Monday, December 15, 2014

BCE Bearmail 12/12/14

December 12, 2014

 

Dear BCE Families,

 

THANK YOU ~ Thank you all for your generous donations to the Gift Shift and the Canned Food Drive!  What a great example of kindness and compassion you are for our students.  I had a delightful morning of bringing students to the Gift Shift.  The smiles on their faces and the joy they had when they left with gifts for loved ones are truly the spirit of the holiday!


Stormy Weather ~ We made it through this past batch of rough weather and know more will be on the way soon.  Please make sure we have current contact information for you as well as a complete list of emergency contacts - email Heather Chinello (hchinello@slvusd.org) with updates.  With the possibility of road closures please consider having an emergency contact on both the north and south side of BCE.  While your students will be safe here at school, we know they'll be more comfortable with a friend or family member.


PLEASE note that Winter Break this year runs from December 22nd through January 5th.  That means that school will not resume until Tuesday January 6th.


Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Wednesday 12/17 = 1st Grade Sing, 6:00pm BCE MP Room
  • Thursday 12/18 = Parent Club Meeting, 6:30 BCE Library
  • 12/22 – 1/5 = No School (Winter Break) Please note that students do not return to school until Tuesday January 6th
  • Thursday 1/8 = Parent Club, 6:30pm BCE Library
  • Friday 1/9 = Family Game Night
  • Wednesday 1/14 = Family Dinner Night (Edo's Sushi)
  • Monday 1/19 = No School (ML King Jr. Birthday)
  • Tuesday 1/20 = No School (Teacher Professional Development)

Attendance Facts = Missing 2 weeks of class time each year in primary school means a total of 14 weeks teaching time missed— this could have a real impact on basic literacy and math skills.

 

Thank you for supporting your student by getting them to school every day and on time!

 

 

Safety Tip of the Week: Please be aware of the bus zones and help us keep the lanes open for the safety of our students and to allow the busses to arrive and leave on time

 

 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE


BCE PARENTS CLUB EVENT & MEETING REMINDERS:

Family Dinner Night   It was great to see so many fun-loving faces at Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub for trivia night last Tuesday.  Congratulations to our four winners – The K Team, The Ninjas, Contini Rose and the Twinkies.  Great playing everyone!! Special thanks to Justin, Nicole Berridge and Carrie Fernandez for making this happen.
 
Parents Club Meeting – Due to yesterday's storm we have rescheduled our December Parents Club Meeting for Thursday the 18th.  It will still be at 6:30 in the BCE Library.  Please come on down to help us make decisions regarding our organization and how we can best support the students of this great school.  Tea will be served and free daycare is always provided.  Feel free to wear your favorite Christmas d├ęcor.

Holiday Gift Shift
The gift shift is open until 6pm tonigh
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(Friday, December 12)
!  Thank you to all the wonderful donors and volunteers who have made this amazing event happen.  A special thank you to Teresa Brees and Kaytie Booth for spearheading this and spreading Holiday cheer to the families of Boulder Creek.
 
Family Game Night – B I N G O – The fun doesn't end when the holidays are over.  Oh, no!  The good times keep coming.  Please bring the whole family down (minus the pet hamster) for Bingo Night on Friday, January 9th.  It's free to play, and adult and children's prizes will be awarded for all games.  Pizza and baked goods will be available for purchase to support 5th grade science camp.  You will not want to miss the hilarious shenanigans this event is sure to offer.  Please contact Tammy Schultz (seattletam@yahoo.com) if you would like to be a part of our rockin' volunteer team.
  
Amazon Smile Get your holiday shopping taken care of and effortlessly support BCE at the same time.  Register with the Amazon smile program and make everyone's dream come true.
It is very easy to sign up:
  • On your first visit to Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations.
  • Select Boulder Creek Elementary Parent Club.
  • Use this website when ordering on Amazon and .5% will come to the BCE Parents Club  (http://smile.amazon.com)
Check out our flier that came home with your student before Thanksgiving. Thank you for supporting your student and the BCE Parent Club!
 
Yearbook
We have a great process for getting as many students represented in this year's book as possible.  We have an email account that any and all can send pictures to after a classroom or school event.  Just email your photos for sharing to bouldercreekyearbook@gmail.com.  Only our wonderful Committee Chairperson, Wendy Sigmund will be able to view them.  Please include the event in your email.  Thanks a ton!!





COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK

 

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:  https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

 

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 www.slvusd.org.   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).

