February 10, 2021
The Beehive
Issue 25

From the Principal's Desk 
Dear Blossom Hill Families, 

The buzz of student voices on campus is such a gift! I am extremely proud of the continued effort put forth by students, staff, and parents to make Reopening LGUSD possible. Below are a few important reminders and notifications:

Travel Quarantine Roomer Agreement
To ensure the safety of all students and staff, Team LGUSD is asking the parents of all Roomers (students who attend in person) to complete this Travel Quarantine Roomer Agreement before returning back to school after the February break. TK-5 Cohort A students should return this form at their entrance gate on Monday, February 22. TK-5 Cohort B students should return this form at their entrance gate on Thursday, Feb. 25. Please note that the Student Symptom Health Checker (email) must also be completed every day a child is on campus. 
COVID Testing
Roomers are strongly encouraged to participate in the next COVID testing dates. Be sure to register before arrival if it is your child’s first COVID test. After registering once, you do not need to re-register. Here are the upcoming COVID testing dates:

Please note that this round of testing will take place at RJ Fisher Middle School.
Conference Week March 1-5
Conferences week is on the horizon! Please look for a sign-up sheet from your child’s teacher. You are strongly encouraged to sign-up for this virtual meeting to discuss your child’s successes and areas for growth. There will be no P.M. 2:00-2:30 P.M. connection during this week due to conferences. 

As next week is our February Break, we look forward to resuming school on February 22. Please do your part to abide by the County Travel restrictions, wear a mask, and make good decisions. Together, we can keep our schools open!

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


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

  • 2/10 - Community Book Conversation, 5:30-6:30pm*

  • 2/10 - Science Fair Registration Closes (Date extended from 2/3)*

  • 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

  • 2/24 - Make Up Picture Day (more info to come)

  • 2/24 - School Site Council (SSC) meeting, 2:45-3:45pm (online)

  • 2/24- Community Book Study - The New Jim Crow, 5:30-6:30pm (online)*

  • 2/24 - Science Fair "Tech Trouble Shooting for Parents" meeting, 7:30pm (online)*

  • 2/25 - LGUSD Regular Board Meeting, 4-6:30pm (online)

  • 3/1 - 3/5 - Conference Week (Note that there is no 2-2:30pm connection for students this week.)
*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.
Tonight is Chipotle Give Back Night!
Join the Conversation
The LGUSD Equity Action Team invites the community to a conversation and discussion on equity and inclusion. Epoch Education will facilitate the discussion. 

February 10, 2021

Everyone is welcome. A diversity of voices helps us grow as a community.
"Roomer" Daily Health Checker Clarification
  • If your child is a Roomer, you will receive an automated “Student Health Checker” email at 6:30 A.M. on each day your child will be physically present on campus. The form will have the same set of questions each day. You do not need to print the form out.
  • If this form is not completed electronically by 7:30 A.M. for each of your children, you will be sent a reminder email. Complete this form before bringing your child to campus. This is your child’s “ticket” to participate in-person. There will be no exceptions.
  • At 8:05 A.M., a list of all Roomers who completed the form will be printed at the Blossom Hill office. Each staff member checking students in at the gates will have those lists in hand. That is why it must be filled out no later than 8 A.M.
  • If your child arrives at school and this form has not been completed by 8:00 A.M., you will be required to pick up your child and your child will Zoom for the rest of the day. Having to manually ask these questions would result in huge lines and crowding at the gates. In order for this process to work, the form must be submitted electronically by 8am.
  • Thank you for supporting our safe arrival protocol. Please contact the school’s office at 408-335-2100 if you do not receive this form by 7:30 A.M.
Food Services Update
In order to provide to-go lunch options for all students (Roomers and Zoomers), we are changing a few details of our meal program that we wanted to bring to your attention.

  1. Grab-n-Go lunches will be available for all students (Roomers and Zoomers) at each campus exit gate from 11:45am - 12:15pm MTThF (elementary) and 10:45 -11:15am M-F (middle school). The tables are marked by menu item and students can grab a breakfast snack/lunch to eat at home. These meals are complimentary for all students.
  2. Complimentary meals are also available for drive-through pick up at Fisher. The hours for drive-through have changed slightly and will be open from 11:30am-1:00pm daily M-F.
  3. Any special dietary needs to contact Lupe Pena directly at [email protected]
  4. We will publish the menu and meal schedule weekly on Wednesdays so that you may plan ahead.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
It is a happy time for the Roomers and Zoomers. Despite pandemics, fires, curious news crews, power outages and winter storms, the Blossom Hill staff continues to push forward in their pursuit of academic excellence across the galaxy.  
Led by Lisa Reynolds, Blossom Hill teachers and staff continue to help our students “reach for the stars” and achieve academic success across multiple platforms. Armed with knowledge, creativity and determination, our teachers and staff prove again and again that they are truly “out of this world.”
Spring 2021 Conference Week is almost here and the Home & School Club “Bee-lieve Brigade” is continuing our long-standing tradition of hosting daily lunches for our “Space-tacular” staff during conference week. Support our inter-galactic superstars by making cash donations for catering and other expenses during conference week lunches.
Please contact Kristin Hutchinson if you have any questions at [email protected]. Thank you for showing our amazing teachers and staff how much we appreciate them! 
Important Science Fair Dates
Visit the Science Fair website to learn more about the Virtual Science Fair and accompanying events. Key dates include:

  • February 24 - "Tech Trouble Shooting for Parents" meeting at 7:30pm answering all technology questions for uploading projects and videos. Zoom link will be sent that week.

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

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

  • March 12 at 6 pm - Virtual Science Night "Extreme Science" show for all Blossom Hill families
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. Please drop them off in the box in front of the office anytime by 4pm tomorrow, February 11th. Thank you for helping us spread joy in our community.
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!
Back to Campus Photos
Are you a Roomer? Please send pictures from the past two weeks of your child's "first" day of school 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.
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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