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!
Beyblades ~ Due to ongoing theft and conflict, students will no longer be allowed to play with Beyblades at school. Beyblades should be left at home where they are safe and sound and can be enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you for your support!
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.
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 SLE, BCE, 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 hot-dog dinner available at 6 pm. I hope you'll consider joining me for this fun evening of music! Click here for more information.
Family Survey ~ It's that time of year again! Please take a moment 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.
Need Kindergarten? ~ Kindergarten registration for Fall 2018 is open. Visit the BCE office to pick up a registration packet and begin the process. You can expedite the registration process by bringing your child's Birth Certificate, Immunization Record and Proof of Residency with you on your first visit.
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!
2018 Splash and Dash ~ Please click here for more information about this fun event.
Bookshop Santa Cruz ~ Encouraging
your student to read over the summer can seem daunting. Fortunately,
Bookshop Santa Cruz has a great Summer Reading Program to help inspire
your students to read over
the summer break. To participate, your students need a bookmark that can
be downloaded from,
picked up at Bookshop Santa Cruz. After each student reads 6 books,
three from the bookmark and three of their own choice, they receive a $5
gift card from Bookshop, a scoop of ice cream
from Penny Ice Creamery, a slice of pizza from Pizza My Heart as well
as a great prize from the Santa Cruz Warriors. It is absolutely
free to participate, you are not required to purchase any of the books from Bookshop.
top of helping encourage students to read over the summer your school
can win great prizes if they have the most students participate.
a gift card to the school librarian for the top participating small
school and top participating large school.
year we are adding an exciting new prize, the opportunity to
participate in a "Grab and Dash". The top schools will each receive the
chance for one
lucky child to win a "Grab and Dash" experience at Bookshop Santa Cruz.
They can take home whatever they can carry in 45 seconds, making
multiple trips to the base to drop products until their time runs out.
Children's books are all up for dibs in this exciting
challenge a child will never forget.
Up Coming Dates to Remember
Monday 5/28 = No School (Memorial Day)
Thursday 6/7 = Parent Club Meeting, 6 pm BCE Library
Wednesday 6/13 = NO EARLY OUT (Regular day dismissal times for all grades)
Last Day of School = Early Dismissal (TK,K = 11:50 am, 1-5 = 12:15 pm)
Empathy Quote of the Week:
"Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It's the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else's pain is as meaningful as your own."
~ Barbara Kingsolver
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 the entire school day.
Thank you for supporting your student by getting them to school every day and on time!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
The BCE Way: BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE
Staff and students shall refrain from bringing furred or feathered animals, stuffed toys that may collect dust mites, scented candles, incense or air fresheners and from using perfume or cologne, scented hair spray, nail polish or nail polish remover that are not fragrance-free in classrooms or other enclosed areas or buildings.
A huge thank you to MaryBeth Curley who was mistakenly left off of the last Bearmail. She has been an Integral part of Art Masterpiece the past couple years and did an amazing job facilitating and putting together the Art Masterpiece show at Open House. Thank you MaryBeth for your time and dedication to Art Masterpiece! MaryBeth and Diana Robertson are both stepping down from their Art Masterpeice roles this year so if anyone is interested in taking over next year please let us know!
Carnival/ Silent Auction - Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the Carnival last week! It was a beautiful day and a well attended event! A special thank you to all of the teachers and families that helped on the day of the event to run our games, run our BBQ and help set up and break down. A huge thank you to the hard workers that made this year's Carnival possible including Denise Fosburgh, Kat Gafford, Chrissy Dahl, Tammy Schultz, Melissa Ziganti, Cindy Holmes, Amber Jones, Nicole Berridge, Jamie McMurray, Kaytie Booth, Jeri Kievlan and David Kirk. It's been a pleasure working with all of you!
There are leftovers and bargains from Silent Auction! Please see the end of this email.
Next Meeting: Remember that all of us are Parents Club members just by having our children enrolled at BCE. Join us for our last meeting of this school year on June 7, 2018 in the school library from 6-8 PM; we will be wrapping up this year and previewing some exciting events/happenings for our Fall 150th BCE Anniversary. Babysitting and light snacks/tea always provided.
Redwood Mountain Faire - Fourth grade families! Did you know you can work up to two shifts to raise money towards your child's science camp? Limited shifts available on a first come first serve basis! The sign-up is available and should have already been sent to you from your teacher yesterday. If you did not get it visit http://slvrmf.
If you were unable to make it to the Silent Auction here's your chance! Several Silent Auction items did not receive a bid so we will be holding an online bid option. If you are interested in one of the following items please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your best bid by Friday, June 1st at 3pm. The highest bid for each item will be chosen. The winners will be notified by the evening of June 4th.
Mrs. Eiriksson & Romeo the Dog: Breakfast at Spanky's followed by your choice of a walk at the beach or a hike at Henry Cowell. Value: priceless!!!
Adventure Sports Unlimited: One session of group swim lessons Value: $145 asudoit.com
Anor Photography with Tiffany McKee: Senior Portrait Shoot for Senior Class of 2019 Value: $200 www.anorphotography.com
Anor Photography with Tiffany McKee: Anniversary Photo Shoot Value: $350 www.anorphotography.com
Bird Platter with Bowl: Handmade ceramic pieces donated by artists from Santa Cruz Mountain Arts Center. Value: $40
Boulder Creek Dental: Gift certificate for one new patient dental exam, cleaning and bite-wing X-rays. Value: $307
Dog Training Basket: Includes DogFather Training collar, two leashes, two CDs, booklet and dog toy.. Value: $130
Lone Wolf Kenpo Academy: One month of Adult Class Value: $165 www.karatebouldercreek.
Lone Wolf Kenpo Academy: One month of Cardio Class Value: $75 www.karatebouldercreek.com
Lulu Fitness (at Toadal Fitness): Personal training session Value: $75
Santa Cruz Mountain Pilates: Private Pilates session and 4 Pilates mat classes. Value: $125 www.
Santa Cruz Soccer Camp: 9-12:30 morning session of Santa Cruz soccer camp for summer, 2018. Value: $200 https://santacruzsoccercamp.
Shanty Shack Brewing: Gift card Value: $20 shantyshackbrewing.com
Steel Bonnet Brewing Company: Gift card Value: $25 steelbon.net
Swag: Gift certificate toward console stereo. Value: $50
The Swift Stitch: Gift certificate Value $50
Finally, thank you to all the volunteers who helped put the silent auction together, the donors and the buyers for making this another successful Silent Auction. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
Do you already have a donation in mind for next year? Let us know and we will remind you when the time comes again next year.
Chrissy Dahl, Amber Jones and Salina Branson
BCE Silent Auction Team
If you haven't joined our Facebook Group, and would like to, you can sign-up by sending an email to email@example.com This is a private group so members must be invited and have a student enrolled at BCE. 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 Parents Club.
COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK
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: https://sites.google.com/a/sl
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 www.slvusd.org. 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).