 

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE



If you know someone who would like to receive Bearmail, please have them email rogilvie@slvusd.org.
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Please do not reply to Bearmail.  Instead, email hchinello@slvusd.org, or mzavaroni@slvusd.org.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SPECIAL BCE BEARMAIL 12/10/14 - NO SCHOOL THURSDAY, 12/11/14


December 10, 2014

 

Dear BCE Families,

 

In view of the expected weather system, there will be NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Thursday, December 11.  Additionally, the YMCA before and after school care will be closed.


This also means NO PARENT CLUB MEETING and NO TITLE 1 MEETING.


Stay safe and dry.


 

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE


COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK

 

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:  https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

 

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 www.slvusd.org.   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).

 

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE



If you know someone who would like to receive Bearmail, please have them email rogilvie@slvusd.org.
If you no longer wish to receive Bearmail, please email rogilvie@slvusd.org.

Please do not reply to Bearmail.  Instead, email hchinello@slvusd.org, or mzavaroni@slvusd.org.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Special BCE Bearmail 12/9/14 - Important Information

December 9, 2014

 

Dear BCE Families,

 

The current weather conditions bring many questions about student safety and procedures.  Here are a few reminders:

School Closures

·         An "all-call" through our School Messenger automated system will apprise families of the closure on the number that you have listed as your home phone number only.

·         It is helpful if a phone at your home is not portable in case of a power outage.

·         School closures are also broadcast on KSCO AM 1080 on your radio.

Disaster Procedures

In case of a natural disaster (earthquake, flood, etc.) the following procedures will be used to help us unite you and your child quickly and safely:

·         All parents/guardians are directed to come and pick up their children at school as soon as it is safe to do so.  Please report to the office unless alerted otherwise.

·         The staff will take care of your child until you or your designee are able to pick him/her up. We can only release children to parents/guardians or individuals listed on the emergency card.

·         If the disaster occurs during school hours, we urge you to walk to school if you live within a reasonable distance.

·         Staff will keep a record of the name and address of the person to whom your child is released so that you can be properly directed to your child's whereabouts.

·         Please do not call the school - we must have the lines open for emergency calls.


We are prepared to care for your children if you are not able to reach the school and we cannot contact anyone on your child's emergency card. We have a number of people with first aid certificates and we will be in communication with various local emergency services. Emergency drills are held once a month to ensure preparedness for fires, earthquakes and hostile intruders.


If there is a road closure, we want to assure you that your child will be supervised and safe.  Here's the most likely scenario that will happen if there is a road closure that prevents families or buses from getting to BCE:

An "all-call" through our School Messenger automated system will apprise families of the situation on the number that you have listed as your home phone number only.

·      All students who are bus riders will remain in their classroom with their teachers.

·      All students who are to be picked up on campus will go to their usual spots under adult supervision.  We will not allow walkers off campus unless we have contacted a parent by phone to make sure they are home.

·      After 3:15 pm, remaining students will be returned to their classrooms.  We will have a staff member stationed in the front of the school with a walkie-talkie to call students from their classrooms, or families may park their cars and walk to their child's class.  Teachers will call the parents of remaining students to find out if rides have been arranged.

·      When the number of students remaining is down to 30, students will be moved to the MP room.  Staff will stay with students until everyone is picked up. 


Here's what we need from you…

·      Please make sure that your emergency contact information is up to date.  We will not release students to anyone who is not listed as an emergency contact.  You can call the office or email our Registrar, Heather Chinello, at hchinello@slvusd.org with updated information.

·      If you need someone not listed as a contact to pick up your child, you must notify the office.

·      Please do not call the office for general information about road closures.  Our office staff will be extremely busy coordinating rides for 500+ students. Road closure information is available on the CHP website, http://cad.chp.ca.gov.  It's the website we use to get our information.

I have attached a summary of all this information so that you may print it and refer to it in an emergency.

 

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE


COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK

 

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:  https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

 

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 www.slvusd.org.   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).

 

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE



If you know someone who would like to receive Bearmail, please have them email rogilvie@slvusd.org.
If you no longer wish to receive Bearmail, please email rogilvie@slvusd.org.

Please do not reply to Bearmail.  Instead, email hchinello@slvusd.org, or mzavaroni@slvusd.org.

Monday, December 8, 2014

BCE Bearmail 12/5/14

December 5, 2014

 

Dear BCE Families,

 

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  I can't believe it's just two more weeks until Winter Break is here!

