Saturday, February 27, 2016

BCE Bearmail 2/26/16

February 26, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Pennies for Patients ~ BCE, you rock!  Because of our amazing and generous BCE community we were able to far surpass our goal of $300 and we raised $1,669 for the Pennies for Patients fundraiser.  The funds raised will go directly to help people with Leukemia and other blood cancers.  Thank you to our student leaders and their teacher advisers for making this fundraiser possible.

Talent Show ~ Thursday was our annual BCE Talent show and all I can say was WOW!  What a talented group of students we have here!  I was so impressed with their dedication and bravery.  I've already heard some of the kids planning their act for next year! 

End of 2nd Trimester ~ It's hard to believe that today is the last day of our 2nd trimester!  I can't believe how quickly this year is going.  Report cards will be sent home with your students next Friday, March 4th.

Important Information ~ Please read the attached letter from our Superintendent, Dr. Bruton.  It contains important information of a legal case and its connected consequences regarding confidential student data.

Need ~ We are in need of children's pants.  We like to keep a supply of children's pants in the office in case of accidents or the occasional split seam.  Elastic or drawstring waists are best, but anything will work.  If your student has bottoms that they've outgrown, we'd appreciate the donation.  Thank you!

Math Night ~ We hope to see you at our parent math night, Tuesday, March 1, 6-7:30, in the Board Room at Quail Hollow. Click the link to RSVP, but please come even if you don't register online!

Family Art Night ~ Please join me on Thursday for BCE Family Arts Night! The Arts Council of Santa Cruz County along with our own BCE Parent Club is sponsoring this fun family event.  After a light dinner, families will rotate together though four different art experiences.  The fun begins at 6:00 pm.  I hope you can join us!

Yearbook Contest ~ Drum roll, please!  The winners for the 2015-2016 BCE Yearbook Cover Contest are:


1st Place (front cover):  Lila Arrasjid

2nd Place (back cover):  Mia Hamilton


We had 16 incredible cover entries from the 5th Grade.  The selection process was very, very tough for the BCE Staff and Teachers. Congratulations, Lila and Mia!

Lost and Found ~ Please come by and check out the extensive Lost and Found pile by the office.  Any items left at the end of the month will be collected and donated to a local charity.

Family Movie Night ~ What a great success!  Many thanks to the Gafford family and our fabulous Parent Club or making this fun evening possible.  I would also like to thank an anonymous donor who made a very generous donation to the 5th grade Science Camp fund.  Thank you!


Up Coming Dates to Remember

· Friday 2/26 = End of 2nd Trimester

· Tuesday 3/1 = Parent Math Night, Quail Hollow

· Thursday 3/3 = Family Art Night at BCE, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

· Friday 3/4 = Report Cards Go Home

· Tuesday 3/8 = Spring Picture Day

· Thursday 3/10 = Parent Club

· Friday 3/11 = Walk-Jog-a-Thon

· Wednesday 3/16 = Family Dinner Night at Burger 9

· Friday 3/18 = Math Madness Night


Quote of the Week (Cooperation)

" Quality cannot be obtained and improvement is impossible without cooperation."

~ Rafael Aguayo

Did you know???

Helping your student arrive to school everyday and stay for the whole school day conveys to your student that you respect their teacher, the other students, and the important work that they are doing in school everyday.


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

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!




Staff Appreciation WeekFebruary 29th through March 4th.  This coming week we honor our amazing BCE staff with some special surprises.  We have asked you and your child to participate – the details and your roles are in your green Staff Appreciation Week flyer.  If you have any questions or need clarification, please see your teacher's coordinator listed near the classroom door, or email Tammy at  Let's let them know how special they are!!
Art Night – Join us on March 3rd from 6 pm to 8:30 for our first Art Night!  Families will enjoy a light meal of delicious pizza from Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub, followed by rotations of storytelling, dance, visual arts, and music led by Spectra Arts professionals.  Come express your creativity, learn something new, and share a special memory with your family!

FAMILY DINNER NIGHTBurger 9 will be hosting their first BCE Family Dinner Night on Wednesday, March 16.  The proceeds will benefit the 2nd Grade Class.

YEARBOOK - The yearbook is now on sale for $20.  Look for the form that went home this week.  The deadline to order is April 30th.  Questions contact .


GOT PICTURES of the BCE Talent Show

Please help us capture the school year.  Digital photos may be uploaded to our yearbook website:   This link will take you to the Boulder Creek Elementary School page for uploading photos.  Entourage Link will have you create a log-in and password.  Please file the picture under the appropriate category.  

Walk/Jog-a-thonBe a part of the action! Volunteers are needed for the Walk/Jog-A-Thon on March 11th. Sign up today:!/showSignUp/8050548aeaf2aa13-walkjogathon
YearbookGOT PICTURES of Movie Night, Science class, PE, Music class 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.




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).