Bulldog Bulletin Weekly eNews
Here's What's on Top at Buena Vista - March 15, 2023
Book Fair Needs Volunteers!
Book Fair is coming up on March 24-March 31st! We NEED 50+ volunteers to help make the Book Fair a success and a positive event for our kiddos!
Please click here to check out times to volunteer in the library throughout the week. This is a great opportunity to see the students in person for an hour or two enjoying their time of selecting a book or books with their PTA Bulldog Book Bucks. There are times available before school, during school, and after school as well. We hope you will join us and volunteer for an hour or two.
EVERY CHILD in TK - 2nd grade will receive a $8 Book Buck to spend at the Book Fair. EVERY CHILD in 3rd grade - 5th grade will receive a $12 Book Buck to spend at the Book Fair. EVERY CHILD will also receive a "Go Bulldogs" pencil as well.
THANK YOU, PTA for providing this opportunity!
Note from the Principal
Greetings Buena Vista Parents,
I can't believe we have now entered our last trimester of the 2022-23 school year! It has seemed to fly by and I know the next 10 weeks are going to go quickly. We have a lot of fund events coming up thanks to our amazing PTA. At the end of this month we will have our Scholastic Book Fair and Lunch in the Breezeway! It was so great to see "grand" people (special adults) sharing lunch with our students last year, I am happy to welcome you all back. See the schedule and RSVP doc below. Also coming up are our BV Glow Dance, the BV Jamboree and Movie Night. Please make sure to read our weekly eNews so that you do not miss any of these exciting events!
Attendance Matters, You Matter! Regular attendance and being on time are very important for our students and their learning and growth. Thank you for supporting this important message with your children. Please also remember that school begins at 8:10am each day, except for Wednesday which starts at 8:55am. It is important that students are ready and in line on the blacktop when the bell rings so they are not coming into the classroom late and disrupting their own learning and the learning of others. Thank you for making sure our students are on time to school and attend regularly!
This is a gentle reminder to please be careful during drop off and pick up each day. Our staff does their best to support the ease and expedite the process but it is difficult when we have parents who are not following the traffic laws. As a reminder, there is no parent parking in the Kindergarten circle. All parents who drop off or pick up in this area should remain in their car at all times. We have our safety patrol in the morning to help have student disembark from their cars and walk to class. This is a fire lane and stopping and parking here is a hazard. If you want to walk your child to class we ask that you park on Buena Vista, San Juan or in the Alvarado parking lot. I have also seen an increase of parents riding bikes or motorized scooters with their students to school. Please be sure to adhere to all safety laws and always wear a helmet. When you arrive to campus please walk your bike/scooter/skateboard to lock it up. We appreciate you cooperation and setting an example for our young learners.
Book Fair and Lunch in the Breezeway
At the end of the month we will be having our Scholastic Book Fair (March 27-31). This year our PTA is sponsoring students, so each student in our school will have the opportunity to select a book that they would like to purchase with "book bucks" from the book fair AND they will get a school pencil as well. During book fair week, we will have our Lunch in the Breezeway and bring a "Grand Person to Lunch" event. A schedule will follow next week, but students will be able to invite a special adult (Grandparent, parent, uncle, aunt, etc) to come on their grade's assigned day and eat lunch with them. If they'd like they can visit the Book Fair when they are done eating. Students and parents were very excited about this last year and I am glad we can do it again. Here is the RSVP form for Lunch in the Breezeway!
- Tuesday, March 28: TK/K 11:20-12:05
- Tuesday, March 28: 3rd Grade 11:55-12:40
- Wednesday, March 29: 1st grade 11:30-12:15
- Wednesday, March 29: 4th grade and Mrs. Hurd's 3rd Grade 12:10-12:55
- Thursday, March 30: 2nd grade 11:45-12:30
- Thursday March 30: 5th Grade 12:20-1:05
A big THANK YOU to PTA for their very generous donation to buy each student a Buena Vista their own self selected book and a BV pencil! This is amazing!!!!
It's a Great Day to be a Bulldog!
Women's History Pendants by Mrs. Bockser's 5th grade Class
We Need You!
The PTA is looking for volunteers to help with various committees for Spring initiatives. See Sign Up Genius below. We appreciate any and all support!
DELAC Meeting- postponed to April 13
Save the Dates!
- Wednesday, March 22- School Site Council Meeting, 3:15pm
- Monday-Friday, March 27-31- Scholastic Book Fair!
- March 28-30 Lunch in the Breezeay
- April 3-7 - Spring Break NO SCHOOL
- Friday, April 28th- PTA Glow Dance
- Saturday, May 6h- BV Jamboree
- Tuesday, May 9th- Open House
- Friday, May 12- Shortened Day Schedule
- Friday, May 12th- BV Movie Night
- Tuesday, May 16th- District Band Festival at Las Lomas, 7:00-8:30pm
- Thursday, May 18th- BV Science Fair in the MUR, 5:30-7pm
- Friday, May 26- Last Day of School
FORE! Education Golf Tournament is Coming up on May 8
Gather your friends and coworkers to raise money for eight public schools at WCEF's FORE! Education golf tournament. This is your chance to get on the beautiful Rossmoor 18-hole course not open to the general public on Monday, May 8. Last year’s FORE! Tournament was so much fun and this year is shaping up to be even better!
Sign up for your early birdie tickets here!
Save the Date for our Fall Recycling Event!
On Saturday, March 25, swing by the WCSD parking lot from 10am-4pm to recycle your e-waste and get old documents (securely!) shredded. You’ll be supporting our schools while cleaning up around your home! Recycling fees are based on size and shredding is $12 per banker’s box. A percentage of fees collected come back to WCEF.
FireCracker Math Summer Camps!
Summer Math Camp and classes for curious and challenge-loving kids ages 6 to 16
Do your kids have any summer plans? FireCracker Math has got you covered! Select our in-person Summer MATH Camp or online Summer MATH Boost Program for Kids ages 6 to 16.
Join us in person at our Summer MATH Camps in Berkeley, Oakland/Piedmont, Lafayette, or San Francisco. Our in-person Summer Math Camp combines half-day math instruction in the morning and optional fun activities in the afternoon. Pre-care and after-care available. OR enroll your child in our week-long Summer MATH Boost Program, customized to balance online and offline learning. Different times and days are offered.
Go to FireCracker Math to learn more about our summer schedules. Also, make sure to sign up for our online Open Houses! Private tutoring and private group lessons. Get 5% off summer camp and afterschool tuition: WCEF23 (expires 6/30). For drop-ins, please get in touch with us first, as it is based on availability. Multi-session and sibling discounts. Referral bonuses. Financial aid available.
Lafayette Camp Dates: June 19-23, July 10-14, and July 24-28.
Ages: 6-16 yrs old
Location: Lafayette United Methodist Church, 955 Moraga Road, Lafayette
Website: firecrackermath.org | firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (510) 488-4556
WCEF’s March Newsletter
Have you read the latest edition of WCEF’s newsletter, The Source? In our March newsletter we are talking science! A huge thank you to our incredible WCEF donors who make science classes from TK-12 possible for all students. Click here to read.
We ALL Are WCEF!
The Walnut Creek Education Foundation (WCEF TK-12) will embark on its 40th anniversary next school year, and to help best guide and inform our 40+ volunteer parent board we are asking you to take a few minutes to complete this survey. Your responses are completely anonymous and invaluable. Thank you!
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
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