Bollinger Canyon Elementary PTA
Oct. 5, 2020
Calendar

 
10/5-9Parent Teacher Conference Week 
10/7Restaurant Fundraiser: Panera  
10/7Reflections Artwork Due
10/8 &9School Pictures
12:00 - 4:30pm
10/10
Virtual Run for Ed - Bulldog Run
10/14
Bulldog Fund Meeting 6:30 pm
10/15PTA Meeting 2:00 pm
Site Council Meeting 3:00 pm
10/19Digital Citizenship Week
10/21Unity Day
Wear Orange
10/23- 30
Red Ribbon Week
Spirit Days
10/31Halloween
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.

 Order your customized yearbook today to get 
5% discount  
Enter code: 
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 Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 5-9, 2020

School Hours during 
Conference Week:
Kindergarten 8:00 to 10:30 am
Grades 1-5 8:00 to 11:00 am

See teacher emails/sign-ups
for video conference meeting times. 
 
Run for Education Spirit Week


For Run for Education
$25 per person

Run/Walk for
Bollinger Canyon Elementary
on Sat., Oct. 10th!
and other information to help cheer on 
Runners/Walkers

Questions? contact Marta Wicke martawicke@gmail.com .
Restaurant Fundraiser Wendesday

Restaurant Fundraiser!
Wednesday, Oct. 7

Panera
3121 Crow Canyon Pl, San Ramon

Or Type PRFUND 
when ordering online at check-out

Try Panera's Famous Mac N Cheese, soups, sandwiches or bakery specialty items while helping Bollinger Canyon Elementary PTA!

No contact DRIVE THRU PICK-UP Available 
School Picture Days 
Thursday & Friday
School Picture Days

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.

Last Name A-M
October 8, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm 

Last Name N-Z

October 9, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm 

Click here to sign-up for you spot. 
   
and enter Picture Day ID: EVT9TFC3R.  
 
Reflections Art Due
 on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020
Reflections Art Contest:
Reminder: 
Artwork must be submitted by 10/7
Virtual Town Hall
PTA sponsored a
Town Hall Meeting
with John Malloy, Superintendent

Watch video to get 
parent info. & update on school reopening
PTA Volunteer Opportunities 
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Parents working with Teachers
make outstanding schools!

Interested in helping 
or leading something in the PTA?

We could use someone with your skills!
   
Please contact Pam Ferrill at bcpta1@gmail.com


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.

Bulldog Fund
The Bulldog Fund board oversees the fundraising and works with the administration and teachers to determine how the money raised will be allocated.

The following positions are needed to help run 
the Bulldog Fund: 

Secretary
Run for Education Chair

If you are available to help, 
please contact Marta Wicke via email
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
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