Photos From Valley Road School

CLARK — At Valley Road Elementary School in Clark, students recently got an anti-drug message from a police detective, learned how to balance a checkbook and studied the rules of punctuation for dialogue.


Detective William Buczynski, more commonly known as Detective Bill, recently spoke with fifth graders at Valley Road Elementary School in Clark about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Students from Bryan Lowe’s class (pictured from top left) Robert Nugent, Justin Marrugo, Natalie DeRose, Joseph Greenbush, and Shelby Meyers pose for a picture with Detective Bill.


Students in Miss Jennifer Bartolomeo’s class at Valley Road School recently learned about police officers. For a special lesson, Valley Road School extended a welcome to Roselle Park Police Lt. Daniel McCaffery to speak the students about safety. McCaffery also let the students explore his police car, hear the sirens, and see the flashing lights. In the picture above, from left, Maryam Ahmed helps Lt. Daniel McCaffery teach about safety.


At Valley Road Elementary School in Clark, Kelly Williamson’s fifth grade class is studying the rules of using dialogue in writing. The students worked in pairs to revise and edit a passage using the correct punctuation for dialogue. The students also participated in a paired activity where they had to use dialogue sentence strips and punctuate the sentences correctly. In the picture above, (from left) Michael Noone and Julianna Romano work together to complete the dialogue center activity.


At Valley Road Elementary in Clark, Kelly Williamson’s fifth grade class learned how to balance a check book and to record credits and debits. The students participated in an activity where they had to record their withdrawals, write checks, record their balance, and create a monthly statement. The students also had to answer questions about the number of transactions that they used during the month. In the picture above, (from left) Michael Noone and Kelsey Brennan show the checks they have written for their expenses.


Throughout the year the students in Mrs. Belverio’s Kindergarten class will have surprise guest readers visit. The parents or grandparents select a favorite age-appropriate book and read it to the class. The children do not know who the reader will be until they walk in to the classroom, and afterwards they tell the reader about their favorite part of the story. Pictured above are Sina Chlebowy and her mom.


At Valley Road Elementary in Clark, Kelly Williamson’s fifth grade class has recently studied the Salem Witch Trials. The students participated in three centers where they read books in order to identified important people and events, and visited interactive websites to learn the cause and effects of the Salem Witch Trials. In the picture above, (from left) Elizabeth Gondek, Andrew Popp, and Miah Faustino work together to find information in a book about important people and events during the Salem Witch Trials.

 (Photos courtesy of Clark Public Schools)

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