PLEASE note that Winter Break this year runs from December 22nd through January 5th.  That means that school will not resume until Tuesday January 6th.


Canned Food Drive ~ The Valley Christmas Project Canned Food Drive is up and running.  Please send in your non-perishable donations to help support families in our community.  This is a great opportunity for our children to discover the good feeling we receive when we do good things for others.

BOULDER CREEK ELEMENTARY'S HOLIDAY GIFT SHIFT!

Please mark your calendar for the annual BCE Gift Shift, on Friday December 12th, 12:00 - 6:00. We will be collecting gently used toys, books, videos, and video games; however, we do not accept clothing items.  This year we would also like to have a section with items suitable for children to give to adults.  Donations can be delivered to the Office at Boulder Creek Elementary until we set up everything on Thursday, December 11th.

Then please plan to come to the Gift Shift on December 12th!  All families are welcome to come.  Select and take home free gifts for your children and let your children possibly select something for you, or a sibling; while demonstrating the spirit of recycling.  Remember, you don't have to donate to participate.  Children must come with an adult, but adults don't need to come with children.  


Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Wednesday 12/10 = Family Dinner Night; 2 in 1 Fun! Dinner and Trivia, Boulder Creek Pizza
  • Thursday 12/11 = Parent Club Meeting, 6:30pm BCE Library
  • Friday 12/12 = Gift Shift, see above
  • Wednesday 12/17 = 1st Grade Sing, 6:00pm BCE MP Room
  • 12/22 – 1/5 = No School (Winter Break) Please note that students do not return to school until Tuesday January 6th
  • Thursday 1/8 = Parent Club, 6:30pm BCE Library
  • Friday 1/9 = Family Game Night
  • Wednesday 1/14 = Family Dinner Night (Edo's Sushi)
  • Monday 1/19 = No School (ML King Jr. Birthday)
  • Tuesday 1/20 = No School (Teacher Professional Development)

Attendance Facts = Well done BCE families!  Of all the schools in SLVUSD, our own BCE has the highest increase in attendance last month!

 

Thank you for supporting your student by getting them to school every day and on time!

 

 

Safety Tip of the Week: With the wet weather upon us, please remind your students to wear sturdy shoes and walk.  Leaves, rain and mud can make for slippery conditions.

 

 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

 

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE


BCE PARENTS CLUB EVENT & MEETING REMINDERS:

Book Fair - Thank you for all of your support of the Fall Book Fair!  It was a huge success.  A lot more books are in a lot more hands because of your support. Yeah!
 
Family Dinner Night   Next Wednesday, December 10th is a special 2-in-1 Family Night at Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub.  Hold onto your hats and break out your best brain cells because Trivia Night is back!!!  There will be four half-hour sessions to play and win.  The first session starts at 5:30.  As the games progress so will the difficulty level, so if you have what it takes, by all means stay and try your skill at all four.  Eat some pizza, impress your friends, win some prizes, and support BCE's science program in the process.  It looks like Christmas is coming early!  See you there!
 
Parents Club Meeting - Join us on Thursday, December 11th at the BCE Library for our next meeting.  Share your ideas in our decision making process and learn about our programs, events, and fundraisers.  Free daycare is always included (as well as hot tea).  As a bonus, you get a front row seat with the amazing and talented Ms. Fosburgh. If you play your cards right, you might get an autograph or even a selfie to include with your holiday cards.  See you there!
 
Holiday Gift Shift
It's time to clean out your closets!  Please mark your calendar for the annual BCE Gift Shift, on Friday, December 12, 12:00 – 6:00.  We will be collecting gently used toys, books, DVDs and video games; however, we do not accept clothing items.  We will also have a section with items suitable for children to give to adults.  Donations can be delivered to the office at BCE the week after Thanksgiving vacation until Thursday, December 11.  Then it's your turn to shop.  All families are welcome.  Select and take home free gifts for your children and let your children possibly select something for you, or a sibling; while demonstrating the spirit of recycling.  Remember, you don't have to donate to participate.  Children must come with an adult, but adults don't need to come with children.  If you are interested in helping with setup, cleanup or during the Gift Shift, please contact: Theresa Brees @ Breesbc@yahoo.com,, Melanie Dudley @ 831-338-3365
  
Amazon Smile Get your holiday shopping taken care of and effortlessly support BCE at the same time.  Register with the Amazon smile program and make everyone's dream come true.
It is very easy to sign up:
  • On your first visit to Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations.
  • Select Boulder Creek Elementary Parent Club.
  • Use this website when ordering on Amazon and .5% will come to the BCE Parents Club  (http://smile.amazon.com)
Check out our flier that came home with your student before Thanksgiving.  Thank you for supporting your student and the BCE Parent Club!
 
