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Character Trait for Sept.

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Respectful behavior means being considerate of others, being tolerant, dealing peacefully with anger;

being SAFE,CIVIL, and PRODUCTIVE at all times.

Important Dates

Sept. 27 Picture Day
Oct. 5 Walk to School Day
Oct. 11 Author Visit - Ken Nesbitt will be visiting our school
Oct. 12 PTO Meeting - 4:15
Oct. 17-20 Fall Book Fair - Please consider volunteering 
Oct. 20 Book Fair Family Night
Oct. 24 Mathathon Kickoff
Nov.  1 Picture Retake Day


Principal's Press

September 15, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Valley View Elementary School (VVES) is off to a fantastic start with many smiling faces and a whole bunch of energy within our building.  It is great to have all of the students back in school learning new curriculum, reuniting with friends, and growing as people.

 I am thankful for the wonderful team of educators we have and I’m excited to introduce the new personnel that joined us this year.  Teaching the 2nd/3rd grade combination classroom is Mrs. Holly.  She comes to us from out of state with nine years of teaching experience and has enrolled both of her children at VVES.

We also have new classified support team members and they are Mrs. Leach, Mrs. Owens, Mrs. Brinley, Mrs. Leyden, Ms. McMichael, Mr. Carle, Ms. Davis, Mrs. Downing, Ms. Erickson, and Ms. Tinnerella.  Please say hello and welcome them when you get a moment.

Our enrollment is strong this year and we have 75 new students within our school.  With so many unfamiliar faces I believe it is appropriate to reiterate a few things that will help the children remain safe at VVES.  First, our bus drop off and pick-up area is behind the school, and therefore, it has always been asked of parents to please do not drive behind the school from 7:45am – 4:00pm.  This will help keep all of our little students safe as they are loading and unloading the buses.

In addition, please do not drop off, pick up, or temporarily park in the street in front of the school.  It congests things quickly near the crosswalk area and can be a potential accident.  Again, I’m asking this only to help maintain a safe environment for all of our students.

I am a big believer that it takes a village to raise a child and will always encourage parents being a part of their child’s education. Please understand that we would love to have more visitors within our building and we only ask that you enter the front of the building, sign in, and wear a badge while being on campus.

Thank you for your attention regarding this letter.  For all upcoming events and activities please check out our website at:

All the Best,

Mr. Williams

Thank You Caring People for Animals


Recently, representatives of Valley View Elementary School brought a "very large" thank you card, signed by many students, to "Caring People for Animals".  This was to show our great appreciation for the "very large" donation they made this winter to our "Coats for Kids" program.  Boxes of coats, snow pants, boots and gloves arrived at the beginning of the season.  Dozens of boys and girls, throughout the community, were warm this winter thanks to these kind and thoughtful people.  This was made possible through their hard work at their thrift store, and their generosity in sharing their proceeds. 

Names for picture (not in order) Pam Grimmett, Barbara Brown, Duane Batterman, Diana Williams, Shirley Estabrooks, Joyce Schernitzki and George Schernitzki. VV Parent Volunteer, Heather Murray


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Valley View

Mr. Nathan Williams, Principal

6750 Augusta Street

Bonners Ferry, ID  83805

Phone  267-5519

Fax  267-3388

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Author Visit

KennWithBooks.jpgChildren's author, Ken Nesbitt,  will be visiting Valley View on Oct. 11

Click here to learn more about Mr. Nesbitt and enjoy a fun website;

Valley View PTO

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Valley View Library

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4th Grade Kokanee Salmon