BBIS Newsletter

January 6, 2020

CHARACTER STRONG: Family Dare: Family Volunteer Day

Research local organizations and nonprofits as a family. Find one that stands out to you as a family. Make a plan to support this particular organization this spring semester.


As always, tweet @bearbranchint and @careacter.

BBI Staff Spotlight!

Mrs. Julie (Sanchez) Lochner

PASS Teacher


How long have you been at BBI? 2 years/ 13 years in district


Where are you from and where did you grow up? Montgomery, TX


What inspired you to work with children? During my early years of college I had the opportunity to work with an amazing Special Education teacher while substitute teaching and later working with her. Her passion for students and the ideas that every student can and will learn inspired me to change my degree to Education.


What is your favorite book? Tuck Everlasting


What was your favorite subject in school? History


If you could learn to do one thing, what would it be? Play piano.


If you could have any other career, what would it be? Family and Child Counselor


Who do you consider your hero? My mom. She has a huge heart for children and has the ability to love children like no other. I admire her for raising my brother and I and then opening her heart to my other brothers (through adoption). She is one of a kind!!!


People would be surprised to know…I was a barrel racer growing up.

School Resumes TUESDAY, January 7!

We are looking forward to a fantastic second semester! Please be sure students are in attendance each day. First period begins at 8:00 a.m. Doors open at 7:20 a.m.

2nd Nine Weeks Report Cards go home FRIDAY!

The second nine weeks report cards will go home with students through 8th period classes on Friday, January 10. Be sure to ask your child for their report card or check their backpack. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your child's teachers.

BBI Staff Spotlight!

Mrs. Eva Phillips

5th grade Reading Intervention


How long have you been at BBI? This is my first year at BBIS.


Where are you from and where did you grow up? I am a Native Texan, but grew up all over the United States due to my dad's job.


What inspired you to work with children? I was inspired to work with children because of one of my own children. My oldest son has ASD and he's always had me to advocate for him in his learning and when he was severely bullied. I realized that not all children have that and just want to help give a voice to those kiddos who need it.


What is your favorite book? The Secret Garden


What was your favorite subject in school? Language Arts and History


If you could learn to do one thing, what would it be? If I could learn to do anything, it would be playing guitar and piano.

If you could have any other career, what would it be? If I could have any other job, I would be a Supreme Court Justice.


Who do you consider your hero? My dad is my hero. He raised my 2 older brothers and me in a time when single fathers were practically unheard of. He taught me about integrity and perseverance in times of adversity.


People would be surprised to know… I served a short stint in the Navy in the early 2000s. In order to graduate boot camp, I ran Battle Stations (an 8-hour training in the middle of the night) on a fractured bone. It was the most painful, yet awesome thing I think I've ever done.

BBIS Yearbook: DON'T MISS OUT!!!

Yearbooks are $25 and sales end February 1, 2020.


Yearbooks can be purchased online.


Ads can be purchased online. Prices range by size.


Visit balfour.com to shop!


Email bearbranchintermediateyearbook@gmail.com with questions.

BBIS General Information

Our doors open each morning at 7:20 a.m. Students may exit vehicles once the doors open and can walk along the sidewalk that runs parallel to the front of the school building.


Early morning child care begins at 6:30 a.m. and all students must be enrolled online through the MISD website.


The first bell rings at 7:55 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 8:00 a.m. The instructional day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m.