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Posted Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 
Students in preschool and grades K-2 are invited to learn a few cheers with Bear Creek's varsity cheerleaders after school on Tuesday, January 31 from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM. Reserve your child's spot by emailing Athletics Director Chad Pohlman (cpohlman@tbcs.org). Parents will pick up their children after practice at 4:30 PM and then return with them to the gym at 5:45 PM at the beginning of the girls varsity game. Junior cheerleaders will sit together in the bleachers and cheer for the girls team. Pom poms provided for the event.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 
Wear purple all day on Friday, January 27 and attend the big home basketball games in the gym when Bear Creek takes on Overlake. Games at 4:00 PM, 5:45 PM, and 7:30 PM. Adopt-a-Grizzly program concludes too, and K-6 are encouraged to come out a support their adopted athletes!
Posted Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 
Upper School students will celebrate Spirit Week and continue supporting Strong Against Cancer next week, selling Strong Against Cancer merchandise before and after school and during lunch (capes and masks $10, T-shirts $15). Special dress days as follows.
  • Monday - HoliDay
  • Tuesday - Product Placement Day
  • Wednesday - Cowboys vs Aliens Day
  • Thursday - Couch Potato Day
  • Friday - Purple Day Supporting #StrongAgainstCancer
Posted Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 
Bear Creek's annual campaign in support of Strong Against Cancer continues next week, January 23-27. Upper School students will sell merchandise before and after school with all the proceeds going toward Strong Against Cancer. We hope you will consider supporting the cause by purchasing purple merchandise (capes and masks $10 each, T-shirts $15 each), wearing purple all day on Friday, January 27, and attending the big home basketball games in the gym that evening when Bear Creek takes on Overlake.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 
On January 13, Bear Creek lost to Bush (42-47). Senior Connor Pittman led the Grizzlies with 14 points. On January 17, the Grizzlies lost to crosstown rivals the Overlake Owls (50-60). Leading scorers for the Grizzlies were senior Colby Cadigan with 18 points and sophomore Trevor McRae with 10 points. In a non-league matchup on January 18, the boys lost to Seattle Christian (57-64). Bear Creek was led by Cadigan with 13 points, McRae with 12 points, and freshman Jace Blankenbeckler with 11 points.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 
This year we are creating a 8 ½ x 11 hardbound memory book for Preschool. Please take a moment to upload and tag any school photos you have taken this year (even if they are only of your child, we still need them!) to Vidigami. In order to represent each students' year well, we need as many pictures as possible from which to choose. If you have any questions, or need help uploading pictures, please contact Kellie Anderson at kellie.anderson@tbcs.org. Read more for additional information.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 
This year we are creating a 8 ½ x 11 hardbound memory book for each K-6 grade level. Please take a moment to upload and tag any school photos you have taken this year (even if they are only of your child, we still need them!) to Vidigami. In order to represent each students' year well, we need as many pictures as possible from which to choose. If you have any questions, or need help uploading pictures, please contact Kellie Anderson at kellie.anderson@tbcs.org. Read more for additional information.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 
Please congratulate the following student who was recognized at Chapel on January 17:
  • Andrew H., grade 4, for Obedience and Diligence
Posted Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 
On January 13, Bear Creek defeated Bush (20-17). Junior Delaney Montgomery scored 12 points for the Lady Grizzlies. On January 16, Bear Creek lost to Northwest (30-39). Junior Alyson Wong led the team with 9 points. On January 17, Bear Creek lost a close one to Overlake (30-31). Once again Wong led the team, scoring 17 points.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 
Bear Creek Preschool presents another topic in our popular Parenting Topics and Tips series. Don't miss Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten with Karen Blankenbeckler rescheduled for February 1. RSVP online at www.tbcs.org/parentingtopics. This event is free and open to all, so you are welcome to invite your friends and family who may be interested in this topic.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 
During the in-service tomorrow, January 20, the main offices in both buildings at Redmond Campus will be open from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. The office at Valley Campus will be closed.
Posted Monday, Jan 16, 2017 
Parents of freshmen and sophomores are invited to learn more about Young Life Club on Thursday, January 26 at the home of Bryan and Priscilla Mistele (21311 NE 84th St., Redmond). Join Bear Creek alumni Mac Graham '07, Ansel Sanger '05, and Alex Higinbotham '07 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM for wine and cheese, fellowship, and an opportunity to get your kids involved in this great ministry. Email Alex Higinbotham (ahig89@gmail.com) to RSVP.
Posted Friday, Jan 13, 2017 
Due to low enrollment, the Princeton Review SAT prep class offered at Bear Creek this winter has been cancelled.
Posted Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 
Parents of freshmen and sophomores are invited to learn more about the Bear Creek/Overlake Young Life Club on Thursday, January 26 at the home of Bryan and Priscilla Mistele (21311 NE 84th St., Redmond). Join Bear Creek alumni Mac Graham '07, Ansel Sanger '05, and Alex Higinbotham '07 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM for wine and cheese, fellowship, and an opportunity to get your kids involved in this great ministry. Watch your email next week for more information.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 
Bear Creek's annual campaign in support of Strong Against Cancer kicks off next week when Dr. Jeff Gephart speaks on Strong Compassion at all four Chapels on Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 18 with a message from 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. Then during the week of January 23-27, Upper School students will sell merchandise before and after school with all the proceeds going toward Strong Against Cancer. We hope you will consider supporting the cause by purchasing purple merchandise (capes and masks $10 each, T-shirts $15 each), wearing purple all day on Friday, January 27, and attending the big home basketball games in the gym that evening when Bear Creek takes on Overlake.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 
The main offices will all be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. During the in-service on Friday, January 20, the main offices in both buildings at Redmond Campus will be open from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. The office at Valley Campus will be closed on January 20.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 
Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 are invited to sign up for Battle of the Books. The battle will take place on Monday, March 27 at Valley Campus. Encourage your child to sign up in the Ida Lairson and Kindel Libraries; parents of students who sign up will receive an informational letter. Email Librarians Jan Mueller (jmueller@tbcs.org) or Dianna Kadeg (dkadeg@tbcs.org) if you have any questions.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 
The Middle School Basketball Social has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 4 when Bear Creek takes on Northwest. Basketball games are at 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM. Middle School students should arrive at 5:15 PM for free pizza in the Main Commons. During the varsity game, there will be fun contests and prizes for Middle School students and teachers. Middle School advisory with the highest % attendance wins a fro-yo outing with the Athletics Directors.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 
On January 10, Bear Creek defeated Forest Ridge (40-39) in an important league match. Juniors Alyson Wong and Delaney Montgomery both scored 14 points.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 
Recently uploaded photos include Christmas at Bear Creek, JanTerm, and As You Like It. Video of these events will be available in Dropbox. Share your photos directly from the Parent Page (no additional login required); be sure to tag the kids in the photos too. Add photos using the iOS and Android apps right from your phone.

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