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. 

 

Math Night

Events like Math Night can only happen if we get the help we need from our wonderful volunteers! 
 
Math Night is a very volunteer heavy event! We need people to run the individual math stations. This would be the perfect opportunity for older middle school and high school students to gain some volunteer hours.
 
Volunteers running stations need to arrive by 6:00pm latest. There will be printed game instructions at every station and you will be given time to familiarize yourself with yours. Someone from Mathnasium will also stop by each table to make sure the instructions are clear.
 
If you can volunteer, please use the Signup Genius link below and fill in your details to let us know: 
 

 

After School Programs need YOU!
The PTA Enrichment Committee is currently accepting proposals for after school classes for
Spring Session (Apr/May/Jun).  If you're interested in chairing a class, please contact Roisin
Bennett at bceptawebmaster@gmail.com before March 23rd.  More information on what is
involved can be found at: http://bearcreekpta.org/Page/Enrichment/General

 

 Upcoming PTA volunteer openings

This is the time of year when PTA starts planning for next year. 
We're looking a volunteer to take on the PTA website management role. This is an ideal role for someone who wants to do their volunteering from home! Familiarity with building websites is helpful, but not absolutely necessary.
 
We also need volunteers to help form the after school enrichment program committee.  Without people to fill these positions, there may not be after school programs next year.  So if your student has benefited from Chess, Spanish, French, Spelling Bee, Forest Time, Violin or any of the myriad of programs we've run in recent years, please consider getting involved.
To find out more about what would be involved, please contact Rois Bennett at bceptawebmaster@gmail.com.
 

 

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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

Forest Time Registration

Fundraising Nights at Panera Bread!

 

Please join us for BCE PTA Fundraising Nights at Panera Bread!

On Wednesday, April 24th, from 4:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eat at the Panera in Bothell and a portion of your bill will be donated to our school!  Please be sure to provide either a printed out copy of the flier or an electronic version on your phone or tablet when purchasing your meal, so Bear Creek gets credit for your food purchase.

https://events.panerabread.com/attachment/6ee9c9da-bc39-4cc8-a7eb-9a96bc7b57a1/event_flyer.pdf

 

If Wednesday won't work for your family, Thursday night, April 25th, eat at the Panera in Woodinville! Again, please be sure to provide either a printed out copy of the flier or an electronic version on your phone or tablet when purchasing your meal.

https://events.panerabread.com/attachment/8e132651-24a4-4192-a807-365e2851ece0/event_flyer.pdf

 

And if you feel like ordering dinner for rapid pick-up, just add code PRFUND in the promo code box! It couldn't be easier to help support the PTA and give yourself a night off from cooking! 

Or a morning off if you grab their delicious bagels or baked goods for the next day! Yum!

Golden Acorn & Golden Apple

It’s time to nominate candidates for the Golden Acorn (Volunteer of the Year) and Golden Apple (Outstanding Educator) Awards. Each year the PTA recognizes those who work extra hard to make Bear Creek Elementary such a great school and learning environment for our kids. Now is the time to reward an outstanding volunteer and an exceptional educator who go above and beyond the call of duty.

Find out more & make your nominations:
http://bearcreekpta.org/Page/Awards/GoldenAcornApple

Forest Time After-school Class

Forest Time is back at Bear Creek this spring! Students will explore the beautiful natural surroundings around Bear Creek Elementary with guide Katie Oakley from Tree Time.  

Dates & Time: Starts Tuesday, April 30th, and runs weekly on Tuesdays (6 sessions total, no class on May 28th) from 3:40-5:15pm.

Details: For grades 1-5, 8 kids min /12 kids max, parent/guardian of each participant required to volunteer at one session; cost $120 (Do not write checks to the school or PTA. Do not send in any checks to the school at this time. Payment will be directly to Tree Time LLC and payment details will be given after you have registered your student), registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis

Registration opens April 1st and will be done online, here.

Questions? Email Kate Cohen at katemco@gmail.com.

