Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Bear PTA Newsletter- February 2020


Bear Family Dance
The annual Bear Family Dance is THIS FRIDAY, & we need YOUR help to make it amazing! We still need some more volunteers, so please click the signup link & find a place that works for you!
Make sure to return your Family Dance Pre-Order Wristband form by 9am 2/6 or you can conveniently pay for wristbands online here: https://bearexploration.memberhub.store/           


Spirit Night!
Thank you to all of you who enjoyed spirit night at Pizza Perfect.  We were able to receive $128!!! Mark your calendars for March 6th for our next spirit night at Chuck-E-Cheese!!!  More information will be coming home closer to the date!

PTA Reflections
Bear had many students who placed in the PTA Reflections Art Contest on the County level! Way to go Bear!

Photography: Primary
1st-Avery Grace Stanton
2nd-Benjamin Noah Moore
Photography: Intermediate
1st-Tanner Hoit
2nd Makayla Chatman & Jackson Sexton
Visual Arts: Primary
1st-Avery Grace Stanton
Visual Arts: Intermediate
1st-Mille DeLoach
2nd-Audrey Kim
HM-Henry Manderville
Literature: Primary
1st-Banks Davenport
Literature: Intermediate
1st-Sarah Cate Gulsby
2nd-Jackson Sexton & Faith Lynn Nguyen
Musical Composition: Primary
1st-Amelia Johnson
Musical Composition: Intermediate
1st- Brayden D. White
Dance Composition: Intermediate
1st-Mary Grace Parsons
The winners will be receiving an invitation in the mail from Montgomery County PTA to attend a reception to receive their awards. The reception is in the Spring.


Specialist Spotlight for February
Let’s show Mrs. Marshall some love this month by brining her items off her wish-list! Items requested are:  
  • gift cards to pet stores, Walmart and Amazon
  • AA batteries
  • 3 volt batteries (look like quarters)
  • snack size ziplocs
  • sandwich size ziplocs
  • yarn (any color or type)
  • glue sticks
  • sharpie
  • q-tips
  • card stock
  • hand santizer
Thank you to these students for brining items in January to Mrs. Houlditch: Ezra LaBier, Banks Davenport, Emme Kaplan, Jordan McGhee, Destiny Cobb, Maddi Kirk and Arraya Buathet.  Ezra LaBier was the winner this month and will receive $3 in Bear Bucks!

Valentines Parties
Parties for each grade will be held February 14th from 2:45-3:30. Only room parents can attend this party.

Science Night
Join us February 20th for Science Night! More information will be sent home with your child in the next week.

Book Fair
Our annual Bear Book Fair will be from 8am-4pm on March 2-6. Pastries with Parents will be from 8:00am-8:40am on Tuesday, March 3rd. Come have a pastry & shop the Book Fair with your child. More information to come in the next few weeks.

Fun Run
We’re excited about this opportunity to come together as a school & focus on health & character & support our school in the process.
It will span March 23 to April 3 with the run being the last day. There will be fun incentives given to students each day who meet specific goals. It’s a great opportunity to get grandparents & out of town friends & family involved in our school. There will be more info coming home closer to the event.


Personalized Bricks
Now is a great time to order your Brick and help support the Bear Garden! Order form is below. Send in your form & payment to your homeroom teacher so it can be added to the garden before the end of the year!




Upcoming Events
Bear Family Dance-February 7th
Class Valentines Party-February 14th
Science Night-February 20th
Book Fair-March 2-6
Fun Run-March 23-April 3rd


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Bear PTA Newsletter-January 2020

Happy New Year!



PTA Meeting
Our next meeting is next Tuesday, January 14th!  We will be giving out the prizes to our school reflection winners as well as having our middle school panel.  We will be having a panel of teachers & administrators from our feeder Magnet Middle School, Floyd.
           
Discount Cards
We want your feedback on the 2019-2020 Discount Cards.  Please go to: https://forms.gle/s2rauE7FspfaD8sz7 to take this brief survey.  Thank you!


Spirit Night!
The next spirit night will be at Pizza Perfect on January 24th.

