Fundraising

Auction
Auction

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May 2020

Eastridge Elementary will raise funds for programs that benefit all grade levels and children in the school. Auction funds have supported programs such as a leveled reading library, high-quality science program, and additional school assistants.

Volunteers will be recruited to coordinate event site, dinner and auction materials.

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

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Year Round

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1405013

Use this link to set up Bear Creek Elementary PTA as your AmazonSmile recipient. The PTA will get 0.5% of the cost of every eligible purchase, and it won't cost you any extra! Once you have it set up, make sure to go to smile.amazon.com to make all your future Amazon purchases.

Last year, Bear Creek PTA received over $160 from AmazonSmile! Thank you to all of you who have made this possible!

Amazon Affiliates Program
Amazon Affiliates Program

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Year-round

Here is a way to give back to the Bear Creek Elementary PTA while you do your online shopping.

PCC Scrip Cards
PCC Scrip Cards

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(none)
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Year-Round

Did you know that if you shop at PCC you can also support Bear Creek PTA at the same time? PCC will donate 5% of your purchases back to PTA. To get started, please purchase a $25 pre-loaded PCC Scrip card, then pay for your groceries at PCC with the card. You can reload money to the Scrip card as often as you like ($50 minimum), either at a PCC check out register or online. We have a limited number of cards available. You can purchase your card by sending a $25 check made payable to Bear Creek PTA to school with the order form. For more information or to order.

Please see the link below for program details from PCC. Cards need to be purchased directly from the PTA.

Restaurant Fundraisers/Discount Cards
Restaurant Fundraisers/Discount Cards

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Year-Round
Scholastic Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair

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November 2019

Do your holiday shopping early and support the Bear Creek Library during the Scholastic Book Fair.

Sponsorship
Sponsorship

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(none)
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Year-Round

Advertise with us!
Our community partners are encouraged to advertise on the PTA website, in our student directory and in our newsletters. Please see the document linked below for Sponsorship Level information and contact information. Sponsorship (pdf)

School Programs

Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness

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School Year

Work with staff to stock emergency supplies and communicate emergency preparedness issues to families.
Field Day
Field Day

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Spring

To celebrate the end of the school year and beginning of summer, students will participate in a fun athletic contest on our playing field.
Health Screening
Health Screening

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(none)
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Fall and Spring

Bear Creek Elementary School supports the health and well being of each of our students through vision and hearing tests.
Hopelink/Community Outreach
Hopelink/Community Outreach

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(none)
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School Year

Bear Creek Elementary is proud that each year we are able to make it a priority to help others through Hopelink. Canned food drives and a holiday gift drive are held throughout the year to help provide for those in need.
Library Helpers
Library Helpers

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School Year

Parent volunteers assist in the library to help put books away, assist students in checking out new books, etc. New volunteers are always welcome and wanted!
Lost & Found
Lost & Found

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School Year

Students often leave or misplace personal items throughout the school. Volunteers will help organize these lost items to try to find their owner. Unclaimed items will be donated to Threads & Treads on the first Wednesday of the month.
School Picture Day
School Picture Day

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(none)
When:
September 27th, 2019, retakes November 1st.

We will capture each of our Bear Creek Elementary students at their best for the Bear Creek Elementary School yearbook.

Throughout each day, volunteers will assist with escorting students to and from pictures and helping each student to be picture ready.

September 27th, 2019, retakes November 1st.

Enrichment

NW Traveling Art Exhibit - Earth in Art
NW Traveling Art Exhibit - Earth in Art

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Spring 2019

New to Bear Creek for 2019
NW Traveling Art Exhibit - Earth in Art: Mystical & Celebrated

Jr. League NW Art Project

The Northwest Art Project brings arts learning directly to the classroom through traveling art exhibits, training for educators, and PTSA docents.

Traveling Art Exhibits

The NW Art Collection of 89 pieces is divided into 10 thematic exhibits with accompanying curricula that infuses art across a range of disciplines including language arts, social studies, science, and math. Each exhibit offers art education activity materials to support docent educators. Schools experience a full five weeks with the exhibit in their school. Touring exhibitions drawn from the Junior League of Seattle’s Northwest Art Collection are rotated each year.

Find out more

Spelling Bee Competition
Spelling Bee Competition

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December 7, 2019

Students have to register to compete in Bear Creek Spelling Bee Competition.
Registration will be closed on October 2nd.

Forest Time Class
Forest Time Class

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Spring 2019

Art Docent
Art Docent

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School Year

Parent volunteers discuss famous artists and their works with students using pre-planned lessons and art project suggestions. Parent volunteers work directly with classroom teacher on frequency and scheduling. Training provided. Become a volunteer for your child's classroom.

After School Enrichment Program
After School Enrichment Program

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Three sessions, year round

After school clubs and classes.

We are rely on motivated parents who want to bring a class to our school. If you have an idea or want more information on what it takes to coordinate a class just reach out to Sheri Chamberlain.

Chess Team
Chess Team

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Year round

The Bear Creek Chess Team is an after-school chess program open to students of all skill levels interested in learning chess and representing Bear Creek Elementary at local scholastic chess tournaments. The class consists of formal instruction combined with practice tournament-style games. The curriculum mainly focuses on helping students learn the fundamentals of competitive chess and what it takes to build a strong chess team.

Drama: Missoula Children's Theater
Drama: Missoula Children's Theater

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When:
March 2020

Missoula Children’s Theater is returning to Bear Creek Elementary, proudly presenting Johnny Appleseed!

**There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play.**

Auditions beginning Monday, March 23rd-27th
Two Performances on Saturday, March 28th

Language Classes
Language Classes

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Thursdays, year round

Reflections Program
Reflections Program

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Fall

The Reflections program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to explore their artistic talents. Each year, the National PTA Reflections Program challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme. https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/

School & Community

Golden Apple & Golden Acorn
Golden Apple & Golden Acorn

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Spring

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.

