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Principal Pflueger Press

June 3rd Final Edition 2013-2014

Friends of Valley View,

On Thursday, the 5th of June, the school year will end at 12:20! BUT LEARNING DOES NOT END! This summer, please do the best you can to keep the written word in front of your children. Have your child read daily!!! Math games and writing activities will keep all of our students on an even keel. Like any body part, the brain will atrophy without exercise. Give your child the challenge they need to keep up with their peers or even move beyond. 

This summer, the Valley View School Library will be open on Thursdays, June 19th to July 31st from 11:00-2:00. During this time, our library and computer lab will be available for current students. Lunch will be served! Debbie Pauls, Teresa Rae and Sheila Lavala will work with the school and community librarians to make this special summer program shine!

 

Written on the back of this letter, is a list of free educational Internet Sites. If you need a computer, please see the attached letter; this is a pretty good deal!!! If you do not have the Internet, the Public Library is at your disposal. The Boundary County Public Library is a special place!

 

Speaking of the Public Library:

  • Story Time continues to be the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. All ages are welcome.    
  • 2014 Summer Reading Program, “FIZZ BOOM READ” will run from June 18th to August 1st. Signups will be available on June 9th at the Public Library.

 

Two notes to finish up with:

  • Continue to collect Box Tops and Litehouse lids/labels over the summer. These items make a large financial contribution to our school!
  • The class lists for 2014-2015 will be posted on August 14th.  

 

On behalf of the staff, I would like to thank you for another positive school year. We, at VVES, are looking forward to another great school year. Challenges make us stronger! I sincerely appreciate the trust this community has offered me. I look forward to leading this program deep into the 21st Century.

 

Respectfully submitted by,

Gary Pflueger, Principal

 

P.S.  READ, READ & READ some more! Write letters and poems! Play math games! Play together, love each other, and stay positive! Stay healthy, exercise and eat well! Success begins in the home! Occasionally stop, hug your child and take a quick look for head lice (they really never go away).  

 

 

Have a Great Summer! And remember………………..

The more you read, the more you know,

The more you know, the smarter you grow,

The smarter you grow, the stronger your voice,

When speaking your mind or making a choice!

 

Have a Safe, Civil & Productive summer!!!

Great websites that lead you to fun activities and interesting stuff.

1. National Geographic Kids' Site http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/ 

News, games, activities, experiments, cartoons, coloring books. Great feature articles.

2. The Little Animals Activity Centre http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/menu.shtml 

Play a word game with Digby Mole, a numbers game with Count Hoot, read a story with StoryBear, or play a music game with Foxy Dancer. 

3. San Francisco Symphony Kids' Site http://www.sfskids.org/

Fun with music! Learn about symphonies. Listen to different instruments play. Compose your own music. Click "Radio" to hear some of the world's best music.

4. Seussville http://www.seussville.com/ 

Play games, read books, read a biography of Dr. Seuss. This is a site based on the works of Dr. Seuss.

5. Literacy Center http://www.literacycenter.net/ 

Great games for Kindergarten! Letters, numbers, shapes, colors, writing.

6. Funbrain http://www.funbrain.com/ 

Great educational games for kids.

7. Sports Illustrated for Kids http://www.sikids.com/ 

All about sports for kids.

8. Crayola Kids http://www.crayola.com/ 

Arts and crafts, games, quote of the day, jukebox, card creator, color corner, coloring and activities!

9. PBS Kids Games http://pbskids.org/games/

Fun games - matching, coloring, shapes, design a cereal box, music, and much more.

10. Math Magician Games http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/cathymath.html 

Basic fact website

11. Power My Learning http://powermylearning.org/   

Has thousands of free educational games & learning activities for kids in all major K-12 subjects & aligned to the Common Core Standards

12. NASA For Kids http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/#.U2AXPPldWSo 

Brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA and play games too.

13. The Stacks For Kids http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/ 

Sign in to the online website for kids about books, reading, authors, and games. Kids connect to books through online friends in their community profiles.

 

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