Boonton Township Public Schools

Rockaway Valley School
Phone 973-334-4162

11 Valley Road Boonton Township, NJ 07005
Fax: 973-316-6956


November 2015


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

7:00pm/RVS Library




Heather Hamman, Eve Fusco, Christina Sanclimenti, Meghan Jantzen, Sue Ananian, Andrea Honan, Kim Forte, Sandra Fayo, Traci Rutt, Alison Bock, Sandra Trimble, Francie Cina, Ann Shannon, Ms. Truncale and Dr. Angelillo


Call To Order


Superintendent’s Report:

Dr. Angelillo provided calendar reminders, school closed for teachers’ convention

11/25 early dismissal, closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday after. Delayed opening Monday 11/30 due to professional learning day for staff.


Thank you to Heather Hamman and HSA for trunk or treat, class moms and parents who helped with Halloween parade and parties, thanks to Eve Fusco for delivering spirit wear.


The 2nd school spirit day was yesterday, participation not as good, at about 82%, down from 90%.


PARCC scores will be released at the end of November for grades 3-8 and must be disseminated through Genesys or Instant Alert, check virtual backpack for updates. On drop down on PARCC home page, you can see how scores are being displayed. NJ one of few states that categorizes 1-5 proficiency, this state will qualify a student as passing if they receive a 4 or 5. If less than 95% of the school participates, feds came come in and withhold state aid. Helps to inform instructional decisions.


STEAM is going well. In the 2nd marking period every teacher must develop a STEAM activity, it’s a great new way for students to problem solve.


Exploring the possibility of an accelerate 7th and 8th math program. RVS does not currently have one, option of accelerated Algebra I with Geometry at the end of the grade.


RVS is moving to a paperless environment. Next school year there will be the ability for parents to view all report card grades for MP 1, 2 and 3 and the final card will be sent home.




Board of Education Report:

BOE accepted the following:

resignation of Fordyce position of Athletic Coordinator, effective the 5th, 31 years of service; BOD thanked him for his years of service

Jennifer Poniken, approved for positon of special education teacher, effective Oct. 19th

Megan Ganley, approved for position of Elementary Resource Room Teacher, effective Oct. 19th

John Heller, approved as Girl’s Basketball Coach

Next BOE meeting is Nov. 18th


Teacher’s Report:

Ms. Truncale thanks us for the Kid’s Stuff Books and for the trunk or treat. Teachers received wish lists. Thanks for all the continued support and encouragement.



Reading of the Correspondence:

Mr. Murray confirmed that George Scillia did have surgery and was doing

well. We sent him a get well card to his home.

Ms. Lober – congrats on birth of her grandson

Thank you to the Paul and Biamante Family for their donations

Received a thank you card from Ms. Kuhl for the coupon book

Received a thank you card from Ms. Toles for the New Teacher Start Up $


Treasurer’s Report:

TD Bank: $8,724.85

Operating Account: $1,248.52

BOA: $14.79 – account will remain open, needed for raffle


Committee Reports


Tammy not present; nothing to report


Cultural Arts-Shows:

Story Pirates is booked; hip hop guy at the end of the school year


Cultural Arts-Authors:

Trying to get a date for the author

Lunch Coordinator:

Nothing to report


Lunch Volunteer Coordinator:

Snack Duty has been transferred to Nicole Bore




Nothing to report


Lower Grade Liaisons:

Lower Grade Fun Night confirmed for 16th; hamster things; booger ball; Wii dance; parents will need to attend; 2 hour duration from 6 pm – 8 pm; approval for $1750.00


Upper Grade Liaisons:

Nothing to report.


8th Grade Liaison:

Nothing to report.


Library Liaison:

Book Fair scheduled for Nov. 30th


Mountain Lakes Liaison:

Bonnie not present. Nothing to report.


Family Support:

Kim not present. Heather confirmed, families did receive spirit wear.


MAC Liaison:

North porch successful. Donations in lobby. Last collection date was today, Nov. 3rd. 7th and 8th grade dance was on October 30th, successful. YMCA will host an event for the 6th grade on January 30th and there will be a 5th grade roller skating event on the 27th of February.


Fundraising Events for 2015-2016


Boosterthon – links/info included in email. Will need two volunteers/day. Please contact Heather for questions/comments. Date: 2/1 to 2/11

My Hero & Me Dance – Jan. 22nd from 6:30 pm – 9 pm; Pre K – 4th (Girl Scouts to cancel regular dance but asking GS leaders/helpers to help with this event, can be done through Sign Up Genius or email to lower grade parents by Francie) - $25/ticket in advance; $30 at door, Twsp. residents could be included; $250 for DJ approved

Comedy Night/Trick Tray/50/50 – March 5th at Parsippany PAL, can hold 300+ people, need tricky tray items! And a committee – suggested prize could be front row tickets to a concert at RVS; $1800 Comedy night approved

Pie Sale – Flavors: Apple, Apple Walnut, Pecan and Pumpkin. Thanksgiving sale, we need an initial night count on Wednesday, 11/11; final count on Friday 11/13; Delivery will be Tuesday before Thanksgiving, profit of $3/pie;  

Dawn to send email to teachers regarding pie sale.

Roma’s Dinner – November and December dates? 11/18, 12/16

Charleston Wrap – paper forms to be submitted this weekend

ML Election Day Bake Sale & Spirit Wear – all spirit wear is in, working on winter sale; $5k in orders, $666.60 to HSA; trying for Thanksgiving order; shorts; post templates for embroidery now that we have examples in school lobby; if you ordered a headband and want it embroidered, you can resubmit it for a $4.00 charge; pulled pork was a success, 60 orders, $1,166 profit

Square One Art – closed; $4,000 retail, $1,500 to HSA consistent to prior years

Project Star – Had 45+ children participate, 16 volunteers, sold 30+ bracelets, profit of $193.50 for HSA

Gertrude Hawk – Canceled


Open Floor

Christina Sanclimenti had an idea for a concept of a Halloween Costume Closet to be organized as a fundraiser for the 2016-17 year. Gently used costumes for kids, infants, adults including accessories could be donated and collected on certain days in the lobby. Categorized and organized in the month of September. Closet would open October 1 and kids/parents could “shop”. Possible set up in the library on racks. All funds for sale or rental of costume to go to the HSA. Idea liked, will be revisited at the end of the school year ’16 to prep for coming Fall ’16 if HSA wants to pursue.