The Bear Branch Buzz

17 - OCTOBER - 2022


Oct 18: Last day to donate to Fall Fest Class Baskets

Oct 24-28: Red Ribbon Week

Oct 28: Storybook Parade / Idiom Day

Oct 28: Fall Fest

Nov 1: Elementary School Holiday / Staff Workday (Fall conferences)

Nov 4: 5th Grade Patriots Day

Nov 8: All Student Holiday / Staff Workday

Nov 9: BBE PTA Spirit Night - Chick Fil A Kingwood

Nov 11: Veterans Day

Red Ribbon Week Oct 24-28

Celebrate Life, Live Drug Free!

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Honor Choir

It's time for Honor Choir to begin! This year, 3rd graders are also invited to join! Any student from 3rd-5th grade may sign up for Honor Choir.

Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 3:20-4:15 pm in the music room starting October 27th until May 11th.

Our holiday performance is still in the works, but will be finalized soon!
Our big spring performance is at the Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, May 6th, time TBD. Since this is a performing group, please make every effort to have your student at every rehearsal.
Please fill out the Google Form to sign your student up!

Hillary Barnes

Music Specialist

Bear Branch Elementary

281-641-1600 ext. 1648

Storybook Parade / Idiom Day

In celebration of our Reading/Language Arts curriculum, BBE will have Storybook Character & Idiom Day on Friday, October 28!

Kindergarten: Dress as your favorite storybook character, and parade around the school

1st & 2nd Grades: Dress as your favorite storybook character

3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades: Dress as your favorite idiom

Teachers will send detailed information.

Fall Fest!

Friday, October 28, BBE will celebrate our annual Fall Fest hosted by BBE PTA! Please see the BBE PTA section below for details regarding Food, Silent Auction, Class Basket Raffle, Cake Decorating Contest, Sponsors, Soda & Chip Drive, and Fun & Games!

BBE Yearbook

Please click on each icon below for a larger view. Yearbook club is now open to 4th & 5th Graders!

Lunch Visitor Policy

Any Day: Student Birthday / Half Birthday

Tuesdays: Kindergarten & 4th Grades

Wednesdays: 1st & 3rd Grades

Thursdays: 2nd & 5th Grades

All visitors must check-in to the front office upon arrival, have your drivers license scanned, and wear your visitor badge while on campus. Lunch visitors will be directed to sit at the visitor designated table with their child. Eating outside with your child utilizing the picnic table areas is open everyday.

Please visit the Humble ISD Child Nutrition website for Menus, Prices, SchoolCafe signup, Birthday Ice-Cream/Snack requests, and Free & Reduced Meal Application.

Nurse Notes

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Urgent***The clinic is in need of new boys underwear size 4/5 and size 6; and used/new boys shorts 5/6 and 7/8 please. Thank you!***

It's that time of year!


As always, it is important to keep your child home when he/she does not feel well.

Daily health checks must be done prior to sending your child to school.

What does your student need to thrive every day at school?

  • Sleep! (approximately 9 hours per night)

  • Breakfast and snacks

  • Water Bottle - PLEASE make sure you send your child with a water bottle

  • Change of Clothes in the backpack esp K-2 (accidents of all kinds can/do happen)

Please do NOT send your child to school if he/she has or has had:

  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

  • Temperature of 100 ºFahrenheit or higher – measured when no fever suppressing medication has been administered within the past 24 hours.

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea in the past 24 hours

  • Persistent, hacking cough

  • Continually runny nose with white, green, or yellow mucus

  • Eyes that appear swollen, red, and weeping

  • Strep throat - may return 24 hours after the antibiotic is started and fever has subsided.

  • Rash of unknown cause anywhere on the body

  • Lice - excluded until all live lice have been removed, they must be walked into school by a parent to be checked by the nurse before returning to class.

Please help keep our school healthy!

Emily James, RN, BSN

Bear Branch Elementary Nurse

281-641-1617 fax

Mrs. Wimberly's Counselor's Corner

Click here for the BBE School Counseling Newsletter

Volunteer Appreciation

BBE PTA would like to thank our September Volunteers of the Month: Robyn Miller, Cassie Morris and America Retzinger for all their help making nearly 700 binders for our students. Your hard work is much appreciated!

Go Astros!

Thank you, BBE PTA, for providing a fun baseball-themed lunch in celebration of the Astros ALDS sweep!

Bears On The Go!

Remember to enter your September participation on the PTA website!

Fall Fest Ticket Purchase

Parents, we have a new online platform this year. Please follow these steps when purchasing wristbands, food tickets, and class basket raffle tickets. (BBQ sandwich & Chick-fil-A closes Friday the 21st, everything else closes Tuesday the 25th)

Step 1: Head over to and click on buy tickets

Step 2: Add the number of tickets/food/raffle tickets you want to purchase, then click next

Step 3: Enter required information. **IMPORTANT: in the "Company or Group Name" section, you will enter the name of your oldest BBE student, grade, homeroom teacher**

Step 4: Check out stage: Uncheck Attendee 1, (leave ALL attendees blank)

If you forget to complete Step 3 and 4, you can still correct AFTER submitting. It is important that we have the oldest student name, grade, and teacher to facilitate the distribution of the wristbands and tickets.


Brad Quindt

BBE PTA Fall Fest 2022 Chair

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Fall Fest Class Baskets

Deadline to donate: Tuesday, October 18
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Volunteer Guidelines

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

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!

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Humble ISD 2022-2023 Calendar

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Meet The BBE Staff!

Kakie Palmer - Principal

Myra Herbst - Assistant Principal

Laura Roberts - Bookkeeper & Secretary

James Kuchta - Registrar / Attendance Specialist

Ashley McGee - Office Aide

Teachers & Class Lunch Times


Nurse Notes

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