Nominations occur in Spring each year, and the previous year's recipients select the next recipients. Awards are presented at the end of year Volunteer Tea.

Book Exchange
Book Exchange

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June

At the end of the year, books are collected from the students and re-distributed to encourage reading new-to-you books over the summer.
PTA Grants
PTA Grants

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School Year

In an attempt to use fundraiser dollars in a timely manner and to benefit those students whose parents have donated, the PTA has established an Enrichment Grant Committee. The EGC will accept project proposals from teachers, staff, parents and students that enrich the student body and increase a sense of community within Bear Creek Elementary. Funds can be used at a classroom level, grade level or entire school level. DOWNLOAD THE GRANT APPLICATION
PTA Newsletter
PTA Newsletter

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(none)
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School Year

The PTA sends out an occasional newsletter to announce news, events and activities.

STEM Fair
STEM Fair

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March 2020

An evening to get families together to celebrate students’ hard work investigating a scientific hypothesis.

Special Event Assemblies
Special Event Assemblies

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School Year

PTA sponsors assemblies during the school year. Past assemblies have included Pacific Science Center demonstrations, Native American education programs, Jump ropes and many more.
Staff Appreciation Events
Staff Appreciation Events

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School Year, Monthly

The PTA loves to celebrate our teachers & staff at Bear Creek. Volunteers provide a home-baked or grocery store item for our Staff Appreciation events. We host lunches, breakfasts, or treats depending on the time of year. In May, we provide a full week of food/treats for our great staff.
Boeing Gift Matching
Boeing Gift Matching

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School Year

Boeing matches charitable gifts dollar for dollar for donations over $25 and volunteer hours over 25. Please see your corporate donation site for details.
Alaska Air Donation Matching
Alaska Air Donation Matching

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School Year

Alaska Airlines matches donations dollar for dollar, with a minimum donation of $50. They also contribute money for volunteer hours. Details are on the Community Involvement link at www.Alaskasworld.com.

Microsoft Donation Matching
Microsoft Donation Matching

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Year-Round

Microsoft matches volunteer hours at $17/hour & cash donations at $1:$1. You can donate first & then register it on GIVE or you can donate through the GIVE system. You can request matching funds for volunteer hours (look for Volunteer Connections System) after 10 hours (checks mailed out quarterly).

1. Visit http://give to Give Now
2. Request a Match
3. Find an Organization (search “Bear Creek”) and Add to Cart one of the following:
a. Bear Creek Elementary PTA Northshore Council 6-10-6 (Tacoma address) if donation is for PTA
b. Bear Creek Elementary School - Woodinville, WA if donation is for classroom/school
4. Choose one of the following from Donation section:
a. Gift Already Made: have Microsoft match a check or credit card donation already made by the donor
b. Make a New Gift Now: will charge an employee’s credit card for the specified amount, match it with Microsoft donation, & MS will send check to the school/PTA for the total.

Social Events

Parents & Pastries
Parents & Pastries

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November 2019

A quick, 30-40 minute gathering for all Parents and their Bear Creek Elementary students. Stop in to meet other parents and enjoy coffee, juice, and donuts.
Family BINGO Night
Family BINGO Night

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October 2019

A family game night that is a fun social event for our Bear Creek families.

Family Movie Night
Family Movie Night

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Sep 2019

A family movie night to bond with your Bear Creek community and enjoy yummy treats!

Family Skate Night
Family Skate Night

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When:
May 2020

6:00 to 8:00 PM at Bowl & Skate 6210 200th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Please join us for an evening on 4 wheels. Cost is $7 per person at the door. If you want to upgrade to inline skates, the cost is $10.25. This is a family event so no drop offs.
This event is sponsored by Bear Creek PTA and East Ridge PTA.


Holiday Gingerbread Night
Holiday Gingerbread Night

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(none)
When:
December 2019

Come build a festive Gingerbread house and spend time celebrating the holiday season with your family and classmates.
Gingerbread house kits will be provided by pre-order or bring your own kit!
Taste of Bear Creek
Taste of Bear Creek

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When:
January 2020

Please join us to CELEBRATE, TASTE and LEARN about the different cultures that make up our school & community!

We will have delicious savory foods, desserts and drinks from several US states and many countries for you to enjoy.

Artwork will be on display from many of our classes. Stop by to see!
School Dance
School Dance

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When:
June 2020

A fun evening for the entire family as our students will dance the night away!
School Dance Night!


Not a drop off event - children must be supervised at all times by an adult. You may come and go at any time during the event.


For more information please contact Donna Gregoratto - dmpowell@gmail.com

Back to School

School Spirit Wear
School Spirit Wear

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When:
September 13 - 27

The Bear Creek Spirit Wear Store opens in September!

Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social

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(none)
When:
End of August

A popular event, creating an opportunity for families to reconnect with friends and meet new ones. A great opportunity to meet the PTA Board of Directors too.
New Families Welcome Lunch
New Families Welcome Lunch

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End of August

An event at Bear Creek Elementary for all families with Kindergarten students as well as any transferring to Bear Creek for the first time. You can look forward to a school tour, learning how to get involved, meeting the principal and PTA Board members, as well as connecting with other families new to Bear Creek Elementary.
Welcome Back Coffee
Welcome Back Coffee

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September 4 at 9 AM

Parents join together each year on the first day of school for our “Welcome Back Coffee”. Coffee, tea and refreshments are served for all to enjoy. Volunteers will welcome new and old families back to school.

Join us on September 4 at 9:00 AM in the school library!