BEAR CREEK BLAST

January 23rd-27th

From Dr. Bryan Calvert, Principal

Cub Families,

On Thursday we held our 15th Annual Around the World at Bear Creek! This is an amazing event where our students and their families get to share information about their country of origin. It was encouraging to see our students share about their country and observe as their schoolmates listened intently. Bear Creek is a special place and Thursday was another great example of our community, students, and staff Building an Excellent School Together! BCE is the BEST!


Dr. Calvert

EVERY MINUTE MATTERS

This is an important time of year for your student’s learning. Please make every effort to arrive early so that your student doesn’t miss important work.


With the cold or rainy weather more people come through our car line in the mornings. On cold mornings we open the front foyer for students to stay warm until 7:25 am when they are released to go to class. If your student is not dropped off by 7:35 am there is a good chance that they will be late to class and miss important learning.


Tips for morning drop off, that will also help our line move faster:

  • Arrive to campus by 7:30 am so you can get through the car line and your student to class on time.

  • As you approach campus, have your student gather their things and be ready to get out when it is their turn.

  • For safety reasons, students should only get out on the passenger side of the car.

  • Prepare and pack bags before your child goes to bed each night.

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GCISD is Hosting a Parent University!

Happy New Year! GCISD is hosting a Parent University series every other Monday evening at 121 Community Church this semester. There will be childcare, snacks, and door prizes (thanks to Church at the Cross and First Baptist Grapevine for the donations and 121 Community Church for providing the space and childcare)! Our next session will meet Monday, January 23rd at 5:30 PM, and the topic is Establishing Authority as a Parent. You can register HERE (register early because childcare fills up!) and see more details about this parenting series HERE. If you have any questions, please reach out to Sarah Burey at sarah.burey@gcisd.net.

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Come have breakfast with your kids. Bring your own or purchase from the Cafeteria. RSVP so that we know you are coming and how much to prepare. Follow this link to RSVP: bit.ly/bcedadclub


DUDES Club Upcoming Events

  • High Five Friday, This Friday Morning (January 20th @ 7:20 am)

  • Breakfast with DUDES

    • January 27th at 7 am

    • Bring your breakfast or, even better, purchase from the cafeteria.

    • RSVP Required: bit.ly/bcedadclub

  • Perot Night at BCE

    • February 9th

    • We will need volunteers to help with this event. DUDES Club will sell hot dogs and hamburgers, or you can sign up to help with one of the stations.

    • Contact Kevin Hedrick for more information. kevin.hedrick@me.com

Counselor's Corner

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need me.


Maria.Martinez@gcisd.net

(817) 305-4853

The Bookmark: Librarian's News

The published author Bridget Heos is coming to our school! She has published more than 35 books, both fiction and nonfiction. PreK through second grade will listen to her presentation about her book series, Mustache Baby. Check out the books we have here at Bear Creek, or read them from the Euless Public Library, or purchase them by supporting her on her website.
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From the Desk of the Family Engagement Specialist

January Family Engagement Newsletter

Click HERE to view! There are several events at the Euless and Grapevine libraries this month!


Please do not hesitate to email me at sarah.burey@gcisd.net if you ever have any questions, concerns, or needs for your family!

BCE DUDES CLUB

Why DUDES? DUDES stands for:


Dedicated

Commitment means everything to kids

Uncommon

Think outside of the box

Disciplined

Put in the hard work now

Effort

Go the extra mile

Selfless

"Family" 1st


Because Kids Deserve DUDES!!!!


If you are interested in volunteering please click this link. Any volunteer must have completed the volunteer background check prior to volunteering on campus.

This Week's Golden Paw Recipients

Every week we recognize students who are demonstrating our BCE credo! Our credo is WORK HARD-SHOW RESPECT-BE KIND-NO EXCUSES. Dr. Calvert, Dr. Stevens, Dr. Canafax and members of the lead team, visit each classroom to award Golden Paw stickers to students nominated by their teachers! Our school is full of great kids and we love highlighting outstanding character!


Check out this week's Golden Paw recipients below!

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LUNCH VISITOR SIGN UP!

Lunch Visitors:

  • SignUp Genius for JANUARY
  • We have a limited number of visitor tables set up for each lunch period.
  • You must bring a valid ID when you come to check in for lunch visits.
  • Visitors must sit at a designated table with their child.
  • Students are not allowed to bring classmates/friends to the visitor table.
  • At the conclusion of lunch, visitors should turn in their badge to the front office before exiting through the main entrance.
  • Thank you for your support!

Parent Tech Academy

Are you a parent looking to stay informed about your child's technology use at school and at home? Look no further than the GCISD Parent Tech Academy! Our next session is at the PDEC on February 22nd, at 6:30pm. At the Parent Tech Academy, we will go over how to access parent weekly emails, your children’s internet history, and even how-to pause the internet on school issued devices after school hours. We will also have a Q&A about raising kids in a digital world.


Join us for the Parent Tech Academy and learn how to be better informed on your child's technology use.

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Extended Day Program Contact Information

Upcoming Events

Breakfast with DUDES

January 27th


PTA Executive Board Meeting

February 6th @ 7 am


Perot Night at BCE

February 9th @ 5:30 pm


Staff PD Day - No School

February 20th


High Five Friday and DUDES Club Meeting


February 24th

Grade Level & Specials Newsletters