May 25, 2022

The Beehive

Issue 39



2021-2022

From The Principal's Desk 

Dear Blossom Hill Families:


Drum roll please..... This year's yearbook cover winner is fifth grader, Blythe G., based on the results of our online voting. Thank you to every student who submitted yearbook covers. We received so many gorgeous covers and all of our finalists will be showcased in the yearbook.  All the yearbook cover submissions can be seen in the windows of the Blossom Hill library.

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Students will be coming home with their yearbooks later this week. Didn't order your yearbook yet? Orders can still be placed by visiting the TreeRing website here. (Yearbooks ordered now will be delivered directly to your home.)


A GIGANTIC thank you goes to Mrs. Ting Engelman, Mrs. Brenda Chiu, and Mrs. Meagan Stevens for putting such a beautiful yearbook together and to Mrs. Kathy Kwong for taking so many awesome pictures of students and staff. It is a true treasure and will spread joy throughout our learning community for all who travel down memory lane.


With great appreciation and a joyful heart,

Lisa Reynolds

Principal, Blossom Hill Elementary

Phone: 408.335.2100

lreynolds@lgusd.org


IMPORTANT
DATES


May/June 2022



  • 5/26 - Wellness Committee Meeting, 8:30am (District Office)*


  • 5/26 - School Site Council Meeting, 2:45pm (MPR)


  • 5/30 - Memorial Day - No School


  • 6/2 - Last Day of School - Minimum Day


  • 6/2 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 8:30am (BH Courtyard)*


  • 6/3 - COVID Vaccine Clinic, 9am-1pm (Fisher Middle School)*
*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

If you ordered a yard sign, they may be picked up from the front office during office hours.
Click here to order a yard sign.  Only 5 signs left!
QUICK LINKS

BH Events Calendar


BH Parent Companion


One Community LG


Lunch & Snack Menu


Chromebook & Wi-Fi Loaner Request Form


LGUSD COVID Updates


Yearbook Orders (TreeRing)


Rokkitwear (BH Spirit Wear)

Kindness Grams and Knots of Kindness

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During the month of May, Mr. Joanides, also known as "Mr. Kindness," led the Blossom Hill Honeybees in two different kindness activities. Jack S., Michael P., and Aditi A. from Mr. Joanides' class, as well as Brooke P. from Mr. Bolin's class, supervised a Kindness Gram station. They set up a table by the 3rd grade classrooms with a big sign and a Kindness Grams mailbox. These students delivered sets of Kindness Grams to all the classrooms on campus for kids to write a kind message to friends, siblings, teachers, and staff. When finished writing, students were invited to drop their grams into the mailbox at lunch. Extra Kindness Grams were available at the table, in case kids wanted to spread even more joy. Mr. Jo's students then were in charge of dividing up the grams by classes and delivering them periodically over the course of the week. The hope is that many grams are passed throughout campus...spreading kindness, appreciation, and love. 


The second kindness activity led by Mr. Kindness was the Knots of Kindness Challenge. When students displayed an act of kindness for someone, they were invited to tie one color ribbon to a string hung in their classroom. When they received an act of kindness, they tied a different colored ribbon to their classroom string. Our classrooms are filled with many knots of kindness showing how we can both give and receive kindness. Mr. Jo's class has so many knots of kindness that they formed a grand mustache of kindness for Mr. Jo. 

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Kudos for Christy Kersten


Please take a moment to say "Thank You" to our very own Christy Kersten who has led the Pottery Program at Blossom Hill for many years as a volunteer. She has given so much of her time and talent to our kiddos, teaching them about creativity through hand made sculpture, inviting them to use their imaginations with color and texture, and encouraging them to explore their individuality with design and form. Our Pottery Program would not exist without her dedication and leadership and we can’t thank her enough for her “Bee-ing Amazing”!


Please take, and upload, a photo of your child with their favorite pottery projects so that we can show Mrs. Kersten the joy her efforts have brought to the lives of our school community.  The Kudoboard can be accessed through this link.

Click here to write in Christy's Kudoboard.
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Click here to register for the COVID vaccine clinic.
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Calling all online shopping fans...

We need your packing materials! 


Pottery projects are being fired and will be ready to come home. Your packing materials are needed to ensure these beautiful but breakable pottery items make it home safely. We're in need of bubble wrap, packing paper, newspaper, insulated packages and padded Amazon envelopes. Please drop off supplies in the workroom on the table next to the window. Thank you!

One More Fun Friday!


As the year comes to a close, the heat is rising during recess time. Offering quiet spaces in the shade, a fun place to "bee"-long, and open-ended games and play, Fun Fridays would like to invite volunteers to help make the last two Fun Fridays special for the students! As always, we are thankful for Mrs. Reynolds and the Home & School Club for providing support for special, lunchtime programs. Sign up today! 

Thank you,

Amy Gregor

(Mom of 1st and 4th grader and Fun Friday Coordinator) 

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Click here to sign up for the last Fun Friday.


Fun Fridays is made possible by parent contributions to

One Community LG.

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Summer Construction Projects


Just after school ends, our schools will be undergoing construction projects to enhance the outdoor classroom spaces and complete deferred maintenance projects.  


The following work is scheduled at various sites for this summer:


  • Solar Installations at all five sites
  • Outdoor classroom improvements at all elementary sites including: grass, turf, concrete, seating, planting, trees removed, trees pruned and replanted, resilient surfaces installed
  • Painting
  • Asphalt repairs and resealing
  • Playground improvements 
  • Electrical improvements


The major construction is anticipated to be completed by mid August. In addition, sites with special projects will require the work to be finished through the fall. We are very excited to begin these projects and will look forward to sharing photos and progress throughout the summer.

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Click here to find out more and sign up for The Hive Sign Up Parties.
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Safety Improvements to Blossom Hill Road Coming Soon!

As parents, you know that crossing over Highway 17 on the Blossom Hill Road bridge is a bit daunting for our students as they travel to and from school. Fortunately, the Town of Los Gatos is proposing a separate bridge structure exclusively for bicycle and pedestrian use. This project, Highway 17 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing, also includes a protected pathway that stretches from Roberts Road East to Roberts Road West (see attached figure). We are excited about the improved safety conditions this represents for Fisher Middle School students! Learn more about this effort at www.losgatosca.gov/2556/Hwy-17-Bicycle-Pedestrian-Overcrossing.

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LGS Recreation Summer Fun is Here!

Get ready for a Summer of Fun while learning and playing from one of the best summer programs in the Bay Area! Different from the traditional summer school, LGS Recreation’s fee-based Summer Fun Academy is open to all students 1st-8th grade. The program provides students the opportunity to strengthen their academics and to get outside and play during the summer months through a wide range of challenging, engaging, and fun programs! The program begins June 13th. Learn more today by clicking here

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Community Sponsor Spotlight

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The Blossom Hill Home & School Club is greatly appreciative of the support of Jewish Silicon ValleyJewish Silicon Valley harnesses the power of community to improve lives, build bridges of understanding, and strengthen the Jewish people here, in Israel, and around the world. We welcome you to connect with the incredible Jewish community of Silicon Valley as we do great things together. For more information, please visit https://www.jvalley.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  

hsc.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.
Submissions can be made to The Beehive editor, Jennifer Shapiro,