March 2, 2022
The Beehive
Issue 27

From The Principal's Desk 
Dear Blossom Hill Families:

We are grateful and excited about the upcoming landscaping and solar projects scheduled to take place at Blossom Hill this spring and summer. 
These projects are directly aligned to our district’s Strategic Plan Objective #6 concerning Sustainable Finance & Infrastructure.

In education together,
Lisa Reynolds
Principal, Blossom Hill Elementary
Phone: 408.335.2100



  • 3/7-3/11 - Conference Week - Minimum Days

  • 3/8 - 5th Grade Parent Math Night Meeting, 6-7pm (Zoom)*

  • 3/9 - 5th Grade Science Fair Projects Due

  • 3/16 - K-4th Grade Science Fair Projects Due

  • 3/17 - Community Playfields Input Session during School Site Council Meeting, 3pm (Zoom)*

  • 3/18 - Family Science Night, 4-7pm (MPR)

  • 3/23 - Community Playfields Input Session during H&SC Member Meeting, 8:30am (Zoom)*
*Scroll down for more details on these events.
**See details above "From the Principal's Desk"


Office Hours: 
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

If you ordered a yard sign, they may be picked up from the front office during office hours.
Problem of the Month Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 
February Problem of the Month:

Grades TK/K-1 - Logan S. in Mrs. Payne's class
Grades 2-3 - Temple A. in Mrs. Isaacs/Mrs. Hsia's class
Grades 4-5 - Ben S. in Mrs. O'Donnell's class
(All winners will receive a $10 gift certificate to Amazon!)

Way to be great problem solvers Honeybees! For the March Problem of Month, check your Google Classroom or check with your teacher.

Blossom Hill's Problem of the Month is made possible by parent contributions to One Community LG.
Pottery Helpers Needed!
If you look around your house, we bet you’ll spy something your child created in Blossom Hill’s clay class. It may be a pinch pot, pumpkin, snowman, animal, or tiki cup and on the surface, it's a piece of pottery. However, beyond what is seen with the eyes is the process each child went through to create a piece of pottery. For a 2nd grader, she sat still and listened to the instructions. Then she imagined how she could make a pinch pot into a cat. She used her hands to translate her ideas into a tangible object. The clay can be challenging to shape so she had to persevere despite frustrations borne of little hands, still-developing fine motor skills, and cold clay. The pinch pot cat she had visualized turned out flatter than she had imagined. No longer a pinch pot cat, she stared at her clay and willed herself to see a new animal. She pivoted and problem-solved. Perhaps a turtle? She had never even drawn a turtle before but she took a risk and experimented in a place where it was safe and encouraged. After seeing her shiny turquoise and yellow spotted turtle beautifully glazed, she thought to herself, "I did it!"

The pride the students feel after creating pottery that is uniquely them confirms that it's so much more than just a piece of clay. If you would like to be in your child’s class the next time the students are imagining, problem solving, experimenting, and creating, we invite you to volunteer by signing up here.  If you haven't submitted your TB test/risk assessment and proof of COVID vaccination yet, please submit your application here in advance of volunteering.

Projects take two sessions of approximately one hour each – one for forming (creating) and one for glazing (painting). We’re asking for 1-2 hours of your time and no prior experience is needed. Classes start this Friday, March 4. Class dates by grade level are:
  • Kindergarten: March 14, April 4
  • 1st Grade: March 15
  • 2nd Grade: Two projects finished; no classes scheduled at this time.
  • 3rd Grade: March 24, April 21 & 22
  • 4th Grade: March 4, April 8
  • 5th Grade: March 21, April 25

Our goal this year is to provide every Blossom Hill student the opportunity to create two pieces of clay art. Run by parent volunteers, the success of this program is wholly dependent on having parent volunteers from every class. Even if your child’s class has enough volunteers, your help would be welcome and appreciated for other classes. Join us as we help foster each child’s creativity and develop key life skills through art. Email if you have any questions. We hope to see you in clay class soon! 

