Friday, October 14, 2016

BCE Bearmail 10/14/16

October 14, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Road Update ~ The road construction on Laurel is nearing completion!  Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we've navigated this project together.  We are expecting the road to be completed and open by the end of next week.  We'll keep you posted!


Free Carbon Monoxide Alarms ~ Boulder Creek Fire District is happy to announce that they have a number of Carbon Monoxide Alarms they would like to pass along to families who are in need of one, free of charge!  They have a limited number on hand; therefore this is on a first come first served basis.  Please send an e-mail to to get further details.  


Donations Needed ~ We are in need of children's clothing in small to medium sizes.  Our most significant need is for easy to pull on pants and leggings.  We are also in need of small to medium underwear.  We have children coming in to the office who need a change due to an accident or a slip in the mud.  It is a much less embarrassing situation for our students if we can provide them with replacement clothes that fit them. Thank you for your generosity.


Playground Closed ~ Just a reminder that our playgrounds are closed until 8:10 am when a staff member arrives to supervise students.  Students arriving before 8:10 may wait in the office or join students for breakfast in the MP.  Unfortunately, we cannot have parents supervising students without a staff member being present.  Thank you for your understanding and help in keeping all our kids safe.


GATE Parent Meeting ~ Please click here to see a flyer containing information about Monday's GATE Parent Advisory meeting.


Halloween Costumes ~ As Halloween approaches I know many students are planning their Halloween costumes. There are a few guidelines regarding costumes.  Costumes should be in good taste and safely constructed so that they do not interfere with regular class activities.  Gruesome costumes and bloody, fake wounds are not appropriate for an elementary school.  Weapons (including fakes), skateboards and roller blades are not allowed as part of costumes.   If you are unsure, please contact your child's teacher or the office before purchasing the costume.

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday 10/25 = Math Night for Adults!  An interactive night of elementary math. Quail Hollow Campus, 6-7:30 pm
  • Monday 10/31 = BCE Halloween Parade, 9 am upper playground
  • Tuesday 11/1 = Picture Make-up Day
  • Thursday 11/3 = Parent Club Meeting, 6:30 pm
  • Thursday 11/10 = Family Science Night at BCE
  • Tuesday 11/15 = Family Dinner Night, Los Amigos Taqueria
  • Friday 11/11 = No School (Veteran's Day)
  • November 14-18 = Family Conferences, Minimum Days (12:10 dismissal for 1st-3rd and 12:15 dismissal for 4th and 5th)
  • November 14-18 = BCE Book Fair
  • November 21-25 = No School (Thanksgiving Break)

Quote of the Week (Responsibility):

"The indispensable first step to getting the things that you want out of life is this:  decide what you want."

                                                Ben Stein


Did you know???

If your student is 10 minutes late for school every day, by the end of the school year they will be missing between 5 (grades 4 & 5) and 9 (kindergarten) days of important academic instruction.


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



Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!



***Drive For Schools Extension***


Drive For Schools – We are currently $2000 below our goal and tickets are due Monday!!  Therefore, we will be setting up our Drive For Schools table one more time on Monday morning outside the 3rd grade wing.  Please, please make sure to turn in your tickets by then and/or make a purchase.  You can pay by cash, check, or charge.  The Drive For Schools campaign is your chance to donate to the school, while gaining an opportunity to win fabulous prizes.  It's a win-win! BCE appreciates your support!
New Treasurers – Last night at the Parents Club meeting we elected 2 co-bank treasurers that will be working along side our reconciliation treasurer. Congratulations Jamie McMurry and Laurel Johnson!  Thank you for your service to our school.
Family Dinner Night – Thank you to all of the families that came out to enjoy a lovely meal last Wednesday at Edo's.  Your support benefited the 4th grade. 



Upcoming Events:


Sunday, October 23 - Drive For School Drawing at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 

Thursday, November 3 – Parents Club Meeting
Thursday, November 10 – Family Science Night

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).