10-8-19 Daily Bulletin

Valley Middle School

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019

Kindness Starts With One


REMINDER:  Schools are closed tomorrow!!


Band – Lessons for today are as follows:

Period 2 - Group X

Period 3 - Group Y  

Period 4 - Group U

Period 5 - Group V

Period 7 - Group W

* A Reminder that all of tomorrow's lessons are rescheduled for Thursday...please do not forget your instrument!

* Anyone interested in the Indian Hills Marching Band should attend the Band Day this Saturday afternoon.  All levels of experience are welcome!  Winds, Percussion, and Color Guard interests are all encouraged to attend.  Please see Mr. Clark in the band room for details and the sign-up sheet.


It’s Our Week of Respect. Please participate by wearing the following items:

Tuesday - Be Unique! Show your own individual style by wearing a crazy hair style 

Thursday - Think about how others feel and help make them comfortable… WEAR A COMFY SWEATSHIRT!

Friday - Be a part of the team---Wear a team jersey/shirt


Step-up Club - The first meeting will take place today from 2:45-3:00. Permission Slips are located on the club bulletin board.  Please see Ms. Mihovics or Ms. Mastrofilipo if you have any questions.


Volleyball Club – will practice today from 2:45 - 4:00.


Hiking and Ecology Club - Do you love the great outdoors? Then join the Hiking and Ecology Club. The first hike will be on Thursday at the High Mountain Park Preserve in Franklin Lakes.  The sign-up sheet is posted on the VMS club bulletin board, along with the permission slips and directions to the trailheads. A current physical form is required. 


Cupcake Club - will meet today and Thursday until 4:00 pm for those students who have registered.


Cross Country – The Challengers will practice after school today until 4:15. They will travel to River Dell to compete in the Run for a Cause Invitational on Thursday. Reminder to all athletes that sweatshirt payment is now due.


Soccer – The lady challenges soccer team remain undefeated after an incredibly hard fought 1 to 1 draw against Wyckoff yesterday.  They are now 2-0-2 over the first 4 games and will play Bergenfield at home on Friday. They will also practice today until 4:30.


The boys Challengers faced off against Wyckoff yesterday, and found themselves in an early hole as Wyckoff put on immediate pressure on the Oakland team.  The boys would rebound and pressure Wyckoff often throughout the end of the first half, but couldn't quite get a ball in the back of the net.  Unfortunately, Wyckoff would eventually win the game 5-2. The boys will practice today after school until 4:30 in preparation for Friday's away game against Bergenfield.


It’s Our Week of Respect. Please participate by wearing the following items:

Tuesday – It’s crazy hair day!!! Be unique and show your own individual style! 

Thursday - Think about how others feel and help make them comfortable… WEAR A COMFY SWEATSHIRT!

Friday - Be a part of the team---Wear a team jersey/shirt


The School Store will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays during homeroom. Check in with your homeroom teacher and come shop with us.


Tennis Club - will meet today, Thursday and Friday (weather permitting). Report to room 310 after dismissal, sign in and wait for us to report to the courts. Dismissal will be at 3:45. Make certain you are eligible to participate.


Join the fun that's right down your alley! The bowling club is set to have their first meeting on Thursday at Holiday Bowl. You won't want to miss out on all the fun and excitement. See the club bulletin board for permission forms. Any additional information please see Ms. Marion or Mr. Messina.... Stay tuned for guest bowlers. 


Attention 8th Grade Students – Ramapo High School will hold an open house on Thursday from 7 to 9pm.  


Attention 8th graders interested in applying to the University Programs at Indian Hills or Ramapo High Schools.  There will be an open house specifically about these programs at Indian Hills High School on October 17th from 7 to 9 pm.  Please see Ms. Mihovics if you have any questions about the University Programs.  


Attention 8th graders interested in applying to Bergen Academies - The student online application opens October 14.  Please check the Bergen Academies website early for more information and so that you do not miss any deadlines.  


Attention 8th Graders - The Cooperative Admissions test required for admission into various Catholic high schools in northern New Jersey is scheduled for Friday, November 8th, 2019. Google "Coop Admissions test" for more information on how to register for the test.  


Attention 8th Graders - Anyone considering applying to one of the Bergen County technical schools, three open houses are upcoming in the high school in Paramus.  The website www.bergen.org is now open to sign up so you can visit during one of their three open houses.  


Attention Parents! - Reminder that the $25.00 Chromebook insurance is due.  

Instructions:  Go to the Oakland Public School Website, select Valley Middle School and click on PaySchools Central tab on the bottom right corner to sign in.


Attention Parents - SAO Classes are now open for registration. We are offering Science, Art, Track and Total Wellness 4 a Stress Free Student classes. The link to register is: https://www.oakland-nj.org/sports-association-oakland-sao/pages/sao-classes


Attention Parents!  - The VMS PTO uses an online management system. PTO Members pay annual dues of $10 per family and support the many activities and events of the PTO. PTO members have access to the online directory and below items:
- Email notifications on important PTO and school events.  
- Member of the VMS Facebook page
- Committee and Volunteer information
- App for Iphone and Android

Please use the link below and join the VMS PTO!