News and Announcements

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
 

  

 

Parent/Student Handbook

  

VRS School Calendar

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

  

International Day - Diversity Fair

Camp Invention

  

Read Across America Day Readers and Special Guests

A Visit From a Star War Character

Movie Night Fun Night Fundraiser

The Starry Night

Third graders in Ms. Krick’s class celebrated the winter solstice by creating a mural of Vincent van Gogh’s, The Starry Night.

  

Breaking Down the Walls

Third graders at Valley Road School participated in a google hangout session with students at Frank K. Hehnly School.  Students in both classes wrote descriptive paragraphs about digital drawings they created.  Ms. Czarnecki, the computer teacher at VRS, and Mrs. Gotti, the computer teacher at FKH, told their students to use words that would help the reader smell, taste, feel, hear, and see what they are describing. Volunteers from each class read their paragraphs via google hangout while both classes drew.  The original and redrawn drawings were held up at the end for comparison.

Breaking Down the Walls

Hour of Code

5th Grade EMOJI Project - click the image to see the EMOJI book

  

Experimenting With littleBits

  

 

littleBits are a system of electronic modules that snap together with magnets. The purpose of littleBits is to provide a system where anyone can build, prototype, and learn about electronics. Each modular component you get is labeled with a single purpose, and as you chain them together with their magnetic links you start to form more complex circuits.

Second graders at Valley Road School learned the basics of this amazing electronic prototyping platform.  They started with a power module, added an input module , an output module, then branched out to try adding a light, dimmer and fan.  Students created a personal fan circuit, intruder alert and a flashlight. 

 

Elect to Read

 

Pj’s, teddy bears, and books brought big smiles to the faces of kindergarteners, first and second graders at Valley Road Elementary School. The theme of the evening was “Elect to Read”. This evening young minds adventured into Red, White and Blue as they headed into story hour to cast their vote and elect to read! 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. It 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 all the children who attended.

 

Elect to Read Images

Touch a Truck

 

 

It was an exciting fall day at Valley Road Elementary School filled with large trucks, helicopters and smiles. On Saturday September 24, the Valley Road Elementary School PTA invited ‘Touch a Truck’ to the school grounds. Kids of all ages got to experience firsthand the magic of first responder vehicles, helicopters and fire trucks. Smiles filled their faces as they climbed aboard and met the women and men that put their lives in danger to save others. It is an experience that the young students at Valley Road Elementary school will never forget. Thank you to all who donated their time, equipment and knowledge. Your generosity and presence made it such an exciting event for all who were able to attend. 

Dot Day - Augmented Reality

  

International Dot Day inspires young and old to embrace the power of personal creativity to change the world. Dot Day has generated support around the globe, including all 50 U.S. states and all seven continents. Students at Valley Road School participated in this worldwide celebration of creativity and courage to “make their mark.” Ms. Czarnecki notes, “In The Dot, it is the teacher’s invitation to be creative that becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage for the student, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing.”

International Dot Day has garnered attention in schools, libraries, and communities around the globe. Last year, registrations exceeded 1.3 million participants in 84 countries. Students at Valley Road School are celebrated Dot Day by making their mark and seeing where it takes them.  Kindergarteners read and discussed the book The Dot with their art teacher, Miss Michelle Matesic. The students, just like the main character in the story, started with a small dot and continued to make their art around it. Their projects showed them how a small mark can transform into a beautiful piece of art.

“The story helps students to see that they can be creative and how even starting with just a dot can lead to vibrant and creative artwork. The Dot helps show the students that anything is possible and anything can be great depending on our perspectives!”, said Miss Matesic.  The computer teacher, Ms. Czarnecki, utilized technology with her kindergarten and first grade classes to animate dot drawings. Students decorated their “Dot Day” sheet, which was printed from the ColAR Mix website (http://colarapp.com/). ColAR Mix is an augmented reality app that transforms 2D coloring pages into 3D animations.

  

Applefest

Mrs. Clere's Back to School Night

School Violence Awareness

VRS Photo Gallery