Bear News!

Friday March 24th.

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Message from the office.

My words and appreciation will never show through about this week. It was a tough week for everyone, but everyone was kind and patient as we got all students and staff home safely. We had parents help clear trees so we could get cars through, and others supported others to get home safely and always with a kind heart. I know this last storm has dramatically affected many. We are all here at BCE to help in any way we can. Please communicate with your classroom teacher if your house has been affected. If you will be missing school, please call the attendance line, contact the office, or email Leanne Piccolo at We are all here to support the BCE community.

We tried to have some fun today. Music and dancing at lunch and lots of bubbles. Seeing the kids running around in the sun and smiling was great.

Just a reminder that Monday, April 10th, is a school day. Due to all the storm days, we will be in session.

Thank you to everyone who attended a fantastic family art night last week. It was such a magical experience.

Thank you to those that have already completed the district survey. We have moved into 1st Place with 47% of our families responding. While the extra money is always helpful, the feedback is even more meaningful. So please take a minute to complete it if you haven't yet. Survey Link

I hope everyone

Have a great weekend, everyone!!

Mrs. Fippin and Office Staff

District Annual Survey-

Survey Link

SLVUSD is looking to gather feedback from our families regarding our Academic, Communication, and Learning Environment goals. We anticipate the survey will take from five to seven minutes to complete. The valuable feedback that you submit will provide the district and the site with important information as we plan for the 2023-24 school year.

The surveys will be available through Friday, March 31st.

Not only will your participation provide us with valuable feedback, but it is also an opportunity for your child's school to earn some extra funds. As a little incentive, the schools will receive additional site discretionary funds for student/teacher resources based on the percentage of parents that complete the survey for their site.

The incentive is based on participation percentages as follows:

10% = $1,000
20% = $2,000
30% = $3,000
40% = $4,000
50% and above = $5,000

In addition, the site with the highest percentage of complete surveys will receive an additional $5,000.

All SLV schools are excited to engage in a little fun competition. Each site is ready for the challenge and believes that their parents will achieve the highest percentage of completed surveys.

Please Click here to complete the survey.

Mrs. Wilson's Corner- Literacy support and ideas

Greetings BCE families!

Welcome to Mrs. Wilson’s Corner! Jen Wilson here, the BCE Reading Specialist and Interventionist. As you go through your student’s report cards with them, you will undoubtedly see their independent reading level (F&P) and I wanted to reach out to you regarding these. Reading is a complex and developmental process in that all students learn at different rates. Reading with fluency, demonstrating understanding, using decoding skills, and writing meaningful responses to literature are all ways that your child demonstrates competence in reading. There are many ways in which students progress is measured, their F&P level being one of these. Because we know that reading is much more complex than a stated level, we at BCE wanted to provide more detailed information on what those letters mean in terms of the characteristics of texts at a particular level and what readers are actively doing at those levels.

I highly encourage you, with all my reading superpowers, to look up your student's level, and peruse the characteristics and behaviors of your reader at their independent level. You can use this information to support your reader and even look at the next level they are working towards (instructional level) to encourage them. Click this link for access to the document.

We are honored to be partners with you and your reader on this journey. Thank you and may you and your family snuggle up with a good book this weekend!

Registration for 23/24 is Open

Please come by the office if you plan to register a new Bear for the 23/24 school year. Registration is open, and knowing how many new students we have early is crucial in determining whether we have adequate staff.

We can't wait to meet our new BEARS!!

4th Grade Adventure Pass

I send this brief email to you from California State Parks, hoping you will share this fantastic message about the FREE Adventure Pass for California Fourth Graders!!

The attachments (and links below) can provide you all the information needed for a 4th Grader to get their free Adventure Pass. Please forward this message to all 4th grade teachers in your county!

Help us spread the word! Fourth graders can get into 19 state parks for FREE. The California State Park Adventure Pass helps them do just that. Parents of fourth grade students can sign up for the pass on behalf of their student. For more information, click here Adventure Pass Partner Toolkit ( Thank you!

Lexia Support

Many of you have started our new reading/ phonics online program at home. It is being offered to all students until the end of March. If you are interested and have not received your student's log in please reach out to your teacher. We wanted to get you some videos on how to sign in.

Ipad sign in

Chromebook/ Computer Sign in

Spirit Wear is Back

BCE Spirit Wear is now available for purchase online.

Our online store is open 24/7, 365 days, so you can order your BCE merchandise any time!

Best of all, it is shipped directly to you!

Lots of new merchandise now and more to come! Check it out!


Important Information from the DO


The SLVUSD Bond Oversight Committee currently has an opening for an “at-large” member. As part of the Measure “S” Bond, SLVUSD is required to have a Bond Oversight Committee. The Committee consists of seven members who meet quarterly to review and report on expenditures of bond funds and ensure that money is used only for voter-approved purposes. Committee members must be at least 18 years old and reside within the geographic boundary of the District.

If you would like to be considered for this position on the Bond Oversight Committee, please click on the following application: Bond Oversight Committee Application. If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to contact Laura Spilman, Bond Administrative Assistant, at or (831) 335-5386.


The CAC is an advisory committee to the North Santa Cruz County SELPA Director and Governance Council. The CAC provides input regarding the Local Plan, assisting in parent education, recruiting, information sharing, and parent awareness. Voting members are appointed and approved by the school board of each district. The majority of the voting membership must be comprised of parents of children with disabilities.

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COVID Updates- Please see new links

Please see the email provided by the Superintendent this week. Emergency procedures were detailed, and the District webpage has been updated.

I wanted to ensure you got the information from the district office regarding General COVID information. Please contact the health office if you have any questions or need any home COVID tests. We have plenty in the office. I also want to ensure all families receive the General COVID exposure notice. Please let us know if you have any questions.

5th Grade Parents!!

Hello 5th Grade Parents!

We have some fun opportunities for you to have you students featured in the yearbook. First, we want to see your adorable BABIES!! You can upload your favorite baby picture to TreeRing here or, after you log in, go to Content, and at the top of the page, where it says SCHOOL PHOTOS, make sure to select BABY PHOTOS to get it in the correct folder.

Second, we have a page for dedications from their parents or guardians to your students. Give them some words of encouragement and let them know your feelings about them growing up and moving on to Middle School. You can send those here to make sure they are included.

Please send these ASAP! We have a deadline to make sure the yearbooks get printed in time to get them to the students by the end of the school year.

2023 BCE Gala Auction @ Brookdale Lodge

Join us for a historical night at a very historical place! There will be dinner, dancing, live and silent auction, and a special performance! Lone Wolf Kenpo Academy in downtown Boulder Creek is providing Kid's Night Out during our event. Early Bird Tickets will be on sale soon. Follow our new Gala Auction page and stay in the loop!