December 8, 2021
The Beehive
Issue 18

From The Principal's Desk 
Dear Blossom Hill Families:
I hope you and your loved ones are enjoying the holiday season and this festive time of year. It has felt extra special to have the opportunity to share good cheer with our students back to the traditional school schedule.

As we celebrate the season of giving, I offer you the opportunity to join with me and the BH Team to “Bee the Source of Someone’s Joy” and support local migrant families in the Salinas Valley. Last week, Mrs. Grespan read Amelia’s Road by Linda Jacobs Altman to each class during their visit to the library. The story provided a glimpse into the life of a migrant family. It is a poignant and realistic portrayal, providing a rich trove of information to build appreciation, compassion, and empathy for those who provide so much for all of us.

For more details about supporting our Holiday Drive, please see below:
Food and Clothing Drive for Families in Need
Your family can "Bee the Source of Someone's Joy" this month by donating clothing, toys, household goods and other items for families who really need support during these winter months. The Home & School Club is partnering with Claudia Coffey, Sara Cain and the Diocese of Monterey to meet the needs of families of migrant farmers in the Salinas Valley who need assistance. Please bring unwrapped toys, new clothing (of all sizes and genders), home goods, and non perishable food items to school between 12/6 and 12/15. Items can be left in boxes at the gate by the front office. Please contact Claudia Coffey or Sara Cain directly if you prefer to make a cash donation. No cash or gift cards will be accepted at school. For more information, please contact Soccorro at the Hispanic Ministries Department of the Diocese of Monterey. 
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.

Lisa Reynolds
Principal, Blossom Hill Elementary
Phone: 408.335.2100



  • 12/10 - 5th Grade Concert, 1:30pm (front lawn BH)

  • 12/13-12/16 - Winter Spirit Week Dress Up Days*

  • 12/15 - Last day to bring donations for our Food & Clothing Drive**

  • 12/17-1/2 - Winter Break - No School

  • 12/21 and 12/22 - LGUSD Special Screenings of Sing 2*

*Scroll down for more details on these events.
**See details above "From the Principal's Desk"


Office Hours: 
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

"Bee the Source of Someone's Joy" Yard Signs for Sale
Want to show your Blossom Hill pride and support the Blossom Hill Home & School Club? "Bee the Source of Someone's Joy" yard signs are available for $10 each. Yard signs measure 24" x 12" and include the wire stake. All proceeds help support the activities and programs sponsored by the Home & School Club. All orders must be placed by Friday, December 17th. Delivery of the signs will be in January.
"Hive" Five for BH Vaccination Clinic
Thank you to the team of Blossom Hill volunteers who helped staff the LGUSD/Safeway vaccination clinic on campus on 11/10 and 12/1. Because of your efforts, we helped more than 200 students across LGUSD campuses get vaccinated! A special "Hive Five" goes to Rachel Pandipati, Christy Kersten, Jean Choi, Irene Wong, Britany Evans, Carolina Guerra-Torres, Jennifer Shapiro, Ting Engelman, Susie Sommerstad, Gloria Acerboni, Elke Billingsley, and Michelle Avlas. Thank you also to Safeway for providing the wonderful men and women who patiently and kindly worked with our students to get them vaccinated. And thank you to our students for getting their shots!
"Hive" Five for the Ugly Sweater Party
Our amazing Hive Parties Committee raised $8,000 for the Home & School Club this weekend at the Ugly Sweater Party. Many thanks to Danielle Peake, Julie Reynolds, Rachel Pandipati, Lucia Thompson, Libby Trevathan, Hana Chen, Cat Leitch, Amanda Caruso and Ellen Feichtmeir for hosting the party. Special recognition also goes to Luis at "No Problem Pools" for their generous sponsorship as well. 
Welcome New Community Sponsors
The Blossom Home & School Club would like to thank our two newest Community Sponsors, No Problem Pools and Los Gatos Little League. No Problem Pools joined our sponsorship program at the Pollinator level and Los Gatos Little League has joined at the Bee-liever level. We are greatly appreciative of their support of our community. If you would like to become a Community Sponsor, please contact Trista Bernstein at
Special thanks to Cole Dunstan, 7th grader, for designing the Sing 2 flyer.
Blossom Hill Home & School Club Needs Your Support!
Fun Fridays Needs Your Help!
Fun Fridays is looking for more family involvement. During lunch on Fridays, parent volunteers set up, manage, and put away yard games, quieter games (like the Jumbo Memory game), and often a craft or an art-related, service opportunity. 

Over dinner this week, ask your child what their favorite part of Fun Fridays is. The kids have a great time! 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.)

Also, please email Fun Fridays Coordinator, Amy Gregor, mom of 1st and 4th grader, if you have any gently used yard games, light weight blankets, or craft supplies for donation.
New Offerings from LGS Recreation
Check out the following opportunities this winter from LGS Recreation:

For more information, please visit our website or give us a call at 408.354.8700.
200 Pounds of Candy and Counting!
Thanks to our Blossom Hill families and staff, we will be donating 200+ pounds of candy (and still counting) and keeping it out of landfills. Mrs. Despars will continue to collect candy up until the December break. Candy can be brought to the office. Thank you for your support!
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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