Dear BCD Families,
We are very excited that the start of another amazing school year is rapidly approaching and look forward to welcoming our students back on campus. We hope you are getting excited as well. At the same time, we also know that the opening of school tends to be a whirlwind of activity with meetings, conferences, and gatherings. Below you will find a list of events for August as well as links to the full community calendar to help you navigate these next few weeks.
BCD Calendar Dictionary
Meet & Greet – Gatherings that provide an opportunity for students to meet their teachers, see their classrooms, and meet other students in their grades.
Hopes & Dreams Conferences – These conferences give parents the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher or advisor to share their hopes and dreams for their child’s education. They are not required, but suggested. Please use the following link to sign up for one slot for each child.
Roundtables – Hosted by grade, roundtables allow teachers to explain curriculum and curricular goals in-depth. They include time for questions and answers and some administrative updates.
15th - Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School “Meet & Greet”, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
20th – Hopes & Dreams Conferences, 8:00am – 3:30pm
Elementary child care available during conference time only; no preschool child care.
20th- Middle School Student Orientation (all 6th and new 7th & 8th graders), 10:00am – 5:00pm
20th – Middle School Parent Orientation (parents of 6th and new 7th & 8thgraders), 2:30pm-5:00pm
21st - First Day of School, 8:00am start
22nd – Assembly – Welcome Back!, 8:15 am – 9:00 am
22nd – Fall Festival (No After 3 at BCD Programs), 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
25th – Child Assault Prevention (CAP) K-5th Parent Workshop, 8:30 am – 10:30 am
26th – 2nd Grade Roundtable, 8:15 am – 9:15 am
26th – Child Assault Prevention (CAP) 4-5 New Student Workshops
27th – Child Assault Prevention (CAP) K-3 New Student Workshops
28th – BCD Parent Education Series – Topic: Managing Family Media Use:
Tips On Taming Digital Media, Facebook, Cellphones, and Internet Safety, 8:15 am–9:15 am
29th – Assembly – Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 8:15 am – 9:00 am
To view the complete school calendar, including the rest of the Roundtables, please click: Full Year Calendar or Key Dates.
Each month John Suitor will host informal parent gatherings at BCD immediately following drop-off. These gatherings are open to all parents and provide a forum for us to discuss current issues in education or to review a topic of interest at BCD. New this year is BCD’s Parent Education Series. BCD will host public gatherings, most often in the evenings, each trimester designed to help parents navigate their roles and responsibilities in the face of an increasingly complex world. First up is an internet safety class designed to help our families manage digital media. It will touch on topics such as social media, cell phone use, and internet safety and promises to be relevant to families with children young and old. In September Dr. Patricia Gatto Walden, Ph.D., will present on the very distinct experiences of gifted children and their families.
BCD’s Parent Teacher Organization will launch a new school store this fall! The store will stock all kinds of BCD gear and will be located in the lobby of the gymnasium. The school store will be open on Tuesdays from 2:30pm-3:30pm and Fridays from 7:45am-8:15am. In addition, please consider enrolling in Zoola, a cash-back rewards program for PTO fundraising. Register your card, shop at participating merchants, and watch you contribution to PTO grow.
Have you visited Bouldercountryday.org lately?
Our website is dynamic and we update it regularly with new links, forms, and other items. As a result, we ask that you refresh any bookmarks to our site and/or clear your cache so that you will link to current information. We will remind you to do so periodically throughout the school year when appropriate.
BCD has a long history of engaged parents who volunteer for a variety of positions, causes, and events at our school. We hope you will consider a role that suits you, and look forward to your participation. For the health and safety of our students, we ask all volunteers to participate in a background check; however, if you completed a background check last year, you need not do so this year. Please click here for more information and thank you in advance for all you do for our community!
Through our partnership with Wholesome Food Services we will offer Noodles, Tokyo Joe’s, Wahoo’s, and Smiling Moose Deli. Wednesday’s remains a PTO fundraiser lunch day, this year with California Pizza Kitchen & Jamba Juice! Our vendors deliver to us (days to be determined). You will hear from Meleah Spencer, President of PTO, in August with more details about PTO lunch, as well as information about PTO dues and volunteer opportunities.
See you soon!