Bear Tracks

Bear Tavern Weekly information - April 29 , 2016

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Note from the Principal

Happy Friday Bear Tavern Staff,

You have probably noticed our new addition in the lobby. We'll be getting some shad eggs in the next few weeks. The interesting thing about the shad (this weekend is the Shad Fest in Lambertville if you want to learn more) is that they will only be in our school for a week. We get the eggs on a Monday (either May 9 or 16) and they are released in the Delaware on that Friday. We'll document the process and there are 4th grade classes working gathering information as we speak!

It is funny to compare/ contrast the experience of the Trout and Shad. One has been long and steady and slow, while the other is very fast and fleeting and gone before you know it.

In a way, the next 7 weeks will feel like that. In some respects it will feel like the end of a long school year that started in September, but in others, it will feel like a compilation of moments that fly by us and are easy to miss if we blink!

Just remember to enjoy every second (even the stressful ones) and if frustrations, deadlines, or other trying moments come, they too will pass. But don't let the moments pass too quickly. I'd argue that this has been a special year at Bear Tavern (thanks to you!), and we know that it will ultimately come to an end. Stay alert and open for all the positive moments and be present for the experience. I can guarantee it will be June 23 before we all know it.

Thank you for all that you do at Bear Tavern. Let's make every day count.

I am in need of some input regarding the last week of school, the last Den Group Meeting and other thoughts you'd like to share. Please take this quick opportunity to share your ideas/feedback on a few end of the year activities: CLICK HERE.



Special Reminders & Upcoming Dates

Information & Reminders:

  • STAFF LUNCHEON (1/2 Day district PD) - More details will follow, but we will celebrate May Day in the morning and will have an assembly at approximately 11:15 am. I am working to have parent volunteers assist in monitoring the crowd, but if you are interested in volunteering for a shift, please CLICK HERE. Compliments of the PTO. The assembly will run approximately one hour.

  • Being that we have May Day Activities starting at 10:15 am and are not running a schedule on Monday 5/9; we will utilize May 9 for our May Den Groups Meeting. Please mark your calendars. The specifics will come in a stand-alone communication with agendas and objectives for May/June Den Groups. The meetings will be from 8:45 am - 10 am.


Friday 4/29 - Preschool Colab Day

Friday 4/29 - Girls on the Run

MONDAY & TUESDAY 5/2 & 5/3- MATH PARCC (special schedule)

Monday 5/2 - After School Enrichment (only Young Rembrandts & Magic Science)

Tuesday 5/3 - 3rd Grade Ice Cream Party

Tuesday 5/3 - Girls on the Run / Let Me Run

Wednesday 5/4 - Principal's Cabinet (Make Up PARCC)

Thursday 5/5 - (Make Up PARCC) Let Me Run / Girls on the Run / Art Enrichment / Soccer Shots / YMCA Ballet

Friday 5/6 - (Make Up PARCC) Art Enrichment /TGA Tennis /Girls on the Run /Let me Run

Friday 5/6 - Percussion Ensemble / Princeton Symphony Orchestra 4th Gr APR 8:45 - 9:45

Friday 5/6 - HVEF Galla

Monday 5/9 - 1/2 DAY (PD) - MAY DAY!

Monday 5/9 - Den Groups (8:45 - 10 am)

Monday 5/9 - Staff Luncheon 11:15 - 12:30

Tuesday 5/10 - (Make Up PARCC) Girls on the Run / Let me Run

Tuesday 5/10 - Richardson Auditorium 12:25 - 2:30 - Grades 3 & 5

Wednesday 5/11 - Grade Level Mtgs

Thursday 5/12- Art Enrichment, Soccer Shots, YMCA Ballet, Let Me Run

Friday 5/13 - Pre School Colab Day, Art Enrichment, Girls on the Run

Monday 5/16 - Faculty Mtg (Aflec Rep brief presentation to start)

Monday 5/16 - Olivia Wahl 3rd Grade

Tuesday 5/17 - Olivia Wahl 5th Grade, Girls on the Run, Let Me Run

Wednesday 5/18 - Olivia Wahl 4th Grade

Wednesday 5/18 - 5th Grade Trip to Philadelphia

Wednesday 5/18 - PTO General Mtg (I would love to have multiple fac reps attend)

Wednesday 5/18 - Picture Retakes

Thursday 5/19 - Zoo 1st Grade

Thursday 5/19 - YMCA Ballet, Soccer Shots, Art Enrichment, Let Me Run

Friday 5/20 - Pre K to Howell Farm, Girls on the Run

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