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Principal Pflueger Press

March 16, 2015

Friends of Valley View,                                                    

 First and foremost, recognition to all who supported the levy! On behalf of the students and staff, I sincerely thank you! We are now challenged to give you your money’s worth; Valley View Elementary will deliver!!!

The next “Child Find” is on Friday, March 20th from 8:00-4:00.  This is a free well-child developmental checkup for children ages birth to five years old. BCSD Developmental Preschool, NIC Head Start Program, and the Idaho Infant/Toddler Program will be there to check hearing, vision, speech and language, motor skills, self-help adaptive skills, knowledge and problem-solving skills, and social/behavioral growth.  To schedule an appointment, please call the Special Education secretary at 267-7962.  

Yes, it's that time of the year......YEARBOOK order forms have been sent home with the students. The due date for orders is March 26th (the last school day before Spring Break), and the cost is $10.  The yearbook order is limited—first come, first serve! You and your children will love looking at these over the years!

The Valley View PTO Community Carnival was GREAT FUN!!! The Carnival grossed over $2500. After expenses, the profit proved higher than last year. The math-a-thon was also a success, bringing in over $1,600. Special thanks to all active Parent-Teacher Organization members! 

Upcoming Events:

3/26                End of 3rd Quarter of School

3/30-4/2         Spring Break

4/8                  4:15 PTO Meeting                

4/20                3rd- 5th Grade ISAT-SBAC testing begins

5/8                  Valley View Kindergarten Registration for 2015-2016. 

                       Please pas the word; bring your child's birth certificate

                       and immunization records.

5/13                4:15 PTO Meeting

5/14                3rd Grade Olympics at the Fairgrounds

5/17-21            VVES Knowledge Fair, Book Fair, Dinner and Dessert


5/19                3rd Grade Culture Fair and ppotluck

5/20                4th Grade field trip to Cataldo Mission

5/21                3rd Grade field trip to the Refuge

5/21                5th Grade Curiosity Projects judging

5/21                Dinner and Dessert Auction; 4th Grade entertainment

5/25                Memorial Day—No School

5/28                Talent Show - parents are welcome to perform with their child

6/1                  Volunteer Appreciation Brunch and Kickball Game      

                      Staff vs. 5th grade

6/4                  12:20 Dismissal - Last day of school       

Respectfully submitted by,                                                                                     

Gary Pflueger, Principal

Accompanying this letter is a second copy of the parent survey, sent out four weeks ago. I did not get the return I was looking for. If you have not responded, take time to complete the form. If you like what we are doing, please let us know. If you have a concern or suggestion, I need to know! Please return this survey before Spring Break, Thanks! GP                


 Parents, please use the parking lot area in front of the school      



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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