Monday, January 25, 2016

BCE Bearmail 1/22/16

January 22, 2016


Dear BCE Families,


Reminder ~ Just a reminder that there is no school for our students next Friday January 29th.  Our teachers will be working hard that day at a training focused on next steps for our students in our Writing Workshop.

Field Trips ~ If you will be driving on a classroom field trip please make sure to give your student's teacher all your completed and current insurance forms at least two weeks in advance.  Drivers are chaperones of our students and for safety purposes our policy is no siblings on field trips. Thank you for driving on our field trips, we couldn't do it without you!

Science Fair ~ What a delight it was to tour our Science Fair yesterday!  I was so proud of all the students who participated.  I witnessed high levels of questioning, organization and perseverance.  I appreciated the attention to detail and the pride that was evident in their projects. Congratulations to all our participants and good luck to our students who will advance to the county completion.  A BIG thank you to all of our adult volunteers as well, especially Jacquie Spracklen and Karen Hoogners!

Extended! ~ Good news - the deadline to order your BCE Bear Wear has been extended!  Order forms and payment (cash or checks only) can now be returned to your student's classroom or the office on or before Thursday January 28th.  Thank you for showing your BCE spirit!  Please open the attachment if you would like to print out an order form.  Order forms are also available in the office.


Absences ~ If your student will be absent from school due to illness, please call the BCE Attendance Line at 338-2887.  This number is an answering machine and is available 24 hours a day.  Please call every day until your student returns and let us know how their recovery is going.  Remember that all absences must be cleared within 5 days or the student will be classed as truant.

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • 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, 6:30 BCE Multi-purpose Room

Quote of the Week (Kindness)

" Peace begins with a smile."

~ Mother Teresa


Did you know???

Setting a regular bedtime and morning routine can help when trying to get out the door, on time, each school morning.


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!




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:   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

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  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
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).