Bollinger Canyon Elementary PTA
Sept. 28, 2020
Calendar

 
9/29Town Hall with Superintendent
10/2No School
Teacher Work Day
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
Guide to Remote Learning

Tech Support 
for parents!
 Click here for technology support for all issues related to remote learning.
Register to Volunteer 
To volunteer
in the virtual classroom, 
or to help at PTA virtual events 
you must register here.
Reflections
Reflections Art Contest:
Reminder: 
Artwork must be submitted by 10/7
All Students Should Register
Registration closes on Oct. 1st

Click here to register your child with the school  
so you can participate in school directory, sign waivers for PTA sponsored school functions, donations to school, purchase spirit wear, yearbook info,  etc.
 
Virtual Town Hall
Superintendent's 
Town Hall Meeting
with John Malloy

Tuesday, September 29
at 7:00 - 8:00pm

The San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs and the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation are pleased to be partnering to sponsor Town Hall events with Superintendent Malloy. These Town Hall meetings are being conducted by High School feeder areas and are live streamed on the SRVUSD YouTube Channel. Dr. Malloy will be taking questions in real time.  
No School Oct. 2

No School Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 
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 is 
with video submissions 
due by October 19. 

The Culture in the Community Celebration video submissions will be posted on November 13th.
 

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."

 
Next Week: Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences 
Oct. 5-9, 2020

See your teacher's email for details on signing-up your conference time. 
 
Next Week School Picture Days
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.  
 
Run for Education goes Virtual

Let's Get Movin!
Run for Education goes Virtual

Register for the Virtual Run for Education to help Bollinger Canyon Elementary.

Click Here to Register Today!
* 10K & 5K

Virtual Run for Bollinger Oct. 10th!
Details to come.

Want to help with organizing the virtual run for our kids, contact Marta Wicke martawicke@gmail.com if you are available to inspire families as they run for Education.
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


Bollinger Canyon Scouting
Is your girl missing her school friends? 

Is she craving social connections?

Girl Scouts can help with that!
 

Right now, we are hearing from parents that their girls are missing out on social development, interactions outside the classroom, 
and being able to choose their activities.

In Girl Scouts, your girl will have the opportunity to meet with friends from school, develop sisterhood and friendship, and have fun in a non-classroom setting.
 Come along to a virtual Girl Scout party, where your girl can play, socialize and experience a taste of Girl Scouts, and adults can learn what all the fuss is about!
Let us know you're interested and we'll reach out with more information! https://forms.gle/hVfAAaKUk94dXMiJ9

 
Pack 882 
is a family run Pack that is associated 
with Bollinger Canyon Elementary School. 

We are adapting to the virtual environment we find ourselves in 2020,  trying not to overwhelm Cub Scouts or their parents with more video meetings. We are planning some interesting events in a socially distanced way once the air quality improves. Please join us Oct. 7, 7pm to get more information on our Pack at our Information Night.  For call in details and info, please contact Cubmaster Mick Hurrey, mhurrey12@gmail.com
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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