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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. 

    Halloween Parade Information

    Next Wednesday, we will have our Halloween Parades. Our TK/K will be walking from 11:15-11:45 on the kindergarten playground. Our 1st-5th graders will be walking from 1:00-1:40 on our upper playground. 

    For our 1st-5th graders, there will be some changes from previous years. If you look at the map above, you will see that students will be sitting by grade level. All first grade students will be sitting together, all second grader students together, etc. 

    At 1:00, first grade students will stand and begin to walk along the parade route. They will do two laps and then return to their original seated position. At that time, second grade students will stand. They will then do two laps around the route and return to their seats. This will continue with third, fourth and then fifth grade. 

    Parents are encouraged to get to the parade by 12:50 so that they can find a good spot for viewing their child(ren). Please look at the map above for where parents should stand. Please do not stand near where students will be sitting (there will be caution tape and chalk writing on the ground to mark off where students will be seated). 

    If you would like to print out a copy of the map, please click the link below. 

    Monthly Character Read Aloud

    Burton Valley is now focusing on the character pillar of RESPECT. Mrs. Dolley and Mrs. Bullard have started the third whole school read aloud book, My Brother Charlie. The book tells the story of twins, Charlie and Callie, who share so many things- their curly hair and brown eyes, their love of hot chocolate, music, art and rolling in the grass. However, sometimes, Charlie gets very quiet. It is difficult for him to express his feelings and make friends. Charlie's brain works in a different way because Charlie has autism. 

    Told from Callie's point of view, the story shows how being different can be hard, but it can also be beautiful. The book has lead to meaningful discussions about how we all can show respect by being tolerant and accepting of differences and showing deep compassion for the feelings of others. 

    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