Bear Creek Elementary Special Areas

May 10th, 2021

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A Message From Ms. Saenz

Hello cubs!


Please check out our Virtual Libraries Page on Blend! I have included four new libraries: Shel Silverstein (my favorite poet), Earth Day, Spring Readings, and Space! We now have a total 20 virtual libraries to read from!


Happy Reading!

Ms. Saenz

BCE Library Curbside Request

Want a print book from the BCE library? Great!

Request it HERE.


1. Complete this form

Ms. Saenz will make every effort to fill your request in an accurate and timely manner.


To access the Bear Creek Catalog, please use BLEND (watch the video attached to the book request) or use this link: https://catalog.austinisd.org/client/en_US/bearcreek


2. Order by

Please put in your curbside requests from Monday-Wednesday.

Books will be ready for pick-up on Friday’s from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.


3. Pick up your books

Books will be available for pick-up in the community room until 2 p.m.

Books will be placed alphabetically by student’s last name.


4. Book Returns

Books may be returned to the book bins labeled “RETURN” in the community room.


*NOTE:

All books will be quarantined for 72 hours before they are put back into circulation.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me!


Ms. Saenz

Ashley.saenz@austinisd.org

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A Message From Ms. Schultz

Hello Bear Creek Families!


This week in PE we will be wrapping up our 3rd-5th Grade FitnessGram testing. We have STAAR testing on campus Tuesday-Thursday resulting in some changes to the Special Area schedule. On Tuesday remote learners will be attending PE; ALL Remote Learners will have an asynchronous PE lesson. I've created a video of class and posted it on BLEND for them to do during their assigned PE time. On Friday ALL remote learners assigned to PE that day will log into PE Zoom as usual, thank you for your flexibility with these adjustments.


TUESDAY REMOTE LEARNER SCHEDULE - Asynchronous PE Video:

8:40-9:25 = Martinez, Erickson, Bayerl

9:30-10:15 = Lawrence

10:20-11:05 = Parajon, Cottingham, Spalla

11:10-11:55 = Essenburg, Burbridge, Ciampi

12:50-1:30 = Stolinsky and Luft

1:35-2:15 = Hanna, Grotte, and Forrest

2:20-3:00 = Linnell, Mangels, and Harmon


On Friday we will begin a short striking unit that continue into and wrap up next week. Click on the first image below to see some ideas for at home equipment. Striking skills will not be assessed for grades, just some skill practice :)


In lieu of a Field Day this year we are planning a PE Play Day - Minute to Win It Challenges for PE classes May 24th-26th. More details will be in next week's Special Area Newsletter, but I've included an image below of equipment that kiddos might want to start gathering for these challenges!


Please continue to use the PE BLEND Courses as your first source of information regarding PE, and message me through Blend or email with any further questions. Each grade level PE BLEND Course is linked below.


Thank you for your continued support!


Ms. Schultz

megan.schultz@austinisd.org

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