Bear News!

Welcome back Bears- Friday February 10th.

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Message from the office.

I hope everyone is enjoying a bit of the warm weather. I know it has been nice to have a break from the rain.

We had a great day celebrating Kindness here at BCE. We had an all-school assembly and then linked our kindness chains. Please see the pictures below. I am in awe of the amazing community we have here at BCE. We continue to focus on character traits each month, but our 21 days of kindness is my favorite. Thank you for supporting the BCE Way with your children at home.

Please make sure you complete the intent to return the form below if you haven't yet. We are hoping to have all families complete it by 2/17. This information is really important to us for planning for next year.

5th-grade teachers will send home a paper version of the intent to return form today. Please return that ASAP so we can help the middle school plan for next year. I can't believe our 5th graders will be leaving us so soon.

We will be opening registration for next year on Tuesday, 2/21. If you know of anyone or have students yourself that will be joining the BCE family next year, please stop by the office and see Mrs. Piccolo. She has all the paperwork.

Reminder we do not have school Monday, 2/13, or 2/20. Have a great 3 day weekend.

Mrs. Fippin and Office Staff

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Intent to return

Please complete the Intent to Return by Friday 2/17!! We use this information for staffing and class placement. We are hoping for 100% return.

Hearing and Vision Screening

Dear Parents,

We will be holding hearing and vision screening on all Kindergarten, Second, Fifth grade students, students who are new to the district and students who have been referred by their teachers on February 24th and February 27th. Please have your child bring their glasses or wear their contact lenses to school so that they can be screened while wearing them for the best results. If you do not want your child to be screened, please fill out the Google form that is being emailed to you.


Kelly McWaid, RN

School Nurse SLVUSD

Vision and Hearing Screening- Opt out only

Kindergarten, 2nd and 5th-grade parents. Only complete if you don't permit to be screened.

Cradle to Career (C@C)

Dear SLVUSD Families,

We are happy to announce that SLVUSD will be partnering with Cradle to Career (C2C)

of Santa Cruz. Under this partnership with Cradle to Career, United Way, and Santa

Cruz Community Health, SLV will have access to a “Community Organizer” to

strengthen equity-driven family engagement and empowerment within your elementary


We are happy to announce Claudia Oblea as the Community Organizer with Cradle to

Career of Santa Cruz County as the individual who will be working directly with SLVE

and BCE Families.

If you have questions or would like to reach out to Claudia, she can be reached

at or call/text at 916-270-5237.

Please read the full letter with more information here

Science and Engineering Fair Information- It is next week

    Here are a few reminders about the BCE Science and Engineering Fair:

  • February 16th: BCE Science FAIR BEGINS! 7:45 am to 8.30 am Students set up presentations. Students will be called out of class and escorted to the MPR throughout the day for interviews
    • February 17th: BCE students viewing Science projects. Science Fair table breakdown after school.
    • FREE Supplies: If you need supplies such as a display board, science notebook, and/or pens-please come and pick them up for FREE at the BCE office (Thank you, Synopsis Foundation
    • Santa Cruz County STEAM Fair: If your student wants to participate in the Santa Cruz County STEAM Fair, you can sign up immediately. Here is a link for the information and registration.
    • Any other information you may need about interview questions and displaying the Project can be found here on our BCE website.
    If you have any other questions, please email me. I look forward to a great inquiry, science, and engineering day. Thank you for supporting your student and BCE.

Lexia Support

Many of you have started our new reading/ phonics online program at home. It is being offered to all students until the end of March. If you are interested and have not received your student's log in please reach out to your teacher. We wanted to get you some videos on how to sign in.

Ipad sign in

Chromebook/ Computer Sign in

2023 Grad Night Fundraisers

Sees Candy

Please join us in giving our seniors a sweet send-off after graduation.

Sees candy makes great gifts, or buy yourself a little something special.

Gift cards are also available.

All items ship direct to you, a $70 order gets free shipping.

Use our link below to order until December 25:

Spirit Wear is Back

BCE Spirit Wear is now available for purchase online.

Our online store is open 24/7, 365 days, so you can order your BCE merchandise any time!

Best of all, it is shipped directly to you!

Lots of new merchandise now and more to come! Check it out!


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COVID Updates- Please see new links

Please see the email provided by the Superintendent this week. Emergency procedures were detailed, and the District webpage has been updated.

I wanted to ensure you got the information from the district office regarding General COVID information. Please contact the health office if you have any questions or need any home COVID tests. We have plenty in the office. I also want to ensure all families receive the General COVID exposure notice. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Read A-Thon is Here!!!

February 1st- March 3rd

Flyers with info on how to log in under your student's teacher and track minutes have either been sent home. This is a great way to spend a few minutes each day reading with your student and also raise money for our school. If you do not want to raise money, we still encourage you to read and track your minutes. We will have great prizes.

All money raised will support Art Masterpieces, Learning Garden, and other educational materials for students.

For top readers, we will have great prizes. You will have the opportunity to do a pie in the face of teachers, parents, and even Mrs. Fippin. We can't wait to see how much we can read.