Dear Neighbors
The Yavapai County sign project is still underway, replacement of 400 mainly street and stop signs in our area. Chris from Yavapai County Public Works is hard at work below.  Contractor Earth Resources is continuing to complete chip sealing in several areas. (It is not working on Bice Rd, just was parked nearby for convenience.)
Halloween is rapidly approaching. As usual, we need volunteers to bring vehicles to Rollins park for Trunk ‘N Treat. We always have a good time on this holiday and parents and grandparents will sincerely appreciate your efforts. Please email the calendar crew or call Janet at 301-2749 if you want to participate.  Also this year there will be a Haunted House at Emerald Waves Healing.
Beaver Creek School was busy with special projects for our young students and training for the school staff which you will enjoy reading about below. At the end of the article is a final note on the U.A.C. company which was soliciting donations from area businesses. The donations are gratefully appreciated and a contract which was thought to be expired in 2011 is now officially terminated.
Looks like the Gasmart has finished repainting. The new color scheme sure changes what used to be an eyesore while driving on BC Road. Thank you to that business for making such a pleasant and unexpected change!
A buffet of fine activities awaits your choices for the next 4 days and beyond. Tomorrow is the Third Thursday evening at the businesses along Beaver Creek Rd who have something special for visitors at that time. On Friday, BCPHS has special guest speaker rancher & businessman Andy Groseta and Toddler Time is offered at the library. Saturday morning offers the bird walk at Montezuma Well and the first social hike of the season by the BC Trails Coalition. From 11 to 1 PM the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station has an open house and free food, too.   On Sunday, Sound Journey is featured at Emerald Waves Healing.
Monday brings the free flu shot clinic to the Beaver Creek Adult Center, just from 10:30 to Noon this year. If you didn’t already get one, please consider this opportunity. That evening there is Kids at Hope Training at BC School and Merry Movie Monday at the Adult Center. In between all of these are regularly scheduled meetings.
Many special events are scheduled during the rest of the month. Lots of information and many flyers are below.
Getting a flu shot on Monday,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Through The Lens of Hope
Good Things Happening in Beaver Creek School District-
September 2019!
Mr. Cody Kukulski’s second grade class went on a field trip to Red Rock State Park. They hiked and learned about bugs which tied in with their curriculum. Mrs. Cindy Ramirez and Mrs. Jordan Harris went to the Curtain Up series’ play about the American Revolution which was performed by Yavapai College students. They had a great time and learned a lot!
Mrs. Jill Agnew, Mrs. Cassie Weber, and Ms. Marla Sutcliffe Completed Kids at Hope Training Module 1. Board clerk, Mrs. Brandi Bateman, offered her time an expertise to this training. The participants are now knowledgeable in the philosophy which drives our work with kids.BC School Dist
The Sedona Literacy Center has resumed tutoring services for select 2nd and 3rd grade students. They focus exclusively on reading and promote growth through their 1:1 system of instruction.
Ms. Yolanda Sprinz has resumed K-Kids and Builders Club, two clubs for kids which are sponsored by Kiwanis. This club fosters good citizenship, strong moral character, community service, and leadership skills.
Students attended the Mindset Mission assembly. The assembly teaches kids to never give up, encourage others, and to do their best. The kids had a great time and learned some important skills too.
Ms. Ori Womack and Mrs. Lyndel Kelley attended the Arizona State Retirement System conference. They received updates to the system, legislative updates, and continued to develop their understanding of the program and its benefits so that they can continue to serve our staff at the highest level possible.
Students and staff did a great job on picture day staying organized and helping one another through the process. A special thank you to Ms. Sharon Brooks and Mrs. Micca Martinez for organizing the event, and to our parent volunteers Mrs. Crystal Turnbell and Mrs. Taylor Morales for their hard work.
Superintendent Karin Ward participated in a panel discussion on mental health and schools in Arizona. She was selected because of her long history of employing various techniques and partnerships with agencies such as Spectrum Healthcare to meet the many mental and behavioral health needs of students in our community.
We look forward to our Annual Walk to School Day October 1 on Beaver Creek Road.  Please be aware of slow traffic from 7 to 8 AM.
Students and staff will be enjoying Fall Break Monday, October 6 through Monday
Beaver Creek School District has been in communication with David Comer, Customer Service Manager of the Universal Ad Company (U.A.C.). We were sent the contract from Fanfare Sports from 2009 when I signed an agreement with this company.  We received Fundraising products in 2010 and 2011.
The company’s agreement shows that the agreement is in place until it is terminated by either party. I was under the impression that Fanfare Sports was no longer in business as we had not received products since 2011. I was mistaken. The name has evidently changed to UAC.
David Comer guaranteed that he will be sending the school fundraising products that are already in production. We appreciate that and will let the community know when the products arrive. After this fundraising shipment Beaver Creek School District requests termination of the agreement.
