December 1, 2021
The Beehive
Issue 17

2021-2022
From The Principal's Desk 
Dear Blossom Hill Families:

Music is in the air at Blossom Hill! Our third, fourth, and fifth graders have been working hard in their music classes, preparing for our first live performances in almost two years. Great gratitude to Ana George, Aryn Krijnen, Alyson Ancheta, and Corey Miller for their professional guidance of our students on their musical journey. Please mark your calendars so you don't miss these fabulous concert events:

December 7th from 8:30-9am -
3rd Grade Musical "Journey Into Outer Space"

December 7th from 9:30-10am - 4th Grade Ukulele Concert

December 10th from 1:30-2:15pm -
5th Grade Strings, Orchestra, and Choral Concerts

Please note that all of our concerts will be performed in front of our school office. Parents are invited to enjoy these shows from the drive aisle on Blossom Hill which will be closed to traffic during concert times.

These concerts are made possible by your contributions to One Community LG. Thank you to the Blossom Hill Home & School Club for funding our musical software licenses and ukuleles, and to LGEF for funding our music teachers.

Yours in education,
Lisa Reynolds
Principal, Blossom Hill Elementary
Phone: 408.335.2100

IMPORTANT
DATES

December



  • 12/2 - 5th Grade Heritage Night, 6:30-7:30pm


  • 12/7 - 3rd Grade Concert, 8:30am (front lawn BH)

  • 12/7 - 4th Grade Concert, 9:30am (front lawn BH)

  • 12/8 - BH Home & School Club Member Meeting, 8:15-9:15am (front lawn BH)


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

*Scroll down for more details on these events.
**See details above "From the Principal's Desk"
IMPORTANT SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 
408-335-2100

Attendance: 
408-335-2145

Office Hours: 
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

QUICK LINKS
"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.
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, Sarah 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 bins at the school gates. Please contact Claudia Coffey or Sarah Cain directly if you prefer to make a cash donation. No cash or gift cards will be accepted at school. 
Blossom Hill Home & School Club Needs Your Support!
Safe Routes 2 School Opportunity -
Stroll & Roll Back to School Poster Contest
Highway 17 Bicycle & Pedestrian Overcrossing Project Community Meeting  
Please join the community meeting on Thursday December 2 from 6:00-7:30pm to get an update and provide input on the Highway 17 Bicycle & Pedestrian Overcrossing Project. Visit www.LosGatosCA.gov/Hwy17BPOC to learn more about the Project and to find the Zoom meeting link. 
Problem of the Month
Congratulations to the winners of the 
November Problem of the Month:

Grades TK/K-1 - Janisha M. in Mrs. Kopecky's class
Grades 2-3 -Sherwin A. in Mrs. Milos' class
Grades 4-5 - Kate S. in Mrs. Roshinski's class
(All winners will receive a $10 gift certificate to Amazon!)

Way to be great problem solvers Honeybees! This month's 4th and 5th grade problem was a tough one. For December's Problem of Month, check your Google Classroom or check with your teacher.
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.
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 cany up until the December break. Candy can be brought to the office. Thank you for your support!
Community Sponsor Spotlight
The Home & School would like to thank this week's Spotlight Community Sponsor, Los Gatos Elite. Los Gatos Elite is a new sponsor of the Home & School Club and we are greatly appreciative of their support of our community. If you would like to become a Community Sponsor, please contact Trista Bernstein at fab@blossomhill.org.
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 | lreynolds@lgusd.org
Phone: 408-335-2100 | Fax: 408-356-0887
Attendance Line: 408-335-2145
Blossom Hill Home & School Club
Melissa Crow, President | president@blossomhill.org  
*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.

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