Friday, February 17, 2017

BCE Bearmail 2/17/17

February 17, 2017


Dear BCE Families,


No School ~ Just a reminder that there will be no school on Monday as we celebrate Presidents' Day.

Family Movie Night ~ The Family Movie Night that had previously been scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled and is tentatively scheduled to take place on Friday March 3rd, more details to follow.


Parenting Classes The Triple P parenting class series kicked off on Tuesday and promises to be an important and valuable parenting resource.  Classes take place from 6:00-8:00pm in the library at BCE.  If you were not able to make the first meeting there will be a make-up meeting at 5:00 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 when you arrive on Tuesday at 5 pm.


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 2/20 = No School (Presidents' 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 (Positive Attitude)

"In the adult world it's the strength of your strengths, not the weakness of your weaknesses, that really counts."

~ Mel Levine

Did you know???

Good attendance is the first step in developing a strong work ethic that will serve your student well all through their life.  School is their job right now and you support them in getting to school every day and on time, you are creating those good habits that will support them in successful careers.

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

Wishing you all a wonderful three-day weekend!



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

Facebook – Find us and like us on Facebook. Search for Boulder Creek Elementary Parent Club.


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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).