Monday, April 25, 2016

BCE Bearmail 4/22/16

April 22, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Student Author Fair ~ I hope you can make plans to attend the Student Author Fair at Capitola Mall next Saturday April 30th from 10 am - 3 pm.  Many of our BCE classes will be represented at this fun event and students will have the opportunity to read their original work aloud to an audience. 

Yearbooks ~ April 30th is the last day to order a yearbook.  The cost for the yearbook is $20; extra order forms are available in the office.

Carnival Help ~ The BCE Carnival is coming up and as always promises to be lots of fun for everyone.  An event this amazing requires lots of support.  Please see the Parent Club section below to see how you can help support our school community.

Math Night ~ Many thanks to those of you who were able to make it to our Parent Math Night on Tuesday.  I know this is a busy time for everyone and I appreciate the time and extra effort you committed to supporting your students.  If you were unable to make it to a Parent Math Night this year, we are hoping to have a similar program in the fall.

Reminder ~ Unless you have a disabled person parking placard, please do not drive on campus to drop off or pick up students. Thank you for keeping our students and staff members safe!


Lost and Found ~ We've noticed that when the temperature increases, so does the Lost and Found pile.  Please try to find an opportunity in the next week or so to stop by with your student and see if you might find a piece or two of missing outerwear.


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.

Recognition ~ It was an honor to be at our School Board meeting on Thursday night.  The Board recognized students in our District who competed at the county Science Fair (including our own Gregory Souza in Mrs. Gibney's class) and also recognized BCE and SLE for being recipients of the California Gold Ribbon School Award.  It was an evening full of pride and celebration for our SLV community.


Early Arrival ~ Just a reminder that there is no yard supervision before 8:10 am.  Please remind your student that if they are on school grounds before 8:10 am, they should wait in the office or have a bite to eat at the Breakfast Club in the MP.


American Revolution ~ I'd like to send a big BRAVO to Mrs. Peterson's 5th grade class!  All their hard work paid off and their musical performance was a complete success.  Well done Room 10!

Up Coming Dates to Remember

·       Saturday 4/30 = Student Author Fair, Capitola Mall 10 am-3 pm

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

·       Tuesday 5/5 = Parent Club Meeting (Please note new date)

·       5/9 – 5/13 = BCE Book Fair

·       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 (Perseverance)

" Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence."

~ Ray A. Kroc

Did you know???

I know it sounds like a no-brainer, but if you consistently find yourself running five to ten minutes late every day, start your morning routine 15 minutes earlier.  You'll be modeling for your students the power of making small changes that will lead to positive outcomes.

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


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! 



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  

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 year – Now 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).