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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 CARING. Mrs. Dolley and Mrs. Bullard will be visiting classrooms and reading the book, Most People. The book, with its beautifully illustrated friendly faces, shows how caring can look in many forms. It helps to confirm that there is much more good in the world than bad by showing how most people want to do the caring thing. 

    The discussion has centered on the various forms that caring can take, how someone's appearance does not let you know how caring a person is or isn't, and how important it is to be caring towards those are feeling down. Kids have shared their own experiences with being caring to others as well as times when people have cared for them. 

    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