The Valley View

December 3, 2021 #explorersmovingmountains

It's the Holiday Shoppe!

Welcome to our online Holiday Shoppe! The sale will run from Monday, Dec. 6th thru Tuesday, Dec. 14th Go to: SHOP.KIDSHOLIDAYSHOPPES.COM ENTER CODE: PLSNTV to begin your online holiday shopping experience! Click the button for more information.

Food Treats

Recent controversy has arisen on social media over the treats coming into the building. All treats, birthday, STAR students, etc., must be individually wrapped and from a store.

This HAS been the expectation since COVID restrictions have been in place; however, it has been challenging to enforce. Turning away cupcakes on a child's birthday is not something anyone wants to do. We appreciate your support and please reach out with any questions. Thank you.

PVS Report Card Cover Letter and Directions For Accessing Grades Through the Parent Portal

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


Collecting Target and Walmart Gift Cards through December 10th

PVS Choir Concert - Date Change



Has been moved to February 3, 2022.

There will NOT be a choir concert on December 16 as originally scheduled.

The Winter Band Concert will still be held on December 21.

More information about our exciting event will be provided after winter break!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful and joyful holiday season.

See you on February 3!

Mrs. Counsellor

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.

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.

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.

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."

Order Yearbooks Online

Order your Yearbook at

Yearbook ID Code: 10449222

Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Order Deadline: March 25, 2022

PVS Calendar

Monday, Dec. 6, Day 5

Tuesday, Dec. 7, Day 6


Wednesday, Dec. 8, Day 1

  • Laser Team, Anti-Bullying Assembly

Thursday, Dec. 9, Day 2

Friday, Dec. 10, Day 3

Looking Ahead

Monday, Dec. 13, Day 4

Tuesday, Dec. 14, Day 5

Wednesday, Dec. 15, Day 6

Thursday, Dec. 16, Day 1

Friday, Dec. 17, Day 2

  • School Spirit Day - Holiday Attire
  • Report Cards available in the Parent Portal - no paper copies will be issued.
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.