Welcome to Valdese Elementary School

Teresa Dale, Principal

School Goals: 
To provide a safe environment where students can become critical thinkers and life-long learners with self-confidence and the ability to work cooperatively towards a productive life.

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What's going on at VES...

  • April 2018

    Be sure to mark your calendars with our EOG dates.  Grades 3-5 students need to be in attendance and on time on the following days:
    Friday, May 25th- Grade 5 ONLY- Science EOG test
    Wednesday, May 30th- Grades 3-5 ELA (Reading) EOG test
    Thursday, May 31st- Grades 3-5 Math EOG test

    Happenings for April 6th- April 30th, 2018

    Tuesday, April 10th

    • Robotics Team will meet at 2:45pm.

    • 3rd nine week report cards go home.

    Wednesday, April 11th

    • Robotics Team will meet at 2:45pm.

    Thursday, April 12th

    • GEMS Club will meet from 2:35-4:00.

    Friday, April 13th

    • Grades 3-5 CATS Assembly will be held in the gym beginning at 8:15am.

    • Grades K-2 CATS Assembly will be held in the gym beginning at 9:30am.

    • Elementary Honors Chorus will practice all day.

    Tuesday, April 17th

    • Robotics Competition will take place at Glen Alpine Elementary School beginning at 9:00am. Best of luck to our team!

    Wednesday, April 18th

    • Third nine week PreK awards will be held at 3:30 in the cafeteria.

    • PTO will meet at 3:30pm in the media center.

    Thursday, April 19th

    • Student Council will meet at 2:35pm in Mrs. Hartman's room.

    Friday, April 20th

    • Family Fun Night- Come out and enjoy all of the fun! We will have booths, food, games, inflatables, and a silent auction. It is always a fun and exciting evening! Family Fun Night will be from 5:00-8:00pm.

    Monday, April 23rd

    • Second grade IQ Testing

    • Duty Free Lunch for Teachers from 10:30-1:00pm.

    Tuesday, April 24th

    • 3rd and 4th grade Reading Benchmark testing

    • Second grade IQ testing continues.

    • 5th grade will go to an Environmental Field Day from 9:00-2:00pm.

    Wednesday, April 25th

    • 3rd-5th grade Math Benchmark testing

    • Our book fair at school will be open from 10:30-3:00 in the media center.

    Thursday, April 26th

    • 5th grade Science Benchmark testing

    • Second grade IQ testing continues.

    Friday, April 27th

    • Second grade will go on a Walking Field Trip.

    • Second grade IQ testing continues.

    Monday, April 30th

    • Board of Education meeting will begin at 6:00pm.

    Please click here for information about Inclement Weather procedures.


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    Arrival and Dismissal Procedures for 2017-2018

    ***Important Information about Drop-off times for Students:
    Student drop-off will begin at 7:30am. If your student is dropped off before 7:30am, you will be charged a fee by our Valdese Before and After School Daycare.

    ***Information about Morning drop-offs Areas for Students:
    Car Riders- Enter drop-off line on Church Street
    Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:30am in the car rider line that goes by our picnic shelter.  When you pull in to our school on the Church Street side, the car rider line will need to loop to the right (in the parking lot for the Tiger Gym).  This keeps our traffic from backing up into the road.
    Car Riders- Parents Need to Walk in- Enter Parking lot entrance from Church Street
    If you park in the parking lot, please use the upper portion of the lot.  Please leave the lower parking spaces for our teachers and staff.  If you park in this lot, you CANNOT let your child walk into the school alone.  You MUST walk your student(s) into the school.  

    Please do not use the traffic circle around the playground.  There should be no traffic in the circle during drop off unless you need to use the handicap parking spaces by the gym.  

    Under NO circumstances can you drop your child off in our parking lot on Praley Street.  Please help us keep your student safe during morning drop-off times.

    Supplemental Insurance Information
    Did you know that you can take out supplemental insurance on your students through a partnership between Burke County Public Schools and QBE, Inc.? 
    Accident plans and options include 24-hour coverage, at-school coverage, extended dental coverage, and football coverage. 
    To enroll, visitwww.k12studentinsurance.com or get the link and more information from our website at www.burke.k12.nc.us
    Check out how our Valdese Elementary did on our report card last year!  

    Links from Fifth Grade Parent Night

    Posted Apr 16, 2018, 6:38 PM by Valdese Elementary School
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