Welcome to the 2020-21 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, an amazing lady who was 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 in October 2017, but her spirit of kindness, diligence, perseverance and positivity live on in our school.
This website provides parents with general information about our 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 anytime. 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.
On behalf of the staff at Velma E. Baker School, I am pleased to welcome you to the 2020-21 school year. Our school staff is a dedicated group of people that work together to ensure that all kids succeed. Our school motto is “Growing into Greatness” and we believe that all children can experience academic success and personal growth. We value and embrace the diversity that makes up our school community and feel that this diversity is what helps to create the warm, respectful, compassionate and dynamic learning environment that exists at Velma E. Baker School.
Our family-like learning environment is further strengthened by our parent community. We encourage parents to be actively involved in their child's education and in the life of the school. Parents play a key role in helping their children to develop the attitudes they need to experience success at school. At Velma E. Baker, we have a supportive and engaged School Council. Parents are always welcome to join us for a meeting or serve on the School Council. The meeting dates can be found on our SchoolZone calendar.
Please be sure that you are familiar with SchoolZone. All school news, progress reports and transportation information will be posted there. If you need help getting set up, please call the office and we will be happy to help.
We look forward to working with our families and the school community as we grow into greatness together!
Ms. K Boisvert