Bear Creek Elementary PTA

November 2014

  • Monday, November 3rd
    • Picture Retakes
  • Wednesday, November 5th
    • CHECK THE LOST & FOUND before today - everything gets donated to Threads and Treads!
  • Monday, November 10th & Tuesday, November 11th
    • No School - Veteran's Day Weekend
  • Wednesday, November 12th
    • Family Skate Night, from 6:00 to 8:00PM @ SKATE KING Bellevue, 2301 140th Ave, Bellevue, WA 98005.

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Orange Ruler Reminder
Please continue to send in any Orange Ruler donations you receive from friends and family. We still have several outstanding and will be sending out reminders. Thanks again for your support!

PTA General Membership Meeting - New Date November 24 @ 11:30 AM
Our first PTA General Meeting is being rescheduled for November 24, 11:30 AM. The meeting was previously scheduled for November 3rd. Please check future Bear Tracks for location. We hope you can make it to the meeting. At this meeting we will cover some budget changes.

See you then!

6th Grade Musical Audition Information
Rehearsal dates/times, audition materials, and permission forms are available here. Parents must have an account to access these materials!

PTA Membership
A HUGE thank you to all those who have already joined this year's PTA! Unfortunately we haven't yet reached our goal of 100% Membership! Please don't delay - Our first submittal to Washington State PTA is this month and we'd love to have strong representation! If you have not yet joined, please take a moment to join the TEAM today!

See's Candy Fundraiser November 14 - 30
Get ready for some sweet fundraising this holiday season! Information about the See's Candy fundraiser will be coming home with your kids on November 14th. If you would like to help out please contact Liz Glick at or Kris Pedro at

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Good news from the Art Docent Chairs
All of our classes now have Art docents. Thank you to everyone who signed up! Artwork may or not come home right away. Sometimes it is kept at school for art books that come home at the end of the year. When you do receive work from your child, you might like to ask them which artist they learned about, or which technique they were practicing. Did they like working with that medium? Why or why not?  Please keep in mind that some of the art that will come home might not look like a masterpiece. It’s is about the ... read full article

Missoula Children's Theater
OOPS!!! The PTA Newsletter had last year's production information. This year we will be performing Robin Hood . The auditions will be held on December 8th at the Bear Creek Elementary gym from 3:25pm - 5:35pm. There are roles for those students Kindergarten through sixth grade. Approximately 50-60 students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor/Director.  More information and forms are here. What is Missoula Children's Theater?   (Word doc) Why Missoula Children's Theater?  (Word doc) Troupe Bios  (PDF) ... read full article

Pass the Hat Fundraiser Update
Pass the Hat has raised over $4600 to date as of September 30th. Great job Bear Creek families! 100% of your Pass the Hat donation is directed to the BC PTA to support beneficial programs and services right here at Bear Creek such as classroom grants for teachers and staff, school grants, scholarships, art docent supplies, field trip fees, and events such as the Dads & Donuts. It is not too late to donate! Recommended donation is $50 per student but any amount is gladly accepted. If an average of $50 was donated for every student at Bear Creek the ... read full article

Orange Ruler Update
Thank you so much for your donations during our PTA Orange Ruler Fundraiser! We had a great time yesterday at during the Fun Run! Thank you so much to everyone who came out and cheered on our students. Our final tally of donations is $23,422, which the PTA will keep $15,224. Please continue to send any Orange Ruler envelopes to school, we do have some outstanding checks/cash we're waiting on. Our Class Prize Winners are: 1st Place-Special Orange Ruler Prize, Orange Ruler Mascot: Mrs. Squires' 4th Grade Class! Top 3 Classes-Jamba Juice Lunch Party: Squires, Gangwish, Crawford/Sherman Top 10 Classes-Pig Race ... read full article

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