Friday, January 19, 2018

BCE Bearmail 1/19/18

January 19, 2018

Dear BCE Families,

BINGO ~ Please join me TONIGHT for Family BINGO Night!  The fun begins at 6:30 in the MP and there is no charge to play Bingo.  Additionally, there will be pizza and dessert available for purchase.  Proceeds from these food items will support 5th Grade Science Camp.  Thank you to our Parent Club for sponsoring this fun event.

Hot Off the Press! ~ Here is your next installment in a series of articles written especially for SLVUSD by our wonderful Mental Health Counselor, Jen Sims. Her articles address subjects that support the growth and well being of our students and all of us that support our BCE Bears.  Please click here to read Jen's article on curiosity and how it leads to connections.


Board Briefing ~ We have a new communications resource for parents and staff. After each board meeting, we will put together a "Board Briefing" -- a quick way to share highlights of the meeting.  Click here to read our first board briefing!

Hand Warmers ~ We have had several students bring disposable hand warmers to school.  In addition to the distraction they have caused in a few classrooms, they are packaged in plastic pouches that can be easily ruptured, we are asking that these disposable hand warmers not be brought to school.

Absences ~ If your student will be absent from school due to illness, or indeed any other reason, please call the BCE Attendance Line at 338-2887.  Please call every day until your 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

  • TONIGHT = Family Bingo Night at BCE
  • Monday 1/22 = School Site Council, 3:00 BCE Library
  • Friday 1/26 = No School (Teacher Professional Development Work Day)
  • Thursday 2/8 = Parent Club Meeting, 6:00 BCE Library
  • Friday 2/9 = Movie night
  • Monday 2/12 = No School (Lincoln's Birthday)
  • Friday 2/16 = Family Dance
  • Monday 2/19 = No School (President's Day)

Empathy Quote of the Week :


 "Entrepreneurs may be brutally honest, but fostering relationships with partners and building enduring communities requires empathy, self-sacrifice and a willingness to help others without expecting anything in return."

~ Ben Parr

Did you know???


Setting a regular bedtime and morning routine can help when trying to get out the door, on time, each school morning.


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


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!



This is a reminder that San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District policy, as set by the Board of Trustees, declares that we are a fragrant-neutral district. As we continue to have assemblies and other site-based activities and meetings, please take care to follow the policies below for the sake of the students and members of our community who are highly allergic to fragrances and scents.

The SLVUSD Board of Trustees adopted a California School Board Association policy to make all district classrooms and offices fragrant neutral. BCE has parents, students, and community members with respiratory issues who can have negative reactions to fragrances. Please take care to follow the policy while on campus.  


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. 


Yearbook: If you have pictures please take the time to share them with us.  Create a log-in and upload your pix to:   Or email: to get in touch.  Or download the Entourage Yearbook app and upload directly from your phone!

Shopping that helps benefit BCE:  

Do not forget to shop Amazon Smiles.  If you haven't signed up simply go to to sign up for this program.  You do not have to have a student enrolled at BCE to sign-up so be sure to tell family and friends to sign-up too!  Please note that this does not work on the Amazon app on your phone!  

Another fabulous opportunity is our Shutterfly Storefront. Type in to visit our page. You can also access it via Facebook


or pinterest

This is a year-round opportunity just like Amazon Smiles so tell your family and friends to participate too! 13% of profits come back to BCE!

Box tops: Please continue to collect those box tops!

Facebook: If you are on Facebook and haven't joined our Facebook group then sign-up by sending an email to  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 Parent Club.

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday break!

(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).