BEAR CREEK BLAST
March 2nd - March 6th
No Excuses University @ Bear Creek
Want to recognize a staff member at Bear Creek! Complete this form! Thanks for recognizing our teachers! These can be completed by guardians, community members, and students!
Bear Creek's PTA Needs You!!
In order for the baskets to be assembled on time, we ask that the silent auction items be dropped off prior to Friday, March 6, 2020. New for this year is Venmo sign ups! If time is an issue but you still would like to contribute, we can pick the items up for you. Thank you for your support.
Dear 5th grade parents,
Yellow Course Selection sheets for 6th grade have been sent home with your students. Please review the courses, select courses together, sign the sheet and return to school by March 4th.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call me or email me.
All Families at BCE!
Our first annual “Leap into Wellness” Conference Event will be this Saturday at the PDEC in Colleyville from 8:30-12:30pm. See attached Flyer!
I hope to see you all this Saturday!
Thank you students for being such great listeners when Gordon Korman came to visit. You made me proud! - Ms. Gwin
POSTER CONTEST for BCEreads Night.
We need posters to advertise our next BCE Reads night. Six winning posters will win some Book Fair Bucks! Your poster should include everything listed here:
*Book Fair Shopping
Bring your poster to Ms. Gwin in the Bear Cave by Wednesday, March 4th.
3/4 - 7am PTA Board Meeting
3/5 - 4:30-6pm BCE Tailgate Party
3/9-13 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
3/18 - 2nd Field Trip
3/20 - Kinder Field Trip @Grapevine Go Wild!
3/20 - End of 3rd Nine Weeks Grading Period - Look for report cards the following week!
3/21 2-5pm - Spring Carnival
3/26 - 1st Field Trip
3/27 - High Five Friday & Pep Rally
4/7 - STAAR - 5th Math & 4th Writing
4/7 - STAAR - 5th Reading
4/10 - Bad Weather MakeUp Day (tentatively no school)
4/13-15 - 5th@Sky Ranch
4/16 - Kinder Field Trip @Dallas Zoo
4/20-24 - Adventure Week...details will be revealed!
4/20-24 - Book Fair
4/23 - 3:30pm CEC
4/23 - Family Lit Night/Book Fair
4/27-5/1 - BCE Teacher Appreciation Week
5/12 - STAAR 3rd, 4th (& 5th Retakes) Math
5/13 - STAAR 3rd, 4th (& 5th Retakes) Reading
5/14 - STAAR 5th Science
5/19 - 3:15pm PTA General Meeting
5/22 - Bad Weather MakeUp Day (tentatively no school)
5/25 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
5/28 - Last day of school - DISMISSAL at 11:45am
BCES volunteer sign up
Want to volunteer for events but not getting the volunteer emails? Click on the link below and provide the PTA with your email address.
Bear Creek Elementary's Wall of Heroes
For those of you who have sent in pictures of yourself or your family members in the Armed Forces, you are featured on Bear Creek's Wall of Heroes, which was installed by our Art teacher, Mark Fisher. OUr plan is to add to our Wall of Heroes, which will remain through Memorial Day, May 25, 2020. Therefore, if you have additional pictures of family members who are in the military, or you did not have a chance to send in your own picture, you may continue to email pictures to Mark.Fisher@gcisd.net.
Again, the staff and students are so grateful for your service, past and present.
IMPORTANT DISTRICT INFORMATION
Beginning in March 2020, students and families in GCISD will have an opportunity to respond and participate in activities related to the 2020 Census. An accurate representation of our student and family population is important for future federal funding implications. Beginning Mid-March, families will receive a letter in the mail with a code for someone to complete the census online or over the phone. It is encouraged to complete the census upon receiving the code so there is not a need for follow up communication or an in-person visit from a census representative. Please be assured that census data is confidential and forms are available in 13 home languages. Below is more information in English and Spanish if you with to learn more:
Parent Tech Academy - Not How, but WHY? Thinking Critically in the Digital Age
March 4 | Colleyville Heritage High School | Learning Commons at 6:15 p.m.
The pervasiveness of the internet and the massive amounts of information available — reliable or not — requires information seekers to also become discerners. Acquiring the skill set needed to select, evaluate, and use information and technology appropriately, responsibly, and effectively is more vital now than ever before.
As educators and parents, it is essential that we educate ourselves and young people regarding the necessary responsibilities and safeguards, as well as the profound benefits that come with living in this digital age.
Join us as we review the 5 Competencies of Digital Citizenship designed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) and discuss tools and strategies to ensure we and our students are using critical thinking to be Inclusive, Informed, Engaged, Balanced, and Alert digital citizens.