The Valley View

November 24, 2021 #explorersmovingmountains

Thank You to Mrs. McLeod's class for the fence sign!

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Collecting Target and Walmart Gift Cards through December 10th

Stuffed Animal Collection: We are half way to our goal!

PVS has an opportunity to partner with Foster the Family to collect stuffed animals for children in fostercare. Our goal is to collect 200 new stuffed animals. Click the button for more details.

Ornaments at the Lights On Main Event

Thanks to all of our PTA Room Parents for planning and executing the creation of holiday ornaments for the trees at Lights on Main.

On November 27th, there will be 9 trees set up on Main Street farthest north as Woodland Avenue. The trees, located in the middle of the street, will be decorated by grade.

When you attend the event, please make sure you enjoy the trees, find your ornament, and take it home with you that evening.

If you are unable to get your ornament, they will housed at Amici's @69 N Main St, Mullica Hill until December 1st.

Educator & Support Staff Persons of the Year

Nominations are being accepted to recognize our district's best teachers, educational services professionals, and support staff professionals. Each school will identify one educator and one support staff professional from among the nominations they receive to represent their school.

The program includes “educational services professionals.” The program includes those educators that hold professional certificates in the area of education that do not specifically have a classroom e.g. nurse, guidance counselor, CST members, etc.

You will be assisting us in that process by nominating an individual in BOTH of these categories. A separate nomination must be submitted for each category. All teachers nominated must be licensed and currently teaching.

Harrison Elementary Educators who have received this recognition in the last five years are not eligible.

2016-2017 Andrea Patterson, Nurse

2017-2018 Colleen Illi, Teacher

2018-2019 Nancy Moran, Art Teacher

2019-2020 Heather Schank, School Counselor

2020-2021 Taylor Johnson, Teacher

Harrison Elementary Support Staff Professionals who have received this recognition in the last three years are not eligible.

2018-2019 Martina Fuller, Instructional Aide

2019-2020 Nancy Marucci, Instructional Aide

2020-2021 Kim Cinaglia, School Secretary to the Principal

Pleasant Valley School Educators who have received this recognition in the last five years are not eligible.

2016-2017 Kathy Lewin, Library Media Specialist

2017-2018 Denise Fanelli, Reading Intervention

2018-2019 Kate Linnehan, Reading Intervention

2019-2020 Sarah Stetson, Teacher

2020 - 2021 Chelsea Pfahl, Teacher

Pleasant Valley School Support Staff Professionals who have received this recognition in the last three years are not eligible.

2018-2019 Colleen Barlage, Instructional Aide

2019-2020 Natalie Sharkey, General Aide

2020 - 2021 Juanita Coceano, Special Education Aide

Each candidate will be scored based on the criteria below:

• Serves as an exceptionally skilled and dedicated educator in a public or charter school;

• Inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn;

• Demonstrates leadership and innovation in and outside the classroom;

• Has the respect and admiration of students, parents, administrators and colleagues; and

• Plays an active role in the community as well as the school.

All nominations must be submitted through THIS document and received by Friday, December 10, 2021.

Counselor's Corner

This week (and next week) Ms. Pacera visited our 6th grade classrooms to conduct a lesson on Digital Citizenship. This lesson helped to support our students through how miscommunication is a common occurrence. and especially on social media. A large part of this is understanding how being behind a screen makes it easier to say things that we wouldn't typically say to one another in person. Students were guided through small and large group scenario based discussions to help them navigate and assist in the de-escalation of digital drama and cyberbullying. Please use the following "Family Activities" and "Family Tips" attachments to support these continued discussions at home. We hope to help encourage and support our explorers to be the best digital citizens they can be, while showing kindness, empathy, and respect to each other at school and online. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Pacera by phone (856-223-5120 ext. 6503), or by email at

Family Activity

Family Tips

Coat Collection

For families interested in donating a coat this winter season, please contact:

Ashley Rosser



Victory Fiduciary Consulting

53-1 North Main St.

Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

Ph: 856.464.3100 ext 107

Fax: 856.464.3101

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."


Our fall portraits have not arrived at the school just yet. Therefore, our picture make up day has been postponed until Thursday, December 2nd.

Pictures will be distributed as soon as they come in; thank you.


The annual sixth grade fundraiser, Explorer Cards, is underway. Sixth graders are raising funds for end-of-the-year activities such as class t-shirts, Celebration Night, and Recognition Night. In addition, each student's participation helps to defray the cost for the springtime day trip to Camp Ockanickon in Medford, NJ. The more cards that are sold, the bigger the commission received on all purchases. Explorer Cards are easy to use and can pay for themselves in just one use!

Explorer Cards were distributed on Monday, November 1st. The sale runs from November 1st through November 30th.

Students can get more cards to sell as long as their balance is paid and they have a note with their parent's/guardian's permission for more. Cards are distributed in packs of 5.

If your sixth grader is not participating in the sale, return the cards to the PVS Main Office.

Click on the link for the information letter.

Click on the link for directions on how to sell cards online.

Order Yearbooks Online

Order your Yearbook at

Yearbook ID Code: 10449222

Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Order Deadline: March 25, 2022

PVS Calendar

Monday, Nov. 29, Day 6

Tuesday, Nov. 30, Day 1

  • All Explorer Cards and money are due today
  • Unclaimed items in the Lost and Found will be donated to charity today.

Wednesday, Dec. 1, Day 2

Thursday, Dec. 2, Day 3

  • Make-Up Picture Day

Friday, Dec. 3, Day 4

  • School Color Day
  • End of Marking Period, Trimester 1

Sunday, Dec. 5

  • PTA evening - Cookies & Cocoa event @ PVS

Looking Ahead

Monday, Dec. 6, Day 5

Tuesday, Dec. 7, Day 6

Wednesday, Dec. 8, Day 1

Thursday, Dec. 9, Day 2

Friday, Dec. 10, Day 3

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.