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Welcome Newsletter 2023-2024: August 6, 2023
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE: Welcome Back!
Dear Boulder Creek Families,
All of us at Boulder Creek School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be a wonderful 2023-2024 school year! Hopefully, the summer has provided you with many memorable opportunities to spend time with family and friends. I feel honored and privileged to be back at Boulder Creek for my eighth year as your principal to serve in such an exemplary and student-centered learning community. As we prepare to embark on another year, I am reminded that the beginning of school is truly a special time. I am eagerly looking forward to partnering with you as we continue to nurture the ongoing development of your child.
I look forward to becoming reacquainted with those of you I know, as well as acquainted with all of the new members of the Boulder Creek Family. When you see me before, during, or after school, feel free to say hello and introduce yourself so I can personally get to know you and your child. I also encourage families to get to know each other so that we can build new friendships and support each other as the need arises. One early opportunity for getting to know one another will be at Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 24th (time to be announced). This is the time when parents/guardians will meet in the classrooms with teachers and learn about grade-level curriculum, expectations, etc. Don’t forget to become involved with Boulder Creek Parent Club (Boosters). This parent group brings our families together for fun and fundraising efforts to support our students, their classrooms, and the school as a whole. We encourage everyone to get involved. We'd love to see you at the first Parent Club Meeting on Wednesday, September 13th at 5:30 in the library.
There are a few things, reminders as well as new information, you need to know to get 2023-24 off to a great start as well as running smoothly throughout the year. First, the Enterprise Elementary School District and Boulder Creek Student/Parent Handbooks are currently on the Boulder Creek website, updated, and filled with important information. Please begin reviewing both handbooks with your child as they will answer many procedural questions you may have about Boulder Creek.
We are ready to begin the 2023-24 school year. Having spent a lot of time here this summer, I was impressed to watch our dedicated staff preparing all summer for the opening of school. Together, teachers, students, and parents/guardians make a strong Boulder Creek Community. We appreciate your support as your child enters the classroom, learns, and grows throughout the year. At Boulder Creek, all support staff, faculty, and administration are honored that you entrust us with your precious ones. The hours that your children are with us each day are so important. Here’s to a great school year!
If you are new to Boulder Creek and haven't met your administrators yet, WELCOME!
left to right ... Kyle Vierra (Asst. Principal), Tina Croes (Principal),
and Courtney Haedrich (Asst. Principal)
Meet Boulder Creek's New Student Services Clerk!
For the past three years, our families were served well by Devin McComas. Devin has a new path in her journey which will allow her to work in her hometown with a short commute. We thank Devin for her service to our families and wish her all the best with her new endeavor.
No fear, Boulder Creek has a new Student Services Clerk! We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome Kensey Jones to our office! Kensey has previous experience in the school setting, and she has been working behind the scenes for the past two weeks to learn all the ins and outs of her new position.
Join us in welcoming Kensey to the Boulder Creek Family! Don't hesitate to call (530-224-4140), email (email@example.com), or stop by to see her if you have any enrollment or attendance needs.
WHEN AND HOW WILL I LEARN MY CHILD'S TEACHER AND CLASS LOCATION?
Unfortunately, we will NOT be able to move students to a different class. K-5 teacher requests were taken back in May. There is no way to honor everyone's first choice, but we always do our best to honor one of your choices if you completed a teacher request form. Any changes in staffing beyond May are out of our control. Thank you for your understanding.
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. Be sure to keep your log-in information in a safe but accessible place.
CALLING ALL TK, K, 1st and 2nd GRADE STUDENTS!
TK/Kindergarten Round Up
Tuesday, August 15th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing TK and Kindergarten students and families.
1st Grade Meet and Greet
6th GRADE ORIENTATION: FRIDAY, AUGUST 11th from 8-12
NEW TO BOULDER CREEK?
6TH GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING
So, drop off your 6th grader and head up to room 39 for your own special orientation. Get ready for the middle school ride!
HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR BEGINNING OF YEAR REQUIRED FORMS? START NOW!
Please begin completing ALL electronic forms as well as additional paper forms, if necessary, within the first week of school if not sooner. Click HERE for complete instructions about completing Beginning-of-Year Forms.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
REQUIRED SCHOOL VACCINATIONS
Incoming 7th graders, TK and Kindergartners, and other new students:
California school immunization requirements remain the same. Please take care of completing these as soon as possible. Students who are not current on vaccinations and who do not have a medical waiver will need to be excluded from school until requirements are met in accordance with state law.
If you missed our district's clinic, there are many convenient locations that provide vaccinations, including pharmacies at Rite Aid, Safeway, etc. Often, no appointment is necessary.
Please contact our health clerk, Andrea Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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DROP-OFF/PICK-UP TIMES AND PARKING LOT PROCEDURES Where/when should I drop-off and pick-up?
