BEAR CREEK BLAST

November 15th-19th

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"!

Principal Updates

Every minute counts:

BCE families, we need your help! Every minute counts! I can not stress the importance of your child being on time and present every day enough. The expectation is that every student is in their chair before the tardy bell rings at 7:40. If your child is constantly coming in late they are missing out on crucial instructional minutes.


Lunch Visitors:

We have finally been able to purchase new picnic tables for our back patio! Like everything else in the world, we have experienced supply and shipping delays. The good news is that we should have the opportunity for parents to eat lunch with their children starting in the spring!


GCISD COVID-19 Resources

Please visit www.GCISD.net/COVID19 for lots of resources from the District pertaining to COVID-19. There you can find updated frequently asked questions, current GCISD COVID-19 protocols, information on the GCISD COVID-19 Testing Center, information on remote conferencing, statistics regarding COVID-19 cases in GCISD and more.

Dear Parents,


This is a reminder that in the mornings for arrival, the small bus circle is for our families whose children receive special services ONLY. All other families must use the main bus circle. When you park and form a line, our special services bus, parents whose children receive special services, and our teachers who help our students, are unable to access the ramp that they need to unload our students.


Again, for morning arrival, please use the main bus circle if you do not have a child who is in our special services programs. Thank you.

Counselor's Corner

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“Join our GCISD community for a FREE walk-up Winter Wonderland 1 mile Fun Run/Walk and Health & Wellness Expo at Grapevine High School’s Mustang Activity Center (MAC)! There will be prizes for most festively dressed Winter Wonderland participants, multiple door prizes and raffle prizes! The Fun Run/Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. with the Vendor Expo open from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strollers are welcome! If you are interested in hosting a booth, please complete THIS VENDOR FORM by Friday, December 3rd. PTA, Campus Groups, Student Groups, Community Businesses, and more welcome!”


“Acompaña a nuestra comunidad GCISD a un evento totalmente GRATUITO donde podrás participar en un carrera divertida “Paraíso Invernal,” donde podrás correr o caminar una milla y al mismo tiempo diviértete, y una expo de la salud y bienestar. Este evento tendrá lugar en el Centro de Actividades Mustang en Grapevine High School (MAC). Vamos a contar con premios para los participantes que visten como los festivos de diciembre, premios a la entrada, y rifa de regalos. La carrera divertida empieza a las 9:30 am con la exposición de puestos abierta de 10:00 am-12:00 pm. ¡Carreolas son bienvenidos! Si estás interesado en tener tu propio espacio en la expo, por favor LLENE ESTE FORMA para el viernes 3 de diciembre. PTA, organizaciones de estudiantes, negocios en la comunidad, y todos son bienvenidos!”

Family Engagement Specialist's Niche

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Parents/Guardians, please complete THIS SURVEY to share your thoughts and ideas on Family Engagement at Bear Creek.


If you ever need any support or help finding resources for your child/family, please do not hesitate to reach out to me! My office number is 817-251-5620 ext. 2472, my email is sarah.burey@gcisd.net, and HERE is my website with some Family Resources linked.


Community Resources

If you are needing some additional support during the holiday season, GRACE Grapevine, Tarrant County United Way, and Tarrant Area Food Bank are some local resources.


Family Tip

At our Family Gratitude Craft Night, we learned 4 Steps to help us grow in gratitude: Notice, Think, Feel, Do. You can read more about those steps HERE. You can also use THIS GAME and THIS SCAVENGER HUNT to help your family grow in Gratitude.

Librarian's Nook

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Bear Creek’s Scholastic Book Fair

November 29-December 3


Visit our website to set up your child’s eWallet!

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/bearcreekelementaryschool10

Every week we recognize students who are demonstrating our BCE credo! Our credo is WORK HARD-SHOW RESPECT-BE KIND-NO EXCUSES. Mr. Calvert and Dr. Stevens 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!

Visitor/Volunteer Guidelines 2021-2022

Please view the updated visitor/volunteer guidelines below. We will continue with campus plans for the start of the year events. There are a few adjustments in consideration of the current high community spread. Please review the 2021-2022 COVID-19 Protocols prior to attending campus events.


Visitor/Volunteer Guidelines 2021/2022

District COVID Protocols for 2021-2022

District Information

Keep updated with information from the district to help navigate your student's school year

Upcoming Events

11/22-26 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)

11/29-12/3 - Scholastic Book Fair

12/8 - Look for 6 Week Progress Reports in Skyward

12/14-15 - PTA Peppermint Village

12/17 - 11:45 am EARLY RELEASE DAY

12/18-1/4 NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)

1/5 - Return to School

1/7 - Look for 2nd Nine Week Report Cards in Skyward

1/17 - NO SCHOOL (Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday)

Join BCE PTA!

Please help us reach our goal of having every family join the Bear Creek PTA! The PTA does many wonderful things for our students, staff, and community!


Look for the PTA sign up booth at Meet the Teacher!

  • Memberships are $8.50 each ($9.00 if you use card).
  • There is not obligation to volunteer. Joining PTA helps make events for students and support for teachers possible. See the membership form for more info on what PTA does.
  • Our goal as a PTA is 200 members before October 1.