Bollinger Canyon Elementary PTA
Oct. 11, 2020
Calendar

 
10/14
Bulldog Fund Meeting 
6:30 pm

10/15PTA Meeting
2:00 pm

10/15Site Council Meeting
3:00 pm

10/19Digital Citizenship Week

10/21Unity Day
Wear Orange

10/23 & 26
Red Ribbon Week Drive Thru
Pick-up

10/23- 30
Red Ribbon Week
Spirit Days

10/31Halloween
11/2No School
11/2-8Dos Coyotes
Fundraiser
11/6Make up School Pictures Day

11/11Veterans Day
No School

11/23Thanksgiving Break
No School
Register to Volunteer 
To volunteer
in the virtual classroom, 
or to help at PTA virtual events 
you must register here.
Guide to Remote Learning

Tech Support 
for parents!
 Click here for technology support for all issues related to remote learning.
Bulldog Fund Meeting
The Bulldog Fund board oversees the fundraising and works with the administration and teachers to determine how the money raised will be allocated.

Bulldog Fund Meeting 
Wed., Oct. 14, 2020 
at 6:30 PM 

Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you are available to help, 
please contact Marta Wicke via email
PTA Meeting
Join us for 
PTA Associates Meeting
Thurs. Oct. 15 at 2:00 pm

After registering,
you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the meeting.
   

Thank you to the more than 40 families 
that supported Run for Education this year and the many families that helped decorate the Bulldog Route, especially the
Wickes, Paos, Connellys, Lieses, Nijjars, Hongs, Esquivias, Goldsmiths, and Beans.  
 
It was wonderful to see the community come together to help our school while staying safe!
Order School Yearbook!

 Order your School yearbook 
by Oct. 31st and get 5% discount  
Enter School code: 
1015982719533452

Need your Help! 
Upload Photos of Your Student
Nothing is more exciting for a child then to see their photos in a yearbook. 
Helps us make this a exciting yearbook by uploading your student's photos from spirit weeks, Halloween, Red Ribbon Week, etc.!

New this year!  Custom Pages!
Each yearbook includes two Custom Pages for FREE.  
These pages are printed ONLY in your student's book. 
You can answer fun memory questions to help remember the year.
Additional 2 pages customized pages can be added for just $0.99 per book.

Make up School Picture Day
Make Up School Picture Day
Nov. 6, 2020

Life Touch photographers will be coming to Bollinger Canyon Elementary to take photos of students in a safe and social distance way.  We are asking families to sign up for time slots to ensure the lines move safely and quickly.

Make up   
and enter Picture Day ID: EVT9TFC3R.  
 
Virtual Town Hall
PTA sponsored a
Town Hall Meeting
with John Malloy, Superintendent

Watch video to get 
parent info. & update on school reopening
Culture in the Community Celebration
2020 Culture in the Community Celebration through City of San Ramon
Culture of Community
The Culture in the Community Celebration is going virtual this year, and we want you to be a part of it! We are looking for video submissions from solo and group performers, restaurants/home cooks, families, and community members to showcase the different cultures in our community and around the world. We want you to submit a video highlighting your culture. Here are some video suggestions:
  • Cultural Dance
  • Cultural Music
  • Reading or telling a cultural story or poetry
  • Talking about your experience in your culture or an immigration story
  • Showing cultural artifacts (clothes, food, toys, games, etc.)
  • Telling fun facts about your culture
  • Cooking demonstration or explaining the different foods or ingredients that are important to your culture
  • Anything else. Be creative!
To submit a video please review the video guidelines and complete an application.
The application deadline was October 1 with video submissions due by October 19. 

Watch Culture in the Community Celebration video submissions 

We hope you will join the Culture in the Community Celebration this year, and we look forward to seeing your videos!
Questions? Contact Adam Chow at achow@sanramon.ca.gov."

 
Spirit Gear | Store
Purchase Any Spirit Gear/Signs at Online Store: Limited Supplies Available.

Gear is distributed with Classroom Supply Pick-ups.
Questions? Contact Philina Abbott philinab@gmail.com.

Free Meal Plan
SRVUSD Child Nutrition Program Update

The Free for All Student Meal program, sponsored by the USDA, is in effect until December 31, 2020. In addition to this program, USDA is also sponsoring the Farmers to Families Food Box Program that helps farmers distribute their surplus food products to families in need nationwide. Please note that the number of food boxes we receive depends on our supplier and is not something the Child Nutrition Department controls. Food boxes are distributed one day a week and are available on a first come, first served basis only. We hope that our families most in need will be able to take advantage of receiving these and encourage these families to arrive early on Wednesdays to one of our 8 distribution sites. While we do not discourage anyone, please only take the food boxes if you need them. We have enough for those that are truly in need. We do not have the same limitations with the Breakfast and Lunch Meals and therefore can provide student meals to all children 18 and under. 

Due to safety concerns, families are asked to remain in their vehicles and in line when picking up food. Staff members will assist families in order. For complete information, please visit the Child Nutrition website and FAQs.

Breakfast/Lunch Meals
  • Any parent with children 18 years old and under can pick up a breakfast & lunch meal at our designated meal locations for free. Parents do not have to pre-order. 
  • Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian options will be available
  • Meals will be distributed on Monday (2 breakfasts and 2 lunches) and Wednesday (3 breakfasts and 3 lunches) at the current 8 locations
  • Serving times: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. 
  • Parents unable to pick up student meals should contact Child Nutrition at 925-824-1808 or srvusdeats@srvusd.net to make other arrangements.
  • Child Nutrition Services will ensure families with children in need receive meals. 
 
USDA Food Boxes
  • USDA Food Boxes will be available at 8 school locations every Wednesday. 
    • The Child Nutrition Department does not control how many boxes will be available weekly nor does it have control over what is inside the produce boxes. 
    • There is no charge for the food boxes.
    • The Child Nutrition Department is unable to take reservations of produce boxes; please arrive early if your family would like or needs a produce box
SRVUSD Social workers are available to help families in need. Food insecurity should not occur, and families should not suffer silently. Social services resources can be found here. Please contact your school's support counselor for more assistance.
PTA Votes
Election Voter Deadlines
Voter Registration: Oct. 19
Request Mail-in Ballot: Oct. 27
Election: Nov. 3


See PTA State and National webpages
 for information on ballot measures that impacts our schools.


The Bollinger Bulldog produced by Bollinger Canyon Elementary PTA in the effort to keep the parent and teacher community informed of upcoming events at the school, in the district and in the community. All newsletter submissions must be sent to
Bcpta1@gmail.com and approved before they can be put into the newsletter. If you have questions, you can contact the Bollinger Bulldog Editor at bcpta1@gmail.com