Monday, May 16, 2016

BCE Bearmail 5/13/16

May 13, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Thank You! ~ It was wonderful seeing so many of you at Open House yesterday.  The students have worked hard all year and I know how proud they were to show off their work.  Your ongoing support for your students is so important for their continued success. 


v Thank you to the Parent Club and 4th grade families and friends for making the BBQ such a success.


v Thank you Kili Crandall and our Art Masterpiece volunteers for making the Student Art Show such a showcase for our talented students.


v Thank you Carey Liston for the fun musical performances.  You can't beat live entertainment especially when it's our own BCE Bears!


Carnival Help ~ The BCE Carnival is TOMORROW! An event this amazing requires a lot of support.  If you have not yet had the opportunity to sign up to help, please check in at the Volunteer Booth.   The booth will be located near the benches outside of the front office. Thank you for modeling such great community values.  Your students are so proud and happy to see their families participating in our BCE community.  Thank you for your support, I look forward to seeing you all at the carnival tomorrow!


Band Festival ~ I'd like to invite you to the 7th Annual SLVUSD "District-Wide Band Festival" on May 17th at 7 pm in the SLVHS Gym.  This is the one time during the year that you can hear the SLE, BCE, SLVMS and SLVHS bands all in one place.  It's a fun way to celebrate how hard we've worked this year (or more) as well as see the progression from elementary through high school.  Our finale for the evening will feature all 150+ performers playing together which is something you just have to see/hear to believe!  The event is free but donations will be accepted and there will be a $5 hotdog dinner available at 6 pm.  I hope you'll consider joining me for this fun evening of music!

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

Registration ~ We are very pleased to announce that SLVUSD is using a new student online registration program for 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.

Information for Parent of 5th Graders ~ SLVMS WEB 2016-2017     WEB:  Where Everybody Belongs

The staff and students of San Lorenzo Valley Middle School and Nature Academy invite incoming 6th graders to WEB Sixth Grade Orientation August 19, 2016, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm SLVMS Gym

The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition from elementary school to middle school a positive one. Eighth graders will be serving as leaders and mentors to the sixth graders. Large and small group activities are designed to address students' needs and concerns in an enjoyable manner.

This is a student only function -  we encourage you to let your child attend on her or his own. Wear comfortable clothes and don't bring all your stuff (snack will be provided)... travel light!


If you have any questions, please contact WEB Coordinators Claire Hackett or Rex Olivieri / (831) 335-4452 

Upcoming Dates to Remember

·       Thursday 5/18 = Family Dinner Night, Red Pearl

·       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 (Self-discipline)

"Practice makes permanent."

~ Norton Juster

Did you know???

Missing classes in elementary school sets the stage for problems later. If students are absent or tardy it is often difficult for them to stay at grade level. Students who don't read at grade level by the end of third grade are four times more likely to become high school dropouts.   

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

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!



Carnival – Join us tomorrow, May 14th for the Time-Of-Your-Life Annual BCE Carnival & Silent Auction from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.  You're going to want to bring a bathing suit and/or towel for the waterslide and dunk tank.  Don't forget to check out the midway games, the face painting station, the BBQ, the cake walk, the inflatables, the free zone, the scrumptious concession stand, the amazing silent auction, and much, much, more.

Amazing volunteers! - Thank you so much for your service.  Don't forget to check in at the Volunteer Booth before your shift.  If you haven't picked up a shift yet and you have the time, please head over to the volunteer booth and pick a spot to help.  We would love to have you!
Family Dinner Night – Join us on Wednesday, May 18th from 4 pm to 9 pm for some tasty deliciousness known as Red Pearl.  Dine in or carry out, but whatever you do, don't miss this opportunity to get out of cooking, make your family happy, and support BCE at the same time!  Dinner proceeds will benefit BCE programs.  Order at, by phone 831-338-9800, or by fax 831-338-9803.

Open House BBQ – Thank you fabulous 4th grade parents for making this happen.  That was some awesome BBQ!
BCE Parents Club Positions for the 2016 – 2017 school year –  Now is a good time to start thinking about applying for Parent Club board and committee positions.  We will need officers and volunteers to run fun family events. 
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).