March 16, 2022
The Beehive
Issue 29

From The Principal's Desk 
Dear Blossom Hill Families:

Thank you for attending our second round of Parent/Teacher Conferences for the 2021-2022 school year.  The strong Home/School partnership forged throughout our learning community is a key factor in supporting our students’ happiness, social/emotional growth, and academic success.

The faculty and I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the delicious morning goodies, beverages, and lunches provided last week.  The amazing trio of Brenda Chiu, Elke Billingsley, and Suzanne Errecart combined their talents to coordinate this thoughtful BH tradition, transforming the staff lounge and courtyard into a breath of spring with fresh and paper flowers, a decorative wall of inspiration, tablecloths, and all kinds of culinary delights and treats. 

Thank you to the following parents and families who went above and beyond in their generous contributions and help to support staff during conference week: Abhijeet Ghadge, Amanda Caruso, Amy Gregor, Angela Lim, Angela Ritz, Ashley A Jayasinha, Ayhan Mutlu, Ayse Okuyucu, Azaria & Daiden Christian, Bill Chen, Bonnie Pang, Britany Evans, Brooke Whitebread, Caroline Zamansky, Carrie Endweiss, Charlie & Jenny Huang, Charlotte Fang, Cheri Finalle Binkley, Christi Zenteno, Christopher Lee, Cindy Tucey, Coral V. Soto, Cristina Fador, Dana Green, Davina Sambath, Ellen Feichtmeir, Emilie Simondi, Erica Cummings , Eva Dounias, Fatma Ehsan, Francine Shore, Georgia Howard, Gloria Acerboni, Grace Oh, Hamsa Subramanian, Hengyi Yang, Hrishaan Rawal, Irene Wong, Jacob John, Jane Fainer, Jean Choi, Jennifer Shapiro, Jessica Salazar, Jing Huang, Joe Kwong, Joyce Weideling, Julia Wong, Julie Reynolds, Jung Sik Kim, Karthik Gajjala, Kate Ferguson, Katherine Cole, Kathy Kwong, Kavitha Rao, Kelly Wissolik, Kristen Willerer, Kristin Hutchinson, Libby Trevathan, Lily Shen, Ling Law, Maria Delaplaine, Mary Cassidy, Matthew Duke, Meghan Bakota, Melissa Crow, Melissa Rofer, Michele Stefan, Michelle Avlas, Moni Sebestyen, Nataliya Burtis, Nicole Duke, Nuria Garcia, Preeti Lal, Puja Wadhawan, Quesada Family, Rachel Pandipati, Rachel Parrinello, Rachel Renski, Sally Zeman, Sam Huo, Sandy Chang, Smita Kanungo, Sonya Margolis, Suejin Kim, Susie Sommerstad, Suzanne Errecart, Tara Moseley, Ting Engelman, Tova Davis, Tracy Zhou, Widya Junus, Xinghua Yu, Yashaswini Pattar, and Yelena Drabkin.

Thank you also to Panda Express and Mendicino Farms for providing a discount on their foods, and Pete's Coffee for free morning coffee.

On another note, I am delighted to invite you to a parent education event to share the work our staff is doing to create a school community that acknowledges and affirms the gender diversity of our students.   We are happy that we will be able to meet in-person for these sessions in the Blossom Hill multi-purpose room.  

Please save the dates:
Session #1       Thursday, March 24th 6:30-7:30   
Session #2       Thursday, April 7th 6:30-7:30
In education together,
Lisa Reynolds
Principal, Blossom Hill Elementary
Phone: 408.335.2100



  • 3/16 - K-4th Grade Science Fair Projects Due

  • 3/17 - St. Patrick's Day Parade to the Terraces, 1pm*

  • 3/17 - St. Patrick's Day Parent Party, 1:45-2:30pm*

  • 3/17 - Community Playfields Input Session during School Site Council Meeting, 3pm (Zoom)*

  • 3/18 - Family Science Night, 4-7pm (MPR)*

  • 3/19 and 3/20 - Voluptuary Give Back Days, 11am-7pm (Voluptuary)*

  • 3/22 - Class Photo Day*

  • 3/23 - Community Playfields Input Session during H&SC Member Meeting, 8:30am (Zoom)*

  • 3/24 - Gender Spectrum Parent Education Event Part 1, 6:30-7:30pm (BH MPR)*

  • 3/28 through 4/1 - LGUSD Community Service Project Collections*

  • 3/30 - Mountain Mike's Give Back (more info to come)

  • 3/31 - Reading Bingo Forms due*

  • 3/31 - Read Across America Spirit Day*

  • 4/4 - Mom’s Night Out, 6:30-8:30pm, (Home by Ling Interiors)*

  • 4/7 - Gender Spectrum Parent Education Event Part 2, 6:30-7:30pm (BH MPR)*
*Scroll down for more details on these events.
**See details above "From the Principal's Desk"


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.
Calling all Parents! We need your help!
Blossom Hill is buzzing with a full suite of spring Home & School Club activities. This is a significant accomplishment and key milestone in our "return to normal." However, we need parent volunteers to help our hive thrive! If you haven't done so already, please register as a campus volunteer by completing this form. Please also consider volunteering with the activities listed below.  We have a specific need for parents with students in grades K-3. We promise K-3 parents, your student's face will light up as they see you walk onto campus to help with our much loved programs and activities.  

Many companies offer volunteer matching programs that allow you to take time off of work. Please also keep an eye out to sign up to help with our Spring Book Fair, Swarm all school field day, and more!

Blossom Hill's Safe Routes Honeybee Barcode Program, Fun Fridays, Pottery Program, and Mileage Club (and much more) are all made possible by parent contributions to One Community LG.
Join the H&SC Board - Co-Treasurer Needed!
Are you highly organized with a background in accounting or finance? We want you to join the Home and School Club Board as a Co-Treasurer! This role takes an average of 2-5 hours per week with increased hours during year-end, special events and spring budgeting cycle. 

Snippets of Co-Treasurer role:
  • Daily - issue checks, make bank deposits, record transactions in QuickBooks, support committee chairs and school staff.
  • Monthly - perform month-end close activities, generate financial statements and present at monthly board meetings.
  • Annually - create and present annual budget, complete federal and state regulatory filings.

If you would like to learn more about this role, please email current Co-Treasurers Widya Junus or Jean Choi at
Community Sponsor Spotlight
The Blossom Hill Home & School Club is proud to welcome our newest sponsor at the Bee-liever sponsorship level, Mathnasium of Campbell-Los Gatos. Mathnasium has been a long time sponsor of our beloved Family Math Night. Mathnasium of Campbell-Los Gatos is a specialized math only Learning Center where students can go year-round to boost their math skills. It is effective, affordable and highly specialized. Our goal is to teach math in a way that makes sense to kids; develop their number sense and mathematical thinking. All Mathnasium students receive one-on-one instruction using a customized learning plan based on the unique needs and goals of each child. They focus on both enrichment as well as filling in any gaps in your child's mathematical foundations while providing him or her with the help, guidance, and encouragement necessary to tackle what's being taught in school. The results are measurable progress, a renewed sense of confidence, and a positive attitude towards math and learning. For more information, please go to
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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