Welcome to the 2018-19 school year at Velma E. Baker. Our building is the heart of the neighborhood, offering opportunities for various community sports and activities. Our school is named after Velma E. Baker, a respected Edmonton Public Schools custodian and CUPE Local 474 President.
Mrs. Baker was highly regarded and recognized for her leadership and charismatic people skills. She made significant contributions to our school district and positively influenced the lives of many students and staff. Unfortunately Mrs. Baker passed away on October 23, 2017, but her spirit of kindness, diligence, perseverance and positivity live on in our school community.
We would like to share the rationale behind our school logo and tagline, Growing into Greatness, which work in parallel. The letter ‘V’ in the school’s name forms a simplified figure with outstretched arms scattering a stream of stars. This represents a whimsical and playful character sprinkling and sharing positive energy, as well as, a child’s innocence and playful spirit. It is directly related to the school’s use of the book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?, which we have used as a kind of a spirit and life guide to ground our Character Education Program. The use of colours further alludes to the positive atmosphere and diversity within the school. The logo also speaks to who our namesake, Mrs. Velma Baker, is and what she is all about: warmth, caring and a positive spirit.
This website provides parents with general information about the school. We use SchoolZone, a secure information system developed by Edmonton Public Schools, for most of our information and communication materials. It is designed to enhance communication between home and school and is available any time, and anywhere in the world there is Internet access. Parents receive a password to this web portal to access classroom information, newsletters, progress reports, school programs and activities and much more. For specific information parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher or our school office.