Van Gorder Elementary


     Welcome to Van Gorder Elementary School!

    We are Redhawks! 

     Our Mission
    We, the staff, students, and families of Van Gorder Elementary School, will create a learning community which promotes high academic achievement, personal success, moral responsibility and the fulfillment of higher educational goals for 100% of our students. We strive to teach and our students strive to learn!
    Our Vision 

    As an exemplary school in Washoe County School District, Van Gorder will be the highest achieving elementary school in the state of Nevada by providing a safe, engaging, and rigorous environment which will ensure all students reach their highest potential and excel on their educational journey.

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     Book Shelf


    Reading increases knowledge and vocabulary, lowers stress, and supports your child’s emotional growth. But perhaps the best benefit is the lasting bond you create with your child when you read with them.

    Visit the Book Fair with your child to discover new books together!

    Book Fair dates/times: 10/18-10/22 Van Gorder Library

    Open for Shopping: 8:45-9:15am       1:30-4:00pm

    A safe alternative to cash, BOOK FAIR eWALLET is the best way to fund your student’s wish list! eWallets can be used at the in-school Fair or online to shop from 5,000+ products. Any unused funds can be spent at The Scholastic Store Online or to fund an eWallet for a future Fair. If you’re not able to attend the Fair, try our online shopping option. Visit our homepage to access eWallet or shop online.

    We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! 



    PARENT REMINDER: We have Conference Week this Week (10/18-10/22) and students will be released at 1:20 each day so that our families can meet with teachers. 


     Spirit Week

    Van Gorder Spirit Week 10/25-10/28

    Help us spread Van Gorder spirit and dress up on the following days:

    Monday, October 25th Decade Day Dress up in the attire worn during a specific decade

    Tuesday, October 26th Disney Day Dress as your favorite Disney character

    Wednesday, October 27th Van Gorder Day Dress in the colors red and black or wear Van Gorder clothing

    Thursday, October 28th Nevada Day Dress in the colors blue or silver or wear UNR clothing


    2019-2020 Annual Accountability Report

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    2021-2022 Membership Drive 

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    Please fill out the PFA Membership Form to become a PFA member!

    ice cream Ice Cream Party for the classrooms who have 100% Membership enrollment!ice cream


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Contact Us

  • Van Gorder Elementary School
    7650 Campello Drive
    Sparks, Nevada 89436
    Office: 775-425-7722
    Fax: 775-425-7725
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  • School Hours: 9:30am-3:30pm


    First Bell: 9:25am


    Student Arrival: 9:10am

    FYI: Students should not arrive
    before 9:10am because our
    teachers do not begin duty until
    ~Thank you! Van Gorder Staff


    Early Release Wednesdays: 2:45pm

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  • The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.

    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.

    El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility

    Para más información visite   Civil Rights Compliance Department page.