BCS 8th Grade Promotion – Parade & More 5/20/2020

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Dear Neighbors
Beaver Creek’s 8th Grade Promotion is tonight for 40 students.  Despite the current pandemic hardships, this may be one of the most memorable events for these honored community members.  School staff and parents have worked hard and creatively to make the promotion events heartwarming for the students, families and the community.
The events tonight may establish some new traditions which may be integrated with the older well-loved events of the past in the future.  Some new, some old, which may be what’s in the future for all of us.
This week the school has sponsored a photographic set up on the stage for families to utilize and video to be taken for the ceremonies.  Yesterday the school had a Zoom awards ceremony for the 8th Grade. Tonight promotion vehicles will line up at the school where students will receive their certificates.  The community parade starts at 6 PM.  The route is below and everyone is invited to come out and wave at the Class of 2020 going on to high school in the fall.
And there is more!  Parents have arranged to continue honoring the Class of 2020 at the new drive-in on Hwy 260 at the Coury roundabout exit next to Jones Ford.  Parents have arranged a slide show including each student who will be called up to receive two roses.
All the details and maps are below.  Don’t miss a special parade if you are available at that time.
Finding something to wave at the kids & their families
. . the calendar crew  
 CLASS OF 2020 Parade Directions & Route
 

CLASS OF 2020 Parent Sponsored After Promotion at The new Drive-In
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eNews 5/18/2020 – Lots of Info

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Dear Neighbors
Watch out for the wind today and especially tomorrow…predicted to be up to 31 MPH today and 37 MPH on Tuesday. No fires allowed per Copper Canyon Fire & Medical restrictions.
The Beaver Creek Library is back to their 6 day a week schedule which includes Saturdays. Service is still call ahead for curbside service. Open 10:30 AM to 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays and 9 AM to 3 PM on Friday and Saturday.
The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club wishes to thank everyone who bid on the four-basket fundraiser. $400 was contributed for the scholarship fund.
Last Thursday was the first weekly Food Share in Beaver Creek. These will continue throughout the summer in addition to the Beaver Creek Food Bank at the Beaver Creek School the 2nd Saturday morning of each month. The Beaver Creek Kiwanis have purchased 60 whole frozen chickens for the boxes this Thursday which will again be a drive through at Beaver Creek School from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Thank you to Marlyn Van Keuren, YC District 2 Executive Assistant for making this happen, to the Salvation Army for making the delivery and to Manzanita Outreach for providing and packing the food. Volunteers at the site included Marlyn, Jodi Rooney (candidate in the upcoming District 2 election), Jessica Herrera, Roz Birdsall, Mark Holst, Bev Jackson (Cornville Community Association President), Beth Franklin (BC Librarian), and Janet Aniol.
****On Wednesday, May 20, Beaver Creek School’s 8th grade class will be doing a parade for their promotion. The parade will begin at BC School and follow a route that takes us down by the Lake Montezuma Village Square (see picture). The parade will begin at the school at 6 PM. Staff and Parents are hoping to get support from the community. Please come out and cheer on our 8th graders as they prepare to move on to high school. Thank you in advance for your support in making what could have been a disappointment to our students into something memorable for them.
The Beaver Creek Community Association is working on a questionnaire for the six candidates for the office of Yavapai County District 2 Supervisor in order to give voters more information. If you would like to make a recommendation for a question, please email the calendar crew. The BCCA board meets today, further information is below.
Since all six of the above candidates are Republicans, the new supervisor will be elected in the Primary election on August 4. Information for registered Independents is below.
Wind in the forecast,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
 
Yes! Arizona has an open primary law which allows any voter who is registered as independent to cast a ballot for one of the officially recognized political parties in State Primary Elections. Independent voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will receive a postcard in the mail asking them to choose which party ballot they wish to receive for the Primary Election. The corresponding primary ballot will then be sent by mail to the voter to complete approximately 27 days prior to the election.
Independent voters who go to the polls on Election Day will be given the option to choose a party ballot at that time.
Monthly Meeting – Via Zoom
 Monday, May 18, 2020, 3:00 PM
Beaver Creek Community Association 
AGENDA
 
