Bear Creek Elementary PTA
Fire Fund
The Bear Creek PTA would like to help a local single mother with four young boys who lost her home last week to a devastating fire. A Go-Fund-Me account has been set up to help. If you'd like to help, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/ mathews-house-fire-fundraiser If you would rather drop off a gift card for groceries, gas, pet food, please put it in an envelope marked "Fire Fund" and drop it in the PTA boxes in the foyers or in the PTA mailbox in the front office. Kate Dick will deliver any cards received to the mother right away. Thanks ... read full article
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Roisin Bennett 
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6/13/2017-6/27/2017

Book Exchange
Start collecting & bringing in your books!  The Bear Creek Book Exchange is next week - June 15th! Please send in books to be exchanged in a bag with your child’s name, teacher's name, & total # of books in the bag to the Library by next Tuesday, June 13th. Note:  2 Books = 1 Book Exchange Credit, 5 Books = 3 Book Exchange Credits.  This is a great way to prepare for summer reading!  Parent volunteers are need to help on the actual book exchange day: June 15th from 8:45 am - 1 pm.  Please contact Jamey Boschee: boscheej@gmail.com or Summer Oleksy: highmaintenanceprinces ... read full article
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Roisin Bennett 
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6/13/2017-6/27/2017

2017-2018 Board
  PTA General Meeting and Election   The new Executive Board was elected at the Bear Creek PTA General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, March 21 st ,   PTA Executive Board 2017-18   Office of president; Brooke Jones Office of vice-president; Tarah Fleming-Jones   Office of secretary; Robyn Robins   Office of treasurer; Kate Cohen   ... read full article
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Roisin Bennett 
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4/20/2017-9/30/2017

Last Day of School is now Monday June 26th
The last day of school for 2016-17 has been changed to Monday, June 26, due to the two February snow closure days. Download the Revised Calendar. ... read full article
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Roisin Bennett 
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2/16/2017-6/30/2017
Fire FundRoisin Bennett6/13/20176/27/2017
Fire Fund
The Bear Creek PTA would like to help a local single mother with four young boys who lost her home last week to a devastating fire. A Go-Fund-Me account has been set up to help. If you'd like to help, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/ mathews-house-fire-fundraiser If you would rather drop off a gift card for groceries, gas, pet food, please put it in an envelope marked "Fire Fund" and drop it in the PTA boxes in the foyers or in the PTA mailbox in the front office. Kate Dick will deliver any cards received to the mother right away. Thanks ... read full article
Book ExchangeRoisin Bennett6/13/20176/27/2017
Book Exchange
Start collecting & bringing in your books!  The Bear Creek Book Exchange is next week - June 15th! Please send in books to be exchanged in a bag with your child’s name, teacher's name, & total # of books in the bag to the Library by next Tuesday, June 13th. Note:  2 Books = 1 Book Exchange Credit, 5 Books = 3 Book Exchange Credits.  This is a great way to prepare for summer reading!  Parent volunteers are need to help on the actual book exchange day: June 15th from 8:45 am - 1 pm.  Please contact Jamey Boschee: boscheej@gmail.com or Summer Oleksy: highmaintenanceprinces ... read full article
AuctionRoisin Bennett5/11/20176/10/2017
Auction
The BEcommunity Auction still has a few items for sale. You can view the items at: www.becommunityauction.org . If you have question or would like to purchase an item, please email Brooke Jones, therealbrookejones@gmail.com .    The Annual Auction Ladies Party Tickets are for sale! The ladies only party is Saturday night, June 10th, 7pm. Food and drinks are provided. The party is hosted by Cari Carlson and the BEcommunity Auction Committee. $50/ticket--you do not need to have attended the auction to purchase. Please email Kim Galarneault; gala0058@umn.edu to add your name to the Ladies Party! ... read full article
2017-2018 BoardRoisin Bennett4/20/20179/30/2017
2017-2018 Board
  PTA General Meeting and Election   The new Executive Board was elected at the Bear Creek PTA General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, March 21 st ,   PTA Executive Board 2017-18   Office of president; Brooke Jones Office of vice-president; Tarah Fleming-Jones   Office of secretary; Robyn Robins   Office of treasurer; Kate Cohen   ... read full article
Auction Baskets-We need your help!Roisin Bennett3/23/20174/29/2017
Auction Baskets-We need your help!
