Parents

Overview

Parents are an essential part of the BCD community. As volunteers, supporters of our programs, fans on the sidelines, and contributors to our philanthropic endeavors, the BCD parents are engaged! This is a community of families who care about education and who want their children raised in a safe, supportive yet challenging environment.

Portrait of a Parent

BCD Parents are part of our team. They are:
  • Trusting - They have confidence in our capabilities, stay open to new perspectives, and believe in the BCD Difference.
  • Engaged - They are intentional and passionate participants in our community, on our campus, and in their children’s education.
  • Community-minded - They are inclusive, welcoming, and cultivate a sense of belonging.
  • Respectful - They are kind and authentic, communicate thoughtfully, and act without entitlement.
  • Supportive - They share our growth mindset and optimism for excellence, and they find meaningful ways to contribute to our collective success.
  • Partners - They are collaborative, accountable, and recognize that we’re all in this together.

BCD's Used Dress Code Closet

BCD has a Used Dress Code Closet located in the Gymnasium lobby and open from 8-3 daily.

BCD's lunch program

BCD will once again partner with Wholesome Food Services to provide daily lunches for our students. WFS mission is to provide parents and schools high quality nutrient dense lunches that kids love, along with the very best service. They partner with select fresh-casual and local restaurants, many of whom are Colorado based.
 
Lunch Schedule for 2021-22:
Monday: Subway
Tuesday: Red Robin
Wednesday: Abo's Pizza*
*PTO Fundraiser- a portion of each Abo’s slice ordered goes to our amazing PTO!
Thursday: Tokyo Joe's
Friday: Noodles & Company
 
As always, the Wholesome Food Services program offers ease of ordering lunches for BCD families:
  • Orders may be placed up to 1 pm on day before and up to 60 days in advance
  • Due to the large order volume of pizzas for the fundraiser the cutoff time is one extra day before day of delivery (Monday cutoff for Wednesday delivery).  
Go to www.wholesomefoodservices.com to register, update your profile details (be sure your child's grade reflects this year's grade) and begin ordering on or after August 16th. 

Questions? Please contact WFS at: support@wholesomefoodservices.com or 800-872-0226 ext. 2

Summer reading requirements

Boulder Country Day believes that reading, both in and out of school, is a key to developing into a successful learner. Reading helps students understand themselves and others, sparks imagination, encourages focus, and assists in relaxation and mood regulation. Reading during the summer also helps prepare children for school in the fall. A few minutes each day can maintain fluency, decoding, and flow, and we find that children who read (with their parents or on their own) tend to build stamina, confidence, and competence that benefits them throughout the school year.  

The below reading lists include both assigned and suggested reading for the grade(s) your child(ren) will be entering in 2022-23.

Middle School Summer 2021 Reading Lists

2022-23 School Supplies Ordering

BCD's PTO partners with Edukit to make school supply ordering easy for BCD families with students in PS-5th grade. The 2022-23 Edukit school supply kits are ready to order! Everything your student will need is packaged in one convenient box customized to your teacher’s requests and sent directly to their classroom.

  • Go to https://www.edukitinc.com/
  • Hover over ORDER in the top left corner and then select FIND YOUR SCHOOL
  • Type in Boulder Country Day School or 80301 and BCD should pop up
  • Type in your student’s name and select their grade in the 2022-23 school year
  • The kits for your student’s grade will display for you to view and add to your cart
  • After adding to your cart, you can checkout or continue shopping to purchase annual PTO dues or kits for additional BCD students
Notes: 
  • Edukits will be delivered to BCD and will be in your child(ren)'s classroom(s) for the first day of school.
  • Order by June 1, 2022 for best pricing. Edukits ordered after June 1st will be mailed to homes.

2022-23 School Supply Lists

Alternatively to ordering supplies through Edukit, families may us the below supply lists to shop on their own.
Young Preschool Second Grade
Preschool Third Grade
Pre-Kindergarten Fourth Grade
Kindergarten Fifth Grade
First Grade Elementary Planner

Middle School Supplies

Middle School does not participate in the Edukits program. Below are the items required and suggested for middle school students.
 
Mandatory Items:
  • Headphones or earbuds (BCD supplies 6th graders and new 7th and 8th graders a basic set of earbuds at the start of the year – students not wishing to use the buds are required to provide their own headphones)
  • BCD Branded Physical Education non-collared t-shirt through Kersey’s Corner, the school store (One is given to each new student.) Please check in with BCD later in the summer once all scheduling and COVID-19 planning is confirmed. Multiple shirts will be required if students are studying in the block system.
  • Multiple writing implements (pencils, mechanical pencils, pens, etc…)
  • Pencil bag
  • 6th grade students will need an accordion folder
  • 7th and 8th graders will need a way to organize papers.
Items Supplied by BCD:
  • Paper Planner
  • One 3 Ring notebook
Optional technology equipment:

Join an Affinity Group

Meetings of people with shared affinity provide opportunities to build community, identify issues and generate discussion. The ultimate goal is to create group environments where parents share experiences, learn from one another and strengthen our community. Affinity groups are for parents, by parents and hosted in casual off-campus locations. For group contact information, email marketing@bouldercountryday.org.
 
Affinity groups have included:
  • Parents of Students of Color
  • Modern Families
  • Parents of Students with Unique Learner Profiles
NAIS on Affinity Groups

Boulder Country Day School    4820 Nautilus Court North • Boulder, Colorado 80301 • Phone - 303.527.4931 • info@bouldercountryday.org
Boulder Country Day School, where academic distinction meets education with character. BCD is a top rated, accredited private school in Boulder, Colorado where every child has the opportunity to discover their own unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, engaging academics and a focus on community, our preschool, elementary and IB middle school teachers strive to create a well-rounded educational environment that balances traditional subjects with the arts, world languages, athletics and project-based learning.

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