Bears' Bulletin - November 2013



 Father/Daughter Fall Festival 

The Father/Daughter Fall Festival will be held tomorrow, November 1st, from 6:30-8:00pm, at the school. There will fun activities such as a cake walk, bean bag toss, photo booth ($1 charge for a 5x7 keepsake photo), and more. If your dad can't make it, no problem! Bring your grandpa, uncle, big brother, neighbor, family friend or even your mom! We look forward to a fun evening! Hope to see you all there! 


Reflections Awards Night will be held Tuesday, November 5, at 7:00pm, in Sierra Bonita’s auditorium. 

Wednesday, November 6 - Teacher Development Afternoon 

On Wednesday, November 6, school will be held during the morning hours only. AM kindergarten will be held according to regular schedule, and students in 1st – 6th grades, will be dismissed at noon.PM kindergarten will not be held on this day. Students will be served lunch beginning at 10:30am. During the afternoon teachers throughout the district will take part in teacher development. 

Character Corner 

During the month of November students will be learning about service. Please discuss the saying “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day” with your student. We are hoping that students will seek out opportunities to give service to those around them. 

PTA Book Fair & Reading 

We thank members of our entire school community for the tremendous support given to our PTA Book Fair this past week. Students were excited to receive and read their new books, and the PTA chose to receive their proceeds in books for our classrooms and our It Pays to Read program at the school. It is wonderful to see our students’ excitement for reading. There are so many benefits to reading a good book regularly. Thank you! 

Sierra Bonita Web Page 

Our school has a wonderful website where you can access information such as the school’s news and events, school newsletter, staff and faculty, PTA, School Community Council, school hours, phone number and address, lunch menu, important dates, and more. We invite you to visit our website located at 

Box Tops 

Thank you for all your efforts in clipping and sending Box Tops for Education to school. We also express appreciation to our PTA for coordinating this program. We will have our next Box Top Class Competition on January 27 – 31. 

School Lunch 

We appreciate efforts taken to keep a positive balance on all school lunch accounts. When accounts are nearing a zero balance, a red stamp is placed on the student’s hand by the lunch secretary to serve as a reminder to pay lunch money. We wanted to make you aware that a lunch will not be able to be charged if the account has a negative balance of $10 or more. In this case, a roll and milk will be provided. If you have any questions about student accounts or other lunch questions, please call Glenett Ponis, our lunch clerk, at 798-4499.