Bear Creek Elementary PTA

This week's hot links!

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

5th Grade Musical

New to Bear Creek?

Pass the Hat Fundraising

Car Wash Tickets


Book Exchange

 The book exchange is looking for a wonderful volunteer to take over. If you are interested and would like to see the book exchange happen this year, Kim Hagstrom will answer your questions and get you pointed in the right direction. Please let her know if you are up for doing it.

Box Tops


Earn money for Bear Creek Today! Use the Bonus Box Top app when you shop and we can earn extra cash above what turning in the clipped box tops earns the school. Box tops can be earned through the Just for U program at Safeway too. These are directly added to our school account. Learn more about all the ways to collect box tops and bonuses and participating products at


Sign up on the website and enter the summer fun sweepstakes today! 10 schools will win 2500 bonus box tops! Let’s to be one of the 10!Sweepstakes ends 6/30/17. We will be doing one more big collection before the end of school. Please find those box tops hanging out in your house and send them in with your kids. Look for a fun collection sheet to use over the summer in the Friday folders. Email Kim Hagstrom at with any questions.

Car Wash

Did you see it? The sun actually made an appearance this week! Did you notice how dirty your car was? Well we can help with that!
Buy 5 coupons for $40. You save $1 per wash and the PTA gets $5.
It’s a Win-Win!  Thanks to Clean Planet Car Wash for their continued support. Get your tickets here.  Coupons will be mailed.




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!




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.  


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:


  • School Dance: Friday night, June 2nd from 6-8 pm in the Bear Creek Gym. More details coming soon!


May 28
Jun 1
Memorial Day (No School)
Memorial Day (No School)

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

Wednesday, May 31
6:00p School Dance
School Dance

Friday, June 2
6:00p - 8:00p
Bear Creek Elementary Gym
9:00a PTA Board Meeting
PTA Board Meeting

Monday, June 5
9:00a - 11:00a
Staff Lounge
PTA General Membership Meeting
PTA General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, June 6
Bear Creek Library
Early Release Wednesday (1:40 Dismissal)
Early Release Wednesday (1:40 Dismissal)

Wednesday, June 7
Book Exchange
Book Exchange

Friday, June 9
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The BEcommunity Auction still has a few items for sale. You can view the items at: . If you have question or would like to purchase an item, please email Brooke Jones, .    The Annual Auction Ladies Party Tickets are for sale! The ladies only party is Saturday night, June 10th, 7pm. Food and drinks are provided. The party is hosted by Cari Carlson and the BEcommunity Auction Committee. $50/ticket--you do not need to have attended the auction to purchase. Please email Kim Galarneault; to add your name to the Ladies Party! ... read full article

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

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
  Community Serve Day is coming to Bear Creek! Mark your calendars for August 20th. It will be a fun day of cleaning up, organizing, helping teachers move classrooms, and much more. Lunch will be provided by the Bear Creek PTA. Find out more at http://www.communityserveday. org/ Please contact Kate Dick or Jennifer Rodgers if you have any questions. This will be an amazing day! ... 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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