Bear Business

2019-2020 Issue 15, December 2, 2019

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This Week's Happenings at Bayyari Elementary

Counselor's Corner

The holiday season is upon us! It is easy to get caught up in the stress of the season. Additionally, many people who are experiencing grief or sadness find those feelings to be more intense during this time when there is so much pressure to be joyful and celebratory.

Here are 10 tips for enjoying the holidays.

1. Reflect on what is important during this time.

2. Make your holiday plans as early as possible.

3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from loved ones if you need it, and be specific about how they can help you.

4. Learn to see the holidays as a marathon, not a sprint. Pace yourself, and avoid over committing. 5. As best you can, try to maintain a healthy life style. Make sure you’re eating healthy foods along with all those yummy treats, and maintain an exercise routine.

6. Avoid overspending.

7. Monitor your alcohol content, and avoid mixing alcohol and medications.

8. Hold realistic expectations for a family get togethers.

9. Think ahead about traditions are stories that you would like to share.

10. After the holidays are over, reflect on what brought you joy and what you would like to change for next year.


Girls on the Run - Race Day - Bentonville, AR November 23, 2019

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Meet Our Bears!

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Ms. Emily Porter

Every week we want to introduce you to a fabulous Bear that works at Bayyari. We have some of the best teachers and staff in the world and we can't wait for you to get to know them!

Ms. Porter is from Blytheville, Arkansas. This is her eleventh year teaching. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Masters of Arts in Teaching.

When not teaching, Ms. Porter enjoys gardening, reading, and sleeping. She has two children: Caleb (15), and Abby (13), as well as 2 dogs: Gracie (5 months) and Lily (8 months).

Upcoming Events


3 - 2nd Grade Field Trip Shiloh Museum

3 - GT Shakespeare Night - 6:00 pm

6 - School Spelling Bee - 1:15 pm

6 - Caroling on the Creek - 5:30 pm

9 - GT Economics Fair

9-13 Winter MAP Testing K-5 Math and Reading

13 - 1st Grade Field Trip Holiday Train

13 - Chuck E. Cheese Night - 3:30 - 9:00 pm

19 - Bear Bash - 1:45 pm

20 - Sing-a-long - 9:00 am

20 - Class Parties - 1:45 pm