BCE BearMail

Note:  This email was sent prior to the decision to close schools on Monday due to the planned PG&E power outage. 

October 25, 2019

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, Toy Story 4.  Admission is free and profits from concessions will support the 5th grade Science Camp Fund. River Dogs will be on sale from 3:30-5:45.


Halloween Parade ~ Our BCE Halloween Parade is scheduled for 9 am, Thursday 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 our students to be able to see each other.  We ask that all adults please stay behind the outside ring.


Here are a few guidelines regarding costumes.  Costumes should be in good taste and safely constructed so that they do not interfere with regular class activities.  Gruesome costumes and bloody, fake wounds are not appropriate for an elementary school.  Weapons (including fakes), skateboards and roller blades are not allowed as part of costumes. 


New Kindness Book ~ All classes have received their new Kindness book!  This month’s selection is Each Kindness, written by Jacqueline Woodson.  It is the story of a teacher who gives a lesson on how even small acts of kindness can change the world and one of her students who finds she has missed an opportunity to show kindness.


Board Briefing ~ Here is the latest SLVUSD board briefing.


Affordable Housing There will be an Affordable Housing Community Forum held on Saturday, October 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  Click here for more details.


Encouraging Your Child’s Self-Esteem ~ Please read this flyer regarding a wonderful workshop being held at SLVE on November 7.


Lost and Found ~ Our lost and found pile has reached its maximum capacity!  Please take a look for any items that may belong to your student.  All items not claimed by TODAY will be donated to a local charity.  Thanks to Tanya Castro for putting in so much time to organizing the lost and found and trying to unite students with their lost belongings.


Halloween Costumes ~ As Halloween approaches, I know many students are already planning their Halloween costumes. There are a few guidelines regarding costumes.  Costumes should be in good taste and safely constructed so that they do not interfere with regular class activities.  Gruesome costumes and bloody, fake wounds are not appropriate for an elementary school.  Weapons (including fakes), skateboards and roller blades are not allowed as part of costumes.  If you are unsure, please contact your child’s teacher or the office before purchasing the costume


Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • TONIGHT = Family Movie Night (see above for more details)
  • Thursday 10/31 = Halloween Parade
  • Friday 11/1 = No School (Teacher Professional Development Day)
  • Thursday 11/7 = Family Science Night
  • Monday 11/11 = No School (Veteran’s Day)
  • 11/18 – 11/22 = Family Conferences, Minimum Day
  • 11/25 – 11/29 = Thanksgiving Break


Kindness Quote of the Week:

“We don't have to agree on anything to be kind to one another.”

                                                            ~ Unknown


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. 


Welcome to the Parents Club section of the weekly school e-newsletter! Here you will find important dates, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and FUNdraiser information.


Current/Upcoming Events & Fundraisers:


Movie Night: TONIGHT!!!  We will be showing Toy Story 4 in the MP. River Dogs will be on sale 3:30-5:45 and the movie begins at 6PM. Baked goods will be on sale to benefit 5th grade science camp.


Please join Parents Club in supporting Student Leadership fundraiser “Bucks for Bahamas.” Give your spare change/ extra cash to this worthwhile cause of helping those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Only two more weeks to collect! Donations are being collected in the office. Have your student get involved by doing extra chores or asking neighbors and friends. Parents Club will match whatever is fundraised so that we can double our impact in helping the victims of the Hurricane.


Shopping to support BCE: There are many ways to support our school through your everyday shopping.

Box Tops: can be collected by purchasing select foods either cut out and save the physical box top or get the app to collect them digitally!


Wild Roots: we earn money with every gift card purchased from. Purchase gift cards for your shopping needs or give them as a gift!


Shutterfly: Parents Club receives a small percentage. It all adds up! Storefront website is http://bceparentsclub.shutterflystorefront.com/


Amazon Smiles: simply go to smile.amazon.com 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.


Central Avenue Salon: Melissa  will donate $5 from every haircut when you mention BCE. Contact Melissa Vasquez at 916-792-4542, through the end of this school year. Another Central Avenue salon stylist, Monica, will donate $10 to the BCE Music Program for every haircut given: 831-246-0937. Schedule an appointment with Melissa or Monica for all your haircare needs!


Get Involved:

Garden Clean-up was a huge success! We still need volunteers for this important program.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Learning Garden throughout the year in a student’s classroom please contact Tanya for details at tanyamomma@gmail.com


Yearbook: Upload your ice cream social or class pictures; simply go to www.treering.com/validate Enter in school passcode: 10152329238788. To volunteer to help with classroom pages and yearbook layout contact Tiffany McKee and tiff@tibre.org Yearbook still needs assistance with a collage maker for Ms. Thomas’ page.


Contact Us: If you have a question and would like to get in touch with our Board members please email us at bcepc.execs@gmail.com. We also have a private Facebook group. Contact us if you would like to be added. We usually respond within 24-48 hours.


Website: Our website is updated regularly thanks to the help of parent volunteer Elizabeth Marzili. To get to the website you can go to the Boulder Creek Elementary website, click on the “families” link and scroll to the fourth down “Parent Club” or simply go to the address at https://sites.google.com/view/bce-parentsclub/


Facebook Group: Would you like to join our BCE Families Private Facebook Group? Just email us (bcepc.execs@gmail.com) with your name and email address, we will send you a friend request and once you accept we can add you to the group. OR ask one of your Facebook friends who is in the group to add you. Once an admin approves you will be added to the group. (If you’d like to be an ADMIN, let us know!) It is a great way to stay connected, ask questions and keep informed of events and volunteer opportunities.


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



Email us at bcepc.execs@gmail.com

Visit us at https://sites.google.com/view/bce-parentsclub/



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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:  https://sites.google.com/a/slvusd.org/community-link/

 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 www.slvusd.org.   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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