Bulldog Bulletin -Weekly eNews-

Here is what's on top at Buena Vista! 5/11/2022

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Open House Tomorrow Night!!

Please join us at Buena Vista

Thursday, May 12th from 6:00-7:30pm!

Come and see all of the amazing learning that happened at BV this year!

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Note from the Principal

Greetings Buena Vista Parents,

Hope you are all doing well. We are in the final weeks of school! Please be sure to come to Open House tomorrow night from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

Student Learning

Today I was lucky enough to join the 5th graders (teachers and parent chaperones too!) in the New Horizons Outdoor School at Sempervirens for a day filled with hiking, exploring, collaborating, sharing, presenting and most importantly learning and having fun! What a week! They will have a lot to share when they return tomorrow.

Want to Join School Site Council?

We are looking to expand our SSC for next year. We are looking for two additional parents to join our committee. If you are interested in joining our work (we meet once a month) please fill out this interest survey and I will reach out to you with details.

Next Year

If you'd like to share your insight regarding your child's learning style for consideration during classroom placement, you can fill out this input form. I do not take teacher requests. We always look at creating well-balanced, diverse and dynamic classrooms.

Updates and Reminders:

Buena Vista Open House-Thursday, May 12th 6:00pm-7:30pm

With COVID cases on the rise these past few weeks, please consider sending a mask to school with your child. Masking is the #1 mitigation strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19. Also, remember that our district will continue to report positive cases on our District Dashboard for the remainder of the school year.

It's a great day to be a Bulldog!


Angela Gramlick


Important Dates and Events!

Please Mark you Calendar!

  • Wednesday, May 11th- Gott's Roadside in support of 4th Grade Outdoor Education

  • Thursday, May 12th-Open House 6:00-7:30pm

  • May 9th-12th--5th grade Outdoor Education Field Trip

  • May 18th-20th-4th grade Outdoor Education Field Trip

  • Friday, May 20th--5th grade Human Growth and Development

  • May 27th-Last Day of School/5th Grade Promotion 10am

Attention 5th Grade Families

Important information for parents and guardians of fifth graders:

This year your child will study lessons on human growth and development. These lessons cover important topics related to puberty, which many 5th graders are beginning to experience. The lessons help children to understand the physical and emotional changes they may experience during puberty and to acknowledge these changes as a normal part of growth and development, learn scientifically accurate anatomy and physiology of their bodies, and understand their responsibility for their own personal hygiene. Additionally, lessons help girls to understand the menstrual cycle and what to expect during a period.

The Always Changing Program is based on national research and consultation with school nurses, health educators, parents, and medical professionals. To view the student video click here. For additional parent resources visit: www.pgschoolprograms.com.

If you have further questions about this program, please contact Connie McCarley at cmccarley@walnutcreeksd.org.

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Reception Tickets for WCEF’s ‘FORE! Education’ Golf Tournament!

Don’t miss our annual golf tournament on Monday, May 16, at Rossmoor’s fantastic golf course … Join us for the 19th Hole Reception from 4:30-6:30pm with cocktails and small bites as we celebrate the golfers and a super fun day—$40 per person. (Teachers & Staff: Use promo code "teacher" for $20 tickets!) There will be a silent auction and door prizes. It all goes back to support our schools! Click on "Register" here to purchase Reception tickets. (No purchase necessary to be eligible to win door prizes.)

A big thank you to our Title Sponsor, Realtor Amy Imhoff! Reach out to Amy at goamyimhoff@fastagents.com, (415) 307-9629, or visit her website.

Fundraising Update

We are so close to reaching our goal of $1.3 million thanks to 1,963 donors. If you have not yet donated, this is the perfect time to show your appreciation for the 20+ teachers and specialists WCEF funding makes possible. From art and science lab plus electives at WCI and Tice Creek to the Wellness Coordinator and 21 Advanced Placement classes at Las Lomas—our students benefit every day from your generosity.

To donate via Venmo, use our handle @wcefk12 or go online to donate.

Need Summer Camp Ideas? Our Handy Guide Can Help!

Summer will be here before we know it—get your Summer Camp plans together with amazing camp options for all kids, ages 4-17, offered through our partners. Plus, when you register with our WCEF partners, you are supporting a local business who supports our public schools.

Click here to see our partners and support the businesses who support your child!

Business Partner Spotlight: Insight Vision Care Optometry

Great schools are everyone’s business! Insight Vision Care Optometry lives by this motto and we are so pleased to continue our Diamond Partnership with Insight. Dr. Stephanie Chan and Dr. Bryan Doherty are passionate about providing quality (and fashionable!) eye care for the family. Both graduates of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, they have volunteered to provide care for the underserved in Costa Rica, the Philippines, and Ukraine. Wonderful community members, Dr. Chan was a PTA co-president at her daughter’s elementary school and knows the importance of supporting our schools.

Thank you for investing in all students with WCEF, Insight Vision Care Optometry!
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Important Links and Resources!

Is your child home from school?

Parents, please remember to call the attendance line if you student will not be coming to school: (925) 944-6822 ext 3801

Thank you!

It's a great day to be a bulldog!

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