Monday, March 13, 2017

BCE Bearmail 3/10/17 - Family Movie Night Tonight!!!

March 10, 2017


Dear BCE Families,


Thank you ~ Thank you for your patience and understanding as we dealt with the District server being down.  We weren't able to send out a Bearmail last week so a bit of this information is somewhat outdated.


SLVUSD Facebook Page ~ We have recently launched the SLVUSD Facebook page. This is a great place to see all the wonderful things that are going on at BCE and throughout the district. Please visit  

Talent Show ~ Last Tuesday was our annual BCE Talent show and all I can say is WOW!  What a talented group of students we have here!  I was so impressed with their dedication and bravery.  I've already heard some of the kids planning their act for next year! 

Family Movie Night ~ I hope you can join us for BCE Family Movie Night tonight. Doors to the MP will open at 6 pm and the movie (Finding Dory) will begin at 6:30 pm.  There is no cost for the movie and there will be baked goods available to purchase with money going towards the 5th grade Science Camp fund.

Omega Nu ~ A big BCE thank you goes out to Omega Nu of Santa Cruz's Funds For Fundamentals program.  Due to their generosity, ten of our teachers received grants and will share $1800 to support classroom and physical educational activities here at BCE.

Thank You! ~ On behalf of our entire staff I want to thank our Parent Club and all the families that participated in making Staff Appreciation week so special for us.  The decorated classroom doors reminded the teachers every morning as they arrived that they were entering a room where the families appreciated and supported them.  The daily treats were enjoyed by the entire staff and the luncheon was above and beyond!  Additionally, there were flowers, cards and gifts that surprised and delighted many staff members.  BCE is such a special place.  Thank you for this outpouring of love and support, it means so much to all of us!  We are so very lucky to be working with such amazing students and families.

Need Kindergarten? ~ Kindergarten registration for fall 2017 will open on March 15.  Visit the BCE office to pick up a registration packet and sign up for a spot to attend one of our three Kindergarten orientations and tours.  Tours will take place at 9am on March 16, April 18 and May 10 (adults only please).  To begin the registration process, please plan on bringing your child's birth certificate, immunization record and proof of address (e.g. utility bill with your name and address).  For more information contact Alma, our Registrar -

Children must be five years old by September 1 in order to enroll in Kindergarten.  If your student has a September, October or November birthday you might be interested in our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program.  For more information please call the BCE office at 831-338-6413.

We're looking forward to your student joining our BCE learning community!

Please Join Us! ~ Please join our superintendent, Dr. Laurie Bruton, as she discusses the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for SLVUSD.  For your convenience two meetings have been planned.  The first will take place on March 28th at 6:30 pm in the Multi-Use room at the High School and the second meeting will take place on April 11th in the library at BCE.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to not only learn about the plan, but to provide input.  Please click here for a flyer and additional information.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

·       Friday 3/10 = BCE Family Movie Night

·       Friday 3/24 = BCE's Walk-Jogathon

·       April 3 – 7 = Spring Break, No School

·       Tuesday 4/11 = SLVUSD LCAP Meeting, 6:30 BCE Library

Quote of the Week (Courage)

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Did you know???

Lesson that our teachers create and present in class cannot be duplicated by completing worksheets or pages in a textbook.  When your student misses time from class they are not receiving the quality experience they have with our outstanding staff. 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!




Movie, movie, movie! -  Join us tonight  in the multipurpose room for a free showing of Finding Dory.  Bring your blankets, pillows and stuffies and get cozy with friends.  You'll want to get there a little early for set up. The doors will open at 6 pm and a movie will start promptly at 6:30 pm.  We will have popcorn and water for free, and our lovely fifth graders will have a bake sale with goodies and juice.  You won't want to miss this! 


Walk – jog – a – thon - Get ready for the annual Walk-Jog-a-thon on Friday, March 24!  Look in your child's mail for the pledge sheet and start pledging!! On that Friday morning, we will be on uppers to walk/jog our way to supporting the school.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kat Gafford at    Thank you for your support! 

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.


(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).