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    School Philosophy

    At Velma E. Baker, we believe:

    • In helping students grow and succeed as critical, creative thinkers and as global citizens and leaders
    • That we all learn in unique ways and can come together to embrace our differences
    • In providing quality learning experiences for all students, enabling them to be successful and to contribute to their community
    • In respect, integrity, caring, purpose and celebrating the joy in our work and the learning of our students

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Velma E. Baker School is accepting new registrations for our 2024/25 kindergarten program as of February 1, 2024. To be eligible, your child must be turning 5 by December 31, 2024 and live in the school attendance areas of Wildrose or Larkspur. All kindergarten registrations must be submitted electronically with:

  • a completed, signed Student Registration form
  • legal proof of the student's name and age, and
  • proof of address (minimum 2 documents)

Velma E. Baker School is a closed boundary school for the 2024-2025 school year. This means the school is only able to accept new students who live in the school's attendance areas of Larkspur and Wildrose and who are resident students of Edmonton Public Schools. Parents of these students can register by submitting a registration package including:

  • a completed, signed Student Registration form
  • legal proof of the student's name and age, and
  • proof of address

Additional documentation may be required, including additional address documents, or immigration documents for students who are not Canadian citizens.  


Welcome to the 2023-24 school year at Velma E. Baker.  Our school is named after Velma E. Baker, an amazing leader who was a respected Edmonton Public Schools custodian and CUPE Local 474 President.

Mrs. Baker was highly regarded and recognized for her charismatic people skills. She made significant contributions to the Edmonton Public School Division and positively influenced the lives of many students and staff. 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, to communicate with families. It is designed to provide efficient access to information from 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.




Principal's Message

On behalf of the staff at Velma E. Baker School, I am pleased to welcome you to the 2023-24 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. 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