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Whole School Math Day

On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 all students in Grade 1 to Grade 6 participated in a whole school math morning. Student were placed on teams with students from all different grade levels. They received a coloured bracelet and traveled around to various centers with their team. Student participated in different math activities such as estimation, data collecting, measurement, tessellations colouring, math facts and cards games. Students worked together within their teams to complete each task. All students were engaged in math activities throughout the morning and had only positive feedback about the day. We hope to have another fun math day in the near future. Until then, enjoy some of the pictures from the day.

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School Council Christmas Raffle

A couple of quick notes regarding the School Council Christmas raffle:

  • One book of raffle tickets was sent home to each family today. Please note that participation is voluntary. If you choose not to participate in selling raffle tickets, we ask that you please return them to the school at your earliest convenience so that we can redistribute them to other students. We ask that raffle ticket stubs and money be returned to the school when you have sold them. In order to help track tickets, we ask that stubs be returned to school before additional tickets are distributed. Please return all stubs and cash to the school no later than Friday, December 8.
  • Donations for raffle baskets are being collected in classes. We are unable to accept cash donations towards the raffle, however if families wish to make a cash contribution, this can be done through the purchase of tickets.

Thank you,

Jason McDonald



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What’s Your Super Power?

On Friday May 5th, 2017 Valleyview celebrated yet another milestone in their fundraising efforts for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. As the students reach each milestone, which has been set by our wonderful leader Mme. Longe, they are awarded with a special day. On Friday we celebrated by dressing as Super Hero’s! Check out the slide show below showcasing some of our amazing staff and students.

Next reward on the stepping stone to our ultimate goal ………. did someone say Pie in the Face?

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Jump Rope for Heart Update

Valleyview has reached it’s goal of $1,500 in just 6 days of fundraising with a total amount of $1,765 raised thus far.

Here’s a shout out to Sophie in Ms. Herbert’s class for fundraising 2/3 of our goal and a special thank you to Sophie’s generous support team.

“While you may be familiar with the sight of Sophie running around Valleyview with her pink walker, you may not be familiar with her story.  Sophie was born quite unexpectedly, 8 weeks early, and weighed only four pounds.  After she was born, she spent four weeks in the NICU in Thunder Bay, during which time the doctors determined that she had bleeding on the brain, and a congenital heart defect.  She was flown to London, Ontario, to see a pediatric cardiologist, who diagnosed her with four ventricular septal defects (holes in the lower chambers of her heart) and one atrial septal defect (hole in the upper chamber of the heart), as well as a more serious condition, called coarctation of the aorta (a pinched aorta, which restricts the flow of blood to the lower part of the body and increases blood pressure above the constriction).  From London, she was taken via ambulance to SickKids Hospital in Toronto, where she underwent heart surgery, at only 29 days old, to repair the coarctation.  The surgery involved removing the narrowed part of her aorta and reconnecting the two ends (called an end-to-end anastomosis).  The surgery was successful, and only ten days later,  she was finally able to come home to Kenora.  Sophie still has annual heart check-ups with a pediatric cardiologist in Winnipeg, to check her blood pressure, make sure her aorta isn’t narrowing again, and monitor the holes in her heart, which were left to close on their own.  As of her last check-up, only two very small holes remained.  Sophie also has cerebral palsy, which is thought to be a result of a combination of her prematurity and congenital heart defects, which is why she uses a wheeled walker to get around.”

-(Abby, Sophie’s mom)

With just over 2 weeks left for children to fundraise, we believe that Valleyview can work together to reach a higher fundraising goal of $5,000. Are you up for the challenge?

With these donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, babies, kids and adults, all over Canada can be helped by people like you.

Remind, and help your child register today at to start fundraising. Join Valleyview’s School Team in order to help us reach an even higher goal of $5,000.

Thank you!

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Jump Rope for Heart 2017

Jump Rope for Heart Comes to Valleyview

Valleyview is starting to fundraise for the Heart and Stroke Foundation by participating in the Jump Rope for Heart event April 21-May 19. Students of all ages are invited to participate. Simply register online at and join the Valleyview fundraising page so we can keep track of Valleyview’s efforts. Valleyview has a goal to raise $1500 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Participating in this event will raise funds for children and adults who were born with heart defects. Please visit the Jump Rope for Heart website and click on either “Parents’ Portal” or “Kids’ Stuff” to learn more.

Friday, April 21, Valleyview held an assembly to teach kids what the Jump Rope for Heart event is all about, why it is important to participate and how they can help people with heart defects all across Canada.

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3-D Bunnies

Mme. Buckle’s Grade 1 class and M. Meadows’ Grade 7C from BBSS had a fabulous time building 3D Easter bunnies at Valleyview April 13th. Students were paired in small groups and used recycled material to plan and build 3D bunnies as a culminating assignment of the Grade 1 Geometry unit. The results were fantastic (and creative) looking Easter bunnies.

(Submitted by Mme. Buckle)

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Beaver Brae Extended French is Coming to Visit!

The Gr. 1 French Immersion class has invited the Gr. 7 Extended French students from BBSS to Valleyview this coming Thursday, April 13th. They will be helping the students to build 3D Easter Bunnies as a culminating project in Geometry. Stay tuned for a full write up and pictures later this week!

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Library Fundraiser QSP Spring Blooms


                            VALLEYVIEW PUBLIC SCHOOL


  • ALL ORDERS CAN BE PLACED & PAID FOR ONLINE! Order Online at Group ID: 3707619

All profit earned goes towards expanding the French section in the library!

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FIRST LEGO League Jr Comes to Valleyview

On Friday March 31st, 2017 Valleyview Public school presented their first round of projects in connection with FIRST LEGO League Jr. Valleyview is the first school in the Kenora are and one of only 3 schools within the KPDSB area.

What is Lego League you ask, well here is the direct quoted information from their website:

It’s never too early to discover STEM.

STEM stands for to science, technology, engineering and math concepts. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.

Guided by adult Coaches, teams (up to 6 members, grades K-4) explore a real-world scientific problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. Then they create a Show Me poster that illustrates their journey of discovery and introduces their team. They also construct a motorized model of what they learned using LEGO elements. In the process, teams learn about teamwork, the wonders of science and technology, and the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Core Values, which include respect, sharing, and critical thinking. At the close of each season, teams come together at Expos to strut their stuff, share ideas, celebrate, and have fun!

Sounds exciting doesn’t it???? Check out the pictures from our first round and stay tuned for two more rounds before the end of the school year.

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