Bear Tracks

Bear Tavern Weekly information - May 13 , 2016

Our Time is NOW...

Note from the Principal

Happy Friday Bear Tavern Staff,

As we continue on hyper drive toward June, it is easy to get frustrated, exhausted, stressed out, or some combination of all of those.

I want to share an observation. Last summer many of you filled out a survey during my first few weeks. The survey indicated that people were frustrated and were interested in building community and increasing teamwork. So, this year we decided to focus on those things. I have been blown away by what our staff has shown. You have put the group before individual needs on a consistent basis and have really gone above and beyond in coming together as a unit.

Not only do I want to truly commend you on this, but I want to set a clear goal for the last six weeks of school for all of us: to finish on an incredibly strong and positive note! This will require each of us to dig into our patience and flexibility, especially as the schedule packs up and the events as well as the end of year responsibilities increase. But it is doable! Remember to take one day at a time and be cognizant of what we indicated that we wanted our students to say about this school year all the way back in September (see below).

I am very proud of the work we have done so far this year and I believe the best is yet to come! Don't forget to have fun and enjoy the little moments.

Have a great weekend.



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Special Reminders & Upcoming Dates

Information & Reminders:

  • PTO Mtg - 5/18 - I would like to have a noticeable staff presence, ideally with a few comments/presentations about some of the events or activities that we have going on. Please consider attending and let me know if you are interested in highlighting a program or event.
  • Budget and ordering information will be coming out soon, please begin to look at ED Data and preparing ideas and needs. Comprehensive guidelines and rationale will be coming out by Monday.
  • We have an AFLAC presentation on Monday (all schools have had it during a fac meeting). After the presentation, staff will have time to wok on class placements for 2016-17.


Friday 5/13 - Pre School Colab Day, Art Enrichment, Girls on the Run

Monday 5/16 - Shad at BT!

Monday 5/16 - Faculty Mtg (Aflec Rep brief presentation to start)

Monday 5/16 - Olivia Wahl 3rd Grade

Tuesday 5/17 - Olivia Wahl 5th Grade, Girls on the Run, Let Me Run

Wednesday 5/18 - Olivia Wahl 4th Grade

Wednesday 5/18 - 5th Grade Trip to Philadelphia

Wednesday 5/18 - PTO General Mtg (I would love to have multiple fac reps attend)

Wednesday 5/18 - Picture Retakes

Thursday 5/19 - Zoo 1st Grade

Thursday 5/19 - YMCA Ballet, Soccer Shots, Art Enrichment, Let Me Run

Friday 5/20 - Pre K to Howell Farm, Girls on the Run

Monday 5/23 - Morning Meeting in All Purpose Room (not special schedule) LOCKS OF LOVE

Monday 5/23 - Lenape presentation (All Purpose Room) 1:45 pm

Tuesday 5/24 - 5th Grade visit to TMS

Tuesday 5/24 - Girls on the Run

Wednesday 5/25 - NJ ASK Science

Wednesday 5/25 - TGA Golf

Thursday 5/26 - Art Enrichment, Soccer Shots, YMCA Ballet

Thursday 5/26 - Trout Release! Part 1 (1/2 trout)

Thursday 5/26 - AXA in faculty room

Thursday 5/26 - 5th grade concert rehearsal (8:45 - 9:30 am) APR

Friday 5/27 - FIELD DAY!

Friday 5/27 - Art Enrichment

Monday 5/30 - School Closed MEMORIAL DAY

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