Math Night!

 The Bear Creek PTA is teaming up with Mathnasium of Woodinville to bring you our first ever Math Night!

 
When: Friday, April 26th
Where: Bear Creek Elementary Gym
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Admission: FREE!
 
Please join us for this fun night of hands on math exploration. Kids will get to explore math at their own level through a number of different games and activity stations. 
 
Examples of the stations include:
* Sticky Note Fractions
* Tangrams
* Number Detective
* Addition Heads up
* 10 Slam 
And more.....
 
Goodie bags, snacks and prizes to be won - you won't want to miss it!
 
Not a drop off event - children must be accompanied by an adult. Parents/guardians are encourage to play the math games together!
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Events like Math Night can only happen if we get the help we need from our wonderful volunteers! 
 
Math Night is a very volunteer heavy event! We need people to run the individual math stations. This would be the perfect opportunity for older middle school and high school students to gain some volunteer hours.
 
Volunteers running stations need to arrive by 6:00pm latest. There will be printed game instructions at every station and you will be given time to familiarize yourself with yours. Someone from Mathnasium will also stop by each table to make sure the instructions are clear.
 
If you can volunteer, please use the Signup Genius link below and fill in your details to let us know: 
 
 
If you have any questions about Math Night, please send an email to Donna Gregoratto: dmpowell@gmail.com

 

Peep-a-Palooza!

Bear Creek Elementary Library is inviting students to participate in the first annual Peep-a-Palooza! Students are invited to create a diorama based on their favorite book, character or literary content using peeps and their imagination. These dioramas will be displayed in the library for the entire school to view.


 

Bring by April 22nd

 

 

 

Please bring in your Peep dioramas no later than this coming Monday 4/22 to the library so we can put them on display!" Come check out the fun!

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact

Allison Kristman-Valente at bceptawebmaster@gmail.com.

Examples can be found by Googling “Peep dioramas”

Staff Appreciation Week

**Mark Your Calendars – April 28 – May 3**

 

Let’s thank our great Bear Creek Elementary staff members for all the hard work, time, and care they put into each day with our children.  This year we will be celebrating a week early to make sure all of the staff are included (the national week is during 5th grade camp, so we are celebrating ahead of time).  Your participation and donations throughout the week are greatly appreciated.  The PTA has created some theme days & signup links which are listed below.  Please consider signing up to donate needed items or volunteer your time to help celebrate our wonderful staff!  You are always welcome to shower staff members in your own way too.  Note: there is a “Staff Giving Tree” with wish list items hanging off branches just outside the Nurses room in the front office as well as a “Favorite Things” Binder in the PTA cupboard just inside the front office entrance as well (this binder has surveys filled out by the staff listing their favorite treats, coffee, flowers, gift ideas, and classroom needs – it is a great resource!). Below there is also a sign up for the 2nd Annual Staff Door Decorating. Please also remember the awesome BCE school support staff during this week – office, playground, health room, kitchen, specialists, learning center etc. Many hands make this week successful and we appreciate your support, thoughtfulness, and generosity.  We are so lucky to have such a great staff at BCE!!   

 

Staff Appreciation Week April 28th – May 3rd Themes:

 

Monday, April 28th – Send a Card / Special Note of Appreciation

Send your teacher and other staff members a special note of appreciation or a drawing of how much you are grateful for all they do. Want to attach a treat for your teacher? Check out the “Favorite Things” Staff Binder in the Office in the PTA cupboard by the door.  Sometimes a kind handwritten thank you is truly the best teat of all!

 

Tuesday, April 29th – Breakfast & Coffee at Early Morning BCE Staff Meeting

Please sign up to help provide breakfast buffet items:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094AACA923A6F85-bcestaff

 

Wednesday, May 1st – Soup & Salad Lunch for Staff

Please sign up to help provide lunch buffet items:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4aa5a92fa4fd0-staff

 

Thursday, May 2nd – Bring a Flower for a Staff Member Today! 

