BearMail 12/19/19

December 19, 2019


Dear BCE Families, 


Happy Holidays! ~ As we say good-bye to 2019 I want to wish all our BCE families and friends a wonderful Winter Break. I hope you are able to spend some extra quality time with your extra special students!  I’m looking forward to seeing you all back in 2020 and continuing our important work together.


Reminder ~ There is NO SCHOOL tomorrow.  Winter Break runs from December 20 through January 3.


2020-2021 School Calendar ~ Click here to view the 2020-2021 SLVUSD School Calendar.  The first day of school will be August 13, 2020.  Please plan your family vacations accordingly.  Missing the first few days of school is particularly difficult for students as that if the time students and teachers are building their community as well as establishing the routines and structures that will guide their year.


Joy ~ If you have a kindergartner or first grader I hope you were able to make it to their holiday singing performances this week.  If you had the opportunity to see those bright shiny faces and hear their beautiful singing, you know the meaning and feeling of joy!


Canned Food Drive ~ Thank you all for your generous donations to The Valley Christmas Projects Food Drive.  BCE collected 100’s of nonperishable food items that will be used to support families in our community.  Sharing is caring and our BCE family cares a lot about our community!  Thank you.


Science Fair ~ Just a reminder that the BCE Science Fair will be taking place January 23 – January 25, 2020.  All students, K through 5th grade, are invited to participate.  For more information contact Karen Hoogner at 831-703-4750 /, or Patty Hayes (BCE Science Teacher) at  Registration forms are available in the office and should be returned no later than December 19, 2019.


Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Friday 12/20 – 1/3/20 = Winter Break
  • Monday 1/20 = No School (M.L.King Jr. Birthday)
  • 1/23 – 1/24 = Science Fair
  • Friday 1/31 = No School for Students (Teacher Learning Day)
  • Monday 2/10 = No School (Lincoln’s Birthday)
  • Monday 2/17 = No School (President’s Day)


Kindness Quote of the Week:

“How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it.”

                                                            ~ George Elliston


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


Wishing you all a wonderful winter 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. 


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.


The Parents Club wishes everyone a safe and healthy holiday break! January calendars will go out after break but just to peek ahead…


Thursday January 9- Parents Club Meeting, 6-8 PM, Library


Friday January 17- BINGO night, MP Room- Super fun- you won’t want to miss it!


Wednesday January 22- Friday January 24- Science Fair


Thank you for all your help supporting, attending and/or volunteering to make our events and fundraisers a success! There is lots to look forward to in 2020! See you January 6, 2020!



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: As you get ready for the holidays make sure you remember our storefront site. Invite friends and family to start their holiday shopping from our Shutterfly Storefront site. You’'ll find holiday cards and gifts galore, and Shutterfly will donate 8% of all purchases back to BCE.


Amazon Smiles: 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.


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 hair care needs!


Get Involved!

Garden: contact Tanya for details at


Art Masterpiece: Chrysti Aloysi and Stephanie Winegarten,


Yearbook: To volunteer to help with classroom pages and yearbook layout contact Tiffany McKee at

Upload your school photos; simply go to Enter in school passcode: 10152329238788.


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.


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


Facebook Group: Would you like to join our BCE Families Private Facebook Group? Just email us ( 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.  It is a great way to stay connected, ask questions and keep informed of events and volunteer opportunities.






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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:

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