Monday, March 21, 2016

BCE Bearmail 3/18/16

March 18, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Math Madness ~ I hope you can join me tonight 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.  The fun starts at 6:30 pm in the MP!

New Garden Beds! ~ We are one of the lucky recipients of Big Creek Lumber's "School Garden Bed Grant."  Today we received delivery of lumber, soil, and tools that will allow us to expand BCE's Learning Garden.  A BIG thank you to Big Creek Lumber and to Jacquie Spracklen for writing the grant.  How lucky we are to have such a great BCE community and a great local business community!

BCE Spirit Wear ~ You may have noticed the sea of blue that swept across our campus today.  The BCE t-shirts and sweatshirts have arrived and look amazing!  Many thanks to Kat Gafford and our Parent Club for coordinating this project. 

Congratulations! ~ Congratulations are in order for Gregory Souza, a 4th grader in Mrs. Gibney's class.  Gregory participated in the Santa Cruz County Science and Engineering Fair last week.  His project, "Is a Supercapacitor Scooter Possible?" will be recognized at an awards ceremony later this month. Way to go Gregory, we are so proud of you!

Need Kindergarten? ~ Kindergarten registration for Fall 2016 has begun!  Visit the BCE office to pick up a registration packet and sign up for a spot to attend one of our two remaining Kindergarten orientations and tours. Tours will take place at 9am on April 14th, and May 27th.  Please call 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.

Parents of GATE students - please read the attached flyer about an upcoming parent education evening on "Navigating the Parent-Teen Relationship."

Up Coming Dates to Remember

·       TONIGHT! = Math Madness Night 6:30 – 8:00 pm Multi-purpose Room

·       Friday 3/25 = Walk-Jog-a-Thon

·       April 4-8 = Spring Break

Quote of the Week (Success)

"What lies ahead of you and what lies behind you are nothing compared to what lies within you."

~ Mary Engelbreit

Did you know???

At the heart of good manners is a respect for oneself and others. Good manners convey a sense of respect for the sensibilities of other people. When you say, "thank you," you're taking the time to make the other person feel appreciated. Saying "please" respects a person's right not to do what you've asked.


Thank you for supporting your students by helping them practice their good manners.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, enjoy the first day of Spring!



March Math Madness – Join us TONIGHT from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm 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).