Friday, October 20, 2017

BCE Bearmail 10/20/17


October 20, 2017


Dear BCE Families,


Thank you! ~ It has been quite a week here in Boulder Creek!  Our positive thoughts and prayers continue to go out to families who have been evacuated by the Bear Fire.  With every struggle there are demonstrations of grace, kindness and courage and this past week has been no exception.  The BCE, Boulder Creek, and San Lorenzo Valley community came together and once again reminded us of what a special place this is and how lucky we are that our BCE Bears get to grow up here.



Ice Cream Social! ~ I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  I hope to see many of you next Friday (October 27th) between 5 and 7pm, for our annual Ice Cream Social.  Remember the first scoop is free for all BCE students!


Recognition Assembly ~ The student recognition assembly that was scheduled for Wednesday this week, has been rescheduled for December 6th.


IMPORTANT SAFETY CONCERN ~ We have had many parents and staff members express concern about the unsafe conditions during drop off and pick up times.   We have cars that are parking in the drop off zone and in no parking areas of Laurel and cars that are parking in the no parking turn around area at the top of Harmon.  Unfortunately, we have also had incidents when drivers and walkers did not follow the directions of the staff members charged with directing pedestrian and motor traffic.  All of these conditions contribute to making conditions unsafe for our students.  Thank you for supporting and protecting our BCE community


Triple P ~ Our Triple P Parenting Seminar continues next Thursday! I hope you are able to join this powerful group as you work together to support your family. Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) is a program of First 5.  All seminars are free of charge and childcare is provided.  BCE has hosted Triple P seminars and groups in the past and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.  Please click here to view the flyer that contains all the details on this, and other, upcoming seminars.

Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday 10/24 = School Picture Make-up Day
  • Thursday 10/26 = Triple P Parenting Seminar, Raising Confident, Competent Children (6-8pm, BCE Library)
  • 10/27 = BCE Ice Cream Social
  • Tuesday 10/31 = Halloween Fun
  • Thursday 11/2 = Triple P Parenting Seminar, Raising Resilient Children (6-8pm, BCE Library)
  • Thursday 11/9 = Family Science Night
  • Friday 11/10 = No School (Veteran's Day)
  • Thursday 11/16 = Parent Club Meeting
  • 11/13 – 11/17 = Family Conferences (Minimum Days, Dismissal:  TK/K = 11:50am, 1st-3rd = 12:10pm, 4th&5th = 12:15pm)
  • 11/13 – 11/17 = BCE Book Fair
  • 11/20 – 11/24 = No School (Thanksgiving Break)

Empathy Quote of the Week :


"The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy."


                                                            ~ Meryl Streep

Did you know???

If your student is 10 minutes late for school every day by the end of the school year they will be missing between 5 (grades 4 & 5) and 9 (kindergarten) days of important academic instruction.


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


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!






Ice Cream Social: Re-scheduled for next Friday October 27,2017 as long as there are no weather/air quality problems…

Drive For Schools: Today was the last day to turn in Drive For Schools tickets. Thank you so much for all your support- our final numbers are not in but you have all answered the call for help so we anticipate excellent results so thank you for all your help!

PPP: last night was the first of the PPP (Power of Positive Parenting) series. The next two classes are October 26 and November 2, 2017 from 6-8PM in the BCE library. Please register in advance at or at Babysitting is provided. Pizza is provided by the Parent Club.

Spiritwear: One more week left to turn in your order for Spiritwear. Turn in order forms, along with cash or check, to your classroom teacher or in the office. Grey is a new color option for children and adult sizes of hoodie sweatshirts and zip sweaters. We also have long sleeved shirts in youth, ladies and adult sizes. You must indicate that you want gray on your order form or else it will be ordered in the classic blue.

Family Science Night: Mark your calendars for our annual Family Science Night on November 9th from 6-8 PM in the MP Room. This event is presented by San Jose Children's Discovery Museum. This year's theme is Amusement Park Science.

Learning Garden: To learn more or volunteer contact Jacquie Spracklen at

Art Masterpiece: To learn more or volunteer contact Diana Robertson or Mary Beth Curley at

Yearbook: To learn more or volunteer contact

Amazon Smiles: Sign-up at This does not work on the Amazon app on your phone so order on your phone and then log into your amazon smiles account online to give the school a credit. Last year Amazon gave $400 to BCE through this program.

Boxtops: Collect and turn in monthly. Each month the class with most box tops collected wins a prize. Get to clipping and ask family and friends to help to. To see a list of products go to

Facebook Group: Join our Facebook group by e-mailing us at  This is a private group so you must be invited and have a student enrolled in order to be a member. It is a great forum to ask questions, receive announcements and stay involved.

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).