BEAR CREEK BLAST

April 15th-19th

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"!
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Student Transfers

Applications for the Student Transfer Lottery will begin Monday, April 8th at 10:00 am until Friday, May 3rd at midnight. Check the Transfer Information page on the district website for information and the link to apply. The actual lottery will take place on Friday, May 10th.

GCISD pre-K qualification kick off

GCISD pre-K qualification kick off is on April 16th 9:00am-5:00pm at Language Assessment Center, 3050 Timberline Drive. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors that have children turning 4 years old by September 1, 2019.

For more information go to https://www.gcisd.net/parents/pre-_kindergarten

Free Parent Session Warning About Mobile Apps and Kids Grapevine- Colleyville ISD will be hosting a free presentation to parents outlining the growing amounts of mobile apps that could be harmful to kids. Open to the public on April 16th and hosted at Heritage Middle School - (5300 Heritage Avenue Colleyville, TX 76034) starting at 6:15 p.m. GCISD Chief Technology Officer will share the latest news on the growing number of apps our children are using and some of the dangers within them that parents may not realize.

GCISD Parent Tech Academy was started in 2017 as a way to help educate parents on the ever-changing world in which students are living. Now in its second year of monthly presentations, The Parent Tech Academy has grown to over 120 parents in attendance each month with a combined reach of over 1,000 parents in its first full year alone. Hear what parents are saying about the events.

“I've learned several things attending the Parent Academy-Apps. I would encourage parents to attend. I didn't realize half of the apps the kids are using existed. Good information provided to keep our kids safe. Thank you, GCISD”. - Jennifer C

“This session was very informative and I am glad I was there. I learned a lot and took home lots of useful tips and tools to help our family be better prepared for the digital world and on internet safety. Keep the sessions coming.”- Helen Orth

“This was an eye-opener for me. I am eager to attend future sessions to learn about the tools parents can use to empower themselves to protect their children in this digital age.”- Daniella D’Souza

GCISD Parent Tech Academy covers topics such as Internet Safety, Social Media impact on college and careers, Minecraft for Parents, Dangerous Apps that kids are using, Internet and Gaming addictions as well as Fortinite for Parents. Hosted by Kyle Berger - GCISD Chief Technology Officer,

These sessions are open to the public and pre-registration is encouraged to ensure adequate space. Register now.

To find out more about GCISD Parent Technology Academy check out www.gcisd.net/parenttech

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Counselor's Corner

Dear Parents,

GCISD will be hosting its annual Rachel’s Challenge Fun Run on Saturday, April 27th. It will be held at CHHS, from 9-11am and will have many vendors from the community to support healthy lifestyles. Please see link for more information.


Rachel's Challenge Info


Please remind your students to wear their Rachel’s Challenge T-Shirts every Monday in April! Hope to see you all on 4/27!



*Cell Phones*

Dear Parents,

We have been receiving notices about students sending inappropriate/mean texts to one another. I encourage you to check messages from your students on a daily basis. I also encourage a “Cell Phone Contract” between you and your child. A cell phone can be a powerful tool if not monitored closely.

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Bear Creek Staff Shout-Out! -Click here!

Students and parents can now recognize staff members for the great work they do at Bear Creek! If you would like to send a shout-out to a staff member please complete this brief form. Teachers will be recognized each month during staff meetings.

Reading Tip!

Make Connections with Your Child

Choose books about events in your child's life such as starting preschool, going to the dentist, getting a new pet, or moving to a new home.


Upcoming Events

4/15-17 - 5th @ Sky Ranch

4/19 - Bad Weather Makeup Day

4/22 - Bad Weather Makeup Day

4/23 - 5-6:30 pm Kindergarten Roundup

4/23-30 Scholastic Book Fair

4/25 - 5:30 - 7:30pm Family Literacy Night & Book Fair

4/26 - High Five Friday

5/13 - STAAR 3rd/4th Math

5/14 - STAAR 3rd/4th Reading

5/15 - STAAR 5th Science

5/24 - Field Day

5/27 - NO SCHOOL Memorial Day

5/30 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL Dismissal at 11:45am


Volunteer Background Check-Click Here

Don't forget to do your Volunteer Background Check. You must have a background check to volunteer on any campus. One form works for all GCISD schools.

BCE Parent Involvement Policy-Click Here

Bear Creek Elementary Parent and Family Engagement Policy