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We are receiving information that schools are receiving phone calls that are implying that there is an active shooter in the school building.  The information I have received is that these messages are pre- recorded.  I have met with law enforcement and all building administrators were briefed today about this issue.  We are informing our staffs and secretaries to be vigilant in our duties to students.

As a parent, if you hear anything that may help us make  certain all students continue to be safe in our school district, please let your administrator know or contact the district office at 267-3146.

Valley View Kindergarten Art Students created murals titled, "Our Town." Students were more then eager to draw their homes, neighborhoods, streets, river and fire stations.
2nd and 3rd grade art students at Valley View made, "Woven Watercolors" which are currently on display in the school's hallway.

Principal Pflueger Press

May 5, 2015

Friends of Valley View,                                                

With the weather getting warmer, often clothing gets more comfortable, or as we see it—smaller. The VVES Handbook has a specific section dedicated to “Dress Code”. Modesty is the main rule! Please no spaghetti strap shirts, no underwear should be showing and shorts must be below finger tip length. Also, the clothing must cover the midriff, back and chest area. If you need more information please refer to Policy #3260, “Dress and Personal Appearance”.  

This is an exciting time: special projects, activities and field trips mark the way to the end of the year. Please make sure to mark your calendars with the events which pertain to you and your children. The biggest week is May 18-21, The VVES Knowledge & Book Fair! This annual event features the 3rd Grade Culture Fair, the 4th Grade Idaho Appreciation Projects and the 5th Grade Curiosity Fair. In these “Project Based Learning” activities, the students investigate, display and explain a specific area or course of study. These three academic actions form the tri-fecta of learning, creating a greater depth of knowledge and understanding. The week concludes on Thursday, May 21st, with a very special evening, featuring a free meal, entertainment and the best dessert auction since Evergreen School. Please make time to stop in, enjoy listening to the students, while benefiting from a free family meal. What could be better?!?  Finally, start thinking about the “Talent Show”. The Student Council has voted to allow parents to participate with their children, if you dare! 

Respectfully submitted by,

Principal Pflueger

Upcoming events:

5/18-21 Knowledge Fair and Book Fair

5/18             2:45 H.S. Band Concert at VVES

5/19             3rd Grade Culture Fair

5/19             12:30-2:30 4th grade Shryock to museum

5/20             4th Grade to Cataldo Mission

5/21             9:45- 2:00  1st Grade to Airport and Fairground

5/21             3rd Grade field trip to the Refuge

5/21             Festival at Sandpoint 5th Grade Outreach Program in

                   VVES Cafeteria                       

                   9:00 Naples & Mt. Hall      10:00 Valley View

5/21             5th Grade Curiosity Projects judging

5/21             Free Dinner and Dessert Auction; 4th Grade entertainment

5/25             Memorial Day—No School

5/26             VVES Jog-a-thon. Not a fund-raiser; we just run for the

                    health of it!!!

5/27             12:30-2:30 4th grade Funkhouser to museum

5/27             5th Grade Libby Dam

5/28             12:00-12:45 Library Aide Party

5/28             2:00 Talent School

5/29             teacher workday

6/1               9:00 Volunteer Appreciation Assembly  9:30 Brunch        

                   10:30 Kickball Game  Staff & Volunteers vs. 5th grade

6/2                11:00-1:00 P.E. Celebration

6/3               PM 5th Bowling (award for meeting individual reading goal)

6/4               8:30 5th Grade Promotion   12:20 Dismissal


  • Summer Reading Program at VVES Thursdays June 25-July 30 library/computer lab from 11:00-2:00 “Every Hero has a Story”.   Open to all comers! Lunch will be provided.  Please Notice Time Change!!

Please do not drive to the back of our building before or after school. This area is for staff parking and bus pickup/drop off only. This is a student safety issue! 


Classified Employee of the Month

Mrs. Sarah Binnall, Secretary at Valley View Elementary School.

sarah.jpgThe frontline of a school comes from the administrative assistant and receptionist. An efficient school needs this person to be pleasant, effective, knowledgeable, patient and consistent. Valley View Elementary School has this in Mrs. Sarah Evelyn Binnall. Sarah has served the Boundary County School District for seven years; her first year as the IDLA instructor at Riverside H.S., the second in the Resource Room at Valley View and the next six in the School Office.

Sarah, a native of California, moved to Bonners Ferry in 2001. She was a member of the BFHS graduating class of 2002. Sarah meet her husband Chris, a contractor in Bonner Ferry and they were married in 2008.

Sarah loves the young children and their untouched spirit. She enjoys her colleagues, who regard her with the highest respect. She also enjoys the fast paced nature of the job. Together with Pam Copeland, the two office staff members take care of a huge array of tasks and emergencies.  These include, but are not limited to: monitoring the front door, meeting and greeting all who enter or call, taking roll for 343 students, making sure lunch count is in, taking message for students, inputting student and family information, ordering supplies; typing schedules and supervision checklists, completing end of the year state reports, preparing for the next year, and the list goes on forever!  One of her most important daily tasks is helping students when they are in need; this ranges from scraped knees to more serious injuries, the stomach flu and many other illnesses, head lice and even hurt feelings. This kind of job is not for the idle or the weak of heart. Sarah is organized and efficient. She always has a smile on her face and laughter is often heard in the office area. I know I could not do my job without the office support we all receive!

Sarah is a naturalist; she lives off-grid. She enjoys cooking, gardening, raising chickens and building furniture. Recently, personal misfortune fell upon Sarah and her husband when their home was completely destroyed by fire. Sarah has continues to stay positive and strong for the students and staff of Valley View. This tremendous inner strength is a testimony to her indomitable spirit. We are lucky to have her with us at Valley View Elementary!

Principal Pflueger  

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Valley View

Mr. Gary Pflueger, Principal

6750 Augusta Street

Bonners Ferry, ID  83805

Phone  267-5519

Fax  267-3388

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  1. Don’t lie
  2. Don’t cheat
  3. Don’t steal
  4. Help others when you can
  5. Say please/thank you often
  6. Read books
  7. Be responsible
  8. Show respect
  9. If those around you do not follow these rules, politely remind them of the above