Welcome to Valley View! Valley View consists of 35 teachers, 23 support staff members, 625 students, a very active parent teacher organization, and MANY wonderful, supportive, involved parents, and yours truly – Bob Siegel, the proud principal of this wonderful school community. The students who attend Valley View are in developmental kindergarten through fifth grade.
Our PRIORITIES here at Valley View follow:
- Student Safety and Well Being
Our number one concern for your children – our children – is their SAFETY, SECURITY, and overall WELL BEING! Student welfare is of paramount importance to all staff at Valley View as evidenced by how seriously we take the Code Red Emergency Plan, as well as our fire and tornado procedures. The discipline policy here is based on LOVE and LOGIC, and each staff member has been trained in “Capturing Kids' Hearts” as well. The basic premise that the Valley View Team works from is that positive and nurturing relationships are critical to the highest achievement, and that ALL children are GOOD, but sometimes make bad decisions. There will be a consequence for any wrong doings so that the child is responsible for his/her actions. Discipline will always be done in a respectful manner – maintaining a child’s dignity. We have very well-behaved students due to how well our parents are raising their children, as well as the staff's insistence on proper behavior.
We believe that the most effective school environment is one that emphasizes the education of the WHOLE child - including skills that they will need to be the BEST that they can be in our society. There is a pro-active mindset in teaching our children HOW to interact with each other responsibly, and how to conduct themselves in our school—and world. As we travel down the road of learning with your children, our staff believes in equipping our students with all of the tools they will need to be successful "big people." Our goal is to assist you as parents in teaching the children in our care the importance of Responsibility, Caring, Teamwork, Effort, Common Sense, Initiative, Sense of Humor, Cooperation, Friendship, and other attributes that make for a fulfilling and successful life.
- Student Achievement
Obviously, the reason we’re in business is to educate your child. We are proud that seven years ago Valley View received the GOLDEN APPLE AWARD – the highest academic honor given by the Governor of Michigan; and this year Valley View was awarded the prestigious "NORTH CENTRAL ACCREDITATION" which was the accumulation of five years of hard work. Through goal setting, data collection, strategy development and follow-through in the academic areas of science, reading, and writing, we were awarded "Accreditation Without Warning" and earned five out of five on the scoring rubric. Valley View students continue to test out considerably above the State average on the fourth and fifth grade MEAP Test, and rank high nationally on the third grade California Achievement Test. Valley View children continue to excel because of the strong commitment that our families have for education, and the excellence of our K-5 teachers and support staff.
One of our most critical roles as Valley View staff is to keep parents "in the know!" Our teachers do a wonderful job informing parents about classroom curriculum and events through their newsletters and other contacts. Our weekly school newsletter, "The Valley Viewer", keeps parents informed about the overall school program. Teachers also communicate weekly via email with parents. The principal's door is always open for parents to express their concerns, ask questions, or make suggestions. Also, feel free to call or email me at the above numbers with any concerns you may have.
- Parent Involvement
Lastly, but certainly not to be construed as the least important facet of school business, YOUR involvement is critically important in the success of Valley View. We are indebted to the high percentage of Valley View parents that contribute in many ways to our children's success at Valley View! It is awesome to walk the hallways and visit the classrooms where many parents are actively involved in so many different ways. Our P.T.O. Board this year consists of:
President – Lisa Prost
Vice President – Karina Rhodes
Treasurer – Kirstin Kellner, Karen Michel
Secretary – Kim Korhorn
Thank you to these people for all the help they provide to staff and students all year long by their efforts and financial contributions.
We hope that this brief introduction to the Valley View Family proves to be helpful, and we want to assure you that we will all do our best to make your child/children and you feel comfortable and "at home” at Valley View. My -our - goal is to be the “home away from home” for your child. I vow to treat your son or daughter as if they were my own!
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and, again, always feel free to call or email if you have any questions or concerns.
In the joy of learning,
Bob Siegel, Principal
Valley View Elementary School
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The mission of Valley View is to empower all students to learn to their potential. We are committed to promote educational, personal and social growth to develop life-long learners.