Yearbook
We have a great process for getting as many students represented in this year's book as possible.  We have an email account that any and all can send pictures to after a classroom or school event.  Just email your photos for sharing to bouldercreekyearbook@gmail.com.  Only our wonderful Committee Chairperson, Wendy Sigmund will be able to view them.  Please include the event in your email. Thanks a ton!!





COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK

 

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:  https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

 

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 www.slvusd.org.   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).

 

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE



If you know someone who would like to receive Bearmail, please have them email rogilvie@slvusd.org.
If you no longer wish to receive Bearmail, please email rogilvie@slvusd.org.

Please do not reply to Bearmail.  Instead, email hchinello@slvusd.org, or mzavaroni@slvusd.org.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BCE Bearmail 11/25/14 - No School Reminder

November 25, 2014
Dear BCE Families,

Happy Thanksgiving!  Remember that there is no school on Wednesday - Friday, November 26-28.  School resumes with the normal schedule starting on Monday, December 1.

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK

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:  https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/ 

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 www.slvusd.org.   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).


The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE

If you know someone who would like to receive Bearmail, please have them email rogilvie@slvusd.org.
If you no longer wish to receive Bearmail, please email rogilvie@slvusd.org.

Please do not reply to Bearmail.  Instead, email hchinello@slvusd.org, or mzavaroni@slvusd.org.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

BCE Bearmail 11/21/14

November 21, 2014

 

Dear BCE Families,

 

Family Conferences ~ Conferences continue and run through Tuesday (Nov. 25th). 

Dismissal Times: (Note that these are NOT early out times.  Grades 1-5 are dismissed an hour earlier).

      • Kindergarten:  11:50 am  (There will be no Kindergarten bus – the regular bus will leave at 12:20 pm)
      • Grades 1-3:  12:10 pm
      • Grades 4&5:  12:15 pm

PLEASE notify your teacher by email or call the office ahead of time if you are not able to make your conference time. 


Thanksgiving Holiday ~ Please remember that our Thanksgiving break begins Wednesday.  I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving and I for one will be giving thanks for having the privilege of working with these amazing students, fabulous families, and sensational staff!


Canned Food Drive ~ The Valley Christmas Project Canned Food Drive is off and running.  Please send in your non-perishable donations to help support families in our community.  This is a great opportunity for our children to discover the good feeling we receive when we do good things for others.

 

BOULDER CREEK ELEMENTARY'S HOLIDAY GIFT SHIFT!

Please mark your calendar for the annual BCE Gift Shift, on Friday December 12th, 12:00 - 6:00. We will be collecting gently used toys, books, videos, and video games; however, we do not accept clothing items.  This year we would also like to have a section with items suitable for children to give to adults.  Donations can be delivered to the Office at Boulder Creek Elementary starting the week after Thanksgiving Vacation.  We will set up everything on Thursday, December 11th.

Then please plan to come to the Gift Shift on December 12th!  All families are welcome to come.  Select and take home free gifts for your children and let your children possibly select something for you, or a sibling; while demonstrating the spirit of recycling.  Remember, you don't have to donate to participate.  Children must come with an adult, but adults don't need to come with children.  

 

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Friday 12/12 = Gift Shift
  • 12/22 – 1/5 = No School (Winter Break)

Attendance Facts = Just by being present at school, your child is learning how to be a good citizen by participating in the school community, learning valuable social skills, and developing a broader world view.

 

Thank you for supporting your student by getting them to school every day and on time!

 

 

Safety Tip of the Week: Please remind you student to walk safely in designated areas.  Our wet fall weather often limits visibility and makes walkways and stairs slippery.

 

 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and Thanksgiving Break!

 


The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE


BCE PARENTS CLUB EVENT & MEETING REMINDERS:

Amazon Smile - If you shop on Amazon.com, there is an easy way to benefit your student through each purchase that you make.
You just need to register at the Amazon smile program.
It is very easy to sign up:
  • On your first visit to Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations 
  • Select Boulder Creek Elementary Parent Club.
  • Use this website when ordering on amazon and .5% will come to the BCE Parents Club  (http://smile.amazon.com)
There will be a flier coming home with your student before Thanksgiving!
Thank you for supporting your student and the BCE Parent Club!
 
