Tuesday, February 14, 2017

BCE Bearmail 2/10/17

February 10, 2017


Dear BCE Families,

THANK YOU! ~ I want to send a huge and heartfelt "thank you" to our BCE community.  It has been an intense week with lots of quickly changing conditions, as well as increased anxiety and stress for many.  Through it all you banded together to support our students and each other.  How lucky we all are to have such a caring and generous community!


No School ~ Just a reminder that there will be no school on Monday as we celebrate President Lincoln's birthday. 

Talent Show ~ Since we missed the auditions on Tuesday, we will have a make-up on Tuesday 14, 3-4 pm in the MP room, for the upper graders.  Primary auditions were held last Monday.


Spiritwear ~ Did you miss out on a Spiritwear order the first time around?  Don't fret because we're offering the opportunity again. Order forms should have been taken home sometime last week. There are also order forms available in the office. All orders and payments are due no later than February 15. 

Don't miss out on sweat pants, hoodies, hats and sweatshirts, fashionable and perfect for the cold weather. Also a great way to show your school spirit! Please be aware the sweatpants run a bit big but do shrink a little after washing. All sales are final. Thank you for supporting our school. 


Walk-Jogathon T-shirts ~ Please return your size request form for your student's Walk-Jog t-shirt no later than Wednesday the 15th.


Parenting Classes ~ The Triple P parenting class series that was to begin on Tuesday had to be postponed.  The series will start next Tuesday the 14th.  Classes will take place from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the library at BCE.  If you are not able to make the first meeting there will be a make-up meeting at 5:00 pm prior to the meeting on the 21st, or you can call Cori Burt (335-6600 x6605) to make arrangements.  Please click here for more information about this powerful series of classes.  Advanced registration is preferred, but you can also register at the first class.


Science Fair ~ Congratulations to the following BCE students whose science fair projects will be going on to the Santa Cruz County Science Fair competition:


Ivy Cortez & Zahara Cook

Marcus Spracklen

Jayden Johnson & Adelina Waymire

Claire Hamilton

Miles Hoogner

Helaina Fields-Rapley

Hunter Robertson

Sophia Hoogner

Damian Spracklen

Geni Maxson


We are so proud of all of you and thank you for representing BCE!

Valentine's Day ~ Tuesday is 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.

Pennies for Patients ~ BCE students are participating in the annual Pennies for Patients drive which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The drive will run from Feb. 6 - 24.  Each student will be bringing a collection box home this week and encouraged to fundraise for cancer patients.  Thank you for your support. This fundraiser is a wonderful opportunity for students to see how small contributions joined together can make a generous donation to an organization that makes a difference in people's lives.

SLVUSD Charter Programs ~ Please read the following information from the Charter Schools.

The Charter Information nights are coming in March. Come find out more about the Charter School Options available in our district.

We have one information night for our hybrid-Homeschool programs, and another for our seat-based Nature Academy Program.  The information nights open the application window for the Nature Academy and Quail Hollow Integrated Arts Program.  A lottery will be held if there are more applications than seats available in either of the programs.  All other programs are filled based on the date the application is turned in, as are the wait lists.


Nature Academy program

March 7 - 5:30-6:30

MS Library

Application window

NA application window 3/8 - 4/21/17

Lottery: Friday, April 28

Homeschool Charter programs

March 14 - 6-7:30 pm

MS Library

QHIA application window 3/14 - 4/27/17

Lottery: Thursday, May 11

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Monday 2/13 = No School (President Lincoln's Birthday)
  • Thursday 2/16 = Parent Club Meeting
  • Friday 2/17 = Family Movie Night
  • Monday 2/20 = No School (President's Day)
  • Tuesday 3/7 = Spring Picture Day
  • Tuesday 3/7 = Family Dinner Night, Costa Nostra
  • Thursday 3/9 = Parent Club Meeting
  • Friday 3/10 = BCE's Walk-Jogathon

Quote of the Week (Community)

"Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community."

~ Anthony J. D'Angelo

Did you know???

Experts suggest that you keep your computer in a common area, not in individual bedrooms, where you can watch and monitor use.

Wishing you all a wonderful three-day weekend!




Parents Club Meeting – Due to the rain and Thursday's school closure, our Parent Club meeting has been rescheduled for this coming Thursday, February 16th at 6:30 pm in the BCE Library.  Please join us!  As always childcare is provided.
Family Movie Night – Bring the family on over to the multi-purpose room on Friday, February 17th for a free showing of Finding Dory.  The doors will open at 6 pm so that you can make a cozy viewing space with your pillows and blankets, and get free popcorn and water.  The movie will start at 6:30 pm. There will also be a bake sale with treats and juice for sale.  The proceeds will benefit the 5th grade science camp.  You won't want to miss this yearly highlight!
Staff Appreciation Week – Staff Appreciation Week is right around the corner.  We will be celebrating our wonderful BCE staff all week from Monday, February 27th through Friday, March 3rd.  Please be on the lookout for more information that will be coming home with your child.
Yearbook Link – All picture takers, we need your help!!  If you have any pictures from school-wide events, please share them with us.
The Yearbook committee needs pictures of the Science Fair and any other field trips or school events uploaded to the website.  Watch for the posters as you will be able to purchase your child's yearbook starting next week!
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 bcepc.execs@gmail.com.

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:  https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/


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 www.slvusd.org.   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).