The Valley View

January 17, 2020

January is Solve Problems Peacefully Month

PTA Talent Show Sign Ups

We can't wait to see your superstars in action! Click on the link to SIGN UP by January 31st to be a part of the show. Sorry, no late entries accepted.


Performances will be at Pleasant Valley School on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 1PM.

Rehearsal will be at PVS on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6PM - 9PM.

Dress Rehearsal will be at PVS on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6PM - 9PM.

Pre-School Registration is Now Open

Click HERE for information about the Pre-School Application process.


Click HERE for the Pre-School Application.


Pre-School Application deadline is February 21, 2020.

Flu Season

The NJ Department of Health shares the following information regarding the flu:



Flu season is upon us. We want you to know what you can do to help prevent yourself and your child from becoming ill.


Influenza (“the flu”) is an infectious disease caused by a virus. Flu can cause serious illness that may result in hospitalization or death. Children with certain conditions are at high risk for flu complications, but most who get the flu are healthy children.


Flu symptoms include fever (often high (102-104° F) lasting 3-5 days), headache, muscle aches, fatigue, and weakness. May be accompanied by a stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, and chest congestion.


The single best way to protect against influenza is to get vaccinated each year. Yearly flu vaccination is needed because immunity against the flu wears off over time. In addition, the flu virus strains often change, so the vaccine also changes from year-to-year in order to match the flu viruses expected to be circulating in the community.


To reduce the risk of becoming sick with influenza, everyone 6 months of age and older should receive the influenza vaccine.


How else can I protect myself and my children from becoming ill?

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers

    • Hand sanitizer is not a substitute for handwashing and does not kill some viruses

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Use good respiratory hygiene; cough and sneeze into a tissue or elbow and properly dispose of tissues. For more information about respiratory hygiene see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/covercough.htm

  • Avoid kissing, hugging and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.

  • Stay up to date with immunizations, especially influenza


If your child has symptoms of respiratory illness, consult with your health care provider. Your child should stay home until these symptoms have resolved. Children with a fever must stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.


If you need more information, please contact your family doctor, the school nursing team, or the NJ Department of Health.


Thank you for everything you do to help us keep your child safe and healthy!


HERE is information from the NJ Department of Health

Harrison Towhship School District's App is Here!

Click on the button for information and a video tutorial of the district's new app!

January Lunch Menu

Click the button to see the lunch menu.

A Peek At The Next Two Weeks

Monday, Jan. 20

  • School Closed - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, Jan. 21, Day 1

Wednesday, Jan. 22, Day 2

Thursday, Jan. 23, Day 3

  • 5th grade Spelling Bee @8:30am

Friday, Jan. 24, Day 4


Monday, Jan. 27, Day 5

Tuesday, Jan. 28, Day 6

  • PVS Book Fair
  • Mid-Marking Period

Wednesday, Jan. 29, Day 1

  • PVS Book Fair
  • Harrison's Homework Hiatus

Thursday, Jan. 30, Day 2

  • PVS Book Fair
  • Evening Book Fair 6-8

Friday, Jan. 31, Day

  • PVS Book Fair
District Attendance Policy

A student must be in attendance for 162 or more school days in order to be considered to have successfully completed the instructional program requirements of the grade/course to which he/she is assigned.

Backpack Mail

Harrison/Mantua/Clearview SEPAG Special Education Fair

Please click on the button for information about this community event.

Harrison Soccer Club Spring Registration is OPEN

Click on the link for the registration details. Programs are available for players born from 2010 to 2016. The registration deadline is February 12, 2020.

Valentine Bingo

The Harrison Township Recreation Committee is holding a free Valentine Bingo. Please bring non-perishable food items for a food bank. Click HERE to read the flyer.

There are many opportunities to be involved and donate towards service projects. Please see below.

Girl Scouts Birthday in a Box

Girl Scout Troop 61723, composed of Pleasant Valley 5th graders, is currently undertaking a service project. They are collecting items to create Birthday in a Box. Click the button to learn more.

Power Up Pack Time

Nico's Power Up Packs are bags of crafts, toys and activities for pediatric patients. The district will be working to stuff 100 Power packs. Click on the button for more information.

Hoagies for Hope

It's the 6th Annual Hoagies for Hope! The event is quickly approaching and raises thousands of dollars to help families in need. Click here to see a news report from last year's event.


HERE is the order form for hoagies. Pick up is on February 2nd at Clearview Regional High School.