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

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. 


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


Principal's Press


January 2017

Dear Friends of Valley View,

Although it is cold outside things inside of Valley View are heating up with many activities going on this month.  We have so much to be thankful for and great students to highlight. 

The month of December we celebrated the monthly character trait of generosity.   It is my privilege to announce that the following students were named, Super Star Citizen of the Month:

Ezekiel Cornett, Christian Jurado, Journey Erickson, Bryn Griffiths, Madelynn Moore, Alex Jimenez, Carmen West, Emily Adams, Madisen Faulconer, Giuliana Abraham, Kaden DesRosiers, Stryder Liermann, Wyatt Raynor, Thomas Hoggan, Gabe Jackson, Sophie Morgen, and Kamen Nelson.  Please congratulate these wonderful students when you can!

The school wide Elks National Free Throw Shooting competition is complete and I would like to highlight the following students for winning their division.  Taren Bateman and Peyton Hinthorn won the 8 & 9 year old girls and boys division, and Sydney Hinthorn and Asher Williams won the 10 & 11 year old division.  All (4) students represented VVES very well in Sandpoint on January 7th and both Taren Bateman and Asher Williams advanced and will shoot in Kellogg on January 21st.  Please wish them good luck when you see them.  Please thank Mrs. Petesch for organizing this great event once again.

At VVES we have some upcoming events that I would like to share.

  • 5th Grade Leadership is putting on the annual event of “Fill the Bus!”  Please bring in all non-perishable foods starting today and ending Thursday, Jan. 12th.  Thank you!
  • January 16th – No school due to a holiday.
  • January 30th – February 2nd will be Parent/Teacher Conferences, please contact your teacher.


There is much more happening at our school and I would encourage you to visit us at our webpage for all upcoming events:

All the Best,

Nathan Williams

Principal of Valley View Elementary

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Fourth Grade Trout