BCE Bear Mail
Friday January 19, 2024
Message from the office.
Hello BCE Community
I hope to see you at the GALA tomorrow night, should be a wonderful event. Thank you in advance to all those that have been supporting and putting it together. See you tomorrow.
We have had a uptick in cell phones on campus since the holiday break. Please know that we do not allow cell phones on campus at any time. If a student has them, they need to be off and in their backpack at all times. If staff sees them, we will take them and parents will need to pick them up in the office.
Have a wonderful weekend. Stay dry.
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As you know, attendance is extremely important. That said, we understand children get sick and may miss some school. We notice some students are missing an excessive amount of school due to illness.
If your student is out for more than three days we do require a doctor's note. You can scan & send the document to our health aide, Kat, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can send a screenshot to (831) 252-1491 or you can bring the document to us in person.
This is extremely important so please save the paperwork from any of your appointments and submit that documentation in a timely fashion. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Should you have any questions please contact Kat at 338-6413 extension 149."
Boulder Creek STEAM EXPO
February 14-15, 2024
Online Registration Extended- January 26th
Do you love science experiments? Inventing things? Engineering to solve a problem?
If so, this is for you! Any student can participate, TK-5th grade. In addition to traditional projects that follow the scientific method or engineering design process, the STEAM Expo invites projects that are demonstrations or inventions/creations that do not necessarily include testing or evaluating for effectiveness. The STEAM Expo enables students to explore their interests and talents by offering different project types and categories from which students can choose, many of which are directly tied to categories represented in California Science and Engineering Fair (CSEF), the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and the Invention Convention.
Choose a topic. Students, think about what interests you. What are you curious about? What do you enjoy learning or doing? If you want some ideas, you can visit sciencebuddies.org for ideas on traditional science fair projects as well as STEM activities for ‘Showcase’ projects. **NOTE: Projects involving the growth of unknown mold, fungus or bacteria will NOT be allowed AT ALL! Ask if you're not sure about your project. Safety at home Blog post.
Traditional Science Projects begin with the Scientific Process.
Make an Observation
Ask a Testable Question
Form an Hypothesis
Design an Experiment
Do the experiment and write down your data and observations in a notebook.
Present Results and Conclusions by answering your testable question.
Register by December 20th on the BCE website under BCE Info.
Do the project. Carry out the experiment, engineering project or showcase piece. Let us know if you have questions along the way or need any materials.
Presentation Board. Put together a tri-fold board that tells about your project. Boards are available in the BCE Office or Room 12, you do not need to buy one! Let us know when you are ready for a board.
Expo Time!! February 14 Project set up in the MPC room before school. Students will be called in for interviews during the mornng. Interviews give students the opportunity to talk about their project and receive feedback from interviewers, no judging takes place.
Student Interviews: Each participant will be briefly interviewed by 2-3 volunteer interviewers during the BCE STEAM Expo.
Dates to Remember
- 1/20- BCE GALA- Get your tickets now
- 1/29- 100th Day of school
- 1/30- 101st Day of school
- 2/1-3/6- Read a thon
- 2/8- Parent club meeting
- 2/9- Bear Paw Store
- 2/14-15- STEAM Expo
- 2/19-23- Ski Week- NO SCHOOL
- 3/1- End of Trimester 2
- 3/8- Report Cards Go home
January is Kindness Month
January is Kindness month at BCE. We will be focusing on ways to show kindness to one another and the community. Every act of kindness observed, will be given a kindness chain. At the end of the month, we will put everyones together to see the impact we have had. Every act of kindness matters and deserves to be recognized.
If you are interested in community opportunities approved by the district, please visit the site above. You can also find out how to have flyers approved on the website.
PBIS Amazon Wish List- Bear Paw Store
We are excited to have volunteers back on campus. All volunteers need to be cleared with the appropriate paperwork from the office. The office is happy to help if you have questions about your volunteer status.
If you can volunteer this year, we would love to have you. Please speak with your teacher and office staff. All volunteer schedules need to be approved by classroom teachers before volunteers begin in classrooms.