BC Bear Facts

March Newsletter: 3-13-22

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Boulder Creek Families,


It's been exactly two years since the biggest challenge the world and our schools have ever experienced, so we couldn't be happier to celebrate the lifting of one of the biggest of restrictions, face coverings, after March 11th. Although recommended, masks are no longer required in California schools.


In 2021-2022, we are thankful to have been in-person learning, not isolated in cohorts, conducting a full sports program, music, clubs, library visits, etc. And, now we will have the choice of whether or not to wear a mask.


We want to thank all of our Boulder Creek families for their patience and support throughout all of the changes we have experienced over the past 24 months. We are thrilled to be back on track and picking up steam!



Sincerely,


Tina Croes

BOULDER CREEK'S ANNUAL K-5 READING INCENTIVE PROGRAM IS BACK!

"Reading Is a Treasure!"

Boulder Creek’s Annual Reading Incentive kicks off on Friday, March 11th! This year’s reading theme is “Reading is a Treasure.” The program runs for four weeks and will conclude on Friday, April 8th. Starting Friday, March 11th students can begin recording their nightly reading minutes on their classroom reading logs or in a notebook. Each Thursday evening, students and parents will calculate the total minutes read for the week and complete the Reading is a Treasure digital reading log. Get the link from your classroom teacher or click HERE. Throughout the four weeks of the reading incentive, students will have the opportunity to qualify for activities and prizes if they meet their reading goals.


What are our reading goals?

K-3 Students need to read at least 100 minutes per week to qualify for activities and prizes

4-5 Students need to read at least 150 minutes per week to qualify for activities and prizes


Kindergarten parents, reading to your kindergarten child counts toward reading minutes.


Thank you so much for supporting our school’s readers.

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WHAT IS TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN?

Enterprise Spotlight: TK Program

Welcome to Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) at Boulder Creek!

Historically, Boulder Creek's Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten spots fill up, so it's important to register for the 2022-2023 school year early. Be sure to pass this information along to family and friends who are may not know about TK!


California has made Transitional Kindergarten (TK) universally available (although not required). The curriculum and approach in TK are designed to bridge the gap between preschool and elementary school, providing an extra year to acquire kindergarten readiness.


Check out the dates below to see if your child will be eligible for TK year! Remember, students who turn 5 after February 2, 2023, may still be eligible to start TK in the fall depending on availability and readiness.

UPDATED PARENT/ADULT VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

2021/22 COVID-19 Protocols for Volunteers/Visitors/Mentors

Revised March 9, 2022


  1. Schools should not limit access for direct service providers but can ensure compliance with school visitor policies.
  2. Anyone who has symptoms of infectious illness, such as flu or COVID-19, should stay home and seek testing and care.

  3. Regular classroom volunteers/mentors must show proof of vaccination or a weekly negative test.

  4. After March 11, 2022, face coverings will be optional.

  5. Field Trip volunteers/chaperones (non-employees) will provide proof of a negative test on the (first) day of a field trip. Schools can provide free, rapid testing on-site.

  6. All visitors/volunteers must register in the school office and be cleared through the district’s Raptor System (Board Policy 1250).

  7. All other volunteer/chaperone rules stated in the handbook and board policy still apply.


If there is a positive case in the group, an individual is considered a close contact if within six feet for more than 15 minutes of the COVID-19 positive person. Quarantine rules still apply.

BOULDER CREEK BOOSTER (Parent) CLUB

Cookie Dough Fundraiser Update

It's a wrap for our Cookie Dough fundraiser! It was a huge success and we are so grateful for your support. The Cookie Dough Pick-Up Date will be announced as soon as we have a delivery date. Please contact us if you'd like to volunteer to help out during order pickup or be on our volunteer contact list. Email bcbooster.sarabeth@gmail.com.

Booster (Parent) Club Positions Open for 2022/23 - 2023/24 School Years

The Booster Club is looking for a few good parents to fill the following board positions during the 2022/23 - 2023/24 school years:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary - Current Secretary, Melissa McGee, will run for another term, but if you're interested in the Secretary position you may submit a letter of intent and run also.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO FILL A BOARD POSITION?

Parents shall be eligible for office provided they have a student or students currently attending Boulder Creek School and said students will be in attendance for the tenure of office.


WHAT DOES THE BOOSTER CLUB DO?

Holiday Boutique*Book Fairs*Golden Bear Store*Family Dances*Boulder Bash*Fundraising and More!


Without a board and parent volunteers, the above events won't be possible. Interested individuals can inquire at our April 6th meetings or email bcbooster.sarabeth@gmail.com. New board members will be voted in at our May meeting.


WHAT HAPPENS IF PARENTS CAN'T BE FOUND TO FILL THE BOARD POSITIONS?

The Booster Club(Parent Club) will dissolve and the money in the Booster Club account will be turned over to the school. Please get involved! Please add our April 6th meeting to your calendar.

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MARCH/APRIL IMPORTANT DATES:

March 7-11th: Parent/Teacher Conference Week - Trimester 2


March 11th-April 8th: Annual K-5 Reading Incentive Program - "Reading is a Treasure"


April 1st: Middle School Dance (see eligibility requirements in student/parent handbook)


April 6th at 5:30: BC Booster Club Meeting (virtual)

Meeting Link: meet.google.com/dso-csky-qpu


April 11th-18thth: Spring Break/Staff Development Day on Monday, April 18th - No School


April 22nd: Spring Pictures


April 25th: CAASPP Testing Window Opens

LUNCH AND BREAKFAST

We are happy to be serving breakfast each morning before school once again. The earliest students may report to the cafeteria is 7:30 a.m. Teachers will be taking lunch counts each day. There will continue to be no charge for breakfast or lunch through the end of the school year.

Breakfast Menu

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Lunch Menu

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GO SLOW IN THE PARKING LOT AND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Please remember that we have students and parents crossing the parking lots in both the front and the back. Please proceed very slowly and cautiously. Do NOT pass vehicles that are stopped in front of you on Springer Drive or in the parking lots unless there is a another lane in which to do so. This is not legal and it is not safe. Thank you.


In addition, please remember to slow down as you enter and exit the neighborhood from Churn Creek and other busy roads. Boulder Creek is located in a residential neighborhood, and we always try to be respectful of our neighbors. We have had complaints from residents on Whistling, Springer, and Spaniel that vehicles are driving too fast. This is dangerous for our neighbors and our children who walk to and from school. Please slow down.

Please review the BC Flow of Traffic Map in order to determine which way to enter/exit the campus from the neighborhood depending on which parking lot you are assigned. Front lot = red arrows. Back lot = green arrows.

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OFFICE HOURS AND PROCEDURES

The Boulder Creek School Office is staffed from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. each day. If you need to conduct school business in person, always remember to maintain a social distance of six feet and wear a mask when you enter the building. Thank you.
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PARENT PORTAL LOG-IN

All parents, including new parents, should have logged into the Parent Portal at some point already. Why do you need to create a parent account? This is a secure platform through which you will view your child's teacher/class, receive your child’s report card, complete enrollment, and complete the necessary beginning of the year school forms like your child's emergency card. In the future, this is also how state testing results will be communicated.


Click HERE for the link to the parent portal. If you cannot log-in successfully, please call our school's office at 224-4140 or email our tech helpline at help@eesd.net. Be sure to keep your log-in information in a safe but accessible place.

IMPORTANT LINKS