Support the PTO to plan and run activites that benefit the school and children!
Come to meetings, donate your time or funds, or join a program committee!

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Field Day

Friday, May 27, 2022

Field Day will be held at both VDV and SMS on Friday, May 27th, which is also a half day for all!

Volunteer for the water tent, handing out ice pops and running games!

A sign up will be shared for volunteers at both schools.

On Friday, 5/27 VDV students will participate in our annual Field Day! The PTO in conjunction with the VDV Field Day committee are seeking parent/guardian volunteers to support our efforts ensuring that this a fantastic experience for our kids. We are looking for 30-40 volunteers (first-come first-serve basis) to help assist throughout the half day at a variety of stations, including ice-pops, water, and games.

The hours of field day will be 8:45am until 1pm dismissal.

Thank you in advance for all the help!

Click on VOLUNTEER to help out!


Playground Fund

Van Derveer Elementary

Help decide the best equipment to spend the fund on for the VDV playground! Your opinions matter!

Join the committee list to be involved in the current discussions with the district, principal and engineers, to add equipment, make the playgrounds accessible to all, and refloor the playgrounds! Some new equipment will be added This Year! And PTO has a special Playground Fund just to help with future efforts of the Playground Commitee!! Join the committee and come to PTO meetings to find out how you can help!!

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Junta Asesora de Familias Latinas

Latino Family Advisory Board

La Junta Asesora de Familias Latinas se comunica y brinda acceso equitativo a los estudiantes latinos en asociación con las Escuelas Públicas de Somerville y la PTO de Somerville NJ.

The Latino Family Advisory Board communicates and provides equitable access to latino students in partnership with the Somerville Public Schools and Somerville NJ PTO.