Bear Business

2019-2020 Issue 23, February 10, 2020

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This Week's Happenings at Bayyari Elementary

Counselor's Corner

Do you know about the Arkansas Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program?

The Home Energy Assistance Program helps low-income households with home energy costs by administering Regular Assistance and Crisis Intervention Programs. Each program provides financial assistance to eligible households with a one-time per year payment to the household's energy supplier or, under certain circumstances, to the applicant. The Crisis Intervention Program provides assistance to eligible households facing energy-related emergencies. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Arkansas and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs. You must also meet annual household income requirements. A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible. Go to for more information about how to apply.

Pictures from the Daddy-Daughter Dance

Meet Our Bears!

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Ms. Alicia Meza

Every week we want to introduce you to a fabulous Bear that works at Bayyari. We have some of the best teachers and staff in the world and we can't wait for you to get to know them!

Ms. Meza is from Springdale, Arkansas. She graduated from University of Arkansas, Fort Smith with a Associates Degree in Nursing - RN. This is her 12th year as a nurse. Ms. Meza is the School Nurse at Bayyari.

When not helping students, Ms. Meza enjoys being outdoors with her husband and children, birding, reading, and hiking new trails. Ms. Meza loves building relationships with our Bayyari students and their families.

Parent and Family Engagement Survey


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Upcoming Events


10 - 3rd Grade Music Program 8:30 am

14 - Valentine's Day Class Parties 1:45 pm

17 - 4th/5th Grade ELPA21 Listening & Reading Tests

18 - 4th/5th Grade ELPA21 Speaking & Writing Tests

19 - 2nd/3rd Grade ELPA21 Listening & Reading Tests

20 - 2nd/3rd Grade ELPA21 Speaking & Writing Tests

21 - ELPA21 Makeup Testing

21 - Chuck E. Cheese Night

25 - Kindergarten/1st Grade ELPA21 Listening & Reading Tests

26 - Kindergarten/1st Grade ELPA21 Speaking & Writing Tests

27 - ELPA21 Makeup Testing

28 - ELPA21 Makeup Testing

28 - Bear Bash