BEAR CREEK BLAST

November 1st - 5th

At Bear Creek, we are proud to be a member of the No Excuses University Network. As a No Excuses School we believe that every student has a right to be educated in a way that prepares them for college. We discuss goals, have college conversations, and end our announcements each day with the phrase "After high school comes college"!

Principal Updates

Every minute counts:

BCE families, we need your help! Every minute counts! I can not stress the importance of your child being on time and present every day enough. The expectation is that every student is in their chair before the tardy bell rings at 7:40. If your child is constantly coming in late they are missing out on crucial instructional minutes.


Lunch Visitors:

We have finally been able to purchase new picnic tables for our back patio! Like everything else in the world, we have experienced supply and shipping delays. The good news is that we should have the opportunity for parents to eat lunch with their children starting in the spring!


GCISD COVID-19 Resources

Please visit www.GCISD.net/COVID19 for lots of resources from the District pertaining to COVID-19. There you can find updated frequently asked questions, current GCISD COVID-19 protocols, information on the GCISD COVID-19 Testing Center, information on remote conferencing, statistics regarding COVID-19 cases in GCISD and more.

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Counselor's Corner

Should you need my assistance, please reach out to me by email at maria.martinez@gcisd.net or by phone (817) 305-4853.

GCISD College & Career Night!

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Please see THIS short video from our Family Engagement Specialist, Mrs. Burey, about an incentive to attend College Night on Tuesday, Nov. 2nd at Grapevine High School and have your child’s name entered in a drawing for a gift card. Students will get a paper copy of THIS handout on Monday to bring. Make sure they return it on Wednesday!

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If you ever need any support or help finding resources for your child/family, please do not hesitate to reach out to me! My office number is 817-305-2472, and my email is sarah.burey@gcisd.net.


Community Resource

Please see THIS FLYER for a Coat Giveaway hosted by a local church on Nov. 13th (register using the link on the flyer)


Family Tip

We had a great Red Ribbon Week at Bear Creek! So many kids and staff had fun dressing up with our themes to help remind us of the importance of living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. I want to encourage you, as parents/guardians, to keep the lines of communication open with your child (at an age-appropriate level), and to help with that, click HERE for a great resource that gives developmentally appropriate tips.

Librarian's Nook

Remember to have your child bring their library books back to school so that they will be able to check out more books!


Mrs. Vitek

Every week we recognize students who are demonstrating our BCE credo! Our credo is WORK HARD-SHOW RESPECT-BE KIND-NO EXCUSES. Mr. Calvert and Dr. Stevens 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!

Visitor/Volunteer Guidelines 2021-2022

Please view the updated visitor/volunteer guidelines below. We will continue with campus plans for the start of the year events. There are a few adjustments in consideration of the current high community spread. Please review the 2021-2022 COVID-19 Protocols prior to attending campus events.


Visitor/Volunteer Guidelines 2021/2022

District COVID Protocols for 2021-2022

District Information

Keep updated with information from the district to help navigate your student's school year

Upcoming Events


11/2 - Election Day (BCE is a precinct)

11/9 - Picture Make Up Day

11/11 - 1:30pm Veteran’s Day Program on blacktop

11/11 - 6:45pm PTA General Meeting

11/22-26 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)

11/29-12/3 - Scholastic Book Fair

12/3 - 6:30-8:30pm PTA Cookies with Santa

12/8 - Look for 6 Week Progress Reports in Skyward

12/17 - 11:45 am Early Release Day

12/18-1/4 NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)

1/5 - Return to School

1/7 - Look for 2nd Nine Week Report Cards in Skyward

1/17 - NO SCHOOL (Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday)

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!


Look for the PTA sign up booth at Meet the Teacher!

  • 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.