| With all of the challenges
facing education in California, our test scores, site plan review, family
satisfaction survey results, and overall student performance indicate that
our current programs are effective in providing a quality education for
our students. Boulder Creek Elementary received recognition as a California
Distinguished School 2000 with Honorable Mention in Visual and Performing
BCE houses a unique Home School Program which combines both home schooling
and use of school resources and personnel. The Home School participates
in special events and assemblies. The program also uses the school
library and has internet access through BCE's LAN.
At BCE, there is great respect for diverse learning styles. Students
with special needs, at-risk students, academically accelerated students,
and English Language Learners are all served by an array of programs to support
their growth. These programs include: Reading Recovery, Early
Literacy Groups, Reading Specialist, Accelerated Reader, Math Club, Special
Education, English Language Development, Homework Club, Band, Spectra Arts,
Art Masterpiece, counseling, Breakfast Club, GATE, Extreme Science, Reading
Zone (schoolwide reading program) and a computer lab. Parents and family
members take part in many of these activities as volunteers. In addition,
the YMCA operates a before- and after-school day care program on the campus.
BCE also offers a place for after-school Chess Club. In 2004, BCE received
a Packard Foundation Grant which provides music to students in grades 4-6.
Pull-out science instruction is provided to students in grades 3-6.
Additionally, pull-out PE instruction is provided for all students
in grades 1-6.
Lifeskills are supported and emphasized through Student Recognition Assemblies,
classroom discussions and assignments, and PAW (positive attitude wins)
awards. Established School Expectations for Behavior support appropriate
student behavior for optimal learning.
At the beginning of each school year, families receive a Student Handbook
which outlines procedures and policies, and provides additional information
as to the everyday functioning of the school. Family members communicate
with staff through conferences, telephone calls, and email. A monthly
newsletter goes home to provide an overview of upcoming activities and events.
The weekly Principal's Letter provides additional information as
to what is happening at the school and in the district. The BCE Parents Club
sponsors a newsletter per month that addresses how families can support
their child's academic and behavioral growth.