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!!

    From our Burke County Public Schools website:
    Universal Breakfast is now available at ALL BCPS schools!

    What does this mean for your child?
    • Any student can eat breakfast for free every school day!
    • No signup is required.

    Benefits of eating breakfast include-

    • concentration
    • alertness
    • memory
    • attention
    • comprehension
    Visit burke.nutrislice.com for a complete menu.

    April Happenings

    Reading Benchmark Testing 
    Students in grades 3-5 will take the Reading benchmark test on Monday, April 10th.  Please be sure that students arrive on time for school!

    Math Benchmark Testing
    Students in third and fourth grade will take the Math benchmark test on Tuesday, April 11th.  Please be sure that students arrive on time for school!

    5th Graders Perform at Holy Week Service
    5th grade students will perform at the Holy Week service at the Waldensian Presbyterian Church at 12:00pm on Tuesday, April 11th.  Please feel free to attend the service and hear our 5th graders!  The music is beautiful!

    PTO Program- 1st and 2nd Grade and Music Club perform for PTO
    Our PTO program will feature our 1st and 2nd graders and our music club!  Please come out and see them!  The meeting begins at 6:00pm at the Old Rock School!  Music club should be at the Old Rock School at 5:30pm and the 1st and 2nd graders need to be there at 5:45pm.

    Science Benchmark Testing
    5th grade students will take their science benchmark test on Wednesday, April 12th beginning at 8:15am.  Please be sure that students arrive on time for school.

    Fifth Grade Tours Heritage Middle School
    Our fifth graders will go to Heritage Middle School to tour the school on Wednesday, April 12th.

    Early Dismissal and Spring Break
    School will be dismissed at 11:30am on Thursday, April 13th.  There will be NO SCHOOL- Friday, April 14th- Sunday, April 23rd.  We hope everyone enjoys their much deserved spring break!

    Earth Day 5K and Fun Run
    The young adults at Waldensian Presbyterian Church are hosting an Earth Day 5k and fun run on Saturday, April 22 at Draughn High School. Proceeds from the event will be used for community outreach programs.
    Register here: https://townofvaldese.com/events/waldensian-presbyterian-church-earth-day-5k/?event_date=238 or here:https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Valdese/WaldensianPresbyterianChurchEarthDay5K1MileFunRun
    or call Waldensian Presbyterian Church at 828-874-2531.
    Forms can be submitted to 109 Main St East Valdese NC 28690. The Burke County elementary school with the most participates will receive a $100 donation

    Robotics Competition
    Our robotics competition will be held on Tuesday, April 25th at Burkemont Baptist Church! We wish our team much luck!  They have been working all year for this competition!

    Environmental Field Day
    5th graders will participate in the Environmental Field Day on Wednesday, April 26th at Catawba Meadows in Morganton.

    Student Council Meeting
    Student council will meet on Thursday, April 27th from 2:34-3:10 in the media center.

    Family Fun Night- Friday, April 28th, 2017
    You don't want to miss our Family Fun Night on Friday, April 28th from 4:00-8:00pm!  It is going to be so much fun!  Raffle tickets can be purchased from the office during school hours!

    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 Apr 10, 2017, 12:17 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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