November 21st-26th

From Dr. Bryan Calvert, Principal

Cub Families,

Have a wonderful & safe Thanksgiving break! I am so grateful for our entire Bear Creek community!

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Grapevine Parade of Lights

The Grapevine Chamber and City of Grapevine, with the support of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, work together to create the Annual Grapevine Parade of Lights, the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas.

Our PTA and DUDES Club will be building a float for the Parade of Lights. Soon you will notice a large trailer parked in our parking lot while parents volunteer their time and work with Mr. Fisher to build the float.

More information will be coming about this event but please plan on attending the parade if you are able to. This will be the first entry for BCE and we will have lots of students and staff riding the float in the parade.

Watch our BCE PTA social media pages for ore information volunteering to work on the float.

Mark your calendars for the evening of December 1st for this exciting event.

Your child has the chance to be in the parade!!!!

From November 2nd to November 18th, campus administration will be tracking student tardies. Each day that a student is in class by 7:40 am will count as a ticket in a raffle to ride the float in the December 1st Parade of Lights. This means that each student who is on time each day automatically gets 13 chances to have their name drawn. Campus administration will notify the winners and their parents by the end of the day on November 18th.

Elementary Referrals for Gifted & Talented Services

Winter Wellness Event December 3rd

Join the GCISD Community for a free walk-up Winter Wonderland 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk and Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, December 3, at Grapevine High School's Mustang Activity Center (MAC)! The fun run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m. with the vendor expo open from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

STAAR New Item Types

The State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) has undergone a redesign starting with the 2022 - 2023 school year. Students will experience new item response types, as well as, additional opportunities for free response and writing.

Families and students can preview and practice with the new item types by visiting the Texas Education Agency (TEA) resource at this link.

You do not need a login or password to access the site. Leave both options set to Guest and click the green login button at the bottom of the page. After selecting a STAAR-tested grade level, you will have a variety of options including information about the new item types and practice tests.

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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Counselor's Corner

GCISD is presenting our annual Wellness Event on Saturday Dec 3, 2022 at GHS. Here is a flier with all the details!

As always, I’m just a call away if you need anything!

Maria Martinez

BCE Counselor


The Bookmark: Librarian's News

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The Literati Book Fair will be December 12-16!

Students will have a preview day with their class on Friday, December 9. Book fair catalogs and bookmarks will also be sent home that week so students can plan out their purchases with you at home.

Students will have a designated shopping day with their class during the open fair window. If you would like to shop with your student, the fair is open for parents after school every day until 3:30.

Online Fair

When you visit the Passport to Adventure online book fair, you widen your world with books! Come explore books in person, or shop online at

Gift cards let readers lead the way! Make in-person checkout easier for your student, or send them as teacher gifts. Buy digital gift cards at

Want to help?

Volunteers are wanted to greet visitors, run the register, remind customers about Literati Kids book clubs, help students and visitors find books, restock products and displays. Sign up to help after school

From the Desk of the Family Engagement Specialist

I hope you all have a restful Thanksgiving break! In case you haven't read it yet, please check out the Family Engagement Newsletter that includes some great information and ideas for you and your family:

November Family Newsletter

BCE Volunteer Opportunities

  • Tuesday or Thursday Volunteering (copes/laminating/etc.) - Sign up HERE

  • Dude’s Club Volunteering (Friday recess/lunch help & High Five Fridays) - Sign up HERE

In order to volunteer, please fill out the district volunteer background check form by clicking HERE. Our fabulous office staff will show you all you need to know to volunteer!

Please do not hesitate to email me at if you ever have any questions, concerns, or needs for your family!

BCE PTA presents The Holiday Shop! December 12th-16th

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Lunch Visitors:

  • SignUp Genius for NOVEMBER.
  • 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!

Join Us for the GCISD Job Fair November 30!

Get ready for GCISD's “Working with GCISD Wednesday” Job Fairs. Starting in November, we will be hosting a job fair every month! One Wednesday a month, we will be conducting on-site interviews for various positions.

Our first “Working with GCISD Wednesday” Job Fair will be held on November 30 from 4-6 p.m. at the GCISD Administration Building.

Ready to join the GCISD family? Click the link to learn more:


As our new Dad’s club gets up and running, you may notice adults hanging out at lunch and recess on Fridays. They will be wearing the shirt in the picture below.

Additionally, we will be starting High Five Fridays on the last Friday of each month. Dad’s will be at the front of the building helping welcome students into the building with high fives and fist bumps.

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

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Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Break

November 21st - 25th

HMS Theater Presentation to 5th grade

November 30th

Grapevine Parade of Lights

December 1st

Cookies with Santa

December 2nd

BCE Spelling Bee

December 7th

BCE Literati Book Fair

December 12th-16th

BCE Wonderfest Performance/Painting with a Twist

December 20th

Last Day of the First Semester

(Early Release at 11:45 am)

December 21st

Grade Level & Specials Newsletters