Blossom Hill's Pottery Program is made possible by parent contributions to One Community LG.
Join the H&SC Board - Co-Treasurer Needed!
Are you highly organized with a background in accounting or finance? We want you to join the Home and School Club Board as a Co-Treasurer! This role takes an average of 2-5 hours per week with increased hours during year-end, special events and spring budgeting cycle. 

Snippets of Co-Treasurer role:
  • Daily - issue checks, make bank deposits, record transactions in QuickBooks, support committee chairs and school staff.
  • Monthly - perform month-end close activities, generate financial statements and present at monthly board meetings.
  • Annually - create and present annual budget, complete federal and state regulatory filings.

If you would like to learn more about this role, please email current Co-Treasurers Widya Junus or Jean Choi at
Mileage Club Helpers Needed!

Mileage Club is off and running! Check out these incredible stats from our students:

  • More than 82% of 1st through 5th graders have run at least one lap.
  • Together, our students have logged 1,737 miles since we started Mileage Club last month, averaging average about 115 miles a day. 
  • Congratulations to Mrs. Payne, Ms. Higgins, and Mrs. Isaacs/Mrs.Hsia’s classes who have had 100% participation.  Every student in those classes has run at least one lap.
  • Congratulations to the First Grade who has the highest participation rate so far.
  • Congratulations to Mrs. O’Donnell, Mr. Bolin, Ms. Valentine, Mrs. Weatherson, Ms. Higgins, Mrs. Bertucelli and Mrs. Payne’s classes for collectively running over 100 miles each!

We encourage students to come out for a special “Read Across America” celebration this Thursday, March 3rd.  Students who run two laps will receive a special book token.

Mileage Club will take a break between 3/7-3/16 for Conference Week and 5th Grade Science Camp. Mileage Club will kick off again on March 17th with a special St. Patrick’s Day charm and will also have special atom charms on March 18th to celebrate the Science Fair. 

In order to run Mileage Club, parent volunteers are needed to scan Mileage Club cards for runners and to give students the tokens they earn. Helpers are needed all school days, except Wednesdays, from 11:45am - 1pm. Click below to sign up for one shift or multiple shifts.

Blossom Hill's Mileage Club is made possible by parent contributions to One Community LG.
Fun Fridays Needs Your Help!
Fun Fridays is still looking for more family involvement! Fun Fridays cannot run without parent volunteers.

During lunch on Fridays, parent volunteers set up, manage, and put away yard games and sometimes a craft activities from 11:15am to 1:00pm. 

Please sign up here to volunteer if you can. You can volunteer for just one Friday or as frequently as you would like. (Please ensure your volunteer requirements are up-to-date by completing the forms here.)

Blossom Hill's Fun Fridays is made possible by parent contributions to One Community LG.
The Hive is Back!
The Hive is Blossom Hill’s spring fundraiser and social event for parents. Please save the date for the evening of Saturday, April 30th at the Toll House Hotel in downtown Los Gatos in their beautiful outdoor courtyard. Tickets will go on sale after the February break.

The Hive committee is looking for donations for the auction such as vacation homes, sports or concert tickets, unique experiences, etc. If you have any access or connections for possible donations please contact us at

The Hive is a fun opportunity for parents to get together to socialize and meet new friends, while building and strengthening our amazing school community. We hope to see you there!

The Hive Committee
A Message from Fisher Middle School
to 5th Grade Families
New LGS Recreation Offerings
LGS Recreation Summer 2022 registration is now live! For more information about our summer programs, please visit or call 408.354.8700. For a digital version of our Summer 2022 guide, please click this link.
LGS Recreation Clubhouse is offering an International February Break Camp. Come enjoy specialty celebrations and fun international games. In addition, students will have plenty of time for fun outdoors activities. To register, follow this link.
Community Sponsor Spotlight
The Blossom Hill Home & School Club is proud to welcome our newest sponsor at the Bee-liever sponsorship level, VBO Tickets. VBO Tickets partners with performing arts, academic institutions, museums, attractions, and other organizations to grow their business. They help you succeed with our all-in-one event ticketing software. For more information, please go to
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 |
Phone: 408-335-2100 | Fax: 408-356-0887
Attendance Line: 408-335-2145
Blossom Hill Home & School Club
Melissa Crow, President |  
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