Bear Creek Elementary PTA

PTA FUNdraising at Bear Creek!

Please support the Bear Creek PTA this year by donating to Pass the Hat! We have a slow, but steady start. Thank you so much for everyone who has donated so far!
WHO: All students are supported by Bear Creek PTA through the programming the PTA supports. The PTA is asking for a $50 donation/student, however any donation amount will help to reach our goal! PTA will spend all of the funds raised through Pass the Hat on programming for this year only--if your student is at Bear Creek this year, they will benefit from these programs.
WHAT: Pass the Hat is a cash donation to Bear Creek PTA. This donation is tax deductible and may be matched by your employer--please don't forget to MATCH!
WHEN: Year round. 
WHERE: You can donate to Pass the Hat through the Fundraising Icon or Join the PTA (when registering as a PTA member). You may have received a Membership or Fundraising form at curriculum night, please send one of these forms to school with your check made payable to "Bear Creek PTA" and have your child place it in the PTA box in any classroom foyer. 
WHY: The funds raised through Pass the Hat support community events and the school through various efforts, so far this year PTA has....Hosted the back to school teacher luncheon, Ice Cream Social, Back to School Coffee and purchased Friday Folders and Raz Kids for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade. We've set up Fall after school classes and will start to review community grants and teacher/staff classroom grants. Art Docent lessons, Movie Night, Reflections, Bingo Night, and Missoula Workshops will all occur over the next month---And that's just the first two months of school!
Pass the Hat is the most direct way to donate to PTA. Every dollar donated through Pass the Hat goes directly to support our children and provide enrichment opportunities beyond what the school district provides.

 Every $ Helps:  Other Fundraisers

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?



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.



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 cost you any extra! Make sure to go to to make all your future Amazon purchases.


Benefit App

Download the Benefit App. Select Bear Creek PTA as the school you’d like to support. Shop at any of the participating retailers and a percentage of the transactions will be donated to Bear Creek PTA.


Company Matching

Make sure to request that your employer match any donations you make to Bear Creek PTA. Some, such as Microsoft, will even match your volunteer hours with funds!


Contact Kate Cohen at for more info about any of the above programs.