Public participation is appreciated. There is a 2-minute time limit for public participation/comments from individuals. We encourage people to use ZOOM to participate.
Call for Public Discussion Items not listed below. Discussion with residents.
President’s Update :
  1. Minutes for March & Financial Report: Request to accept donations toward Rollins Park upkeep from Mikki & Terry Weissinger and Dennis & Janet Aniol
  1. New Business.   Discussion and possible action on each
  • Cornville Community Association request for assistance in the P&Z process in reference to the Spring Creek Ranch proposal. From their president, Bev Jackson, If you could encourage your citizens to write a letter opposing Spring Creek Ranch that would be WONDERFUL.  The developers have been all over Sedona getting signatures on form letters and have almost 200!   Each household can submit one letter.  There are instructions for addressing on our website. www.cornvilleaz.org As soon as we know when this will be heard by the P&Z Commission, I will also share that date so that anyone who is willing to attend and support our fight against adding 2100 units (4200+ people) on less than 1% of the land occupied by the slightly less than 4000 people currently in our small community.”
  1. Old Business. Discussion and possible action on each
  • Rollins Park update
  • District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman wrote to ADOT in support of our quest to improve and reconstruct TI 293 on I-17 at McGuireville. He received the following response from the Division Director of Multimodal Planning, “I am in receipt of your email and have directed our planning team to add this project to our current call for projects. It will be added to the list of projects to be reviewed and evaluated for prioritization in the 2022 project priority list.”
  • 6 candidates for the District 2 Supervisor office. List of questions for candidate responses to help our votes make an informed decision.
  • Thank you letter to Supervisor Tom Thurman for his letter to ADOT on our behalf.
  • Thank you letter to Marlyn Van Keuren for her work in setting up a weekly food share for Beaver Creek.
 
 
Adjournment. The next meeting is at 3 PM on June 8, 2020 in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
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Closing and Reschedules as of 3/17/2020

Dear Neighbors                     SEE Changes and Closings in Next Post 3/18/2020 

 
The Presidential Preference Election is ongoing today until 7 PM for registered Democrats to choose a candidate for POTUS. Voting may be done at any vote center in Yavapai County. Our closest is at the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way, in the Village Square across the street from the former Ranch House Restaurant. If you have an unmailed mail in ballot, it may be dropped off before 7 PM.
The Calendar Crew has more closings and canceled meeting to report. The National Park Service has cancelled all activities for the March Archaeology and Heritage Month at Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot. All additional activities have been cancelled at Montezuma Well. The Verde Valley Archaeology Center Museum is closed. However, the Native American Pathway is open. The Friends of Beaver Creek Library meeting is cancelled. The Yavapai County Planning & Zoning Commission will not meet for the next 90 days, planning to recommence in June. The Board of Adjustment and Hearing Officer cases will be on the same hiatus. The Board of Supervisors meeting schedule will continue the same but is requesting fewer to attend and is not encouraging public participation at the meetings.
March 13 Rainbow
Beaver Creek School may be closed but education, food distribution, and information services continue. Meal delivery started yesterday, Monday, and homework delivery starts today. The two bus routes for meal and homework delivery are below. Also please check out the “Good Things” from Superintendent Ward. It’s amazing what such a small school can do!!
Beaver Creek Public Library remained open as of yesterday. The Verde Valley Clean Up (Free Dumping) is still scheduled to start on Thursday. Several small group activities are still planned but subject change.
Beaver Creek is still functioning & caring 
. . . . . the calendar crew  
The Good Things Happening in the Beaver Creek School
March 2020
March 16, 2020
*        To the teaching staff who has come in to prepare packets for their students, thank you. I reviewed several packets. They were prepared with thoughtful academic needs for your classroom.
*        To the cafeteria and bus staff delivering those packets on the bus routes starting Tuesday, Thank you.
*        To the bus staff and cafeteria staff preparing and delivering meals this Monday through Thursday to our kids at bus stops, Thank you.
*        To our families asking for work and reaching out to communicate with their children’s teachers, Thank you.
*        Families, Thank you for supporting the president’s request to not gather in places of more than 10. Thank you for teaching our children about social distancing and about handwashing.
*        We are here for you even if remotely, families. We will check our email, our DOJO, and our phones to communicate. Our goal is to reduce the anxiety of our children and you to the best of our ability. We know it takes a village and Beaver Creek staff and families have stepped up to continue learning with our children.
 