The auction baskets are ready to adopted!!  Adopt a basket as a family or as a class!  It is an easy and fun way to donate to the Becommunity auction. Log into Amazon with becommunityauction@gmail.com and use password Bearcreek. Then click on the drop down next to the cart and go to your lists. You will then see all the lists, plus you can have purchases shipped directly to the coordinator of the baskets. If you have any questions please email nicolemarshalek@gmail.com Everyone who adopts a basket will be entered in a drawing for a gift card! ... read full article
Spring Afterschool ClassesRoisin Bennett3/3/20173/24/2017
Spring Afterschool Classes
If you are interested in coordinating an Afterschool Enrichment class, please let us know. We do not have an afterschool enrichment coordinator at this time so we are relying on motivated parents who want to bring a class to our school this spring. If you have an idea or want more information on what it takes to coordinate a class just reach out to bcepta@outlook.com. ... read full article
Nominating CommitteeRoisin Bennett3/3/20173/17/2017
Nominating Committee
Is still looking for leaders for next years PTA Board. If you know of any one who would be a great addition please reach out to Kristi Komissarchik at Kristi.lemonlililies@gmail.com ... read full article
Winter Arts Program Snow MakeupRoisin Bennett2/16/20173/2/2017
Winter Arts Program Snow Makeup
Of course, it happened...NSD has a snow day on a WAP Tuesday, which cancels all after school activities, too.    Therefore, the 7th Winter Arts Program class will meet next week on Tuesday, February 14th. The 8th and final class will meet after we return from mid-winter break on Tuesday, February 28th.    If you are able to volunteer for the last two classes, that would be wonderful! We are looking for volunteers for all classes, except Guitar and Mystery Busters. Please let Lesley Bush ( lesleybush@yahoo.com ) know if you can help. ... read full article
Last Day of School is now Monday June 26thRoisin Bennett2/16/20176/30/2017
Last Day of School is now Monday June 26th
The last day of school for 2016-17 has been changed to Monday, June 26, due to the two February snow closure days. Download the Revised Calendar. ... read full article
Heading to East Ridge next year?Roisin Bennett1/27/20172/10/2017
Heading to East Ridge next year?
The East Ridge PTA has invited Bear Creek families who will be moving to East Ridge next year to come and see the dress rehearsal for their school play. This would be a great time to meet some new people and say hi. Keep in mind, this is a dress rehearsal. There may be some starting and stopping but it'll still be fun!   WHO: Bear Creek Elementary families transferring to ER next year WHAT:  Beauty & The Beast, JR. Dress Rehearsal WHERE:  East Ridge Elementary Gym WHEN:  Thursday, March 9 th , promptly at 4pm WHY:  Great opportunity to ... read full article
Bear Creek PTA BoardRoisin Bennett1/27/20172/10/2017
Bear Creek PTA Board
Hi Bear Creek Families!  We know it’s only January but we are already having to prepare for next school year.  We would like to invite everyone who is interested in serving  on the board next year or knows someone who is to contact us.  We will be voting at our March PTA member meeting.  We will be voting for president (or co-presidents), Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer (co-treasurers make the load a lot lighter).  If you have any questions about the responsibilities contact Kim Roemer kimberly@roemers.com , Kristi Komissarchik kristi.lemonlilies@gmail.com , or Tarah Fleming-Jones tarahlavin@hotmail.com ... read full article
Community SurveyRoisin Bennett1/13/20171/27/2017
Community Survey
Please take a few moments to fill out the Bear Creek Community survey. This is a joint effort between the school and the PTA to shape communication and events in the future. Paper copies will be available in the office and at family events. You can also take the survey online here . Thanks for your help! ... read full article
2017 Bear Creek PTA Winter Arts Program (WAP) ClassroomsRoisin Bennett1/9/20173/7/2017
2017 Bear Creek PTA Winter Arts Program (WAP) Classrooms
The 2017 Bear Creek PTA Winter Arts Program (WAP) begins this Tuesday, January 10th!   If uour child is enrolled in the Bear Creek Winter Arts Program (WAP), they will go to the following rooms after school on Tuesdays. Your child's teacher will know they are staying after school, as well. Clay Creations (Grades K-2) - Anderson - Room 134 (Foyer B) **If you have not yet paid for this class, please bring a check made out to Melanie Kanz for $160 when you pick up your child at the first class. Create with Clay (Grades 3-6) - Gangwish - ... read full article
Car Wash CouponsRoisin Bennett12/17/201612/31/2016
Car Wash Coupons
Looking for a stocking stuffer? How about car wash coupons! Buy 5 coupons for $40. You save $1 per wash and the PTA keeps $5. Thanks Clean Planet Car Wash for their continued support. Go to www.bearcreekpta.org and look under fundraising. If ordered by Friday12/16 @ midnight they will be mailed out Saturday 12/17 which should be plenty of time to receive and stuff some stockings. ... read full article
Book Fair Thank You!Roisin Bennett12/1/201612/15/2016
Book Fair Thank You!
