Spotlight on Valley Day

  • Valley Day Teams With Soulful Blessings To Feed Those In Need

    In Pennsylvania, more than a million people struggle to feed themselves. Soulful Blessings is a food pantry based in Bristol Borough. Located within Second Baptist Church, it's mission is to help feed those in need throughout the community. The pantry runs solely on volunteers, without whom it could not exist. Valley Day School is proud of the work our student's do in helping Soulful Blessings achieve its goal of feeding those in need. Click the link above to learn more about Soulful Blessings and its services!

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  • Meet Our Clinical Support Team!

    Within our trauma-informed environment, clinical and behavioral support is critical for the personal and academic growth of our students. We believe the root of many behavioral issues students face can be linked to traumatic experiences. Our behavioral and clinical support teams play an important role in fulfilling our mission by helping students identify past trauma and learning new strategies for growth and change. About twenty percent of VDS staff serve in positions that provide our students with clinical or behavioral support. Click the link above to learn more about our Clinical Support Team!

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  • Meet Our Behavior Support Professionals!

    Our staff behavioralists work directly with students to identify healthy behaviors and help students apply those behaviors in and out of school. When negative behavior occurs, our behavioralists will try to determine the causes of the behavior and work with the student, teachers, case managers, and family to determine a course of action to prevent further actions from occurring. In keeping with our philosophy, our behavioralists work within our school's positive behavioral support plan to reinforce pro-social student behavior. Click the link above to learn more about our Clinical Support team!

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  • Learn About Valley Day Leading Ladies!

    Leading Ladies is a weekly group developed on the foundation of Education, Service and Mentorship. We LEARN about ourselves and how we are connecting and disconnecting with with others. We LEARN how to utilize conflict management skills. Finally, we LEARN how to maintain healthy friendships. As Leading Ladies, we SERVE our school and local community by collecting items and bringing them to local shelters. As Mentor our younger students through teaching activities and helping with peer mediation. Click the link above to see Valley Day School's 2021/2022 Leading Ladies!

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  • Facts and Opinions About...Spiders!!!

    VDS students in Room 14 read a story about spiders and completed a reading comprehension activity about facts and opinions. Then, they crafted their very own 'spiders' to go along with the story!. Click the link above to see their creepy creations!

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  • Yummy Geography Cookies!

    Students in Room 12 created physical geography cookies using frosting, sprinkles, and sugar cookies. They learned about valleys, mountains, hills, and other landscapes. Click the link above to see the end result!

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  • What is STEM Station?

    STEM is a teaching philosophy that integrates all four disciplines together into a single, cross-disciplinary program which offers instruction in real-world applications and teaching methods. Makey Makey is a USB device that allows students to transform everyday objects into computer interfaces. During STEM Station, one of our students used this tool to create a circuit using conductive objects. Check out the video above!

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  • Pesto Sauce Ingredients From Our Garden!

    Pesto is a bright green, basil based sauce that originated in Genoa, Italy. The word pesto comes from the Italian word “pestare” which means to crush, as it was typically made by crushing the ingredients with a mortar and pestle. Pesto will keep refrigerated for a week. When harvesting basil in late September and early October, you may consider making a large batch that you can freeze to use over the winter when basil is no longer in season.Freeze pesto in ice cube trays, store the pesto cubes in plastic bags, and then pop a pesto cube into savory dishes for an immediate flavor boost. When preparing pesto specifically for freezing, omit the cheese, and add it to the thawed pesto before serving. If you have Frozen leftover pesto with the cheese, whirl it briefly in the blender to improve its texture. Click the link above for the full recipe!

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  • Fall Harvest With Family & Consumer Science!

    It’s Harvest Time at our Valley Day Learning Garden. The students have been busy in the learning garden, observing, exploring, planting, weeding, and soaking up the fresh air and sun. Now it is time to harvest! September found us harvesting tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, carrots, apples (both Gala and Red Delicious varieties), and fresh herbs: peppermint, lemon balm, thyme, oregano, rosemary, sage, chives, and basil. And there is so much more to come! Click the link above for the full article.

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