Holiday Gift Shift
It's time to clean out your closets!  Please mark your calendar for the annual BCE Gift Shift, on Friday, December 12, 12:00 – 6:00.  We will be collecting gently used toys, books, DVDs and video games; however, we do not accept clothing items.  We will also have a section with items suitable for children to give to adults.  Donations can be delivered to the office at BCE the week after Thanksgiving vacation until Thursday, December 11.  Then it's your turn to shop.  All families are welcome.  Select and take home free gifts for your children and let your children possibly select something for you, or a sibling; while demonstrating the spirit of recycling.  Remember, you don't have to donate to participate.  Children must come with an adult, but adults don't need to come with children.  If you are interested in helping with setup, cleanup or during the Gift Shift, please contact: Theresa Brees @ Breesbc@yahoo.com,, Melanie Dudley @ 831-338-3365
 
Yearbook
We have a great process for getting as many students represented in this year's book as possible.  We have an email account that any and all can send pictures to after a classroom or school event.  Just email your photos for sharing to bouldercreekyearbook@gmail.com. Only our wonderful Committee Chairperson, Wendy Sigmund will be able to view them. Please include the event in your email. Thanks a ton!!
 
Walk/Jog-a-thon
Thank you all for your support of this fabulous event and fundraiser.  We are still accepting pledges so send them along as you get them.  You all make BCE such an amazing place to be!

Don't forget that on Nov.28th Santa will be riding into town. Join him for the fun and festivities beginning at 5pm downtown. See you there!



COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK

 

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:  https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

 

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 www.slvusd.org.   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).

 

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE



If you know someone who would like to receive Bearmail, please have them email rogilvie@slvusd.org.
If you no longer wish to receive Bearmail, please email rogilvie@slvusd.org.

Please do not reply to Bearmail.  Instead, email hchinello@slvusd.org, or mzavaroni@slvusd.org.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Special BCE Bearmail - Conference Minimum Schedule Begins Tomorrow 11/19/14

November 18, 2014

 

Dear BCE Families,

 

Family Conferences ~ Conferences start TOMORROW, Wednesday (Nov. 19) and run through next Tuesday (Nov. 25). 

Dismissal Times: (Note that these are not EARLY OUT times.  Grades 1-5 are dismissed an hour earlier).

      • Kindergarten:  11:50 am  (There will be no Kindergarten bus – the regular bus will leave at 12:20 pm)
      • Grades 1-3:   12:10 pm
      • Grades 4, 5:  12:15 pm


PLEASE notify your teacher by email or call the office ahead of time if you are not able to make your conference time.

 

Book Fair ~ The BCE Book Fair is open all week from 8 am until 5 pm.  This will be a great opportunity to pick up some holiday gifts and help support the BCE Library!  THANK YOU


The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE




COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK

 

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:  https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

 

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 www.slvusd.org.   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).

 

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE



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Friday, November 14, 2014

BCE Bearmail 11/14/14

November 14, 2014

 

Dear BCE Families,

 

Mountain Community Resources ~ Our staff had the opportunity to meet with representatives from Mountain Community Resources on Wednesday.  We were so impressed with their presentation about some of the services they offer (food bank, parent education, disaster preparedness, etc.) and would like to encourage you to contact them if you would like to take advantage of any of their services, or even use them as a springboard to other community resources.  Please contact them at www.communitybridges.org or phone them at 335-6600.  We are very lucky to have this amazing resource to support all our families in the valley. 


Canned Food Drive ~ The Valley Christmas Project Canned Food Drive is up and running.  Please send in your non-perishable donations to help support families in our community.  This is a great opportunity for our children to discover the good feeling we receive when we do good things for others.

Family Conferences ~ Conferences start Wednesday (November 19th) and run through the following Tuesday (November, 25th)

Dismissal Times: (Note that these are NOT early out times.  Grades 1-5 are dismissed an hour earlier).

      • Kindergarten:  11:50 am  (There will be no Kindergarten bus – the regular bus will leave at 12:20 pm)
      • Grades 1-3:  12:10 pm
      • Grades 4, 5:  12:15 pm
      •  
  • PLEASE notify your teacher or call the office ahead of time if you are not able to make your conference time. 

