The Bear Branch Buzz

30 - AUG - 2021


Sep 6: Labor Day holiday

Sep 20: Elementary student holiday / Staff workday

Sep 22-Oct 1: Scholastic Book Fair

Sep 30: STEAM night - Postponed - new date TBD

Oct 4-8: Humble ISD Fall Break (no school)

Oct 18: 4th Grade Program / PTA Meeting

Oct 25-29: Red Ribbon Week

Oct 29: Fall Fest

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The Annual Update in your Home Access Center account is required each year for the re-enrollment of returning students. Please upload a new proof of residency directly into your Annual Update application.

Arrival / Dismissal Times


7:55 am - Class begins

8:00 am - Tardy bell

Students arriving between 7:30 and 7:50 am are supervised in the cafeteria while teachers prepare for class. Students are released to classrooms at 7:50 am. For student safety, the exterior doors in the back of the school automatically lock at 8:00 am, after which all students must enter through the front doors.


3:05 pm - Daycare students

3:10 pm - Bikers / Walkers

3:20 pm - Car Riders

Any changes to a student's normal daily dismissal procedure needs to be communicated IN WRITING to the teacher, and copy the front office (email is best to the teacher and the registrar,

Visitor Guidelines

**Change in VISITOR policy**

Due to an increase in BBE enrollment numbers this year and cafeteria capacity, as well as the current environment, we are no longer able to accommodate lunch visitors on Fridays. Parents are welcome to visit your student for lunch on their birthday or half-birthday (for summer birthdays). Visitors may be invited to attend special pre-planned outdoor events throughout the school year. Please watch for these dates to be published on the website and in the Buzz. On those dates, visitors are required to enter the front of the school and check-in to the front office with your driver's license for identification.

Counselor's Corner

Wisdom Wednesdays

Parents, every Wednesday we promote college awareness at BBE. Students will have the opportunity to watch college promo videos or videos from BBE alumni sharing where they attended college. Please encourage your child to join us by wearing a college or military t-shirt each Wednesday. All our Bears have bright futures!

Personalized Counseling in Humble ISD

We know that each student is unique in their educational journey, and we're working to know individuals better in order to promote school and lifelong success. By working to remove non-counseling duties from our school counselors, we're better able to provide a more personalized approach to the counseling experience. This includes guidance lessons for all students, small group and individual counseling services for students needing support, individual planning through 1:1 individual meetings, and system support where we partner with the school, parents, and the broader community to support students in their journey. Click here to learn more about the personalized counseling experience from Dr. Fagen and Dr. Leigh.
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This the LAST WEEK TO ORDER items from the BBE Spirit Shop! The deadline to order is Monday, September 6th.
Thank you to Houston Police Department's Bike Unit, our Bike Rodeo Chairs April Haralson and Ashley Dixon and all of our volunteers for making last week's event a great success!

Bears On The Go!

The PTA's Bears on the Go program has started! Keep a count of the days your students walk or ride their bike to school. At the end of each month, enter the total in the Online Form for Bears on the Go. Questions? Contact Samantha Cox at BearsOnTheGo
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Can you help us recruit just 29 more members? Did you register your spouse, grandparent, neighbor how about the kids? Students can be a PTA Member too!!

If you are already a get to enjoy some PTA Perks check them out HERE

It only takes 5 minutes to sign up and register your whole family: kids, grandparents anyone can be a PTA members too! Join HERE

Thank you,

Amanda Krippel

1VP of Membership

PTA Volunteer Guidelines

Humble ISD VOLUNTEERS make a significant contribution to the education of children. We LOVE our BBE volunteers!

Join our fabulous BBE PTA today!

For the safety of our students and staff, all Humble ISD volunteers need to complete a short online application prior to volunteering on a campus.

Thank you for everything you do for our school!

Open PTA Positions

PTA is a great way to show your child how much you value their education and support their growth and development. BBE PTA is currently looking for volunteers to help chair the following committees. Volunteers can be parents, grandparents, neighbors, anyone who would like to support the students and staff at our school! You only need to submit a short volunteer application.

Box Tops / Amazon Smile / Kroger Community

This is a great position for a working parent. This chair is responsible for raising awareness of the Box Top / Amazon Smile / and Kroger Community programs and Apps that raise funds for our PTA that are used to buy supplies for Art, PE, and Music.

Please contact Meghan Robertson at for more information.


Meet The Staff!

Kakie Palmer - Principal

Sheryl Siwek - Assistant Principal

Laura Roberts - Bookkeeper & Secretary

James Kuchta - Registrar & Attendance Specialist

Tammy Spijkerman - Office Aide

Teachers & Class Lunch Times