Viking News

May 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Valley View Parents and Families,

It’s hard to believe, but we only have seven weeks of school left. I really enjoy this time of year because we get to see how much our students have grown, we get to have events that transition students to the next phase in their school life, and we get to have fun together.

There are a lot of important dates coming up at the end of the year. Some of them are specific to classes or groups of students (like choir concerts), and some involve entire grade levels or the entire school. I’ve included the list of entire grade-level or entire school events we have in the final seven weeks so you can get them on your calendars:

  • As a reminder, state testing starts this week. The WCAS (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science) is the first test, and happens on Monday and Tuesday of this week, the English-Language Arts SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment) will take place the week of May 9th, and the Math SBA will take place the week of May 16th. If your student is absent on an assessment day, they will be contacted once they return to school as to when they will make their testing up. Make-up testing will happen during the school day.

  • On May 20th, our 8th grade students will take a field trip up to Glacier Peak High School. The purpose of the field trip is to help them understand what high school is like, and what academic and extracurricular opportunities there are. Students will be able to ask questions of a panel of high school students, engage in team-building activities with high school students, and attend a club fair where they can sign up to get more information about clubs they are interested in. More information about the field trip will be coming out as we get closer to the date.

  • If you have an incoming 7th grade student (current 6th grader), we will be having a transition field trip for them on either June 1st or 2nd, depending on what school they attend. Students will play team-building games with our leadership students, hear about the middle school experience, eat lunch at Valley View, and get a tour of the school in small groups. More information about this field trip will be coming out from your student’s elementary school.

  • The 8th Grade Celebration will be taking place on Friday, June 10. Tickets will cost $15, but let your student’s counselor know if cost is an issue. Information about ticket sales will start in the next couple of weeks. Watch for information about tickets and the event itself as we get closer to the event.

  • Library books will need to be turned in to the library by June 10.

  • Unless we hear otherwise from our Technology Department, we plan on collecting student computers during the second week of June. Students should be prepared to turn their computers, hotspots, and power cords in.

  • Campus Day will happen on June 16. During Campus Day, we have a modified schedule where classes take place in the morning, and after lunch, students participate in fun activities all around our school campus that are hosted by our school staff members. Students who are participating in the Talent Show (see below) will be participating in a rehearsal in the gym during a portion of Campus Day.

  • Does your student have a talent that they would like to show their classmates? There will be a talent show during an assembly on the last day of school, June 20. Mr. Mines, our band teacher, organizes the talent show.

Thank you for your support. Let us know if you have questions about any upcoming events.


Brian Burdon

Interim Principal

Philippa Farrell

Assistant Principal (A-K)

Brenda Weyhrauch

Assistant Principal (L-Z)

Bookkeeper's Corner

Yearbooks are still available if you haven‘t yet purchased. Cost is $25 either in person at Bookkeeping window (with cash/check/credit) or online from May 2nd-20th using link Quantities are limited so purchase yours today!

If you are unsure if you have purchased a yearbook, you can check your student account online, check the list posted outside Bookkeeping window, or see Bookkeeper, Jackie Dalrymple.

If you have fines or fees due, please pay in Bookkeeping office or online. Students with fines will not receive their yearbook on distribution day if they have not paid their fines/fees by June 6th.

If you are participating in Track and have not paid your $50 Sports Fee, please do so before May 6th or you will not be eligible to participate in the first competition.

Big picture

Lost and Found

Our small item lost and found is overflowing with eyeglasses, jewelry items, watches, etc. Students can stop by the main office and see Mrs. Dow if they are looking for a lost item. Recognize any of the eyeglasses pictured below?
Big picture

Call for 8th Grade Photos!

On Friday, June 10, our 8th graders get to have their first middle school dance! Traditionally, there is a slideshow of student pictures playing during the dance - we'd like to continue this tradition. If there are pictures of your 8th grader that you'd like to have included, please email them to Corie Reed at Please make sure that these photos are pictures with your Valley View student in them specifically. Photos need to be received no later than Monday, May 16th. Thank you!

Reporting an Absence, Tardy, or Early Dismissal?

You can call Mrs. Dow our attendance secretary at 360-563-4227. If leaving a message, please indicate the first and last name of student, the spelling of name, date(s) of absence/tardy, and the reason.

If you need an early release of your student during the school day, please give as much notice as possible, our goal is to have your student ready to leave campus at the time you requested. You can either send a note with your child that they drop off in the morning or you can call.

Will Your Child Need to Ride a Bus Next Year?

Please complete Student Transportation Input Form

So that we can better plan student transportation needs and routes/schedules for the 2022—2023 school year, we have implemented an online Student Transportation Input Form at Between now and through early summer, we are asking all parents/guardians of 2022-2023 students to please complete this form. The form only needs to be completed once per student.

