Monday, August 25, 2014

BCE Principal's Newsletter 8/25/14


Principal's Newsletter     

August 25, 2014


Hello BCE Families!


Welcome to the start of the 2014-2015 school year!  I am thrilled to be starting my second year as principal at this amazing school and am looking forward to our work together this year.


Our staff members have been working hard to get things ready for our students and everyone is excited for our first day of school tomorrow.


I am happy to announce that we have several new additions to our staff this year.  Kara Nickel will be joining us as a 2nd grade teacher, Dana Thomsen is joining our 5th grade team and Patty Hayes will be teaching 4th and 5th grade science.   All three of these women come to BCE with the experience and personality that will make them a terrific addition to our already strong BCE team! I would also like to congratulate one of our 1st grade teachers on her marriage this summer!  Melissa Pasa is now Melissa Thomas.


Just a few reminders:


School starts tomorrow August 26th

            4th and 5th grade starts at 8:20

            K – 3 starts at 8:30


Please join me for a Principal's Coffee sponsored by our BCE Parent Club at 8:30 am in the MP Room



            K is dismissed at 11:50

            1 – 3 are dismissed at 2:44

            4th and 5th are dismissed at 2:59


This Wednesday, 8/27, will be an Early Out Day

            Kinders will be dismissed at their usual time, 11:50

            1st – 5th will be dismissed at 1:15


I hope you've enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing summer and are ready for a great year of learning and growing together!




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).



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