BearMail 5/31/19

May 31, 2019


Dear BCE Families,


NO Early Out ~ Just a reminder that next Wednesday will NOT be an Early Out day.  We will have a regular full, day schedule on Wednesday, June 5th.


Last Day of School ~ Thursday will be the last student day for the 2018-’19 school year.  Students in grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 12:15pm.  Kindergartners will be dismissed at their regular time of 11:50am.  Please note that there will be no kindergarten bus, kindergarten students may ride the regular school buses that will depart from BCE at 12:20pm.


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


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!


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.


Need Kindergarten? ~ Kindergarten registration for Fall 2019 is open.  Visit the BCE office to pick up a registration packet and sign up for a spot to attend one of our three Kindergarten orientations and tours.  Tours will take place at 9am on April 23rd and May 17th.  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 831-338-6414.

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

Up Coming Days to Remember

  • 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 at12:15

Perseverance Quote of the Week :


“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald


Thank you for supporting your students 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. 


Congratulations to the senior scholarship winners, Chris Anderson and Malakai Lawton! They were each presented with $500 from Boulder Creek Parents Club presented by our own Salina Branson. Senior scholarships are for BCE alumni. We extend our congratulations to all seniors graduating this year!


Speaking of graduation, 5th grade advancement is upon us! The ceremony takes place June 6th, 9:30 AM in the MP Room. Reception to immediately follow on lowers. Thank you to our fourth grade parents volunteers who are putting on this event so that our 5th grade families can enjoy the day.


No Parents Club meeting in June. Enjoy your summer!


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 and enter the school code: 10152329238788. You will then be able to order for the low price of $21.53. Order will not arrive to the school in time for the last day but will be shipped to your house. We are no longer accepting checks for yearbook.


Final Call to anyone who can help! Redwood Mountain Faire is a fundraiser for our 5th grade science camp. There are two shifts open, Sunday evening. To sign up please visit.


Silent Auction pick up need to happen before school’s out June 6. Email to


Shopping that Supports BCE!

Shop 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


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. Box top worksheet will be sent home over the summer.


Contact Us:

If you have a question and would like to get in touch with our Board members please email us at 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.



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(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).

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