Other Good Things!
Mrs. Allie Wheeler attended Crisis Prevention Intervention trainer training in order to continue in her role as the district CPI trainer.
The Verde Valley Sanctuary presented to our students on important topics for social emotional learning and mental health. Many teachers have expressed gratitude for these important educational sessions.
The girls and boys basketball teams went to the small schools state tournament. The girls took third place. Thank you to all of our terrific basketball coaches!
Although postponed, the boys baseball team was off to a great start, they have been practicing and were looking forward to their upcoming first game.
Although postponed, Jr. Basketball was halfway through their season.  This is a volunteer run program which gives students in 1st through 4th grades an opportunity to develop their skills as basketball players.
The STEAM Extravaganza was well attended, along with the yummy dollar per family dinner.
Karin Ward
Superintendent
Beaver Creek School District
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
928-567-4631

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Rimrock Bus 8 Homework & Food Delivery
Lake Montezuma Bus 8 Homework & Meal Delivery
 
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eNews 3/13/2020 BC School Open

Dear Neighbors
 
If we can get through some more muddy days this month, spring flowers will be awesome.  
The Free Food Bank is still on for Saturday morning, but the star party at the BC Library is canceled due to cloudy sky.  It will be rescheduled in June.
And good news for us all.  Beaver Creek School remains open.  Detailed information from Superintendent Ward is below.
 
Saturday, 3/14–Free Food Bank is available at Beaver Creek School from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
. . . . . the Calendar Crew
March 13, 2020
Dear Beaver Creek Families and Staff:
On Thursday, March 12, 2020 Governor Ducey, State Superintendent of School Kathy Hoffman, and Dr. Cara Christ of the Arizona Health Department led a conference call for school districts. I listened to the call and the questions from around the state from other superintendents.
*        We learned that as of right now Arizona is in a minimal risk area for COVID 19 aka Corona Virus.
*        We learned that we could track information on the Arizona Health Department Website (azdhs.gov).
*        We were reminded that our decisions on how to close schools should be based on data, not emotion, as the emotional frenzy can cause unjustified anxiety for our children.
*        We were reminded to complete district plans for Pandemic Preparedness. Arizona Department of Education released the updated plan at 6 pm on March 12th.
*        We were reminded that the best way to fight the spread of this illness:
*        Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. (Soap dispensers are in every classroom and teachers will institute a hand washing routine several times a day.)
*        Cover coughs and sneezes with elbow or tissues. (Staff will remind our students of this important defense.)
*        Clean hard surfaces often. (Teachers and Paraprofessionals have Clorox wipes to help with this process on tables, desks, door handles etc in their rooms). Custodians are cleaning all other areas nightly with deep cleans on Fridays and over Spring Break.
*        Stay home if you are ill. If you or a family member has symptoms of COVID 19, call your health provider to be directed for testing.  ( Symptoms include  fever, dry cough , shortness of breath) You may return to school or work after 72 hours fever free without taking a fever reducing medication like ibuprofen or Tylenol.
*        Any families whose children have health conditions that could be compromised will be excused from school with work sent home. Other requests for school absences will be reviewed by Principal Sacco. She will coordinate with you as we understand this is a family’s personal decision.
Be prepared as a family for childcare needs, if the school closes.
The Yavapai County Health Department and the Schools already work together if there appears to be an infection in the community. This relationship and communication will continue.
If the pandemic situation changes in the area, the Governing Board may close the school at any time, upon direction from the Superintendent.  At that time, teachers will provide for instructional materials on-line and with handouts. The district will also provide food assistance to children during the closure.
As of today, March 13 Beaver Creek School remains open.  Stay in contact through DOJO, School Messenger, and the website for updates. This is a rapidly changing situation. Updates will be sent as needed.  Contact me via email with any questions or concerns even on the weekend!( Kward@bcs.k12.az.us ).
Karin Ward, Superintendent
Mrs. Karin Ward
Superintendent
Beaver Creek School District #26
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
928-567-4631
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Beaver Creek eNews 3/8/2020

