Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will take place Tuesday, October 22 through Thursday, October 24 from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the Health/Art room. Monday, October 21st is a preview day where each class will visit the book fair and will have the opportunity to write out a wishlist of books. 

Scholastic also offers book fair shopping online for books that either sell out or aren't available at the Book Fair. Orders ship directly to your home, and free shipping is offered on orders over $25. Shop online at

We need still need volunteers to help at the Book Fair! Opportunities to help include: setup, preview day help, cashiers, restock help, and to pack up the fair afterwards. Please sign up here!

Conference Lunches for Teachers and Staff

On Wednesday, October 23, we will host a deli sandwich and salad lunch for teachers and staff members. Please sign up here to bring an item to contribute to day 1

On Thursday, October 24, it will be a soup and chili lunch offering. Please sign up here for day 2.


Thank you for an amazing Friends of Bear Valley Fundraiser. We did an amazing job raising the funds and surpassing our goal of $18,000. Our grand total (with a few of our matching totals included) came out to $20,395. We have $1,260 in potential matching donations from Anchorage Companies still to come!!!


Have you checked with your companies to see if your company/employer match? If you aren't sure check out this website!

Here are a few:
Alaska Airlines, Alyeska Pipeline, Conoco Phillips, Wells Fargo, State Farm, REI, AT&T, and UBS.

Congrats to Mrs. Saturnino and Mrs. Zamarron's Classes for winning our pizza parties for Most Raised and Most Participation!!

Even though the official campaign has ended, we're always happy to receive donations, to donate online, please use the Paypal link below then complete this form and return it to your child's teacher. The form allows us to track and recognize your generosity!  


PTA members support our school in ways budget limitations have made difficult for the school alone by purchasing items and supporting programs to enhance our children’s education. 

Bear Valley PTA now offers online membership or if you prefer, you may use the offline paper form and send it in to your child's teacher.


We still have most sizes of Bear Valley t-shirts and hoodies available for sale.

Bear Valley PTA has a great way for you to support our school and be prepared for the Anchorage Bag Bag which started Sept 15th. 


Our awesome noon duties have put together an Amazon Wish List for a variety of outdoor recess equipment that will be available to all students during recess to enhance their playtime!

If you are signed up to contribute to Bear Valley PTA through Amazon Smile you can increase your impact by starting at Then head over to the Wish List. Once you chosen an item to contribute, you can have it sent directly to the school. Please include a gift note so we know who to thank for the donation!

Don't forget that donations to Bear Valley PTA are tax deductible!




October 22-24, 8:30am-4:30pm: Book Fair
October 25: No School

November 11: No School
November 11, 6-8pm: Skate Night at Dimond Skateland
November 19, 3:45pm: 2nd Quarter PTA Meeting


Bear Valley PTA Fundraising Opportunities

Mabel's Labels - BV will earn 20% of your purchases now through October 31st. Last years parents claimed these to be the best way to label their kids belongings! They are dishwasher, microwave, and laundry safe. Help us keep the Lost and Found boxes empty by labeling your belongings. Mabel's Labels Order Here

Box Tops - Send in your Box Tops. Print this collection page or place your labels in a plastic bag with your teacher's name and we will do the rest. Try downloading the App and earn even more Box Tops for Bear Valley! What are Box Tops?      

Amazon Smile - Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases. Visit the website, select Bear Valley PTA as your charity. Bookmark the link as credit is only received when shopping from, not, nor through the mobile app. 

Fred Meyer Community Rewards - Link your Rewards card to Bear Valley PTA and earn $ back to BV. You will still earn your own Rewards as usual. Sign me up! Need help? Here is a step by step guide!

Office Depot/Office Max - Tell them you would like to contribute to Bear Valley Elementary whenever you shop at Office Depot or Office Max and they will donate 5% back to BV. 

These simple fundraisers bring over $3000 to our school!

Thank You for ALL You Do to Help Support Your School!!


The Yearbook Committee is starting to collect photos for the yearbook. This year, we are using Shutterfly Share Sites to collect and manage our photos. 

Shutterfly makes it so simple to upload photos and even has an app that makes it even easier. To upload photos, please go to: to get started. You will have to login with an existing Shutterfly account, or signup for an account. It will then ask if you would like to request permission to join the site. This is a one-time step to keep the photos private. Once your access has been verified, you may login and start uploading!. 

Please email if you would like to join the yearbook committee or if you have any questions!


We have a CLOSED group on Facebook for anyone interested in staying informed about anything and everything related to Bear Valley Elementary. (A closed Facebook group means that only people whose name we know and recognize are allowed to join the group.) You do not need to be a PTA member. This is a great way to stay in touch with what's going on in our community: ASD closures, school events, community events, etc. 

To join, click here. Or from Facebook account search for "Bear Valley Elementary PTA" and click the JOIN button.