Thursday, November 10, 2016

BCE Bearmail 11/10/16

November 10, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

No School! ~ Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow.  It is Veterans' Day and we will be honoring all of the men and women who have served our country.   We thank them for their service.

Tonight is Family Science Night ~ Please join us tonight at 6:30 pm in our Multi-Purpose room.  The San Jose Children's Discovery Museum will be coming to BCE.  The theme of tonight's science night is Super Powers!  These fun interactive experiments and exhibits will bring out your inner Super Hero!

Many thanks to our wonderful Parent Club for hosting this event and providing our families with this terrific opportunity.

Important Information ~ Just a reminder that Family Conferences are next week 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.


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

New Drop Off Area ~ IMPORTANT REMINDER, please remember that the new drop off area on Laurel is not a place to park your car.  This drop off area is intended to be a place to drop off your student in a safe place while you stay in the car and drive off after they exit the vehicle.

BCE Book Fair ~ The Book Fair will take place in our library from 8 am to 5 pm next week during Family Conferences.  Our book fairs are the only source of funding available to our library and all profits go to purchase new books and library equipment for BCE students.  When you're visiting campus for your student's conference, consider stopping by for a look and perhaps even some holiday shopping!

BCE Spiritwear Is Back! ~ Our Parent Club is excited to be offering Spiritwear again!  Order forms will go out in the next day or two and are due Friday November 18, 2016. You can pick up order forms in the office as well.

Please return your order forms to the manila envelopes in your child's classroom or the one in the office.  Please DO NOT hand them directly to your child's teachers or return them during conference time.  We want to create as little work possible for the teachers given the minimum schedule and busy time with conferences.
We are introducing two new products this year- sweatpants and adjustable snap back hats.  Both will include the BCE logo.  Sweatpants will be offered in a vintage gray color available in youth, ladies and adult sizes.  Hats are blue with a yellow/gold bill and yellow/gold logo on the front.
All orders will be delivered before December holiday break. If you have questions please e-mail  Cash and checks are the only payment methods available. Thank you!


Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) ~ Please click here to view more information about three upcoming seminars to be held at BCE.  Triple P is the world's leading positive parenting program committed to strengthening families by promoting positive relationships.  The seminars will take place on Nov. 29, Dec. 1, and Dec 6.  You can attend one, two or all three of the seminars.

PowerSchool Mobile Focus Group ~ PowerSchool is currently planning new features for their mobile app and would like feedback from parents and students.  Participants will receive a $20 gift card for their time.

Focus groups will be held on the following dates:

Monday, November 14

Wednesday, November 16

Please click on the following link if you are interested in participating.

Canned Food Drive ~ The Valley Christmas Project Canned Food Drive is up and running.  Please send in your non-perishable donations to help support families in our community.  This is a great opportunity for our children to discover the good feeling we receive when we do good things for others.

Lost and Found ~ As the weather has cooled down we've had an explosion of lost and found apparel.  Please come by to see if your student's missing outerwear may still be here at school. Thank you!

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.  Perfect attendance means your student was at school every day on time.

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • TONIGHT = Family Science Night at BCE (6:30, MP)
  • Tuesday 11/15 = Family Dinner Night, Los Amigos Taqueria
  • 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)
  • Tuesday 11/29 = Triple P Seminar, The Power of Positive Parenting, 6-8 pm
  • Tuesday 12/1 = Triple P Seminar, Raising Confident, Competent Children, 6-8 pm
  • Tuesday 12/6 = Triple P Seminar, Raising Resilient Children, 6-8 pm
  • Thursday 12/8 = Parent Club Meeting
  • Friday 12/9 = Gift Shift
  • Wednesday 12/14 = 2-in-1 Family Night
  • Friday 12/23 – 1/6/17 = Winter Break


Quote of the Week (Responsibility):

"With great power comes great responsibility."

                                                Spiderman #7


Did you know???

Your student's teacher will be asking you to confirm contact information during your conference next week.  If there are additional people you would like to add to your student's list of emergency contacts, please bring the names and current phone numbers with you.  Our priority is your student's safety!


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



Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!



Family Science Night – Hooray!  The Family Science Night is tonight!  The SJ Children's Discovery Museum presents: SUPER POWERS TONIGHT at 6:30 pm in the BCE MP Room.  Join us and discover the science secrets behind your superhero's special powers!  
Book Fair – Stop by the BCE library MondayNovember 14 through Friday, November 18 from 8 am to 5 pm for the Fall Book Fair.  There will be amazing books for children and adults, fun writing materials, posters, and other novelties!  Now is a great time to be thinking about Christmas items, and the book fair is a fabulous place to make anyone on your list happy.
Family Dinner Night – Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 15 for a dinner date with Los Amigos Taqueria.  Grab a taco and support BCE! Your tummy will thank you and so will we. 
Gift Shift – Now is a good time to start going through items in your house and thinking about what might make great donations to our Gift Shift in December.  If you haven't experienced the Gift Shift before, you'll need to know that this event is about families donating used (or sometimes new) items that then get placed lovingly and in an organized fashion in our multi-purpose room on Friday, Dec. 9.  Then students and parents can "shop" (choose things for free) to gift to loved ones on their holiday lists.  All students and parents are welcome to peruse our donated collection and take items for re-gifting. 
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 yet.
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).