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 2014-15 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. Respectfully, Ruth Baskett Principal

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News and Announcements

Online Meal Application
The El Rancho Unified School District meal application can now be submitted online. If you require assistance, please contact the Food Services Department at (562) 801-5272.
Kindergarten Registration
The enrollment period for the upcoming school year is now open.
Lunch and Breakfast Menu - August/September 2014
Parent-Student Handbook/Manual Para Los Padres
The Parent-Student Handbook contains pertinent information on school procedures and regulations.
Pico Rivera City Challenge
The City of Pico Rivera will be holding an American Red Cross Blood Drive. Join the community in its challenge to be one of the best city donors. Donate one pint and save three lives.

When: August 12, 2014
Time: 1:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Pico Rivera Library Community Room - 9001 Mines Avenue

To schedule an appointment, please contact Sandra Pena at (562) 801-4371.
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.
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:
http://www.erusd.org/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=366768&id=0

Additional information will be forthcoming and mailed home with details about some exciting new developments at Valencia Elementary.
June Lunch and Breakfast Menu
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Upcoming Events

Spirit Day
Date: 9/5/2014
Spirit Day
Date: 9/12/2014
Spirit Day
Date: 9/19/2014
Spirit Day
Date: 9/26/2014
Spirit Day
Date: 10/3/2014