BearMail 12/14/2018

Reminder ~ Just a heads up that Winter Break will begin on a Friday this year.  The last day of school for 2018 will be Thursday December 20, Friday December 21 is a school holiday.


THANK YOU ~ Thank you all for your generous donations to the Gift Shift. What a great example of kindness and compassion you are for our students The smiles on the faces of our students and families and the joy they had when they left with gifts for their loved ones are truly the spirit of the holiday!  Thank you so very much to Kaytie Booth, Tanya Castro and team for all their hard work and for keeping this BCE tradition alive and supporting our families.


SLV Rotary Club ~ We want to send out a big THANK YOU! to our own SLV Rotary Club.  Wednesday was the Rotary Club’s annual presentation of dictionaries to our 4th graders.  The students loved receiving the dictionaries and it was fun to hear the comments from the 5th graders who remembered the day the received their dictionary and are still using them.


Please Vote ~ Our School Site Council plays an important role at BCE by helping to develop our School Plan.  Please click here and vote for 5 candidates.  Thank you!


SARC ~ Just a reminder that our School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is available in hard copy form in our office or you can click here and view the document.


Support ~ Thank you for your support as we maneuver our way through the holiday season.  Holidays can be an amazing and magical time of the year and they can also be tiring and stressful. With one week of school left, please keep their routine to as close to normal as possible, make sure they have plenty of sleep, and their diet is healthy and low in sugar.  Our amazing teacher still have a lot of learning planned for your students and we want our BCE Bears ready to do their important work!  Thank you.


Science Fair ~ Just a reminder that the BCE Science Fair will be taking place January 23rd – January 25 2019.  All students from kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to participate. For more information contact Karen Hoogner at 831-703-4750 /, or Patty Hayes (BCE Science Teacher) at


Up Coming Dates to Remember

  • Wednesday 12/19 = Spirit Day, Holiday PJ’s
  • Friday 12/21 – 1/4 = No School (Winter Break)
  • Monday 1/21 = No School (Martin Luther King’s Jr.’s Birthday)
  • 1/24-1/25 = Science Fair


Perseverance Quote of the Week :

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”



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. 


THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OUR GIFT SHIFT DONATORS AND VOLUNTEERS!  This is such a fun event and we could not continue the tradition without the help and participation of the community.  Special thanks to Kaytie Booth for coordinating it the past few years!


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. Please make sure you go to our storefront at before making a 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!

Speaking of shopping, we have the perfect gift suggestion - BCE Spiritwear!  You can buy some for a teacher, students and family members.  Note: LIMITED SIZES AND ITEMS AVAILABLE.  We have a lot of sweat pants in stock as well as hoodies or zip ups in select sizes.  Please email Amber Jones, or for item requests and questions.


Due Dates: 

Science Fair: The Science Fair takes place January 24, 2019.  However, applications are due NEXT Wednesday, December 19 and can be found in the office, from your teacher or on the school website.


Boxtops: 10 boxtops is a $1 earned for our PE program.  The next due date for boxtops is December 20.  Top earning class will win bookmarks!  Keep up the great work everyone!


Yearbook: The yearbook uploading site is  Download the app to create your account and order your kid's yearbook.  Then you'll be able to upload photos.  The yearbook is only as good as the photos we take, so make some memories!


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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 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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