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September 22, 2021
The Beehive
Issue 8

2021-2022
From The Principal's Desk 
Dear Blossom Hill Families:

Thank you joining with us for Travel Safely 2 School Week by modeling the important safety guidelines below. Leading by example enables our children to see and make the right choice which helps keep all members of our community safe.
In education together,
Lisa Reynolds
Principal, Blossom Hill School
Phone: 408.335.2100
From The Home & School Club President's Desk
One and done. This mantra guides the Blossom Hill Home & School Club fundraising efforts and our partnership with LGEF through the One Community Campaign. Historically, Blossom Hill families have participated at a high level in our fall fundraising drive, covering most of our costs for the year without needing additional major fundraisers in the winter and spring.  We need your participation today.

Many wonder why the Home & School Club partners with LGEF to raise money through the One Community Campaign. For several years, the H&SC and LGEF have jointly funded many of the programs that mean the most to our students. For these programs, the H&SC pays for supplies while LGEF pays for the staff. In music, the H&SC pays for instruments and LGEF pays for the teacher. Similarly, in art, the H&SC pays for art supplies while LGEF pays for our art teacher, Mrs. Anderson. And the pattern continues through many other programs. This partnership also aligns our organizations more closely to support the district’s strategic plan.
 
At the Home & School Club General Member Meeting this morning, parents voted to approve our annual operating budget of $187,005. Nearly 95% of the budget is used to pay for teacher and student supplies, workbooks, pencils, paper, software licenses, instruments, instructional kits, copier and printer costs, campus safety equipment, assemblies, student activities and more. These books, tools, programs and supplies are the basic tools our staff and students access in their classrooms. 

Our fantastic parents have donated almost $82,000 towards the H&SC through the One Community Campaign so far. Please be sure to donate to the H&SC and LGEF through One Community before the fall drive ends on October 1st. The first $350 of your donation goes to the Home & School Club. The rest of your donation goes to fund salaries for Blossom Hill teachers who lead our PE, Library, Art and Counseling programs. All of your donation goes directly to our school. And with your support, our community thrives. 

Melissa Crow
Blossom Hill Home & School Club President

IMPORTANT
DATES

September/October

  • 9/20 - 9/24 - Safe Routes to School - Walk and Roll to School Week**


  • 9/24 - 3rd Grade Bike Rodeo*

  • 9/28 - 4th Grade Bike Rodeo*



  • 10/4 - No School - Professional Development Day for Teachers
*Scroll down for more details on these events.
**See details above "From the Principal's Desk"
IMPORTANT SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 
408-335-2100

Attendance: 
408-335-2145

Office Hours: 
7:30 am - 4 pm

Thank you One Community LG Supporters!
One Community LG, on behalf of the Blossom Hill Home & School Club and LGEF, thanks the families who have donated to our One Community LG Campaign for the 2021-2022 school year. 
 
To date, Blossom Hill families have contributed $81,670 to the Blossom Hill Home & School Club - funding school supplies, the principal’s site fund, technology, STEAM programs and supplies, student enrichment, and community building events. Our families have also contributed $206,644.31 to LGEF - funding counselors as well as art, music, library and PE teachers at Blossom Hill.  47% of Blossom Hill families have already participated in the One Community LG Campaign. 

If you have not yet contributed, please consider contributing at any level before our campaign ends on October 1st.  All contributions are welcomed and appreciated as our goal is 100% parent participation.  You can pledge now if you wish to defer your contribution to a later date, or choose a monthly payment plan.  Also, many companies will match your contribution.  Double the Match lists companies that generously offer matching programs.  

To contribute, please visit One Community LG.  Thank you again for helping to continue our amazing programs and level of excellence at Blossom Hill.

