Bear Creek Elementary PTA

October 2014

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PTA General Membership Meeting - New Date November 24 @ 11:30 AM
Our first PTA General Meeting is being rescheduled for November 24, 11:30 AM. The meeting was previously scheduled for November 3rd. Please check future Bear Tracks for location. We hope you can make it to the meeting. At this meeting we will cover some budget changes.

See you then!

6th Grade Musical Audition Information
Rehearsal dates/times, audition materials, and permission forms are available here. Parents must have an account to access these materials!

See's Candy Fundraiser November 14 - 30
Get ready for some sweet fundraising this holiday season! Information about the See's Candy fundraiser will be coming home with your kids on November 14th. If you would like to help out please contact Liz Glick at or Kris Pedro at

PTA Membership
A HUGE thank you to all those who have already joined this year's PTA! Unfortunately we haven't yet reached our goal of 100% Membership! Please don't delay - Our first submittal to Washington State PTA is this month and we'd love to have strong representation! If you have not yet joined, please take a moment to join the TEAM today!

PTA’s Annual Reflections Program
2014-2015 Theme: "The World Would Be a Better Place if…”
This is a perfect way for students to showcase their artistic talents in one of six categories.
More information and the official entry form can be found here.

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Good news from the Art Docent Chairs
All of our classes now have Art docents. Thank you to everyone who signed up! Artwork may or not come home right away. Sometimes it is kept at school for art books that come home at the end of the year. When you do receive work from your child, you might like to ask them which artist they learned about, or which technique they were practicing. Did they like working with that medium? Why or why not?  Please keep in mind that some of the art that will come home might not look like a masterpiece. It’s is about the ... read full article

Bingo Night - October 24th
Get ready for a spook-tacular night at this year's BINGO NIGHT! We will have an extra fun evening this year with door prizes for all kids that come in costume, treats and of course BINGO! We do need your help, we are collecting small prizes ($5 value or less). Collection boxes are in your kid's classroom. Also we need volunteers to help out with this wickedly fun event and donations of supplies! Sign up here to volunteer to help out or provide some of the needed donations. We are also pre-selling bingo cards and food tickets so you can avoid ... read full article

Missoula Children's Theater
OOPS!!! The PTA Newsletter had last year's production information. This year we will be performing Robin Hood . The auditions will be held on December 8th at the Bear Creek Elementary gym from 3:25pm - 5:35pm. There are roles for those students Kindergarten through sixth grade. Approximately 50-60 students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor/Director.  More information and forms are here. ... read full article

Pass the Hat Fundraiser Update
Pass the Hat has raised over $4600 to date as of September 30th. Great job Bear Creek families! 100% of your Pass the Hat donation is directed to the BC PTA to support beneficial programs and services right here at Bear Creek such as classroom grants for teachers and staff, school grants, scholarships, art docent supplies, field trip fees, and events such as the Dads & Donuts. It is not too late to donate! Recommended donation is $50 per student but any amount is gladly accepted. If an average of $50 was donated for every student at Bear Creek the ... read full article

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