March 13th-17th

From Dr. Bryan Calvert, Principal

Cub Families,

Our Spring Carnival, sponsored by Bear Creek's PTA, will be Saturday, March 25, 2023. More information will be coming! Have a wonderful Spring Break!

Dr. Calvert

Counselor's Corner

Play it Safe will be March 27th and March 30th.

BCE Parents/Guardians, we will be having our College & Career Day on Friday, May 12th, and we would love for you to come and present to your child’s class on this day! If you are interested, please sign up using the link(s) below (you are welcome to present for multiple grade levels) and make sure you get your background check completed on the district site soon!

Trucks/Vehicles (PK-2nd Grades, 8-10 AM)








The Bookmark - Librarian's News

Save The Dates!

Our Literati Spring Book Fair will be April 10 - 14. Stay tuned for how to use the online fair, and purchase gift cards.

From the Desk of the Family Engagement Specialist

March Family Engagement Newsletter

Click HERE to view! Make sure to check out the calendar for community events. There is also a link with some great Spring Break ideas–I hope you find some fun and relaxing ways to connect with your family over the break!

GCISD is hosting a Parent University series every other Monday evening at 121 Community Church this semester. There will be childcare, snacks, and door prizes! Our next session will meet Monday, March 20th at 5:30 PM, and the topic is Helping Resolve Conflict. You can register HERE (register early because childcare fills up!) and see more details about this parenting series HERE. If you have any questions, please reach out to Sarah Burey at

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. Dr. Calvert, Dr. Stevens, Dr. Canafax 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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Lunch Visitors:

  • SignUP Genius for MARCH
  • We have a limited number of visitor tables set up for each lunch period.
  • You must bring a valid ID when you come to check in for lunch visits.
  • Visitors must sit at a designated table with their child.
  • Students are not allowed to bring classmates/friends to the visitor table.
  • At the conclusion of lunch, visitors should turn in their badge to the front office before exiting through the main entrance.
  • Thank you for your support!

GCISD Student General and Designated Program Transfers

The general and designated programs (STEM) student transfer application window for the 2023-2024 school year will open on Monday, March 20, 2023, at 8 a.m. Online applications will be accepted through Friday, March 31, 2023, at 4 p.m.

All students (including employee students) must apply for a transfer if they desire to attend a campus other than their zoned campus and/or when they are moving from the following grades/campuses:

  • Pre-K to Kindergarten

  • Elementary school to middle school

  • Middle school to high school

Students who are already approved on a transfer and are not moving to the next transition level do NOT need to submit a transfer request. For more information and to complete an online application on or after Monday, March 20, click here.

IMPORTANT: Please know that incomplete applications (e.g. missing residency documents) will NOT be processed during this round of student transfers. It is very important that families have all the needed documents when submitting transfer applications.

Skyward Access to Texas Family Portal

Once a student takes a state assessment, such as one of the STAAR assessments or TELPAS, the TEA will report past, current, and future results to parents through the Texas Family Portal.

GCISD has updated the Texas Family Portal Single Sign-On through SKYWARD. This means parents can now access the Family Portal by clicking District Links and then Cambium Assessments within your Skyward Family Access. A screenshot is below.

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Summer School and STAAR Testing

By March 10th, some parents in grades 3-5 will receive a letter notifying them of the possibility of summer school for their student. This is due to the requirements of Texas House Bill 4545 and this letter is only an early notification. Receipt of this letter does not guarantee that your student needs summer school, only that it is a possibility. If you have any questions please reach out to Dr. Canafax or Dr. Stevens after Spring Break.

Math Telescoping Exams

Testing opportunities for telescoping in Math for the 2023-2024 school year are available in the summer for GCISD students who are completing Grades K-7.

Attendance Matters!

Notice the effect that being late to school has on a student! Just 5 minutes late to class will cost your student over 3 days of lost learning throughout the school year. Please make an effort to have your student in class prior to the 7:40 tardy bell ringing. This means that they should leave your vehicle by 7:35 each morning. If your student gets breakfast at school, please drop them off by 7:25 to ensure that they are able to eat breakfast and get to class.

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GCISD's Parent University!!

GCISD’s Family Engagement Department invites parents and guardians to attend the Parent University parent education series focusing on building strong family connections. Sessions are offered in English and Spanish. Upcoming sessions will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on March 6 and 20 and April 3 and 17. Meetings are held at 121 Community Church, located at 2701 Ira E. Woods Avenue in Grapevine, Texas.

In addition to receiving great information and connecting with other parents, snacks and door prizes are provided. Childcare is also available (limited capacity and RSVP is requested). For each session, please RSVP via this link. For more information and session topics, view our flyers: English flyer, Spanish flyer

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Upcoming Events

PTA Spring Carnival

March 25th

Hey Dude, Nice Shoes

April 6th

Bad Weather Make-up Days

(No School Unless Necessary)

April 7th and 9th

Book Fair

April 10th - 14th

Re/Max Hot Air Balloon (Weather Permitting)

April 14th

Early Release Day

April 19th

5th Grade Sky Ranch Field Trip

April 19th - 21st

STAAR Reading 3rd - 5th Grades

April 25th

STAAR Science 5th Grade Only

April 27th

4th Grade Field Trip to Austin

April 27th

PTA Board Meeting

May 1st

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 1st - 5th

STAAR Math 3rd - 5th Grade

May 9th

Career Day

May 12th

Field Day

May 19th

Grade Level & Specials Newsletters