Book Fair ~ The BCE Book Fair is open all next week, from 8 am – 5 pm.  This will be a great opportunity to pick up some holiday gifts and help support the BCE Library!  THANK YOU

Clothing donation ~ We have run out of extra pants for both boys and girls in K-3 grades.  If you have old pants, especially sweatpants (fit all shapes and sizes!), please consider donating them to the BCE office.

Reminder ~ Please remember to always check-in at the office any time you are on campus to volunteer, pick up your student early, or even to drop off a lunch.  Thank you for helping us keep our school family safe.

 

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • 11/17 – 11/21 = BCE Book Fair
  • 11/19 – 11/25 = Family Conferences, Early Dismissal (see above)
  • 11/26 – 11/28 = No School (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Attendance Facts;

Students can fall behind if they miss a day or two every few weeks.

 

Thank you for supporting your student by getting them to school and being on time every day!

 

Safety Tip of the Week:

Please make sure the office has current contact information for you and all your authorized Emergency Contacts.  

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE


BCE PARENTS CLUB EVENT & MEETING REMINDERS:

Book Fair
Books! Books! Who doesn't love books?!  The BCE Book Fair begins next week on Monday, November 17th – just in time for the holidays.  This is your chance to make all of the folks on your holiday list happier than a pigeon driving a bus.  Just stop by the library any day next week before, after or during school (8 am - 5 pm) and shop away.  While you're at it, buy yourself something nice too.  You deserve it!
Ms. Woolliscroft could really use some extra elves.  If you would like to volunteer to help out, please sign up at Fall Book Fair (click on this link) or at the BCE office. 

Holiday Gift Shift
It's time to clean out your closets!  Please mark your calendar for the annual BCE Gift Shift on Friday, December 12, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  We will be collecting gently used toys, books, DVDs and video games; however, we do not accept clothing items.  We will also have a section with items suitable for children to give to adults.  Donations can be delivered to the office at BCE from Monday, December 1 through Thursday, December 11.  Then it's your turn to shop! All families are welcome.   Select and take home free gifts for your children and let your children possibly select something for you, or a sibling while demonstrating the spirit of recycling.  Remember, you don't have to donate to participate.  Children must come with an adult, but adults don't need to come with children.  If you are interested in helping with setup, cleanup or during the Gift Shift, please contact: Theresa Brees @ Breesbc@yahoo.com,, or Melanie Dudley @ 831-338-3365
 
Yearbook
We have a great process for getting as many students represented in this year's book as possible.  We have an email that any and all can send pictures to after a classroom or school event.  Just email your photos for sharing to bouldercreekyearbook@gmail.com.  Only our wonderful Committee Chairperson, Wendy Sigmund, will be able to view them.  Please include the event in your email.  Thanks a ton!!
 
Walk/Jog-a-thon
Thank you all for your support of this fabulous event and fundraiser.  We are still accepting pledges so send them along as you get them.  You all make BCE such an amazing place to be!


COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK

 

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:  https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

 

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 www.slvusd.org.   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).

 

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE



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Monday, November 10, 2014

BCE Bearmail 11/7/14

November 7, 2014

 

Dear BCE Families,

 

Family Science Night ~ It was so great to see so many of you last night at our Family Science Night! What a wonderful Parent Club we have to organize such an educational and magical event!


No School – Just a reminder that next Tuesday, November 11th, is a school holiday.  We will honor Veterans Day and remember the people who have defended and protected the United States

Family Conferences ~ Conferences will be held towards the end of November.  If you have not yet received sign-up information from your student's teacher, you should be receiving it soon.  Wednesday, November 19th of the first day of our five days of Family Conferences

Dismissal Times: (Note that these are NOT early out times.  Grades 1-5 are dismissed an hour earlier).

      • Kindergarten:  11:50 am  (There will be no Kindergarten bus – the regular bus will leave at 12:20 pm)
      • Grades 1-3:  12:10 pm
      • Grades 4, 5:  12:15 pm

Free Dental Screening ~ On Thursday Nov. 13th, Dientes Community Dental Clinic will be offering free dental services including: new patient exams, dental cleaning by dental hygienists, sealants, and X Rays.  The clinic will run from 8:30 – 3:00 in our multi-purpose room.  Please complete the attached form and return it to your student's teacher ASAP If your family already has Medi-Cal or other dental insurance, Dientes will bill them for their services, you will not be responsible for any payment. If your student, has no insurance and/or cannot afford the $68 fee, Dientes will definitely do all services for free.

