BEAR CREEK BLAST

May 9th-13th

LUNCH VISITOR SIGN UP-CLICK HERE

LUNCH VISITOR: Want to come and eat lunch with your child?! Make sure and sign up to reserve a seat! *You only need to sign up for one slot per family. We have separate tables for each visiting family. Thank you!

STAAR TESTING BEGINS THIS WEEK!

Dear Parents of 3rd-5th Grade Students,


The time is here. STAAR testing begins this week! Your kids have worked hard all year, some attending tutoring sessions, THEY ARE READY! COntinue to encourage your child so that he/she just shows up and does his/her best!


A few reminders for your students:

  • Get a great night's sleep
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • ARRIVE ON TIME! TESTING WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 7:40am
  • Please pack a snack and water bottle for your child
  • Bring Chromebooks to school fully charged
  • Encouragement and lots of praise: They are ready!


The STAAR Testing schedule is below:

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022: STAAR MATH, 3rd-5th grades
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022: STAAR READING, 3rd-5th grades
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022: STAAR SCIENCE, 5th grade ONLY

Upcoming Events

5/10-18 - Closed Campus for STAAR Testing

5/10 - 3, 4, 5 STAAR Math

5/12 - 3, 4, 5 STAAR Reading

5/12 - 2nd Grade Field Trip

5/12 BCE PTA Spirit Day @ Menchies

5/13 - Kinder Field Trip

5/17 - 5 STAAR Science

5/17 - 1st Grade Field Trip

5/18 - 3rd, 4th, 5th Field Trip

5/20 - Dad’s Club High Five Friday

5/20 - Field Day

5/23 - 5:30pm 5th Grade Musical @CHHS

5/24 - 6:45pm PTA General Meeting

5/25 - Career Day

5/26 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - DISMISSAL at 3:05pm

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This Week's Golden Paw Recipients

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

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Volunteer Background Check--click here to complete

A GCISD volunteer background check must be completed prior to volunteering for field day, chaperoning a field trip, or volunteering in the school.

Principal Updates

Bear Creek Families,

We have so many exciting things to look forward to over the next two months:



  • K-5th Fort Worth Zoo Field Trips!
  • Field Day!
  • 5th Grade Graduation
  • 5th Grade Musical
  • Lunch visitors
  • Pep Rallies
  • End-of-Year Celebrations!
  • Kindergarten Graduation
  • PK Graduation
  • Dad's Club!
  • Parent Read Alouds in Class
  • Career Day
  • Parent Volunteers!


Great things are happening at Bear Creek! We can't thank you enough for your support and encouragement! We love our positive Cubs & their families!



Bryan Calvert

Principal

Bear Creek

District Information: May 9th-13th

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

Counselor's Corner

Dear Parents,


If ever you need me, please do not hesitate to reach out!


Mrs. Martinez

817-305-4853


maria.martinez@gcisd.net

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Family Engagement Specialist's Niche

BCE Spring Family Engagement Opportunities - Click HERE for more details and RSVP Links

This week:


Wednesday, May 11th, 12:00 PM Live Webex - Helping Kids Learn to Resolve Conflict - Log in HERE


Parent Recordings/Virtual Information - Click HERE


Parenting Quick Tip


Community Resources

If you are needing some additional support, GRACE Grapevine, 6Stones, Tarrant County United Way, and Tarrant Area Food Bank are some local resources.


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.

Librarian's Nook

It is that time of year where all library books need to come home to the library! Books are due back Friday, May 13th.


Please check under beds, in old backpacks, under car seats, on bookshelves for any and all BCE library books.


I appreciate all your help getting the books back!!


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"!

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.