Bulldog Bulletin Weekly eNews
Here's what's on top for September 27, 2023
From Your Principal
Good Evening Buena Vista Parents,
We are in the last few days of our WCEF Read-a-thon and here is where we stand. Currently as a school we have read 63,504 minutes and raised $17,796 dollars and have 134 participants. This is amazing. So far as a school we have earned dress like a superhero day and an extended recess with a dance party. Let's make the rest of our goals!!! We are so close to reaching the $20,000 mark and 100,000 minutes read!
All students who complete a BINGO on their cards get an amazing Maze pen, when they get black out on their Bingo card they get can turn into their Bingo Card to the office for a raffle. It is so easy. There is a Pledgestar app!! Pledgestar is how you track reading minutes and funds raised, and they have an app to make it easy. You can also customize your child’s request, translate it into 50 languages, and more. To sign up visit pledgestar.com/wcef. Complete information can be found at wcefk12.org/readathon.
Awards and Prizes
- When the school reads 25,000 minutes we get a dress like a superhero day!-- EARNED!
- When the school reads 100,000 minutes as a school we get hibernation day! (Get your PJs and stuffies ready)
- When we raise $15,000 we get extended recess with a dance party--EARNED!!!
- When we raise $20,000 (our school goal) you get to TP Mrs. Gramlick!
- WCEF is offering a $100 gift card to the student who gets the most sponsors, popsicle parties for the class with the most funds raised and most minutes read.
- Mrs. Gramlick is adding a pizza party with her for the top 5 readers of each grade level.
Right now, the top (minutes read and money raised) class is Mrs. Sumnicht's class with Mrs. Pilch and Mrs. Thompson close on their heals. Jacob C. in third grade has logged 2,399 minutes of reading so far and Karina S. in 5th grade has 1,743 minutes. With many other students ramping up too!
For up to date leaders, check out the District Leaderboard!
Let's go Bulldogs!!!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Start next week. Please be sure to schedule a time to meet with your child's teacher next week for our Parent/Teacher conferences. Come find out about your child's learning goals for this school year.
September continues to be Attendance Awareness Month
Health-related absences are a top reason students miss school, yet sometimes they can be avoided. Partner with the WCSD to keep students healthy and in school!
The District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) is meeting virtually on Thursday, Sept 28th from 6-7 p.m. to celebrate our multilingual students and review the English Language Learner Program. See this flier for more information and the zoom link.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15 and teachers will be incorporating information into their classrooms and conversations. If you would like to learn more, here are some links as a resource.
It's a Great Day to Be a Bulldog!
Walk & Roll to School on Wednesday, October 4th
Join students around the world with an active commute to school on Wednesday, October 4th. Walk, bike, or scoot with friends and neighbors for a fun and healthy start to the school day. If you live too far to walk, try parking a few blocks away from campus and walking the rest of the way. Parents, please remind students of safety basics:
- Cross streets in crosswalks or at intersections.
- Make eye contact with drivers before entering the street or passing driveways.
- Ride bikes on the right side of the road, going with the flow of traffic.
- Wear a bike helmet when biking, scooting, or skating.
- Be visible with bright colors during daylight or use reflective clothing and lights if walking in the early morning darkness.
Extended Learning Opportunity Program (ELOP) Available
Walnut Creek School District’s new Extended Learning Program offers student enrichment from dismissal time until 6:00 pm each day. Some families qualify for free tuition based on income. To learn more and to register, visit our ELOP website here.
Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, October 11
We need 2 volunteers!
We're looking for 1-2 volunteers for retake day from 9-11:30am who can help pick up students at their classrooms and bring them back. Please email Shelley Purcell in the front office if you're interested.
Campus and Gun Safety Event: Wednesday, October 11, 7-8:30pm
All Walnut Creek parents with students in grades K-12 are invited to join an important presentation and panel discussion on campus and gun safety on Wednesday, October 11, from 7-8:30pm in the Las Lomas High School Theater.
We will hear from Walnut Creek Mayor Cindy Silva, Police Chief Jamie Knox, AUHSD Superintendent John Nickerson, WCSD Superintendent Marie Morgan, WCSD Director of Operations/Safety Committee Ruben Fernandez, and Las Lomas Principal Heather Thorner about our city’s work to keep students and families safe from gun violence. Parents will learn how they can stay informed and do their part to keep our community safe.
Let's turn BV green and yellow every Friday, starting this week! Get creative, have some fun and show off your Bulldog spirit. There may be some surprises in store. Stay tuned for our upcoming Spirit Wear webstore this Fall.
Ongoing PTA Volunteer Opportunities
Please take a look at the Sign Up Genius for ongoing volunteer opportunities. You are not required to be a PTA member to contribute. This is a great way to build community and support our students - we can't do it without you!
WCEF’s 4th Annual Read-a-thon ends September 29!
Just a few more days left to log your student’s minutes for WCEF’s read-a-thon! There’s still plenty of time to join in the fun and raise money to help WCEF ensure all students have access to a comprehensive education, open libraries, and a vast array of enrichment opportunities. Our goal is to raise $180,000! We can do this.
DID YOU KNOW? Only 9% of schools in California benefit from a credentialed librarian and 50% of library funding comes from the community. It's up to us to support our libraries!
Exciting prizes include gift cards to the students with the most sponsors, top readers per school, and we even have principals willing to be silly stringed—all in the name of reading!
Order Extreme Pizza and support WCSD schools!
September is for Extreme Pizza! Every time you order Extreme Pizza and mention WCEF, Extreme will donate 10% of the bill back to WCEF. There are just a few days left to support our public schools with this fantastic offer!
Call ahead or order online in advance to schedule your pick-up—genius! (Phone, online, in-person orders. Pick-up, to go, or outdoor dining. Mention coupon code “WCEF10” or add it to the Coupon Code for online orders. Not valid for orders placed through third party apps such as DoorDash.)
Girl Scouts NorCal
Girl Scouts NorCal is hosting a Girl Scouts exploration day for new girls and their families in Lafayette in September. BV has troops forming at all grade levels and we would love to have new members join us!
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