BCE Garden News

Winter Greetings from the BCE Garden!   Though our garden hasn’t had as many visitors over the last month with the cold and snow, students have still been able to experience green space inside the school thanks to a handful of parent volunteers who are making sure the green walls near the STEAM lab stay healthy and watered! The first of three grow labs the school has was also set up this week. It’s currently growing seeds and plants collected from our garden in the fall including: borage, milkweed, marigolds and a variety of coleus. Next up is the starting of a variety of lettuces for the grow tower! Ms. Edlund has grow lights this year so we’re excited to see how everything grows with this new set up on the hydroponic tower! Over the next few months, all three grow labs will be set up and circulating around the school so that all students can see what’s growing and getting ready for our garden in the Spring!   Did you see our facebook post?! Families that... Continue reading BCE Garden News

Principal’s Letter 11/30/19

From the Principal… Dear Bluff Creek Parents, Before the month of December becomes filled with holiday commitments and the festivities of this time of year, we invite you to attend the BCE Superheroes Literacy Night on Tuesday, December 4th. This is an open house experience from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This event will provide parents with the opportunity to view our school reading materials such as; the  Journey’s program, leveled readers, sight words, and other literacy materials that are used in your child’s classroom.  There will be activities for children and adults in each cluster, along with a Wonder Weavers storytellers, ice cream, a free book selection, and book raffle, Chanhassen Library card sign-up, reading intervention presentation for PAWS/Title/Reading Ranger families and great reading activities for all students to enjoy. This is a great time of year to talk about literacy and our partnership with families to create a community of lifelong readers. We know the learning... Continue reading Principal’s Letter 11/30/19

Principal’s Letter 11-16-18

From the Principal… Happy Thanksgiving Bluff Creek Families! As we enter into the final days before our long Thanksgiving weekend, I want to thank the many parent volunteers who have helped with school pictures, Fun Run, spirit wear sales, school store, STEM Fest and many other instructional activities this fall. Without you, many learning opportunities would not be quite as rich and memorable for our students. There will not be a Principal’s Letter next week, so I want to make you aware of upcoming events. Are you interested in Health and Wellness at Bluff Creek Elementary?  Monday, November 19th from 3:20-4:20 p.m. in room D117 our guest speakers; Kim Franta, Nutrition Services Supervisor, Cindy Cowles BCE School Nurse and Stacy Godwin and Greg Bagley, BCE PE teachers will discuss and answer parent questions about lunches, PE and Wellness for our students and nursing questions.  We hope parents will attend this event. There is no school for students on Monday, November 26th. This... Continue reading Principal’s Letter 11-16-18

Trimester 1 Elementary Parent Information

Trimester 1 Elementary Parent Information November 20th marks the end of trimester 1 for all elementary learners. All elementary school subjects are considered full-year courses, and our instruction and grading practices for these courses reflect this shift. Learning progress from trimester 1, trimester 2, and trimester 3 is  collected and combined to create a cumulative grade at the end of the school year.  A final cumulative grade will be posted to the report card at the end of the school year.   Learning progress is updated throughout the course of the year, however the end of the trimester is a good time to make sure you check-in on your child’s progress.  You will be able to find information about where your child is at anytime in Empower and/or Parent Portal. Please click on the links below to view instructions on how to access Empower and/or Parent Portal, as well as information on how to check on your child’s progress.  As always, you can contact your child’s teacher for... Continue reading Trimester 1 Elementary Parent Information

What’s New with the PTO? 11-15-18

What’s New with the PTO? Fundraiser Updates! Food Labels Contest We brought in over 7,000 Food Labels during our fall drive and Mr. Miklya’s class brought in the most food labels and earned themselves a party! Congratulations! Our Goal for the year is to submit 15,000 Food Labels (which would translate to over $1,500 for our school!!)  Keep collecting and feel free to drop off box tops at any of the labeled bins throughout the school or save until our next contest, January 28-February 8!! Fun Run Wow, we cannot say THANK YOU enough to all the families and friends who participated in this year’s Fun Run! We brought in over $21,000!! What’s even more exciting is that due to the outstanding accomplishment of this fundraiser, we can pass on some of the fun to our March 8, Spring Fling! Stay tuned for more details! Updates to the Calendar Due to the Choir and Band concert for the 4th & 5th graders on December 10, we have decided to move the Culver’s night for 4th Grade to March... Continue reading What’s New with the PTO? 11-15-18