Principal’s Letter 10-12-18

From the Principal… Hello Bluff Creek Families! Next week will be short, but busy! Please take time to look at our BCE calendar of events. When return from the long weekend we will move into our BCE PTO Fun Run. Look for email information and a quick overview in this week’s Current. October can lead to snow and inclement weather conditions. It is very important that we have your most current contact information. Parents/guardians can easily update email addresses and request a change of phone numbers by logging into Campus Portal. In the case of an early release or school cancellation, the automated email and phone systems will call the phone numbers you have provided our school. Free & Reduced Meal Applications- time is running out! Families need to reapply each year to maintain your eligibility for the program. If you have not reapplied your child will be charged for a full price meal beginning October 15th. To determine if your student qualifies for free or reduced lunch,... Continue reading Principal’s Letter 10-12-18

BCE Roaring Lion Fun Run is coming!

The BCE Roaring Lion Fun Run is Coming! Parents! This year’s main fundraiser is the Roaring Lion Fun Run! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on Oct 22nd. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on Oct 31st. With our big goal of raising $25,000 for Maker Space items and a Guided Reading Room, we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it easier, more profitable, and more fun. Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK MYSTERY LAB! Boosterthon’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they’re teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to solve mysteries, our students will learn five 21st-century character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world. Donations will go toward Maker Space items and a Guided Reading Room, and to the... Continue reading BCE Roaring Lion Fun Run is coming!

What’s New with the PTO?

What’s New with the PTO? The PTO got a new phone number! Please feel free to reach out to us in a whole new way! Phone: 612-504-0355 (save this number!) Email: (same as before but should be saved)   BIG IMPORTANT DATES for October Food Labels Drive is going on NOW! October 1-12 Fun Run Fundraiser | October 22-31 (check your child’s bag for more information, coming home soon!) School Picture Retakes | October 24 Staff Dinners | October 25 (Volunteer Here) and October 30 (Volunteer Here) Book Fair | October 24-30 (Volunteer Here!)   Ways to Donate Money (without even noticing) Restaurant Night (see BCE PTO Calendar for all the dates) – Choose ‘BCE’ as your non-profit organization and portions of your orders go back to the school as a donation Papa John’s – use Bluff20 anytime for 20% off your entire order as well as 20% back to the school! More ways to donate without trying are here!   Goals for the 2018-2019 School Year Guided Reading Library =... Continue reading What’s New with the PTO?

Big Fish Workshop – Chanhassen HS Drama Dept.

All kids K-8 are all welcome for a fun experience learning about what makes a musical theater production at Chanhassen HS on October 14 from 1 to 4pm! Take workshops in dancing, singing, makeup/costume, tech building, and lights/sound! Cost is $20 and includes a snack. All proceeds will be a donation to Thespian Troupe 7789. Please sign up using the QR code on the flyer linked below. Questions? Contact Shelby at See flyer for more... Continue reading Big Fish Workshop – Chanhassen HS Drama Dept.

Ed Issues Forum Members Wanted!!!

Ed Issues Forum Members Wanted!  Are you a parent who would like to know more about learning and teaching at Bluff Creek? Would you like to meet with other parents and our teachers to discuss topics about Bluff Creek? If you answered yes to either of these questions, our Bluff Creek Ed Issues Forum might be something you would like to join. We cover topics of interest to parents such as; gifted services, STEAM, personalized learning, standards based instruction and PBIS. We will meet on the following dates from 3:20-4:30 p.m. at Bluff Creek. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Joan MacDonald at 952-556-6610 or at  Our meeting dates for this year are: October 22nd- 3:20 p.m. November 19th – 3:20 p.m. No Dec. Meeting January 28th –    3:20 p.m. No February meeting March 18th – 3:20 p.m. April 29th – 3:20 p.m. No May or June meeting... Continue reading Ed Issues Forum Members Wanted!!!

Principal’s Letter 10-5-18

Principal’s Letter… Happy Friday Bluff Creek Families! As we enter the sixth week of school, Bluff Creek is well into established routines. Our NWEA MAP testing is complete and most of our teachers are finishing up reading running records. Our Intervention team has started to support students, Student Council elections will take place next week and teachers are working to post student progress into our Empower Learning Management system.  Would you like to learn more about Empower?  There are two learning opportunities on Monday, October 15th. Jared Van Aalsburg, Bluff Creek Digital Learning Coach will hold two parent events. The first event on Monday October 15th will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and the second event will be from 3:15-4:15 that same day. Both events will take place at BCE. There is more information about Empower provided by our district: Get a virtual introduction to Empower, an online tool for tracking student learning! Eastern Carver County Schools staff invites you to... Continue reading Principal’s Letter 10-5-18