Attention Parents of Incoming Kindergarteners
At this time the Kindergarten Orientation, originally scheduled for Friday, May 9, 2014 has been canceled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience that this decision may have on your plans for that day. Please note that you will be provided with a new date as soon as possible so that you can plan accordingly. Thank you for flexibility with this change in the calendar.
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. David Geschwendt, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions. The grades are on the left towards the bottom of the resources.
Anti-Bullying Specialist - Ms. Nicole Arpino
Valley Road School
150 Valley Road
Clark, NJ 07066
732-428-1639 or 732-388-7900
Anti-Bullying Coordinator - Mr. David Geschwendt
Arthur L. Johnson High School
365 Westfield Avenue
Clark, New Jersey 07066
(732) 382-0910, Ext. 3178
Main Office 732-388-7900
To Report an Absence call the main office 24/7
and leave a message or email email@example.com
Mayor Sal Bonaccorso is presenting his new plan to add parking and additional drop off space to the Valley Road School parking lot at a Clark School Board Meeting. The Mayor and Town Council are providing this project to the school district to help alleviate traffic and parking on the roadways during arrival and dismissal. This project will also make the school's arrival and dismissal safer and more efficient for parents, students, and staff.
The Tea Party Comes to Clark
Fifth grade students at Valley Road School in Clark have been studying the events leading to the Revolutionary War. Within their classrooms they have been put in the colonists’ shoes by paying fake taxes for the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts and most recently, the Tea Act. The classes were split into Parliament and colonists, who both had secret meetings about the newly issued taxes. Staying true to history, the “colonists” dressed as the Mowhalk Tribe, stole the British tea, and “tossed it overboard.” Ryan Cotay, the King George of Mrs. Cahill’s class, was outraged by the colonial actions and refuses to let up on his taxes. The students are continuing their learning of history through role playing within the classroom so they have a better understanding of historical events.
Mrs. Salvatore and her students enjoy some time with Clifford at the Valley Road School Book Fair. The Valley Road PTA sponsors a Book Fair several times per year.
Fourth and Fifth grade students at Valley Road Elementary School in Clark performed “The Wizard of Oz” on Friday March 21, 2014 in front of a sold-out crowd. Prior to their night performance actors and actresses displayed their talents to the Valley Road student body and faculty. Students worked hard for the weeks leading up to the play and were very excited to showcase their abilities in acting, stage crew, music, sound effects, and lighting. The play was directed by teachers Cristina Carrano, Jacqualena Grigoli, Briana Emma, and Bryan Lowe.
Pictured (from left) Alexa Grasso as Toto, Arianna Gonzalez as Dorothy, Matthew Kleczynski as Uncle Henry, and Michelle Kukan as Auntie Em as they act out the final scenes of the play.
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The Valley Road School turns into a Carnival for
"Family Fun Night"
"Family Fun Night" was held on Friday, Feb. 21st. Many VRS families came out to enjoy carnival games, face painting, popcorn & cotton candy! Everyone listened to great music as the DJ raffled off GOLDFISH to VRS students. Jenise & Jorge Tapia worked with "Animal Crackers" who donated 100 goldfish to support our event. The entire school community came together to make the evening an unforgettable one. A special thank you went to the ALJ Key Club members who helped the event run smoothly in more ways than one and to the members of Cadette Troop #361(former VRS students) who volunteered their time to face paint and bring smiles to so many faces!
Pictured here from left to right are Valley Road School students: Emily Sachkowsky,
Amanda Grasso, Isabella Papa, Isabella Scipioni, & Alexa Grasso waiting to win a goldfish.
The picture wouldn't be complete without Principal Joseph Beltramba.
USS San Jacinto
First grade students from Valley Road School observed Veteran’s Day by writing letters to sailors serving aboard the USS San Jacinto. One of the sailors, Juan Caro, has a daughter, Kai, in first grade at VRS. Kai’s mom suggested that her class write letters to Kai’s dad and fellow service members aboard the ship. Thinking it a wonderful idea, Ms. Krick invited the other first grade teachers, Mrs. Peitz and Mrs. Spence, to participate.
Students in Ms. Krick’s class were encouraged to write sentences that expressed their gratitude and well wishes to the sailors and then ask a question. They also drew a picture about the navy or the armed services, and another about themselves. Both Mrs. Peitz and Mrs. Spence’s first grade classes wrote a group letter and signed their names. Mrs. Spence’s students then drew pictures for the sailors. All the boys and girls were very excited about this project and worked very hard on them. They were eager to thank the sailors for their service and hoped to make them smile. The letters were collected and sent to Kai’s dad in late November, with the hope that he would distribute them among the sailors. At the time, the USS San Jacinto was somewhere in the Red Sea.
In December Ms. Krick was excited to receive several emails from Juan Caro with attachments that included photos and information about the ship. One attachment was a scanned document in which many sailors took time to give detailed answers to every question posed by the students. The answers were addressed to the students by name, which was absolutely thrilling for these girls and boys. There were signatures and messages from the sailors as well, including Kai’s dad, the Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Command Master Chief, and the ship’s Chaplin. The Chaplin placed all the letters in the ship’s learning center for Sailors to read and enjoy. Mr. Caro also sent Ms. Krick a plaque and a baseball cap with the ship’s logo.
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Library Closed? World Book online is now available as a resource to Valley Road Students!
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