February 24, 2021
The Beehive
Issue 26

From the Principal's Desk 
Dear Blossom Hill Families, 

It is hard to believe it is the last week of February! Here are some important reminders: 

Roomers~Students Participating In-Person 
Thank you to all Roomer Cohort A families who brought their “golden ticket” Travel Quarantine Roomer Agreement to school on Monday morning. For Roomer Cohort B students, please remember to have your child bring this completed form tomorrow, Thursday, February 25. Roomer Parents... we need your help! PLEASE complete your online Health Symptom Checker by 8:00 A.M. on the days your child(ren) participate in-person. This is a requirement by our District and County to ensure the safety of all. 
On-Ramp Opportunity #1 Begins March 15
All full-time Zoomer families will receive correspondence from your child’s teacher by 3:00 P.M. today regarding On-Ramp #1 which will begin the week of March 15. Please complete the Google Form Opt-In by Monday, March 1. On Monday, March 8, ALL families (Zoomers & Roomers) will receive correspondence from your child(ren)’s teacher(s) regarding the On-Ramp #1 which will be beginning March 15. For families who are already participating as a Roomer (in-person learning twice a week), Cohort placements will remain the same. On-Ramp #2 will begin on April 19th. 

Covid Testing for On-Ramp Students
Covid testing is available for students who will be “On-Ramping” beginning the week of March 15th. ALL testing will take place at Fisher Middle School in the gym breezeway. Be sure to register before arrival if it is your child’s first COVID test. After registering once, you do not need to re-register. Please mark your calendars now! If your child is already participating as a Roomer twice a week, Covid testing dates will be shared soon. Thank you for your patience.
Conference week is March 1- 5. You are strongly encouraged to sign-up for this virtual meeting to discuss your child’s successes and areas for growth. There will be no 2:00-2:30 P.M. connection during this week due to conferences. Specialist classes will continue as usual. Report cards will go home by March 5th.

Attention 5th Grade Families~
A Message from Fisher Middle School Principal, Mrs. Mary Lonhart
Please save the date... 
5th grade Parent Fisher Math Informational Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, March 3, 2021@ 5:00 P.M.
Be on the look-out for an email by March 1st, with extensive details about the process, FAQs, the Zoom meeting link and more!  

Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week!

Most sincerely, 
Lisa Reynolds
Principal, Blossom Hill School
Phone: 408.335.2100


  • Ongoing - New Student Registration*

  • 2/24 - School Site Council (SSC) meeting, 2:45-3:45pm (online)

  • 2/24- Community Book Study - The New Jim Crow, 5:30-6:30pm (online)*

  • 2/24 - Science Fair "Tech Trouble Shooting for Parents" meeting, 7:30pm (online)*

  • 2/25 - LGUSD Regular Board Meeting, 4-6:30pm (online)

  • 3/1 - 3/5 - Conference Week (Note that there is no 2-2:30pm connection for students this week.)

  • 3/3- Make Up Picture Day, 11am-1pm*

  • 3/3 - 5th Grade Parent Fisher Math Informational Zoom Meeting, 5pm*
*Scroll down for more details on these events.
**See details above "From the Principal's Desk"


Office Hours: 
7:30 am - 4 pm

Blossom Hill Good News
Need some good news? Each week, check out the Wednesday morning announcements (found in your child's Google Classroom). Enjoy Mrs. Adams' special Blossom Hill song, fifth-graders leading the Pledge and telling the "buzz" at Blossom Hill, important messages from Mrs. Reynolds, and funny jokes from our friends. The Blossom Hill Good News will put a smile on your face.
Celebrating Our "Star Staff"
Spring 2021 Conference Week is almost here and the Home & School Club “Bee-lieve Brigade” is continuing our long-standing tradition of hosting daily lunches for Blossom Hill teachers and staff during conference week. You can show support for our “Star Staff” by making cash donations for catering and other expenses at Staff Appreciation Donations.
Please contact Kristin Hutchinson if you have any questions at [email protected]. Thank you for showing our amazing teachers and staff how much we appreciate them! 
Please contact Kristin Hutchinson if you have any questions at [email protected]. Thank you for showing our amazing teachers and staff how much we appreciate them! 
Important Science Fair Dates
Visit the Science Fair website to learn more about the Virtual Science Fair and accompanying events. Key dates include:

February 24 - "Tech Trouble Shooting for Parents" meeting at 7:30pm answering all technology questions for uploading projects and videos. Zoom link will be sent that week.

March 1-5 - Project slides and videos are due for upload.

March 11 and 12 - Virtual Science Fair website is live for participants.

