Monday, December 21, 2015

BCE Bearmail 12/18/15

December 18, 2015


Dear BCE Families,


Happy Holidays! ~ As we say good-bye to 2015 I want to wish all our BCE families and friends a wonderful Winter Break. I hope you are able to spend some extra quality time with your extra special students!  I'm looking forward to seeing you all back in 2016 and continuing our important work together.

Joy ~ If you have a kindergartner or first grader I hope you were able to make it to their holiday singing performances this week.  If you had the opportunity to see those bright shiny faces and hear their beautiful singing, you know the meaning and feeling of joy!

Bear Wear ~ Just to give you a heads up, you will soon have the opportunity to order BCE Bear Wear again!  Order forms will go home on Monday January 11th for t-shirts and sweatshirts.  An IOU for a wonderful for BCE Bear Wear might be a great gift from Santa?

PLEASE note that Winter Break this year runs from December 21st through January 4th.  That means that school will not resume until Tuesday January 5th.

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • 12/21 – 1/4 = Winter Break (Please note that students will return to school on Tuesday January 5th)
  • Friday 1/8 = Family Game Night at BCE,  BINGO!
  • Wednesday 1/13 = Family Dinner Night (Edo's Sushi)
  • Thursday 1/14 = Parent Club Meeting, 6:30 BCE Library
  • Monday 1/18 = No School (ML King Jr. Birthday)
  • Friday 1/29 = No School (Teacher Professional Development) 

Quote of the Week (Service):

" Your life is worth more when you share it with others."

~ Author Unknown


Did you know???

Researchers have consistently found that families that engage in frequent traditions report stronger connection and unity than families that haven't established rituals together.  I hope you and your children are able to continue to create memorable holiday traditions.

Update ~ Some of your students may have seen an ambulance on campus today.  One of our students was hit on the head by a PE ball.  He fell to the ground and seemed a bit woozy so erring on the side of caution, we called 911.  The good news is that all is well and he is off with his family to enjoy the long holiday break.  Thank you for your understanding and compassion!


Wishing you all a wonderful Winter Break!



SLV Foundation For Education Fundraiser:  Everyone should have received or will receive a 4 page color brochure in the mail with descriptions of many of the different non-profit education-related clubs that support the K-12 Students in the San Lorenzo Valley.  Please pass these on to family members.  There are some extra copies in the office that can be mailed to other family members.  All of the proceeds come directly to the BCE Parents Club by checking off The BCE Parents Club box, returning the form and sending in a check or credit card number.  We are hoping that some people will be anxious to find a good place to make an end of the year donation.  Thank you!

Bingo Night:  Please take note that Bingo night is Friday Jan 8th from 6:30-8:30 pm.  It is super fun and all of the kids love it.  There will be a Bake Sale that is put on by the 5th graders and their parents from which the proceeds will assist with the cost of 5th grade science camp.  There will also be pizza for sale.  Please come and enjoy ... it is right after Christmas Break, so please put it on your calendars now!

Amazon Smile -Amazon Smile is a great way to do your holiday shopping and give to BCE! Here are some extensions for Chrome and Firefox that will redirect any Amazon page to  Here are some links:
For Chrome:  
For Firefox:
Install these on your browsers, and you won't have to remember to go to every time you make a purchase
Science Fair  - Boulder Creek Elementary Science Fair, January 21st 2016, is open to all students, from Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Our Science Fair is a place where students can explore the world of science. Participants design and perform their own experiment, then present their findings in a non-competitive and supportive setting.
For more information about what a science fair project looks like, time line suggestions, topics to choose from, application forms or any other questions please visit or contact Karen Hoogner at 831-703-4750 /, or Patty Hayes (BCE Science Teacher) at
If you would like to participate in the BCE Science Fair please complete an application form and return to the school office by 11th Dec 2015.
Yearbook Cover Contest:  5th graders are invited to participate in our annual yearbook cover contest.  Details are being sent home from the classroom.  Deadline is January 22nd.

Yearbook – GOT PICTURES of Crazy Hair Day, Twins Day, Fire Safety Week or the Halloween Parade???Please help us capture the school year.  Digital photos may be uploaded to our yearbook website:   This link should take you to the Boulder Creek Elementary School page for uploading photos.  If it doesn't, just search for our school.  Entourage Link will have you create a log-in and password.  Please file the picture under the appropriate category.  Questions contact
Facebook – Find us and like us on Facebook. Search for Boulder Creek Elementary Parent Club.




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).