May 21-26, 2022
Last Week of School! (Last Day is Thursday, May 26)
GCISD Covid-19 Resources
GCISD Calendar Changes
Due to GCISD’s recent closure on February 24 due to winter weather, beginning on March 7, ten (10) minutes will be added to the end of each school day to recover the necessary amount of instructional minutes. New release times for GCISD schools will be as follows:
Elementary - 3:05 p.m.
Middle - 3:35 p.m.
High - 4:10 p.m.
Just as a reminder, due to the previous closures due to weather and COVID-19, the following changes are still in effect:
Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26 will no longer be early release days, except for high school students. All elementary and middle school students will attend school for the full day.
NOTE: These changes do not affect the instructional calendars for Collegiate Academy or iUniversity Prep.
We are so excited about our upcoming College & Career Day on Wednesday, May 25th! We hope you will consider signing up to share about your career and/or college with our students! Each grade level has their own Sign Up with different time slots to present to individual classes (Pre-K is a little different). You are welcome and encouraged to sign up for multiple classes/grade levels. If you feel like your presentation would be beneficial for a larger group than just one class, please email Sarah Burey at email@example.com. Also, if you are unable to attend in person but would like to create and send a short video, you can email it to Sarah. The deadline to sign up is Friday, May 20th.
Grade level sign up link:
Daily Folder and Blue Book Bag Procedures
Review Sight Words and sign reading log in blue book bag.
- When practicing sight words, practice the SPELLING of the word, instead of sounding out the word.
- Read at least one book in your child's blue book bag daily and write in reading log.
What Are We Learning This Week?
ATTENDANCE: In the event that your child is or will be absent from school, we would appreciate it if you would let us know! You can do so by:
-Calling the school to let the front office know. Our number is 817-305-4860.
-Emailing your child’s teacher to let them know.
-Emailing the attendance clerk, Mrs. Stewart, (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
To excuse the absence, written notification is required and should be turned into Mrs. Stewart in the office.
TARDIES: Please have your student at your teacher’s door by 7:40 so that the class can start the day with as few interruptions as possible. The tardy bell rings at 7:40, after which time you will need to check-in at the office and your child will be counted tardy.
SNACK & LUNCH: Make sure your child's healthy (dry and nut free) snack is separate from their lunch box. Also, talk with your child each morning about whether or not they will be buying their lunch. Lunch is free for the 2021-2022 school year. Additionally, they should be able to decipher their snack from lunch. Lunch will be from 10:30-11:00am.
DISCIPLINE: As part of the Bear Creek Campus, Kindergarten will follow the district Student Code of Conduct. https://www.gcisd.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_96229/File/Students/Student%20Handbook/1819_CodeConduct_Final.pdf
FOLDERS: Please check your child’s folder everyday and the Bear Creek Smore for the latest information. Please sign/inicial the calendar inside the folder to show us that you reviewed the folder and place it back in your child’s backpack daily.
CHANGE OF CLOTHES: Please ensure that you keep a clean change of clothes (season appropriate) in your student’s backpack at all times. In the event your child has an accident, it would be helpful if your child knows how to change their clothes as independently as possible.
GYM: All students must wear tennis shoes every day so they can participate in the gym. If your child is wearing a skirt, please make sure she is wearing shorts underneath.
LOST ITEMS: Please make sure all items are labeled with your child's name. In the event that something is lost or misplaced, you may contact the front office and they will direct you to our lost and found.
ITEMS FROM HOME: Please do not allow your child to bring any toys or other materials from home, as they may get damaged or misplaced.
BIRTHDAYS: Due to the rise in the number of students that have reported food-related allergies, we ask parents that are interested in celebrating their child’s birthday at school to send a non-edible treat (stickers, pencils, etc.). Please make sure you include ALL the students in the class. The students love stickers, pencils, etc. and our Bear Creek teachers do a wonderful job at making sure the students feel special on their birthdays.
-What do I do with my child's "dismissal" sign?
Make sure to utilize your dismissal sign EACH day at dismissal. Anyone picking up students MUST have a sign. Please keep your car sign visible (visor/dash/mirror) until your child is in your car. If you lose it or need more, please let your child’s teacher know and we can make another.
-What if I walk to pick up my child?
All students and parents are required to use the crosswalk while on school grounds. Please stand at or near the bike rack with your dismissal sign until your child is called and comes to you.
-What happens if I am late to pick up my child?
Any student not picked up by 3:10 PM will need to be signed out in the front office.
-What if my child needs help buckling their seat belt/ car seat?
If you need to help your child after they are in your vehicle, please pull around to the other side of the bus circle where there is room to stop and assist them without impeding traffic.
-What if someone different is picking them up?
It is always best to contact your child's teacher to let them know if your child's pick up routine will be different. Please send your dismissal sign with the person that is picking up your child.
-How many car lines are there at dismissal?
There is only ONE car line for both Pre-K and Kindergarten. Any cars or buses that bypass the carline are doing so to pick up their student from special services. Please do not cut in front of any cars that have been waiting in line.
-Which direction do I go when I leave?
Right turn only on exit from 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM.
Join BCE PTA!
Please help us reach our goal of having every family join the Bear Creek PTA! The PTA does many wonderful things for our students, staff, and community!
- Memberships are $8.50 each ($9.00 if you use card).
- There is not obligation to volunteer. Joining PTA helps make events for students and support for teachers possible. See the membership form for more info on what PTA does.
- Our goal as a PTA is 200 members before October 1.