Friday, December 16, 2016

BCE Bearmail 12/16/16

December 16, 2016


Dear BCE Families,

Reminder ~ Please remember that the last day of school next week will be Thursday.  The first day of Winter Break is Friday December 23rd.

Stormy Weather ~ We made it through this past batch of rough weather and know more will be on the way soon.  Please make sure we have current contact information for you as well as a complete list of emergency contacts.  With the possibility of road closures please consider having an emergency contact on both the north and south side of BCE.  While your students will be safe here at school, we know they'll be more comfortable with a friend or family member.  Additionally, please check that your voicemail box is not full and

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able to take messages.  We want to ensure that you are able to get messages regarding school closure, road conditions, or other situations that may impact your student.

Science Fair ~ The deadline for turning in BCE science fair applications has been extended to Thursday, December 22.  Please place your completed applications in the blue science fair box located in the school office.  Extra application forms can also be found in the school office.  Thank you.

Lost & Found ~ Please come and look through our lost and found clothing.  There are hundreds of dollars worth of student sweatshirts, sweaters, jackets, etc. just waiting to go back home with their owner.  This would be a great time of year to save some money and retrieve some of your student's outerwear so you don't have to spend money purchasing anything new.  Thank you!

Help Needed ~ We need help getting lice out of our classrooms!  If you would like to volunteer to be part of our lice buster team, please contact our school district nurse, Sarah Dahlen at 831-335-4452 Ext. 236. Thanks for your support!

Canned Food Drive ~ The Valley Christmas Project Canned Food Drive continues through Tuesday the 20th.  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.

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Friday 12/23 – 1/6/17 = Winter Break
  • Thursday 1/12 = BCE Parent Club Meeting, 6:30 pm
  • Friday 1/13 = Family Game Night, BINGO!
  • Monday 1/16 = No School (Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday)
  • Wednesday 1/18 = Family Dinner Night, Edo's
  • Thursday 1/19 = Triple P Parenting Seminar, Encouraging Your Child's Self-Esteem
  • Friday 1/27 = No School (Teacher Professional Development Day)
  • Thursday 2/2 = Science Fair
  • Wednesday 2/8 = Family Dinner Night, Burger 9
  • Thursday 2/9 = Parent Club Meeting
  • Monday 2/13 = No School (President Lincoln's Birthday)
  • Friday 2/17 = Family Movie Night
  • Monday 2/20 = No School = (President's Day)


Quote of the Week (Perseverance):

"In every triumph there's a lot of try."

~ Frank Tyger


Did you know???

Students who attend school regularly are more likely to graduate and find good jobs.  In fact, a high school graduate makes, on average, a million dollars more than a dropout over a lifetime.


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!




Holiday Shopping – As you shop this holiday season, please consider purchasing from Amazon Smile rather than Amazon.  It's a website that's identical to, but your purchases count toward donations to BCE.  If you haven't set up BCE as your recipient yet, don't worry – it only takes a few seconds.

Yes, it's B-I-N-G-O Night the first Friday after our Holiday Break!  Mark your calendars for one of the most fun family evenings of the year, Friday January 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the MP room!  You can't miss this event!  The hilariously entertaining Tammy Schultz will be calling the numbers and winners will have amazing prizes to choose from!  There will be a bake sale to benefit 5th grade science camp so come a little hungry and ready to win!

We would love to have any donated items for our prize selection – so, if you or your child happen to get a present this holiday that doesn't quite suit you, but may suit another, please consider donating to our Bingo prize table.  Thank you in advance!  Contact Laurel, info below to donate.

We would very much appreciate a few volunteers as well.  Please show up at 5:15 pm on that evening, the 13th, to help set up.  We could use 2 parents to help during the event.  You can contact Laurel Johnson at 831-331-0009 or at if you have any questions.  We can't wait to see you there!!  

BCE Parents Club Facebook Group BCE Parents Club will be launching its very own Facebook Group!  We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in sharing the administrative duties of managing a large group like this. If you are interested please contact Chrissy Dahl at  Ideally we would like 5-7 administrators to share the approval of posts and content to this wonderful addition to BCE social life!
Science Fair – Don't forget to get in your application for the Science Fair by December 22. Our event will take place from February 1 – 3, 2017!
Bingo Night – Game night is on!! Mark your calendars for one of BCE's favorite nights – Friday, January 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm!  Bingo will be happening with prizes for adults and children alike. This event also includes a 5th grade bake sale.  We would love to have any donated items for our prize selection – so, if you or your child happen to get a present this holiday that doesn't quite suit you, but may suit another, please consider donating to our Bingo prize table.  We could also use a few volunteers for the event.  Please contact the Parents Club at
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).