The Valley View

December 17, 2021 #explorersmovingmountains


Recess time is essential to the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children. It is our goal to have our students participate in outdoor recess daily.

With student safety and their well-being in mind, our best practice includes only conducting indoor recess when weather conditions include precipitation. It is likely that students will participate in outdoor activities when cold temperatures are upon us.

Please consider this when your children head out the door in the morning. Winter coats, hats, and gloves will keep them comfortable as they play outside.

If your child is in need of a winter coat, please reach out to Mrs. Hackett-Slimm so she can help. Email:


Please read below and click on the link to access the full letter, directions, and links to access your student's report card through the Parent Portal online.

The purpose of this communication is to provide you with information on how to access your child’s report card as well as provide information that addresses report card grades for the first trimester.

To begin with, all parents and/or guardians will access their child’s school related data, including

progress reports, report cards, and attendance via the Realtime Parent Portal. Please be aware, all progress reports and report cards will be posted online via the Parent Portal. There will be NO paper copies distributed to parents and/or students. Trimester one report card grades will be viewable to parents/guardians on Friday, December 17th.

Click on the link to access the full letter with directions and links to access the Parent Portal.

If you have any questions regarding the report card, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher. If you have questions or need assistance with accessing the parent portal, please feel free to call the Office of Curriculum at (856) 478-2016 x7169 or email the curriculum office at

Thank you for taking an active interest in your child’s education.


Lisa Heenan

Chief Academic Officer

Coming in January - Local Author and Social Media Expert, Jen Cannon

Jennifer Cannon is a California native transplanted to the east coast twenty years ago. She is a wife, mom, and author of the first social media guide of its kind, “@Sophie Takes A #Selfie - Rules & Etiquette for Taking Good Care Before You Share. After publishing in 2014, Jennifer made more than 30 guest appearances on FOX29 Good Day Philadelphia and CBS3 Philly as a social media/parenting expert. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and cooking Mexican food- one of the things she misses most about California.

This Mullica Hill author is coming to PVS in early January to meet with our students about navigating social media during grade level assemblies. Mrs. Cannon will also host a parent evening at 7:00 PM on January 5, 2022. Our parent meeting will take place in the PVS Cafetorium.

Click HERE for directions to pre-order the book, "@Sophie Takes A #Selfie". Mrs. Cannon will personalize the books. Check out the flyer for more information. Orders are due at the PVS Main Office on December 20th. This will allow the author enough time to write in and sign the books.

It's the Annual Shoe Collection!

Environmental Commission's Annual Shoe Collection

The township's Environmental Commission's Annual Shoe Collection is here.

Donation bins for the drive this year will ONLY be located outside of the Municipal Building and will remain there until the second Friday in January (14th).

Please click on the flyer HERE for more information.


To Our Staff and Explorer Community:

We want to extend our sincerest gratitude to our school families and community for the outpouring of support over the last few months.

When our community was hit with a devastating weather event- our community came TOGETHER.

When we asked for support in stocking our local food pantry- our community came TOGETHER.

When we sought out nurturing stuffed animals for little ones in foster care- our community, again, came TOGETHER.

When we collected socks for homeless shelters- our community came TOGETHER.

When we diligently purchased gift cards to support holiday happiness for others- our community came TOGETHER.

With holidays all around us, we thank each of you for not only supporting us in teaching your children the importance of giving but putting it into action. As Booker T. Washington shared "Those who are the happiest are those who do the most for others."

For this and so much more, we are truly grateful for the learners under our wings, our families, and our community. Thank you for sharing these educational journeys with us.

Wishes for an amazing winter break and we look forward to an incredible January TOGETHER.

Lunch Order Link

Families can order lunch for their children a week in advance. Click to button to access the form. Orders need to be made by 6:00 PM Wednesday the week prior. The order form is available on the website under the tab, "Lunch Order."

Order Yearbooks Online

Order your Yearbook at

Yearbook ID Code: 10449222

Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Order Deadline: March 25, 2022

PVS Calendar

Monday, Dec. 20, Day 3

  • Board of Education Meeting @ PVS - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, Dec. 21, Day 4

  • Winter Band Concert @ 6:30 PM, PVS Cafeteria

Wednesday, Dec. 22, Day 5

  • Harrison Homework Hiatus

Thursday, Dec. 23, Day 6

  • Early dismissal at 12:20 PM

Dec. 24 - Jan 2 - School Closed for Winter Break

Looking Ahead

Monday, Jan. 3, Day 1

  • Welcome Back

Tuesday, Jan. 4, Day 2

  • Board of Education Mtg. @ PVS- 7:00 PM

Wednesday, Jan. 5, Day 3

  • Parent Evening with Social Media Expert, Jen Cannon, PVS Cafeteria, 7:00 PM

Thursday, Jan. 6, Day 4

Friday, Jan. 7, Day 5

  • School Color Day
Handbook Calendar

Click the button to access the district's handbook calendar. It is accessible on the district's website under the tab, "Calendar".

Pleasant Valley School

The Harrison Township School District is an inclusive community that is child-centered, progressive, and future driven. Respectful of history and tradition, the communities of Jefferson, Richwood, Ewan, and Mullica Hill aim to provide all children with the opportunity to develop their intellectual, physical, and social-emotional selves to be empathetic contributors in our global society.