Friday, May 26, 2017

BCE Bearmail 5/26/17

May 26, 2017


Dear BCE Families,

Reminder ~ Just a reminder that there will be no school on Monday.  Enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend and we'll see you back at BCE bright and early on Tuesday!


4th Grade Families ~ Please click here to read an important message regarding our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for our 5th grade students.


End of year ~ As the end of the year approaches we can feel the summer energy increase.  Please help your student make the most of these last days of school by keeping to a routine as much as possible and reminding them how important their job as a student is.


Good Information ~ Please click here to read some excellent information about the importance of supervising and limiting your student's screen time.


Library ~ The BCE library is closed for the school year.  Please return any library books your student still may have. Payment for lost or damaged books can be made in the office.  Thank you! 

Need Kindergarten? ~ Kindergarten registration for fall 2017 opened on March 15.  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 click here or call the BCE office at 831-338-6413.

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

Family Survey ~ It's that time of year again!  Please take a moment to use this link to complete our Family Survey.  The information we receive from the survey guides us in our plans for next school year.  Thank you for your time.

Band Festival ~ I'd like to invite you to the 8th Annual SLVUSD "District-Wide Band Festival" on May 30 at 7 pm in the SLVHS Gym.

This is the one time during the year that you can hear the BCE, SLE, SLVMS and SLVHS bands all in one place.  It's a fun way to celebrate how hard we've worked this year (or more) as well as see the progression from elementary through high school. Our finale for the evening will feature all 150+ performers playing together which is something you just have to see/hear to believe! 

The event is free but donations will be accepted and there will be a $5 hotdog dinner available at 6 pm.

I hope you'll consider joining us for this fun evening of music!

Highway 9/San Lorenzo Valley Transportation Corridor Plan Open House

When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017; 5:00-7:00 pm (presentation at 6 pm)

Where: Felton Community Hall (6191 Hwy 9, Felton)

What: Come share your ideas on how to make it safer and easier for everyone to get around San Lorenzo Valley, whether you are walking, biking, driving, looking for a ride, or taking transit. The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), Caltrans, County of Santa Cruz, and Santa Cruz METRO need your help preparing a Highway 9/San Lorenzo Valley transportation corridor plan. Share your vision for Highway 9, learn about upcoming projects, and participate in development of this action plan to prioritize transportation projects and services. Measure D, which was approved by voters in November 2016, includes $10 million specifically earmarked for transportation projects along the Highway 9 corridor. For more information: visit, contact the RTC at 831-460-3200 or

Up Coming Dates to Remember

·       Monday 5/29 = No School (Memorial Day)

·       Tuesday 6/6 = BCE Parent Club Meeting

·       Wednesday 6/7 = NO Early Out - regular dismissal time for all grades

·       Thursday 6/8 = Last Student Day, Early Dismissal (K = 11:50, 1st-5th = 12:15)

Quote of the Week (Kindness)

"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up." 

~ John Andrew Holmes

Did you know???

Students miss important instructional time when they are checked out early from school.  Please schedule appointments for your students after school hours whenever possible.  Your student will know you support their important job when you make every effort to have them in class for their entire school day.


Wishing you all a wonderful 3-day weekend!



Silent Auction  The Date has been extended!!  By popular demand we are extending the date to Monday, May 29 for bidding. The highest bid will be chosen, with the winners notified by the evening of May 30.
Diamond Shaped Abalone Necklace: made by Ute Gillett. Value: $30
AP Accounting and Consulting: 2 hours of accounting services from a full service accounting firm. Value: $100
Lactation Consultation: A lactation consultation with the amazing Willow Merchant. Value: $150
La Madrona Athletic Club: One month family membership to La Madrona Athletic Club in Scotts Valley offering a full range of tennis, swim and exercise facilities and programs in a family-friendly environment. Value: $360
The Law Offices of Simmons & Purdy: Two hours of real estate law services. Value: $900
Liz Celeste Photography: A 2-hour photo session for your family, either in your home or favorite outdoor activity, all edited high resolution images, one set of 24 press prints. Value: $500
Lone Wolf Kenpo Academy: One month of adult classes at Lone Wolf Kenpo Academy in downtown Boulder Creek. Value: $160
Regale Winery & Vineyards: (24040 Summit Road, Los Gatos, Saturdays 11-4, Sun. 11-5) 4 pairs of guest passes (total 8 people or two people- four times). Value: $80
Santa Cruz Soccer Camp: One week of soccer camp. Value $290

Tech Museum:  4 passes for the tech museum in San Francisco. Value: $84
Tee it Up Basket: Includes a Pebble Beach hat, XXL t-shirt, smart phone holding-cup holder, shoe balls, kids golf play set (plastic for ages 4-7), and gift card for bucket of balls at De La Veaga. Value: $90
Thank you to all the donors and the buyers for making this our most successful Silent Auction yet!  We look forward to seeing you again next year!  Already have a donation in mind?  Let us know and we will remind you when it's that time again next year. Thank you!
Chrissy Dahl & Amber Jones

Redwood Mountain Faire  Have you significantly prepared yourself for the upcoming event known as the Redwood Mountain Faire that will be held on June 3 and 4 this year?!  Well you better get on it, because this is guaranteed to be a rockin' party!  Our 4th grade parents will be selling drink tickets to support our children going to science camp next year, so stop by and say hi.
Facebook- Do you use Facebook?  BCE Parent's Club has launched a Facebook group with over 250 members. Connect with your parent community and be part of important announcements and our online community. Ask a friend to add you or Contact: with your Facebook username and we'll send you a friend request to get you on board.
Also, 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!)

(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).