The Cub Hub

Notes from the Den | Volume 1: Issue 4 - August 31, 2020

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Note From David and AJ


Hello Cubs,


We are very excited to announce our teachers will be moving in on Wednesday. Be sure to check both our Facebook and Twitter feeds as we will be sharing lots of positive images and stories. Wow, what a team effort. Thank you!


David & AJ

Class Lists

I appreciate everyone's warm words about our reveal. I sincerely apologize about the mixup with the two kindergarten classes. If you know me you know how much I do not like making mistakes and your grace was so very appreciated. There were a few other errors and again thank you for pointing them out and letting us fix them.


If we missed anyone please contact me and we will get it fixed in a jiffy.

Remote Learning | Schedule


Please see the remote learning schedule below. If you have questions, please shoot us an email or give us a call. Please note this has not changed and we have full confidence that this is our final schedule.


We tried to be as consistent as possible across grade levels. Because our special areas (art, music, and PE) have to be synchronous, we had to spread them throughout the day as we would if we were on campus. Because there are different blocks for those special areas, the schedule cannot be the same for each grade level.


Please note that based on TEA guidelines the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students have the same amount of synchronous instructional minutes and pre-k and kindergarten have the same amount of synchronous instructional minutes.


Also note that all grade level teachers will be in lock step with schedules and assignments. The schedule and these instructional expectations have been created intentionally to accommodate the multiple learning pods that are being formed to help the community distribute the logistical load of remote learning.


* Download the PDF for the clearest view of the schedule.

Technology Distribution


iPads For Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade


You now be able to pick up at Bear Creek with a target date of Wednesday. We will send a separate email to indicate logistics.


Chromebooks For Third Grade, Fourth Grade And Fifth Grade


We have small shipment of Chromebooks slated for delivery on Thursday for pick up at Bear Creek. We will send a separate email to indicate logistics.

Bridge Camp


We're excited to launch the Bear Creek Elementary virtual bridge camp! This is a series of learning experiences that will introduce both parents and students to Bear Creek culture and community. Through the bridge camp course, you and your child will familiarize yourselves with useful tech tools and take time to process elements of an authentic learning partnership between school and home.


Very few people have taken advantage of this and I really cannot stress how important this is and how much more prepared you will be for the year.


Campers, click the link below when you're ready to begin and I'll see you there:


https://sites.google.com/austinisd.org/bridgecamp20-21/home

Counselor Connect


As your school counselor, I am super-duper excited to meet all the students that will be joining us this year. In this unusual time, I am trying (like all of us) to CONNECT!


In a MASSIVE effort to meet each and every student "eyeballs to eyeballs" and get to know a bit about them, I would like to schedule a quick Zoom meeting with each student. Ha! This is not a joke:) It is my first and most important goal, to know your kids.


Attached you will find a sign-up sheet for the week of Sept 1-4. I will send out a new signup sheet every week until I have finished my goal! So if you don't find a time that works for you this time. There will be more options in the future.


The Zoom link is included. One link for all time slots. Your child will be placed in the waiting room until I let them enter their session. 1 student at a time.


Feel free to email me with questions (alyssa.sheeran@austinisd.org)


I look forward to meeting with your student soon!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CAFA62AA1FBC25-counselor


Alyssa Sheeran

PTA Paw Prints


The Bear Creek PTA is proud to introduce the Bear Creek Spirit Store-- your one-stop shop for t-shirts and items to show your pride in Bear Creek Elementary. PTA memberships also available for purchase in one easy transaction.


The Spirit Store is all virtual this year-- simply order online and your order will be available for pickup in late September (more details to follow). All major credit cards accepted + a small credit card processing fee. All proceeds benefit the Bear Creek PTA. All orders must be placed by September 15th or while supplies last.


Shop Today!


https://bearcreekspiritstore.cheddarup.com

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Bear Creek Q & A

Thursday, Sep. 3rd, 5pm

This is an online event.


We will host another Q & A session without an agenda. Please feel free to stop by at any point during the hour long Zoom Session.


Bear Creek Q & A

Time: Sep 3, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


https://zoom.us/j/98097957882?pwd=Q2RQNDdkSFBSVjY5N3JkeDF5K3RLZz09


Meeting ID: 980 9795 7882

Passcode: 1V55Xq