Welcome to Valdese Elementary School

Christie Abernathy, 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.

Follow us on Twitter: @ves_tigers
Also on Twitter:  Our Media Center (@VESMediaCenter), Mrs. Stephens (@VESFirsties), Ms. Pruitt (@Pruittstigers), Mrs. Baker(@Thrivingin3rdB), 
Mrs. Bingham (@stormibingham), Mrs. Cooper (@coopers3rd), Mrs. Schafer(@Musical_Tigers)
You can also follow us on FaceBook: Valdese Elementary and Valdese Elementary PTO
Follow BCPS happenings on Twitter: @BurkeCoSchools



2015-2016 Supply Lists


What's going on at VES...

  • Important News!!

    Information about our "Make It Special!" Library Paint Night
    We are very excited about our "Make It Special!" Library Paint Night tomorrow evening!

    Just a few reminders if you purchased shapes to paint and will be coming for supper also.

         Please check in at the table in the main lobby when you get to school.
         Supper will be served from 5:00-6:00 pm.  Even if you weren't able to return your paper with your meal choices, please come anyway! Chartwell's has been given an approximate number of how many people will be attending.

         After you finish supper, please go to the media center for painting!

    We hope you have a great time!

    Our next "Make It Special!" Library night will feature technology. So go ahead and mark your calendars for Monday, February 27th from 6:00-7:30!

    *****Please note a change in the school calendar!  Monday, January 23rd, 2017 is now a REGULAR school day!

    January 2017
    Welcome back to school!!

    VES Science Fair
    Our school science fair will be held in our school gym on Thursday, January 5th.

    VES PTO Meeting
    There will be a PTO meeting on Tuesday, January 10th at 3:30pm in the media center.  We hope you can attend!

    Catawba Science Center for PreK
    Catawba Science Center will visit with PreK on Tuesday, January 12th from 8:45-9:45am.

    There will be no school on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

    Benchmark Science Test for 5th Grade
    5th grade students will take their benchmark science test on Tuesday, January 24th beginning at 8:00am.  Please be sure that your student is on time and has eaten a good breakfast!

    Reading and Math Benchmark Tests for Grades 3-5 
    All students in grades 3-5 will be taking benchmark tests in reading(ELA) and math.  The reading benchmark will be given on Wednesday, January 25th at 8:00am.  The math benchmark will be given on Thursday, January 26th at 8:00am.  Please be sure that your student is on time and has eaten a good breakfast!

    ******Workday- Cancelled due to inclement weather
    There will be SCHOOL on Monday, January 23rd. It is now a regular school day.

    Catawba Science Center for PreK
    Catawba Science Center will visit with PreK on Thursday, January 26th from 8:45-9:45am.

    "Make It Special" Library Night
    Our first in a series of "Make It Special" library nights will be held on Thursday, January 26th from 5:00-7:30pm.  We will have a free supper provided by Chartwell's in the cafeteria from 5:00-6:00pm for those that sign up! After supper, we will be having a Paint Night!  Students received a flyer and order form on Friday, January 6th. 5"-6" shapes will be $5.00 per person. Please limit one per person due to time constraints.  Morgan Buchanan from the Purple Pig will be bringing all of our materials. Information about this has been posted on our school Facebook page, our Twitter account, and on ClassDojo. All order forms need to be returned by Wednesday, January 11th, so that supplies can be ordered! We hope to see you there! 

    AIG Students to STEAM Academy
    AIG students will be going to visit the STEAM Academy on Monday, January 30th.

    Souper Bowl for Hospice
    The Souper Bowl for Hospice fundraiser will be held at our school on Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm.  Tickets may be purchased through Burke Hospice and Palliative Care.

    CATS Awards assemblies will be held on Friday, February 3rd.
         Grades 3-5 will begin at @8:00am in the school gym.
         PreK-2nd grade will begin at @8:30 in the school gym.

    Check out how our Valdese Elementary did on our report card last year!  

    Links from Fifth Grade Parent Night


    Kindergarten Registration for 2016-2017
    Burke County Public Schools is currently enrolling students for kindergarten.  Any child who turns 5 on or before August 31st, 2016 is eligible to attend kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year.  Children need to be registered for kindergarten in the district in which they live.  Please try to register your kindergarten student by Friday, April 29th, 2016.

    Preschool (PreK) Applications for 2016-2017
    Burke County Public Schools will begin accepting preschool applications on Thursday, April 7th, 2016.  A complete NC Pre-K application includes a birth certificate and check stub(s). 

    Posted Jan 25, 2017, 2:02 PM by Valdese Elementary School
  • OPT-IN to SchoolMessenger
    Want to receive SchoolMessenger text messages? Text the word Yes to 68453. Burke County Public Schools and your child’s school use SchoolMessenger to send notifications. Phone calls and emails are automatic, but to receive texts, you must opt-in. If we have your cell number on file, and you text Yes to 68453, you will receive texts from us.

    Posted Sep 27, 2015, 6:08 AM by Valdese Elementary School
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