Valley View Elementary School

Character Trait for April

Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do something,

even when you don't want to do it.

Important Dates

April 24-May 11 ISAT Testing - Grades 3-5
April 27 Kindergarten Tree Planting Ceremony 12:30
May 4 Third grade Refuge field trip
May 5 Kindergarten Registration
May 10 Third grade Customs Trip
May 11 First grade Mother's Day Tea
May 15 Fourth grade field trip to Cataldo Mission
May 18 Kindergarten field trip to Moose Valley Farm
May 18  First grade field trip to Boundary County Airport
May 22-25 Book Fair - Buy one, get one free
May 25 4th/5th grade - Knowledge Fair
June 5 Third grade Olympics at Fairgrounds
June 7 K-2 Jogathon / 3-5 Field Day
June 8 Fifth grade Promotion at HS auditorium - 9:00 a.m.

March Super Star Citizens

March Super Star Citizens

Principal's Press

 April Newsletter 


Valley View Elementary School (VVES) is a busy place with so many great students and hard-working staff.  At VVES we have students and staff that go out of their way to hold doors, pick up garbage on the campus, give an encouraging word when needed, and are just wonderful citizens to be around.  It really is a great place to work and share life with others.


Here at VVES we have a lot to celebrate and I am honored to highlight the following students for being recognized for the character trait of honesty.  The students are: Ben Webster, Olivia Tapani, Troy Haynes, Saoirse Heifner, Carsen Lambert, Kaylee Jeppesen, Riana Hillard, Zane Owens, Addison Lucas, Alex Stolley, Sabastian Vickers, Ava Villelli, Ellie Falck, Dylan Cook, Helene Rae, Chago Jimenez, and Pamela Snyder.  Congratulations to all of these honest students!


Each month Mrs. Petesch does the Family Fitness Challenge which encourages families to be active together.  This month’s winner is, Riley Beggerly, and he received a new ping pong paddle set. Congratulations Riley!  If there are any questions regarding Family Fitness Challenge please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Petesch at school.  Mrs. Petesch would also like to highlight Noah Ratcliff for being the top money collector for the annual Jump Rope for Heart event.  Great job Noah!


There are many activities approaching and VVES would love for you to join us for these events if you can.  Just a few to mention are the many classroom field trips, 5th grade overnight Outdoor School, and our annual field day event near the end of the school year.  Naturally, for many of these volunteers will need to be fingerprinted, so please drop by the district office for the necessary paperwork.


For all upcoming events please visit our webpage at:

Go Badgers!


Nathan Williams

VVES Principal



Certified Employee of the Month

Mrs. Pam Copeland has been a secretary within BCSD 101 for 18 years, 14 of which have been at Valley View Elementary School (VVES).   Anyone that has been in our school understands that she is an integral part of the success within the building.  She multitasks constantly and does a great job overseeing the day to day operations of the school.  From helping sick or hurt students to answering the endless amount of phone calls at VVES, she is a constant ray of light amongst the team.

The staff at VVES appreciate Mrs. Copeland for her wonderful skill set and ability to communicate effectively even in stressful moments.  One staff member stated, “The school may just fall apart if she ever leaves.”  Another person stated, “What does this woman not do?”  As the principal I know without a doubt that my job would be much more difficult if Mrs. Copeland wasn’t so efficient, effective, and enjoyable to be around.

She doesn’t have a classroom, but many students throughout the school enjoy her friendly smile and joyful nature as they enter the building every morning.

Mrs. Copeland has a husband named Larry, a dog, 6 children and 17 grandchildren.  In her free time she enjoys being with family, spending time at the cabin, camping, and reading.

BCSD 101 is very lucky to have Mrs. Pam Copeland within our district supporting students.

All the Best,
Nathan Williams
Valley View Elementary Principal


Take a look at our school!



Valley View Library

Visit our library

Physical Education

Core Standards

Use the following links to learn more about Idaho Core Standards

Idaho Core Standards Overview

Mathematics Standards

English Language Arts/Literary Standards

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Fourth Grade Trout

Mrs Alverez's Art Students


 Mrs. Alverez's students are enjoying art time with Mrs. Wagner.  They are proudly displaying projects in front of their flower  and vase art work.