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:

Science Fair

Pass the Hat Fundraising 

New! Bear Creek Community Survey


Science Fair 2017!


This Year's Science Fair will be held on

Friday, March 3rd.
6pm - 8pm Bear Creek Elementary Gym

(set up from 4:30-5:45pm)

SPECIAL GUESTS (with hands-on demonstration):
     Swerve Robotics  - Woodinville's World Competitive Robotics Teams - Control robots along a playing field.
     Woodinville Water District and Nature Vision - Interact with a tabletop model of a typical community to learn how everyday choices affect water quality in our watershed.
Come for an evening of science fun with over 115 student projects on display and demonstrations by scientific organizations!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to set up tables between 3:30pm and 4:30pm (before the fair on Friday March 3rd) and to break down tables between 8pm and 9pm (after the fair).
Students - Bring your projects to the gymnasium between 4:30pm to 5:45pm on March 3rd. 

Questions and Volunteer sign ups can be sent to Lisa Benado at or Mrs. Kasner at 

More information here.


New Fundraiser!


NEW FUNDRAISER--Benefit Mobile

Benefit Mobile is an app where you can purchase gift cards for something you're purchasing and Bear Creek PTA will receive between 2-20% of the proceeds. Setting this up and using it is super simple--1) Search for Benefit Mobile and download on your smart phone, then set up your account. 2) Purchase gift cards while you're in line to buy something or if you're making an online purchase. 3) Use the gift card to pay for your purchase. That's it! Our 1st recommendation is using it to purchase Amazon gift cards and then just load them into your Amazon account!


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:


  • Feb 20th - Feb 24th: No School, Mid-winter break
  • Feb 27th: PTA Board Meeting @9am
  • March 3rd: Science Fair


Feb 26
Mar 1
9:00a PTA Board Meeting
PTA Board Meeting

Monday, February 27
9:00a - 11:00a
Staff Lounge
Early Release Wednesday (1:40 Dismissal)
Early Release Wednesday (1:40 Dismissal)

Wednesday, March 1
6:00p STEM Fair

Friday, March 3
6:00p - 8:00p
Bear Creek Elementary Gym
Early Release Wednesday (1:40 Dismissal)
Early Release Wednesday (1:40 Dismissal)

Wednesday, March 8
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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 ( ) know if you can help. ... read full article

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

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

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BEcommunity Auction Donations
The BEcommunity Auction is currently seeking donations for the upcoming auction.  Do you own a cabin and would like to donate a weekend?  Are you a Baker who can teach a group of people?  Do you have game tickets to donate?  Do you own a business and would like to donate an item or service?  Do you have gift cards, that you are never going to use, taking up space in your junk drawer?  Donating these items, services, tickets, lessons, and gift cards are a great way to support your local school and community.  Of course, monetary donations are always ... read full article

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