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    Daily Calendar
    The Crayon Initiative

    We will be collecting used crayons all year long for this wonderful cause.  Please bring any unwanted crayons into the front office, we have a bin to put them in :)

    For more information on the Crayon Initiative please click on the link below:

    The Crayon Initiative website

    The crayon initiative

    Spirit Days


    SPIRIT DAYS are every Friday!

    Show your Bollinger Pride and School Spirit every FRIDAY by wearing your Bollinger School colors!

    Blue and Gold,  or your Bollinger Spirit wear! 

    The Rainbow Program

    The Rainbow Program is a research based early intervention program aimed at the following objectives:

    • Helping students get a good start in school
    • Developing and enhancing social skills
    • Fostering healthy self-concept
    • Improving school adjustment
    • Developing leadership skills
    • Assisting with life transitions

    The Rainbow Program is available at all of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Elementary School Sites.  Para-professionals are trained and staffed to work with students in the program.  Each week the para-professionals meet with a School Psychologist for consultation on the students in the program. 

    District Coordinator for the program is Renee Nickerson 

    The Rainbow Program offers the following individualized and social skills programs:

    • 1 to 1 attention from a trained paraprofessional in non-directive play sessions for grades TK-5
    • 30 minutes a week in activity room for 12 weeks
    • play with choices of a variety of activities such as games, art, and crafts
    • Ideal for students who may be going through transitions (divorce, illness, death, family relocations, and other stressful changes)
    •  Small groups of 2 to 4 students, grades TK-5 who meet weekly for 12 weeks
    • 45 minutes per week in activity room - structured Second Step social skills lesson, then a supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play time
    • Units on Empathy, Problem Solving, Emotion Management, and Skills for Learning (focusing attention, listening, and staying on task)
    • Small groups of 2 to 5 students, grade 3-5 who meet weekly for 15 weeks
    • 45 minutes per week in activity room –social skills lesson, then a supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play time
    • Literature based social skills curriculum for 3rd – 5th graders
    • Small groups of 2 to 4 students, grades TK-3 who meet weekly for 12 weeks
    • 45 minutes per week in activity room - friendship lesson, then a supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play time
    • PALS focuses on building and maintaining friendships



    About Our School

    About Us

    Gold Ribbon SchoolsBollinger Canyon Elementary School is the home of the Bulldogs!  We are a school of about 500 students who pride themselves on following The Bulldog Way of being Safe, Respectful and Responsible.  Our staff work relentlessly to provide students with a 21st century education that focuses on literacy, character development and engaging deeply in learning.  We have a Character Trait of the Month that is supported by a school-wide Book of the Month and monthly Flag Salute.  We believe in differentiating instruction, small group intervention and studying data to push our knowledge and practice.  We are strongly supported by our parent community through our PTA, Bulldog Fund and Site Council.  We are able to fund extras like K – 5 music, specialized art lessons, a computer lab assistant, librarian and classroom support through paraeducators because of the generous fund-raising and donation efforts made by our families.  We host seven classes of students with severe autism and other developmental/medical needs.  We feel blessed to teach and learn from these special students who provide unique opportunities for communication and discovery.  Bollinger Canyon serves the community of San Ramon, bordering Bollinger Canyon Road west of Interstate Highway 680. The surrounding community consists primarily of single-family homes, with a limited number of apartments and condominiums.  We invite you to learn more about our school by perusing our webpage!

    Grade levels: K-5
    Established: 1980
    Enrollment: 545