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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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    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!

    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 RESPONSIBILITY. Mrs. Dolley and Mrs. Bullard are reading the book, A House for Everyone. In the book, a group of children work together at school to create a house of sticks that all their friends can share. Each child in the book has a responsibility within the group to help make the house successful.

    However, the lesson of responsibility extends deeper than just the jobs each child has in building the house. Each of the children breaks the patterns of expected gender stereotypes. During the read aloud, Mrs. Dolley and Mrs. Bullard talk to the students about how it is all of our collective responsibility to be kind towards everyone we encounter regardless of whether they follow the gender patterns we expect.

    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