Tuesday, January 19, 2016

BCE Bearmail 1/15/16

January 15, 2016


Dear BCE Families,


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ~ Just a reminder that this is a three day weekend as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Dr. King would have been 87 years' old this year had he lived. 

Bingo ~ I hope you were able to join the fun last Friday in our MP. I want to send a BIG thank you to our Parent Club for hosting this wonderful event, to Justin at Boulder Creek Pizza for donating all the pizza to support the Science Camp fund and to the 5th grade families who provided the bake sale items. A fun time was had by all!

Science Fair ~ If you have the opportunity to stop by the Multi Purpose Room next Thursday, you will be able to experience the amazing BCE Science Fair!  Students from all grade levels will be displaying the learning's from their science projects.  Parent volunteers will be there to allow after school visitors from 6-7:30 pm.

Absences ~ If your student will be absent from school due to illness, please call the BCE Attendance Line at 338-2887.  Please call every day until your student returns and let us know how their recovery is going. 

Flu Season ~ As we're in the middle of flu season, please remind your students to wash their hands with soap and water on a regular basis.  Donations of anti-bacterial wipes are also always appreciated.

Bear Wear ~ I am excited to announce that BCE spirit wear order forms are available!  You should have received an order form from your student's teacher and more are available in the office. While our Parent Club is organizing the sale, this is not a fund raising event.  This allows prices to remain low in the hopes that more families will be able to show their BCE pride. Orders and payment are due to your student's teacher or the office no later than next Friday, January 22nd.

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Monday 1/18 = No School (ML King Jr. Birthday)
  • Thursday 1/21 = BCE Science Fair
  • Thursday 1/21 = Parent Club Meeting, 6:30 BCE Library
  • Friday 1/22 = Last day to order and pay for BCE Spirit Wear
  • Wednesday 1/27 = Family Dinner Night (Edo's Sushi)
  • Friday 1/29 = No School (Teacher Professional Development)
  • Monday 2/8 = No School (Lincoln's Birthday)
  • Wednesday 2/10 = Family Dinner Night (Red Pearl)
  • Thursday 2/11 = Parent Club Meeting, 6:30 BCE Library
  • Monday 2/15 = (President's Day)
  • Friday 2/19 = Family Movie Night

Quote of the Week (Courage)

"The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand at times of challenge and controversy."

~ Martin Luther King Jr.


Did you know???

Just a reminder that if your students needs to be absent from school for 5 or more consecutive school days they are eligible for an Independent Study contract. Please see your student's teacher for more details.

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


Employment Opportunities

SLVUSD is now hiring for the following positions:

Grounds/Maintenance Specialist II

Office Assistant

Food Service Assistant II-substitutes

Please contact Helen Sullivan-Thompson at 336-5193 for additional information.



Wishing you all a wonderful 3-day weekend!



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.

FAMILY DINNER NIGHT @ Edo's Sushi - Rescheduled to Wednesday, January 27.  Proceeds to benefit the 3rd Grade. More details to follow.

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:http://link.entourageyearbooks.com/view_account.asp?l=06D2B1A2-C89D-438E-8592-0A06252BCCD0   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 Nicole.berridge@gmail.com

Amazon Smile -Amazon Smile is a great way to do your shopping and give to BCE! Here are some extensions for Chrome and Firefox that will redirect any Amazon page to smile.amazon.com.  Here are some links:
For Chrome:  
For Firefox:
Install these on your browsers, and you won't have to remember to go to smile.amazon.com every time you make a purchase
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:  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).