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came in search of their treasure at this year’s BOOKANEER book fair! Thanks to you, we had record sales that will result in helping stock the Bear Creek Library with new books for your children to read! Many teacher libraries also received your generous donations.    Additionally, the Refresh organization benefited from the generosity of Bear Creek families. All those who donated to the “All For Books” raffle helped purchase a large box of books for foster and adoptive families.    None of this would have been possible without all of our AMAZING ... read full article
Giving Tuesday-PTA FundraisingRoisin Bennett11/28/201612/12/2016
Giving Tuesday-PTA Fundraising
  Tuesday, November 29th is #GivingTuesday. Please consider Bear Creek PTA as a recipient of your donation this year. We would like to thank the 100 Bear Creek families who have already donated to Pass the Hat. We're currently working toward our 2nd fundraising goal of $16,000 by Winter Break. If you're one of the 250 families that has not had a chance to donate yet, there is still time! Please go to  www.bearcreekpta.org  and sign up to be a PTA member and donate to Pass the Hat. All of the money raised by PTA for Pass the Hat will ... read full article
Lost and FoundRoisin Bennett11/17/201612/1/2016
Lost and Found
The lost and found is overflowing. Please stop by foyer B while you are at school for conferences to take a look. Thanks! ... read full article
6th Grade Play updateRoisin Bennett10/20/201611/3/2016
6th Grade Play update
We have some dates for the Bear Creek PTA 6 th grade musical “Disney Peter Pan JR” !  Links to permission slips can be found on the BC PTA website below for more information.   If your child is interested in participating in the 6 th grade musical as part of the cast or crew please complete one of the permission slips as soon as you can so we can add you to the shutterfly site for further direct communication.  We highly encourage students who are interested in auditioning for a part in the cast to attend the workshops. All workshops ... read full article
Reflections Deadline is Oct 28thRoisin Bennett10/20/201611/3/2016
Reflections Deadline is Oct 28th
You’ve seen the “What is Your Story” flyers around the school… don’t miss out on the opportunity to tell it! Reflections entries are due on or before next Friday, October 28th! Remember, official entry forms and a complete set of guidelines are available at the school office, and on the Bear Creek PTA website, and teachers have a copy of the rules. There is a box next to Marie’s desk in the Main Office for all entries. Please check the rules for directions on format and mounting. Also, make sure no names are visible on the front of art work. ... read full article
Volunteers NeededRoisin Bennett10/13/201611/30/2016
Volunteers Needed
After school programs are in need of leadership. Our current chair is no longer available to run the program and is looking to train a replacement(s). Our Winter Arts program is quickly approaching so it's a great time to learn about lining up vendors and selecting classes to offer.    If you are interested please contact Jennifer Rodgers at je_nn_ifer@hotmail.com ... read full article
BC PTA 6th Grade Musical “Disney’s Peter Pan JR”Roisin Bennett10/6/201610/20/2016
BC PTA 6th Grade Musical “Disney’s Peter Pan JR”
YO HO!  YO HO! A pirate’s life for me! The 6 th grade musical producers have been working hard on reserving rehearsal and performance space and we are ready to have the kids start working on workshops.  We can’t wait to get the students involved!  What is a workshop?  A workshop is a time when the students stay after school to work on music, lines and choreography to become comfortable with the audition pieces and process.  We will have drama students from local junior highs and high schools join us on occasion to give the kids tips and tricks for ... read full article
PTA General Meeting October 11, 6-8pm in the Bear Creek LibraryRoisin Bennett10/6/201610/20/2016
