Mini Bulldog Newsletter: December 1, 2017


Art with Tina Crozier Mondays

Dr. Chess Wednesdays ~ 12:30-2:00

School Town Hall Meeting Thurs., Dec. 7 ~ 6:00-7:30

Hearing Screening Fri., Dec. 8 ~ 9:00-12:00

Parent Representative G.B. Special Election Tues., Dec. 12 ~ 8:00-9 & 3:00-4

6th Grade Holiday Boutique Tues., Dec. 12 & Thurs., Dec. 14~3

Wildlife Assembly Fri., Dec. 15 ~ 9:30-10:30

Minimum Day Thurs., Dec. 21 ~ 12:30 dismissal

Winter Break Fri., Dec. 22-Fri., Jan. 5, 2018

Thank You!

Thank you Francine Errico for writing the Avila Beach Foundation Grant for BSFCS.

Thank you Chris Nielsen and Rob Rijnen for throwing your hats into the race and running for Governing Board Parent Representative.

Thank you Engle family for your donation of plastic bats for recess play.

Thank you Shari Ermocida for gifting us the most beautiful poinsettia plant.  It’s in the school office for us all to enjoy!

Urgent . . . Elective Offerings Needed ASAP!

It’s that time again…time for the final Electives of the school year!  Winter Session begins Jan. 17th and runs for 6 weeks.  If you would like to offer an elective, please contact me ASAP.  Likewise, if you’d like to volunteer to assist in one of the elective offerings, also please contact me.  ALL OFFERINGS and offers of assistance are needed by DEC. 6th in order to ensure we are ready.  Thank you for helping to make electives happen!  As with all things we do, we couldn’t do them without you!


Uni Stoll

Hearing Screening

Friday, December 8th K, 2nd & 5th grade students will be screened for hearing acuity.  If you would rather your child not participate in the screening, please contact Lisa or Merri in the office.  If you are willing and able to help with the screening, please contact Merri at – thank you.

6th Grade Holiday Boutique

Please come and support the 6th graders who will be selling their crafts and food/drink items to raise money for the annual Catalina Field Trip. The boutique will take place near the amphitheater on Dec. 12 & 14 after school.  Your support helps offset the cost of this traditional Blue Forum experience.   Any support you can provide by purchasing their homemade crafts and goodies would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

Governing Board Parent Representative Candidate Letters:

Chris Nielsen:

Thank you for considering me as a candidate for the Parent Representative position with the Bellevue Santa Fe Governing Board.  We are a family with deep roots at Bellevue, and I would be honored to serve the school.  Our youngest son, Tru Dang, is a White Forum fourth grader, and our eldest, Thien Ly Dang, is in Blue Forum.  I am a dedicated educator with a PhD. in American History and twenty years of teaching experience.  Presently, I work as a full time professor at Los Angeles Valley College, but I have also taught at the middle and high school levels. I believe our family’s dedication to Bellevue, our commitment to education, and my broad expertise, which includes working with a wide diversity of students in a variety of educational environments, could be of value to our school.  My hope is to have a positive impact on the Bellevue community and to help the school move forward during this exciting time.


Rob Rijnen

My name is Rob Rijnen and I am the father of Hannes (6) and Mabel (3). I am a certified elementary school teacher in the Netherlands and Finland, where I taught for 15 years. As a teacher, my main concern has always been “How do the kids benefit from this?” This reminder of our education system’s purpose came from my imaginings of the first schools in history, established to prepare children for the reality of what was to come. Which, of course, is still the main objective of any school. How do we give our children a chance to become independent, critical thinking contributors to society? Although I have for the past five years run my own photography business in real estate and architecture, I am at my core a teacher. I care deeply about education and want to have a voice in the environment in which my children are growing up. I was lucky enough to work in one of the best education systems in the world and I would be honored to contribute my passion for education, outside perspective, and open mind to our governing board.


The Special Election for Parent Representative on the Governing Board will be held Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  Polls will be open 8:00-9:00 and 3:00-4:00 in front of the school. All BSFCS families receive one vote and are encouraged to exercise their right to participate in this selection process.  

Holiday Cards for Kathy

There is a holiday card collection envelope in the office for our beloved Kathy Foster. Anyone and everyone is welcome to drop a card in there for Kathy.  Someone will be hand delivering them to her over the Holidays.  Thank you!


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