Friday, October 28, 2016

BCE Bearmail 10/28/16

                October 28, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

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 31 at 9:00 am on the upper playground.

Halloween Hunger? ~ Our own Boulder Creek Fire Department will be selling hot dogs and chili on Monday night.  These delicious treats will be available between 5 pm and 7 pm (trick or treat time) at the fire house. Proceeds will be split between BCE (5th grade Science Camp fund) and SLV Seniors. Thank you for your support BCFD!

Bryan Stow ~ Our TK, K and 1st grade students were treated to an assembly on Thursday presented by Bryan Stow.  Bryan spoke to our students about the importance of being an upstander not a bystander, how to lead by example and how to help people lead kinder lives. For more information about Brian Stow and his inspiring journey please visit:  We are in the process of planning a similar assembly for the older students.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony ~ On Tuesday morning there was a small ribbon cutting ceremony on Laurel Street to celebrate the completion of the construction in front of BCE and the Safe Route to School project.  Superintendent Bruton, together with three of our school board members and representatives from the Department of Public Works, joined Santa Cruz County Supervisor Bruce McPherson in dedicating the new safety features on Laurel Street to the health and welfare of the current and future students at Boulder Creek Elementary.  Everyone in attendance mentioned their gratitude for the patience and flexibility of our BCE families.  Thanks to all who worked so hard to get this important upgrade completed!


Parent Club ~ I hope you are able join me at our BCE Parent Club meeting on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm in the BCE Library.  We will be joined by our superintendent, Dr. Laurie Bruton, who will be sharing with us her "State of the District" presentation.  As parents and guardians of BCE students you are automatically a member of the BCE Parent Club.  Our parent club provides fun family nights and organizes fundraising events that support our BCE Bears.  I hope you can join us on Thursday and, as always, childcare will be provided.


Check It Out! ~ Have you noticed our new bulletin board located near the office?  We are recognizing all our students who have perfect attendance each month.


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.  TK and kindergarten will be dismissed at 11:50, 1st – 3rd will be dismissed at 12:10 pm and 4th and 5th graders will be dismissed at 12:15 pm.


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

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • 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 pm dismissal for 1st-3rd and 12:15 pm dismissal for 4th and 5th)
  • November 14-18 = BCE Book Fair
  • November 21-25 = No School (Thanksgiving Break)


Quote of the Week (Positive Attitude):

"We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."



Did you know???

It's always better to be safe than sorry.  If your students are going out trick or treating on Monday, please make sure they are in a group supervised by an adult and remind them not to eat any candy or treats until you've inspected them.


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



Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!



Parent Club Meeting – This month our Parent Club meeting will be earlier than usual. Join us on Thursday, November 3 from 6:30 – 7:30 in the library for some light refreshments and good old fashioned idea sharing.  We would love to see you there!

Congratulations Artist! - Remember that contest that was put on by the San Lorenzo Valley air district?  Well our very own 5th grader Ella Grace Still won 3rd place representing grades 4-6.  Yay Ella!!  Here's the link that was in the Sentinel. 
Family Science Night – Mark your calendars because you won't want to miss this year's Family Science Night. 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.
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: 
There is also an Entourage Yearbook APP! You can search for it in your app store or go to
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
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).