Mini Bulldog Newsletter: January 20, 2017



From the Assistant Administrator:  

Dear BSFCS Families,

We are learning what it is like to live in a place with actual seasons.  Perhaps the novelty of rain has worn off a wee bit, as multiple students have experienced soggy britches and stockings over the last few days.  With the weather, the use of backpacks has become of increased importance.  Younger students in particular seem to benefit from having a vessel for transporting their items to and from school.  This assists with helping to keep our classrooms organized as well.  Between umbrellas, hats, gloves, galoshes, homework folders, lunch boxes, water bottles, and the rain, a backpack is an essential tool.

In February, we are fortunate to have a guest artist returning to BSFCS.  Laura Ritchie is a professional cellist and professor.  She has performed at BSFCS in the past and has graciously agreed to join us for an assembly.  We will keep you posted as this event gets closer.  Thank you to David Preston for arranging this opportunity.

Laura Ritchie Website

Stay dry this weekend,

Holly Warrick


Into the Woods, Jr. all cast rehearsal Sat., Jan. 21 ~ 9:00-12

Into the Woods, Jr. parent work day Sat., Jan. 21 ~ 9-2:30

Electives  Wed. Jan. 25 ~11:30

Into the Woods, Jr. rehearsal 2-6  Wed., Jan. 25 ~ 12:30-3

Governing Board Meeting  Wed., Jan. 25 ~ 4:00

Into the Woods, Jr. all cast rehearsal  Sat., Jan. 28, 9-12:00

Into the Woods, Jr. parent meeting/work Day   Sat., Jan. 28, 9:00-12:00

Conference Week/Minimum Days   M-F, Jan.30-Feb. 3

President’s Weekend   Fri., Feb. 17 & Mon. Feb. 20

Into the Woods, Jr. Performances   Sat., Feb. 25 at 2:00 & 7

Thank You!

Thank you to all of our wonderful regular weekly volunteers that work in classrooms, pick-up and serve lunches, help with Electives and or the school play!  Your service to the children and staff of BSFCS is so valuable and very appreciated!

Hoop Shoot

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the school wide hoop shoot.  The County Wide Hoop shoot was held at Cuesta College on Saturday, January 23.  Representatives from the San Luis Obispo Elks Lodge came to the school office on Tuesday to give three of our students trophies.  Congratulations to Evan Ellman, Adam Stone, and Maya Dunn; thank you for representing our school with your talent and good sportsmanship.  Maya will be attending the regional competition in Santa Barbara.  Way to go Bulldogs!

Attention 2017/18 Kindergarteners

We are now preparing for the incoming 2017/18 Kindergarten class.  If you have a child who will be 5 years old by Sept.1, 2017, please complete the enrollment packet available on the BSFCS website or stop by the school office for a hard copy.  

Completed enrollment documents must be received by February 28, 2017.

Welcome new Kindergarteners!

Introducing Our Para-educators: Ineui Yang and Neil Manuel

Ineui Yang

My name is Ineui Yang and I am a para-educator at BSFCS. I have moved to the beautiful city of San Luis Obispo last summer from equally beautiful city of Seattle (looks like I have brought some rain with me!). So far, I have been mesmerized by the beautiful beaches, kind people, and barbecue pork tacos. I am, however, in search of good Asian food and tea shops so please throw any suggestions my way!

I took up special education as my path of career after studying Speech/Hearing Sciences and Education at the University of Washington in Seattle. I have enjoyed my undergrad research at UW Autism center, where I grew my love for working with kids with disabilities.

I also work partly as a behavior interventionist at BSFCS and SLO district.

I truly enjoy the friendship that I get to build through working one-on-one with students.

I would love to dedicate myself in guiding students to find joy in learning and achieving their goals in their own very special ways :)”


Thank you,


Neil Manuel

I moved to this area from a suburb of L.A. called Lancaster, CA last May. I have worked for 10 years at the high school level as an Instructional aide, and I currently also work at Lindamood-Bell as a tutor. I have also privately taught guitar and piano lessons over the last four years, and am currently working on my credentials to become a full-time teacher in language arts. I am honored and ecstatic to be here at Bellevue-Santa Fe, and I have become a firm believer in charter schools. I appreciate the opportunity to guide young minds into becoming productive and helpful members of a demanding society. Go Bulldogs!

Governing Board Meeting: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 @ 4:00

The Board will be reviewing the Parent Involvement Policy and the Grievance and Complaint Policy. Also, the Board will receive information from staff regarding grade level configuration. Mr. Getz will report ongoing facilities improvement projects, including his meeting this week with San Luis Coastal Unified School District.

Your attendance at our Governing Board Meeting is always welcome as your input will help us make more informed policy decisions.

Thank you.


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