BVL Family News

Edition 16- Friday, June 18th, 2021

Principal's Corner

Dear BVL Families,

I have written end of year notes for 20+ years in my professional career but none ever feel adequate, this year especially. I am torn because while I am ready for a break and the opportunity to rejuvenate, I know that the end of this year also brings many goodbyes. From the bottom of my heart thank you and go forth with an extra bit in your heart from all of us at BVL.

With tear filled eyes and hugs from afar, k

Last Call: Returning Student Devices and Other Materials

All student laptops are being collected for the summer for important cleaning and reimaging maintenance.

What is being collected?

All of the technology items and AE Novels that your family checked out for use this past year.

These might include:

  • Laptop
  • Laptop case
  • Laptop charger
  • Digital pen
  • Hotspot
  • Headphones
  • For 4th and 5th graders – novels (2)
    • 4th Grade: The Year of the Dog / Ban this Book
    • 5th Grade: Chester and Gus / The City of Ember

When and where can you drop off these materials?

Friday, June 18th from 8:00am to 4:30pm

District Office – 1306 Dupont Street

Drop off at our CSA Technical HELP Desk

Please park in the parking lot between our building and the fire department

Please walk to the back of the building

Our Technical Help Desk office is located in the back of the building in a "U" shaped parking lot

Technical Staff Members will be available to assist you


Drop off at student’s neighborhood school.

Please contact your school first to determine their procedure for collecting devices.

Saving Student Work


Files saved to the student’s OneDrive will be accessible next school year. If the student saved files to the Desktop or Documents folders on the PC, and they want to save those files to their OneDrive (otherwise they will be deleted during reimaging) please follow the directions in this video to move the files to OneDrive. Click Here


The end of the school year is here and I would like to make sure you have the chance to save any work your student posted on Seesaw before their current year’s class is archived (on June 24th). This is especially important if one of your children is a 5th grader as they will be removed from Seesaw in their transition to middle school.

Follow these directions if you want to download a zip file of everything in your child's Seesaw Journal.

Or if you would like to download and save SPECIFIC posts, follow these directions on a computer or a mobile device:

1. Go to the specific post you want to download/save.

2. Click on the 3 dots in the bottom right.

3. Choose Save.

Lexia and Dreambox

Unfortunately, we will not be able to loan district devices to students over the summer or support the use of Lexia and Dreambox beyond the last week of school. This is probably disappointing news for many but we are optimizing summer staffing and resources to facilitate the collection, cleaning, and reimaging of thousands of student devices in preparation for next fall.

Year End Celebration Photos

Photos taken by the talented Lynn Tyler at the year end celebration are available to view and download at no charge. Print options are also available.

Families must enter their email address to register for access (simply for privacy - emails do NOT get used for anything else).

BVL Year End Celebration Photos


This summer, Bellingham Public Schools will offer free, seven-day meal boxes to all children 0 to 18, as well as students in Community Transitions.

Please note: Meal boxes will not be distributed during the first week of summer break on Wednesday, June 23.

Meal box distribution will resume on Wednesday, June 30 and continue every Wednesday this summer through Aug. 18.

Boxes will be given out between 12 and 1:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Geneva Elementary School, 1401 Geneva Street

Happy Valley Elementary School, 1041 24th Street

Roosevelt Elementary School, 2900 Yew Street

Shuksan Middle School, 2717 Alderwood Avenue

Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck Street

Regency Park Apartment Complex, 2050 Fraser Street

Bakerview Mobile Park, 4015 Eliza Avenue

Summer Reading

Looking for a little motivation to get started on a good book? Here are some local summer reading programs.

Bellingham Library -Chart Your Path and create a keepsake of your reading adventures!

Bellingham Bells Reading Club - earn 2 Bells tickets and a pizza from Coconut Kenny's!

Launching Success Learning Store - earn a prize and a chance to win a grand prize!

Barnes and Noble - earn a free book!

Village Books- earn a $5 gift card and cookie!

Pizza Hut Book it!- earn pizza!

Imagination Soup Summer Book Lists - find summer reading book lists by grade level, as well as more summer reading programs.

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Contact Information

Kate Baehr

360-676-6470 ext. 6424

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