5/24/19 BearMail

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!


BCE Carnival ~ Another successful Carnival and Silent Auction is behind us!  What a fun and exciting day it was.  Thank you to our families who attended the Carnival and bid on items from the Silent Auction. A big THANK YOU goes out to Kat Gafford, Salina Branson, Chrissy Dahl, Amber Jones, and all our families who donated their time and energies to working before, during and after the big day to make it such a success. A big shout out goes to our Boulder Creek Fire Department for running the BBQ station.


I am so grateful for our amazing BCE Parent Club and all the families that support us.  Your fundraising efforts provide field trips, classroom supplies and many extras that our students and staff benefit from.  Additionally, the community building that comes along with the events you sponsor is priceless. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!


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

Our District IT Director has made us aware of a Chromebook (Acer, 11-inch screen, model C732) that he would recommend.  You can find it on Amazon for about $240.


Board Briefing ~ Please click here to read the latest SLVUSD board briefing.


Band Festival ~ I'd like to invite you to the 10th Annual SLVUSD "District-Wide Band Festival" on May 28th at 7 pm in the SLVHS Gym. This is the one time during the year that you can hear the BCE, SLVE, SLVMS and SLVHS bands all in one place.  It's a fun way to celebrate how hard students worked this year as well as see the progression from elementary through high school. The event is free but donations will be accepted and there will be a $5 hotdog dinner available at 6 pm.  New this year is a silent auction that will benefit the SLVUSD Music program.

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


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.


Driving on to BCE Campus ~ Due to student safety concerns, going forward only school buses, cars with handicap placards and staff members will be allowed to drive onto the BCE campus.


Need Kindergarten? ~ Kindergarten registration for Fall 2019 is open.  To begin the registration process, please plan on bringing your child’s Birth Certificate, Immunization Record and Proof of Residency.

Children must be five years old by September 1st 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!


Upcoming Days to Remember

  • Monday 5/27 = No School (Memorial Day)
  • Tuesday 6/4 = Parent Club Meeting, 6 pm BCE Library
  • Wednesday 6/5 = No Early Out, regular dismissal time for ALL students
  • Thursday 6/6 = Last Day of School, Early Dismissal for 1st-5th grades at 12:15


Perseverance Quote of the Week :

“Courage doesn't always roar, sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says; I'll try again tomorrow.”

~ Mary Anne Rodmacher


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


Wishing you all a wonderful 3-day 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. 


We are so thankful to all of you who braved the weather to join us at the annual Carnival and Silent Auction on Saturday! It was a really successful event and we want to express our gratitude to all volunteers, donors and attendees. Silent Auction profits roughly $15,000, Carnival was roughly $4,000 after expenses.


YEARBOOK: If you haven’t ordered your yearbook yet, now is the time to do so!!! Orders are due ASAP. To order the yearbook head over to www.treering.com and enter the school code: 10152329238788. You will then be able to order for the low price of $21.53. Order May 7-28 and pay shipping to the school. Order after May 28th and pay shipping to your house. We are no longer accepting checks for yearbook.


4th grade families: When you volunteer at Redwood Mountain Faire the funds can go directly towards your students 5th grade science camp tuition. Redwood Mountain Faire takes place Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2. Sign up at this link. We have about 5 slots left. https://slvrmf.ivolunteer.com/2019beverageticketsalesboothtwo_001

If you have already signed up for one feel free to sign up for another one if your schedule allows. There will be a short training to attend Wednesday May 29 at the Highlands Park Senior Center in Ben Lomond starting beginning at 6:30 PM.


Silent Auction Left Overs! You can still bid! Highest bid is the winner, winner chosen Monday night at 8pm. Pick up needs to happen before school’s out June 6. Submit to bcepc.silentauction@gmail.com

Kaijin MMA: 1 month membership. Value: $147

Law Office of Simmons & Purdy: 2 hours Real Estate Consultation Services Value: $950

Love Chiropractic & Wellness Center: Consulation, Exam and X-Rays with Dr. David Love santacruzcapitolachiropractor.com Value: $238

Joe’s Bar: Two beer glasses, one medium long-sleeved shirt and four $5 tokens. Value: $59

Pelican Ranch Winery: Bottle of wine, Wine tasting for 12 and an educational evening with Dr. Phil Crews, Pelican Ranch winemaker. Value $400

Segway Santa Cruz Tours: 1 1/2 hour tour along Westcliff for 2 guests. Value: $ 138

Landscape Design & Consultation: 1 hour landscape consultation with Jean Van Ausdall. Plant suggestions, advice and design ideas for a multitude of difficult growing conditions.  Value $150

AP Accounting and Consulting: Two 1 hour sessions of tax, accounting and financial planning. Value: $150

Big Basin Vineyards: Wine tasting for 4 at the Estate Winery in Boulder Creek or at the tasting room in Saratoga. Value $76

Gizdich Ranch: A gift certificate good for 4 gallons of Gizdich Apple juice. Value: $39

Shopping that Supports BCE!

Shop smile.amazon.com and choose Boulder Creek Elementary Parent Club as your beneficiary. Then every time you shop a small amount goes to our school.  You must shop Amazon Smiles for the school to benefit from your Amazon order.  It is not applicable from the phone app.

 Our Shutterfly storefront is BCEParentsClub.ShutterflyStorefront.com

If you purchase and use gift cards at Wild Roots, specify our school as beneficiary and we get a portion of the profits!

There are many items that have box tops. While it may not seem like a lot it really adds up. All the profits go to our P.E. Department who use it to purchase classroom balls, tetherballs and PE equipment.


Contact Us:

If you have a question and would like to get in touch with our Board members please email us at bcepc.execs@gmail.com. We also have a private Facebook group: BCE Families. Contact us if you would like to be added. We usually respond within 24-48 hours.


Find us and like us on Facebook. Search for Boulder Creek Elementary Parents Club.



Email us at bcepc.execs@gmail.com

Visit us at https://sites.google.com/site/bceparentsclub/

(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:  https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

 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).

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