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Shirley Lane Elementary School was built in 2004. Shirley Lane students and staff take pride in being SLE STARS and strive every day to shine their brightest. We provide a safe, welcoming, and compassionate environment where students, parents, and staff are honored. Shirley Lane is known for its positive school culture and outreach to families and the community.  Parents are viewed as partners in their child's education, and their participation is encouraged. SLE loves to celebrate staff, students, and families and provide fun and engaging activities and events. We shine brighter together. Always remember...GO STARS!

School News

Parent Conferences

Parent Conferences

The month of October highlights the importance of our staff working together with parents and families to help every child be successful. At Shirley Lane, we know that our success as a school community is directly linked to the support we receive from our parents/guardians and community partners. Parent/Teacher conferences honor this partnership by allotting time for each family to meet with their child's teacher to discuss their academic and social emotional progress. Parent conferences will be scheduled October 23rd through 27th this year, and students will be dismissed at 12:00 PM daily during Parent Conference Week. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you ever need to connect with a teacher or administrator. We are here to partner with you to ensure a successful year for your child.
Book Fair

National Reading Month-Fall Book Fair and Literacy Luncheon

Our Fall Book Fair will be open Monday, October 9th through Friday, October 13th from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Shirley Lane will be hosting a literacy luncheon and invite all families to attend. Wednesday, October 11, 2023; join your child during their lunch time and shop our Scholastic Book Fair. We will have food items for purchase or you may bring your own lunch. Seating and tables will be provided or you may bring a blanket for a picnic in the grass. There will be free book giveaways, raffles, a photo booth and plenty of fun. Can’t make it? Set up an E-Wallet for a safe cash-free way for your child to shop the book fair at
We look forward to seeing you there!
Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week: Be Kind to Your Mind

Every October we Celebrate Red Ribbon Week. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to educate our students about the importance of Drug Prevention and making a pledge to be Drug Free.
Dress Up Days
Monday 10/23-Wear Red
Tuesday 10/24-Friends in Flannels
Wednesday 10/25-Western Day
Thursday 10/26-Superhero Day
Friday 10/27-School Spirit Wear Day


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Wendy Burkhead

Principal's Message

As the Principal of Shirley Lane Elementary School, it is my goal to support students, staff, and families. I am a Bakersfield native who grew up much like the children in our community. I have been a teacher and Principal in both private and public schools and have served in education for 30 years. I believe in being an instructional leader who works with educators to provide high-quality, engaging instruction in order for all students to learn at high levels. My priorities include continuing to build a positive school culture, continually improving instructional practices, providing social-emotional learning, and working to build relationships among students, staff, families, and the community.