Dear Neighbors
 
Last month was a little more interesting than most of us would like. Good news on February 20. The P&Z Commission voted NO to PPE which was a stress reliever to have that concluded for now. The day before, the Beaver Creek Golf Course & Ranch House fell out of escrow without completing purchase. Perhaps for the 8th time? So, the property ownership remains the same for now.
Tomorrow afternoon the BCCA Board will hear a presentation about the town house lots around Lake Montezuma and go over a report from our representatives on the Citizens’ Bond Advisory Committee. This committee will make a recommendation to the CCF&MD Fire Chief and Fire Board about whether to pursue a bond (property tax increase) to potentially add additional fire stations and equipment. Their next meeting is at 5 PM Monday evening in the Camp Verde Library. The public may attend.
On Friday, the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society’s annual meeting is at the Rock School and will dedicate the new windows. Robert Estrada will give an update on his research about Lulu, an Apache Indian girl in the 1800’s. That afternoon in the BC Library is an opportunity to get Narcan training. There have been 3 overdoses in Rimrock since October, one was a youth. If you think that you might need to have this knowledge and treatment at hand, please read the flyer below and RSVP. Like CPR, you never know when this skill might be a lifesaver.
Later this month and in April the Census should be a priority for our area. Much funding for the school and other services is based on the collected information. Please help by responding. Also, there are still $16.50 jobs available. This paycheck will not affect any other sources of income. If interested, please call 1-800-JOB-2020 or apply online at
It’s still not too late to get Free help with your taxes at one of these sites. And a heads up about the Free Dumping this year. Appliances, tires, bagged trash, TV’s and old bicycles are accepted as usual. But slash, weed trimmings, is not accepted since the mulch pile is still smoldering from the fire.  Free dumping starts on 3/19.
Doing taxes
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events for Week of March 9 through March 14
 
Monday, 3/9-The CCF&M Citizens’ Bond Advisory Committee meets at 5 PM in the Camp Verde Public Library. The purpose of the Committee: Make a recommendation to the CCFMD board to pursue or not pursue bond to fund capital improvement needs of CCFMD, e.g., additional fire stations. For more information about the meeting please contact Administrative Manager Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401 ext 8002.
Friday, 3/13-The Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society meets at 10 AM at the Rock School on the Beaver Creek School campus for the annual meeting. A short business meeting will be held and election of Board members for 2020. One Board position is available. If interested, please contact Judy at 300-0331. Special recognition will be held for those generous donors for the new windows. Ending highlight will be Rob Estrada giving us an update on Lulu, an Apache child. Members and their guests and anyone interested in attending are more than welcome! (See flyer below)
 
Friday, 3/13-Free Narcan Training is offered at Beaver Creek Public Library, next to BC School, at 1 PM. You may receive Narcan. RSVP and for questions call Melissa Garcia at 928-442-5966. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 3/14-A Star Party (meet inside the BC Library) is from Time TBD outside the Beaver Creek Library. Families are invited. There will be telescope viewing for “Spring Sky Night”. This is a program of the Verde Valley Astronomy Club. Call 928-567-4034 for the details.
Head Up for Free Annual Dumping
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/19 thru 4/4-FREE DUMP DAYS  at the Camp Verde Transfer Station, 2600 E. Hwy 260, 7 miles East of I-17 from 8 AM to 4 PM. District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman and The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in the Verde Valley.
Accepted items are: household appliances, TV’s, bagged trash, auto batteries, unmounted tires, and furniture. Items that will not be accepted: yard trimmings, loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, Ni Cad batteries, dead animals and any commercial dumping. For additional information please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Public Works at 928-771-3183.  (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 3/9 thru 3/14
Monday, 3/9 –The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Topics include brief presentation on plans for townhomes adjacent to Lake Montezuma, State Transportation Board mtg regarding McGuireville Interchange, update on bond exploration by CCF&MD, annual Beaver Creek Adult Center donation. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.
Tuesday, 3/10 –The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 3/10–The Copper Canyon Fire Auxiliary will meet at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please contact Laurie Stafford at 928-567-4820 for more information.
Wednesday, All–“Spending Time with God”, a ladies’ Bible study meets every Wednesday at 9 AM at Grace Community Lutheran Church, 5100 N Stevenson Dr in Rimrock. This is the first meeting. All are welcome. Contact Sheri Morris at  windwarrior23@gmail.com for additional information.
Wednesday, 3/11–The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN and Marie Purnell, RN.
Wednesdays, All–Game Day is from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM every Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Community Church behind the fire station. Lots of games available but you can also bring your own. (See flyer below)
Wednesdays, 3/11–3/25–The Soup Supper & Lenten Service   starts at 6 PM in the Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Please call 928-567-4608 for more information.
Thursday, 3/12–The Youth & Families Committee meets from 10 AM to 11 AM in the Beaver Creek School board room. Please contact Superintendent Karin Ward at 928-567-4631 if you are interested in attending.
Fridays, All–Pre–K Storytime is every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at the Beaver Creek Library, 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd. Early Literacy Programming is featured.
 