 

Reminder ~ Please remember to always check-in at the office anytime you are on campus to volunteer, pick up your student early, or even to drop off a lunch.  Thank you for helping us keep our school family safe.

 

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday 11/11 = No School (Veteran's Day)
  • Wednesday 11/12 = Family Dinner Night, Red Pearl
  • Thursday 11/13 = Parent Club Meeting
  • Thursday 11/13 = Dental Clinic
  • 11/17 – 11/21 = BCE Book Fair
  • 11/19 – 11/25 = Family Conferences, Early Dismissal (see above)
  • 11/26 – 11/28 = No School (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Attendance Facts = Students can fall behind if they miss a day or two every few weeks.

Thank you for supporting your student by getting them to school and being on time every day!

 

Safety Tip of the Week:

Thank you for reminding your students to walk on the right side as they go upstairs on down a sidewalk. 


The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE


BCE PARENTS CLUB EVENT & MEETING REMINDERS:

Wow! If you were at last night's Family Science Night you know how truly magical it was.  Students and parents alike learned some great magic and a lot of science.  Sending out a huge thank you to all of the volunteers, our amazing principal, and Nicole Berridge for making this event happen for our families.  
 
Walk/Jog-a-thon - The Walk/Jog-a-thon pledges were due today to your teacher.  We will be tallying pledges and announcing the classroom winners next week.  Thank you so much for all of your support.  Your efforts will allow us to provide much needed resources to our beautiful school.  Again, I would like to send out a huge thank you to all of the volunteers, our incredible teachers, amazing principal, and the wonderful Dusty Gipson for making this event so awesome.
 
Red Pearl - Please join us for our Family Dinner Night at the Red Pearl this Wednesday, November 12th.  The fabulous restaurant will be donating 20% of its profits to our fantastic Fourth grades.  Great meal, supporting students – it's a win-win!!
 
Meeting - Please join us for our November meeting next Thursday, November 13th at 6:30 in the BCE Library.  We would love to hear your ideas and to have you share in the Parents Club's decisions.  We'll save you a seat.
 
Yearbook - In just a little over two short months we've enjoyed so many wonderful events here at BCE.  Did you happen to capture any of it on film?  If you did and you would like to share your photos with us for this year's yearbook, please email them to bouldercreekyearbook@gmail.com.  Only our yearbook chair will have access to them at this site.  We would love to have a variety of students represented in the yearbook and your pictures will help us accomplish this.  Thank you so much! 


COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK

 

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:  https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

 

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 www.slvusd.org.   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).

 

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE



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If you no longer wish to receive Bearmail, please email rogilvie@slvusd.org.

Please do not reply to Bearmail.  Instead, email hchinello@slvusd.org, or mzavaroni@slvusd.org.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Special BCE Bearmail 11/5/14 - FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT TOMORROW!!!

November 5, 2014

 

Dear BCE Families,

 

Family Science Night – Abracadabra!  You have been magically invited to join us for a free night of science fun.  Bring the whole family down to BCE TOMORROW, November 6th at 6:30 pm in the MP room.  The Children's Discovery Museum will help you and your child explore the magic of science.  It's a night you won't want to miss. 


The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE



COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK

 

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:  https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

 

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 www.slvusd.org.   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).

 

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE



If you know someone who would like to receive Bearmail, please have them email rogilvie@slvusd.org.
If you no longer wish to receive Bearmail, please email rogilvie@slvusd.org.

Please do not reply to Bearmail.  Instead, email hchinello@slvusd.org, or mzavaroni@slvusd.org.


Friday, October 31, 2014

Fwd: BCE Bearmail 10/30/14

October 30, 2014

 

Dear BCE Families,

 

Happy Halloween! ~ I hope you had a chance to make it up to our Halloween parade.  The costumes were amazing, the kids were excited, and the skies were dry! It made for quite a wonderful morning.


No SchoolJust a reminder that there is no school for our students tomorrow, Friday October 31st.  It is a teacher workday and our staff will be trained in new and exciting curriculum practices.

Family Conferences ~ Conferences will be held towards the end of November.  If you have not yet received sign-up information from your student's teacher, you should be receiving it soon.  Wednesday, November 19th of the first day of our five days of Family Conferences

Dismissal Times: (Note that these are NOT early out times.  Grades 1-5 are dismissed an hour earlier).

