Thursday, January 26, 2017

BCE Bearmail 1/26/17

January 26, 2017


Dear BCE Families,

Reminder ~ Just as a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL tomorrow. Our amazing teachers will be participating in professional development to grow their expertise in Reading Workshop.

Congratulations  ~  Gregory Souza and Sierra Arnett have won this yearbook cover contest. Gregory's picture will be on the front cover of the 2016-17 yearbook and Sierra's artwork will be on the back cover.  Thank you to all our 5th graders who participated in the contest.  This year's entries were the best yet and made the final decision very difficult. 

Valentines Day ~ As February rolls in we start thinking about Valentine's Day.  Please remember that if your student brings Valentine cards for 1 student in the class, they need to bring cards for all the students in their class.  Valentine's Day is not a day for hurt feelings and hearts.

The BCE Way ~ Please ask your students to describe ways that they've demonstrated the BCE Way this week.  How did they show they were RESPONSIBLE, SAFE and RESPECTFUL?

Absences ~ If your student will be absent from school due to illness, please call the BCE Attendance Line at 338-2887.  Please call every day until you student returns and let us know how their recovery is going. 

Flu Season ~ We're in the middle of flu season, please remind your students to wash their hands with soap and water on a regular basis.  Donations of tissues and anti-bacterial wipes are also always appreciated.

Lost & Found ~ As you may be aware, there are dozens of lost and found items hanging on racks in front of the office.  Please take a moment to look for anything that may belong to your student.  All items remaining at the end of January will be removed and donated to a local charity.  Thank you!

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Tomorrow = 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 (Kindness)

"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."

~ Jackie Robinson


Did you know???

Children aged five to twelve need 10 to 12 hours of sleep a night.



Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!




Science Fair – The Science Fair will be from February 1 – 3, 2017 in the Multi-Purpose Room!  We will be setting up the space on Thursday, interviewing our scientists on Wednesday, and allowing classrooms to visit the exhibits on Friday.  Please consider being an interviewer. If interested, please contact Tammy Schultz

Yearbook Link – All picture takers, we need your help!! If you have any pictures from school-wide events, please share them with us.

Do you have pictures of BCE's Halloween, Family Science Night or Holiday Sing/Celebrations?

Please upload them to our yearbook website under one of these categories or your child's teacher's name:


Mini Mermaid Running Club (MMRC) – If you love running and have some time to make a difference in the lives of our BCE students, please check out the description below of the MMRC.

Mini Mermaid Running Club (MMRC) is a six week program of self-discovery, confidence-building, and goal-setting for elementary and middle school-aged girls. Having served over 6000 girls worldwide, we teach girls that the finish line is just the beginning through thoughtful curriculum and training for a 5k that addresses girls' mind, body and spirit. Through a structured curriculum-based program, MMRC gives girls the tools they need to live a healthier life.

If you are interested in bringing this program to BCE, please email Tammy Schultz at

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).