Odds and ends from Valley View
January 30, 2013
By Gary Pflueger
Valley View Elementary
We are halfway through the school year—we must
be having fun, ‘cuz time is sure flying! I typed
up a list of upcoming events, listed below, and
we are busy. I have a number of odds and ends to
let you know about.
First, some celebrations:
~ Kenn Nesbitt was great fun! The assembly was
enjoyable and the afternoon workshops great.
Thanks go out to our sponsors: Debbie Pauls of
Idaho Reads, the Rotary Club and the Eagles.
~The District Spelling Bee was held over the
weekend. Winning the third grade division was
Olivia Pinkerton of Mt. Hall, coming in second
place was Miles Lefebvre from Valley View. Chase
Tucker and Hayden Stockton, both of Valley View,
fought it out in the fourth grade finals with
Chase taking it in an exciting “spell-off."
Fifth grade came down to Katie Clairmont Valley
View, Katelyn Hutchinson, Mt. Hall, and Alex
Garey, Valley View, with first through third
coming in this order. Great job to these
students and all the other class winners!
~ Valley View's contribution to the Martin
Luther King, Jr. “Fill the Bus” program was 842+
food items and one bottle of shampoo. Mrs.
Funkhouser’s class brought in the most; Mrs.
Smith and Mrs. Beck were second and third. Great
job Student Council!
~ We just received a check from BoxTops for
$908! Great stuff! Keep these coming in!!! On
the back of this letter is a new fundraiser from
Litehouse, which will pay 50 cents for every
lid, outer package or receipt of purchase. We
now have a collection box for these.
~ The fruit and vegetable snack program is
running great! All students have enjoyed a
different treat each day, provided through a
grant. Thank you Tammy and the Food Service
Now, some needs:
~ Debbie Flory is running an optional “Smarties
Club” during first recess. The students join her
to work on their multiplication facts, and she
needs playing cards for this. If you have any
new or old cards which can be donated, please
drop them by.
~ We have found a few cases of head lice, which
the school has handled appropriately. This is a
good time of the year to check your child at
home. Also, remind them not to share hats and
coats. Any parent who would like to join our
“Lice Busting Team,” please let the office know;
we could use more help. We will provide
~ We now have a parent input survey on our web
page. Please make time to share your thoughts
with us. We want your input on our teaching
2/5 School Board at Naples 6 p.m.
2/6 Winter Writing Assessment given to students
2/6 PTO Meeting. Superintendent Conley will
discuss the upcoming M&O at 4:15 p.m. in
cafeteria. This event is open to all parents.
2/7 5th grade ski
2/14 4th grade ski
Student Council’s Red, White and Blue Day in
honor of Presidents’ Day
2/18 Presidents Day—No School
2/20 2nd Grade Tubing
2/21 Winter Carnival at VVES
2/26 Visiting Author Carol Muzik, 4th and 5th
grade workshop—no assembly
2/28 Mountain West Bank PTO Raffle
3/4-8 “I LOVE TO READ WEEK” Do I shave off my
mustache on the 6th? It is up to the students!
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