Tuesday, February 9, 2016

BCE Bearmail 2/5/16

February 5, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Three day weekend ~ Just a reminder that this is the first of two three day weekends.  There will be no school Monday as we celebrate Lincoln's birthday.



The San Lorenzo Unified School District was notified on Thursday, February 4, 2016 that Boulder Creek Elementary has received the California Gold Ribbon School award. BCE scored well above the point requirements on the evaluation process to receive the award. We will not be required to participate in a site verification visit that is normally required after the submission of an application for the Gold Ribbon School award. We are very proud of the work and dedication that exemplifies the excellence at Boulder Creek Elementary.  We also wish to congratulate the staff, students and parents at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary who are also recipients of the California Gold Ribbon School award.  Go SLVUSD!

Valentine's Day ~ As February rolls in we start thinking about Valentine's Day.  Please remember that if your student brings a Valentine card for 1 student in the class, they need to bring cards for all the students in their class.  Valentine's Day is not a day for hurt feelings and hearts.

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 - 7:30 pm 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.


Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Monday 2/8 = No School (Lincoln's Birthday)
  • Tuesday 2/9 = 100th Day of School!
  • 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
  • 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???

California law states that children under 8 must be properly buckled into a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.  Children 8 or older, or those that are 4'9" may use the vehicles safety belt if it fits properly.


Wishing you all a wonderful three day weekend!




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 bcepc.execs@gmail.com.
Parent Club Meeting – We can't wait to see you at our next meeting, Thursday, February 11th in the BCE Library at 6:30 pm.  Join us to discuss the concerns of the school and our upcoming functions.
Movie Night – You won't want to miss the event of the season, so join us 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.
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: 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
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).