Grade-Level Start and End Times
We are happy to welcome our students on campus for breakfast as well as on the playground before the start of the school day this year. The earliest drop-off time is 7:30 a.m.
Regular Day - School Start/End Times:
4-8 grades begin at 8:00 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
K-3 grades begin at 8:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Minimum Day - School Start Times:
4-8 grades begin at 8:00 a.m. - 1:06 p.m.
K-3 grades begin at 8:10 a.m. - 1:06 p.m.
Students will be released from class based upon the dismissal time. Students will be walked to a designated pick-up area (see below) and remain with their teacher/classmates. If they have a younger sibling(s), they should report to the designated pick-up area of their youngest sibling so parents don't have to visit both pick-up loops. Please coordinate this with your children.
To ensure the safety of all children, students must be picked up at their dismissal times. The school does not provide supervision for students after 2:20 p.m. on regular days and 1:20 p.m. on minimum days. Every Monday is a minimum day. If students are not picked up by the aforementioned times, they will be escorted to the office. Parents will then be required to go to the office to check students out. Remember this is to ensure your child’s safety, so please be prompt when picking up your child.
Assigned Parking Lots for Drop-off and Pick-up
This location is decided by the youngest child in the family. Older children in the family will need to find their youngest sibling at the pick-up location that is assigned to that sibling's grade level. For example, Kindergarten will be picked up in the front parking lot, so all older siblings of Kindergartners will report to the dismissal location to find their Kindergarten sibling's class at the front of the school and wait for their parents there together. We will be out to help older siblings find their pick-up point. This should only take a day or two to get into the routine of where to go.
Parking Lot Assignments by Grade-Level:
- TK/K (and all older siblings) - Front Lot
1 and 2 (and all older siblings) - Back Lot
3 and 4 (and all older siblings) - Front Lot
5 (and all older siblings) - Back Lot
6-8 (and all older siblings) Front Lot
Please do not arrive earlier than your oldest child's release time (see above), as we want to be able to clear the parking lot quickly for each group. If you have multiple children who are released at both times, please find a parking space rather than waiting in the pick-up lane as this will block the lane from moving as you wait for your older child. Thank you for your cooperation.
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.
PARENT CLUB 2023-2024
Hello, Boulder Creek Parents/Guardians!
The Parent Club helps with fundraising at Boulder Creek (BC) and also puts on fun events such as Boulder Bash, Holiday Boutique, and many dances. Their first meeting of the year will be on September 13th @ 5:30 pm in the library. As a parent or guardian of a BC student, you are a member of the Parent Club! At the first meeting, parents will decide how to spend the money that was raised last year, and a budget will be approved. Upcoming events such as Boulder Bash which takes place in October will also be discussed! We hope you will join us to help make all these very important decisions on September 13th!
If you would like to help with any of the Parent Club events this school year, please click this link and complete the volunteer form! There are volunteer opportunities for every BC parent!
Be sure to find the BC Parent Club on Facebook!
The Riffle Raffle Fundraiser will kick off right at the beginning of the school year! You can get tickets to sell to others in our community from your teacher! The prizes this year include:
1st $10,000 cash
2nd Houseboat Vacation from Holiday Harbor (16-sleeper houseboat on Shasta Lake)
3rd Giants Baseball Game Weekend for 4 with VIP parking
4th River Rafting Trip for 6 people
5th Silver Blue Topaz Bracelet
6th Harley Davidson Glass Decanter
All of the funds raised go back to BC and most of it goes directly to your child’s classroom! Let’s all do our part to make this a success!
2023 Boulder Creek Student Prizes for Riffle Raffle
Top-selling students can earn prizes sponsored by Parent Club.
1st $75 Gift Card to Oasis Fun Center and attendance at the Riffle Raffle Luncheon with the Principal to pick up the check for the school
2nd $50 Gift Card to Cinemark
3rd $25 Gift Card to Jamba Juice
2023 Classroom Popsicle Party for Riffle Raffle
The top 3 selling classrooms earn a Popsicle party for their class.
More Riffle Raffle information will go home with every student on the first day of school! Get an early jump on it. Our goal this year is for every student to sell at least five salmon!
We look forward to working with you to help keep Boulder Creek on top. We can't do it without the teamwork of our families.
The BCPC Executive Board
Danielle Farvall, Melissa McGee, Ashley Fitzgerald, and Samantha Green
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER IMPORTANT DATES:
Friday, August 11th: 6th Grade Orientation 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday, August 11th: 6th Grade PARENT Orientation 8:15-9:00 a.m.
Friday, August 11th: Students' teacher/schedule available in the Parent Portal
Monday, August 14th: 2nd Grade Meet and Greet, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 15th: TK/Kindergarten Round-Up 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 16th: 1st Grade Meet and Greet, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16th: First Day of School
Thursday, August 24th: Back-to-School Night 5:30-7:30
Monday, September 4th: Labor Day, No School
Wednesday, September 13th: Picture Day