Bear Creek Elementary PTA

This week's hot links!

There's a lot going on in Bear Creek this week. Here's some quick links:

Gingerbread Night Information  (Direct link to pre-order)

Winter Arts Program!

6th Grade Musical

6th Grade Musical Cast and Crew Payments

Pass the Hat Fundraising


Holiday Gingerbread Night


Join us for our Holiday Gingerbread Night


December 9, 2016

 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 Bear Creek Elementary Gym

 Cost: $12/ per kit


Gingerbread house kits will be provided by pre-order or bring your own kit!



Winter Arts Program

 A great big thanks to the volunteers who stepped up and saved this year's Winter Art Program. 

W.A.P. is an after school enrichment program for Bear Creek Elementary students.

BCE PTA has organized a large offering of classes to enrich your child’s knowledge of the Arts. It offers many options to choose from and all classes are designed with fun, exploration and challenge in mind.

There is something for everyone!

 Registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 10 a.m.

Registration is now open. 

and ends Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at midnight. (Classes fill up quickly!) 

Please come join us in one of the following classes:

 Clay Creations (Grades K-2)

Create with Clay – Bite into Art (Grades 3-6)

Discover with Drawing (Grades 3-6)

Glass Fusion Extravaganza (Grades 5-6)

Guitar – Beginners ROCK! (Grades 2-6)

Mystery Busters (Grades 2-5)

Visual Arts - Bite into Art (Grades K-3)

Class descriptions and more information available here!


PTA FUNdraising at Bear Creek!


Pass the Hat is still going strong, we're currently at $10,609 in donations. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated! We want to reach our 2nd goal of $16,000 (Bear Creek Key Chains) before Winter Break--can you help us reach it?If you haven't donated yet, please head over to and sign up to be a member and donate to Pass the Hat. All of the money raised by PTA for Pass the Hat will be used during this school year! This donation is 100% tax deductible and can be matched. Please choose Bear Creek Elementary PTA (this will show up as a Tacoma address, but that is correct). Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated!
However, we're not done yet--we still have a ways to go to hit our final goal of $32,000. This equates to $75/student. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to Bear Creek PTA to help us reach this goal. All funds will be used toward PTA programming this year! 
Our next thank you gift is at the $16,000 level--Bear Creek keychains!
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far! 
100% of the PTA budget comes from your generous donations. The total amount of your donations will decide what programming we can continue to offer or we have to make cuts during the winter and spring months. We are currently working on our final all school event if we reach our goal, but we have a long way to go to reach $32,000. PTA is not doing another main fundraiser--no catalog sales or a fun run, PASS THE HAT is it! But we would still like you to ask grandparents and neighbors if they would like to donate to Bear Creek PTA. Pass the Hat is 100% tax deductible and matchable and all proceeds benefit Bear Creek PTA!
The funds raised through Pass the Hat support community events and the school through various efforts. So far this year PTA has....Hosted the back to school teacher luncheon, Ice Cream Social, Back to School Coffee and purchased Friday Folders and Raz Kids for Kindergarten,1st, and 2nd grade. We had a great time at Movie Night, Bingo Night and Missoula Children's Theatre. We've set up Fall after school classes and will start to review community grants and teacher/staff classroom grants.
We're excited to offer every student Bear Creek branded Thank You's as we reach our goals: $8,000 Bear Creek Pencils, $16,000 Bear Creek keychains, $24,000 Bear Creek water bottles, $32,000 All School Event! 
There are other ways to donate to Bear Creek PTA! Please click here to find out more.
Have questions? Please email Brooke Jones, or Kim Roemer,


PTA Advocates for all Children

Did you know that PTA has a over a century of speaking for every child with one voice?   For over 100 years PTA has used legislative advocacy to further the objectives of PTA to building a better world for children.  In fact, PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy organization in the country. PTA advocates on behalf of all children on the important issues impacting education, health and safety.
Every year Bear Creek Elementary PTA supports our school, students and families with a huge range of programs that benefit every student in the school. These range from providing classroom grants for our teachers, ensuring access to a wide range of after school enrichment classes, running movie nights, STEM fair, theatre opportunities, subsidizing field trips and so much more. 



Important Dates:


  • Dec 6th, Winter Arts Program Enrollment opens, 10am
  • Dec 9th, 6:30-8:30pm: Gingerbread Night


Dec 4
Winter Arts Program Enrollment Begins @ 10am
Winter Arts Program Enrollment Begins @ 10am

Tuesday, December 6
Early Release Wednesday (1:40 Dismissal)
Early Release Wednesday (1:40 Dismissal)

Wednesday, December 7
6:30p Holiday Gingerbread Night
Holiday Gingerbread Night

Friday, December 9
6:30p - 8:30p
Bear Creek Elementary Gym
9:00a PTA Board Meeting
PTA Board Meeting

Monday, December 12
9:00a - 11:00a
Staff Lounge
Early Release Wednesday (1:40 Dismissal)
Early Release Wednesday (1:40 Dismissal)

Wednesday, December 14
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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 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  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

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