WEEK OF OCTOBER 19TH
Happy Sunday Bear Creek Families,
Please help me by congratulating our 2020-21 Teacher of the Year (Mrs. Atwater), and Support Employee of the Year (Mrs. Rose)! It is such an honor to work with these ladies every day. They both are deserving of this recognition.
Please see calendar of events for the month of October.
October Calendar of Events
10/19 – Bear Creek Reads featuring Ms. Malave (Literacy Coach) @ 6pm on DOJO.
10/20 – Virtual PTA @ 6pm (see link to virtual meeting below)
10/23 – My PCS Online Meal Distribution and Materials Pick-Up @ 8:45am in the car circle.
10/23 – End of first quarter (9 weeks/grading period)
10/26 – No school for students
10/27 – Bear Creek Reads featuring Mrs. Shible (VE Resource Teacher) @ 6pm on DOJO.
10/26-10/30 – Red Ribbon Week
10/27 – Grade period 2 begins
10/27 – First day for students transitioning back to face-to-face instruction from online
10/30 – My PCS Online Meal Distribution and Materials Pick-Up @ 8:45am in the car circle.
10/30 – Bear Creek PTA Sponsored Halloween Family Event
October PTA Virtual Meeting Details
Join our next PTA meeting on Zoom:
When: Oct 20, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
Or Join the meeting the day of at:
Meeting 896 4695 4434
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The Week of October 26th is Red Ribbon Week
Students and staff are encouraged to participate in the daily themes.
Still Accepting Quarter 2 Learning Option Change Request
As we prepare for the second quarter, the online request for a change in learning option is still open and can be located at www.pcsb.org/learningoption. The original deadline was October 6th; however, parents you are still able to submit a learning option change request.
From the desk of Nurse Adras - Vision and Hearing Screenings
This is to inform you that Per State Requirements, every student in Kindergarten, first, and third grade, must have a vision and hearing screening done. The school nurse will begin Tuesday Oct 13, 2020.
Please be advised that if you want your child to be excluded from any of these screenings, we must receive a written request from the Parent/Guardian, to the School, and the Attention of the School Nurse as soon as possible before this screening date.
From the desk of Ms. Lily Giering – BCE Community Engagement Liaison
Our school is looking for individuals to speak to our students via zoom for our virtual Great American Teach-In (GATI). We would like to invite you or, other family members who might be interested, to present to our students during this year’s event. The GATI provides our students with experiences they may otherwise not have. The speakers and guests on that day always make it a special time for our students.
Here is some information to assist planning your time at our school:
If you are interested in attending Bear Creek Elementary Great American Teach-In on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Please fill out the attached GATI speaker application link below at your earliest convenience.
Thank you for considering the giving of your time. The GATI is an excellent way to broaden to opportunities available to students.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
GATI speaker application link: http://bit.ly/2VYt51l
REMINDERS and UPDATES
YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT IS NEEDED
Please note that the district’s mask mandate is still in effect. A mask is still required for all students and adults entering a district office, building or campus. Refusal to wear a mask is grounds for a student to be assigned to virtual learning. I am flexible on many things; however, this is a non-negotiable. As the principal of Bear Creek Elementary, I will protect the health, safety and well-being of my staff and students at all cost.
As we continue to navigate our current reality, I would like for us all to keep the safety and wellness of Bear Creek Elementary as our main priority. Before sending your child to school each day you are to assess your child’s wellness with the following questions:
If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms or conditions, it is extremely important that they not enter the school building and you should contact their healthcare provider.
All PCS staff, students or visitors entering a school board building are required to affirm their wellness by answering the questions above.
BEAR CREEK MITIGATION STRATEGIES
Face covering/mask must always be worn while on campus
Daily wellness screenings
Only one adult/family will be permitted to enter the front office lobby at a time
Appointments are required for the following:
-Finalize student registration (now available online – please see directions below)
-Medication drop-off to the clinic (Please DO NOT send medications with students)
-Device Pick-up for My PCS Online families
-Meeting/conference with staff
Routine cleaning and daily sanitizing
Practice social distancing (to the greatest extent possible)
Theme for the school year: All Means All
Quote for the school year: “The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.” - Phil Jackson
Parents, Thank you for being a member of the TEAM.
Hello Bear Creek Families,
Toys for Tots has opened its enrollment for this year’s holiday season. If your child is 12 years of age or younger by Christmas Day, on free or reduced lunch, and lives in Pinellas County they are eligible to receive at least one toy from this organization. If you are interested – please sign up as soon as possible. Slots fill up very quickly, but if you apply now you should be OK.
Here are the steps:
My PCS Online Parent/Family Information
This link is the one-stop shop for all My PCS online resources. Parents can view videos and participate in training to navigate the online platform.
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM MyPCS Online Meal Pickup in the bus circle
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM MyPCS Online Student Supplies Pick-Up in the bus circle