      • Kindergarten:  11:50 am  (There will be no Kindergarten bus – the regular bus will leave at 12:20 pm)
      • Grades 1-3:  12:10 pm
      • Grades 4, 5:  12:15 pm

Need ~ The office is in need of pants and sweatpants that would fit students in grades K-3 and boys underpants that would fit 5 – 8 year old boys. 


Free Dental Screening ~ On Thursday Nov. 13th, Dientes Community Dental Clinic will be offering free dental services include: new patient exams, dental cleaning by dental hygienists, sealants, and X-Rays.  The clinic will run from 8:30 – 3:00 in our multi-purpose room.  Please see attached application forms.

 

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Friday 10/31 = No School (Teacher Work Day)
  • Tuesday 11/4 = Picture Retakes
  • Thursday 11/6 = Family Science Night
  • Tuesday 11/11 = No School (Veteran's Day)
  • Thursday 11/13 = Dental Clinic
  • Wednesday 11/12 = Family Dinner Night, Red Pearl
  • 11/17 – 11/21 = BCE Book Fair
  • 11/19 – 11/25 = Family Conferences, Early Dismissal (Kinder = 11:50, 1st -3rd  = 12:10, 4th &-5th = 12:15)
  • 11/26 – 11/28 = No School (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Attendance Facts = Our attendance rate last month was down almost 0.5% from the same time last year.  We know how important it is to have our students at school and ready for learning every day.  Good habits and high expectations start form the first day of school. Let's work together to give our students all the advantages they deserve!

 

Thank you for supporting your student by getting them to school and being on time every day!

 

Safety Tip of the Week:

If your students are going out trick or treating tomorrow, please make sure they are in a group supervised by an adult and remind them not to eat any candy or treats until you've inspected them. 

 

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE


BCE PARENTS CLUB EVENT & MEETING REMINDERS:

 
Family Science Night – Abracadabra! You have been magically invited to join us for a free night of science fun. Bring the whole family down to BCE on November 6th. The Children's Discovery Museum will help you and your child explore the magic of science. It's a night you won't want to miss. We could use a few more volunteers. If you are interested, please email seattletam@yahoo.com. Thank you!
 
Family Dinner Night – Please join us for a night of deliciousness at the Red Pearl on Wednesday, November 12th. This amazing restaurant will donate 20% of the night's proceeds to our 4th grade classes. See some great friends, enjoy some great food, and support BCE. Wow, opportunities like this only come around once a month. Seize the day! Order for dine-in or carry out.
 
Walk/Jog-a-thon – Thank you all so much for your amazing fundraising efforts! We recognize that this is a busy time of year, so we are extending the pledge due date to November 7th. Please turn in your final pledges to your child's teacher. Listed below are the names of our top runners this year. Congratulations to all!

Nolan - Kindergarten - Bruce
Spencer - Kindergarten - Dahl
**Boise - Kindergarten - Ebrahimian
Joe - Kindergarten - Wilson
Andrew - 1st Grade - Conger/Dennis
**Sean - 1st Grade - Cowie
Quinn - 1st Grade - Thomas
Hunter - 1st Grade - Van Deren
**Sierra - 2nd Grade - Bailey
Ryan - 2nd Grade - Egbert
Helaina - 2nd Grade - Nickel
Riley - 2nd Grade - Nickel
Bradley - 2nd Grade - Roddy
Claire - 2nd Grade - Van Deren
Devin - 2nd Grade - Van Deren
Jack - 2nd Grade - Van Deren
Thomas - 3rd Grade - Anderson
Heavenly - 3rd Grade - Eiriksson
Ella - 3rd Grade - Milhous
Gabryel - 3rd Grade - Milhous
Lucas - 3rd Grade - Milhous
Hannah - 3rd Grade - Miller
**Owen - 3rd Grade - Roddy
Michael - 3rd Grade - Turner
Haley - 4th Grade - Conrad
Aiden - 4th Grade - Foxworthy
**Mia - 4th Grade - Gibney
Frank - 4th Grade - Miller
Cash - 5th Grade - Carson
Bruno - 5th Grade - Foxworthy
**Billy - 5th Grade - Thomsen



COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK

 

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:  https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

 

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 www.slvusd.org.   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).

 

The BCE Way:  BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE



If you know someone who would like to receive Bearmail, please have them email rogilvie@slvusd.org.
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Please do not reply to Bearmail.  Instead, email hchinello@slvusd.org, or mzavaroni@slvusd.org.