Bear Mail 1/10/2020

Friday, January 10, 2020


Dear BCE Families, 


New Bear Mail Logo Thank You! ~ Please take a moment to admire the new Bear Mail logo that a lovely parent, Sarah Hart, has created for us.  Thank you so much, Sarah!


Happy Holidays! ~ I hope you all had a wonderful Winter Break and were able to enjoy lots of quality time with those amazing students of yours.  2020 promises to be an exciting year full of growing, learning and a few surprises along the way!


BINGO ~ Please join me next Friday for Family BINGO Night!  The doors will open at 6:00 and BINGO will start promptly at 6:30 in the MP. There is no charge to play Bingo.  Additionally, there will be pizza and dessert available for purchase.  Proceeds from these food items will support Science Camp.  Thank you to our Parent Club for sponsoring this fun event.


SLVUSD Student Nutrition Services TITAN ~ New for 2019/20 school year: Student Nutrition Services online payments can be made through Titan School Solutions. Please visit to create your account to make payments and view transactions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (831) 335-5384 or     


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.


Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Friday 1/17 = Family BINGO Night (see above for more information)
  • 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)
  • Friday 2/21 = Family Movie Night


Kindness Quote of the Week:

“Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.”

                                                            ~ Dalai Lama


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.


Game Night: Friday January 17th, 6-8 PM in the  MP Room- Super fun- you won’t want to miss it! We open the doors at 6. Pizza and bake sale items for sale to benefit 5th grade science camp. BINGO play begins at 6:30PM. Hope to see you there.


Science Fair: takes place Wednesday January 22- Friday January 24. We have over 50 participants and could use help with setting up, interviewing participants and cleaning up on Friday. If you are interested in helping with this event please contact Jacquie at


Shopping to support BCE:

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

Box Tops: collect 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 them. You may buy gift cards for your own shopping needs or give them as the perfect and practical gift!

Shutterfly: Our shutterfly storefront is Shutterfly donated 8% of profits of all purchases back to BCE.

Amazon Smiles: simply go to and choose Boulder Creek Elementary 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 if you mention BCE. Contact Melissa Vasquez at 916-792-4542 through the end of this school year.

Classic Hair: Monica will donate $5 from every haircut to the BCE Music program when you visit her in Scotts Valley. Call 831-246-0937 to make an appointment.


Get Involved:

Garden: contact Tanya for details at

Art Masterpiece: Chrysti Aloysi and Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes.

Yearbook: Upload your school photos; simply go to Enter in school passcode: 1015232938788. To volunteer to help with classroom pages or layout contact Tiffany McKee at


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:

 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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