January 5, 2022
The Beehive
Issue 20

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

As we begin 2022, let's "Bee Curious." We are excited to again hold our anuual Blossom Hill Science Fair. The goal of the Science Fair is to instill a love of the scientific method of inquiry in every student and promote a positive learning experience by giving students an opportunity to ask questions, solve problems, set goals, manage projects, think critically, and have fun. The Science Fair is open to all students at all grade levels. Registration begins next Wednesday, January 12th.
In education together,
Lisa Reynolds
Principal, Blossom Hill Elementary
Phone: 408.335.2100

IMPORTANT
DATES

January





  • 1/17 - MLK Jr. Day - No School


  • 1/20 - School Site Council Meeting, 2:45pm (MPR)* (Homework Policy Meeting will be at the SSC meeting.)
*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
If you didn't get a chance yet, be sure to check out our "Special Winter Edition" of the Beehive, highlighting many wonderful programs and events from the first half of the school year.
New Blossom Hill Elementary Website
Have you visited the Blossom Hill Elementary website lately? Check out the newly redesigned site today! Just click on the frogs above!
Problem of the Month
Congratulations to the winners of the 
December Problem of the Month:

Grades TK/K-1 - Ruhi G. in Mrs. DiSessa's class
Grades 2-3 -Nousha A. in Mrs. Weatherson's class
Grades 4-5 - Zhen H. in Mrs. Valentine's class
(All winners will receive a $10 gift certificate to Amazon!)

Way to be great problem solvers Honeybees! For January's Problem of Month, check your Google Classroom or check with your teacher.
LGUSD Homework Policy Meeting
As part of the 2021-22 LGUSD Strategic Action Plan work, staff have been collaborating on a district-wide Homework Purpose Statement grounded in the Learner Profile Traits of Learner’s Mindset and Empathy. Please join Principal Reynolds and Misty Hartung, Director of Student Services, for a presentation, discussion, and feedback opportunity at the following upcoming January meeting:

School Site Council Meeting ~
Thursday, 1/20/22 at 2:45-3:15pm
Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)
Rainy Day Recess Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help monitor classes during rainy day lunch recess. If you are interested in supervising indoor recess on rainy days, please contact Melissa Crow at president@blossomhill.org. Rainy day lunchtime helpers must have all volunteer forms submitted. 
No Cost Giving from AmazonSmile
No Cost Giving is easy! Visit smile.amazon.com, designate Blossom Hill Home & School Club as your charitable organization, and shop away! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Blossom Hill H&SC. Last quarter, Blossom Hill Home & School Club received $202.11. Thank you! If you use the Amazon app, you can now turn on AmazonSmile in the app and have your purchases support the Blossom Hill Home & School Club. Click on the button below to learn how.
Community Sponsor Spotlight
The Blossom Hill Home & School Club welcomes our latest community sponsor, West Valley Red Hawks Lacrosse Club. The West Valley Red Hawks Lacrosse Club is an independent, non-profit youth sports organization and a 501c(3) corporation. The Club was established in 2004 to bring the sport of lacrosse to boys and girls in Los Gatos-Saratoga-Campbell-San Jose area. We have established lacrosse programs for boys and girls in grades 1 through 8. We accept new lacrosse players at every level, and offer competitive A-Level teams at 14U, and 12U most seasons. Red Hawks families come from across the South Bay, including Los Gatos, Saratoga, Campbell and San Jose.

Free introductory classes are being offered this January.  For more information please visit https://www.redhawkslacrosse.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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