The Monday Minute

Week of April 17th @ LVMS

We hope everyone had nice weekend!

Today, Monday, April 17th starts Marking Period 4! As of 4/14, the OnCourse Grade Portal has been closed and will reopen to parents on Wednesday, April 19th at 3:30 PM with finalized grades. Parents may have limited access to the OnCourse Grade Portal between 4/14 and 4/19 until grades are finalized for the marking period.

Don't forget! Tonight, 4/17, at 7:00 PM at Cucinella School will be our community presentation of "Public and Permanent". More information is included below. We hope to see you there!

LVMS Lunch Menus and Information

Daily Announcements

Did you know the daily announcements that are made each morning are also available on our website? Stay informed with what the students hear each morning by visiting our website!

LVMS Announcements Website

Pick Up Patrol Reminder - Walkers / Parent Pick Up

As we are finally seeing consistently warmer weather, we are seeing a rise in our number of student "walkers" after school. Please remember the following important procedures for students that wish to walk after the school day:

  • Any student NOT taking the bus, parents MUST submit a change to PickUp Patrol by 2:00 PM. (this is not required at this time for after school clubs / sports)
  • When parents submit to PickUp Patrol they will receive a confirmation email of their change / submission. If you do not receive a confirmation email and this change listed in your account, it has not be submitted. Please be sure you receive a confirmation email.
  • Students that are not listed on the walking or parent pick up list will be required to take the bus. For safety purposes, emails, phone calls, or other notifications will not be accepted.
  • Student athletes will be required to be picked by parent or carpool after practices / games. Students will not be permitted to walk after sport events. Specific questions can be directed to coaches.

Please be sure to check our LVMS Drop Off / Pick Up Procedures for additional information!

Counselor Corner

Spring 2023 Service Project

Each school year LVMS participates in a "Spring Into Service" activity. This year, for the month of April, students can volunteer to take part in Color A Smile. Color A Smile is a nonprofit organization that distributes cheerful drawings to senior citizens, our troops overseas, and anyone in need of a smile. Every month, the organization sends thousands of new drawings to all the people on their mailing list. Kids, teens, and adults of any age can volunteer to color and help us spread smiles. Each homeroom has a set of coloring pages available along with some basic instructions. Have fun this month coloring and brighten someone's day!

"Public & Permanent" Presentation & Resources

Mark your calendar! Monday, April 17th at 7:00 PM at Cucinella is the rescheduled date for our Parent and Community Presentation from Mr. Richard Guerry. Please feel free to access some digital materials from Mr. Guerry on responsible and safe online and cell phone usage.


Username: LVMSNJ

Password: Students

Click Here for Additional Resources

Visit: Username: LVMSNJ Password: Students

Sponosred by the Long Valley Junior Women's Club, 2023 will be the start of the 24th annual LVJWC Middle School Photo Contest. Students are asked to submit digital photos of specific categories. Deadline to submit pictures is April 29th.


  • Contest Opens: Monday, March 30th
  • Deadline to Submit: Friday, April 29th
  • Awards: Wednesday, May 24th - During School

Check Out our Live Bird Cam

Check out the new Bird Cam page on our LVMS Live website to get a look at our most recent feature, a live web cam view of a nesting killdeer bird. There are four eggs located in the middle of the screen just outside Mrs. Zajac's 6th grade classroom. Thank you to Mr. Ferrante and the LVMS Live Team for setting this up!
Bird Cam

LVMS 2022-23 Yearbook

Did you miss out on ordering a yearbook? Extras will be available for sale on a first come first serve basis. Yearbooks are $38 each (please make checks payable to LVMS). Please see Ms. Denny or Mrs. Burke for more information. There are a limited supply available, so act fast if interested!


Check out the LVMS Sports Portal for all schedules / sports team updates.

Any questions can be directed to individual coaches or to Mr. Mitch Schlesinger, LVMS Sports Coordinator

Boys Baseball

Thank you to all that participated in tryouts last week. The final roster has been posted to the Baseball Google Classroom.

Practices will begin this week after school. The first game will be this Thursday versus Mendham Township Middle School.

Coach Dauchert


Girls Softball

Softball practices will begin this week after school. The first game will be this Thursday versus Mendham Township Middle School.

Coach Demarest


Boys and Girls Track and Field

Boys and Girls spring track practice will take place this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week from 3:30-4:30. Please bring your running gear, and don't forget a water bottle as it is going to be warm this week.

Coach Petrucelli

Coach Kays

Boys Website

Girls Website

PTA Events & Information

Sponsor a Staffer for Teacher Appreciation Week

The LVMS PTA will be honoring our teachers and staff for the huge role they play in our children’s lives during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8-12. We are planning an entire week of treats for our amazing staff and can use your help! Please consider making a donation of $10 (or more!) to the PTA’s “Sponsor a Staffer” so we can honor the best of LVMS! Questions? Please contact our Chair, Jess Morgan.

Interested in Joining the PTA Board for the 2023-2024 School Year?

Please join us at our May 3rd PTA Meeting for the nomination the 2023-2024 PTA Board! We have both Board and Committee level vacancies as our 8th Grade parents move on. We're looking for fresh ideas and new perspectives, and welcome anyone interested in joining our team! Questions? Contact

Order Graduation Balloons by 5/31

The PTA has partnered up with Party Fair in Chester to supply LVMS-themed balloons for your mailbox. The arrangement includes 6 balloons for $25 (2 LVMS mylar balloons, 2 Gold Stars & 2 Blue Stars). To preorder, call Party Fair at 908-888-2179 by May 31. Or, visit for a form. Pickup will be in-store June 12-14. Questions? Please contact Chair, Diane Hammer.

Save the Date! Upcoming PTA Events & Deadlines
5/3 PTA Meeting - Board Nominations, 7 p.m. LVMS Library
5/8-12 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. Click here to donate!

5/12-29 LVMS SpiritWear Sale - Online Store is Open

5/18 PTA Table at 6th grade orientation night
5/31 8th Grade Graduation Balloon Orders Due
6/2 PTA 50/50 Raffle at School Musical
6/7 PTA Meeting - Board Election, 7 p.m. LVMS Library
6/9 8th Grade Celebration Dance, 7-9:30 p.m., LVMS
6/12-14 8th Grade Balloon Pickup at Party Fair

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