Bear Bulletin 3/13-3/17

Article Principal Nicole Cumbra

Office art brought to you by our 4th graders

Hello Blue Oaks Families! 

Please take a moment to read all the bear-tastic events that happened last week and the ones that are coming up! You don’t want to miss any! 

I can’t believe we have started the 3rd trimester! As a reminder, report cards were emailed home on Friday. Please reach out to your student’s teacher if you have any questions. We have no school on Monday as our teachers will be participating in professional development. We will see our bears on Tuesday! We have our School Sing on Friday and we will be celebrating all our students and recognizing the ones that have been selected for trustworthiness. These students will have pizza with the principal next Thursday. 

Thank you so much if you have already registered your student(s) for next year and if you haven’t, please do so. Having these numbers allows us to plan for teachers and classes for the next school year. If you need help, we have a Chromebook set up in the Blue Oaks’ office and families are invited to come and use it. Ms. Susan is an expert and is happy to help answer any questions.

Our School Site Council (SSC) Meetings are open to the public, and any member of the public is able to address the council or committee during the meeting on any item within the subject matter jurisdiction of the council or committee (EC Section 35147[c][1]).


We provide the SSC Agenda 72 hours before the meeting at the school site and online to the public before the time set for the meeting. The SSC meeting will be held on March 16th at 2:15-3:15 via zoom with an agenda describing each item of business being discussed. At the next meeting, the School Site Council will gather information to inform the district staff writing the draft 23-24 Local Control Accountability Plan, review the community survey and will review our latest iReady data. For more information or questions, please contact the principal, Nicole Cumbra,

Meal Duty Supervisors Needed! 

Are you interested in being a part of Blue Oaks and have time to spend caring for our students? Consider being a meal duty supervisor.  We currently have an opening for 1 hour and 15 minutes (11:20-12:35) and 1 opening for 1 hour (11:35-12:35). You will have the opportunity to keep our students safe, teach and reinforce them by being respectful and responsible. Our bears love meeting new adults and can’t wait to build relationships. If you are interested, please apply on edjoin and email me

Here is a link to the job description

Bears on the Run

Does your student love to run or need a fun after school activity? Come join us!

Bears on the Run is Blue Oaks Elementary School’s running club. There are fun, challenging runs each week, and the last week will be a mile race. Sign ups are now open 

Open to 3rd-5th graders 

$20 fee covers a t-shirt and a small snack each week (no nuts)

Cash or checks payable to Blue Oaks PTC

Led by parent volunteers- please consider joining us and helping out

When: Mondays Mar. 20- May 1 (We will NOT meet on non-school days)

Where: Upper Grades Playground Time: 2:00-2:45pm

Questions? Contact Angie Nakao (

**T-Shirts will be ordered on 3/20. Any registration turned in later than that will not receive a t-shirt** 


Our March Book Madness is still going strong. Please check in with your student about the books that are competing against each other. 

It has been brought to my attention that students in 4th and 5th grade are bringing these drinks to school and they are becoming a distraction to our students’ learning. These drinks should be treated as hydro flasks and are not to be taken on to the black top at recesses.  They need to remain in their backpacks. 

PTC Calendar of Events


Mar 13 No School (Teacher Work Day)

Mar 14 PTC General Meeting

Mar 21 Open House

Apr 3 – 11 No School (Spring Break)

Apr 17 Skate Night #4 @ Roller King

Apr 30 Blue Oaks Pancake Breakfast & Auction

May 1-5 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

May 11 PTC General Meeting

May 22 Final Skate Night @ Roller King

May 29 No School (Memorial Day)

June 5 Minimum Day

June 6 Last Day of School/Minimum Day

Yearbook on Sale! 

Use this link to for more information 

Blue Oaks ES (1).pdf

Did you know that Blue Oaks has 47 English Learners? Below is an image of some of the languages that our students speak.  Some of our English Learners just finished an assessment called English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). The ELPAC is the required state test for English language proficiency (ELP) that must be given to students whose primary language is a language other than English. 

Open house will be held on 3/21 from 5:30-6:30 and it is right around the corner.  In addition to an eventful time in your student’s classroom, we will have Snowie King and also ReCreate will be housed in our bear’s lair.  This is a fun family event with hands-on STEM activities for families to participate in. Make sure to stop by before or after your child’s classroom. 

*PLEASE NOTE: ReCreate will be held from 5:30-7:00.  Classrooms are open from 5:30-6:30. 

Registration Time! 

Registration for our 2023-24 school year will open Monday, January 23, 2023. This registration will be for all new and returning students, including those seeking an inter or intra-district transfer.

Please note the following schools have been closed to transfers for the 2023-24 school year due to growth, projected growth, and overflow challenges as new homes are occupied.

Chilton Middle School

Junction Elementary

Orchard Ranch Elementary

Riego Creek Elementary

Fiddyment Farm Elementary 

Diamond Creek Elementary

Blue Oaks Elementary

No new intradistrict or interdistrict transfers will be accepted in the schools listed above. Siblings of students currently attending in 2022-23 and will continue to attend one of the above schools during the 2023-24 school year may request a transfer during the priority window and will be considered on a space-available basis.

FOR CURRENT 5TH-GRADE STUDENTS ONLY – Placement of 6th-grade students is based on your home address and not the school your student is currently attending. Please use the following link to access My School Location and identify your student’s assigned Middle School for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.

As a reminder, all students, even those returning to their same school, MUST complete the online registration process. Your attention to this is greatly appreciated and helps RCSD know how to best prepare to meet and accommodate all our students’ needs.

Blue Oaks PTC is a fundraising and activity oriented non-profit organization. Our mission is to work toward bettering the educational and social experiences of our children, support the school staff, and connect Blue Oaks families through organizing fun events and activities. We are so excited for this school year and would love for you to join us! Click HERE to join.

Thank you PTC for the water filling stations!

5 New cement picnic tables have been delivered!  They replaced our old wood tables.