Hello from Bear Essential News, educators (including Moms & Dads)!

Summer is finally here but life’s challenges haven’t gotten any easier!


Hoping you and your family are well. Bear is thrilled to continue working with our friends at the Arizona Republic and the Arizona Daily Star to get our newspaper delivered directly to homes.


Our June Phoenix Edition went out with the Republic on Sunday, June 14, and the Tucson Edition was just delivered with the Father’s Day edition of the AZ Daily Star. This issue features some phenomenal places here and around the globe. And we decided to create some fun-yet-challenging Bear worksheets to go with this issue.


You and other parents can sign up online for these free, ACCRS-based worksheets for grades K–2, 3–4, 5–6 and 7–8 and/or Bear’s digital newsletter by clicking on this link.

This time around, the Arizona SciTech Institute offers its Pizza Box Challenge and also has a fundraiser this Wednesday, June 24 from noon till 6 p.m. at select Peter Piper Pizza locations in the Valley (see our worksheets for details).

For in-depth STEM resources—please check out SciTech’s website: https://scitechinstitute.org/resources/ for all sorts of free and fun learning for grades K–12.

Please encourage your child or student in grades 2 thru 8 to become a Young Reporter for Bear Essential News! Participants in this free writing program will be mailed all the materials they need to get started. For details, go to http://www.bearessentialnews.com and look under the Young Reporters tab to print out a Sign-up Form. Have your child fill out the form and a parent needs to sign at the bottom and mail it into us (address is on the form). We’ll mail out our official Young Reporter Kit to get your child started in the world of reporting!


Kids of any age are also welcome to write a Letter to Boomer, the newspaper’s mascot. Young people can share what’s going on in their lives, ask questions or give their opinions. Letters can be emailed to boomer@bearessentialnews.com.


Wishing you and your family good health and happiness,

Stephen B Gin

Bear Essential Educational Services