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

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

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

Missoula Children's Theatre

Nominating committee

The 2018-2019 Bear Creek PTA nominating committee places the following names in
nomination:
For office of Co-President: Kate Cohen and Rachel Fitzgerald
For office of Co-Vice-President: Jennifer Rodgers and Sheri Chamberlain
For office of Secretary: Allison Valente
For office of Treasurer: Kim Roemer
The nominating committee has confirmed that all nominees have been a member of a
PTA for at least 15* days prior to the election, and meet other requirements as stated in
the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws.

Respectfully submitted,
The 2018-2019 Nominating Committee:
Kate Dick
Jamey Boschee
Donna Gregoratto

PTA General Board Meeting – March 26th

PTA Members, please join us for our next general membership meeting:

Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30pm in the school library

We will be electing PTA board officers for next year and will have Dr. Joe Paperman, NSD Chief Operations Officer as our special guest. 

 

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

 

Missoula Children's Theater

Gulliver's Travels

 

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Gulliver's Travels, an original adaptation of the classic children’s story.

 

 

Auditions*: Monday, 3/25/19  3:50-5:50pm in the Bear Creek Gym

 

 

Rehearsals:
Monday, 3/25/19  6:15-8:15 and
Tuesday-Friday (3/26-3/29) 3:50-8:15
in the Bear Creek Gym

 

 

Performances: Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 3pm and 5:30pm in the Bear Creek Gym

Find out more and download a registration form

 *There are limited spaces in this PTA sponsored program. As with all our PTA sponsored enrichment programs, placement priority goes to students currently enrolled in Bear Creek (Gen ed, EAP, or NFP). If space is available, other students are welcome to apply.

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.


All students are invited to participate, however, the first 65 students who sign up will receive a PTA Peep-a-Palooza bundle, including a package of peeps and a cardboard box to get started.

Sign-up closes on April 3rd.


Sign-up for your Peep-a-Palooza bundle at:

http://tinyurl.com/y4vsvh7r


Boxes and peeps will be distributed to the first 65 sign-ups on April 4th and 5th.

All completed dioramas should be turned into the library by April 22nd for display.


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”

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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Missoula Children's Theatre
Missoula Children's Theatre

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Missoula Children's Theatre

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6:30p PTA General Meeting
PTA General Meeting

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Tuesday, March 26
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
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Bear Creek Library
Missoula Children's Theatre
Missoula Children's Theatre

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Mon 3/25 - Sat 3/30
NOT Early Release Wednesday (3:40 PM)
NOT Early Release Wednesday (3:40 PM)

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Wednesday, March 27
Missoula Children's Theatre
Missoula Children's Theatre

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Mon 3/25 - Sat 3/30
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Missoula Children's Theatre

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Mon 3/25 - Sat 3/30
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Missoula Children's Theatre

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NOT Early Release Wednesday (3:40 PM)
NOT Early Release Wednesday (3:40 PM)

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Wednesday, April 3
Elementary Early Dismissal (12:20 release)
Elementary Early Dismissal (12:20 release)

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Friday, April 5
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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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WATCH D.O.G.S. & F.R.O.G.S.
2019 spots are still available!   Bear Creek Elementary WATCH D.O.G.S. & F.R.O.G.S. goal is to have at least one volunteer per week for the school year.  Please use the link below to sign up for the week and day that works best with your schedule: https://tinyurl.com/y8z23e9l This is a great opportunity that your child will always remember. We are a year round program and there are plenty of spots Jan-June still available as well. To find out what kind of things you would be doing as a Watch D.O.G.S. and Bear Creek F.R.O.G.S. volunteer please visit the BCE PTA website at:  ... 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 katemco@gmail.com . ... read full article

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