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Please donate new or gently used children’s books
for our Community Book Exchange.
Upcoming Literacy Events:
Gary Hogg Tuesday, February 18th (garyhoggbooks.com)
Renee Riva Tuesday, February 25th (reneeriva.com)
Be watching for the schedule of events.
You are invited to join the assemblies and presentation by our visiting authors.
There will be a time available for the authors to sign books in our school library.
Read Across America Week
March 3- 6, 2014
Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
For more information visit the websites or call Debbie Pauls, @ 208-267-7421 or Valley View 208-267-5519
The Certified Teacher of the Month is: Mrs. Teresa Smith
Teresa graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. Her initial teaching assignment was in 2005 at Mt. Hall as the ESL Teacher (English Second Language) for District #101. In this challenging position she used a variety of programs to meet the needs of students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2006 she accepted a Kindergarten position at Valley View. The next year she was transferred to second grade, which she has enjoyed and excelled at ever since.
Teresa Smith is an excellent teacher. Her professional style is a wonderful blend of common sense, intelligence and experience. Using the Love and Logic Philosophy, she is able to reach students with extreme behavioral needs. She is firm, fair and consistent. With hard work and determination, she prepares each child for their future academic challenges. As any strong educator must be, Teresa is a life-long learner. She is a team player, as evident by adopting school-wide training and practices. She is also a leader; she has taken on the lead position in the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support Program at VVES.
Teresa is highly respected as a professional educator by her colleagues at Valley View and within the district. She is appreciated by the parents and loved by the students. It is my distinct honor and privilege to work alongside this fine individual. The tribute of Certified Teacher of the Month is justly deserved!
February 10 2014
Friends of Valley View Elementary School,
We are now in the second half of the school year; the clock will spin quickly for the rest of the school year! Make sure to stay informed of the upcoming events, as we have many activities happening. In our effort to continually improve the VVES Program, we have initiated a new process. A team of teachers are now attending the Idaho School-Wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support Program, sponsored by the Idaho State Dept. of Education and BSU. Two new procedures have come out of this state-wide training: the PAWS - acknowledgement for students who are providing positive role modeling, and Discipline Referrals or “Pink Slips”. When a student earns a PAW for exhibiting Safe, Civil and Productive behavior, their name is placed on a paper Badger PAW and posted in the hallway. At the end of the month, these PAWS are placed in a container and one name is drawn out for each grade level. The selected students can then choose an item from the Badger Pride display case. The discipline referral form works the other way. Depending upon the seriousness of a mistake, a student may be given a Pink Slip. The student then meets with me and we determine the consequences; as most problems happen at recess, a loss of the next recess is often the solution. Most minor problems we try to solve at school, but after three discipline referrals, the parent/guardian will be notified. Upon the fourth discipline referral the student will be suspended. On the positive side, if a child goes more than a month without receiving a discipline referral, we will move back a step. With this system we can document where and when issues are happening, the consistency of the disciplinary action and the effectiveness of the self-monitoring of behavior.
The District Spelling Bee was held on Saturday, January the 25th; the winners were: 3rd Grade—1st Malia Berry (Naples), 2nd Corine Spain (VV), 3rd Makenna Olson (Mt. Hall); 4th Grade—1st Skyeler Zimmerman (Mt. Hall), 2nd Olivia Pinkerton (Mt. Hall), 3rd Cory Clairmont (VV); 5th Grade—1st Lauren Onstott (Mt. Hall), 2nd Chase Tucker (Mt. Hall), 3rd Regina Claphan (VV). Congrats to all participants!
The canned food drive results for the Martin Luther King, Jr. “Fill the Bus” Project are: 1st Place Mrs. Dinsmore with 128 items, 2nd Place Mrs. Funkhouser 103, 3rd Place Mrs. Beck 94. The total number of items collected at Valley View was 802! Good job students, the community thanks you!
We are holding a book drive during the month of February. We ask families to donate used children’s book that their child has read and/or outgrown. A book exchange, where every child can take a donated book, will then be held March 3, the beginning of Dr. Seuss “Read Across America Week”!
2/3-27 Used Book Drive
2/13 4th grade ski
2/17 4:00 Auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre at BFHS
2/18 Visiting Author Gary Hogg assemblies Look him up at: garyhoggbooks.com
2/19 2nd Grade Tubing
2/25 Visiting Author Renee Riva assemblies Look her up at: reneeriva.com
2/27 Valley View Winter Carnival
3/3-6 Dr. Seuss Birthday and “Read Across America Week”
3/6 5th grade ski
3/19 5th grade ski (re-scheduled from 2/6)
4/14-5/15 SBAC testing for grades 3rd, 4th, 5th starts (the new ISAT)
5/19-22 Knowledge Fair/Book Fair/Dessert Auction
5/29 Talent Show
6/2 Volunteer Appreciation and Kick Ball Game
6/5 5th Grade Promotion
Respectfully submitted by,
Gary Pflueger, Principal
BoxTops will be submitted at the end of the month. Please turn in all you have before Feb. 27th. Thanks!