Blossom Hill Donors to One Community LG
(as of September 21, 2021)
Alipour Family
Amirkhas Family
Anonymous (17)
Ardakani Family
Atout Family
Bakota Family
Baldueza Family
Barkhatov Family
Bertsch Family
Bettcher Family
Billingsley Family
Binkley Family
Blaine Family
Bluestone Family
Brahmankar/Deshmukh Family
Brown Family
Carlisle Family
Caruso Family
Cassidy Family
Cates Family
Chan Family
Chase Family
Chen Family
Chen Family
Chen/Li Family
Chintalapoodi Family
Choi Family
Crow Family
Culbert Family
Cummings Family
Davis Family
Decoin Family
Drabkin Family
Duke Family
Dunmire Family
Endweiss Family
Engelman Family
Eric & DeeDee Dunstan
Escobar Family
Fador Famiy
Fang Family
Farwell Family
Feichtmeir Family
Felice A. Miller
Fletcher Family
Frantz Family
Freed Family
Gang Li
Garcia Family
Goel Family
Goldenthal Family
Goldsmith Family
Gomez Family
Gregor Family
Hamsioglu Family
Hancir Family
Helwick Family
Hodjat Family
Howard Famiy
Hsu Family
Hu Family
Huang Family
Huo Family
Hutchinson Family
Ielceanu Family
Irene and Grant Wong
Isaac Family
Jacob Kok
Jayasinha Family
Jog Family
Kanungo Family
Khazaal Family
Khorshid/Wong Family
Kim & Cortez Family
Kim & Kwon Family
Kim Family
Kiselev Family
Koo Family
Kosior Family
Kumar Family
Kursawe Family
Kwong Family
Lal Family
Lee Family
Lee Family
Lenz Family
Liang Family
Liu Family
Liu Family
Liu/Chiu Family
Luo Family
Luren Family
Madduri Family
Malhotra Family
Margolis Family
Mayworm Family
Merz Family
Milivojevic Family
Mohan Family
Moodalbail Family
Mroczek Family
Muino Family
Murthy Family
Nagel-Mermel Family
Nevill Family
Newman/Wang Family
Nyland Family
Okuyucu Family
Orozco Family
Pandipati Family
Pang/Torres Family
Park Family
Parrinello Family
Peng Family
Ping Family
Poulsen Family
Quesada Family
Ross Family
Saban Family
Sagoo/Dhillon Family
Salzer-Swartz Family
Saunders Family
Schmidt Family
Scott & Libby Trevathan
Seeman Family
Shah Family
Shapiro Family
Shaqir Family
Smita & Haresh Kripalani
Sommerstad Family
Stefan Family
Stephens Family
Su Family
Suryadarmita Family
Tejada Family
Thompson Family
Thyen Family
Tiller Family
Tran & Nguyen Family
Tregoning Family
Tseng Family
Tucey Family
Tuuyen Tran
Wagadarikar Family
Wang Family
Wei Family
Wiersema Family
Willerer Family
Winoto Family
Wissolik Family
Wong Family
Wu Family
Xu Family
Xue Family
Yamini Ghadge
Yang Family
Yang Family
Yap Family
Yoo/Valentine Family
Yu/Zollinger Family
Zafar Family
Zeman Family
Zenteno Family
Zhang Family
Zhu Family
*Please note:  If you contributed to One Community LG directly through your employer, we have not received that information yet as there is a delay in their processing of up to 60 days.  If your name is not on our list of donors, please complete the Payroll Deduction Form so that we know to expect your contribution and can properly thank you.
Did you know that One Community LG, through the LGEF, funds our elementary library teachers, including Blossom Hill Elementary’s Amy Grespan?  Mrs. Grespan provides individualized reading suggestions to students and is also a great storyteller. Every classroom attends library once a week to listen to a story. Librarians inspire and encourage our student’s interest in children’s literature, nourishing a life-long love of reading. Our school libraries touch every child and are an essential part of the educational experience.  Ask your child to tell you about the story Mrs. Grespan read to them this week. To find out more about what your contributions to One Community LG will benefit, please visit onecommunitylg.org.
Mrs. Grespan takes advantage of outdoor spaces to read to enthralled fifth graders.
Borrow a Chromebook or a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Do you have a student who needs access to a Chromebook or W-Fi at home? LGUSD has a limited number of Chromebooks and Wi-Fi hotspots available to loan for students who would otherwise lack connected devices and/or broadband connections sufficient to fully engage in learning at home. We want to ensure access is available, especially if a student needs to quarantine at home. If you would like to request a Chromebook or Wi-Fi hotspot, please complete the loaner request form.
Fun Fridays are Back!
Fun Fridays are back! Sponsored by the Home & School Club, and supported by your One Community LG donations, Fun Fridays provides games, crafts, art and other activities for students during the lunch recess. We are currently looking for parents to staff Fun Fridays on select weeks between now and the Thanksgiving holiday. Please sign up for a specific week here. Please contact Amy Gregor at funvisors@blossomhill.org with any questions. 
Bike Rodeos for 3rd and 4th Grades
Los Gatos -Monte Sereno Safe Routes to School will be hosting Bike Rodeos at each school site at the end of September. Bike Rodeos teach students important safety skills on a bike including rules of the road, signaling, and how to wear a helmet properly. Blossom Hill will be hosting bike rodeos for third graders on Friday, September 24 and fourth graders on Tuesday, September 28. All third and fourth graders should bring their helmets and bikes to school on their designated day. For safety purposes, only students who have helmets will be permitted to ride their bikes in the activities. Students who do not have bikes will still be included in the Bike Rodeo. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or email president@blossomhill.org.
LG Working Moms LinkedIn Group
Calling all Blossom Hill moms! Connect with other professional women through the LG Working Moms LinkedIn Group. Contact Nika Esfahani, BH Home & School Club Secretary at secretary@blossomhill.org with any questions. 
Noon Duty Supervisors Needed
Are you looking for part time employment? Or do you know someone who is? Blossom Hill School is looking for individuals to work as Noon Duty Supervisors up to 4 days a week. This person will assist school staff in ensuring the safety and well-being of students during lunch time and mid day recess. People who are only available 2-3 days a week should also apply. More information can be found at Noon Duty Supervisors.
Crossing Guards Needed
The Town is looking to fill one permanent crossing guard position and also wants to hire a few people to be substitute guards to cover illness and planned vacations of regular crossing guards
Save the Date - Sign Up Parties are Back!
Bend & Brunch
Tuesday, October 12th
9:30 - 11:30am

