April 14, 2021
The Beehive
Issue 32

From the Principal's Desk 
Hello Blossom Hill Families, 

The sun is shining and students are smiling! What a gift!

Thank you for completing the On Ramp #2 Parent Commitment Form. We are preparing for all Roomers to be on campus 5 days per week beginning Monday, April 19th. Teachers will review routes for foot traffic around campus, bathroom expectations, and other updated school protocols when students arrive on Monday.

In order to make the remainder of the year a success, please do your part by attending to the following and discussing with your child prior to Monday:

  1. If your child is participating in-person, please complete the LGUSD Health Symptom Checker daily before 8:00 A.M. (This will be emailed to you daily.)
  2. If you live within walking distance to campus, please consider walking your child to school to reduce traffic. 
  3. Masks are a non-negotiable requirement. This includes students on campus and parents on the perimeter of campus. 
  4. With more families arriving in the morning by car, please have your child ready to exit your car quickly.
  5. Students and adults should continue to remain 6 feet apart whenever possible.

Our dedication to keeping one another healthy and safe must remain our number one priority, and I encourage continued unity as we strive to meet the challenges of this pandemic. Remember, we are stronger together. 
In education together, 
Lisa Reynolds
Principal, Blossom Hill School
Phone: 408.335.2100



  • 4/15 - Regular LGUSD Board Meeting, 4-6:30pm (online)*

  • 4/16 - Deadline for Declaration of Residency Forms to be returned*

  • 4/19 - Final On-Ramp Begins

  • 4/19 - BH Spirit Day*

  • 4/19-4/23 - E-Waste Collection Drive*

  • 4/19-4/23 - Earth Week*
  • 4/19 - Meatless Monday*
  • 4/20 - Trash Free Tuesday*
  • 4/21 - Walk & Roll Wednesday*
  • 4/22 - Turn Off Thursday*
  • 4/23 - Freaky Friday*

  • 4/22 - Shannon Road Neighborhood Traffic Calming Meeting, 6-7pm (online)*

  • 4/28 - Panda Express Give Back Day*

  • 4/29 - School Site Council (SSC), 2:45-3:45pm (online)
*Scroll down for more details on these events.
**See details above "From the Principal's Desk"


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.
Student COVID Testing
New Roomers are strongly encouraged to participate in the next COVID testing dates. Be sure to register with Curative before arrival. If you have already registered, you will not need to register again.
Regular LGUSD Board Meeting
The LGUSD Board of Trustees will meet this Thursday, April 15th at 4pm for their regular monthly board meeting. The meeting will include Principal Mary Lonhart's showcase of Fisher Middle School, landscaping project approval for the Blossom Hill play fields and frontage and building landscaping, as well as provide an update on the final in-person expansion to begin on April 19th.
Food Service Reminders - Grab-n-Go Lunches
1) Grab-n-Go lunches will be available for all students (Roomers and Zoomers) at each Blossom Hill campus exit gate from 12:15-12:45pm Monday to Friday. The tables are marked by menu item and students can grab a breakfast/snack/lunch to eat at home. These meals are complementary for all students.  

2) Complementary meals are also available for drive through pick up at Fisher. The hours for drive thru have changed slightly and will be open from 11:30am-1:00pm daily Monday to Friday.

3) Any special dietary needs to contact Lupe Pena directly at [email protected].

4) We will publish the menu and meal schedule weekly on Wednesdays so that you may plan ahead.
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: [email protected] - include student name in subject line.
Get Involved!
The Blossom Hill Home & School Club is looking for adult volunteers who can share their talents and skills with our community. Sharing your time and talents will enhance student education, strengthen our community, and help bring activities and events to life during the 2021-2022 school year. Volunteer opportunities can fit your schedule and can be performed at home or on campus. Take our adult volunteer survey here and we’ll help you find the best opportunity for your schedule and interests. Please also feel free to email Melissa Crow at [email protected] to learn more.
School Spirit Day - Monday, April 19th
Show your school spirit by wearing your favorite Blossom Hill Spirit Wear on Monday, April 19th. What's your favorite Spirit Wear shirt - the Swarm, Science Fair, Honeybee Choir, Upper Grade Chorus? We can't wait to see your Blossom Hill Pride!
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 [email protected].
E-Waste Collection Drive - April 19th-23rd
To celebrate Earth Week, Blossom Hill Elementary will have an e-waste collection box outside the office during school hours for the week of April 19th-23rd. Please help keep e-waste out of landfills by recycling your e-waste.

Items that we are accepting are limited to: computers & their peripherals, laptops, hard drives, DVD players, VCRs, IT equipment, computer monitors (LCD), printers, LED & plasma TVs, servers, cell phones, scanners, copy & fax machines, radios, telephones, stereo equipment, and server switches. Anything not on the list is not accepted, so please don’t bring it in.
Photos Needed for Blossom Hill Good News
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 [email protected]. Thank you for helping to spread the eco good news! If you are looking for more ideas on how to help the Earth, check out the great new display at the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce (downtown next to Blue Line Pizza) which highlights the impact we have on our environment in our daily lives.
Project Cornerstone
Lesson #5 - The Dot
Theme: Try Something New—
Give Yourself Room to Grow 

Social and Emotional Learning (Self-Awareness) 
This book focuses on the development of a growth mindset. Frustrated Vashti gains confidence when encouraged by her teacher to dare to try to draw. By the end of the story, her newly developed confidence empowers her to speak up and support her fellow classmate to have a growth mindset

Youth may need encouragement and practice at engaging in new experiences. Vashti’s story reminds us that youth will listen and participate when we initiate the conversation to experience something new. 
The goals for this lesson are to:
  • Use a growth mindset to discover and explore new things
  • Empower students to provide support and encouragement to their peers, family, and community.
  • Help students discover and explore their interests, dreams, passions, etc.

The following questions go along with the Cornerstone video:

Pause 1: 
1. Look at Vashti’s face. How is she feeling? (really frustrated that she can’t draw, not going to try)
2. Why do you think the teacher said, “Ah, a polar bear in a snowstorm?” (She wanted to help Vashti calm down, lighten up, not take it so seriously.)
3. Why do you think Vashti’s not willing to try? (She thinks she can’t draw, she doesn’t want to fail, she’s afraid to try.)
4. Notice that Vashti’s statement, “I just can’t draw,” is a fixed mindset.  

Pause 2: 
5. Why do you think the teacher had Vashti sign her dot paper? (She was trying to encourage her, she wanted her to see that she can draw something.)
6. How do you think Vashti felt when she saw her art on display? Why? (Surprised, embarrassed, proud, questioning; student reasons will vary.) 

Pause 3: 
7. What does Vashti say that makes you think she might change her mindset about her art? (When she says, “Hmmph! I can make a better dot than THAT!”) 
8. How do you think Vashti’s feeling about her art now? Why? (Determined, proud, successful; she’s experimenting/trying new things, etc.
Pause 4: 
9. What does Vashti say that lets you know her fixed mindset is now a growth mindset? (“I bet you can.”
10. What do you think she is going to tell the little boy? (Predictions will vary, help students to understand that Vashti’s growth mindset will enable her to become the encourager.) 
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 | [email protected]
Phone: 408-335-2100 | Fax: 408-356-0887 | Attendance Line: 408-335-2145
Blossom Hill Home & School Club
Jennifer Shapiro, President | [email protected]  
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