March 12 at 6 pm - Virtual Science Night "Extreme Science" show for all Blossom Hill families
New Student Registration 2021-2022
Spread the Word!
Student registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open online for grades TK-5. Please go to lgusd.org and click on the Registration link for full instructions.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
Attention 5th Grade Families!
Please save the date...
5th Grade Parent Fisher Informational Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, March 3rd at 5pm
Be on the look out for an email by March 1st with extensive details about the process, FAQs, the Zoom meeting link, and more!
Kudos Korner - Picture Day
On February 10th we finally held our Picture Day on campus. The third time was a charm! Thank you to all of the families who came to school for their pictures. It was so wonderful to see everyone. The day went very smoothly thanks to our parent volunteers who were there taking temperatures, directing students in and out of the gates, and handing out the Home & School Club gift to students. (If you didn't get your gift, you will be getting it at one of your next materials pick up days.) Big thank yous to Ellen Feichtmeir, Melissa Crow, Susan Carter Anderson, Kerry Newlin, Irene Guilbaud-Haaima, Tova Davis, Julie Reynolds, Brenda Chiu, Jean Choi, Jennifer Shapiro, and Malea Mordaunt.
Make Up Picture Day - March 3rd
If you were unable to attend Picture Day, the photographers will be on campus on Wednesday, March 3rd from 11am to 1pm for make up Picture Day. If you would like your pictures retaken, you may also do during this time. If you've placed an order already, but would like your photos retaken, please bring your photos with you to return to the photographer. If you did not place an order and would like to retake the photos, you do not need to bring anything. You do not need an appointment. Just wear your mask and check in at the office.
Photos Needed for Blossom Hill Good News
Back to Campus Photos
Are you a Roomer? Please send pictures from the past two weeks of your child's "first" day of school to Mrs. Sheehan at [email protected]. Don't forget to also upload your pictures to your yearbook account at Treering. We are in need of many more pictures for the yearbook.
February Break Photos
Did you do something super fun over the February break? Maybe you baked cupcakes on Valentine's Day with our class with Cucina Bambini or worked on your Science Fair project. If you would like your fun activity to be part of our Wednesday morning announcements, please send your pictures to Mrs. Sheehan at [email protected]. Don't forget to also upload your pictures to your yearbook account at Treering. Thank you for helping to spread the good news!
Chipotle Give Back Night - A Great Success!
Thank you to all of our Blossom Hill families who supported our Chipotle Give Back Night on February 10th. Chipotle very generously gives back 33% of all of our sales from our supporters that evening, earning the Home & School Club $363.05.
Thank You for the Valentines for the Terraces
Thank you to all the students who created so many (close to 100) Valentine's messages that sent our love to our friends at the Terraces. We are so proud of students embracing our "Service Above Self" component of our Strategic Plan. The Valentine's messages were greatly appreciated by the residents of the Terraces. Great work being bucket fillers, Honeybees!
Valentine's Day Baking Class

Thank you to the wonderful bakers who joined us on Valentine's Day for our cupcake baking class with Cucina Bambini. Our families had a fun time baking together and of course eating their chocolate cupcake with a buttercream frosting creations. All of our Honeybees cupcakes were beautifully decorated to celebrate Valentine's Day.
LGS Recreation Summer Opportunities
Check out the Summer Fun Academy programs (starting on page 4). The Summer Fun Academy is a small cohort, 3-week course of academic programs presented in a fun format along with a mix of athletic classes. It will be offered twice during the summer in mid-June and again in early July as a means to keep youth academically engaged while still providing the fun they’ve come to expect from LGS Recreation. Check out all of LGS Recreation's Summer Recreation Guide. There are many opportunities available for all ages across many different areas of interest.
Community Book Study
LGUSD is inviting the community to join in the conversation about equity, inclusion and race led by our Equity Action Team and Epoch Education. We are reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. Pick up a copy of the book and get reading. We look forward to learning together.

All meetings will be from 5:30-6:30pm.
December 16, 2021 – Preface and Introduction
January 6, 2021 – Chapter 1: The Rebirth of Caste
January 20, 2021 - Chapter 2: The Lockdown
February 3, 2021 – Chapter 3: The Color of Justice
February 24, 2021 –
Chapter 4: The Cruel Hand
March 10, 2021 – Chapter 5: The New Jim Crow
March 24, 2021 – Chapter 6: The Fire This Time
Blossom Hill Masks for Sale

Need more masks for returning to in person instruction? We've got you covered. Please be sure to write your child's name and classroom number on the label inside the mask, as all masks do look alike. Let's all "bee" safe and "bee" healthy.
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 | [email protected]
Phone: 408-335-2100 | Fax: 408-356-0887 | Attendance Line: 408-335-2145
Blossom Hill Home & School Club
Jennifer Shapiro, President | [email protected]  
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