Saturday, April 28, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week
April 30- May 4, 2018

Let’s show the LOVE to our teachers and specialists this week.  
Mmm, Mmm Monday is up first.

Contact your Room Mom if you need your teacher’s list of favorites. 
Specialists Favorites can be found on this PTA website. 

Also - we are still a little slim on gift card door prizes for the teacher luncheon, 
so PLEASE send them in on Monday.

Remember participation in TAW is optional. It’s always the thought that counts, 
so don’t feel obligated to spend a lot of money. 

Thank you for all you do to show appreciation to our outstanding Bear teachers!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Bear News - April 16, 2018

Howdy Partners!
Spring has sprung... and things are really taking off at Bear. There's A LOT going on, and we need all our parents saddled up and ready to ride this week.

The Bear Art Show is this WEDNESDAY, April 18! Please come to the Art Show and check out all of the fabulous pieces that our little artists have worked on all year. It is truly amazing the work that Mrs. Bonikowski does with our kids. Support the Art Room by purchasing your child’s artwork and making a GOOD donation to the arts at Bear. Don’t forget to purchase raffle tickets for the class projects.

Bear will celebrate Earth Day with an Extravaganza, on Friday, April 20. Each child will be able to plant a flower in honor of Earth Day. We have five large flower beds to fill up, so we are asking each child to bring one potted plant or flower by Wednesday, April 18.

Perennials are preferred as they are the gift that keeps on giving, but annuals are still awesome! Full sun plants will work best in our garden, and most of the beds get 4 to 8 hours of full sun. If you have any questions, please email Ashleigh Livingston at

This month’s Specialist Spotlight is our Technology teacher, Mrs. Lanier. We want our Tech teacher to have the very best. Mrs. Lanier has requested INK - gift cards for ink (e.g., Amazon, Walmart, Office Depot) or HP63 ink cartridges (black or multicolored). She also would like silver Sharpie pens, colored paper, and Lysol wipes.

Thank you to everyone who brought in gifts for Mrs. Fell: Walter Collier, McKenzie Kim, Jillian Anderson, Addison Sexton, Carson French, Stewart Roy, Amelia Johnson and Lulu Gunnels.

The winner of the door prize is Amelia Johnson! Congratulations, Amelia!

Donations Needed!

Every year we show our teachers how much we love them during Teacher Appreciation Week (TAW). This year we are celebrating April 30 – May 4. The PTA plans something special for the teachers every day in the workroom. On Thursday of TAW we serve them a beautiful luncheon in the Library. We would love for each teacher to be able to leave with a door prize – even small gift cards are much-appreciated. We request that students bring in new gifts or gift cards to be used as door prizes at the luncheon. Many businesses will donate if asked.

Please send new gifts or gift cards to school with your child labelled PTA – TEACHER APPRECIATION.

Please send in your donation by Friday, April 27th. We thank you for all your support and for making this week EXTRA special for our EXTRA special teachers!

Be on the Lookout – The PTA will be sending home a sheet soon with how children can honor their teachers daily during Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thursday, April 19, 2018
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream
3011 Carter Hill Road
Montgomery, AL 36111 

Field Day is Thursday, May 10. Parent volunteers are always welcome, so mark your calendars now!