Monday, May 2, 2016

BCE Bearmail 4/29/16

April 29, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

LAST CALL FOR YEARBOOKS  – We've extended the deadline for yearbook orders. All orders must be in by Monday,  May 2.  Don't delay - order today!

We really need you!  BCE counts on the Annual Carnival, one of our most important fundraiser to raise money to run the office and provide supplies for the classrooms throughout the year.  Please find a time to sign up for a booth or contact

California State Testing ~ Our state testing window is open!  Our fifth graders completed the state science test this week and next week all our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will begin the Math and Language Arts portion of the test.  Please help your student do their best work by having a healthy breakfast with some protein and make sure they get a good night's sleep. Any student who is late to class during a testing period will have to wait in the office until testing is over and will then have to make up the test time.

Family Survey ~ It's that time of year again!  Please take a moment to complete our Family Survey by clicking on the link.  The information we receive from the survey guides us in our plans for next school year.  Thank you for your time.   link

After School Supervision ~ Please help provide us provide consistent playground expectations for your students by reminding them that school rules are the same no matter what time of day it is.  Please remind your student that climbing the hills, throwing sticks, or playing in unsafe ways on the play structure is never allowed.  Thank you for supporting your student as they live the BCE Way.

Returning Student Registration ~ We are very pleased to announce that SLVUSD is using a new online registration program for returning students in the 2016-17 school year called "PowerSchool Registration".  Please watch your email inboxes for an email notification regarding the annual student registration through your parent PowerSchool account.  The email is being sent by Gail Heagerty, our Student Information System and Database Specialist; the subject line is "New Annual Student Online Registration."  All annual student online registrations need be submitted by the parent/guardian no later than Friday, June 17.  Call our Registrar, Alma Steinberg, with any questions at 831-338-6413 or email her at

Student Author Fair ~ I hope you can make plans to attend the Student Author Fair at Capitola Mall tomorrow 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. 

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.


Lost and Found, Going…Going…Gone! ~ We've noticed how 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.  Items not picked up by the end of next week will be donated to a local charity.


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.

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.

Up Coming Dates to Remember

·       TOMORROW! = Student Author Fair, Capitola Mall 10 am-3 pm

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

·       Thursday 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 (Success)

"There's no place where success comes before work, except in the dictionary."

~ Donald M. Kimball

Did you know???

One of the best ways to help BCE keep your student safe is by providing us with current contact numbers, emergency pick-up list, and health updates as needed.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! 



Open House BBQ and Bake Sale – Join us on Thursday, May 12th from 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm for the Open House BBQ.  It's a tradition not to be missed!  You will enjoy a hamburger, watermelon, choice of chips and beverage all for just $7.  Delicious baked goods will also be for sale.  Proceeds will benefit every single 4th grader going to science camp the following year.  4th grade parents: Please sign up to volunteer.  We have 2 volunteers signed up on the green sign-up sheet by room 5.  Please add your John Hancock so that we can make this a success!!
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.
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.
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.
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).