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Welcome to Bear Cave Intermediate News and Updates!
 
Bear Cave's newsletter has been replaced with a combination of "BCI News and Updates", our Facebook page and Twitter. This news feed will be your primary place to check for up-to-date information regarding all the events, activities and opportunities at BCI. Make sure to check often to stay current!

Please also check our Calendar located on the right side of our webpage for information.



Days off in March
Friday, March 15 - NO SCHOOL Teacher Workday, End of 3rd Quarter
Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 22 - NO SCHOOL, Spring Break

SEPTA Spring Fundraiser
The SEPTA spring fundraiser kickoff was Friday, March 8!  Bonner and BCI students brought home a packet with all the information regarding products, deadlines and pick up dates.  Please click here to see the informational flyer.  Thanks for all your support!!

Cookies for Cans Food Drive
The annual Taher-sponsored "Cookies for Cans" food drive to collect food for Channel One Food Bank will take place the week of March 11th - 14th.  If able, all Bonner and BCI students are encouraged to bring non-perishable food (canned/boxed) to the school by the deadline of Thursday, March 14th (there is no school on Friday, March 15th - Teacher Workday).  These items will be picked up by Channel One to be available for those in need in our community.  Last year a total of 435 pounds of food was collected in the district - let's see if we can top that this year!  All students will be treated to a cookie with their school lunch on March 14th, to celebrate their spirit of giving! 


BCI Science Fair Coming Soon!
4th & 5th grade students will be participating in the Science Fair here at BCI coming up on Friday, March 29.  Public viewing of student science fair projects will be 8:30 - 10:30 am.  Judging will be from 1:00 - 2:30 pm, there will be no public viewing during this time.  Come and see the amazing job our students have done on their projects!

MCA Testing
MCA Reading Testing will be April 3 - 5, 10 - 12
MCA Math Testing will be April 15 - 17, 24 -26
MCA Science Testing (5th grade only) will be April 30, May 1 and 2


Crayola ColorCycle
Recyle by bringing us your used markers, dry erase markers and highlighters!!  Crayola ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just crayola markers.  Collection boxes are located in the art room and the office at BCI.        

Sports Opportunities
Stewartville Youth Wrestling Program
SYAA Basketball ~ K - 6th Grade
JO Volleyball ~ 4th Grade
2019 Winter Baseball Academy
Summer Traveling Baseball 9U 
SYAA Spring Soccer 2019
Girls on the Run

2019 Summer Sports Camps

Registration for the 2019 Stewartville Summer Sports Camps is now open! We are again offering camps for the following sports:

Girls and Boys Basketball
Football
Football QB Camp
Football Specialist Camp
Volleyball
Gymnastics
Soccer
Tennis

Please visit our registration website:  www.stewartvillecamps.com  to get signed up! An informational flyer with all camp details was emailed to all BCI parents.  If you have any questions, please contact:                   
Garrett Mueller
garrett.mueller@ssdtigers.org
507-533-1509

Summer Camps
Camp Pepin has a great 2019 season planned with a lot of fun and exciting camps!  For more information, please flip through this online brochure https://bit.ly/2NZ9o5G   


School Closings/Late Start/Early Dismissal
Due to inclement weather, school hours may be changed or canceled.  Should this happen, the following items become very important:
  • Your child should know how he or she is to proceed, such as: ride the bus home, don't ride the bus, go to Tiger Time, etc.  PLEASE HAVE A STANDARD BACK-UP PLAN IN PLACE AHEAD OF TIME.
  • Please use your established plan, and refrain from calling the school to leave a message for your child if possible.
  • If there is a school cancellation, late start or early release, a Skylert will be sent out to all families.  You may also tune into a local radio/TV station for the latest school closing information.  
Please update your contact information in Family Access to ensure proper notification.

Winter Outerwear

Winter weather is continuing!  Please send appropriate outerwear with your child daily.  This includes a warm coat, snow pants, boots, mittens, hats, etc.  The students are required to spend time outside during recess every day.  If there is snow on the ground students are required to have appropriate dress, or they will play on blacktop only.  Thank you for your understanding!

Lost and Found
There are many items in the Lost and Found!  Please have your child check the lost and found table in the cafeteria for any items that might belong to them.  Items that are not claimed are donated to a charity organization after each quarter.

Elementary Choir
The extra-curricular Elementary Choir for grades 3-5 has begun.  The choir practices from 3:10 - 4:00 pm every Tuesday in the BCI music room.  Questions regarding the elementary choir may be directed to Lara Smoley at or 533-1521.  The Elementary Choir concert is 7:00 pm @ BCI on Thursday, March 14.  Thank you!!
    
Music Notes
Below are the rest of the concert dates for the 2018-19 school year!
Beginner Band 5th Grade concert
     -May 16, 6:00 pm @ BCI

2019-20 School Calendar
The 2019-20 school calendar has been approved!  We will be starting after labor Day next year.  Please take note of our Meet the Teacher Days on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 3 & 4 and plan to be in attendance on one of those two days.  The first full day of classes for BCI students will be Thursday, September 5.  Watch for more information to be emailed in August.

SEPTA News
Upcoming SEPTA Meetings and Events:
  • Spring Fundraiser March 8 - 25
  • Tuesday, April 16 @ BCI Media Center 7:00 pm-Presentation topic "The Transition from Bear Cave to Middle School"
  • Family Movie Night, Friday April 26, 6:30 pm @ Bonner Gym.  Movie TBD
  • Tuesday, May 21 @ BCI Media Center 7:00 pm, Election of Officers and Appreciation Event
Milk Moola Program Ending - Turn in items by March 15
Kwik Trip's Milk Moola reimbursement program is ending!  This program has been a significant part of SEPTA's fundraising both with Santa Shop and throughout the year, and although we are sad to see it end, we are grateful for Kwik Trip's generosity through the years.  We'd like to make the most of the opportunity to raise these funds while we still can, and you can help by sending in all remaining Milk Moola items to the school by March 15th, to give SEPTA time to get them counted and turned in before the March 31st deadline.  Please spread the word!  Thank you to all of you who have been diligent in clipping and saving these items to help fund school activities.  You may still turn in Box Tops for Education at the office, as well.
 
Kwik Trip gift cards and car wash cards are available in a variety of denominations and make great gifts! Please email SEPTA at if you would like to place an order or have any questions.  Thank you for your continued support of SEPTA!