Programs & School Calendar


The Boulder JCC Preschool begins August 17, 2015 and runs through May 27, 2016. Hours vary depending on the age of your child. Enrichment classes are available for Caterpillar, Butterfly, Pre-K, and K students daily until 2:30 or 4 pm. School is closed on Jewish holidays and loosely follows the BVSD calendar.  

Class Age
Caterpillars 2 1/2 - start
Butterflies 3 by September 30th
Pre-Kindergarten   4 by September 30th
Kindergarten Just make or miss September 30 cut-off


PAL – Play And Learn – Parent/Tot Class
Fridays, 9:30 - 11 am | Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Sessions
Coming this Fall, 2015: Tuesdays, 9 - 10:30 am

Our PAL program provides children, 18 months to 2.5 years, with an opportunity to explore a wide range of preschool activities, including sensory, motor, art, social, and language experiences, under the supervision of an early childhood teacher and their accompanying parent or significant adult. Emphasis is placed upon exposing children to fun and inviting activities in a small group setting and providing a social outlet for the children as well as their adult companion. Please contact Susie Valdez, Early Childhood Education Director, with any questions.

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2015-16 School Calendar

Important dates:                         

Gesher Kindergarten Home Visits Wednesday, August 5 – Thursday, August 6
Meet & Greet Open House Friday, August 14
  A-L: Noon - 12:30 pm
  M-Z: 1 - 1:30 pm
First day of School Monday, August 17
First day of Play and Learn (PAL) Tuesday, August 18 or Friday, August 28 
Parent Information Night Tuesday, August 25 (Childcare is not provided)
  Caterpillar, Dragonfly, and Gesher: 6 - 6:45 pm
  All parent meeting in gym: 6:45 - 7 pm
  Butterfly and Pre-K: 7 - 7:45 pm
Sukkot Dinner Wednesday, September 30, 5:30 -7 pm
Caterpillar Shabbat Dinner Friday, October 9, 5:30 - 7 pm
New Family Potluck Dinner Tuesday, October 20, 5:30 - 7 pm
Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday, October 22, 4:30 - 9 pm (Childcare provided)
Dragonflies Shabbat Dinner Friday, October 30, 5:30 - 7 pm
Kindergarten Readiness Parent Meeting Wednesday, November 4, 9:15 am
Butterflies Shabbat Dinner Friday, November 6, 5:30 - 7 pm
Chanukah Concert with Jeff and Paige Friday, December 11, 1:15 - 2 pm 
Last day of School 1st Semester Friday, December 18
First day of School 2nd Semester Tuesday, January 5 or Wednesday, January 6
First day of Spring PAL Tuesday, January 6 or Friday, January 8
Pre-K Shabbat Dinner Friday, January 22, 5:30 - 7 pm
Tu B'Shevat Blessings and Gathering Monday, January 25, 9 am in Gym
Reflections JCC Gala Fundraiser Saturday, February 20    
Purim Carnival Sunday, March 13
Purim Dress-Up Week Monday - Friday, March 14 - 18 
Purim Play and Parade Friday, March 18, 12:20 pm
Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences Monday, April 4, 4:30 - 9 pm (Childcare provided)
Gesher Kindergarten Graduation Thursday, May 26, 5:30 - 7 pm
Pre-K Graduation Friday, May 27 11 am - 1 pm (NO ENRICHMENT)
Last day of School Friday, May 27 (NO ENRICHMENT)
First day of Summer Camp Monday, June 6 

Closure Dates:  

Labor Day Monday, September 7
Rosh Hashanah Monday, September 14 and Tuesday, September 15
Yom Kippur Wednesday, September 23
Sukkot Monday, September 28 and Tuesday, September 29
Simchat Torah Tuesday, October 6
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 25 – Friday, November 27
Winter Break Monday, December 21 – Friday, January 1
Teacher Professional Development Day Monday, January 4
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 18
Spring Break Monday, March 21 - Friday, March 25
Passover* Friday, April 22 – (NO ENRICHMENT), JCC closes at 1 pm
  Friday, April 29

WEATHER CLOSURES: We follow Boulder Valley School District in regards to schools closures due to bad weather. Please listen to your local TV and radio for BVSD closures. We will not issue an independent closure notice. You will also receive an email and/or text message for any other unforeseen closures.

*During Passover, while we have school, please respect the dietary guidelines for the observance.  This means no bread, cookies, cakes, etc., unless kosher for Passover.  Remember, WE LOVE MATZAH