February 2, 2022
The Beehive
Issue 24

2021-2022
From The Principal's Desk 
Dear Blossom Hill Families:

We are continuing to spread joy through artistic expression with our latest collaborative installation in the office created by our students under the guidance of Mrs. Anderson, our district art teacher. This spectacular piece is comprised of Folk Art Flowers created by each child at Blossom Hill. The lesson involved in this creative activity included learning about Folk Art, as well as how to use and care for tools of the trade when painting. Please ask your child(ren) to tell you about their flower and their process of choosing shapes and colors to make their unique flower.
 
We are extremely fortunate to have Ms. Anderson as our district art teacher and to share in her passion for teaching, along with her endless talents and expertise.
 
Providing a strong visual arts program is part of our Strategic Plan ~ Objective #4 Academic Excellence/Curriculum & Instruction. Elementary students will have increased opportunities for creation of art in a “studio-based” art program with credentialed art teachers.   Our students are so fortunate to have more time and projects this year directly with Mrs. Anderson. The funding for this position is only made possible by you and your donations to the One Community LG Campaign.
 
The students, staff, and I deeply appreciate your ongoing support and the opportunity to celebrate the happiness that comes from expressing creativity, building cultural awareness, practicing and refining motor skills, and strengthening decision making skills.

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

IMPORTANT
DATES

February


  • 2/2 - Willow Street and Main Street Burger Give Back Day*

  • 2/2 - Wellness Committee Meeting, 8:30am (District Office)*

  • 2/2 - New Homework Policy Draft Presentation, 7pm*

  • 2/9 - Golfland Give Back Day*

  • 2/9 - Crossing Guard Appreciation Day*

  • 2/9 - Science Fair Parent Information Night*

  • 2/9 - Science Fair Registration Closes*

  • 2/16 - 5th Grade Parent Meeting with Fisher, 8:10am*
*Scroll down for more details on these events.
**See details above "From the Principal's Desk"
IMPORTANT SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 
408-335-2100

Attendance: 
408-335-2145

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.
QUICK LINKS
LGUSD COVID Testing Schedule
Thursday, January 13th, LGUSD sent an email to all families about COVID testing schedules for the next three weeks. Please check the schedule below for your child's testing day and time. All testing will take place at the District Office.
Help Needed at COVID Testing Clinics
Testing is very important to maintaining the safety of our children. If you are interested in helping out at any of the COVID testing clinics, please click below to sign up. You can volunteer for one 2 hour time slot or multiple shifts. Thank you for supporting our testing efforts!
Be Seen and Heard 2.0
This week students are participating in the Be Seen and Heard assembly program. 

This program is designed to create an age-appropriate, safe and engaging environment where students will learn about the difference between safe and unsafe touch, and the importance of having trusted heroes. It is important to continue this conversation at home. To support a continued conversation about this difficult topic, the program provides resources and tools that can be accessed below.
Problem of the Month Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 
January Problem of the Month:

Grades TK/K-1 - Matthew M. in Mrs. Despars' class
Grades 2-3 - Orion R. in Mrs. Petty's class
Grades 4-5 - Rohan T. in Mrs. Bonner's class
(All winners will receive a $10 gift certificate to Amazon!)

Way to be great problem solvers Honeybees! For February Problem of Month, check your Google Classroom or check with your teacher.
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 hive@blossomhill.org.

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
LGS Recreation - February Break Offerings
LGS Recreation is offering multiple programs during the February School Break, 2/21-2/25. Please follow this link for a list of their offerings.
Help us make this year's yearbook the best!
Please submit any photos from the music concerts that were held prior to the Holiday Break to the Yearbook Committee. Please submit your pictures as early as possible.
Community Sponsor Spotlight
Los Gatos Little League's mission is to develop fundamental baseball skills, while positively reinforcing lessons in teamwork, respect, and sportsmanship, both in victory and in defeat. The Blossom Hill Home & School Club thanks Los Gatos Little League for their support. For more information please visit www.lgll.org.
Correction: Yesterday the Blossom Hill Home & School Club sent out an email wishing our families a Happy Lunar New Year. The Chinese character on the diamond-shaped banner reads monkey/猴 and it should have read tiger/虎. This is the Year of the Tiger. Our apologies for the unintentional error.
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 | lreynolds@lgusd.org
Phone: 408-335-2100 | Fax: 408-356-0887
Attendance Line: 408-335-2145
Blossom Hill Home & School Club
Melissa Crow, President | president@blossomhill.org  
*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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