Fun Run
We’re excited about this opportunity to come together as a school & focus on health & character & support our school in the process.
It will span March 23 to April 3 with the run being the last day. There will be fun incentives given to students each day who meet specific goals. It’s a great opportunity to get grandparents & out of town friends & family involved in our school. There will be more info coming home closer to the event.

Specialist Spotlight for January
Kicking off the near year with a new specialist.  January’s specialist is our wonderful Librarian, Mrs. Houlditch.  She has requested crayons, child scissors, pencils/pens, copy paper (white), glue sticks, and gift cards to Amazon and Books a Million.  Thank you as always for your support!

Teacher Appreciation Committee 
Thank you so much to Rachel Barley and the Teacher Appreciation Committee members for coordinating a beautiful Holiday Breakfast for our teachers and staff! 

Upcoming Events
PTA Meeting-January 14th
Spirit Night at Pizza Perfect-January 24th
Bear Family Dance-February 7th
Science Night-February 20th

Fun Run-March 23-April 3rd

Friday, December 6, 2019

Bear PTA News-December 2019


Happy Holidays!

Class Christmas Parties
Room parents are busy planning the class Christmas parties that are coming up soon! Parents are welcomed to attend the parties with their student (no siblings). All parties are from 2:45-3:30.

The parties are:

Kindergarten-you will receive correspondence from your child’s teacher regarding your Christmas Party time.
1st grade- December 17th
2-3 December 18th

4-5 December 19th  

PTA Meeting
We had a great turnout at our last PTA Meeting for our annual Book Swap and Costume Parade.  Thanks to all who attended.  Save the date for our next meeting, which will be January 14th.  We will be giving out the prizes to our school reflections winner as well as having our middle school panel.  Floyd panel of teachers & administrators. Pre-submitted questions will only be taken. Start submitting your questions for the panel here: 

           
Spirit Night!
Thanks to all of those that showed up for our spirit night at Chappy’s.  It was great to see all the Bear students and their families! The next spirit night will be at Pizza Perfect on January 24th.

Free Money
Free Money Volunteers
Need help entering bottle cap codes. Signup here & we’ll send home a bag of bottle caps & instructions with your child. 


Reflections Art Contest
We had some amazing entries submitted this year! 

Primary K-2nd Grade Bear Reflections Winners:
Music Composition:
1st Place: Amelia Johnson
Photography:
1st Place: Benjamin Noah Moore
2nd Place: Avery Grace Stanton
Literature:
1st Place: Banks Davenport
Visual Arts
1st Place: Avery Grace Stanton
2nd Place: Magnolia Underwood
3rd Place: Aveeana McCrary
Intermediate 3-5th Grade Bear Reflections Winners:
Dance Composition:
1st Place: Mary Grace Parsons
Music Composition:
1st Place: Brayden D. White
Film Production:
1st Place: Terra Dixon
Photography:
1st Place: Maddie Longpre
2nd Place: Jackson Sexton
3rd Place: Tanner Hoit
HM: Makayla Chatman
Literature:
1st Place: Faithlynn Nugyen
2nd Place: Sarah Cate Gulsby
3rd Place: Jackson Sexton
Visual Arts
1st Place: Jessica Rogel
2nd Place: Rosa Sklar
3rd Place: Millie DeLoach
HM: Henry Manderville

All students’ entries were submitted to the County level.  We will be passing out certificates and prizes at the next PTA meeting.

Discount Cards
We will be sending out a survey in January to find out what you like, love or could do without on the Bear Discount Card.  Please be thinking of any suggestions or businesses you want to see on the card for next year.

Fun Run
We’re excited about this opportunity to come together as a school & focus on health & character & support our school in the process.
It will span March 23 to April 3 with the run being the last day. There will be fun incentives given to students each day who meet specific goals. It’s a great opportunity to get grandparents & out of town friends & family involved in our school. There will be more info coming home in the new year.

Upcoming Events
Bear Family Dance-February 7th
Science Night-February 20th
Fun Run-March 23-April 3rd



Monday, November 4, 2019

Bear Wear-Order now through November 8th

Bear Wear ordering window is now open! Check out our new Store!!!

https://bearexploration.memberhub.store/

Order now through November 8th!

