March 24, 2021
The Beehive
Issue 30

From the Principal's Desk 
Dear Blossom Hill Families,

Exciting news!  Our Home & School Club is hosting an Author’s Visit with Eric Kimmel next Wednesday, March 31st.   Thank you for your support to bring our children this inspiring learning opportunity. 

Great gratitude goes to Francine Shore for organizing this event over the past several years and to Amy Grespan for making library time a favorite time for students both in-person and via Zoom.  They are a dynamic duo when it comes to spreading enthusiasm and joy for reading.
In education together, 
Lisa Reynolds
Principal, Blossom Hill School
Phone: 408.335.2100


  • 3/24- LGUSD Equity Action Team Community Book Study, 5:30-6:30pm (online)*

  • 3/31 - Eric Kimmel Virtual Author's Fair (online)*

  • 3/31 - Willow Street and Main Street Burger Give Back Day*

  • 3/31 - One Community LG Campaign Deadline*

  • 4/2 - Deadline for submitting photos to the yearbook*

  • 4/5-4/9 - Spring Break (No School)

  • 4/16 - Deadline for Declaration of Residency Forms to be returned*
*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.
Residency Affidavit Forms to be Mailed to Families
on Friday, March 26th
It is time to let us know if your child will be returning to the District and to verify residency for the 2020/2021 school year. Parents/guardians must annually complete, sign, and submit a Declaration of Residency Form demonstrating compliance with the law (See California Education Code 48200 et seq.). In order to secure placement for your child for the 2021/2022 school year, the Declaration of Residency Form must be completed and returned on or before April 16, 2021.

Instructions for submitting the form:
  1. Fill in form.
  2. Sign and date back side of form.
  3. Scan both sides of form.
  4. Email both sides of form to: [email protected] - include student name in subject line.
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 and click on the Registration link for full instructions.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
Photos Needed for Blossom Hill Good News
Science Fair Photos
Did you participate in the Science Fair this year? We would love to see photos of you and your experiment or of you proudly wearing your Science Fair t-shirt. Please send your photos to Mrs. Sheehan at [email protected] to be included in the Wednesday morning announcements. 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.
Earth Day Photos
Earth Day is coming! Do you recycle your trash? Do you compost your food scraps? Do you turn the water off when you are brushing your teeth? We would love to see the pictures of what you do at home to help the Earth. If you would like your photos or drawings to be part of our Wednesday morning announcements, please send your pictures to Mrs. Sheehan at [email protected]. Please also include a caption for your photo. Don't forget to also upload your pictures to your yearbook account at Treering. Thank you for helping to spread the eco good news!
Attention Blossom Hill Families

We need your help! This has been a year unlike any other. It is important for our students to have special memories to look back on and to celebrate their strength and resiliancy. Please help us capture the highlights of this virtual year by submitting your photos to the yearbook using your Treering account. We would prefer photos without masks so we can see your children's beautiful faces. 

Photos can be taken outside of school or at home:  
  • Students wearing Blossom Hill shirts showing school spirit.
  • Students showing off their talents (posing next to their artwork and/or projects).
  • Students conducting science projects. 
  • Students participating in electives (PE, Art, Music, library etc.).  

How to submit:
If you need help uploading photos, please watch this video tutorial:
Note: This year, the 2 Custom Pages are FREE. The pages are personalized by you and are printed ONLY in your book. If you need help customizing your yearbook pages, please watch this video tutorial:
Jokes Needed for Blossom Hill Good News
Does your child have a funny (or punny) joke that he/she would like to share with the Blossom Hill community in the Wednesday morning announcements? If they do, please share your jokes with Mrs. Sheehan on her padlet:
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]  
*The Beehive newsletter is approved by Principal Lisa Reynolds and the H&SC Board and is written exclusively to provide the Blossom Hill community with pertinent, weekly school information. Articles, information, calendars, etc. may not be duplicated or re-printed in any manner without the permission of the Home & School Club or the Blossom Hill school administration.

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