Bear Mail 10/26/18

October 26, 2018


Dear BCE Families,


Movie Night ~ I hope you can join me tonight as our own BCE Parent Club sponsors Family Movie Night!  The fun will begin at 6 pm with the showing of, Hotel Transylvania 3, Summer Vacation.  Admission is free and profits from concessions will support the 5th grade Science Camp Fund.  


Lost and Found Clothing ~ While you are enjoying movie night, why not check out our ever expanding pile of lost and found clothing!  Our fabulous volunteers have worked hard to match items of clothing to their owners, but the majority does not have a name.  Volunteers will be taking the clothing to donate next Friday, 11/2, so try to drop by and identify items before then.


Fundraiser ~ The BCE 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.  


Board Update ~ Please click here to read the latest SLV School Board Update.


Family Dinner Night ~ Boulder Creek Roadside Café will be donating 20% of their sales on Monday, from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm, to benefit our 4th grade classrooms. Thank you for your support!


New Book ~ At our recognition assemblies on Wednesday, classes received their new book supporting the importance of perseverance.  Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beauty celebrates a young girl’s creativity and perseverance.  This fun and inspiring read can be found in our school library as well as the Boulder Creek library.


Earthquake Drill ~ Today was our first earthquake drill of the year.  Your students did a great job as we practiced to duck, cover, and hold and then to evacuate the classroom in a safe manner.  While we hope never to experience a significant earthquake during school hours, it’s always better to be prepared!


Halloween Parade ~ Our BCE Halloween Parade is scheduled for 9 am, Wednesday October 31 on the upper playground.  Our BCE Bears will be making a big circle and one grade level at a time will walk in a smaller circle on the inside.  This will allow all of our students to be able to see each other.  We ask that all adults please stay behind the outside ring.  Thank you!


Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Tonight = BCE Family Movie Night
  • Monday 10/29 = Family Dinner Night, Boulder Creek, Roadside Café (20% ALL DAY!)
  • Wednesday 10/31 = Halloween Parade, Upper Playground, 9 am
  • Friday, 11/2 = Lost and found clothing goes away!
  • Thursday 11/8 = Family Science Night
  • 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!
  • 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 :

I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.

~ Og Mandino


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


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. 



Upcoming Events:


TONIGHT: Family Movie Night starting 6 PM in MP Room.


Family Dinner Night: Roadside Cafe, Monday October 29, all day, proceeds for 4th grade


Box Tops: Due Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Remember to label classroom so your child’s class can be entered to win a prize! The winning class for September is Ms. Dehne’s class!


Next Parents Club Meeting: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 6 PM in the Library.


Science Night: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6:30PM in the MP Room. If you would like to help with this event please e-mail Jacquie Spracklen at


Family Dinner Night: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, times to be announced.


Upcoming Family Portrait Opportunity: There will be an opportunity to purchase mini photo shoots for your holiday cards through Tiffany Michele Photography. A portion of the cost paid will be donated back to the BCE music program! Sign ups for a time slot will be via SignUpGenius. Slots will fill up fast, so don’t delay. The handouts will come home next week. For more information, or to sign up, visit or You can also check out her Instagram page at


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! And don’t forget to buy your yearbook this month for your 10% discount.


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:

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


Shop Amazon Smiles: 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.

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.

If you haven’t joined our Facebook Group, and would like to, you can 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.


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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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