Remember items take several weeks after the order is placed to come in.

Stay tuned for some newly designed Bear Mom shirts!

Friday, November 1, 2019

November PTA Newsletter


Happy November! November is a time of Thanksgiving and we are thankful for wonderful PTA members! 

PTA Meeting
November 19th is our annual Book Swap and Costume Parade at our PTA Meeting.  Children can turn in up to 5 previously read books to exchange with up to 5 other books! The books need to be:
ü  Gently loved (no bends, major tears or writing in the book)
ü  Appropriate for ages 6-12
ü  Chapter books only-grades 2-5
ü  AR books are strongly recommended (Check them out on ARbookfind.com)
***No oversized coffee table books, pre-school or coloring/activity books or cardboard books***

Deadline to turn in books is Monday, November 18th

Children are invited to come dressed as their favorite book character.  Children will circle the lunchroom and walk on stage during the PTA meeting.  Every child older than 3 years who comes in a book character costume with their featured book will get a treat and entered into a drawing for a Prize Pack.

           
Spirit Night!
The next spirit night is at El Taco Shop (this restaurant is owned by a Bear parent!) on November 4th from 5:00-8:00pm.  Please go out and enjoy some yummy food while supporting Bear!


Reflections Art Contest
Across the nation, local PTAs compete in Reflections Art Contests. Bear has had several students compete and win awards at the county and state levels. There are cash prizes for students who compete and win at the school level. The submission deadline is November 14th. The theme is "Look Within." The six categories are art, music, dance, writing, film production, and photography. The competition is broken down into grades K-2 and 3-5. Students can enter multiple categories.

All entries must be turned in with by November 14 with an Entry form. The form can be found on the Bear PTA Facebook Page under Forms. All forms can be picked up from Mrs. Bonikowski, or you can email Jill Sexton (jasexton23@yahoo.com) who can send hard copies home with your student.

Bear Wear
Are your students getting chilly? Have they already lost their jacket and sweatshirt? Bear Wear will be available to purchase November 4th-8th.

Specialist Spotlight
The Specialist Spotlight for November is– Mrs Lanier our wonderful Technology teacher! Her wish list includes, Office Depot gift card so she can purchase ink, Amazon gift cards so she can purchase wireless keyboards, Clorox wipes and an electric 3 hole punch.  Students that send in items will put their names on the log and be entered to win $3 Bear Bucks to be used at the supply cart or book fair.

Fall Festival
Thank you to all of the parents, grandparents and volunteers who assisted at Fall Festival this year. It was a HUGE success. This year’s Festival was led by the amazing Traci Bludsworth Schell. Golden Bears were organized by Kristen Brown, Mindy Craymer and Karen Fuqua. Lee Johnson led the Papa Bears in taking care of the ant beds and other duties needed. The beautiful gift baskets were made by Jennifer Henderson, John Mosley was on the grill and concessions were organized by Angie Heilman.  It truly is a team effort that makes Bear such a wonderful school! 




Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Bear PTA News-October 2, 2019


Bear PTA News-October 2, 2019

Discount Cards
Kelly Stanton would like to thank Parents, Teachers, and Students for a successful Discount Card Campaign.  We also took 109 students to Chuck-E-Cheese on yesterday for selling 25 or more Discount Cards.  In addition, this year we had one class with 100% participation; Congratulations, Mrs. Barton’s class! Her class will receive a popsicle party.
Lastly, if you have any outstanding cards of money please return by Thursday, October 3rd.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Stanton at kstanton2008@gmail.com.

BASKET ITEMS NEEDED!
Fall Festival is right around the corner and we are all so excited!!
We are in need of items for this year’s baskets that will be silent auctioned at the festival!

Taste of The River Region Basket (restaurant gift cards, sauces, local treats, etc.)
Gift Card Basket (Amazon, Target, any type of general gift card)
Pamper Me Basket (Salon gift cards, lotions, soaps, candles, etc.)
Family Fun Basket (games, cards, outdoor items, movie passes, bowling passes, etc.)

