March 31, 2021
The Beehive
Issue 31

2020-2021
From the Principal's Desk 
Dear Blossom Hill Families, 

Together, we successfully made it to the last day of March! April is sure to be a busy month in LGUSD. As you know from Superintendent Johnson’s recent email, we remain laser focused on supporting students and adhering to the following:  
  • Minimizing the number of changes and disruptions in schedules.
  • Increasing the amount of in-person instruction across the district through a number of strategies, including the possibility of combining cohorts.

Keeping our students engaged and connected to school, classmates, and teachers is our priority. There is a special board meeting tomorrow, Thursday, April 1 at 4:00 p.m. An update to the community will be provided on Friday via email along with OnRamp #2 information. Please continue to read all email correspondence carefully as our timelines are important. 

With Spring Break next week, may you enjoy this gorgeous California weather safely with your family. I look forward to school resuming on Monday, April 12. 
In education together, 
Lisa Reynolds
Principal, Blossom Hill School
Phone: 408.335.2100

IMPORTANT
DATES

March/April

  • 3/31 - Willow Street and Main Street Burger Give Back Day*

  • 3/31 - One Community LG Campaign Deadline*

  • 4/1 - Special LGUSD Board Meeting, 4-6pm (online)***

  • 4/2 - Deadline for submitting photos to the yearbook*

  • 4/5-4/9 - Spring Break (No School)

  • 4/16 - Deadline for Declaration of Residency Forms to be returned*
*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 - 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.
Special LGUSD Board Meeting Tomorrow at 4pm
The LGUSD Board of Trustees will hold a special Board Meeting this Thursday, April 1st at 4pm to discuss the "developing plans to carry us through the rest of this school year and set the stage for fall 2021." Be sure to tune in to see the details of the plans. The district will then update the community on the next steps the following day.
Residency Affidavit Forms Due On or Before April 16th
It is time to let us know if your child will be returning to the District and to verify residency for the 2020/2021 school year. Parents/guardians must annually complete, sign, and submit a Declaration of Residency Form demonstrating compliance with the law (See California Education Code 48200 et seq.). In order to secure placement for your child for the 2021/2022 school year, the Declaration of Residency Form must be completed and returned on or before April 16, 2021.

Instructions for submitting the form:
  1. Fill in form.
  2. Sign and date back side of form.
  3. Scan both sides of form.
  4. Email both sides of form to: BHSreg@lgusd.org - include student name in subject line.
New Student Registration 2021-2022
Spread the Word!
Student registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open online for grades TK-5. Please go to lgusd.org and click on the Registration link for full instructions.
If you have any questions, please contact BHSreg@lgusd.org.
Problem of the Month
Congratulations to the winners of the 
March Problem of the Month:

Grades TK/K-1 - Samson S. in Mrs. Valentine and
Mrs. Witter's class
Grades 2-3 - Elizabeth F. in Mrs. Neumann's class
Grades 4-5 - Justine L. in Mrs. Adam's class

(All winners will receive a $10 gift certificate to Amazon!)

Way to be great problem solvers Honeybees! For April's Problem of Month, check your Google Classroom or check with your teacher.
Kudos Corner
Today Blossom Hill students were treated to a Virtual Author's Fair with Eric Kimmel. Mr. Kimmel read some of his fantastic stories, including Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock and Why Worry? and gave insight into how the stories developed and changed into their final form. Mr. Kimmel entertained our students with his charm and expertise, spending extra time to answer many wonderful questions from our students. Great gratitude to Francine Shore and Amy Grespan for arranging for Eric Kimmel to visit us during library time today. If anyone didn't get their questions for Mr. Kimmel answered, please email your questions to Mrs. Grespan at agrespan@lgusd.org.
Yearbook Photos Submission Deadline is April 2nd!
Attention Blossom Hill Families

We need your help! This has been a year unlike any other. It is important for our students to have special memories to look back on and to celebrate their strength and resiliancy. Please help us capture the highlights of this virtual year by submitting your photos to the yearbook using your Treering account. We would prefer photos without masks so we can see your children's beautiful faces. 

Photos can be taken outside of school or at home:  
  • Students wearing Blossom Hill shirts showing school spirit.
  • Students showing off their talents (posing next to their artwork and/or projects).
  • Students conducting science projects. 
  • Students participating in electives (PE, Art, Music, library etc.).  

How to submit:
If you need help uploading photos, please watch this video tutorial:
Note: This year, the 2 Custom Pages are FREE. The pages are personalized by you and are printed ONLY in your book. If you need help customizing your yearbook pages, please watch this video tutorial:
Photos Needed for Blossom Hill Good News
Science Fair Photos
Did you participate in the Science Fair this year? We would love to see photos of you and your experiment or of you proudly wearing your Science Fair t-shirt. Please send your photos to Mrs. Sheehan at jsheehan@lgusd.org to be included in the Wednesday morning announcements. 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.
Earth Day Photos
Earth Day is coming! Do you recycle your trash? Do you compost your food scraps? Do you turn the water off when you are brushing your teeth? We would love to see the pictures of what you do at home to help the Earth. If you would like your photos or drawings to be part of our Wednesday morning announcements, please send your pictures to Mrs. Sheehan at jsheehan@lgusd.org. Please also include a caption for your photo. Don't forget to also upload your pictures to your yearbook account at Treering. Thank you for helping to spread the eco good news!
Jokes Needed for Blossom Hill Good News
Does your child have a funny (or punny) joke that he/she would like to share with the Blossom Hill community in the Wednesday morning announcements? If they do, please share your jokes with Mrs. Sheehan on her padlet:
Blossom Hill Masks for Sale
Need more masks for 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 | lreynolds@lgusd.org
Phone: 408-335-2100 | Fax: 408-356-0887 | Attendance Line: 408-335-2145
Blossom Hill Home & School Club
Jennifer Shapiro, President | president@blossomhill.org  
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