Friday, May 6, 2016

BCE Bearmail 5/6/16

May 6, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Carnival ~ Only one more week until the event of the year!!  Please sign up to volunteer at your teacher's door or another teacher's door of a booth that interests you.  Saturday, May 14th from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm will be a day that goes down in memory as one of the best days of your life – you can't miss that!  Don't forget your towel and a change of clothes because the waterslide and dunk tank are not to be missed.  See you there!


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.

Open House ~ I hope to see all of you next Thursday for our annual BCE Open House!  The fun begins at 5:00 pm with our Parent Club BBQ and the opening of our Art Masterpiece display in the MP.  The Book Fair opens at 5:30 pm and the band performance will run from 5:45 pm – 6:20 pm.  Classrooms will be open from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Book Fair ~ The books are coming! The books are coming!  Our Spring Book Fair will be open in the library all next week.  Hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 am – 5 pm and Thursday, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  Thank you for supporting BCE and your student's literacy.

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

Student Author Fair ~ I hope you had the opportunity to see the work of our amazing student authors.  The Student Author Fair at the Capitola Mall was a great success last weekend and I know you are as proud of them as I am.  Keep up the great writing BCE Bears!

Redwood Mountain Faire ~ Here is a great opportunity for our 4th grade families to help raise money for their students' 5th grade Science Camp fund.  Please check the Parent Club section below to see how you can get admission into the Redwood Mountain Faire and support next years 5th graders.

Kindergarten Sing ~ Too cute for words!  Thank you to our amazing kindergarten team for putting together such a fun evening.  The music was joyful, the energy was electric, and the smiles lit up the night! 

Lost and Found ~ The Lost and Found area will be cleared on Tuesday.  Any remaining items will be packed up and donated to a local charity.

Need Passports? ~ If you or your students are in need of passports for the summer or beyond, you may want to take advantage of an upcoming Passport Day in Santa Cruz.  Please see attached notice for additional information.

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.

Carnival Help ~ The BCE Carnival is next Saturday and as always promises to be lots of fun for everyone.  An event this amazing requires a lot of support.  Please see the Parent Club section below to see how you can help support our school community.  You are modeling such great community values when you volunteer and your students are so proud to see you participating in our BCE community.  Thank you for your support!

California State Testing ~ Most of our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students are half way through their online state testing.  Please help your student do their best work by having a healthy breakfast with some protein, getting to school on time and making sure they get a good night's sleep. 

Upcoming Dates to Remember

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

·       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)

"I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life, as by the obstacles one has overcome while trying to succeed."

~ Booker T. Washington

Did you know???

It is important to make sure your voicemail mailbox is not full.  Several times each week we try to reach parents with information regarding their students only to find out that we can't leave a message because the mailbox is full.  Thank you for your support!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!



Book Fair – Books! Books! Glorious books!  All this coming week the library will be open before, during and after school for the Spring Book Fair!  Come find your favorite titles and support your child's love of reading.
Carnival – Only one more week until the event of the year!!  Please sign up to volunteer at your teacher's door or another teacher's door of a booth that interests you. Saturday, May 14th from 10:30am to 3:30pm will be a day that goes down in memory as one of the best days of your life – you can't miss that! Don't forget your towel and a change of clothes because the waterslide and dunk tank are not to be missed. See you there!
Open House BBQ – We are hoping to continue the tradition of the Annual Open House BBQ.  We would love to serve up some deliciousness in the form of hamburgers, veggieburgers, or cheeseburgers, chips, watermelon, and a drink.  Treats would be available for an additional charge.  All proceeds would benefit 4th graders going to science camp next year.  If you are a 4th grade parent and can volunteer, please contact Tammy Schultz at by Monday, May 9thCurrently we have 5 volunteers. We will need 7 more 4th grade parents to make this happen.
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. 
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).