Saturday, April 2, 2016

BCE Bearmail 4/1/16

April 1, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Spring Break ~ No April Fool, Spring Break is next week!  BCE will be closed Monday April 4th through Friday April 8th.  Students will return to classes on Monday April 11th.  Have a wonderful break with your wonderful students!

Thank you ~ A belated thank you to Carrie Fernandez for co-chairing last week's successful Walk-jogathon.  We wouldn't be the amazing school we are without such amazing family support.  Thank you all so very much!

Amazon ~ Our Parent Club participates in the Amazon Smile program.  Signing up is easy!  All you need to do is go to or click on the Amazon Smile button on our Parent Club home page (  After you sign up all you need to do is go to the page and shop as usual.  A percentage of every purchase made through Smile Amazon will be donated to BCE.  For more information please check out our Parent Club home page or visit

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 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.


Up Coming Dates to Remember

·       April 4-8, Next Week! = Spring Break

·       Thursday 4/14 = Parent Club, all are welcome!

·       Wednesday 4/20 = 2-in-1 Family Night; food and trivia at Boulder Creek Pizza!

Quote of the Week (Fairness)

"Be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own."

~ Taken from "the Optimist Creed"

Did you know???

Studies have shown a link between heavy media use and issues such as obesity, lack of sleep, academic challenges, aggression, and other behavior difficulties. 


Wishing you all a wonderful Spring Break!



YEARBOOK - The yearbook is now on sale for $20.  The form is coming out after Spring Break.  The deadline to order is April 30th.  Questions contact .
Walk/Jog-a-thon – Although the deadline was March 31st, we will continue to honor your pledges.  Please turn in your pledge money as soon as you can.  Thank you, BCE Parents, for supporting this important fundraiser.
BCE Parents Club Positions for the 2016 – 2017 school yearNow is a good time to start thinking about applying for Parents Club board and committee positions.  We will need officers and volunteers to run fun family events.  In the next couple of weeks, be on the look out for details to come home with your child.
Carnival – Yeah!  The much-anticipated BCE Carnival is coming soon. Save the date for Saturday, May 14th.  The festivities will begin at 10:30 am and last until 3:30 pm.  As always, this will be an event to remember!  Of course, we will need all of you to help to carry on this epic tradition.  Please plan to volunteer for an hour or more, donate an item for your classroom's silent auction basket, and/or participate in the magical events planned for the day.  On the day of the event, you will enjoy inflatables, midway games, silent auction bidding, BBQ and snack food, face painting, a dunk tank, socializing with the community and much, much more.
Coming Up:
Parents Club Meeting – Thursday, April 14th
Family Dinner Night – Wednesday, April 20th
BCE Campus Beautification – Sunday, April 24th
GOT PICTURES of the Walk/Jog-a-thon
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.  
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).