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Burton Valley Elementary School

Lafayette School District

  • Welcome to BVE!

    Principal, Meredith Dolley

    Assistant Principal, Sylvie Bullard

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    BVE 2016-2017 SARC (posted January 2018)
    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!


    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

    Mrs. Dolley and Mrs. Bullard are kicking off the new school year with the whole school read aloud book, All Are Welcome. Through creative rhymes, the book describes a school in which all students are welcome. Colorful images show the students in the story making music, creating art, eating lunch, playing outside, and reading books together. Though these activities, the students in the book learn that they "are part of a community" and that "their strength is their diversity... A shelter from adversity."

    After reading the book in each classroom, students discuss the diverse characters in the book, talk about how Burton Valley is similar to the story in the book, and what we can all do to make Burton Valley an even more welcoming school for all learners. 

    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

    BVE Parking Lot Procedures


    South Parking Lot Traffic Procedures

    In order to make our South Parking Lot as safe as possible, please follow the rules listed below.


    1. Use the crosswalk when going... more