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"!

Around the World @ BCE

Around the World at Bear Creek is an International Event that will take place on Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Bear Creek Gym. Parents and students from various countries share culture, clothing, foods, music, dancing and other facts about their country of origin. Everyone is invited to this FREE event from 6:45-8pm on Thursday, Jan. 24. **Students are invited to wear traditional clothing from their country of origin for this event (to school and also in the evening on that date.) Contact Coach Jodi Lucas with any questions.

Counselor's Corner

Fifth grade parents:

We are currently looking for individually determined students to join HMS AVID Elective Classes for the 2019-2020 school year! AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. Students who participate in AVID receive instruction on strategies that prepare them to succeed in rigorous courses so that they become not only college-eligible, but also college-ready.

For more information about AVID, visit the GCISD AVID Website: https://www.gcisd.net/cms/one.aspx?pageId=189091


Applications will be available digitally beginning January 8 via https://goo.gl/vYHmiU

Applications are also accessible via a QR code.

The deadline to submit an application is April 5.

If you have any questions about AVID, please contact Mrs. Martinez. 817-305-4853


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.

A note from PTA

On January 29, 2019, Laughter League will be performing at Bear Creek Elementary. The performers of the Laughter League utilize the transformative power of humor to impact the lives of the children and families they serve. They offer school assembly programs for science, math, language arts and bullying as well as residency programs for students aimed at teaching core subjects through the lens of physical comedy and circus arts. We are excited to have them at our school and continue teaching our students about using good character traits. The event is being made possible by our Boosterthon Fundraiser and grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts. We truly appreciate the generous support of our BCE families and Texas Commission on the Arts.

LOVE YOUR DEVICE CONTEST!

Any student can create an entry for GCISD’s Love Your Device Contest! See details here! DUE FEBRUARY 7th! Turn in by completing entry form. If your student makes a poster, leave for Ms. Neighbors at Bear Creek (she will deliver to the district).

Rachel's Challenge Shirt Contest

Rachel's Challenge Shirt Contest

Students, you could be the artist behind our new Rachel's Challenge shirt for 2019 and everyone could be wearing your artwork. See the details in the flyer.

Spanish Flyer

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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!

Play sound games Practice blending sounds into words. Ask "Can you guess what this word is? m - o - p." Hold each sound longer than normal.

Upcoming Events

** Look for your student’s report card on Skyward**

1/24 - Bear Creek Around the World (all day)

6:45-8pm - Family Night at Around the World

1/24 - 3:30pm CEC Meeting

1/25 - 7:15am High Five Friday

1/25 - Pep Rally

2/5 - 7am PTA Exec Board Mtg

2/14 - 2pm Class Parties

2/18 - NO SCHOOL

2/22 - High Five Friday

2/22 - Pep Rally

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


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