Friday, February 12, 2016

BCE Bearmail 2/12/16

February 12, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Happy Valentine's Day!

Three day weekend ~ Just a reminder that this is the last of our three day weekends for awhile.  There will be no school Monday as we celebrate Presidents Day.

Cell Phones ~ If your student carries a cell phone on campus we need to have a permission slip signed by you on file in the office.  Additionally, cell phones need to be turned off during school hours and kept in backpacks.

Family Movie Night ~ I hope you all are able to join me next Friday Night in our MP as our wonderful Parent Club sponsors Family Movie Night.  We'll be watching Inside Out.  Don't forget admission and popcorn are free and there will be a bake sale to support 5th grade Science Camp.

5th Annual Ukulele Extravaganza Spaghetti Dinner! ~ Support music programs in local public schools AND enjoy a little Aloha this winter at the 5th annual Ukulele Extravaganza and Spaghetti Dinner, a benefit for music programs in the San Lorenzo Valley School District, held on Friday, February 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the San Lorenzo Valley Middle School Gym. Bring the family for a fun-filled evening of entertainment and delicious food for a great cause.  Bring your Ukulele and play along! Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz sing along, youth ukulele ensembles, silent auction and more! Plus, special prize for the silliest hat.
Tickets available at Tiki King's Ukulele's of Felton, (831) 707-7027 or and at Westside Beauty in Scotts Valley or at the door. All donations benefit music programs at SLV Middle School, SLV High School, SLV Elementary, and Boulder Creek Elementary School. Mahalo for supporting music education!

Pennies for Patients ~ Our wonderful student leadership group has organized a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Each classroom has a small cardboard box where students and families can deposit change.  The idea behind Pennies for Patients is that our small change can make a BIG change for people with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.  Thank you for encouraging your students as they demonstrate their generosity and compassion.

Helping Your Child with Math Homework ~ Thank you BCE and SLE families for responding to our survey about your child and math at home. Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 1, 6-7:30pm for an interactive night of elementary math. Mrs. Myers from SLVE and Mrs. Ebrahimian from BCE will be presenting information and doing activities based upon your survey responses. The event will be held on the Quail Hollow campus. Some of the many topics covered will be: helping your child work through the problem, ways to communicate with your child and not give away the answer, and clarification on common core math. All elementary families, K-5, are invited to attend since topics are helpful at any age. Please RSVP by clicking on the following link so we can get a general head count:


Feel free to come even if you don't RSVP. This is an adult only event-no children, please.

SLVUSD is currently hiring for the following positions:

Lead Mechanic-Permanent
Food Service Worker II-Substitute

Please contact Helen Sullivan-Thompson at 336-5193 for additional information.  Applications can be found on the SLVUSD website  Click on the employment link located by the District Office address.


Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Monday 2/15 = (President's Day)
  • Friday 2/19 = Family Movie Night, 6:30 BCE Multi-purpose Room
  • Wednesday 2/24 = Family Dinner Night, Taqueria Los Amigos
  • Tuesday 3/1 = Parent Math Night (for adults only - see above)
  • Thursday 3/3 = Family Art Night
  • Tuesday 3/8 = Spring Picture Day
  • Thursday 3/10 = Parent Club
  • Friday 3/11 = Walk-Jog-a-Thon
  • Friday 3/18 = Math Madness Night

Quote of the Week (Service)

" Man is not on the earth solely for his own happiness.  He is there to realize great things for humanity"

~ Vincent Van Gogh


Did you know???

Experts suggest that you keep your computer in a common area, not in individual bedrooms, where you can watch and monitor its use.



Wishing you all a wonderful three day weekend!




Movie Night – Oh, yeah! Movie Night is almost here! We can't wait to see you on Friday, February 19th at 6:30 for a free viewing of INSIDE OUT. You will also enjoy free popcorn and water. In addition, juice and baked goods will be sold to support 5th grade science camp. Come early and get a good spot!
Treasurer Needed!!  -  The BCE Parents Club needs your help. Unfortunately, our treasurer has resigned due to personal reasons, and we are in desperate need of another. You'll need to be available during the times that the local bank is open. Tons of support will be given. Please consider getting involved in this way to benefit the whole of BCE. Contact Tammy at

Coming Up
             FAMILY DINNER NIGHT:  Wednesday, February 24, 4-9PM at Taqueria Los Amigos - Note location change
Los Amigos will donated 20% of the night's proceeds to BCE 1st Grade Class.  Please support BCE by eating at our local taqueria.  It is sure to be MUY DELICIOSO!

          Staff Appreciation Week – February 29th through March 4th. We will be calling on you to help us celebrate our AMAZING BCE staff. Be on the look-out next week for a flyer explaining how you can help.

Art Night – Join us on March 3rd for our first Art Night. Families will enjoy a light meal followed by rotations of storytelling, dance, visual arts, and music. This will be a night to remember!
YearbookGOT PICTURES of Bingo Night, Science Fair, pajama day, etc.?
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.
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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).