Bring a cut flower or a small plant.  All teachers will be provided with a vase for their room from the PTA.

 

Friday, May 3rd – Desserts !   Let’s Fill the Staff Lounge with Sweet Goodies!

Please sign up to help provide a sweet dessert item:

Sign Up Link coming soon – see PTA facebook page for more information

 

Decorate a Staff Door for Staff Appreciation Week (4/28-5/3): You can also sign up to surprise your class teacher by decorating their door.  This was a fun new tradition was brought to our school last year and it was a great success spreading joy all throughout the building!

Please sign up below to decorate a staff member’s door:: http://tinyurl.com/yxkdno2v 

SAVE THE DATE – Friday, May31st         BEcommunity Auction

 

Come one, come all and join us "Under the Big Top!"

The 3rd Annual BEcommunity* Auction is just around the corner!

May 31st at McMenamins Anderson School

  *BE = Bear Creek & Eastridge Elementary

 

Silent Auction Baskets!

While both schools are busy getting ready, we need your help putting together Silent Auction Baskets.

Worried about time?

Can’t make it to the store?

Don’t want to spend a fortune?

NO Worries!

 

Our Basket coordinators and Amazon have made it super easy. Just click on the following link:

https://tinyurl.com/z29hcwd and enter BEcommunity in the search box.

 

You can choose items from any of these fun themed baskets!

  • We Bought a Zoo Movie Night
  • Chef Extraordinaire
  • Circus Crafts
  • Game Night
  • Into the Wild Glamping
  • Lego Wild
  • S’mores by the Fire
  • Seahawks are Not in a Zoo
  • STEAM #1
  • STEAM #2

At checkout, please select the shipping address “BEcommunity Auction Baskets c/o Allison.”

Items will be delivered to our basket coordinators for assembly and delivery to the auction!

 

After purchase, please email BEcommunityAuction@gmail.com letting us know that you purchased an item or if you have any questions.

We will include all basket contributors’ names on a special thank you at the auction.

 Thank you for your support!

 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: https://www.wastatepta.org/get-involved/member-benefits/ 

 

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9:30a PTA Board Meeting
PTA Board Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, April 16
Time:
9:30a - 11:30a
NOT Early Release Wednesday (3:40 PM)
NOT Early Release Wednesday (3:40 PM)

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Wednesday, April 17
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NOT Early Release Wednesday (3:40 PM)
NOT Early Release Wednesday (3:40 PM)

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Wednesday, April 24
WSPTA Convention
WSPTA Convention

Date:
Fri 4/26 - Sun 4/28
Where:
SeaTac Hilton
6:30p Mathnasium Math Night
Mathnasium Math Night

Date:
Friday, April 26
Time:
6:30p - 8:30p
WSPTA Convention
WSPTA Convention

Date:
Saturday, April 27
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Amazon Smiles – Thank You!
Thank you to everyone shopping using the AmazonSmile program to raise money for Bear Creek PTA!  Between Oct 1 and Dec 31, AmazonSmile donated $174.97 to our PTA!  Keep shopping at AmazonSmile, and if you haven't already, make Bear Creek PTA your charity of choice by going to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1405013 . ... read full article

SAVE THE DATE – Friday, May31st BECommunity Auction
The third annual BECommunity auction will be May 31st at McMenamins Anderson School.  Come one, come all and join us "Under the Big Top!" ... 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 https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1405013 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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Thank You for All Your PTA Donations!
Thank You for All Your PTA Donations!   Where Are Your BCE PTA Donation Dollars Going?     We appreciate your support each year and are grateful for the wonderful opportunities our PTA can provide our staff and students because of your donations.  Your PTA is working hard all year long to provide incredible opportunities here at Bear Creek and these couldn’t be made possible without your support.  Thank you for your generous PTA donations!  Here’s a few ways your dollars have touched your students life and been at work this school year: Classroom Grants:   Nature Vision, Raz Kids, ... read full article

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