For community businesses who donated to UCA, thank you. We appreciate your dedication to our school fundraising needs.
In the future Beaver Creek School will always let the community know when there are fundraising efforts for school projects.
Mrs. Karin Ward
Beaver Creek School District #26
Special Events for October 17 through 31
Thursday, 10/17-The Rockin’ Art in Rimrock: Third Thursday Art 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. (See flyer below) 
Saturday, 10/19-A Social Hike on Wickiup Mesa Trails starts at 9 AM from the Forestglen Trailhead parking lot. Hike the Cedar Knoll and Golden Gulch Trails and back, about 2.4 miles. Fall wildflowers are a good possibility. Please contact for more information. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 10/19– Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District will be hosting an Open House from 11 AM to 1 PM at both Station 81 (494 S. Main St. Camp Verde) and Station 82 (3240 E. Beaver Creek Rd. Rimrock). Free Hot Dogs and Beverages. Demos. Meet the fire crews, check out equipment and apparatus. You are invited!
Sunday, 10/20-Sound Journey is at 3 PM at Emerald Waves Healing on Beaver Creek Rd. Contact Christine Frydenborg at for the details.
Monday, 10/21–FREE FLU Shots are available at the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 10:30 AM to Noon, 4250 E Zuni Way at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. (Located across the park from Cricket’s.)  Please take advantage of this offering from the Yavapai County Health Department sponsored by Supervisor Tom Thurman. (See flyer below)
Monday, 10/21-Kids at Hope Training is at BC School from 5 PM to 8 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 and Mentor Training (about 4 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. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 10/26– ARIZONA’S “ROUGH RIDERS” To Commemorate Theodore Roosevelt’s Many Accomplishments appear  from 10 A. to 3 PM. Troop 1A of the Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will commemorate the 161st birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt and the contributions of northern Arizona’s all-volunteer “Rough Riders” of the Spanish-American War of 1898. (See the complete info at )
Saturday, 10/26-Dance & Sing the Night Away from 5 to 8 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Eric Williams 1-Man Band, singers and more. $10 includes refreshments & prizes. Call 928-567-4556 for more information. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 10/26-The Autumn Star Party (meet inside the BC Library) is from 6 to 8 PM outside the Beaver Creek Library. Families are invited. There will be telescope viewing for “Fall Sky Night”. This is a program of the Verde Valley Astronomy Club. Call 928-567-4034 for the details. (See flyer below)
Sunday, 10/27-Succulents & Sips is at Emerald Waves Healing from 4:30 to 6 PM. Includes tea & wine tasting along with making potted succulents in a pumpkin.  $15 for one person, $25 for two. Contact Christine Frydenborg at for the details.
Thursday, 10/31-Trick or Treat & Haunted House.   4:30 to 6:30 PM at Emerald Waves Healing.  Please email Christine Frydenborg at for more information.
Thursday, 10/31-Halloween Spooktacular . The Beaver Creek Community Association, the Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District, businesses, organizations, & neighbors are sponsoring this charming event from 5 to7 PM in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk ‘n Treat, music, games, hotdogs, popcorn, apples and witch’s brew are featured. ALL FREE. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular. Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. Additional volunteers are needed to bring their vehicles for trunk ‘n treat! Candy and other treats available. Please call or text 301-2749 to volunteer to hand out treats next to your vehicle or from your vehicle’s trunk.  (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in October 15 – 31
Wednesday, 10/16-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.
Thursday, 10/17–The CCF&M District Fire Board meets at 9 AM at Station 82 on Beaver Creek Rd this month. Call Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401 for further information.  Don’t forget that you can find past minutes and the current agenda on the web site at
Thursday, 10/17–The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Board  will meet at  4:30 PM at the Beaver Creek School board room. Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
Friday, 10/18–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library. The speaker will be Andy Groseta on Verde Valley ranching. Everyone is welcome. Andy has been selling ranches in Arizona since 1978 (40 years). Andy is a 3rd generation rancher who lives in Cottonwood, Arizona. He and his family have been in the cattle ranching business in north central Arizona since 1922. The program will be followed by the regular meeting of the Board. Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
Fridays, All-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
Saturday, 10/19–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 8 AM to 10 AM this Saturday and then 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.
Monday, 10/21–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center. Contact  for further information.
Mondays, All-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. For more information call 928-567-4556.
Saturday, 10/25-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. Please see the flyer below for more details and further information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0.
Tuesday, 10/29–The BC Kiwanis Board  meets at 5 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center main room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Saturday, 10/26-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. The instructor is Wendy Cook-Roberts. She has been doing a monthly class at the Camp Verde Library for about a year and has offered to also do one at BCAC. Wendy is proficient with iPhones, Android devices, Chromebooks and most Windows computers. She says, “What I don’t know I can find out and I am not afraid to say, ‘let’s look that up'”.

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