BCE Bear Mail
Friday January 12, 2024
Message from the office.
Hello BCE Community
I hope everyone had an amazing break. It is always nice to have a few days to reset, relax and spend time with family and friends.
We are back this week and have already done some much. Today our student leaders lead the entire campus in PBIS Rotation Stations. Student Leaders all had a station around campus, and spoke about the actions and behaviors that relate to the BCE WAY, Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible. I am always so impressed with how articulate and proud our students are of our campus. I am so excited to see our young leaders in the coming years, they are going to be doing amazing things.
We have had a lot of tardy students this week. I know the first week back can be hard to get back into a routine. It is so important for students to get to school on time. Starting late is not only hard on the student, but the entire class.
We will have our 1st School Site Council meeting next Thursday at 2:00. This is an open meeting for all that are interested. We will be talking about our site academic progress, intervention, PBIS and funding. Please join us if you can.
I hope you can join us at the GALA next Saturday night. It is going to be an amazing event. Thank you to the parent club for all the pre-work and organization. I know I can't wait to have a fun night out, and see some of the auction items. Not only has will we have a wonderful time, but we have a chance to bid on items that we all will love.
The Online Auction starts tonight as well. We have some over the top items up for bid. I hope you can take a look. Remember all the funds go back to the parent club to pay for things like, drumming, art, etc.
Have a wonderful weekend. Remember NO SCHOOL MONDAY. SEE YOU TUESDAY.
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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.
We know people get sick, people get injured, and there can be family or life responsibilities and other issues that are reasonable and excused.
But if your student can attend, they need to be in school.
If your student is out for three or more consecutive days, we may request a doctor's note to continue excusing the absences.
Students who miss 3-5 days will receive a Chronic Absence letter. We will then meet with those families to attempt to support the student attending school. On the second Chronic Absence Letter, families may be required to meet at the District Office to put a plan in place for the student's attendance. On the third Chronic Absence Letter, families may be required to meet with the County Office Student Attendance Review Board for truancy.
Our goal is that nobody ever gets that far along with truancy. We are here to help and support, but it does start at home with the expectation that your student will attend school regularly.
Dates to Remember
- 1/15- NO SCHOOL
- 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.