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Principal Pflueger Press

February 4, 2015

Friends of Valley View,                                                                                  

      The second half of the school year will move like the wind! Many activities and special projects mark the way to the end of the year. Your attention to these events will help your child succeed! After Spring Break, March 30-April 2, all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will take the Idaho State Standardized Assessment, the new ISAT by SBAC (Idaho State Achievement Test by Smarter Balance). Please follow the link on the right hand side of this web page to get a better understanding of this new requirement. Knowledge is power!

     Included with this edition of the PPP is a Student Residency Mid-Year Check required by Title One and a VVES Family Survey. The Homeless Survey helps us identify students and families that need additional support. This information is kept very confidential. The Valley View Family Survey will provide great information to me for program growth and improvement. Please return these by February 12th. 

     March 2nd marks the anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! March 2nd through the 5th is “Read Across America Week”, which will be celebrated throughout our great country. Many activities toward this celebration will occur. To prepare for this commemoration a “Book Exchange” will be held during all of February. Please donate previously read children’s books to exchange for a new/used book! On Monday, Green Eggs & Ham will be served for lunch. Tuesday, the Book Exchange will be held; all students will receive a new book. Wednesday is PJ Day when we all “get comfortable” with a good book!  Thursday is the day of the VVES Winter Carnival. New games and activities will be held, along with traditional favorites. Pizza will be served!!! You will also have the opportunity to register to vote for the upcoming BCSD Levy, at this evening event. The Carnival is a Boundary County Community event!

Upcoming events

2/5                  2:15-3:00 Native American Dance at VVES

2/11                4:15 PTO Meeting

2/13                5:30 School Board Meeting  

2/19                4th Grade Ski Trip to Schweitzer

3/2-5               Read Across America Week—Dr. Seuss

3/2                  We will serve Green Eggs & Ham for lunch

3/3                  Student Book Exchange—All students will get one free book!

3/4                  PJ Day “Stop, Drop & READ”

3/5                  Guest Readers from the BCMS Drama Class 

3/5                  5:00-7:00 PM PTO School Carnival—games, food and fun

3/5                  5th Grade Ski Trip to Schweitzer

3/10                Vote on the LEVY

3/18                2:00 Idaho Theatre “Maggie Lumiere and the Ghost Train”

                      —in the gym

If you think there is nothing to do in Bonners Ferry……………………you’re

not looking very hard!

P.S. Keep those BoxTops, LiteHouse Lids and Campbell Soup labels coming in!! These are free money and very much appreciated!!! The next deadline to submit is in two weeks. Get them in ASAP!!!!!!

Respectfully submitted by,                                                                                       

Gary Pflueger, Principal


Note: Parking Change—Due to the needs of a Valley View student, an area in the south parking lot will be designated as a “Handicap Loading Zone”. This will eliminate some parking areas in this “Staff Only” parking area. Parents, please use the parking lot area in front of the school to load and unload your child(ren). Thanks!!!          



Certified Employee of the Month             

paula.jpg Mrs. Paula Schulte graduated from Bonners Ferry High School, in 1992. She attended LCSC, earning a Bachelor of Science, K-8 Teaching Certificate, with Suma Cum Laude honors. She has dedicated her skills and knowledge to the children of Boundary County ever since. Mrs. Schulte’s first teaching job in BCSD was in 1997 at the Middle School. She transferred to Evergreen the next year, where she taught a 2nd-3rd grade split level class. In 2010, when Evergreen was closed, she moved to Valley View, where she currently teaches 5th Grade. 

Paula is an excellent teacher! She truly loves and respects her students, and they respond in kind. When you walk into her class, you can immediately see and feel that a strong culture for learning has been established. Classroom procedures are clear; the expectations are high. Mrs. Schulte keeps the students engaged and actively involved in the lessons. Paula does not shy away from new challenges or opportunities to learn. Public education can be very demanding, with new state mandates and a need to incorporate technology. She stays on the cutting edge; she is a lifelong learner! When asked how she does it, her response is “The kids make it easy to come to work!” Paula has been married to Mike for 13 years. They have two wonderful children, Paisley and Porter. Paula still has a competitive streak, which is shown on the softball field or in any friendly challenge. 


Classified Employee of the Month

Mrs. Darla Evans is a member of the 1989 graduating class of Bonners Ferry High School. Since this time she has investeddarla.jpg in the children of Boundary County. Darla came to Valley View Elementary School nine years ago, after running a day care center in Moyie Springs. Her first job at VVES was an AmeriCorp position; this challenging position provides reading support for the at-risk student population. The skills she showed in this temporary position landed her a full-time career in the Life Skills Department at Valley View, where she has been for the last seven years.

Life Skills, in our public school, is for students with disabilities who need additional support in their social, behavioral and/or academic development. This is not work for the weary! It is a very hard job! Darla is a distinguished employee; she enjoys the students and they clearly respond to her attention! The students make tremendous gains under her guidance with the support of Matt Dinning, the certified member of the team. Darla enjoys the challenge. It is said best in her own words, “I am continually inspired and humbled by my students! They persist to make improvement, in spite of their challenges.” Darla is truly a beautiful person, inside and out! 

Darla is an avid outdoorswoman. Hunting, camping, kayaking, cross-country skiing are among her pass time activities. She has been married to her husband Doug, for 23 years. They have been blessed with two wonderful boys: Brenden is 19 years old and serving in the U.S. Army and Mat, 22 years, is headed to Graduate School at the University of Great Falls.       



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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
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  4. Help others when you can
  5. Say please/thank you often
  6. Read books
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