Bear Mail - 11/9/18

November 9, 2018

Dear BCE Families, 

Reminder ~ Just a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday. November 12.  We will be celebrating Veterans’ Day and honoring our veterans, past and present, who have served the United States.


Important Calendar Information ~ Just a reminder that Family Conferences will resume on Tuesday November 13 after the Veteran’s Day holiday.  We will be on a minimum day schedule.  Kindergarten will be dismissed at 11:50, 1st – 3rd will be dismissed at 12:10 and 4th and 5th graders will be dismissed at 12:15. 


BCE Book Fair ~ The Book Fair will take place in our library during Family Conference week, 11/9 & 11/13 – 11/16, hours are 8 am – 4 pm with the exception of Friday 11/16 when the Book Fair will close at 2 pm. Our book fairs are the only source of funding available to our library and all profits go to purchase new books and library equipment for BCE students.  When you’re visiting campus for your student’s conference, consider stopping by for a look and perhaps even some holiday shopping!


Up Coming Events ~ Just a reminder that two important events are quickly approaching.  Our annual Valley Churches Food Drive will be up and running next week and the BCE Gift Shift is scheduled for December.  As you clean out pantries and closets in preparation for holiday gifts and meals, you may want to consider donating to these two important events.


Family Science Night ~ It was wonderful that so many of you were able to attend our Family Science Night last week.  What a wonderful Parent Club we have to organize such an educational and magical event!  A big shout out and thank you to all the parent volunteers who made it happen.  How lucky we are to have a community that supports our students in so many ways! 


Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • 11/9 – 11/16 = Family Conferences, Minimum Days (1st – 3rd 12:10 dismissal & 4th-5th 12:15 dismissal)
  • 11/9 – 11/16 = BCE Book Fair! (Friday 11/9, Tuesday 11/13, Wednesday 11/14 & Thursday 11/15 hours are 8 am – 4 pm.  On Friday 11/16, the Book Fair will close at 2 pm
  • Monday 11/12 = No School (Veterans Day)
  • 11/19 – 11/23 = No School (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Friday 12/21 – 1/4 = No School (Winter Break)


Perseverance Quote of the Week:

“Never, never, never, never give up.”

                                                 ~ Winston Churchill


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


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. 


Family Dinner Night: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Red Pearl, 12-9 PM. Profits will benefit the 3rd grade.


Mark your calendars because our Annual Holiday Gift Shift is December 14!  This is a purely donation-based/volunteer event. Community members and families donate new or gently used items for all ages. Drop off will be in the office, AFTER THANKSGIVING break, beginning Monday, November 26, 2018.  Donations will be accepted up until the event set-up on Thursday, December 13 after school. Volunteers are needed for set-up, gift wrapping the day-of and clean-up. This event is FREE and open to all families after lunchtime. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer contact Kaytie Booth at


Save the date 12/1/2018 for our first ever Boulder Creek Elementary School Holiday Arts and Craft Fair! 10-2 in the MP Room. Crafts, art and delicious baked goods made by local families, students and Boulder Creek community residents. All proceeds will go toward BCE parent club’s mission to become a Certified Green Organization. Specific funding is needed to help us establish:

*Green Teams for waste management (compost and school-wide non contaminated recycling practices)

*Energy efficient appliances (2 refrigerators)

*Campus water refill station

Volunteers needed:  contact or


The student Leadership Team has chosen to raise funds to help people in Indonesia for tsunami and earthquake relief efforts. Donations will be accepted over the next few weeks in the collection box in the office.


Yearbook: The yearbook uploading site is  To download the app, or to create your account order your kids yearbook. Then you’ll be able to upload photos.  The yearbook is only as good as the photos we take! Make some memories!


Silent Auction Leftovers: We have several items left over from the Silent Auction, if you would like to bid on one, send your best bid to

Items include:

  • Personal training session at Toadal Fitness (Lulu Fitness)
  • Loma Prieta Winery wine tasting for up to 4 people and bottle of your choice (they have a bocce court!) Expires 5/12/19
  • Senior photo (2019 seniors) shoot with Anor Photography
  • Anniversary photo shoot. Valued at $350 & expires 5/2019
  • Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery 1 year Family Fun membership $135 value
  • Adventure Sports Unlimited: 1 session of group swim lessons (expires: 2/19) $145 value


Holiday Shopping:

Shop Amazon Smiles: As you do your holiday shopping, remember to shop Amazon Smiles, it is another easy way you can help earn money for the school. Simply go to 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.


If you shop Shutterfly that is also an opportunity to help our school. Visit and a portion of the profits go to BCE! Happy Shopping!


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. Contact us if you would like to be added. We usually respond within 24-48 hours.


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