Join us for an outdoor mat pilates/HIIT class with Yoga Source instructor, and Blossom Hill mom, Annie Zeid. Class will be followed by a light brunch. Details on sign ups to come.
No Cost Giving from AmazonSmile
No Cost Giving is easy! Visit smile.amazon.com, designate Blossom Hill Home & School Club as your charitable organization, and shop away! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Blossom Hill H&SC. Last quarter, Blossom Hill Home & School Club received $253.20. Thank you!
Time to Order Your 2021-2022 Yearbooks!
Big welcome back from the Blossom Hill Yearbook Committee! The Yearbook Committee relies on parents' help to supply photos of the students every year. Please upload the first day of school photos onto Treering. Our goal is to have every Blossom Hill student represented in the yearbook. 
To Purchase, Upload Photos & Customize Your Yearbook*:
*Must be a parent or student 13 years or older.



Yearbook Regular Price: $16.00

Note: The 2 Custom Pages are FREE.  
The pages are personalized by you and are printed ONLY in your book.
Los Gatos Union School District Parcel Tax
Measure B on November 2nd Ballot
Quality schools are at the heart of our town. For over 30 years Los Gatos and Monte Sereno students have relied on locally controlled funding. But the funding level has not increased in 20 years...and the current measure is about to expire. If not renewed, our schools will lose $2.7 million in funding each year requiring deep cuts, including layoffs of teaching staff.

Measure B will renew school funding at $335 per parcel, providing approximately $3.2 million in annual funding for local elementary and middle schools. Measure B would expire in 8 years. To learn more about Measure B and its impact, visit www.lgusd.org/renewalmeasure.
Don't Forget - Fridays are BH Spirit Days!
We invite all students (and staff) to show their Blossom Hill spirit by wearing the favorite BH Spirit Wear each Friday. Don't have any Spirit Wear? Please visit our online store, Rokkitwear, for a great selection. Limited t-shirts and sweatshirts, as well as BH masks, will be on sale at (We accept credit cards, Apple Pay, and cash.)
Blossom Hill Vision Statement 
(Abilities and skills we expect our students to acquire and take-out into the world) 
All students will have the necessary skills to become enthusiastic, life-long learners and productive, empathetic, respectful members of society. 
Blossom Hill Mission Statement 
(What we need to do as a school community to ensure this happens) 
The Blossom Hill School community takes pride in providing an enriched standards-based curriculum in a safe, nurturing environment. We strive to appreciate an awareness of students’ developmental needs to help them progress towards independence. 
Blossom Hill Elementary School
16400 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Lisa Reynolds, Principal | lreynolds@lgusd.org
Phone: 408-335-2100 | Fax: 408-356-0887
Attendance Line: 408-335-2145
Blossom Hill Home & School Club
Melissa Crow, President | president@blossomhill.org  
*The Beehive newsletter is approved by Principal Lisa Reynolds and the H&SC Board and is written exclusively to provide the Blossom Hill community with pertinent, weekly school information. Articles, information, calendars, etc. may not be duplicated or re-printed in any manner without the permission of the Home & School Club or the Blossom Hill school administration.

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