FALL FESTIVAL!
Wristband orders are due by October 10th.  You can purchase wristbands for $15 at the festival. 
We need everyone’s help to get our inflatables and activities covered.  Please sign up for a 30-minute shift using this link below.


Also, please consider buying or making treats to sell at our baked sale tent. Those items can be brought to the school the morning of the Fall Festival.  We will have volunteers outside carpool line to grab them from you.

We will be dedicating our playground during the Fall Festival as well to thank Kiwanis Club for helping make it possible.


GOLDEN BEARS
Golden Bears T-shirts will go home with their grandchild on October 9th, just in time for them to be worn at the Fall Festival when they volunteer!


SPECIALIST SPOTLIGHT

The Specialist Spotlight for October is Coach Reynolds – the PE teacher. Coach Reynolds has specifically requested Band-Aid brand bandages – regular and large ones to fit elbows and knees, Lysol wipes, instant ice packs and CD sleeves/envelops and A batteries. If your child brings in an item for Coach Reynolds, make sure that they sign the Gift Log so that they will be entered into a drawing for a prize. There is a collection box in the PE room.


A HUGE Thank you to all 27 students who brought in items for Mrs. Bonokowski! Riley Jones, Lulu Gunnells, Dylan Brown, James Earnest, Zane Hall, The Richardsons (Worth, Whitley, and Ben), Luke Jones-Collum, Jordyn Lett, Teagan Brown, Corey Ellis, Auraya Buathet, Brandon Sanchez, Aydan Capilouto, Ava Mosley, Britt Barley, Jordan McGhee, John Harrison, Ethan Kelly, Lourdes Ellis, Andrew Nguyen, Aaron Holtsford, Emme Kaplan, Carson Shambray, Ella Reid, Ezra LaBier, Morgan Smith, and Katrina Hamil. We decided to draw 2 names since there were so many that brought items!  AVA MOSLEY and JAMES EARNEST are the winner of the BEAR BUCKS for September.


Reflections Art Contest
Across the nation, local PTAs compete in Reflections Art Contests. Bear has had several students compete and win awards at the county and state levels. There are cash prizes for students who compete and win at the school level. The submission deadline is November 14th. The theme is "Look Within." The six categories are art, music, dance, writing, film production, and photography. The competition is broken down into grades K-2 and 3-5. Students can enter multiple categories.

All entries must be turned in with an
entry form.  All forms can be picked up from Mrs. Bonikowski, or you can email Jill Sexton who can send hard copies home with your student. Please turn in the items to Mrs. Bonokoski.



UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 3 – Picture Day

Oct. 10 – Deadline for prepaid FF wristbands

Oct. 15 – FALL FESTIVAL

Oct. 23 – GLOW - The Teacher Appreciation committee will be contacting volunteers soon to provide a wonderful luncheon for our teachers.

Oct 28 to Nov 1- Red Ribbon Week – Say No to Drugs. Information will be sent home after the Fall Festival.

Nov 4-Spirit Night @ El Taco Shop from 5:00-8:00

Nov 19-PTA Meeting/Book Swap

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - NO SCHOOL – Oct. 11, 14 (parent visitation day), 25

Friday, September 20, 2019

Basket Items Needed for Fall Festival

The PTA will be holding a silent auction during the Fall Festival this year! We need your help to make these baskets awesome! While you are out shopping this weekend please pick up a gift card or an item off the list below. Also, if you know of any businesses that would donate a gift card or an item please reach out to them or let us know and we can reach out!
Here are the basket themes:
✔️Taste of The River Region Basket (restaurant gift cards, sauces, local treats, etc.)
✔️Gift Card Basket (Amazon, Target, any type of general gift card)
✔️Pamper Me Basket (Salon gift cards, lotions, soaps, candles, etc.)
✔️Family Fun Basket (games, cards, outdoor items, movie passes, bowling passes, etc.)
Thank you in advance for your support of Bear and our fabulous Fall Festival!

Bear PTA Newsletter- February 2020

Bear Family Dance The annual Bear Family Dance is THIS FRIDAY, & we need YOUR help to make it amazing! We still need some more volun...