October 27, 2021
The Beehive
Issue 13

2021-2022
From The Principal's Desk 
In education together,
Lisa Reynolds
Principal, Blossom Hill School
Phone: 408.335.2100
Minimum Days All Next Week
Conference Week
November 1-5, 2021

All students will be on 
early release schedule.

ALL Kinders - 8:10am -11:30am
Grades 1-5 -  8:10am - 12:10pm

IMPORTANT
DATES

October/November


  • 10/25-10/29 - Honeybees Red Ribbon Week*

  • 10/29 - Halloween Parade, 1pm*

  • 10/29 - Halloween Hangout, 1:30pm*

  • 10/29 - Box Tops Collection Deadline*

  • 11/1-11/5 - Conference Week (minimum days)

  • 11/1-11/5 - One Warm Coat Drive*

  • 11/2 - Measure B Voting Deadline***

  • 11/2-11/4 - Scholastic Book Fair, 8:10am-2pm*

  • 11/8 - Yearbook Cover Contest Deadline*

  • 11/8 - Outdoor Learning Spaces Meeting, 4:30pm (District Office)*

  • 11/9 - Lexington IB Information Night, 6:30-7:30pm (Lexington MPR)*

  • 11/14 - "Los Gatos United Against Hate" Walk, 2pm (Fisher Middle School to Civic Center)*
*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
Please note: We are especially in need of help from 11:30am -12:30pm to serve lunches and at the end of the day from 2-2:30pm to help clean up.
Los Gatos Union School District Parcel Tax
Measure B - Mail Your Ballot Today!
Quality schools are at the heart of our town. For over 30 years Los Gatos and Monte Sereno students have relied on locally controlled funding. But the funding level has not increased in 20 years...and the current measure is about to expire. If not renewed, our schools will lose $2.7 million in funding each year requiring deep cuts, including layoffs of teaching staff.

Measure B will renew school funding at $335 per parcel, providing approximately $3.2 million in annual funding for local elementary and middle schools. Measure B would expire in 8 years. To learn more about Measure B and its impact, visit www.lgusd.org/renewalmeasure.

Ballots are arriving to residents now. Please be an informed voter and vote on Measure B. It is the only item on the ballot.
Please watch the video below which describes the ways our Los Gatos schools receive funding and how these resources fall short.
Last Call for Clipped Box Tops For Education!
Keep Scanning Your Receipts!
Still have some unexpired Box Tops lying around? Send them to school with your student by October 29th. Students can place them in the Box Tops folder in their classroom. This will be the last call for Box Tops clips as Box Tops has gone digital. Please continue to scan your receipts to get credit for your purchases and help Blossom Hill earn cash. Questions? Please contact our No Cost Giving Chair at nocost@blossomhill.org.
Check out this great
"Mask Reminder - Halloween Edition"!
Mrs. Despars' Candy Collection is Back!
This year Mrs. Despars will again be collecting an extra or unwanted Halloween candy. You can have your child drop it off to her room (K4) or it can be dropped off in the front office. As in years past, the candy will be taken to local shelters/food pantries. Please email adespars@lgusd.org if you have any questions or suggestions. This is a great opportunity to be the source of someone’s joy.
Outdoor Learning Spaces - 
Community Feedback Opportunity
As a follow up to the September 14 community discussion on our Outdoor Learning Spaces, please join us on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 4:30pm at the District Office where all CDPH guidelines for indoor meeting protocols will be followed. The discussion will focus on the proposed capital improvement plans including landscaping upgrades at Blossom Hill, Daves Avenue and Van Meter schools. The proposed schematic designs for the outdoor learning spaces, adaptive playground at Van Meter and artificial grass playing fields will also be discussed. This meeting is in preparation for the Board of Trustees meeting on November 18. 
"Los Gatos Stands United Against Hate" Walk
Eighteen organizations in Los Gatos, with more adding daily, are partnering with the town to host Los Gatos Stands UNITED Against Hate Walk on Sunday, November 14 at 2pm. The walk begins at Fisher Middle School and ends at the Civic Center lawn. All are invited to create posters, and to discuss with classmates, neighbors and coworkers why they are participating and how their participation is part of creating an inclusive, respectful community in Los Gatos. When we work together against discrimination and hateful words, we can restore civil discourse and embrace the strength of our diversity. Posters and additional information can be found online at www.LosGatosCAA.gov/United and also at the Chamber of Commerce at 10 Station Way, Los Gatos. Spread the word, and plan to participate--rain or shine!
Support Our Beehive as a Community Sponsor!
Your company can make an incredible difference at BHE! Join us as a Community Sponsor to fund essential school supplies, teacher supplies, art supplies, technology, instruments, lunchtime programs, assemblies, social and emotional learning, community events, spirit days, enrichment programs and much more. 

Community Sponsors are highlighted throughout the school year. Recognition opportunities include your company logo featured in the Beehive, at The Hive and online through our website and social media - along with many other touch points! 

For more information please visit our website or contact our Community Sponsors Coordinator Trista Bernstein.  

Together we can help our Hive thrive
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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