Buzz From the Hive

December 2022

Beekeeper's Corner:
Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Happy Holidays!
Please mark your calendars for December 16th-22nd. These are early student dismissal days for elementary parent conferences and Winter Break.
Parent Conferences are coming soon! Please look for an email from your child's teacher on December 6th to schedule your appointment. Appointment availability is first come basis. Conferences will be held in person, virtual, or by phone. You will be able to notify your child's teacher your preference when you schedule your appointment. Our K/1 School Counselor is also available for appointments. If you'd like to meet with her, please email her to schedule an appointment at

Please check out our PSD APP and PUSH NOTIFICATIONS! This app will allow you to receive push notifications on your phone. You can keep up on all of the important events at Valley Park! To get the app, you can search for "Pennsville School District" or you can go to PSDNET.ORG to find more information, including a how to video. With the app, you will be able to access the "Live Feed" that has school updates and information, access daily lunch menus, contact staff, and more! More information can be found HERE .

Below you will find more information regarding upcoming important events, attendance Information and more.

Thank you!
Mrs. Fordham, Principal

Upcoming Important Events

December 16, 19, 20, 21: Parent Conferences/ Early Student DismissalDecember 22: Early Student Dismissal December 23-January 1: Winter Break

Counselor's Corner:

Click HERE for our Guidance Counselor's monthly newsletter.


8:55 a.m.-9:10 a.m. arrival
9:10 a.m.-3:10 p.m. School Hours
3:10 p.m.-3:20 p.m. dismissal
(Early Student Closing 1:10-1:20 p.m.)

Grades K-1:
8:55 a.m.-9:10 a.m. arrival
9:10 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
3:40 p.m.-3:50 p.m. dismissal
(Early Student Closing 1:40 p.m.-1:50 p.m.

Pandemic Response: Elementary Protocols, Rules, and Procedures

Additional information to the newsletter such as visitor protocols, safety protocols, and more health information can be found HERE


Student attendance is very important for student success. To get more information regarding procedures to notify the school of your student's absence as well as attendance policies, including attendance policies during the pandemic this school year, please click on the link below. Thank you!
Click HERE for attendance information.

Change of Clothes

Sometimes accidents happen and a change of clothes can really help! Please send a change of clothes, especially a set of underwear and pants if your child is attending in person. Please put clothing in a baggie labeled with your child's name and replace as needed when soiled clothing is sent home. Thank you!

Student Breakfast and Lunches

  • Completion of Free/Reduced forms will be required for preschool and strongly encouraged for K/1. Thank you!
  • Menus are available at and more information is available HERE.
  • Metz payments for snacks: cash, check, or Student ID number from PowerSchool is needed. A fee is charged by the company. Please contact the main office for assistance accessing PowerSchool.

  • Preschool breakfast will be served during school hours. Please see further information from your preschool teacher.

  • K/1 Breakfast is available before school or in the classroom after arrival. Due to limitations in the classroom, participation before school by those not riding a bus is strongly encouraged. A limited selection is available in the classroom, but students must "Opt-In" to have breakfast delivered to the classroom at arrival. To Opt- In, please complete the form HERE or contact your child's teacher or the main office. Please contact the main office or your child's teacher if you would like to make any changes after you complete the form, otherwise your student will be provided with a breakfast daily in the classroom. *This form only needs to be completed once for your student to have breakfast in the classroom daily.
  • K/1 students, especially those who do not ride a bus to school, are strongly encouraged to attend the Before School Breakfast Program. Entrance is from 8:25 a.m.-8:40 a.m. and no sign up form is needed. If arriving after 8:25, please ring the buzzer at the door to let the staff know that your student has arrived. Students must eat breakfast to participate before school.

Thank you!

Clothing Donations: Nurse's Office

Our nurse's office is currently in need of clothing donations for students who may need an emergency change of clothes during the school day, especially pants.

If you are interested in donating any children's clothing, please send them in to school or drop them off at the main office.

Thank you!

Education Foundation

The Ed Foundation is the district-wide Parent and Teacher group that assists with activities and events at the schools. Meetings are held in the library at Valley Park School. More information is available at Please join us to hear about and help with all the wonderful things we have planned for our schools!