Bear Mail 11/16/18

November 16, 2018

Dear BCE Families, 

Conferences Cancelled Today ~ You should all have received an automated phone call today letting you know that conferences had been cancelled due to the proximity of a house fire on Bear Creek Road.  Your conference will be rescheduled some time after the Thanksgiving break.  Thank you so much for your flexibility and patience.  If you did not receive a phone call, this means your online registration has not been completed.  As was demonstrated today, an emergency can occur at any time, which is why it is crucial for us to have the most up-to-date information for your student.  Please contact Alma Steinberg at, or 831-338-6413, if you need assistance with online registration.


Thanksgiving Holiday ~ Please remember that our Thanksgiving break begins Monday and there will be no school next week from 11/19 – 11/23.  I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving and I for one will be giving thanks for having the privilege of working with our amazing students, fabulous families, and sensational staff!


Looking Good! ~ Our BCE website will soon have a new look! The crossover to the new platform will be a work in progress; I want to thank you in advance for your patience.  Our new web page will closely resemble that of the other SLVUSD schools making navigating the websites easier as your student goes on to middle and then high school.

BCE’s Holiday Gift Shift ~ Please mark your calendar for the annual BCE Gift Shift, on Friday December 14, 12:30 - 6:00.  We will be collecting gently used toys, books, videos, and video games; however, we do not accept clothing items.  This year we will also have a section with items suitable for children to give to adults.  Donations can be delivered to the Office at Boulder Creek Elementary starting the week after Thanksgiving Vacation.  We will set up everything on Thursday, December 13.


Canned Food Drive ~ The Valley Christmas Project Canned Food Drive is up and running.  Please send in your non-perishable donations to help support families in our community.  This is a great opportunity for our children to discover the good feeling we receive when we do good things for others.


Holiday Bazaar ~ I hope you can join me on Saturday December 1 for a Holiday Bazaar and Arts & Crafts Fair sponsored by our wonderful BCE Parent Club.  All proceeds from this event will go towards BCE’s goal of becoming a Certified Green Organization. This special event will take place in BCE’s MP room beginning at 10 am and ending at 2 pm. I hope to see you there!


Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • NEXT WEEK, 11/19 – 11/23 = No School (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Saturday 12/1 = Holiday Bazaar, Arts & Crafts Fair (10:00-2:00 BCE MP)
  • Friday 12/21 – 1/4 = No School (Winter Break)


Perseverance Quote of the Week :

“He conquers who endures.”

                                            ~ Persius


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

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving break.






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: Our next Parent Club meeting is Thursday December 6, 2018 in the BCE library. Childcare and light snacks provided. Come be apart of the planning and conversation!


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, 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


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!


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.


Shop Shutterfly: If you shop Shutterfly that is also an opportunity to help our school. enjoy 50% off cards and stationery plus free shipping! The sale is from November 14-18 and the promo code is SHIPCARDS. Please make sure you go to our storefront at before making their purchase and you'll earn a commission for BCE!

Feel free to share this with all your friends and family, the more people who purchase, the more we earn for BCE!


Boxtops: Congratulations to Mr. Koenig’s class!! They brought in the most boxtops last month and earned a hot chocolate party. Keep bringing in your boxtops. 10 boxtops is a $1 earned for our PE program. November’s prize is a BCE ornament. Turn your boxtops into your class by Friday, November 30th. Keep up the great work everyone!


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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 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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