Wednesday, June 13, 2018

BCE Bearmail 6/13/18

June 13, 2018

Dear BCE Families,

Our last day of school is tomorrow Thursday, June 14th.  TK and kindergartners are out at their regular time.  All students in grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 12:15 pm.  5th grade advancement will be at 9:30 am in the MP room.  Report cards will be sent home with students on the last day.  If your child still needs to return a library book, the report card will be kept at school until the book is returned or paid for.

Important schedules and days for the 2018 - 2019 School Year:

Mon., Aug. 20 = First day of School and all regular days

                    TK and Kindergarten 8:30 am - 11:50 am

             Grades 1-3    8:30 am - 2:44 pm

             Grades 4-5    8:20 am - 2:59 pm

Wed., Aug. 22 = Early Out Day Schedule

              TK and Kindergarten 8:30 am - 11:50 am

              Grades 1-3    8:30 am - 1:15 pm

              Grades 4-5    8:20 am - 1:15 pm

Mon., Sept. 3 = Labor Day - No School

Mon., Nov. 12 = No School – Veterans' Day

Nov. 9-16 = Family Conference Days - minimum schedule

                Kindergarten   8:30 am - 11:50 am

                  Grades 1-3    8:30 am - 12:10 pm

                  Grades 4-5    8:20 am - 12:15 pm

Nov. 19-23 = No School - Thanksgiving Break

December 21 - January 4 = No School - Winter Break

Next year, BCE will continue to have Early Out Days on EVERY Wednesday.  All students in grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 1:15 pm every Wednesday, except conference week and the last week of school.  Our on-campus YMCA program will be available (for a fee) to provide daycare on Early Outs for families that just need Wednesday care.

Class placements will be posted outside the office at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 17.  

That's enough for next year…let's finish out this year….

Thank you all so much for the support you've provided BCE during this past year.  With the generosity, support and dedication we've received from the BCE community it's been an amazing year and I'm so proud of our students and our school.

There are so many people in the background who make our school run.  On behalf of the staff and district, I would like to thank all of you.  Our Learning Community thrives because of all of our work together.

Also, I would like to thank you for all that you have done this year to support the learning of our students.  Our end of the year assessments suggest a positive correlation between student reading at home and overall reading growth.  I would like to encourage you to support your child in their summer reading by helping them choose "just right" books and providing time in his/her day for reading.  Your child's report card will indicate the end of the year reading level.  You can use to help choose books.

Finally, I would like recognize and thank two of our amazing staff members who will be leaving BCE this year.  Patty Milhous will be retiring after 21 years of service and Sherry Branson will retiring after 26 years of service to SLVUSD. These two women are dedicated, talented educators who have had a positive impact on the lives that they have touched and taught.  We will miss them and wish them good health and happiness.

Have a wonderful summer break.  Enjoy the time with your children as they grow up so quickly.



This is a reminder that San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District policy, as set by the Board of Trustees, declares that we are a fragrant-neutral district. As we continue to have assemblies and other site-based activities and meetings, please take care to follow the policies below for the sake of the students and members of our community who are highly allergic to fragrances and scents.

The SLVUSD Board of Trustees adopted a California School Board Association policy to make all district classrooms and offices fragrant neutral. BCE has parents, students, and community members with respiratory issues who can have negative reactions to fragrances. Please take care to follow the policy while on campus.  

Staff and students shall refrain from bringing furred or feathered animals, stuffed toys that may collect dust mites, scented candles, incense or air fresheners and from using perfume or cologne, scented hair spray, nail polish or nail polish remover that are not fragrance-free in classrooms or other enclosed areas or buildings. 



Please click on the following link to view a variety of opportunities for your child(ren) that are offered throughout the valley and Santa Cruz areas by various organizations, such as Boy/Girl Scouts, Sports, Arts-Drama-Theater, Local Events, Community Service, Quest/YMCA (before/after-school child care), etc. Link here:


This link is provided as a courtesy for parents & students, by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District, to receive information of current local events and opportunities.  The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District does not sponsor or endorse any of the organizations or events that are located here.


The Flyer Process for San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District is posted on the "home" page of the District website at   The flyers and/or blurbs are no longer inserted into the school newsletters or distributed to the children.  The District is making an effort to reduce the amount of paper that is sent home with your child(ren) and is working together to streamline the newsletter so that you read about the most important information regarding your child's school.  The District has created a website where all of the approved flyers will be posted (Community Opportunity).

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Special BCE Bearmail 6/12/18

June 12, 2018


Dear BCE Families,

Lockdown Today ~ You should have all received a message through School Messenger, but in case you didn't, the District Office and Boulder Creek Elementary campuses were on a general lockdown this morning. This was precautionary as there was a threat received for all YMCA facilities. Since there is a YMCA facility on each of these sites, we both went into a lockdown until we received notice from law enforcement.  The lockdown was lifted fairly quickly and all students and staff are SAFE. Thank you!