Thursday, August 3, 2017

Mark Your Calendars for These Back to School Events

Kindergarten Orientation – Thursday, August 3 @ 6:15
1st grade – Thursday, August 3 @ 5:00
2nd grade – Monday, August 7 @ 6:15
3rd grade – Monday, August 7 @ 5:00
4th grade – Tuesday, August 8 @ 6:15
5th grade – Tuesday, August 8 @ 5:00

Parents and students only, please.
 Due to space limitations we ask that you refrain from bringing siblings, younger or older.
Thank you for understanding.

Please join the PTA for our annual Parent "Boo-Hoo Yahoo!" Breakfast 

Thursday, August 10th 
8:40 a.m. Bear Cafeteria 

Picnic in the Park 
Tuesday, August 22nd 
Vaughn Road Park 
5:30 p.m. 

Pack a picnic supper, gather your blanket/chairs 
and get ready for a rootin’ tootin’ good time! 
Nancy's Italian Ice will be there to help you cool off, so be sure to bring a couple of dollars!  

PTA Back to School Packet

Howdy Partners! 

Welcome to the new school year! Thank you for taking the time to review this packet of information. Although all this paperwork may seem overwhelming, we want to make sure that you have all the information that you will need for a successful school year from the very first day.

We encourage you to get involved with the PTA. Parental involvement is what makes Bear such a special and successful place. There is always something exciting going on! Joining the PTA only costs $7 per person and will get you access to all our PTA informational emails throughout the year. You can also find a lot of great information on Facebook in the group "Bear Exploration Center PTA."

We request that you complete and return most of the information in this packet by Friday, August 18. We accept cash and checks. Please write a separate check for each form or send exact cash. Please DO NOT staple checks or cash to the forms. Paper clip each payment to the appropriate form and place everything back in the large envelope and return it to school with your student.  Below is a checklist of the forms and corresponding due dates.

□  Fundraising Participation Form - 8/18
□  Volunteer Form - 8/18
□  Communication Form - 8/18
□  Bear Wear Order Form - 8/31
□  PTA Membership Form -  9/15 
□  Brick Order Form - 9/15

We also have a Bear PTA Web Store which allows you to pay with credit card for the following items - PTA Membership, Bear Wear, Golden Bear Membership, and Partners in Education. All online purchases are subject to a 3% fee. 

Please contact anyone on the Executive Board if you have any questions.
Bear PTA Executive Board 2017-2018

Edris Davis, President

Jill Sexton, 1st Vice President

Traci Schell, 2nd Vice President

Victoria Little, Treasurer

Kelly Stanton, Secretary

Lisa Stevens, Communications Coordinator

Summer Skills Review Packets

Hi Parents!

On May 25 students at Bear put on their tool belts and hard hats for the last time for the 2016-17 school year. To make sure that the foundation built over the last nine months remained firm, the PTA, along with the help and guidance of our wonderful teachers, put together summer skill review packets.

Completing the packet over summer break will keep skills sharp and ensure that students are ready for the new learning adventure that awaits them next school year.You will find the grade-level packets in PDF form here. Choose the grade level that your child was in LAST year (the 2016-17 school year).

Participation is OPTIONAL. Students who complete their packet and return it to school by Friday, August 11, 2017, will be rewarded with a prize from the PTA.

Thank you for making 2016-17 a most constructive school year!

Kindergarten English

Kindergarten Math

First Grade English

First Grade Math

Second Grade English

Second Grade Math

Third Grade English

Third Grade Math

Fourth Grade English

Fourth Grade Math