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Dear Neighbors
Our winter spring continues on this week with highs in the low 60’s and moving upward to 70’s next week.  If we didn’t need some more rain, this might be the best winter ever!
We are finishing January special events with Meet the Bugle today in the Beaver Creek School Boardroom.  On Saturday is the annual Beaver Creek Community Association meeting which will be held at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Both events are open to the public.
Please check out the Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School.  Don’t forget that you can use Arizona tax credits to fund after school and summer activities for our local kids.  If you donate up to $200 single or $400 couple to the school by April 15, this money can be refunded to you.  Superintendent Ward explains this and describes how the school uses those donations at http://www.bcs.k12.az.us/news#arizonataxcredit
Upcoming in February are several local special events.  You may want to mark your calendars now.
Continuing to enjoy our January spring,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Special Events for this Last Week in January
BC School Construction
Remember when?
TODAY Wednesday, 1/24-Meet the Press at the Beaver Creek School Board Room
from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.  The Camp Verde Bugle would like for the public to tell them what they are doing effectively as well as what is ineffective.  Their goal is to be the leader in coverage for both Beaver Creek and Camp Verde.  Please RSVP to the BC Library Staff at 928-567-4034.  Everyone is welcome to attend.   (See flyer below)
Saturday, 1/27-The Beaver Creek Community Association annual meetingwill be held at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Forest Service guests will have a slide presentation about prescribed burns.  A petition requesting removal of archery hunting from within our community will be available for signatures.  Please come for an update on what the association is doing and enjoy some tasty refreshments and visiting with neighbors.
Heads Up for February Special Events
Saturday, 2/10–The Second Saturday Hike starts at 10 AM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Drive at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa.  Hike from the Forestglen Trailhead along the Cedar Knoll Trail and the Golden Gulch Trail and back to the trailhead, approximately 2.5 miles total.  Featured guest will be Matt Mulheran, from the National Park Service, who will lead discussion of the geology of the Verde Valley Formation and its contribution to the development of ancient cultures in the Verde Valley.   Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information.  (See flyer below)
Saturday, 2/17–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Pot Luck begins at 5 PM.   Please bring your plate (if you forget, we have paper plates) and utensils, a dish to share, and a friend.  Drinks will be provided.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Door prizes and auction, too.  (See flyer below)
Thursday, 2/22-The Kiwanis Chili & Pie Dinner  will be served from 5 to 7 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station, 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd.  Please come enjoy spending time with your neighbors and meeting some new folks, too. The proceeds will benefit community projects for children and their families in the MR Fire District.  Event staff include: Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station Personnel, Beaver Creek School K-Kids and Builders Clubs, our High School Key Club (Mingus, Sedona Sky & Camp Verde), as well as many of our friends.
Saturday, 2/24–The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club Tea will be from 2 PM to 4 PM in the Beaver Creek School Cafetorium.   Get your tickets now!  There will also be a fashion show, an auction and silent auction.  Tickets are $20 and limited to 75.  Tea attire is expected.  Tickets are available from Betty Hart 928-567-2946, Rachel Ayars 719-330-9346, Alberta Amos 928-567-4892, Darla Melcher 928-592-0782 and any civic club member.  This is a fundraiser for a beaver creek student scholarship and to support local community organizations.  Mark your calendar!
The Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School
January 2018
Principal  Sacco reports:
 
Mrs. Vicki Bleak and Mrs. Micca Martinez were each awarded grants from the county. Mrs. Martinez will be purchasing additional P.E. Equipment, and Mrs. Bleak will be purchasing a voice amplification device for her students to use in the classroom.
Mrs. Merryl Dones did a fabulous job of organizing Christmas donations and gifts for families in need. She always puts careful attention into this project, I am grateful she shares the district’s vision of developing partnerships with local organizations and equipping students with the tools they need to feel balanced as they take on new challenges.
The second round of benchmark testing with our new assessment system went smoothly, teachers and paraprofessionals are gaining confidence in proctoring the exam and students are mastering  computer literacy skills which are essential to the system. I am looking forward to analyzing the data for trends, benchmark data informs our instructional choices as we push students to the next level.
Mrs. Goepfrich ‘s class created a community out of gingerbread houses. The first grade class had a wonderful time decorating gingerbread houses, and Mrs. Goepfrich did a wonderful job of integrating several social studies concepts on community which are aligned to Arizona’s state standards.
The Winter concert was a success, we had a great turn out of parents and families supporting our students. I am very proud of the wonderful work the students and teachers put into the performance.
Every classroom as well as other areas of the school (Cafeteria, Intervention, Office) decorated for our holidays around the world door decorating contest. This event gives students a chance to research, use creativity, teach, and explore ideas from cultures other than their own. The student choice winner was Mrs. Clarke’s 7th grade class, and the volunteer judge’s choice was Mrs. Guth ‘s 4th grade class.
Mrs. Cowan and I met with Dawne Spangler, a Gear-Up representative from NAU. The Gear- Up program is focused on cultivating students’ interest and ability to gain access to college and technical schools. Mrs. Spangler was very impressed with the many college and career readiness activities and support systems we have in place at Beaver Creek School. Kudos to Mrs. Cowan and Mrs. Ward for their vision and leadership in this area.
Superintendent Ward reports:
 
Both our basketball teams took 3rd in the December tournament. Way to go students and coaches!
 The district held two FAFSA meetings with Yavapai College and is here to help people apply for grants to attend college.   Thank you to Mrs. Cowan for coordinating these events.
The Beaver Creek Preschool continues to be full with a waiting list. Mrs. Matthias is working with the Quality First Coach and the Health Coach to continue to be a four star preschool. Great things are happening with our youngest bobcats!
The Emergency Response Team lead by Mrs. Sacco continues to plan drills to help keep our students and staff safe.
We appreciate the many Tax Credit Donations that came in during the Holidays. Remember that we can accept the donations through April 15th this year to count for 2017 taxes!
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