Monday, April 18, 2016

BCE Bearmail 4/15/16

April 15, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Math Night ~ Please join me on Tuesday evening for an interactive night of elementary math.  This is an adult only night (no childcare is provided) and is not a repeat of the last Parent Math Night.  Please join our own Mrs. Ebrahimian and SLE's Mrs. Myers at the Quail Hollow Campus in Ben Lomond (6:00 pm-7:30 pm).  Topics will include:  Number Talks, Math Practices, and Breakout sessions for grades K-2 and 3-5.  I hope to see you there!

It's not too late to turn in Walk/Jogathon money!  Please help our parent club reach their goal - they are almost there.  Money can be turned in to the office or your child's teacher.  Make checks payable to BCE Parent Club with "Walk/Jog" entered on the memo line.  Thank you!

Healthy Treats ~ Just a reminder that we have many students with dietary issues and food sensitivity.  Please consider this if you choose to bring in birthday or party foods.  Fruits, vegetables, cheese, crackers and popcorn are all good alternative to high sugar, low nutritional food.  Thanks for supporting our students!

Please help ~ Please return the form you received asking if you will be returning to BCE next year.  That information is critical to our staffing plan.  Thank you for you help!

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

Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night

Tuesday, May 10, 6:00 pm

Incoming Sixth-Grade Parent Night will be held on Tuesday, May 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School Gym.

Parents of current Fifth-Grade students are invited to come for an informative presentation on the SLVMS Sixth-Grade program and school-wide opportunities for students.

This is your chance to hear the scoop on Middle School and have your questions answered.


Up Coming Dates to Remember

·       Tuesday 4/21 = Parent Math Night, Quail Hollow School 6-7:30pm

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

·       Saturday 4/30 = Student Author Fair

·       5/2 – 5/13 = State Testing Window

·       5/9 – 5/13 = BCE Book Fair

·       Tuesday 5/10 = Parent Club Meeting

·       Thursday 5/12 = BCE Open House

·       Saturday 5/14 = Annual BCE Carnival

·       Thursday 5/28 = Family Dinner Night

·       Monday 5/30 = No School (Memorial Day Holiday)

·       Tuesday 6/7 = Parent Club Meeting

·       Wednesday 6/8 = NO Early Out (regular dismissal time for all grades)

·       Thursday 6/9 = Last Student Day, Early Dismissal (K = 11:50, 1st – 5th = 12:15)

Quote of the Week (Health and Wellness)

" Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."

~ Richard Steele

Did you know???

In addition to academic skills your students are learning other skills each day they come to school.  They are learning social skills at recess and in collaborative work in the classroom.  They are learning perseverance and resiliency as they work through academic and social struggles and they are learning that school is important.


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!



Family Dinner Night – Join us on Wednesday, April 20th, from 5pm to 9:30 pm at Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub for a magical night of delicious food, fun and fabulous Karaoke. 20% of the night's proceeds will benefit our BCE kindergarteners.  You can dine-in, carry-out, or enjoy delivery to your home (338-2141).  You've got to sing when your spirit says "sing!"
Did you hear? – Big Creek Lumber donated. San Lorenzo Valley Water District grant.
YEARBOOK - The yearbook is now on sale for $20.  The deadline to order is April 30th.  Questions contact .

SILENT AUCTION - May 14:  Please contact Nicole at or 831-331-3431 to donate or to help.  Questions about Classroom Gift Baskets, please contact  Diana Thayer through  Flyers went home earlier in the week regarding your classroom gift basket theme and your teachers have received examples of each theme.

Each year Boulder Creek Elementary School Parents Club awards a scholarship to a former BCE student.   Last year, we awarded two $500 scholarships and we plan on doing it again this year!   Please help get the word out about this opportunity for financial assistance.  The application can be picked up from Jeannette Lange in the SLVHS Counseling Center.  The deadline is Thursday, May 1.
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.
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 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).