Bear Creek Elementary Newsletter

February 28, 2017

Important Dates

Wednesday, March 1st - Wear mixed up clothes, backward shirts, mismatched socks, etc. for Read Across America Week or College Spirit Shirt

Thursday, March 2nd - Wear green for Read Across America Week

Friday, March 3rd - Wear a hat with your BCE spirit shirt for Read Across America Week

Monday, March 6th - Wear Green for Core Essential trait of Forgiveness; Cougar Pride Celebration in gym @ 8:10am

Tuesday, March 7th - Wear Hawaiian shirt in honor of late Special Education teacher Sam Jones

Wednesday, March 8th - McTeacher Fun Night @ Bear Creek McDonalds - 5-8pm

Wednesday, March 8th OR Thursday, March 9th - 4th Grade Field Trip to Taste of Texas

Friday, March 10th - Kindergarten Rodeo

Monday, March 13th - Friday, March 17th - Spring Break - Classes resume Monday, March 20th at 8:05am

Monday, March 20th - Friday, March 24th - 4th Grade Writing Olympics

Monday, March 20th - Wear Green for Core Essential trait of Forgiveness; Pre-Registration for 2017-2018 Pre-K and Kindergarten Opens

Tuesday, March 21st - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Thursday, March 23rd - PTA Spirit Night @ Buffalo Wild Wings

Monday, March 27th - Wear Green for Core Essential trait of Forgiveness

Tuesday, March 28th - 5th Grade STAAR Math & 4th Grade STAAR Writing - Closed Campus (No Visitors Allowed)

Wednesday, March 29th - 5th Grade STAAR Reading - Closed Campus (No Visitors Allowed)

Thursday, March 30th - Kindergarten Orientation for 2017-2018 - 6-7pm

Friday, March 31st - 3rd Grading Period Report Cards Sent Home

Read Across America / Dr. Seuss Week

Reading is fun, especially when you read the exciting books written by Theodor Seuss Geisel. Help spread the excitement by dressing up and reading a few of these wonderful Dr. Seuss books during “Read Across America” Week!

Wednesday, March 1st: Wacky Wednesday - wear mixed up clothes: backwards shirts, mismatched socks & clothes, etc.

Thursday, March 2nd: Green Eggs and Ham - wear green!

Friday, March 3rd: The Cat in the Hat - wear a hat with your spirit shirt!

Click on the link above for the March Core Essentials Newsletter. Join us every Monday and wear the color that goes along with the month's trait. In March we will be wearing green on Mondays!
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Outdoor Physical Activity Before School

Starting this Wednesday, March 1st, three staff members will begin supervising students on the BCE playground beginning at 7:30am. Students should no longer play in the front of the school unsupervised but rather make there way to the playground if on campus before the building opens at 7:45. Students from the playground will still be able to eat breakfast after the Outdoor Physical Activity period ends. Computer Lab 20 will continue to be open in the mornings at 7:45am for either Dreambox or I-Station.

Pre-Registration for 2017-2018

Pre-registration for students new to BCE for Pre-K, Kindergarten or 1st Grade in 2017-2018 will open on Monday, March 20th. Visit on March 20th to complete the online pre-registration process. Supporting documents will need to be brought to Bear Creek Elementary during the Pre-Registration dates listed below:

Kindergarten & 1st Grade (New Students Only) - Thursday, April 6th - 9-11am or 1-3pm
Pre-Kindergarten - Tuesday, April 11th - 9-11am or 1-3pm

2015-2016 Federal Report Card

Katy ISD is sharing information about the State, district and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). An information letter, along with a copy of the 2015-16 Federal Report Cards for the State, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at or at
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Student Store and Novelty Book Store

The Bear Creek Elementary Student Council Store is open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 7:45am-8:05am and features a variety of school supplies for sale.

The Novel-ty Book Store is open every morning from 7:55am-8:10am and features a wide selection of brand new books for just $1.50 each.

Both stores are located near the West Wing hallway. Only students with money to make a purchase will be allowed to shop.

Parent Curriculum Resources

Katy ISD has created a site for parents to learn what is taught during each grading period. This site can be accessed by clicking here and then clicking on the desired subject and grade level. Please consult your child's teacher should you have any questions.

Birthday Messages on the BCE Marquee

Want your child's birthday displayed on the new BCE electronic marquee? Fill out the attached form and send with your payment to the front office.

WatchDOGS (Dads of Great Students) Sign-up Link

Are you a dad, grandfather, uncle, brother or other role model? Are you looking for a way to be involved at school? WatchDOGS is the answer! Ready to sign up? Visit our SignUpGenius page and pick your date!

Computer Lab 20 Open at 7:45am for Dreambox and I-Station Before School!

Support Bear Creek With BoxTops for Education

Did you know that Bear Creek could earn 10 cents for every BoxTops for Education coupon that is collected and submitted? Look for the BoxTops for Education coupon and bonus certificates on products you buy, cut them off and deliver them to BCE! That is all it takes! Last year we earned $1,095.10... let's beat that amount in the 2016-2017 school year!

There is a new way to earn money for BCE - through the BoxTops for Education App - see below for more ways to support BCE!

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