BEAR CREEK BLAST

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No Excuses University @ Bear Creek

At Bear Creek, we are proud to be a member of the No Excuses University Network. As a No Excuses School we believe that every student has a right to be educated in a way that prepares them for college. We discuss goals, have college conversations, and end our announcements each day with the phrase "After high school comes college"!
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Counselor's Corner

KC Club is selling Valentine Candy Grams! Candy Gram Sales will continue through Monday, February 11th. Candy Grams are Valentine’s with a piece of candy attached to them. Candy Grams are 50 cents each. All Candy Grams will be delivered and distributed to classrooms on Valentine’s day.


Play it Safe will be presenting information for students on February 12 & 13th.


Bear Creek Elementary will be collecting boxes of kleenex and earbuds for the Back to School Supply Drive. Please drop off donations in the labeled box in front of the office.


Important information for 5th Grade Parents:


AVID Ambassadors will be visiting 5th graders this Friday at 11:45am.



HMS Showcase for incoming 6th graders is on February 26. See flyer below.


https://drive.google.com/a/gcisd.net/open?id=1EJECMFdSSHcy_xOz8FOo02ul_h7PlQfGY1wQ4dQhslM


HMS Counselors will be visiting at BCE on 3/5 at 8:15am to review course selections for 6th Grade. We will be scheduling classes the week before spring break.


Please call me with any questions or concerns!

Maria Martinez 817-305-4853

Maria.martinez@gcisd.net


Spring Parent Technology Academy Sessions

Spring Parent Technology Academy Sessions

GCISD Technology is excited to announce our Spring Session line up with several new sessions. Stay tuned as more will be added to our list as we keep receiving the request from the community.

January 10th - Internet Safety at School and Home - SIGN UP HERE

Hear about the signs of online dangers, cyberbullying and more. Then dive into tools you can use to protect your home computers just like we do those at school.

January 23rd - Social media impact and building your student profile in Linkedin ( co-presented with Microsoft ) -SIGN UP HERE

Hear real-life examples of students that have lost scholarships or college acceptance due to social media disasters. Then hear from Microsoft as they outline ways to build a Linkin Profile to attached recruiters and more!

February 12th - Hour of Code - Parent Edition -SIGN UP HERE

Come dive in and experience what students across GCISD do each day with hands-on activities around coding

February 26th - Understanding Minecraft ( Presented by Microsoft) -SIGN UP HERE

Come and learn about the power of Minecraft in education, get tips directly for Microsoft on parental settings for use at home.

March 21st - Internet Addiction " Gaming"--SIGN UP HERE

More than 5 million kids may be addicted to video games. 31% of males and 12 % of females report that have felt addicted to gaming. Come to hear from Dr Kay Trotter, PhD, LPC-s, RPT-S from local Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health as she discusses the signs and symptoms of this growing addiction. Learn some tips and be a part of the discussion around online gaming and internet addiction.

April 16th - Apps Parents Need to Know -SIGN UP HERE

Take part in this interactive discussion around the growing world of apps that students are using. Go being the scenes to hear the truth behind the apps and what dangers there are to those who use them

Virtual Session Coming Soon - Fortnite ( a Parents Guide ) - SIGN UP HERE

Many have asked some come and experience Fortnite for parents. Hear about details of the game and dive into parental settings for the various gaming systems students use to play online.

Bear Creek Staff Shout-Out! -Click here!

Students and parents can now recognize staff members for the great work they do at Bear Creek! If you would like to send a shout-out to a staff member please complete this brief form. Teachers will be recognized each month during staff meetings.

Reading Tip!

Tell family tales

Children love to hear stories about their family. Talk about a funny thing that happened when you were young.


Upcoming Events

2/11 - BCE @ GCISD Board Meeting, Admin Building

2/14 - 2pm Class Parties

2/18 - NO SCHOOL

2/22 - High Five Friday

2/22 - Pep Rally

2/26 - Spring Picture Day

3/5 - 7am PTA Exec Board (plc room)

3/7 - NEU Tailgate

3/8 - End of 9 Weeks

3/11-15 - NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK

3/28 - 2nd Grade Field Trip

3/28 - 3:30pm CEC

3/29 - High Five Friday

3/29 - Pep Rally

4/25 - Family Literacy Night & Book Fair


Volunteer Background Check-Click Here

Don't forget to do your Volunteer Background Check. You must have a background check to volunteer on any campus. One form works for all GCISD schools.

BCE Parent Involvement Policy-Click Here

Bear Creek Elementary Parent and Family Engagement Policy