Bear Creek Elementary PTA

Welcome to Bear Creek Elementary PTA!

Welcome to Bear Creek Elementary PTA!  Bear Creek Elementary is a Northshore School District elementary school in Woodinville, Washington serving Grades K-5.  You can find out more about our school here.

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Volunteer Dashboard

Bear Creek PTA is a volunteer run organization.  We have lots of amazing volunteers, and as always have lots of volunteer openings this year. 

All of the amazing programs we run rely on volunteer help.  Helping, even for a couple of hours a year with an event setup or cleanup is an amazing help - and you get to have fun & meet great people. 



Please remember that if you are volunteering for a PTA sponsored activity, you must be a PTA member and have a completed volunteer paper must be on file with the school. Forms can be found here:



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About Bear Creek

Background check forms

Frequently Asked Questions about Bear Creek (buses, car drop off, meals & more)

Watch D.O.G.S. and BCE Frogs

Violin Registration

Spelling Bee - January 19th



What’s the buzz?!  The Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, January 19th.  We know the kids are busy at work learning new words and how to spell them.  We are looking forward to this fun event and will beeee getting all the final details with times out soon.  Keep up the great work!


 Taste of Bear Creek


Back by popular demand, this annual Bear Creek Elementary family evening event is cultural culinary fun for everyone!  Have a family recipe you’d like to share?  Want to explore the area your family originated from? Come discover your friend’s heritage and cultural traditions, too!  It is an evening of educational exploration one delicious bite at a time!  More information coming home soon.  Save the date!  Friday, January 25th 6:30 pm Bear Creek Gym

Nominating committee

The Bear Creek PTA Board nominating committee is looking for individuals who are interested in joining the board for next year. Interested or have questions? Contact Kate Dick, Jamey Boschee or Donna Gregoratto 

 Understanding Our Kids’ Offline & Online Social World:  Friendships, Cliques & Power Plays

T u e s d a y ,  J a n u a r y    1 5 ,  2 0 1 9

7 pm – 8:15 pm at Woodinville High School

Attention Northshore School District Elementary Parents:

You are invited to a special evening presentation with children’s advocate and bestselling author Trudy Ludwig


Understanding Our Kids’ Offline & Online Social World:  Friendships, Cliques & Power Plays

Intentional exclusion, gossip, the silent treatment, teasing, and the spreading of rumors are often dismissed as normal rites of passage, but research shows these behaviors are a form of emotional bullying and they are as harmful as physical bullying—with long-term negative effects. Learn more about relational aggression (the use of relationships to manipulate and hurt others) including the latest research findings, the nature of boys’ and girls’ friendships, cyberbullying, as well as tips, tools, and resources to help you empower your children in their relationships with their peers.

Trudy Ludwig’s work and presentations have received high praise from leading experts, educators, and organizations. Her acclaimed books, My Secret Bully, Just Kidding, Sorry, Trouble Talk®, Too Perfect, Confessions of a Former Bully, Better Than You, The Invisible Boy, Gifts from the Enemy and Quiet Please, Owen McPhee! focus on helping children thrive in their social world. An award-winning writer and an engaging speaker, Trudy has been featured on numerous U.S. media outlets including ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS’s “Keeping Kids Healthy,” Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Reading Rainbow, the National Crime Prevention Council’s Circle of Respect Program, and she has served as an expert panel member on Sesame Workshop’s video series addressing bullying. This presentation is for adults only

For more information, visit Trudy’s website,, or contact your school office.


Our special thanks to Cottage Lake, Wellington, Bear Creek & East Ridge Elementary Schools for co-sponsoring this evening parent event.

Science Fair - March 15th



The Bear Creek Science Fair will be held on the evening of Friday, March 15th. 

Registration forms for the Bear Creek Science Fair on March 15th are in Friday Folders this week. The registration form is also attached to this Bear Creek Tracks email. Registration forms are due Wednesday, February 14th. Please turn the forms into your teacher or the front office. Project Boards ( 24" x 35") will be provided for each project once your registration forms are received. 

Need a hand deciding on a project?? You can check out this website for ideas: .

We will be holding (optional) project planning sessions during school to give students help with their projects. Dates to be announced.

Questions can be sent to Lisa Benado at

Some helpful resources are available on our Science Fair Page.

 Join Bear Creek PTA


Don’t forget PTA membership comes with access to discounts for Great Wolf Lodge, Wild Waves Holiday Lights, McCaw Hall, PNB Nutcracker, etc. Find a full listing at: 


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Jan 13
9:30a PTA board meeting
PTA board meeting

Tuesday, January 15
9:30a - 11:30a

7:00p Understanding Kids’ Offline & Online Social World
Understanding Kids’ Offline & Online Social World

Tuesday, January 15
7:00p - 8:15p
Woodinville High School

Early Release Wednesday (2:10 PM)
Early Release Wednesday (2:10 PM)

Wednesday, January 16
10:00a Scripps Spelling Bee
Scripps Spelling Bee

Saturday, January 19
10:00a - 4:00p
Bear Creek Elementary Gym
No School - Martin Luther King Day
No School - Martin Luther King Day

Monday, January 21
Early Release Wednesday (2:10 PM)
Early Release Wednesday (2:10 PM)

Wednesday, January 23
6:30p Taste of Bear Creek
Taste of Bear Creek

Friday, January 25
6:30p - 8:30p
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Missoula Children's Theater
The Missoula Children's Theater will be coming to Bear Creek in March, but before they can come, we need to find a home stay close to school for the two directors. Can you help? Contact Kate Dick  if you can. Thanks!  ... read full article

Every $ Helps! Ways to Financially Support Bear Creek Elementary PTA:
Bear Creek PTA’s primary fundraisers are Pass the Hat and the BeCommunity Auction. But did you know that you can support Bear Creek PTA year-round while you do your normal shopping? PCC Purchase a PCC Scrip card loaded with $25 directly from the PTA (cost is $25). Reload as needed and pay with your Scrip card every time you shop at PCC. 5% of the amount reloaded will be rebated to Bear Creek PTA.   AmazonSmile Go to to set up Bear Creek PTA as your AmazonSmile recipient. Bear Creek PTA will receive 0.5% of every eligible purchase, and it won't ... read full article

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Pass the Hat
Bear Creek PTA raises money to support Bear Creek Elementary in two primary ways: Pass the Hat and the BECommunity Auction on May 31, 2019. Donations from families is what makes PTA programming and financial support of Bear Creek Elementary possible. Have you given yet this school year? Go to , click on the Fundraising piggy bank icon on the left side of the page, and then follow links to Pass the Hat. Thank you for supporting our teachers and students!  ... read full article

Remember to Match!
Have you given to Pass the Hat (Bear Creek PTA's fall fundraiser) this calendar year, or maybe donated money through the BECommunity Auction last spring? Or even volunteered hours here at Bear Creek? Please remember to match those dollars and hours with your employer if they match. Questions? Email Kate Cohen at . ... read full article

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