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.

2021-22 Dress Code Change Announcement

Assembly Dress has been suspended for all students for the 2021-22 school year. Fridays in 2021-22 will be BCD Spirit Dress days.

BCD's Used Dress Code Closet

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

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 2021-22.

Middle School Summer 2021 Reading Lists

Middle School Summer math

Upcoming 6th grade summer math practice (Optional)
If you are interested in having a non-digital workbook to review foundational math skills I recommend Kumon Pre-Algebra Grades 6-8. This workbook is around $10 online and includes two workbooks in one, and it also includes answer keys. This is not required, and is only a recommendation for anyone looking for math practice over the summer. The workbook begins with a review of many of the  5th grade skills including operations with decimals and fractions. As the book is designed to review concepts within pre-algebra it is not expected that an incoming 6th grade student will be familiar with every exercise, but will be able to continue to refer back to this workbook throughout the school year and into summer 2022.

2021-22 School Supplies

BCD's PTO partners with Edukit to make school supply ordering easy for BCD families with students in PS-5th grade. The 2021-22 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 2021-22 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: 
  • Order by June 10, 2021 for best pricing
  • Edukits will be delivered to BCD and will be in your child(ren)'s classroom(s) for the first day of school.

2021-22 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

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:
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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