Principal's Message

Welcome to Valencia Elementary – a wonderful school in a charming setting, which celebrates students and nurtures scholarship. Valencia strives to develop student academic achievement through rigorous instruction and innovative child-centered programs which strengthen student connections to our local and global communities as well as to the natural world. We offer an inspiring environment for the education of girls and boys from Transitional Kindergarten through Grade Five, in the unyielding belief that each and every child has the potential for excellence and deserves the opportunity to reach the highest levels of education.

Through teaching of the highest caliber, students are expected and encouraged to excel academically and develop socially. Valencia’s devotion to bringing out the best in each pupil lies at the heart of our educational philosophy. Valencia Lightning Bolts acquire skills, which will enable them to sustain an enduring love of learning and facilitates their on-going pursuit of higher education. Our Character Counts program and supportive family atmosphere also helps to cultivate in students, a lasting sense of social and civic responsibility.

Our commitment to academic achievement, information technology and student social development, ensures that Valencia Lightning Bolts are prepared to succeed in the increasingly complex and competitive world of the Twenty First Century.

We are looking forward to working with you on behalf of your children throughout the 2013-14 school year. Through the unified efforts of staff, teachers, parents and community, Valencia students will be afforded the BEST possible learning experience a school can provide. Thank you in advance for your commitment to the future of our young scholars.


Ruth Baskett

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News and Announcements

A Very Special Welcome to all our Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Parents!
We are very excited to welcome you to the Valencia Elementary School Family! The Valencia Elementary School Kindergarten Teachers have planned a charming preview event for all Tranitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students and their parents on the evening of Tuesday, August 19th at 6: 00 p.m. Please plan to attend this event the night before the first day of school. The event is designed to introduce your child to their new teacher, familiarize them with their new classroom and prepare them for their exciting first day of school.
Now Accepting Kindergarten Registration
The enrollment period for the upcoming school year is now open.
Valencia welcomes you to the new 2014-15 school year!
We hope you have had a wonderful and relaxing summer full of adventure and learning! School will begin again on Wednesday, August 20th. District registration directions and packets are easily available on the district website. Please click here or cut and paste the link below in your address bar for the registration packet:

Additional information will be forthcoming and mailed home with details about some exciting new developments at Valencia Elementary.
June Lunch and Breakfast Menu
Pico Rivera Families Have a New School Option: The STEAM Academy at Burke Middle School – A Magnet for the 21st Century
2014-2015 Calendar Updates Announced
The new school year will kick off on August 20 when ERUSD will welcome students back from summer break.

Holidays include Labor Day on September 1, Admissions Day on November 10, Veterans’ Day on November 11, Thanksgiving Break on November 24-28 and Winter Recess on December 22-January 9.

Other holidays include Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 19, Lincoln’s Day on February 9, President's Day on February 16, Spring Recess on April 6-10 and Memorial Day on May 25.

The final day of classes for the 2014-2015 school year is June 11.
Walk And Roll to School Day
Join Valencia in Celebrating Walk and Roll School Day
May Lunch and Breakfast Menus
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Upcoming Events

School Office re-opens for registration
Date: 8/4/2014
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Preview Event
Date: 8/19/2014, 6 PM
Location: Valencia Elementary School Kindergarten Classrooms
First Day of School
Date: 8/20/2014
Spirit Day
Date: 8/29/2014
Labor Day - No School
Date: 9/1/2014