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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 FAIRNESS. Mrs. Dolley and Mrs. Bullard brought out an "old favorite," the book, The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors. In the book, a rock, a piece of paper and a pair of scissors each seek out a worthy foe with whom to battle. None of the characters they encounter (from a peach, to half eaten bag of trail mix, to a group of dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets) prove to be an equal match. However, once Rock, Paper and Scissors find one another, they find their fair matches and become fast friends.  

    While the book humorously tells the story of the three adversaries who become friends, Mrs. Dolley and Mrs. Bullard use the book as a springboard to talk about how Burton Valley students can solve many potential classroom and playground conflicts by using the game of rock, paper, scissors. Children discuss ways they have used rock, paper, scissors at school to make things fair at Burton Valley. They also have the opportunity to practice playing with their classmates. 

    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