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September 21, 2022

The Beehive

Issue 7

2022-2023

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 toward independence.

From the Principal's Desk


Dear Blossom Hill Families:

 

We need your leadership and partnership to keep our precious children safe! 

 

Parking lot safety continues to be a most urgent concern. The BH staff and I are fully committed to supervising the parking lots before and after school, but we can’t do it alone.  We respectfully ask for you to provide leadership and do your part by following the guidelines below.  When you lead by example, you enable both our students and other adults to see and make wise choices which helps keep all members of our learning community safe.  Please review the guidelines below and discuss them as a family.  Thank you.

 

In safety & education together,


Lisa


Lisa Reynolds

Principal, Blossom Hill School

Phone: 408.335.2100

lreynolds@lgusd.org

IMPORTANT SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

Office: 

408-335-2100


Attendance: 

408-335-2145


Office Hours: 

7:30 am - 3:30 pm


Office Staff:

Julie Sheehan 

jsheehan@lgusd.org

Marissa Rodriguez

 marodriguez@lgusd.org

Upcoming Events


  • 9/20 -23 - 5th Grade Science Camp
  • 9/21 - Copier Training for volunteers, 11:45 am, Blossom Hill workroom 
  • 9/21 - Copier Training for volunteers, 8:20 am, Blossom Hill workroom 
  • 9/23 - Third Grade Bike Rodeo* (Safe Routes to School), Blossom Hill Playground
  • 9/26 - Rosh Hashana, Shir Hadash parking unavailable
  • 9/28 - BMX Bike Rodeo Assembly (Safe Routes to School)
  • 9/28 - Home & School Club General Member Meeting, Zoom, 8:30am
  • 9/29 - Project Cornerstone Readers Meeting, Blossom Hill MPR, 8:20 am
  • 9/29 - School Site Council, Blossom Hill MPR
  • 9/29 - Math Night* Blossom Hill MPR, 6-8pm
  • 10/3 - No School (Professional Development Day)
  • 10/4 - 10/7 - Walk/Bike to School Week
  • 10/5 - Yom Kippur, Shir Hadash parking unavailable
  • 10/6 - Honeybee Power Kicks Off!
  • 10/6 - One Community LG STEAM Night,* Blossom Hill School, 5-7pm
  • 10/7 - Picture Day, Blossom Hill School
  • 10/13 - Mileage Club Kicks Off!
  • 10/14 - Harvest Festival/Movie Night*, Blossom Hill Playground
  • 10/22 - "Spooktakular Soiree" Hive Party*, 7-10pm
  • 10/24 - 10/28 - Red Ribbon Week
  • 10/27 - School Site Council, Blossom Hill MPR
  • 10/31 - Halloween Parade, Blossom Hill School
  • 11/1 - No School, Professional Development Day
  • 11/3 - Project Cornerstone Readers Meeting, Blossom Hill MPR, 8:20 am 
  • 11/11 - No School, Veterans Day
  • 11/14 - 11/18 -Minimum Days, Conference Week, Staff Appreciation Lunches, Warm Coat Drive
  • 11/21 - 11/25 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/30 - Make Up Picture Day


*Scroll down for more information on these events

QUICK LINKS

BH Events Calendar


BH Parent Companion


One Community LG


Lunch & Snack Menu


ParentSquare


Power School Portal


LGUSD Volunteer Application

Chromebook & Wi-Fi Loaner Request Form


Yearbook Orders (TreeRing)


Rokkitwear (BH Spirit Wear)

Walk, Bike, Scoot, or Carpool to School!


Safe Routes to School and the Honeybee Power Programs are back! Students who walk, bike, Scoot, or Carpool to school October 4-7 can enter to win prizes by scanning their Honeybee Power cards at entry gates along Blossom Hill and Cherry Blossom road before school. Parents are needed to help track students on Thursday, October 6 before school. We are also looking for Fisher Middle School Students to help scan students on Monday mornings throughout the year for our Honeybee Power program. Data collected through these programs help the local Safe Routes to School Chapter work with the town and police department in allocating resources for student safety. 


Parents Sign Up Here

Fisher Students Sign Up Here

Honeybee Power FAQs


What is the Honeybee Power Program? Each Monday, students who walk, bike, Scooter, or carpool to school can scan their "Honeybee Power" cards and be entered into weekly drawings for special prizes and school spirit gear.  This program aims to reduce traffic congestion an provides a healthier environment for our school. We are also able to share information collected with partner organizations at the town and in law enforcement so they can allocate safety resources around campus. 


What does my student need to participate? All Blossom Hill students will receive a  card with a unique QR code in their classroom.  The card is durable and should be used for the duration of the student's time at Blossom Hill.  Replacement cards can be purchased for $3 through the Home & School Club.  The card should be attached to the student's backpack to make scanning easy for everyone. 


What makes up a carpool? A carpool includes students from two or more families traveling in the same car.  Families with three or more students traveling in the same car are also considered carpoolers.


What is considered walking?  Families who live close to campus can walk to school easily.  However, families who live driving distance from campus are considered walkers if they park at Shir Hadash or Blossom Hill Park and walk their children to campus.  This reduces the traffic in our drive aisles and helps reduce the back up of cars onto Blossom Hill Road and Cherry Blossom Road. Please do not park at the Presbyterian Church. Please do not cross the street in undesignated areas without a crosswalk.  Crossing without a crosswalk puts you, your student and other members of the community in an unsafe situation. 


Where can my child get their card scanned on Mondays? Students can be scanned at the MPR, Front Office, Cherry Blossom, and Kindergarten entry gates. Five volunteers are needed to help scan student cards at these entry gates each week.  Please sign up here to help support this program. (If there is not a scanner at your usual gate, we were short of volunteers. Please sign up to help scan the following week.) Fisher students can also sign up to scan and have their time counted toward Fisher's community service program.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Coral Soto, Honeybee Power Coordinator at saferoutes@blosomhill.org. This program is proudly brought to you through the Blossom Hill Home & School Club's Partnership with Safe Routes to School Los Gatos-Monte Sereno and is supported in part by your donations to One Community Los Gatos. 

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Thank you to our Home & School Club Community Sponsor of the Week!

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

Kristin Hutchinson, President | president@blossomhill.org  

hsc.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.

Submissions can be made to The Beehive editor, Melissa Crow,

at beehive@blossomhill.org.


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