May 5, 2021
The Beehive
Issue 35

From the Principal's Desk 
Dear Blossom Hill Families,

Thank you for helping us celebrate our teachers and staff this week on campus. Yesterday, Superintendent Johnson, District Leadership, and Site Administrators honored all Certificated Staff as Distinguished Educators in an Employee Celebration for their commitment to excellence for all children in Los Gatos Union School District. Additionally, all Classified Staff members were celebrated as they collectively helped to lay the foundation for a successful reopening of school. Our students are settling into in-person rituals and routines and we are thrilled to have our schools open.
The staff and I would like to offer our heartfelt thanks for the beautiful Staff Appreciation Luncheon provided by the Home & School Club earlier today. Chairing the event were the amazing duo of Kristin Hutchinson and Melissa Crow. With their combined talents, they created a celebration that was a wonderful respite during this very busy time of year for staff to revel in the good fortune of being a part of this amazing community. It was truly heartwarming to see how much thought, energy, and effort went into making the staff feel cherished and appreciated. Thank you!

Extended lunch and play on campus continues to be a highlight for our 2nd graders this week. Below are the dates for the remaining extended day lunch periods:       

Grade 2
May 6 & 7
Second grade Electives will begin at 1:45 on these dates.
There is not a lunch date on Wednesday, May 5th. 
Grade 3
May 10, 11, 13, 14
Third grade Electives will begin at 1:45 on these dates. 
There is not a lunch date on Wednesday, May 12th. 
Grade 4
May 17, 18, 20, 21
Fourth grade Electives will begin at 1:45 on these dates. 
There is a not a lunch date on Wednesday, May 19th.
Grade 5
May 24, 25, 27, 28
Fifth grade Electives will begin at 1:45 on these dates. 
There is not a lunch date on Wednesday, May 26th. 
An invitation to participate in this special lunchtime opportunity will be emailed to you the Friday prior to the week’s event by Mrs. Sheehan.

For Zoomers who would like to participate, please plan to enter the campus at 12:30 through the main office gate where you can complete the Student Health Check form and have your temperature taken.

At the conclusion of the lunch period, you may pick your student up at their designated grade level gate at 1:15.

As we are in the final stretch of the school year, please remember that attendance matters! If your child is a Roomer (in-person), the expectation is that he/she attends in person. Requests for a Roomer to participate in remote learning requires Principal approval. Accommodations will only be made for students in quarantine and/or are exhibiting Covid Symptoms. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.
In education together, 
Lisa Reynolds
Principal, Blossom Hill School
Phone: 408.335.2100



  • 5/6 - Firenza Give Back Day*

  • 5/6 - Interactive Parent Conversations, 5:30-6:30pm (online)*

  • 5/13 - Interactive Parent Conversations, 5:30-6:30pm (online)*

  • 5/19 - H&SC Member Meeting, 9-10am (online)*

  • 5/20 - LGUSD Regular Board Meeting, 6:30-8:30pm (online)

  • 5/20 - Interactive Parent Conversations, 5:30-6:30pm (online)*
*Scroll down for more details on these events.
**See details above "From the Principal's Desk"


Office Hours: 
7:30 am - 4 pm

Firenza Give Back Day is Tomorrow!
Get Involved!
The Blossom Hill Home & School Club is looking for adult volunteers who can share their talents and skills with our community. Sharing your time and talents will enhance student education, strengthen our community, and help bring activities and events to life during the 2021-2022 school year. Volunteer opportunities can fit your schedule and can be performed at home or on campus. Take our adult volunteer survey here and we’ll help you find the best opportunity for your schedule and interests. Please also feel free to email Melissa Crow at [email protected] to learn more.
Problem of the Month
Congratulations to the winners of the 
April Problem of the Month:

Grades TK/K-1 - Regan T. in Mrs. Higgins' class
Grades 2-3 - Mia T. in Mrs. Anderson's class
Grades 4-5 - Andrew H. in Mrs. Roshinski's class

(All winners will receive a
$10 gift certificate to Amazon!)

Way to be great problem solvers Honeybees! For May's Problem of Month, check your Google Classroom or check with your teacher. This will be the last Problem of the Month for this school year.
Student COVID Testing Schedule
Beginning April 19 through May 21, random student clinics will be held at each site for at least one class per site per week (with three classes-one per grade-at Fisher). 
The selected classes will be notified the week prior to their testing time to allow for families to plan for this opportunity. 
Community Sponsor Spotlight
The Home & School would like to thank this week's Spotlight Community Sponsor, Kumon Math & Reading Center of Los Gatos. We are greatly appreciative of Kumon's continued support. If you would like to become a Community Sponsor, please contact Jennifer Shapiro at [email protected].
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:
Blossom Hill Masks for Sale
Need more masks for 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.

Submissions can be made to The Beehive editor, Jennifer Shapiro,