Saturday, 3/14–Star Party (meet inside the BC Library) is Time TBD outside the Beaver Creek Library. Families are invited. There will be telescope viewing. This is a program of the Verde Valley Astronomy Club. Call 928-567-4034 for the details.
 
Saturday, 3/14–Free Foodbank is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
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Corrected times for Kids at Hope Mentor/Training

Dear Neighbors
 
Please note the correction.  The Kids at Hope Mentor/Training is from 9 AM to 11 AM Friday morning at BC School.  There will be training in February and March, too.  Please note the dates and times on the flyer below.
 
Apologies for the inconvenience.
    the Calendar Crew . . . . . . . 
Special Events scheduled for January
Friday, 1/10-Kids at Hope Mentor/Training is at BC School from 9 AM to 11 AM.
Beaver Creek School is looking for adults in the community who would like to become an Interest-driven, School-based Treasure Hunter / Mentor to our students. If you are willing to commit to Kids at Hope/Mentor Training (about 2 hours) and have about 30 minutes per week for the school year to commit to a student in Beaver Creek School, we would love to chat with you! Please call 928-567-4631.
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eNews 1/4/2020 & LM Post Office Closure

Dear Neighbors
Today is a great weather day for doing the bird walk at Montezuma Well and for attending a reception and presentation in the Beaver Creek School Boardroom by a Ugandan Medical student who is sponsored by a foundation started by Nathaniel Dunigan of Rimrock.  We have amazing folks who quietly live here among us!
Not to diminish the pleasure of a beautiful day, but we were surprised on Thursday to received a letter from the Rimrock Postmaster closing the Lake Montezuma contract post office as of March 6 and giving those customers until February 21 to submit a change of address to prevent disruption of service. Not only does this disrupt and inconvenience  individuals, but many of the area non-profit and service organizations use this post office since it is convenient to the Beaver Creek Adult Center which is a meeting hub.  And we all lose the only postal service in our area which is open on Saturday morning.
Petitions will be in the LM Post Office and in the BC Adult Center as of Monday requesting an opportunity to appeal the closure.  BCCA (Beaver Creek Community Association) has notified YC Supervisor Thurman and US Representative O’Halleran about this situation and asked for their advice and assistance.
Saturday, 1/4–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 1/4-Reception of and presentation from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the Beaver Creek School Boardroom by Dorah Dunigan, a young woman who was orphaned in Uganda by AIDs. She is on her way to becoming a doctor with the help and support of AidChild which was started about 16 years ago by Rimrock’s own Nathaniel Dunigan. This special event is hosted by Friends of Beaver Creek Library. Refreshments provided. (See flyer below)
Lots to do in the sunshine this weekend,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
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Beaver Creek eNews 12/9/2019

 

Dear Neighbors
The creek is rushing and thundering and some crossings are flooded, but mostly we’re just enjoying getting some very needed rain. Please remember to stop and not cross if the roadway is covered with water. That water is much more powerful than it looks, and we all know that folks have lost their lives or their vehicles by inattention to safety during desert rainfall.
This week we have especially good news. Thanks to the Yavapai Apache Nation, particularly the Transit Division, Beaver Creek and Verde Lakes now have bus routes which connect residents to Camp Verde and on to Cottonwood and Sedona, Monday through Friday. Monday is the first day of operation in the beautiful new bus which hits the McGuireville stop at 7:33 and 8:01 AM that morning. Rides cost $1.25. The driver has schedules to hand out. Look for the bus stop signs throughout our community. On Saturday, Beaver Creek Transit will continue to run the free local shuttle throughout Beaver Creek from 10 AM to 2 PM in a continuous loop for rides to the Dollar stores, Gasmart, BC library, and McGuireville.
Please note the “Good Things” that continue to happen at Beaver Creek School. This year the school needs increased AZ Tax Credit donations. Up to $200 (single) or up to $400 (married) of your tax liability may be donated to the school and will be refunded to you after filing your AZ tax return. Please consider dropping off a check at the school or going online to www.bcs.k12.az.us  and using PayPal to help students get the extracurricular activities that many benefit from.
photo from Eileen Conn