PTA General Meeting October 11, 6-8pm in the Bear Creek Library
Speakers for the evening will include Austina DeBonte: “Who Are These HiCap Kids Anyway and Why Do They Need Their Own Classrooms?” Also, Jr. High Counselors will be going through the upcoming registration process for our current 5th and 6th grade students, discussing the new middle school model and answering your questions. It should be a very informative night! We hope you can join us! ... read full article
Reflections 2016-2017Roisin Bennett10/6/201611/4/2016
Reflections 2016-2017
This week, the Reflections Committee spoke to each of the classrooms about this year’s theme, “ What is Your Story”. Competitors may submit their work in the following categories: Choreography/Dance        Music Composition     Photography Film/Video        Literature        Visual Arts There is also a Special Artist category for students with qualifying disabilities. The deadline for all submissions is Friday, October 28 th . Official entry forms and a complete set of guidelines are available at the school office, and on the Bear Creek PTA website here . Also, each teacher has a copy of the complete set of rules for each ... read full article
Bear Creek and East Ridge PTA Joint AUCTIONRoisin Bennett9/28/201610/12/2016
Bear Creek and East Ridge PTA Joint AUCTION
The ABC Auction Committee has decided, after a year of thinking about what our community will look like in the 2017-2018 year, to discontinue the ABC Auction and its partnership with Northshore Schools Foundation. Instead, the auction will continue to live on as the main Bear Creek PTA fundraiser. We will be joining forces with the East Ridge PTA to maintain the community ties we have with East Ridge Families. Everyone involved is very excited and we are still in the beginning stages of figuring out how it will all work and starting to plan for the event. Preliminary Information ... read full article
NSD Calendar has been confirmedRoisin Bennett9/1/20169/15/2016
NSD Calendar has been confirmed
The 2016-2017 School calendar has been confirmed and a PDF is available here . Significant Dates: August 30-31 & Sept 1 Non-Student Days September 5 Labor Day 1 September 6 First Day of School November 11 Veteran's Day (Observed) November 24 - 25 Thanksgiving Break December 19 - January 2 Winter Break January 16 Martin Luther King Day January 30 Non-Student Day February 20 President's Day February 21 - 24 Mid-Winter Break April 10 - 14 Spring Break May 29 Memorial Day  June 21 Last Day of School June 22 Non-Student Day/Emerg Make-up Day June 23 Emergency Make-up Day ... read full article
Missoula Children’s Theater: Alice in WonderlandRoisin Bennett8/30/201610/31/2016
Missoula Children’s Theater: Alice in Wonderland
Join Alice, the White Rabbit and a host of others in a musical wonderland this October 15 th , 2016 when the Missoula Children's Theatre and more than 50 Bear Creek students present an original musical adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic, ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Along with, Alice, are other featured characters including Margaret, the King of Hearts, the Knave of Hearts, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and Dormouse. Also featured are the Duchess, the Cook, the Gryphon, the Mock Turtle and Humpty Dumpty. Tweedledum and Tweedledee the Fish and the Frog, Cheshire Cats, Caterpillar ... read full article
Proposed School CalendarRoisin Bennett8/16/20169/30/2016
Proposed School Calendar
The Northshore School District has proposed the following 2016-17 calendar to the Northshore Education Association:   First Day of School Sept. 6 Veterans Day Nov. 11 Thanksgiving Break Nov. 24-25 Winter Break Dec. 19-Jan. 2 School Resumes Jan. 3 End of Semester Jan. 27 Mid-Winter Break Feb. 20-24 Spring Break April 10-14 Memorial Day May 29 Commencement June 19 Last Day of School June 21   It is first year of a multi-year calendar proposal presented to NSEA for consideration. The district will notify families and staff once a 2016-17 tentative calendar has been confirmed. ... read full article