Monday, October 4, 2021

PTA Newsletter October 2021



Discount Card Fundraiser Success!

Bear Family! Thank you so much for your amazing support of our Discount Card Fundraiser. We raised almost $45,000! Congratulations to Ellis Williams for being our top seller and Brooklyn Bradford for being our close second. Congratulations to Carson McCall for being our every-10-cards drawing winner! More info to come on our reward for those that sold 25+ cards! 



Bear Wear

This year, our Bear Wear Store will be online and handled through AKD. The web store will open certain times throughout the year. *Your order will be ready approximately 4 weeks after the order deadline unless supply chains are interrupted. You will be contacted by AKD if that is the case. You will have an opportunity to pick up your order or have it shipped directly to you for an extra fee. 


Our next Bear Wear order window is October 18-November 1. Bear Exploration Center shirts, outerwear, and many other great Bear Wear items will be available for purchase by visiting tinyurl.com/BearWearStore starting October 18. Please contact Kristin Allen at KristinAllen.PTSA@gmail.com with any questions.



Spirit Night

Krystal Williams has worked hard to line up Spirit Nights for us again this year. Thanks to our Bear community and El Taco for making our first spirit night a success. We were able to raise $170 for our school!  The next spirit night is at Buff City Soap on October 6 from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Visit https://www.facebook.com/BuffCitySoapMontgomery for more information about Buff City Soap. This Spirit Night is extra special because we *can* use our Bear Discount Cards for this event AND Buff City Soap will make a 10% donation to the PTA. Don’t forget to place your receipt in the Bear bucket at Buff City Soap on October 6! Please contact Krystal Williams at krystalwilliams5000@gmail.com with any questions.



Fall Festival

Bear PTA is saddened to announce the Fall Festival will be postponed until spring of 2022. We take the responsibility for the safety and well-being of our Bear family very seriously. We can’t wait to SHAKE, RATTLE and ROLL this spring. Stay tuned.



Mabel’s Labels

Mabel’s Labels can help you label ALL of your child’s items. They have committed to give back 20% of anything we purchase and already donated almost $200 to our PTA. Go to campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for Bear Exploration Center PTA to grab some super fun (and practical!) labels to help your children keep up with all their stuff! Please contact Anna Wamsted at arwamsted@gmail.com with any questions.



Volunteer Opportunities

We have several volunteer opportunities if you are looking to get more involved with Bear PTA this semester. 

--Popcorn Volunteer Sign Up: tinyurl.com/BearPopcorn

--Library Volunteer Sign Up: tinyurl.com/BearLibraryVolunteers

--Copy Cats Volunteer Sign Up: tinyurl.com/BearCopyCats

 


National PTA Reflection Contest

The 2021-2022 Reflections theme this year is I Will Change the World By...

Submissions will be due sometime in November.  All submissions will be submitted virtually. 

Check out the website for more information: https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections



Upcoming Dates:

October 6 -- Buff City Soap Spirit Night (4pm-7pm)

October 25-28 -- Red Ribbon Week -- More information to come!




Thursday, August 26, 2021

There are many ways to support Bear Exploration Center

 


There are many ways to support Bear Exploration Center:

 

Bear Discount Card 

The discount card, with 44 local businesses offering unique discounts, sells for $10, and 95% of the money raised goes back to our school. The card is valid through August 31, 2022 - a whole year! It is our main school fundraiser, raising upwards of $45,000, and allows us to provide much needed technology and resources for our school. 

Discount Card Request Form *return form to your child's homeroom teacher

  

Mabel's Labels 

Mabels Labels are fabulous for helping you label ALL your childs items...and theyve committed to give back 20% of anything we purchase to our school! Go to campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for Bear Exploration Center PTA to grab some super fun (and practical!) labels to help your children keep up with all the stuff!

 

AmazonSmile 

AmazonSmile is an easy way to give back to Bear Exploration Center every time you make a purchase. Go to smile.amazon.com and choose Bear Exploration Center and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to our school.

 

Publix Partner 

Simply sign up for Club Publix or log in to your existing account, click My Publix Partner, and select Bear Exploration Center. Then, every time you shop at Publix, pay with the Publix app or enter your phone number at checkout and Publix will give back to Bear Exploration Center.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Get Involved at Bear!

 

Volunteering your time and talent is one of the most important aspects of membership in the Bear PTA. We have a very active and successful PTA due to the involvement of so many of our wonderful parent, grandparent, and community volunteers. Our goal is to enrich the educational experience of our children through our volunteer efforts.

 

Thank you for your involvement in the life of your child and 

for your support of our school!


--PTA Volunteer Form

 

--Popcorn Sign Up: Volunteers are needed on Fridays to pop popcorn. (*Need committed volunteers)

 

--Library Sign Up: Volunteers are needed in the library to support our wonderful librarian. Volunteers will be assisting with checking in/out books, shelving books, and cataloging books.

 

--Copy Cats Sign Up: Volunteers are needed to help our teachers by making copies. You will be trained on the copy machine and will only copy for grade levels your child is NOT currently in. (*Need committed volunteers)



PTA Newsletter October 2021

Discount Card Fundraiser Success! Bear Family! Thank you so much for your amazing support of our Discount Card Fundraiser. We raised almost ...