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



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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.