Bear Mail 11/2/18

November 2, 2018

Dear BCE Families, 

Family Science Night ~ Thursday Night is Family Science Night! Please join us on November 8 at 6:30 in our Multi-Purpose room.  The San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum will be coming to BCE.  The theme of tonight’s science night is Secret Agent Science!  These fun interactive experiments and exhibits will bring out your inner adventure seeker!

Many thanks to our wonderful Parent Club for hosting this event and providing our families with this terrific opportunity.


Providing Support ~ Our kind and empathetic BCE Leadership group is raising money for the earthquake and tsunami victims in Indonesia.  Just over a month ago almost 2,000 people died and 70,000 homes were damaged or destroyed as a result of these natural disasters.  There is a large red donation box in the office and students who would like to contribute are encouraged to do chores or small jobs to earn money to donate. Thank you for your support and generosity.


Power School Registration ~ If you have not updated your student’s Power School registration, which needs to be done annually, you should have received three notices (email, mailed hard copy and letter sent home with student) reminding you to complete this important responsibility. Since having current and accurate contact information is a safety issue, starting November 26, 2018, students will not be allowed to participate in field trips or any off campus activity until their Power School registration has been updated. Please call Alma Steinberg, our Registrar at 831-338-6413 if you need help or have any questions. You can also come into the office to use our computer and Mrs. Steinberg will be right here if you need support.


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 start next Friday, November 9 and will resume on Tuesday November 13 after the Veterans’ 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.


Fun! ~ I hope you had a chance to make it up to our Halloween parade.  The costumes were amazing, the kids were excited, and the skies were dry!  It made for quite a wonderful morning.  I also want to send a BIG thank you to our BCE Parent Club and the Gafford family for making last Friday’s Family Movie Night such a success.


Fall Back ~ Don’t forget to change your clock this weekend.  It’s the end of daylight savings time and we get to move our clocks back and get back that hour of sleep we lost in the spring!


BCE Book Fair ~ The Book Fair will take place in our library during Family Conference days, 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 2:00 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 are visiting campus for your student’s conference, consider stopping by for a look and perhaps even some holiday shopping!


Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • 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! (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 2:00 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:

“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.”

                                                            ~ Victor Hugo


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. 


Science Night: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6:30PM in the MP Room.  We still need help with this event. Please email Jacquie Spracklen at  This is a family favorite and definitely something you won’t want to miss!


The SCHOLASTIC Book fair will be set up Thursday, November 8 and take place November 9 until November 15.  A portion of the profits goes to our library for ordering new books and supplies.  There are many great books and items that make great gifts!  Thank you advance for attending and supporting this important fundraiser.


Family Dinner Night: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Red Pearl, 12 - 9 PM


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! 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


Spiritwear: Spiritwear has been ordered and delivered. If you missed this opportunity don’t fret! We do have limited items in stock especially sweats which is perfect for the chilly weather. There will be another chance to order Spiritwear and show your paw pride in the spring.


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.



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