Friday, October 21, 2016

BCE Bearmail 10/21/16

October 21, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Math Night Cancelled ~ Unfortunately, we've had to cancel the math night planned for next Tuesday evening.  We plan to reschedule and will let you know the details as soon as they are finalized.  I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.


News Just In ~ Boulder Creek Elementary is the recipient of the 2016 Valley Press Banner Public School Rave Award!  We are very proud of our school.  Thank you to all who voted.


The Great California Shake Out ~ As you may have heard from your student, on Thursday BCE joined schools throughout California to participate in the Great California Shake Out.  On 10/20 at 10:20, students participated in an earthquake drill.  They learned to duck, cover and hold and then practiced leaving the classroom in an orderly manner.  Our BCE Bears did a great job; I'm so very proud of them!


Drive for Schools ~ The Drive for Schools fundraiser is over and now the wait is on!  Sunday is the drawing down at the Boardwalk for the grand prize of a new Toyota Prius or $25,000!  I hope one of our BCE families is the recipient of good news this weekend!  Many thanks to Tammy Schultz and company for making this such a successful event!

Halloween - 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.  The Halloween Parade is slated for Monday, October 31st at 9:00 am on the upper playground.

Road Update ~ Laurel Street is now open and the final touches are being put in place.  With the parking spaces now being identified on the left side of the road, there is NO PARKING on the right side of Laurel.  Thank you for keeping or students and community safe.


Free Carbon Monoxide Alarms ~ Boulder Creek Fire District is happy to announce that we have a number of Carbon Monoxide Alarms we would like to pass along to families who are in need of one, free of charge! We have a limited number on hand; therefore this is on a first come first serve biases. 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.


Important Calendar Information ~ Just a reminder that Family Conferences are the week of November 14 – 18 and we will be on a minimum day schedule.  Kindergarten will be dismissed at 11:50, 1st – 3rd will be dismissed at 12:10 and 4th and 5th graders will be dismissed at 12:15 pm.


Once again our Thanksgiving Break is a weeklong.  There will be no school the week of November 21 – 25.

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday 10/25 = Math Night for Adults!  An interactive night of elementary math. Quail Hollow Campus, 6-7:30pm CANCELLED
  • Monday 10/31 = BCE Halloween Parade, 9 am upper playground
  • Tuesday 11/1 = Picture Make-up Day
  • Thursday 11/3 = Parent Club Meting, 6:30
  • 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 pm 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 (Positive Attitude):

"Do what you can with what you have where you are."

                                                Theodore Roosevelt


Did you know???

Families should try to avoid extended vacations that require your students to miss school.  Try to line up vacations with the school's schedule.  The same goes for doctor's appointments.


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 actually reached our Drive For School goal!!  How amazing is that!  Technically, we raised $35 over our goal.  BCE Parent Club would like to thank all of our wonderful families and community members who purchased or sold tickets, donated their money or/and time, and offered support during this fundraiser!  When we come together, we can do awesome things!


Yearbook Link – Have you taken some wonderful pictures of school events that you think would be great to include in our yearbook?  Well, then we have good news for you.  We are ready to upload pictures!  The link for the 2017 BCE Yearbook is: 

Entourage yearbook


There is also an Entourage Yearbook APP! You can search for it in your app store or go to: Yearbook APP


Only the editors and you will have access to the photos that you upload.

Thank you for your time and efforts to make our 2017 yearbook the best yet!


Family Science Night – The much-anticipated event of the fall is right around the corner!  The SJ Children's Discovery Museum presents: SUPER POWERS Thursday, November 10th at 6:30 pm in the BCE MP Room. Join us and discover the science secrets behind your superhero's special powers!  We still need volunteers to run the exhibits.  CDM will provide a 45 minute training at 5:30 pm.  Please contact Nicole at or call 331-3431.


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

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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).