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 have had a proud history at Valley View of student successes - including the reception of the prestigious GOLDEN APPLE AWARD – the highest academic honor given by the Governor of Michigan. Valley View has been fully accredited through AdvancEd, citing high achievement in ALL content areas - in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
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 – Karina Rhodes
Vice President – Karen Michel
Treasurer – Rick Allshouse
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
2014-2015 Dk/Kindergarten Enrollment.It's done in three easy steps! This applies to students who will be turning five years old on or before October 1, 2014. If your student will be turning five years old after October 1, 2014 and who are five years old on December 1, 2014, you must submit an Age Wavier Request form.
Step One: RegisterStep Two: (Please read both parent paperwork packet and information for parent review in this section.) Also, if your student will require Transportation to a daycare address, please refer to the section below regarding daycare transportation.Parent Paperwork Packet to complete and bring with you to Parent Meeting on Tuesday, April 15th at 7:00 pm.
Parent Review Information.Step Three: Sign up is full. Please call the Valley View office @ 863.6366 if you still need to sign up for screening.
(Screenings take place this week and again in August)Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the DK/Kindergarten enrollment process after completing the three steps above, please notify the Valley View office at 616.863.6366.
To Make a FREE Vision and Hearing Screening Appointment for 2014-2015 Incoming DK/Kindergarten Students:Please call Kent County Health Department at 632.7047 or Rockford Public Schools 863.6031 ext. 7032
Announcements And InformationIMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEW AND RETURNING VALLEY VIEW FAMILIES:
If you need to register a new FIRST – FIFTH grade student during the summer, please call the Administration Office at 863-6320. They have registration packets for Valley View and after they are completed, will send those to VLV when the secretaries return to work.
If you need to register a new KINDERGARTEN student during the summer, please call DIANE K. at the Administration Office at 863-6320. She will schedule your child for a screening appointment.
Office opens: August 18, 2014.
Kindergarten Open House: August 26, 2014 @ 7 pm
Open House for students in grades 1-5 : August 27, 2014
6:30 pm in Media Center for NEW FAMILIES
7:00 pm for returning families
Student placement notification will be sent out electronically around the third week of August.
FIRST STUDENT DAY OF SCHOOL IS SEPTEMBER 2, 2014.
2014 - 2015 Suggested School Supply ListsBelow are the suggested school supply lists for the upcoming school year.KindergartenFirst Grade
Third GradeFourth GradeFifth GradeArt
There are many different clubs, groups and activities that students can get involved with at Valley View. Below are links to just a few of the options available.
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)If you are a Dad or father figure of a Valley View student, we would love to have you volunteer to be a presence in our school! Please click on the link below to sign-up, or contact Mr. Siegel for more information.
Hope to see you in the hallways soon!DADS! Please click here: http://vols.pt/k532Fe to sign-up.
PHOTOS OF VALLEY VIEWPlease check out these links to see what's going on in our school!Staff WebsitesKINDERGARTEN:
School colors: Orange and black
Mascot: Valley View Vikings
Valley View Mural - 2005
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.