The Cub Hub

Notes from the Den | Volume 2 : Issue 11 - 9-27-21

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Principal's Message


Happy Monday Team Bear Creek,


Fall finally feels tenable - it will be a nice change. Big shout out to all the kindergarten families for managing so much change over the course of last week.


Welcome to our newest Cub, Jamie Camalich. Jamie is a nationally board certified teacher (and a parent of two cubs) with close to ten years of experience. She has taken over Ms. Spalla's class.


We wish Ms. Spalla the best of luck as she moves to Dallas!!!


Also welcome "back" Brittany Gabriel who is another new addition to the kindergarten team. Based on numbers we were able to regain a teacher from the virtual world and we formed a new kindergarten class bringing their ratios down from 24-1 to 17-1.


Take some time and read all the news that matters.


Much Love and Light,


David

Department Newsletters

Gifted & Talented Nomination Window (ENDS 10-1-21)


The window for nominating students for Gifted and Talented opens today and runs through October 1.


This is for grades 3-5.


You need to complete the "Parent Observation Checklist" which is linked below.


This form must be sent back to me (david.crissey@austinisd.org) by Friday, October 1, 2021.


The window for K-2 opens on October 25.

What To Do If Your Child Is Not Feeling Well


What Do If Your 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.


OR


Provide doctor’s note to campus health room staff stating that symptoms are not COVID-19-related and student can return to school.


OR


Provide a negative COVID-19 test. This MUST be a PCR test not a rapid test.


As an FYI the same holds true for staff members.

Lost & Found


Did your child lose a water bottle, lunchbox or jacket? Check out the attached picture of our lost and found and have your child come by the office to pick up their lost item. Lost and found will be donated at the end of each month.

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Counselor's Corner


I have started conducting one on one minute meetings with each student in the school. Students love 1:1 positive attention. With minute meetings, each student can be assured, “My counselor knows me!” Students are reminded that the school counselor is a support that they can talk to. I will get to know the student's self-perception on things like school, family, friends, worries, and needs.


Thank you!

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Fall Pictures - October 19

PTA Paw Prints

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Thanks to all who have joined the Bear Creek PTA! We are 120 members away from meeting our goal. You can still join if you haven't done so—Membership is open all school year. BUT if you join by 10/22, you will be entered in a raffle to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Memberships are available for Families (2 adults), Individuals (1 adult), or Faculty & Staff. Thanks for your support and being part of the Bear Creek PTA!


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Hunter 5K - Save the Date! 10-30-21


It’s back y’all!


Save the date for the 3rd annual Hunter 5K, honoring the life and legacy of Hunter Henderson.


In-person and virtual options available.


Registration is open!

Staff Appreciation From Our Room Parents


Staff Appreciation Spotlight


October is National Principals Month, and at Bear Creek we are so fortunate to have one of the very best! On this Friday, Oct. 1st, we will celebrate our dedicated, fun, and innovative leader, Mr. Crissey!


Mr. Crissey, the last two years have been especially challenging, to say the least, and through it all you have led our school community in health and safety, high standards, and joy in learning. Thank you from your BCE Family!

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Questions


Please reach out to me at david.crissey@austinisd.org