Big picture

Mason Lysaght was one of two Seattle-area students are finalists in NASA design contest for lunar dirt-digging robots

Dig this — two Seattle-area students were semifinalists in a national contest run by NASA in which kids in grades K-12 were tasked with designing a robot that could scoop up and transport lunar soil.

The Lunabotics Junior Contest winners were named at the end of March and among 20 kids in the final pack were Ke “Max” Jiang of Bellevue, Wash., and our own Mason Lysaght of Snohomish! The contest attracted approximately 2,300 design submissions.

click here for more information

Big picture

Important 2021-2022 School Year Dates

  • Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break (no school)
  • Friday, April 15-End of third quarter
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day (no school
  • Monday, June 20, 2022 - Last day of school (half-day early release at 10:30 am)

Important 2022-2023 School Year Dates

  • Wednesday, September 7 - First day of school
  • Week of October 24 - Fall conference week (schedule and details TBD)
  • Friday, November 11- No school/Veterans Day
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Half-day early release
  • Thursday, November 24-Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, December 20 - Half-day early release
  • Wednesday, December 21-Tuesday, January 3 - Winter Break
  • Wednesday, January 4 - Classes resume after Winter Break
  • Monday, January 16 - No school/MLK Jr. Day
  • Monday, January 30 - Beginning of second semester and non-student day
  • Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20 - Mid-Winter Break
  • Week of March 27 - Spring conference week (schedule and details TBD)
  • Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7 - Spring Break
  • Monday, May 29 - No school/Memorial Day
  • Friday, June 16 - Last day of school
  • Monday, June 19 - No school/Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 23 - Potential snow/inclement weather make-up days

Valley View Parent Club

  • 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
  • Next in-person meeting will be on May 23, 2022 in the VV library.
  • Parent Club website -
  • Valley View Parent Club needs volunteers. Please email the Valley View Parent Club at for more information
Parent Club Direct Give

Without a chance to to meet families in person or hold a fundraiser, Parent Club is collecting donations to support student activities, classroom supplies, and various other items. Click the above button to donate.

Big picture

Help Valley View earn funds for InvestEd.

InvestEd is a fund that helps our students in financial need stay involved in school events and activities. You can help by shopping and using your rewards card. You will still earn your rewards points, fuel points, and rebates.

To Use the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program:
Simply go to visit Once logged into your Fred Meyer account scroll to the bottom and click on Fred Meyer Community Rewards. Click on "search for organization" to link your card to Valley View Valley View Middle School and then click Enroll. From the app click on the 3 bars on left, go to rewards, community, search for Valley View and enroll! New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.

*Customers must have a registered Fred Meyer rewards card account to link to Valley View.
*If you do not yet have a Fred Meyer rewards card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Fred Meyer.

Or You Can Donate Directly to InvestEd

Big picture

Did you order Spirit Wear?

Thank you to families who ordered Spirit Wear – we love your school spirit! For families who requested their Spirit Wear orders be sent to the school, we regret that we are not able to do school delivery this year. These orders should be available for pick-up at the Streamline building at 1910 Bickford Ave. Suite H, Snohomish. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes! To fix this problem for the future, Streamline will be removing the ‘deliver to school’ option. If you have questions about your order, please contact Streamline at 360-243-3949 or

Student Clubs Available

We have a number of clubs available to students. All require a parent permission form, those can be located on the flier table outside of the main office. All are welcome!

Did you sign-up to volunteer with our Parent Club?

Thank you to all of those who signed up to volunteer for Parent Club through our website or at Viking Days! We really appreciate your interest, even though we don’t know exactly what to expect this school year. We do know that volunteers that are in the building must be vaccinated. We’ve sent a communication out from the VVMSPC email with some info on upcoming events. Please check your spam or junk mail folder if you did not receive anything. If you still do not see anything from us, please reach out to so we can check our list and get you added.

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)

  • Come volunteer and keep our school safe
  • All are welcome, dads, moms, uncles, grandfathers, etc.
  • Information provided in Main Office and Curriculum Night

Commonly Requested Forms and Links

Bus Routes and Transportation Information

Click here for route information and details regarding how to contact our transportation department.

Contact Us

Principal (Interim)

Brian Burdon

Assistant Principal

Brenda Weyhrauch

Student Last Names L-Z

Assistant Principal (Interim)

Philippa Farrell

Student Last Names A-K

Main Office Secretary/Athletics

Michelle Walker


Attendance Secretary

Denise Dow



Adrienne Galusha



Jackie Dalrymple


Health Room/Nurse

Cathy Waldron



Cassie Mulivrana



Julie Ray

Last Names A-K


Brian Johnson

Last Names L-Z

Fax: 360-563-4236

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285,; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282,

Big picture