On Monday afternoon there is another Kids of Hope training session (call first to sign up) and the Blue Christmas Service in the evening. Both BCCA and Beaver Creek School have board meetings on Monday. The last three days of Christmas House are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The fund donations are less than last year, but there are more children on the list. If you have items to donate that can be sold, please drop them off or call Rosemary at 300-2640 for pick up.

Upcoming on Saturday is the annual Beaver Creek Adult Center Potluck and Raffle which is always a wonderful event. On Saturday and Sunday is your last chance to get memorable Santa photos in the photo trailer at Candy’s Creekside Cottage. The following Monday, December 16, is the second community participation meeting for the Primrose Peak Estates which will be held at 6 PM in the BC School Multipurpose Room.
Enjoying the sound of rain,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events December 9 through December 16
Monday, 12/9-Kids at Hope Mentor/Training is at BC School from 3 PM to 5 PM. Beaver Creek School is looking for adults in the community who would like to become an Interest-driven, School-based Treasure Hunter / Mentor to our students. If you are willing to commit to Kids at Hope/Mentor Training (about 2 hours) and have about 30 minutes per week for the school year to commit to a student in Beaver Creek School, we would love to Montezuma Chapelchat with you! Please call 928-567-4631. (See flyer below)
 
Monday, 12/9-The Blue Christmas Service begins at 7 PM in Montezuma Chapel, 3450 E Rusty Spurs Rd. Blue Christmas is a quiet service where participants are guided through scripture, prayer and music and allowed time to be present to and rest from the things that can make this season such a challenge.   All are welcome, the service lasts about an hour. Please contact Scott or Charity Worden at 928-567-5804 for more information.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12/12,13,14–The Kiwanis Christmas House  is located again this year in the former

photo from Eileen Conn

Barefoot’s Market, 3315 E Beaver Creek Rd and open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Christmas gifts and food will be purchased for 47 families with 100+ children from your donations for the merchandise.  More Christmas are needed to sell. These contributions may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM or at the Christmas House. Thank you to the community for their support for this effort and a special thank you to Steve Allgrove for again loaning the use of his building!

Friday, 12/13-A Christmas Cantata “A Celebration of Carols” will be sung by the Montezuma Chapel Choir directed by Charity Worden starting at 7 PM. There are special narrations, solos, duets and guitars. Refreshments following. Turn up Top O the Morning across from the fire station. Then turn right at the top; the chapel is down a few yards.
Saturday & Sunday, 12/14&15-Get Your Picture with Santa from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Pistols & Petticoats photo trailer at Candy’s Creekside Cottage in McGuireville, 2130 E Beaver Creek Rd. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 12/14-The Emerald Waves Healing Blowout Sale is from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Saturday, 12/14-The Annual Potluck & Raffle starts at 5 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way. Bring a dish and join in the fun. Open to the community and all are welcome. (See flyer below)
 
Sunday, 12/15- Sound Journey performs at 3 PM at Emerald Waves Healing, 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd.
Monday, 12/16-The PPE Meeting scheduled by Rimrock Properties LLC will be at 6 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multipurpose Room (cafetorium). The additional meeting is required by the county since the developer requests to build a new entrance opposite Brocket Ranch Rd rather than create an entrance at Bice Rd.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 12/9 Through 12/14

Monday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Items of special interest are zoning ordinance amendments on trailer camp landscaping buffers and secondary medical dwellings  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us 
Monday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The board also will meet this month on 9/30. The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
 
