BearMail 2/15/19

February 15, 2019


Dear BCE Families,


No School ~ Just a reminder that there will be no school on Monday as we celebrate Presidents’ Day.


Family Movie Night ~ I hope you are able to join us tonight for Family Movie Night in the MP.  The doors will open 5:30 pm and the main feature, “Wreck it Ralph”, will begin promptly at 6 pm.


Update ~ The recent storms and power outages in our area are a reminder that having up-to-date emergency contact information for your students is critical.  Please make sure we have current contact numbers for parents as well as additional adults authorized to pick up your student.  Additionally, please make sure your voicemail box is not full and can accept new messages.  These steps will allow us to keep your student safe and provide us the information needed to receive calls from us or the District about safety concerns or possible school closures.  Thank you for your support in this important matter.


Family Engagement Policy ~ Please find a copy of our BCE Parent and Family Engagement Policy here.  As a Title 1 school, this plan establishes the school’s expectations for parent and family engagement and describes how the school will implement a number of specific parent and family engagement activities, and it is incorporated into the school’s plan submitted to the district. Please let me know if you have any questions, I’d be happy to review this plan with you.


Need ~ We are in need of elastic waist pants (sizes 6 – 10) as well as underwear (especially boys) and socks. 


Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Tonight = BCE Family Movie Night
  • Monday 2/18 = No School (Presidents’ Day)
  • Wednesday 2/20 = Family Art Night
  • Sunday 2/24 = Campus Clean-up, 9:00 – 12:00
  • Tuesday 3/5 = Spring Picture Day
  • Tuesday 3/5 = Parent Club Meeting, 6pm, Library
  • Friday 3/8 = End of 2nd Trimester
  • Friday 3/8 = Family Movie or Dance Night?
  • Friday 3/15 = Walk-Jog-a-Thon
  •  4/1 -  4/5 = No School (Spring Break)


Perseverance Quote of the Week :

“Age wrinkles the body.  Quitting wrinkles the soul.”

~ Douglas MacArthur


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


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. 


Last week Jenna Sue’s hosted a family coffee day to benefit 5th grade science camp. She also helped us obtain a scholarship from Ghost Mountain riders resulting in $500 to help with science camp scholarships. Please join me in showing our gratitude by continuing to support her business and saying thank you the next time you see her!


The Family Dance was postponed but we have a movie night tonight instead. Join us for Wreck-It- Ralph, popcorn and water provided. Baked goods, drinks and hot cocoa on sale, while supplies last. MP doors open at 5:30, movie begins at 6 PM. See you there!


Mark your calendars:

Family Art Night is Wednesday February 20th. Pizza from Pizza and Pub will be served from 5:30-6:00. The 4 different workshops are 25 minutes and include sections of dancing, drumming and 2 different visual arts projects. The event goes until 8 PM. If you are interested in volunteering contact Kat at If you have questions contact Ms. Egbert at


Campus Beautification will take place Sunday February 24th from 12 PM-3 PM.  This volunteer events helps us earn Disneyland tickets for our Silent Auction in May. The more volunteers the more tickets we earn. Make it a family event and have your children be a part of it! 


Our Parents Club Meeting Recap was on Wednesday, February 13 at 1:30 pm. Due to the rain it was not well attended. If you would like to learn more about what is happening with current or future fundraisers, the progress of our Going Green Business Certification or bring up any concerns PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT MEMBERS OF THE BOARD! Our next monthly meeting will be TUESDAY, March 5th from 6-8 PM in the library. Babysitting provided.


Shop 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. Don't forget our Shutterfly storefront

We received our first check from Shutterfly for $56. Every bit helps!


Another company that has been supporting us all year is Wild Roots. When you purchase gift cards a portion of the profits go to our school. The employees also donate much needed supplies in the office such as kleenex & wipes.


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.


Find us and like us on Facebook. Search for Boulder Creek Elementary Parents Club.



Email us at

Visit us at

(Are you great with maintaining websites and looking for a stress-free way to help the Parents Club? Please contact us at the email address above to help us get our website back on track!)



 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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