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What's Going On In The Bears Den?

Mother-Son Outdoor Adventure
Bears Den will be sending home invitations to Pre-K through 6th grade boys for them and their moms, or special person for this special evening together.  May 3rd from 6-8:00PM at the Ava R-I Sports Complex, mothers and sons will take part in a bonfire cookout, archery activities, inflatables and other fun outdoor adventures!

Safety Day
May 10 at the Bears Den will be Safety Day from after school until 6:00.  Parents are urged to allow their children to stay for the entirety of Bears Den on this day.  Students will learn about ATV safety from the Douglas County Health Department, in addition to navigating through a bicycle safety course with local law enforcement.
The Howell County Fire Department will be assisted by local firemen to direct students through a fire/tornado simulation house.  School nurse, Wendy Brooke, will talk to students about the importance of protecting your skin while in the sun.
Students who successfully complete the bicycle course will be sent home with a new bicycle helmet.  All students will receive a take home packet complete with summer safety information.

End of year Celebration Field Trips!
Bears Den will celebrate outstanding attendance with special field trips on the last week of school.  All students (5th through 12th grades) who have attended for 30 days or more at Bears Den OR attend 15 of the last 20 days of school will be rewarded with a FREE field trip.
Students will travel to Branson for each event.  Middle school will enjoy Castle Rock Indoor Water Park and high school will go to The Tracks.  Kindergarten-4th grade elementary students with outstanding attendance will have fun at Splash Country at Grand Country Inn.  Please look for permission slips to be sent home with your child soon
Students Pre-K through 12th grades who do not wish to participate or do not qualify will have the option to stay on campus for Bears Den, as usual.