Bear Creek Elementary PTA

This week's hot links!

What's going on in Bear Creek this week? Here's some quick links:

Pass the Hat Fundraising

View the auction packages! 

Golden Acorn and Golden Apple Nominations


Golden Acorn and Golden Apple Nominations

It’s time to cast your ballot for the Golden Acorn (Volunteer of the Year) and Golden Apple (Outstanding Educator) awards.  Each year the PTA recognizes 2 volunteers for their dedication and service to children and 2 educators who also make significant contributions to youth.  


We would appreciate your nominations for deserving volunteers and staff members. Please complete the nomination form. Please give the name of your nominee and your reason! 

Previous years' winners are displayed on plaques in the front office. Last year's winners will have the privilege of selecting this year's recipients based on your anonymous submissions.

Nominations are due Sunday, May 7th.

Awards will be presented at the volunteer tea on May 26th.







Pass the Hat is still going! If you have not donated yet to Pass the Hat can you please help us get to $50 per student?  You can donate online  or send to school in an envelope with Pass The Hat in the memo line. Thank you for all your support!


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Got your attention? Great!


Ready to earn FREE money for Bear Creek Elementary PTA while shopping, eating, traveling or even watching a movie?  Sign up for Benefit Mobile

1) Search for Benefit Mobile and download on your smart phone, then set up your account. When searching for Bear Creek PTA--search under non-profits, not schools.

2) Purchase gift cards while you're in line to buy something. Yes it is that fast! (Starbucks, The Home Depot, AMC, Target to name a few) or if you're making an online purchase (Amazon, Dominos, Shutterfly, even Several Airlines, Hotels and Cruise Lines)

3) Use the gift card to pay for your purchase. That's it! 


One person’s $5 doesn’t make a difference but over 200 families, $5 does!  Last week we mentioned Amazon is a favorite because it is so easy.  Safeway is another favorite since so much shopping is done there.  


Use the app and earn $5 for BCE PTA by April 7th and you’ll be entered for a $25 PCC gift card drawing!


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:


  • April 3rd: Forest Time Class registration begins
  • April 4th: Skate Night with East Ridge Elementary at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate
  • April 21st: Bear Creek Talent Show -- More details coming soon!  CANCELLED


Apr 23
Early Release Wednesday (1:40 Dismissal)
Early Release Wednesday (1:40 Dismissal)

Wednesday, April 26

Saturday, April 29
May 1
Early Release Wednesday (1:40 Dismissal)
Early Release Wednesday (1:40 Dismissal)

Wednesday, May 3
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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!
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 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 Everyone who adopts a basket will be entered in a drawing for a gift card! ... 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

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Community Serve Day is coming to Bear Creek
Mark your calendars - Community Serve Day is coming to Bear Creek on August 20th. More information when we have further details. ... read full article

Auction Baskets
    Thanks you to all who have contributed to the auction baskets. They are really coming together! If you have anything that needs to make it into a basket, please contact Kate Dick and arrange to get it to her. The basket making party will be Thursday. ... read full article

School Start Times for 2017-2018 School Year
NSD has posted the new start times for schools in fall. Bear Creek will start at 9:10AM and finish at 3:40PM.  Wednesday early release will be at 2:10PM. Information on start times for other schools is available on the NSD page here: ... read full article

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