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Week of January 16, 2023

Bear Creek Elementary

Weekly Family Communication

~Bear Creek is Showing Up for students, staff, families and SELF~


WEEK OF January 16th

Thank you to students and families who engaged in the district Winter Break challenge and/or choice board activities. Administration will be acknowledging these students this week. Job well done and thank you for showing up!

As a reminder, tomorrow is class picture day and students should be in uniform as they normally are.

January Calendar of Events

January 16   – No School/ MLK Day

January 17 – Class Picture Day (students must wear a uniform)

January 19 – Ready, Set…Kindergarten @ 9AM

January 19 – PTA Astro Skate Party @ 3:30pm – 5:45pm

January 20 –District Application Window Close

January 23 – Good News Club begins (details forthcoming)

January 23 – Book Fair opens

January 24 – PTA Meeting @6pm

January 25 – Grade 5 Elementary Student Leadership Summit @ USF St. Pete

January 27 – Grades 3-5 Academic Recognition Ceremony @9am (cafeteria)

January 30 – HAPPY 100th DAY

February 03 – Jeans Day

February 03 – First Friday Family Lunch Day


Weekly Reminders/Updates

Weekly School-to-Family Communication

In an effort to reduce the use of paper, we will continue with the following electronic forms of communication with families. You can keep up with Bear Creek in the following ways:

  • The Bear Creek website will be our primary source of communication at All weekly communication updates will be posted on our website by 7pm on Sunday.
  • Classdojo will be used primarily for school-wide reminders and daily communication between parents and instructional staff.
  • School Messenger will be used to remind families or previously communicated information shared on the Bear Creek website.
  • Student agendas


Campus Expectations and Updates for the 2022-23 school year

Early Release Pick-ups

Please note that 2pm is the cut off time for early pickup. Prior approval from administration is required for all early release pick-ups after 2pm.


Whether students are car riders, bus riders, walk, or bike to school; please   consider the following:

  • Student attendance is important and being on time matters.
  • Our student hours are 8:45am-2:55pm.
  • Our front office hours are 8:15am-3:55pm.
  • Students are not permitted on campus until 8:15am (unless enrolled in the YMCA).
  • All students must adhere to the Bear Creek expectations and all students are required to wear a uniform.
  • Shirts
    • Collared solid color in navy, light blue or white (no designs or patterns)
    • Bear Creek Spirit t-shirts – can be worn on any day of the week. Shirts should always be tired.
  • Bottoms
    • Khaki or navy shorts, slacks, skirts, shorts, capris, or jumpers
    • No jeans, sweatpants, cargo pants or baggy clothing
    • Pants must be worn at the waistline.  If not, a belt must be worn.
  • Shoes
  •   Safe and appropriate footwear must always be worn. Inappropriate footwear includes, but is not limited to – Crocs, backless shoes, sandals, roller skates, and bedroom slippers.
  • Winter Wear
    • Solid color sweatshirts, sweaters, and jackets in navy, light blue or white
    • No printing or designs allowed on outerwear
    • Hoods/hats may not be worn inside the classroom.
  • Car riders must be dropped off in the car circle only.
  • All students must use the single point of entry (car circle) to gain access to our campus.
  • As in previous years, all students arriving before 8:30am must report directly to the cafeteria.
  • Breakfast is free to all students and served in the classroom until 8:45am.
  • Students arriving after 8:45am are considered tardy.

Bear Creek is looking forward to another great school year!

Principal Houston

~Bear Creek is Showing Up for students, staff, families and SELF~