Week of Nov 30, 2020

Click here for PreK3 – VPK Holiday Bingo Challenge 2020

Click here for Grades K-1 Holiday Bingo Challenge 2020

Click here for Grades 2-3 Holiday Bingo Challenge 2020

Click here for Grades 4-5 Holiday Bingo Challenge 2020


Click here to view the Winter Fundraiser Flyer.


Click here tor the Picture Day Form

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


Happy Sunday Bear Creek Families,

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Please see calendar of events for the month of November

 Calendar of Events

11/30 – Bear Creek Reads featuring Ms. Lynch (Occupational Therapists) @ 6pm on DOJO

12/ 4 – Jeans Day

12/7 – Bear Creek Reads featuring Ms. Mellon @ 6pm on DOJO

12/ 11 – BUCS Spirit Day

12/14 – 12/18 – Bear Creek Spirit Week (daily themes forthcoming)

12/14 – Bear Creek Reads featuring Mrs. Matacchiero @ 6pm on DOJO

12/18 – End of Semester 1 and Grading Period 2

12/22-1/4 – Winter Break (PCS Closed)



Winter Fundraiser

Attention Parents: Our Winter Fundraiser is set to begin on November 2nd!  Bear Creek’s Virtual Holiday Shop is the perfect way for families to enjoy the gift of giving while giving back to our school. Please look on our school website and Class Dojo for more information of how you can support our school.  




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:



  1. Has your student experienced any of these symptoms, not associated with previously diagnosed conditions, in the past 72 hours:
  • Fever greater than 100.4/chills
  • Cough/shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  • Experienced multiple symptoms
  1. In the last 14 days, has your child:
  • been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19;
  • been placed on quarantine for possible contact with COVID-19;
  • traveled abroad or to an area of the country where it is recommended that they self-quarantine;
  • had a COVID-19 test pending

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.


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)


Thank you for being a member of the TEAM.

Principal Houston



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:

  1. Apply to Toys for Tots by going to https://t4tpinellas.ptaptsa.org/pre-registration
  2. Fill out the online form.
  3. Look for the email confirmation.
  4. On or around Dec. 11th, look for an email that you must acknowledge to stay on the list.
  5. Look for confirmation email with a date, time, and code that you need to bring to the toy distribution site.
  6. Check your status by going back to the site and entering your email.
  7. Pick up the toy(s) at the designated time.
  8. Have a Merry Christmas!!


Click here to view Principal Houston's Welcome Back letter.

Click here for the District Reopening Plan.

Click here for the Bear Creek Student Handbook.

Click here to view Open House teacher videos.

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.