Friday, January 8, 2016

BCE Bearmail 1/8/16

January 8, 2016


Dear BCE Families,


Happy New Year! ~ I hope you all had a wonderful Winter Break and were able to enjoy lots of quality time with those amazing students of yours.  2016 promises to be an exciting year full of growing, learning and a few surprises along the way!

BINGO ~ Please join me tonight for Family BINGO Night!  The fun begins at 6:30 pm in the MP and there is no charge to play Bingo.  Additionally, there will be pizza and dessert available for purchase.  Proceeds from these food items will support 5th grade Science Camp.  Thank you to our Parent Club for sponsoring this fun event.

Welcome! ~ I'd like to extend a warm BCE welcome to two new additions to our BCE family.  Myra Schiermeyer,or Ms. Myra as her students call her, will be working with our first graders in Room 24 while Mrs. Thomas is on maternity leave.  We are excited to have Myra join our team; she is a credentialed teacher with a passion for the students of BCE.  Additionally, I would like to welcome Idalberto Borjas (Mr. Idal) to the position of evening custodian.  Mr. Idal comes to us with lots of experience and enthusiasm.

Parent Math Night ~ Would you like to have a few more tools in your tool belt when it comes to helping your child with math homework? Around mid February, SLVUSD will hold a parent math education night titled "How Do I Help My Child at Home With Math?"  The parent math night will be planned according to your responses to the following survey.  Click on the link below to answer the very short survey.  Please complete the survey no later than Thursday, Jan. 14 at 3:00 pm. More information to follow once the survey has closed.

Bear Wear ~ Grrreat news - you will soon have the opportunity to order BCE Bear Wear again!  Order forms will go home on Monday January 11 for t-shirts and sweatshirts. 

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • TONIGHT! = 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)
  • Thursday 1/21 = BCE Science Fair
  • 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 = No School (President's Day)
  • Friday 2/19 = Family Movie Night

Quote of the Week (Self-discipline):

"Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment."

~ Oprah Winfrey


Did you know???

If you have any current legal documentation that defines custody, restricts visitation or in other ways impacts your student, please make sure that the office has a copy and that we receive updated copies as necessary.  Thank you for helping us to keep your student safe.


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!



Bingo Night:  Please take note that Bingo night is TONIGHT 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 join in the fun!

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.

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
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).