in Mrs. Pinto’s second grade class became engineers last week through STEAM challenges. Each morning Mrs. Pinto’s students are given an engineering challenge that is
themed to the month. Through February’s theme of being “kindness superheroes”, students used index cards to create model bridges for animals to safely cross highways and other
dangerous areas. They could use as many index cards as they wanted but were given no other supplies. Through teamwork and experimentation, each group was able to safely cross their animals and their superhero cut outs. This activity allowed students to learn about the impact of humans on the environment as well as weight and balance.

Harlem Wizards

  

Great job to the Clark All-Stars team, all the Wiz kids, students and parents who participated in the Harlem wizard game to support the Clark booster club!!!

4th Grade Science Experiment

 

  

Mrs. Salvatore’s class is full of scientists! Students model what happens to an amphibian's skin when it absorbs water and air pollution with this experiment!

Holiday Shoppe

      

Students are loving the Holiday Shoppe! Thank you parents and PTA members for helping students pick a gift for their families that is extra special for the holidays!

Holiday Concert

      

Students enjoyed a wonderful preview of Mrs. Sauer’s 4th and 5th grade holiday choral and band concert.  VRS students are feeling the holiday spirit!

Halloween Fun

Alex the Science Teller

American Legion’s NJ Educator of the Year

  

Mr. Beltramba, Principal of Valley Road School,  was recently recognized as the American Legion’s NJ Educator of the Year.  Mr. Beltramba was nominated by the American Legion’s local post.  According to the American Legion, the award is given to educators based on their “leadership and participation in promoting American Legion Americanism programs, civic responsibility, flag etiquette, and patriotism. Accomplishments of the educator must be over and above their assigned duties.”    Mr. Beltramba stated, “I am honored to be recognized by those that we honor. As with most awards, this would not be possible without all that the staff and students do to celebrate our veterans. So, I thank Valley Road students and staff for making our school and our town a special place for our veterans.”   The award is designed to “increase the awareness of dedication and work that educators do in supporting the American Legion programs.

Designing Courses with Optibots

   

Mrs. Petela's class had a blast designing courses for little Optibots. They are mini robots with optical biosensors. The class was told the types of lines that the bots preferred and they were off and running. They worked in groups and designed their own tracks and tested them over and over again making many adjustments along the way. Jake Richards stated, “It was so cool making mistakes and then fixing them to make it work”.  An aha moment! Mrs. Petela told them that is what scientists do all the time!  

Butterflies & Letters

Game Creations

Honorable Mention in the 2018 New Jersey Association for Gifted Children Student Art Contest

  

Congratulations to Emily Miekina for receiving an Honorable Mention in the 2018 New Jersey Association for Gifted Children Student Art Contest.  Emily was honored at the REACH (Regional Enrichment Activities for Children with High Abilities) at Indian Hill School in Holmdel on March 3, 2018. 

Muscles and Metals

 Valley Road School’s third annual Muscles and Metals event was a huge success. Clark Police Department, Fire Department and Rescue Squad all volunteered their time to give students a peek at the vehicles that protect and serve their community. Students were treated to face painting, Kona Ice and a run on the Ninja Warrior Course.  A great time was had by all.  

      

5th graders practiced sequencing and debugging by programming each other to build different cup structures in STEAM

Reading Incentive Kickoff and Storybook Character Parade

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