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Notes from the Den | Volume 2 : Issue 13 - 10-11-21

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Principal's Message

Happy Monday Team Bear Creek,

I hope everyone enjoyed the extra day off with your family and friends. Lots of good music, football, and baseball to keep everyone occupied.

Much Love and Light,


Department Newsletters

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October Is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

As we continue to create our community it is essential that we remember our purpose statement which states :

"Bear Creek Elementary Is An Inclusive Community Who Intentionally Advocates For A Culture Of Connection ..."

Making sure we continue to include all of our community it is important to recognize October as Natioanl Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

October was first designated as Down Syndrome Awareness Month in the 1980s and has been recognized every October since. It is a time to celebrate people with Down syndrome and make others aware of their abilities and accomplishments.

Please reference the attached FAQ for information and take some time to read Grace's letter :-)

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Inaugural Bear Creek Elementary Electric Dirt Day - Saturday, October 16

We will host our Inaugural Bear Creek Elementary Electric Dirt Day on Saturday, October 16 at 9am. We will be cleaning up lots of tree beds on and around campus. We will need people comfortable with (and who own) small chain saws, loppers, and shovels/picks.

We also need a small team to put together a large basketball goal.

We will have drinks and a light continental breakfast (aka donuts.)

I anticipate this taking about three hours.

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Health Room Request

We need clothes for our health room. Particulary bottoms for both girls and boys. All ages and all sizes. We occassiontaly need clothes in the event of an accident.

What To Do If Your Child Is Not Feeling Well

What Do If Your Child Is Not Feeling Well

If your child is ill with symptoms consistent (cough, sore throat, stomach issues, headaches, fatigue, congestion, etc ...) with Covid-19 contact Mr. Crissey and your child's teacher and then the following protocols must be followed:

Students May Return After

10 days have passed since symptoms started, and improvement in overall symptoms, and 24 hours have passed without fever and use of fever-reducing medication.


Provide doctor’s note to campus health room staff stating that symptoms are not COVID-19-related and student can return to school.


Provide a negative COVID-19 test. This MUST be a PCR test not a rapid test.

As an FYI the same holds true for staff members.

FLU Clinic - October 18, 2021

The PDF immediately below this item must be completed, printed, and brought to school that day by your child in order to receive the shot. Bear Creek is third on the list for the day meaning the staff needs to complete two other schools before coming to us so I cannot give an exact time.

Beyond the PDF can you please complete this super short Google Form indicating your interest so I can give them a count. Please complete the Google Form BY WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK.

Fall Pictures - October 19

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Staff Appreciation

Staff Appreciation Spotlight

This week, Oct 11-15th, is Food Service Workers Appreciation week, and we’re honoring our wonderful BCE cafeteria staff, Carmen Herrera, Rena Huerta, & Honoria Lorenzo. What a crucial job that helps keep tummies full, brains learning, and bodies moving all day!

Please let your kiddos know so they can tell them, “Thanks for serving us!” when they see them in the cafeteria.

Birthday Book Club


The Bear Creek Library wants to shout out all of our October Birthday Book Club Friends!

This month, October Birthday Book Club friends will choose a book to donate to the

Bear Creek Library. Birthday Book club friends will create a special book plate that will be placed in their birthday book commemorating their donation, and for future BCE readers to see!

Happy birthday, cubs!

Bear Hugs,

Ms. Saenz

Kinder: Miles Kelleher, Jack Rivera, Nico Jones, Natalie Horm, Tristan Henson, Serhan Hossain, Mazzy Machuca, and Ellie Evans.

1st: Connor Corriveau, Audrey Goodwin, Alexis Shelton, Addison Woodard, Peyton McGee and Cash Plumber.

2nd: Landon Lawrence, Jazlyn Esparza, Remy Bowling, Vayda Hendle., Ella Rusch and Elise Jokinen

4th: Blakeley Talbot and Jack Lo.

5th: Camden Holcomb and Colin Kelleher.

Join the birthday Book Club:

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PTA Paw Prints

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Thanks to all who have joined the Bear Creek PTA! We are 120 members away from meeting our goal. You can still join if you haven't done so—Membership is open all school year. BUT if you join by 10/22, you will be entered in a raffle to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Memberships are available for Families (2 adults), Individuals (1 adult), or Faculty & Staff. Thanks for your support and being part of the Bear Creek PTA!


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Mark your calendar! Our Pumpkins & Pictures event at Bear Creek is back on Saturday, October 23rd. We are offering a mini photo session on the Bear Creek grounds for $25 (you will be emailed 1 digital image) along with a pumpkin patch. There will be fall crafts, cider, and a pumpkin decorating station.

Don’t need a family photo? Just come for the pumpkins and fun for $10! All proceeds benefit the Bear Creek PTA and help us support our wonderful teachers and staff.

Sign up for a photo slot here:

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The PTA Reflections program for 2021-22 is back and Bear Creek PTA is open for entries! The theme is “I Will Change the World By” and entries are welcome in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.

Entries due by November 5th!

Friday, October 29 ... Dress Up Day

We will continue our tradition ... nothing scary or gory ... no weapons and all kids need to be able to easily use the bathroom with their costumes on.

Hunter 5K - Save the Date! 10-30-21

It’s back y’all!

Save the date for the 3rd annual Hunter 5K, honoring the life and legacy of Hunter Henderson.

In-person and virtual options available.

Registration is open!

We need volunteers. Please use the link below to help out!

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Lunch Menus


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