BEAR CREEK BLAST

November 18th - November 22nd

No Excuses University @ Bear Creek

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"!

Bear Creek Elementary's Wall of Heroes

Thank you to all of the family members and members of the Armed Forces who attended Bear Creek's Veterans' Day assembly on Monday, November 11, 2019! We hope that you felt as revered as you truly are.


For those of you who have sent in pictures of yourself or your family members in the Armed Forces, you are featured on Bear Creek's Wall of Heroes, which was installed by our Art teacher, Mark Fisher. OUr plan is to add to our Wall of Heroes, which will remain through Memorial Day, May 25, 2020. Therefore, if you have additional pictures of family members who are in the military, or you did not have a chance to send in your own picture, you may continue to email pictures to Mark.Fisher@gcisd.net.


Again, the staff and students are so grateful for your service, past and present.

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CogAT Parent Letters and Results

Dear Parents of 2nd & 5th Grade Students,


On Thursday, November 21, 2019, you will receive a parent letter regarding CogAT testing that took place in October. Attached to this letter will be the results of your child's CogAT testing, and how to understand the scores. If you have additional questions after the reading the letter and the directions to interpret the scores, please feel free to contact Dr. Stevens, Assistant Principal, at kimberly.stevens@gcisd.net.

Counselor's Corner

Dear Parents,

Here is a quick survey on parent involvement at Bear Creek. Please let us know your thoughts! We would like to involve all families at Bear Creek in learning more about our school and parenting classes.


Parent Survey English

Parent Survey Spanish

Parent Survey Arabic


Librarian's News

It’s the most wonderful time of year - BOOK FAIR is here! Volunteers needed. (Set-up is BEFORE Thanksgiving Break.) Sign up HERE. Thank you!

Reading Tip



Your local library is where it's at!!! Reach out to your local library or go online to search the library nearest you! Your library can:


★ Help you find age-appropriate books to use at home with your child

★ Show you creative ways to use books with your children and other tips to help them learn

★ Provide year-round children’s reading and educational activities.

Upcoming Events

11/21 - 3:30pm Campus Excellence Committee meeting

11/22 - High Five Friday & Pep Rally

11/25-29 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

12/2-6 Scholastic Book Fair

12/4 - 7am PTA Exec Board Mtg

12/6 - 6:30-8:30pm Cookies with Santa & Book Fair

12/12 - 3:30pm Campus Excellence Committee meeting

12/20 - High Five Friday & Holiday SingALong

12/20 - 11am Class Parties

12/20 - 11:45am EARLY DISMISSAL

12/20 - End of Second Nine Weeks Grading Period

12/23-1/7 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

1/8 - Return to School

1/17 - 3-4pm Talent Show Auditions

1/20 - NO SCHOOL - Dr Martin Luther King Day

1/23 - BCE Around the World;

6:45-8pm Family Night

1/24 - PTA Coffee/General Meeting

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IMPORTANT DISTRICT INFORMATION

Menu Advisory Committee Meeting

Parents - Want to learn more about the federally funded school lunch program? Ever wonder how the menus are planned? The Parent Menu Advisory meeting includes parents and staff who review the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) to provide greater knowledge of the regulations. During the meeting, parents will learn how the menus are planned and student promotions are developed. In addition, we will sample recipes and discuss the techniques used to encourage students to take a complete meal.


The meeting will be held on December 4th, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the GCISD Professional Development Education Center: Panther Den | 5800 Colleyville Blvd.

Join Our Team in GCISD!

  • Cafeteria Food Service Workers (Nutrition Specialist) -love food service but hate restaurant hours? Work while your children are in school!
  • Bus Drivers - paid training program available; CDL drivers starting at $17.60/hr
  • Bus Monitors - Assist bus driver in transporting students w/ disabilities to & from home.
  • After School Care Aide (Kidzu) - work w/students after school & be a role model - help with homework, games and other activities!
  • Custodians & Maintenance - Follow routine cleaning & maintenance procedures to maintain a high standard of safety & cleanliness of building operations & grounds. No weekends!


GREAT BENEFITS!

  • Part time or Full time hours! Weekends Off!
  • Competitive salary! Health & Retirement benefits!
  • Fun team environment!


To apply, visit www.gcisd.net/careers

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