Sunday, February 5, 2017

BCE Bearmail 2/3/17

February 3, 2017


Dear BCE Families,

Parenting  Classes ~ I hope you are able to join us for our next Positive Parenting series of classes starting on Tuesday.  Please click here for more information about this powerful parenting group series.

Science Fair ~ What a delight it was to tour our Science Fair yesterday!  I was so proud of all the students who participated.  I witnessed high levels of questioning, organization and perseverance.  I appreciated the attention to detail and the pride that was evident in their projects. Congratulations to all participants and good luck to our students who will advance to the county completion.  A BIG thank you to Jacquie Spracklen, Karen Hoogner, and all of our adult volunteers.  We couldn't do it without you!

Valentine's 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.

Pennies for Patients ~ Starting next week, BCE students will have the opportunity to participate in our 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 fund-raise 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 peoples lives.

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.

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • 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)
  • Tuesday 3/7 = Spring Picture Day
  • Tuesday 3/7 = Family Dinner Night, Costa Nostra
  • Thursday 3/19 = Parent Club Meeting
  • Friday 3/10 = BCE's Walk-Jogathon


Quote of the Week (Service)

"Man is not on the earth solely for his own happiness.  He is there to realize great things for humanity"

~ Vincent Van Gogh


Did you know???

California law states that children under 8 must be properly buckled into a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.  Children 8 or older, or those that are 4'9", may use the vehicle's safety belt if it fits properly.



Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!




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.


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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).