Friday, September 2, 2016

BCE Bearmail 9/2/16

September 2, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Reminder ~ There is no school on Monday, September 5th in recognition of Labor Day.  Enjoy your 3-day weekend!


Back to School Night ~ Please join us on Tuesday evening for our annual Back to School Night.  Remember this is an adult only evening.

            6:00 – 6:30 = Grades 3, 4, 5 & SDC

            6:40  - 6:55 = Welcome Families (Multi Purpose Room)

            7:00 – 7:30 = Grades TK, K, 1 & 2


Your students' amazing teachers are working hard to create an informative presentation for you.  I hope to see you all there!


Shout Outs ~ Your student may have come home with a blue "Shout Out" notice or they may have told you about them.  Shout Outs recognize students who are living the BCE Way and demonstrating kindness, compassion, empathy, etc.  A staff member or classmate completes the information on the Shout Out form and then shares these positive examples with fellow students.  Starting next Friday we'll have our first Shout Out Friday, where I announce some of the examples of excellence that have we've seen on our campus.


Transitional Kindergarten ~ As you may already know, we are fortunate to have our first Transitional Kindergarten (TK) class here at BCE.  Because TK is a relatively new opportunity we have put together an information sheet about the TK program and to provide some answers to questions you may have.  Please click here for more information.


Parent Club ~ Our September Parent Club Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 17 in the MP room at 6:30 pm.  All BCE parents and guardians are automatic members.  Free babysitting will be provided.


Site Council ~ If you are interested in serving on the Site Council for the 2016-17 school year, please complete the attached application by clicking here and return it to Margaret Zavaroni in our office no later than Friday September 23.  Our Site Council provides a very important function for our school.  The BCE Site Council is charged with helping to develop, recommend, and annually review the Single Site Plan for Student Achievement.  Additionally, the Site Council meets to provide ongoing informational and educational process directed towards parents and other interested persons about current school programs.  Thank you for your consideration on joining this special group.


Watch Phones ~ In keeping with our technology policy, students are not allowed to wear watches in class that also act as phones or communication devices.   If your student does own such a device it must remain in their backpack, in silent mode, throughout the school day.  For more information, please click here to read our Cell Phone & Electronic Devices permission slip which gives information about our policy.


Safety ~ We have a large number of students arriving before 8 am.  There is no on-campus supervision until 8:10 am.  For their safety, please do not drop children off before 8:10 am.

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Monday 9/5 = No School (Labor Day)
  • Tuesday 9/6 = BCE Back to School Night
  • Monday 9/12 = Family Dinner Night, 2 in 1 Pizza and Karaoke Night at the      Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub
  • Tuesday 9/13 = School Picture Day
  • Thursday 9/15 = Parent Club Meeting (6:30 in our MP)
  • Friday 9/16 = BCE Ice Cream Social
  • Monday 10/10 = No School (Teacher Work Day)

Quote of the Week (Service):

"Education can equip us to make a difference, and perhaps it can orient us toward making a positive one."

                                                Howard Gardner


Did you know???

Thank you so much for getting your students to school, on time, every day!  There is a high correlation between student achievement and attendance.  Last year almost 20% of our students were absent for ten or more days and approximately 35% of our students were tardy ten or more days. Additionally, we have many students who lose important instructional time when they leave school early.  As you can see this quickly adds up to a lot of missed instructional time.  Good attendance is important for your student's success.


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


Have a great 3-day weekend!



Family Dinner Night & Karaoke – The food at Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub is so delicious, I could sing about it.  You can too, because on MondaySeptember 12 from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub is hosting our first Family Dinner Night of the school year.  Not only will there be amazing chow, but there will be glorious karaoke as well!  Eat, sing, and support the 5th grade on this spectacular night you won't want to miss!  20% of the night's proceeds will go to our 5th grade class!
Parent Club Meeting – Join us on Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose room for our first Parent Club meeting of the school year.  We can't wait to see some new faces and some familiar faces to begin the 2016/2017 school journey.  As always, babysitting will be provided.   Bring your budget and calendar ideas, as we will be finalizing these two items.
Ice Cream Social– The highly anticipated Ice Cream Social is just around the corner.  Meet us at the Uppers blacktop on Friday, September 16 from 5 pm to 7 pm.  5th graders will be scooping the most amazing ice cream flavors from Marianne's.  All students will receive one free scoop, and additional scoops are only 50¢.  This annual tradition is always a crowd pleaser, so mark your calendars and save your calories because you won't want to miss it!
Facebook – Find us and like us on Facebook.  Search for Boulder Creek Elementary Parent Club.

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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).