Thursday, May 22, 2014

2014-2015 Back-to-School Nights

2014-2015 Back-to-School Nights

 Tuesday, August 5:4:00 1st Grade
 Tuesday, August 5: 5:30 Kindergarten Orientation
 Wednesday, August 6: 5:00 4th Grade; 6:15 5th Grade
 Thursday, August 7: 5:00 2nd grade; 6:15 3rd Grade
First day for students: August 11, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bear Uniform Consignment Sale

sponsored by the Bear PTA

Here is your chance to SELL or DONATE outgrown uniforms and 

BUY pieces that are in great condition!


Monday, June 23

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bear Cafeteria

Please bring your pre-priced clothing on hangers - rack ready.

You will receive 50% of the sales price.

The other 50% goes to support the PTA (or you can donate 100% to the PTA).


Tuesday, June 24

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Wednesday, June 25

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PICK-UP unsold clothing & your money earned

HALF-PRICE SALE - Clothes donated to Bear will be marked down by half.

Volunteers are needed and will get to shop one hour early!

or for more information

Please contact Melissa Card at 334-324-1604

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Common Core Standards Discussion

There will be a panel discussion on the Common Core State Standards. The event will feature state Superintendent Bice and others. Some of the panelist support the standards, others do not. We hope there will be an audience that is representative of people who are concerned about Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards.The event is free, but you have to register and print your ticket. You simply enter your first and last name and your email address. You are sent an email and then print your free ticket. should be an interesting discussion.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January 14 2014 PTA Meeting Minutes

Bear Exploration Center 
PTA Meeting
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 

Meeting called to order at 6:05 pm by PTA president Kristen Criswell 

President Report
Teacher Copy Paper drive – January 27-31 

6 students Reflection Art has been moved to the County for judging – Thank Barbara 
Zack Williams
Lauren Bonikowski 
Payden Alice Smith 
Venus Avessano 
Clair Harden
Kerry Straw

PTA Membership Report
PTA membership drive grade level winners will have the VIP luncheon – January 30 
K – Barton – Addie Wamsted – 7 memberships
1st – Carnes – Erin Tyler - 100 memberships
2nd – Franklin – Brandon Bell and Ryan Singleton – 5 memberships each 
3rd – Francis – Sydney Hudson and Mattee Sellers – 6 memberships each 
4th – Norred – Chris Mackey and Laura Stockey – 14 memberships each 
5th – Forster – Piper Schneider – 10 memberships

Bear Family Dance
Chairs – Kelley Phelps and Tricia Wooden 
February 7 (6-8)
Dessert tables, family friendly music with DJ 

Spirit Nights
January 20 – Cici’s Pizza (no school) 
February 4 – Nancy’s Italian Ice 
February 6 – Chick-fil-a (Promenade) 

Free Money
Next Aluminum Can Drive – March 13 
Goal for Boxtops - $4,000 = to date we have $1,071 profit 

Chili/Soup cookoff winner – Mary Badskey – Congratulations - $50 gift card to Publix 

Meeting adjourned at 6:27 pm

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Calling All Chili Cooks!!!

Woo!Hoo!  Nothing is better than Chili on the menu.  And now you get to share you favorite recipe and maybe even win a prize.

Make plans to attend the first ever Chili / Hot Dog Supper and PTA Meeting.  Tuesday January 14th.

So make a crock pot of yummy Chili or Soup and join us.

Click Here for more information.