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The Idaho State mandated SBAC Field Test is scheduled to take place in all Boundary County schools for Grades 3-11, beginning April 14, 2014 through May 1, 2014.  Make-up testing may occur as late as May 16, 2014.  The SBAC test will replace the ISAT Language Usage, Reading and Math tests as the State's required standardized test.  The Science ISAT will continue to be administered in the Spring to 5th, 7th and 10th grade students, until further notice from the State.  Two SBAC tests (with two sections each) will be administered, English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. 
Opting out of the SBAC is NOT allowed per the Idaho State Department of Education.  This year's field test provides an opportunity for students to have exposure to the expectations and format of the SBAC test prior to having it count toward their promotion and State graduation requirements next school year.  Student scores will NOT be received at the state level, district level or school level.  As a field test, questions are simply being validated for future testing.  
If you have questions or concerns regarding the test, please feel free to contact Robin Merrifield, Testing Coordinator and Curriculum Director for Boundary County School District, at 208-267-7962.  You may also visit the SBAC website at the following link:
Thank you for your support and understanding during this time of transition.  

The Valley View Student Council has adopted the Second Chance Animal Shelter as the School Community Service Project.

The class with the most donations will receive an ice cream social.

Donations will be delivered on May 1st.  


⇒ Iams, Science Diet, or Fancy Feast wet kitten food

⇒ dry kitten chow

⇒ Purina Indoor Formula Dry Cat Food.

⇒ cat toys 

⇒ kitty litter

⇒ KMR (kitten milk replacer for orphaned kittens. Bonners Ferry Vet Clinic carries it.)


⇒ rawhide chews, especially those for larger size dogs

⇒ dry puppy food 

⇒ canned dog Food

⇒ (Walmart donates large bags of dry dog food, so this is not a need!)

⇒ Please, no Beneful brand of any dog food

⇒ leashes, especially those for large dogs

⇒ choke chain collars, especially those in larger sizes, 18”, 20”, 22”, 24”

⇒ nylon collars

⇒ dog toys, balls, dog ropes, etc

Other Shelter Needs:

⇒ brooms, plastic bristled

⇒ paper towels (any brand)

⇒ dish washing detergent –Preferred brands: Dawn, Gain, Palmolive

⇒ laundry detergent (any brand)

⇒ 18” or 20” rubber floor squeegees

⇒ bathroom cleaner

⇒ bleach

⇒ liquid hand soap

Principal Pflueger Press

April 15, 2014

Friends of Valley View, 


The first week of Idaho State testing has gone very well. The 5th Grade has taken the Science ISAT assessment. This week we begin the new SBAC assessment for math and language arts. In my opinion, this new testing will lead to improved instructional practices.  Following this, we can get back to the regular business of education……and in the Spring this is PROJECT BASED LEARNING! The Knowledge Fair is the grand finale for the 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade students. The 3rd Grade students learn and share information about different countries, the 4th Grade teaches us about the Great State of Idaho and the 5th Grade peaks our CURIOSITY! This all comes together on May 22nd in the VVES Gymnasium. Throughout the school day, projects will be set up. Students research a project of their choice and explain what they have learned to others—this is the basis of any strong educational program! These projects and experiments will be available for public view throughout the day and into the evening. As we appreciate the student work, a free dinner will be served and the Dessert Auction will be held. Student entertainment is also provided. All this and more on Thursday, May 22nd! The week long PTO Book Fair (buy one, get one free) will end on this day.  If you are not there, you are missing out!


Final Notes: 

  • On April 24th “Gear Up” will host an evening of “Food, Fitness & Fun” in the MS from 5:00-7:00 PM. This is open to the community!
  • The Lions’ Club Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the BC Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 19th at 11:00. 
  • Kindergarten Registration for Valley View will be held on Friday, May 9th from 8:00-4:00. Children must be 5 years old by September 1st. Please bring the birth certificate, immunization records and your child! 
  • See the back of this addition of the PPP for items requested by our Student Council for a Community Service Project. Help teach our children to give back to the community!


Upcoming Events

4/16        Kindergarten to Moose Valley 8:30-10:30

5/1          Student Council delivers May Day Flowers & Cards to the Restorium and donated animal shelter supplies to Second Chance

5/8          1st Grade Mothers’ Day Tea

5/8          5th Grade “Move Up Day” AM at the MS

5/9          Kindergarten Registration 8:00-4:00

5/14        Funkhouser B.C. Museum 12:30

5/15        3rd Grade Olympics at Fairgrounds 

5/15        4th Grade to Cataldo Mission—Idaho History Field Trip

5/19-22   Book Fair—buy one/get one free

5/21        Beck B.C. Museum 12:30

5/22        Festival at Sandpoint in VVES    9:00 Naples/Mt. Hall 10:00 VVES

               VVES Knowledge Fair— 3rd Grade Culture/4th Grade Idaho/5th Grade Curiosity Fair 

               Supper & Dessert Auction

5/27        Perez B.C. Museum 12:30

5/28        Jog-A-Thon    This is not a fund raiser……….we run for the health of it!  

5/29        Talent Show—parent permission and audition required.

6/2          Volunteer Appreciation Brunch and Staff vs. 5th Grade Kick Ball Game

6/3          Libby Dam Trip—5th Grade 

6/5          8:30 5th Grade Promotion


Respectfully submitted by,


Gary Pflueger, Principal




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