Mondays, 12/9-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. $1donation & free popcorn. For more information call 928-567-4556.
Tuesday, 12/10–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 12/10-The Copper Canyon Fire Auxiliary will meet at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please contact Laurie Stafford at 928-567-4820 for more information.
Wednesday, 12/11–The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN.
Wednesday, 12/11-The Advent Supper & Service starts at 6 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr. Wednesdays through December 18.
Friday, 12/13-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at the Beaver Creek Library.
Saturday, 12/14–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Saturday, 12/14-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. More information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0.
National Park Service   News Release
 
For Immediate Release -November 15, 2019
Laura Varon-Burkhart, Park Ranger, 928-634-5564
Tuzigoot National Monument – Clarkdale, AZ
Free Tavasci Marsh Tours for the Month of December
 
At the bottom of the eastern slope of Tuzigoot Pueblo lies the largest desert wetland in Arizona that is not associated with the Colorado River.  For thousands of years, this marsh has served as a watery refuge for its surrounding desert neighbors.  People have had a unique and, at times, unbalanced relationship with the marsh, which is now under federal protection as part of Tuzigoot National Monument.
Every weekend in the month of December, rangers will be offering guided tours of Tavasci Marsh.  The first tour will be on Saturday, December 7th.  Tours will begin at 10:00am every Saturday and Sunday and will last approximately 2 hours.  Visitors wishing to attend these tours are required to wear closed-toed shoes and bring water.  The tour begins and ends with a steep, rocky grade, so visitors may want to bring hiking poles for balance.  Marsh tours are free, however if visitors wish to visit the museum and pueblo trail, regular admission fees apply.
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November News 11/21/2019

Dear Neighbors
The Calendar Crew hopes that everyone has enjoyed receiving 2+ inches of rain in about 40 hours. Quite unusual for this time of year and much needed. Thank you to Yavapai County Area Roads for arranging and delivering sand and bags to our two pick up locations so promptly which helped residents who had to prepare for any water runoff onto their properties.  Looks like more rain today but clearing for Friday afternoon and the weekend.
This afternoon is the annual meeting for Friends of Beaver Creek Library. If you have suggestions or just want to come say thank you to those who work so hard on your behalf, please come to the Beaver Creek School Board Room. Also, this evening is another fine opportunity to visit merchants on Beaver Creek Rd for the Third Thursday Merchant Walk. On Friday afternoon there is a fundraiser Afternoon Tea held for the projects of the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society at the former home of Verna Shafer. Verna is the “godmother” of Sycamore Park and many other quality of life improvements for our community. Please help out by purchasing a ticket even if you can’t come to see her beautiful home.
Also upcoming is Toddler Story Time, Smart Devices Help and a Free Yoga class. All the details are below. This weekend the National Park Service continues its celebration of Native American Heritage at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot.
The tremendously good news from Yavapai Apache Transit is that their Beaver Creek and Verde Lakes service routes will formally open for our business on December 9. The shuttle bus driver will have schedules which are being printed at this time. Our three Yavapai Apache Transit heroes and their intern are in the photo. This project began with a gleam and a wish from their hearts six years ago. Most of us will never know the hard work and effort from them that has achieved this benefit for so many!!!!
On another note, Rimrock LLC, has submitted a change to their proposed rezoning for the Rimrock Peaks Estate. The significant change is putting the entrance opposite Brockett Ranch Rd and omitting the entrance at Bice Rd. BCCA is sponsoring the public participation (for the change only) on Monday, December 9, at 6 PM in the BC Adult Center. More information will follow in a Beaver Creek Bulletin.
Wishing all a pleasant time through the weekend,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events & Regularly Scheduled for Thurs Thru Sunday
Thursday, 11/21-The Rockin’ Art in Rimrock: Third Thursday Merchant Walk has most of our local Beaver Creek Rd merchants open from 4 to 6:30 PM offering specials and friendly interaction. Please come visit and enjoy the food, sales, and art.
Thursday, 11/21-Friends of Beaver Creek Library’s Annual Meeting is today at 4:30 PM in the BC School Board Room. We’re always looking for new members and board members willing to spend some of their time supporting our local public library. (See flyer below)
 
