The Cub Hub

Notes from the Den | Volume 1 : Issue 34 - April 26, 2021

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Principal's Message

Happy Monday Team Bear Creek,

Please accept our deepest appreciation for the outstanding show of support for our fundraiser. We are excited to start thinking about all the enhancements to our spaces and tangible teacher support that will occur with those funds.

Also we still need family photos for our movie celebrating of all our Bear Creek families.

AJ and David

What To 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.


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.

Department Newsletters

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Boostherthon DanceFit Update

Cubs, the Bear Creek Dance Fit Fundraiser was so much fun! Did you know even now, after the dance party, people are still making pledges? All of your dancing minutes have been logged and we have hit $48,700 which means Mr. Crissey will dye his beard blue AND work half of the day from the roof!

Pledging is still open until this Friday, April 30th and your prizes will be delivered 2 weeks after pledging closes.

Don't forget to get in those last-minute pledges. THANK YOU for your support and your dance moves! We can't wait to see what Bear Creek's final number is!

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Pride Week At Bear Creek Elementary aka Bear Creek Elementary Is Proud Of All Of Our Families

At Bear Creek Elementary we are proud of all of our families and this is our theme for AISD's annual Pride Week. Below is a day by day list of our dress up themes, words of the day, and associated books. You will also be able to see AISD Board Policy as well so you have context.

We will not deviate from this list in any sense or form formally or informally. To be clear our common language will focus on our families and our daily words.

We are promoting our core values of connection, integrity, resiliency, courage, and empathy.

We invite you to send in a photo (or an image of a slide with multiple photos) of your family to this week so we can compile a movie that highlights all of our families.

We will also provide a link (next Monday in The Cub Hub) to an opportunity board that has a variety of read alouds for you as a parent to access (if you would like to) that explores a variety of family structures. This opportunity board is not being shared or highlighted to our students. This is simply a resource for parents if you would like to explore different family structures.

These activities were vetted through our staff and then publicly at our last Bear Creek Elementary Campus Advisory Council. We spent a great deal of time discussing our role as a school and our place in your child’s life. We believe that all of our activities and programming should be developmentally and socially appropriate keeping in mind our role and yours.

From AISD Central Office

Why Pride Week? Refer to the District Website or our LOCAL BOARD POLICY (below.)

The District has established as a core value respect for every individual and as a goal fostering and modeling this core value. The District believes that a valuable element of education is development of respect for all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, immigration status, or any other basis prohibited by law. The District is committed to providing all students a positive learning environment that enhances personal safety and promotes respect, dignity, and equality. High standards are expected for both academic achievement and for behavior. Principals are expected to implement schoolwide, classroom, and individual systems to teach and support positive student behaviors and to respond to and make every reasonable effort to prevent all forms of bullying, harassment, and violence among students.

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The above link is a book board that has multiple staff members reading a variety of titles that celebrate our differences. The following books are highlighted:

Stella Brings The Family

The Great Big Book of Families

Same, Same But Different

The Case For Loving

A Family Is A Family Is A Family

My Family, Your Family

I Love Saturdays

Hot, Hot Roti For Daddy

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Outside Food / Deliveries For Students

This has been addressed before but we know that things get lost over time. We do not accept deliveries for students for special occasions (e.g. birthdays, special events.) this is partly COVID-19 related and also we are following suit with many campuses regarding the elimination of birthday treats and bags.

PTA Paw Prints

Want to serve on the PTA?

We are trying to finalize our PTA planning for the next school year and would love to have your involvement. We have openings on the PTA Board as well as various committees including Fundraising, Programs & Events and Teacher Appreciation. Let us know if you are interested in being part of the Bear Creek PTA in the 2021-22 school year. Email us at

Help us Appreciate our Teachers!

Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner and PTA wants to show our awesome teachers some LOVE! We will be stocking the lounges around campus with snacks and goodies and we need your help. Sign up below to pick up some snacks, treats, or gift cards. Reminder that all items must be dropped THIS SATURDAY, May 1st at 12700 Cricoli Drive.

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