Monday, March 7, 2016

BCE Bearmail 3/4/16

March 4, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Thank You! ~ On behalf of our entire staff I want to thank our Parent Club and all the families that participated in making Staff Appreciation week so special for us.  The decorated classrooms doors reminded the teachers every morning as they arrived that they were entering a room where the families appreciated and supported them.  The daily treats were enjoyed by the entire staff and the luncheon was above and beyond!  Additionally, there were flowers, cards and gifts that surprised and delighted many staff members.  BCE is such a special place.  Thank you for this outpouring of love and support, it means so much to all of us!  We are so very lucky to be working with such amazing students and families.

Spring Pictures ~ Spring Pictures will take place on Tuesday here at BCE.  All students will get their picture taken and there is no need to pay for pictures unless you decide to buy them after you see the proof.

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.  

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 ~ Thank you to our own Ms. Ebrahimian who along with Ms. Winters and Ms. Meyers from SLE provided a wonderful Family Education evening for our District.  Their presentation on Helping Your Student With Their Math Homework was very well received and attended and I believe they are working on a follow up workshop.

Family Art Night ~ Many thanks also to Ms. Egbert who, in addition to coordinating our Family Art Night, wrote the grant that made it all possible! It was a wonderful evening full of terrific art activities.  I look forward to making this an annual event.  In addition to Ms. Egbert I want to thank our teachers who volunteered to help in the different classrooms, our wonderful BCE Parent Club who provided not only volunteers, but dinner too (!) and the artists working with the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County.  

Up Coming Dates to Remember

· Tuesday 3/8 = Spring Picture Day

· Thursday 3/10 = Parent Club, all are welcome!  6:30 BCE Library

· Friday 3/11 = Walk-Jog-a-Thon

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

· Friday 3/18 = Math Madness Night

· April 4-8 = Spring Break

Quote of the Week (Courage)

" The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Did you know???

Lessons that our teachers create and present in class cannot be duplicated by completing worksheets or pages in a textbook.  When your student misses time from class they are not receiving the quality experience they have with our outstanding staff.



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

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!




FAMILY DINNER NIGHT:  Burger 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-thon – Be a part of the action! Volunteers are needed for the Walk/Jog-A-Thon on March 11th. Sign up today:!/showSignUp/8050548aeaf2aa13-walkjogathon
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).