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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 January
January 21 - NO SCHOOL Teacher Inservice

BCI Science Fair Coming Soon!
4th & 5th Grade students are welcome to participate in the Science Fair here at BCI coming up in March.  Please refer to the Science Fair Handbook for information regarding registration, dates, times, deadlines, etc.  If you have any questions, you may contact your child's teacher or Mrs. Aimee Johnson at .

BCI Yearbooks
Order your BCI yearbook now!!  The cost for the yearbook is $13.00, order online at http://bit.ly/BCIyearbook or return your completed order form to the BCI office.  Order forms were sent home with all BCI students on Friday, December 7.

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 

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 here!  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 begins Tuesday, January 8.  The choir will meet from 3:10 - 4:00 pm every Tuesday in the BCI music room.  Any student can join, no need to sign up, students may just show up, with parent knowledge!  Flyers went home with interested singers in December.  Students are allowed to join through January 15.  Questions may be directed to Lara Smoley at or 533-1521.  Thank you!!

Music Notes
Below are the concert dates for the 2018-19 school year!
Beginner Band 5th Grade concert
     -January 29, 6:00 pm @ BCI  (practice for concert, January 28, 3:10-4:30 pm)
     -May 16, 6:00 pm @ BCI
3rd Grade Music concert, 6:00 pm @ BCI
     -March 4, Eickhoff, Mayer, Torgerson, Theuner 
     -March 5, Halvorson, Santjer, Fitzgerald, Button
4th Grade Music concert, 6:00 pm @ BCI
     -March 11, Hanson, Schmitz, Loechler
     -March 12, Campbell, Shafer, Lonien

The next SEPTA meeting will be Tuesday, January 22, at the Bonner Library 7:00 pm. 
Also, come and enjoy the next SEPTA Family Movie Night "Small Foot" Friday, January 25, 6:30 pm at Bonner Gym!

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!