Friday, 11/22-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at the Beaver Creek Library.
Friday, 11/22– BCPHS presents “Remembering Verna”, Afternoon Tea from 1 to 4 PM in Verna’s Garden, 3890 E Sycamore Ln in Lake Montezuma, (accessed via Meadow Ln from Montezuma Ave). Tea and light refreshments, Verna’s painting to be raffled. $20 at per ticket which may be purchased at Candy’s, BC Adult Center or board members. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 11/23-Free Smart Devices Help is available from 9 AM to Noon in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Bring your tablet, smartphone and/or laptop and get the help you need.
Saturday/Sunday, 11/23&24– Hopi basket weaver Jessica Lomatewama and contemporary artist Justin Lomatewama will be at Montezuma Castle on Saturday and Tuzigoot on Sunday. Apache fiddle maker Anthony Belvado will be at Tuzigoot on Saturday and Montezuma Castle on Sunday. Phone: 928-567-3322 ext 0 for more information. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 11/23-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. More information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0.
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Good Things in Beaver Creek 11/5/2019

Dear Neighbors
 
Extra POBs (pats on back) for the BC School Girls’ Volleyball Team who won the Verde Valley Region and second in state for small schools!  Wooohooo!!!  This is one of the good things happening at Beaver Creek School.
On another note it’s time to start getting ready for Christmas distributions.  Christmas Assistance Request forms are available in the front office of the school. Christmas Assistance is only available for students through the 8th grade.  High School students are not included.  These forms need to be returned NO later than November 14. ( Assistance Request Forms will not be accepted after the deadline date of November 14. Forms are handled on a first come first served basis at the front office.)
On Friday, author Julie Uli will give a special reading of her new book during the afternoon for a story time.  Saturday brings us the fine pancake breakfast which is a fundraiser that helps keep the Adult Center open and an all-day fundraiser at Montezuma Chapel which displays many items and much food for sale.  Proceeds will be used for chapel repairs.  Free food is available early Saturday morning at Beaver Creek School and free yoga is offered in the afternoon at Montezuma Well.  Saturday through Monday, Native American artists are visiting Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot to show their work.
Monday is a fee free day at all National Parks in observance of Veterans Day.  On the following Saturday, ASU geologist Steve Semken will narrate the hike to the Montezuma Well Overlook.
There are many other meetings and activities scheduled.  Please take a look below.  More information about most of the may be found using the Beaver Creek Community Calendar link at the top of the eNews.
Smiling in Beaver Creek,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Through The Lens of Hope
Good Things Happening in Beaver Creek School District-
October 2019!
Special Events for October 17 through 31
Wednesday, 11/6-National Jr Honor Society students at Beaver Creek School are recognized at 6 PM.
Friday, 11/8-In a Special Story Time, Author Julie Uli will read aloud her book, Circle of Spirit, from 1 PM to 2 PM at the Beaver Creek Library. (See flyer below)

Saturday, 11/9-The Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit, coffee & juice – all for a suggested donation of $6. Yummy!!Phone: 928-567-4556.
 
Saturday, 11/9-The Montezuma Chapel Holiday Fundraiser is from 9 AM to 4 PM. It includes baked good, holiday items, crafts and more which will be sold to raise funds for chapel repairs. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday/Sunday/Monday-Hopi & Zuni Artists will be at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot from 10 AM to 2 PM. (See the complete info at www.calendarwiz.com/Rimrock )
Monday, 11/11–FEE FREE Day at all National Parks.
Saturday, 11/16-The Geology Hike to the Montezuma Well Overlook starts at 9 AM from the Forestglen Trailhead parking lot. ASU Geologist, Steve Semken, will narrate the walk with information about the features of the area Please contact KennTrout@beavercreektrails.org for more information. (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in November 8 – 14
Friday, 11/8–Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at the Beaver Creek Library.
Saturday, 11/9–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Saturday, 11/9-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. More information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0
Monday, 11/11–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA) meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. An item of special interest is upcoming zoning issues. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
Mondays, 11/11-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. For more information call 928-567-4556.
Tuesday, 11/12–The BC Kiwanis meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 11/12-The Copper Canyon Fire Auxiliary will meet at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please contact Laurie Stafford at 928-567-4820 for more information.
Wednesday, 11/13–The Blood Pressure Clinic is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN.
Thursday, 11/14-The Youth & Families Committee meets from 10 AM to 11:30 AM in the Beaver Creek School board room. Please contact Superintendent Karin Ward at 928-567-4631 if you are interested in attending. The Kids at Hope Training is a commitment of this group.


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