Monday, March 14, 2016

BCE Bearmail 3/11/16

March 11, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Daylight Savings ~ This weekend marks the start of daylight savings time.  Don't forget to "Spring forward" and turn those clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.

Congratulations ~ to Mikey in Mrs. Miller's 2nd grade class.  Mikey won a trophy for coming in 2nd place in the Northern California Braille Challenge!  Way to go Mikey, we are so proud of you!

Math Madness ~ I hope you can join me next Friday night for Math Madness!  Join us for math games that build number sense, fluency, and strategic thinking.  This event is appropriate for all grade levels and will be great fun for the whole family.

Need Kindergarten? ~ Kindergarten registration for Fall 2016 has begun!  Visit Alma in the BCE office to find out more information and sign up for a spot to attend one of our three Kindergarten registration days and optional tours. Tours will take place at 9 am on March 15th, April 14th, and May 27th.  Please call Alma at 338-6413 or stop by the office to reserve your spot.

Children must be five years old by August 31st in order to enroll in Kindergarten.  If your student has a September, October or November birthday you might be interested in our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program at the Ludlow Center in Felton.  For more information you can call 335-4475.

SLVUSD Charter Information Nights ~ Come learn more about the unique school options our district provides:


Nature Academy Information Night: grades 6-8

Date:  Tuesday, March 15   Time:  6pm - 7pm      

Location:  SLV Middle School Library

Nature Academy Application Window:

Open:  Tuesday, March 15th    Close:  Friday, April 15th, 3:00 pm. Lottery will be held on April 22 at 3 pm.


Hybrid Homeschool Programs Information Night:

Program options for grades K-12, including new VAPA option for grades 7/8

Date:  Tuesday, March 22 Time:  6pm - 7pm

Location:  SLV Middle School Library


Tax Credit ~ We have been asked to share this valuable web site with BCE families:

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information from Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Schools.  


The CalEITC4Me Web site at has valuable information about the EITC, including online tools for helping to determine eligibility and guidance regarding where people can file their taxes for free.  

Upcoming Dates to Remember

·       Wednesday 3/16 = Family Dinner Night; Burger 9, 5pm – 9pm

·       Friday 3/18 = Math Madness Night 6:30 – 8:00pm MP Room

·       Friday 3/25 = Walk-Jog-a-Thon

·       April 4-8 = Spring Break

Quote of the Week (Perserverance)

" The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties.  Great necessities call out great virtues."

~ Abigail Adams

Did you know???

One of the most important things that you can do to make your young child feel safe is to establish as much routine in his life as possible. Children (and adults) feel the most secure when their lives are predictable. When adults provide environments that feel safe, children learn that they can trust others to take care of them and meet their needs, so they become free to relax and explore their world. 




FAMILY DINNER NIGHT:  What could be better than burgers benefiting BCE?!  Join us on Wednesday, March 16 at Burger 9 for a delicious meal and good times.  This will be Burger 9's first BCE Family Dinner Night, so let's show them our support for supporting us.  The proceeds will benefit the 2nd Grade Class.
March Math Madness – Join us Friday, March 18th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the MP Room for an amazing night of math games.  Play, learn, and take home games to enjoy at home.  This is a family night not to be missed!
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 .
Walk/Jog-a-thon – Due to the weather conditions, the Walk/Jog-a-thon has been postponed to Friday, March 25th.  You can continue to collect pledges until March 31st.  Come and be a part of the action!  Volunteers are needed for the Walk/Jog-A-Thon on March 25th.  Sign up today:
Yearbook – GOT 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).