The Cub Hub
Notes from the Den | Volume 1 : Issue 29 - March 22, 2021
Happy Monday Bear Creek Cubs,
We hope you had a great spring break and your basketball brackets are not totally broken. We engaged in a lot of reflection over the break. Wow what a year. We hope that several aspects of our new normal stick around while we will be happy to see some go away :-)
Personally I spend a lot of time thinking about what matters and how that has changed in some respects and in others it has not.
We do know we are stronger for "this" and it is a great time to be a Cub. Thank you for all of your support and positive energy as we have navigated through these waters attempting to create the best environment for your children.
Please hang with us on the length of this newsletter but there are several important items.
AJ and David
What Do If Your Child Is Not Feeling Well
We have had a lot of people traveling so we want to make sure that everyone is still aware of our protocols regarding illness.
If your child is ill with symptoms consistent (cough, sore throat, stomach issues, headaches, fatigue, congestion, etc ...) with Covid-19 contact Mr. Crissey and your child's teacher and then the following protocols must be followed:
Students May Return After
10 days have passed since symptoms started, and improvement in overall symptoms, and 24 hours have passed without fever and use of fever-reducing medication.
Provide doctor’s note to campus health room staff stating that symptoms are not COVID-19-related and student can return to school.
Provide a negative COVID-19 test.
As an FYI the same holds true for staff members.
Bear Creek Dance Fit - Our First Ever PTA Fundraiser!
Parents and Families—this year, our PTA is hosting a fundraiser called the Bear Creek Dance Fit! It’s a two-week program that kicks off on April 14th. Families will then gather pledges in preparation for the main event on April 23th. This year our goal is to raise $35,000 for Teacher and Student Support, and we need your help! We’ve asked the experts at Booster to power our fundraiser to make it easier, more profitable, and more fun.
Not only are we raising funds for Bear Creek Elementary, our students are also learning how to live with character and the 5 core values of Bear Creek Elementary through Booster's new character theme: Sports City Now - a fitness theme about activating character and an active lifestyle! You can check out all of this year's character videos at FUNRUN.COM.
Check out the preview video here:
Please help our school by getting pledges from family and friends and entering them on
On Campus Numbers
Just for informational purposes we have a total of 494 students enrolled and 331 are on-campus learners and 163 are remote learners. We are currently at approximately 67% capacity which is the 3rd highest percentage in the district.
Commitment Forms And Registration
As we prepare for the 2021 -2022 school year we need two tasks completed, both of which are required by the district.
1 – AISD registration. Currently we only have about 70% of students registered. Our staffing is based on this and we need to have 100% by the end of the week if at all possible. Please go to this link for detailed information.
THIS % IS HOW WE GET STAFFED SO IT IS IMPERATIVE TO GET THIS DONE. THANK YOU!
2 – Bear Creek Commitment Form
We as a campus is also required to gain commitment from family for intent regarding the 2021-2022 school year. Please complete this form prior to the end of the week.
If you think you have done the task but you are not sure I can check.
WiA Virtual Site Tour: Bear Creek Elementary School
I know many of you want in ... we want you in :-)
Please join us in this virtual site tour. The team took great care to highlight the space and the energy within.
Hello Bear Creek Cubs!
I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break and feel rested.
It seems more and more we are seeing violence occur all over our country and the world. We can't seem to escape the breaking news of when bad things happen. In a time where these events and updates can be found not only on TV, but all over the internet, it can be hard to shield our children from all the negative, stressful, and sometimes scary information.
With introduction to such mature content, questions may arise. It may be helpful to have some good tips and resources to assist in those conversations with kids of all ages. I invite you to take a look at the infographic provided for some age appropriate ways to talk to kids about violence and thigs they may see. We don't want our kids to become desensitized to these inhumane acts nor do we want them to believe this is the majority. Helping our kids talk through these situations and reminding them of their safety network can be just what they need to hear to maintain that trust they are safe.
You can also follow this link for more in-depth info on how to talk to your kiddos about violence.
Yearbook Notes From AJ And David
We have only 92 yearbooks sold so please try and get your order in so we can remain solvent. This is not a money making enterprise and the team has been working extremely hard managing a lot of input from a lot of people to make this something that we will be able to look back on with the fondest of light.
2020-2021 Yearbooks are on sale!
Don't miss out - order yours today at:
Community Conversations With The District
PTA Paw Prints
The PTA Needs YOU!
We are already beginning plans for the next school year and would love to have your involvement. We have openings on the PTA Board as well as various committees. Let us know if you are interested in being part of the Bear Creek PTA in the 2021-22 school year. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA General Membership Meeting + Virtual Magic Show-- Tuesday, April 13th at 5:00pm
Join the Bear Creek PTA via Zoom for a one-of-a kind, interactive Virtual Magic Show performed by magician Jay Mattioli on Tuesday, April 13th at 5pm. The show will be performed LIVE, broadcasting from Jay's studio, and will be interactive with all guests who log onto the show from their own computers, tablets or mobile devices. In addition to the performance, Jay will teach all viewers an easy magic trick they can do...and it all happens LIVE and INTERACTIVELY from the comfort of your home, or anywhere with an internet connection. Safe fun for the whole family!
Below is the link to get to the LIVE SHOW and the PTA meeting (same link for both events). The brief PTA meeting will begin promptly at 5pm, followed immediately by the Magic Show. Be sure to log in at least a few minutes early so you don't miss anything.
LINK TO THE LIVE SHOW: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84450586226?pwd=RjZnLzVjRlNIYkVvRkZ2djYwVFcyUT09
Meeting ID: 844 5058 6226
Spanish Immersion 21-22 School Year (REQUIRED IF INTERESTED)
Thursday, March 25th, 5:30pm
This is an online event.
This meeting will provide an overview of the Spanish Immersion program for the 21-22 school year. I will host only one other meeting. Attendance is required if you are interested in the program. The program is accepting kindergarten students only.
David Crissey is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Spanish Immersion For 2021 - 2022 School Year (INCOMING KINDER)
Time: Mar 25, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 957 5667 4967
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