The Monday Minute

Week of April 24th @ LVMS

There is a lot coming up at LVMS the next few weeks. Please review the information below carefully to not miss any important information!

Thursday, April 27th is "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day". If your child(ren) plan to participate, please indicate this in PickUp Patrol (more information below).

Please take a moment to review our Student Drop Off / Pick Up Procedures. As a reminder, parents should not enter the staff parking lot or the bus lane during PM Pick Up. Students will not be permitted to cross through the bus lane at any point. All vehicles must go up the driveway to the gravel lot and wait for buses to exit the bus lane before moving into driveway that loops in front of the building. Thank you for adhering to these safety guidelines!

Starting next week students will begin taking the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA). Please click here for the LVMS Testing Schedule and Daily Bell Schedule. More information can also be found by CLICKING HERE.

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

LVMS Live - 4/18/23

LVMS Live 4-18-2023

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!

NJSLA Testing Reminder

Starting next week (5/2/23) LVMS student will begin taking the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA). Please click here for the LVMS Testing Schedule and Daily Bell Schedule.

Students are reminded to come to school on time and with a fully charge ChromeBook each day of testing.

Sponsored 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 EXTENDED! Deadline to submit pictures is Monday, May 1st by 3:30 PM


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

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

The LVMS Panther baseball team is dismissed today at 2:30 for their away game @ Bernardsville.

Coach Dauchert


Girls Softball

The Girls softball team will be dismissed today at 2:30 for an away game against Bernardsville.

Coach Demarest


Boys and Girls Track and Field

The boys and girls track teams will have their first meet of the season when they visit Morristown High School this afternoon.

Practice on Tuesday is only for sprinters and long distance runners.

Practice on Wednesday is only for throwers and jumpers.

Coach Petrucelli

Coach Kays

Boys Website

Girls Website

PTA Events & Information

Sponsor a Staffer for Teacher Appreciation Week, 5/8-12
Please consider making a donation of $10 (or more!) to the PTA’s “Sponsor a Staffer” so we can honor the best of LVMS during Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, May 8-12. We are planning an entire week of treats for our amazing staff and can use your help! Questions? Please contact our Chair, Jess Morgan.

Get on Board - PTA Board & Committee Chair Openings

Interested in joining our 2023-2024 team? Please join us for a special nomination meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 7 p.m. via Zoom. We have PTA Board and Committee level vacancies to fill 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
Get ready to celebrate your 8th grader this June with LVMS-themed balloons for your mailbox! You can pre-order an arrangement of 6 balloons for $25 with Party Fair in Chester. Simply call the store, 908-888-2179 or visit for an order form. Questions? Please contact Chair, Diane Hammer. Pickup will be in-store June 12-14.

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 PTA 50/50 Raffle at LVMS Talent Show

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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