The Cub Hub

Notes from the Den | Volume 1 : Issue 17 - December 7, 2020

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Principal's Message

Happy Monday Bear Creek Cubs,

It was great seeing everyone back in the building today. Regardless of your location we hope that you are enjoying the last few days of 2020. Surely 2021 has brighter days on the horizon.

AJ and David

Department Newsletters

What To Do If You Child Is Not Feeling Well

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.

Technology Assistance

If you need assistance please contact the AISD Student Help Desk at 512-414-4357. If they are unable to assist please reach out to me at

Counselor's Corner

Dear Bear Creek Family,

Over the next 2 weeks, I will be talking with your child about personal safety in our classrooms and community. We want your child to feel comfortable talking about this topic openly in the classroom and with staff at the school. We hope you will encourage your child to talk about personal safety at home, too. Please support your child in talking with you about their concerns.

Through a personal safety lesson adapted for each grade level, your child will learn how to identify feelings that tell them that something is wrong and what they can do to stay safe. Students will also learn about boundaries and personal privacy. Additionally, they will talk about stranger danger and practice strategies to stay safe. Please contact me or your child’s teacher for support with these strategies.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at Ms. Sheeran at

Here are some ways you can help:

Remember that students should feel safe at school.

Teach your child to walk in a confident, assertive manner.

Encourage your child to walk away and tell a trusted adult if they feel uncomfortable or get “Warning sign” feelings.

With your child, practice using a strong voice or strong look. These are things we have practiced at school. Say NO!

Remind students that private areas are areas covered by a swimsuit

Remind students that grown-ups should never ask you to keep secrets from your parents

Talk about safe ways to act in situations that might be dangerous. For example, identify a safe house or store or walk with an adult or older child.

MIDDLE SCHOOL INFORMATION HERE! I am updating this Smore regularly as information comes in. This is the same information that has been going out in 5th grade Newsletter.

From the Yearbook Team

2020-2021 Yearbooks are on sale!

Order yours today at:


We need your help to fill our yearbook! Please start emailing photos of your child that you would like to see commemorated in the yearbook.

We are looking to fill the following page categories:

5 Core Values (Connection, Resilience, Integrity, Empathy, Courage) - Make homemade signs using words from Bear Creeks 5 Core Values, have your child/children hold them up for photo ops.

Winter Break Family Fun! - Send in family photos from your Winter Break

Spotted Around Austin - Send in photos in and around Austin! Perhaps spotted in Bear Creek spirit gear at Austin top spots!

Hunter 5K - Let’s showcase our community support during the Hunter 5k

Halloween - Send in your favorite costume photos!

Different Learning Environments - In-Person and At-home learners - Photos and memories both in class (teachers please help!) and at home (parents please help!)

Selfie Page - Who doesn’t love a good selfie? Send in your child’s favorites!

Pets/Stuffed Animals - Let’s show off all our furry friends (both real and stuffed)

Email pictures to your room parent/class yearbook volunteer!

5th Grade Ads:

We will be giving every 5th grade student a FREE 1/4 page ad in this year's yearbook. It would be great to get 100% participation! We will send out specific instructions to the 5th grade room parents this week so you can get the information out to parents ASAP. The ads are due on Jan. 15, 2021 but can be submitted earlier.

Any questions? Email us at

PTA Paw Prints

Coming Soon— Winter Spirit Wear

The PTA is pleased to offer a winter spirit store featuring Bear Creek sweatshirts, hats, and other warm weather gear. Stay tuned to the Bear Creek PTA Facebook page for a link to the winter shop.

Caring Cubs

Join the Bear Creek PTA THIS WEEKEND at the Avaña Pool as we host two food truck events and kick off Caring Cubs service opportunities for our community!
Come enjoy Easy Tiger on Friday 12/11 from 4-6pm and/or Bougie's Doughnuts on Saturday 12/12 from 9:30-11am.

During both events, you can bring new-with-tag items to donate to Carrying Hope as well as holiday cards for seniors to Generation SERVE. See the flyer below for details or feel free to contact the PTA with any questions:

Happy Holidays from the PTA!