Monday, September 26, 2016

BCE Bearmail 9/23/16

September 23, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

BCE Volunteers ~ Thank you to the many families that came to our first volunteer sign-up day at BCE.  Please click here to read a special note from our District Office and find out about additional sign-up locations and times.


Click here to see the Volunteer handbook

Click here to see our letter to prospective volunteers

Click here to see our Volunteer Agreement



College & Career Readiness ~ As I mentioned at Back to School Night, one of the goals we have as a School District is to make sure all our students are college and career ready. At BCE we want to support our students to be ready for any future they can dream of!  They don't need to decide in 2nd grade what college they want to go to or what career path they want to follow, but when the time comes we want them to be prepared academically and socially to pursue their goals.



Drive for Schools ~ Would you like to win a car or $25,000 and support BCE?  Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or a book of 6 for $25.00.  Tickets will be available in the BCE office from September 15 through October 12.  You will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets at tomorrow's Santa Cruz Mountain Harvest Festival. 100% of the proceeds from these raffle tickets support BCE!  Thank you for supporting our students!



PowerSchool Registration Reminder

29% of our BCE Families have not completed this important piece of your student's registration.  Please take a moment to check to see if your student's registration is complete.  THANK YOU!


Parents - If you have not submitted student online registration via PowerSchool, please take a few minutes to do so.  


It is a matter of safety.


· We need to have the current and correct contact information via phone or email in order to contact you if your child becomes ill or has a medical or some other type of emergency while at school.

· We need to have the current and correct information for your emergency contacts in case you are not accessible.


This is why we ask you to complete the annual on-line registration for each of your students every year.  If you haven't checked to make sure all of your information is current and correct, please complete the PowerSchool Registration for each of your students as soon as possible.


How do you know if you've submitted your student's PowerSchool Registration?  If you log into PowerSchool and click on the link for "PowerSchool Registration" and you do not see any forms available to you, then you have done an update. If, however, there are links to your child's online form, then your registration has not been updated.

If you need assistance setting up your parent PowerSchool account, you can come into your school office and Mrs. Steinberg can assist you in creating your account. Or, you can email Gail Heagerty at for assistance.

Math Coach's Corner

Please click here to get some helpful hints to support your young learner.

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • October 3-7 = Fire Safety Week
  • Monday 10/10 = No School (Teacher Work Day)


Quote of the Week (Courage):

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."

                                                Walt Disney


Did you know???

Our attendance line is available 24 hours a day.  Please call 338-2887 anytime of the day or night if your student is ill and will be absent from school.  A call needs to be made to BCE each day the student is absent, even if they are consecutive.  THANK YOU!


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


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!



Thank you! – We would like to extend a huge sentiment of gratitude to all of our amazing Ice Cream Social volunteers - from the kindergarten teachers, to the 5th grade students and their parents, to the Parents Club organizers!!  What a fabulous event!
Upcoming Events:
Drive For Schools Fundraiser – One of our biggest and most important fundraisers is underway, and we need you to help make it a success. Get your tickets from the office today.  They will also be available at the Harvest Festival, tomorrow, September 24, from 11 am to 6 pm.  Look for our booth near Jenna Sue's.  You can also fill out the request-for-tickets form that went home with your child, turn it in, and we'll send you the tickets.  Individual tickets are $5 and booklets of 6 tickets are only $25.  The best part is that 100% of the sales go directly to BCE.  It's like handing your teacher a $5 donation (or more), but now you get a chance to win a car, money, or 100 other prizes.  So spread the word, because Grandmas, Grandpas, aunts, uncles, neighbors all like chances to win prizes while supporting their local school!
Art Masterpiece – Congratulations!  Your beautiful child/children get the benefit of an amazing program this year – Art Masterpiece!  The program has been revamped this year to include a more diverse set of artists and media.  The orientation meeting has been set for Thursday, September 29 at 8:45 am in the office's back room. This is a great opportunity for parents to make a huge difference in their child's classroom.  You don't need to be an artist or a teacher to be an excellent volunteer. Please direct questions to MaryBeth Curley at  If you are a parent or know of a parent in Ms. Eiriksson, Ms. Gibney, Ms. Rutter, or Ms. Wilson's class who could help out, please don't hesitate to contact MaryBeth to sign up. Thank you volunteers!

Yearbook – Being on the yearbook committee is fun, easy, and leaves a lasting memory for your child to enjoy.  We will have two orientation meetings this year to choose from.  There will be a morning meeting on Monday, October 3 at 8:30 am in the back room of the office or you can attend the evening meeting on Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30 pm in the computer lab.  Thank you for being a part of this wonderful keepsake! 
Facebook – Find us and like us on Facebook.  Search for Boulder Creek Elementary Parent Club.

(Are you great with maintaining websites and looking for a stress-free way to help the Parents Club?  Please contact us at the email address above to help us get our website back on track!)

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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).