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Burton Valley Elementary School

Lafayette School District

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    Welcome to BVE!

    Principal, Meredith Dolley

    Assistant Principal, Sylvie Bullard

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    Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

    The 2013-2014 Budget Act replaced the previous K-12 finance system with the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Under the new system, districts receive a uniform base grant, plus additional...more
    Burton Valley Elementary is a TreeRing Green Yearbook School!
    For every yearbook sold (158 in 2018), Trees for the Future planted that many trees in Burton Valley's name!

    BUrton Valley Vision

    Our students are prepared to be creative, responsible, productive, and kind citizens in an ever-changing society. 

    We embrace rigorous, comprehensive curriculum to provide a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment. We commit to meet the needs of all students, to foster continuous learning and promote respect. 

    Monthly Character Read Aloud

    Burton Valley is now focusing on the character pillar of CITIZENSHIP. Mrs. Dolley and Mrs. Bullard will be visiting classrooms and reading the book, One Plastic Bag. The book tells the true story of Isatou Ceesay and the women of her village in Gambia. These women saw a problem and came up with a solution. They took the plastic waste that littered their land and turned it into useful purses by cleaning and crocheting the plastic. 

    The discussion has centered on the various ways that people can impact their communities- both big and small. We talked about how students are not only a part of their small classroom community, but also part of Burton Valley, Lafayette, California, the United States, and the world. The actions they take as children in Burton Valley have an effect on every one of those communities.

    Isatou Ceesay says, "People thought I was too young and than women couldn't be leaders. I took these things as challenges; they gave me more power. I didn't call out the problems- I called out solutions." Mrs. Dolley and Mrs. Bullard talk to students about how they too can let their voices be heard, and speak up for the changes that they believe need to be made to make our many communities- both large and small- better places to be. 

    We're Choosing Kindness!

    At Burton Valley, we believe that kindness is the roof supported by our pillars of character. To be Kind, one must be Trustworthy, Respectful, Responsible, Fair, Caring and a good Citizen. Every few weeks, we learn about a different character trait and show how it relates to our school's focus on kindness. 

    BVE's Pillars of Character