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!

For more info, email

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Latino Family Advisory Board

Find out more, click below.

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. 


Playground Fund

Van Derveer Elementary

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

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Book Fair

Van Derveer Elementary

February 28 - March 4, the week of Read Across America! Volunteer to help kids find their Perfect Fit Books!

Planning is underway! Email to find out how to help!

A planning meeting will take place in the Media Center on February 3rd.

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VDV Indoor Recess Drive

Open Until Filled

Van Derveer Elementary School is holding an Indoor Recess Drive for days of inclement weather, like rain or snow or cold temperatures, when recess needs to be held inside in the classrooms. Help the PTO, VDV teachers, and our kids by donating new games for indoor recess days! Please take a look at the games that the teachers have requested and sign up for any you can donate.

This drive will be held open until filled, and the lists are almost filled! Check out this FINAL link, to finish off the lists!

Thank you all who have donated already!

When you donate an item, please include a note that says which grade it's meant for, as well as whom it was donated by.

Drop off your donation one of three ways:

1) Have your child give it to their classroom teacher.

2) Drop it off at the Main Office.

3) Bring it to the next PTO meeting on Wednesday, January 19 at 7pm.

Thank you for your support! 


Black History Month

Making a Difference

Join to help us support awareness in the schools!


Literacy Initiative

Read to others!

Share the gift of reading with other students. More info to come!

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Valentine's Pencilgrams & Friendshipgrams

February 14, 2022, Valentine's Day

Once again Pencilgrams will be available for purchase at Van Derveer to send in for your students. Festive pencils and Snifty pencils will be wrapped with a bow for your loved one!

This year Somerville Middle School students will be included in the fun! Students can purchase Friendshipgram stickers for their friends to celebrate the holiday!

Sign up forms will be sent home!

Planning is underway! Email us to help out!

Spring Buds

Spring Fundraiser


Support school activites!

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Teacher Appreciation


Teachers help us everyday! Let's thank them for all of their hard work!

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Field Day


Show your spirit!