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Charles Helmers Elementary School
A California Distinguished School
Helmers elementary


Charles Helmers Elementary School serves transitional kindergarten through sixth grade students. We are located in Valencia, California, and are part of the Saugus Union School District. Helmers is honored to be a five-time California Gold Ribbon School, a California Distinguished School, and a National Blue Ribbon School, and a California PBIS Community Cares award recipient.

Our mission expresses our intent: Helmers' staff collaborates to create a safe, inclusive environment, where all children are valued, respected, and are provided rigorous instruction to become lifelong learners.  

A Message from Our Principal

Welcome to Helmers, where we are dedicated to ensuring that our school provides a welcoming, stimulating learning environment, and our students are actively involved in learning academic standards as well as positive character values. Our commitment to providing our students with a challenging academic program aligned to the California Common Core State Standards enables all our students to reach their fullest potential. We also teach our students to follow our Husky H.O.W.L. to have respect, own our actions, work to succeed, and lead with kindness. We are confident they will gain the skills, attitudes, and understanding necessary to be successful and kind citizens.


Michelle Velikorodnyy

Michelle Velikorodnyy, Principal

Award Winning School

America's Healthiest Schools - 2023 Awardee - Increasing Family & Community Engagement America's Healthiest Schools - 2023 Awardee - Enriching Health Education America's Healthiest Schools - 2023 Awardee - Supporting School Health Services America's Healthiest Schools - 2023 Awardee - Improving Nutrition and Food Access America's Healthiest Schools - 2023 Awardee - Bolstering Physical Education and Activity America's Healthiest Schools - 2023 Awardee - Strengthening Social-Emotional Health and Learning