January 27, 2021
The Beehive
Issue 23

From the Principal's Desk 
Dear LGUSD Families, 

I hope you had an opportunity to read Superintendent Johnson’s notification about school reopening pending the final approval of our LGUSD Covid Safety Plan by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. We are on target to have a successful and safe school reopening. 
Roomers are strongly encouraged to participate in the next COVID Testing dates. Be sure to register before arrival. 
TK-2 Roomer Parents will be receiving an email from your child’s teacher this Friday, January 29, by 3:00 P.M. This email will contain information regarding necessary items for in-person instruction along with drop-off and pick-up gate assignments.

If you would like additional information, here is the link to our comprehensive LGUSD Reopening Plan

In safety and education together,


  • 1/28 - School Site Council (SSC), 2:45-3:45pm (online)

  • 1/28 - Special LGUSD Board Meeting, 4pm (online)

  • 1/28 - Blossom Hill Road Traffic Calming Meeting, 6pm (online)*

  • 1/28 - Science Fair Parent Night, 7:30pm (online)*

  • 2/3 - Science Fair Registration Closes*

  • 2/3 - Community Book Study - The New Jim Crow, 5:30-6:30pm (online)*

  • 2/10 - Picture Day (Please note time changes.)*

  • 2/10 - Chipotle Fundraiser, 4-8pm (Blossom Hill location)*

  • 2/11 - Deadline for Valentine's hearts for the Terraces*

  • 2/14 - Valentine's Day Cupcake Class, 1-3pm (online)*

  • 2/15-2/19 - February Break - No School
*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 custodial staff. The Blossom Hill Good News will put a smile on your face.
Valentines for the Terraces
Help us celebrate Valentine's Day by sending love to our friends at the Terraces. We will be collecting Valentine's hearts to mount onto poster boards which will be displayed in the common areas throughout the Terraces for all the residents to enjoy. Just grab some red, white, or pink paper and some scissors, cut out a heart shape, and write your Valentine's message. Drop it off in the box in front of the office anytime between now and February 11th. Thank you for helping us spread joy in our community.
The Science Fair Registration is Open!
Visit the Science Fair website to learn more about the Virtual Science Fair and accompanying events. Key dates include:

  • January 13 to February 3 - Registration open

  • March 1-5 - Project slides and videos due for upload

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

  • March 12 at 6 pm - Virtual Science Night "Extreme Science" show for all Blossom Hill families
Blossom Hill Traffic Calming
The Town of Los Gatos hired Hexagon Transportation Consultants to provide options for changes along the Blossom Hill traffic corridor in front of the school. The goal of the project is to make the roadway safer for all users. The plan can be viewed on the Town's website by clicking on the link below:
The Town will be holding a virtual community meeting on January 28 at 6pm to review the plan and to gather feedback from community stakeholders. The meeting will be held via Zoom. After a short presentation, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns either verbally or via the meeting's chat function. The Zoom link is available below. 
Photos Needed for Blossom Hill Good News
Valentine's Photos
Does your child have Valentine's wishes he/she would like to share? If you would like your Valentines to be part of our Wednesday morning announcements, take a picture of your student and his/her Valentine's message (it could be a heart for the Terraces) and send them 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!
Pet Photos
We are still collecting your fun pet photos. Please send pictures of your child and his/her pet 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.
Valentine's Day Cupcake Baking Class
The Blossom Hill Home & School Club is excited to offer our families a chance to bake Valentine's Day cupcakes in an online class with Cucina Bambini. Students in all grade levels and all baking skill levels are invited to joined us at 1pm on Valentine's Day for a two hour class in which we will bake chocolate cupcakes with a buttercream frosting and a special Valentine's Day decoration. Registration will be $15 per family. We have space for 30 families for this session. (We will have a waiting list if needed.) We will send out a list of ingredients and a Zoom link the week before the class.
Mark Your Calendar for Picture Day - February 10th
Third time's a charm! Picture Day has been re-rescheduled for Wednesday, February 10th. With our new Wednesday schedule, the time slots have shifted to start at 11am and finish by 4pm. Please see the schedule below for your time and entrance and exit gates. For those families who are not comfortable coming to campus for school pictures, an option will be provided. More information will be sent home.
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
"Bee" Safe with Blossom Hill Masks!

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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