The Bear Branch Buzz

15 - MAY - 2023


May 17: 5th Grade Science Trip to KHS

May 18: Spring Expo 6:30 pm

May 19: Online-only registration opens for Missoula Children's Theater Camp

May 22: 1st Grade End of Year Celebration 10:30 am Bear Branch Park gazebo

May 23: 2nd Grade End of Year Celebration 11:30 am Bear Branch Park gazebo

May 23: EPI 2023-2024 School Supply Pack order deadline

May 24: Kindergarten End of Year Celebration 10:00 am BBE cafeteria / 11:00 am Bear Branch Park gazebo

May 25: 3rd Grade End of Year Celebration 11:30 am Bear Branch Park gazebo

May 25: 4th Grade End of Year Celebration 12:00 pm BBE playground

May 25: 4th & 5th Grade Talent Show

May 26: 5th Grade End of Year Celebration Breakfast 9:30 am BBE cafeteria

May 26: Last day of school 12:00 noon early release / medication pickup deadline

5th Grade Science Trip to KHS

BBE 5th grade students have an opportunity on Wednesday, May 17 to travel to Kingwood High School to learn about eye anatomy from high school students, due to a grant received by the KHS Science Department. Students will visit stations consisting of the following:

  • Anatomy & Physiology students will teach about eye anatomy and physiology
  • AP Biology students will teach about the genetics of eye color
  • Biology students will teach about eyesight adaptations
  • Physics students will teach how the lenses in their eyes work

BBE 5th grade students will be transported by school buses to KHS at 8:30 am and will return at 11:30 am. In order for your child to participate in this field trip, please submit the Permission Form by Tuesday, May 16.

BBE Expo

Our annual BBE EXPO will be May 18, 6:30-7:30 pm. ALL students are invited to participate. Kids can present any project or research they are working on. It's a great opportunity for our learners to shine so please consider participating and encouraging your kids to join in the fun!

Susan Rasmussen, M.Ed

BBE Extended Learning Teacher


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2023-2024 School Supply Pack Sale

Click the ad below to order online!

End of Year Celebrations!!

BBE Parents,

You are invited to attend your child's 2022-2023 End of Year Celebration!

  • If your student's celebration is at the Bear Branch Park gazebo, your child is eligible to attend with the Greenbelt Permission Form you completed at the beginning of the school year. Also, no parent RSVP is required since it is a public space.
  • If your student's celebration is on the BBE campus, please click the RSVP links below to have your visitor badge preprinted.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you have not visited our campus this year, your ID will need to be scanned upon arrival. If we do not receive your RSVP, or if we are unable to preregister you, checking in to the front office takes a few minutes per person so please plan accordingly.

Monday, May 22: 1st Grade celebration at the Bear Branch Park gazebo at 10:30 am.

Tuesday, May 23: 2nd Grade picnic celebration at the Bear Branch Park gazebo 11:30 am

Wednesday, May 24: Kinder Program on the stage in the cafeteria 10:00 am (Parent RSVP Google Form) / picnic celebration at the Bear Branch Park gazebo 11:00 am

Thursday, May 25: 3rd Grade picnic celebration at the Bear Branch Park gazebo 11:30 am Thursday, May 25: 4th Grade picnic celebration at the BBE playground 12:00 noon (Parent RSVP Google Form)

Friday, May 26: 5th Grade breakfast in the BBE cafeteria 9:30 am (Parent RSVP Google Form)

Fifth Grade End of Year Breakfast

Hello 5th Grade Parents!

As we begin to wrap up the school year, we wanted to keep you in the loop on a few things. Please take a moment to read all of this, as there is a lot going on.

The Fifth Grade End of Year Breakfast will be the morning of May 26 from 9:30-11 a.m and parents are welcome to attend! Please make sure to RSVP to assist the front office with security badges. Please see the RSVP link in the End Of Year Celebrations section above.

For one of the decorations, we are asking for a 4x6 printed kindergarten photo of each student for their place setting for the breakfast. Please get this sent in to your child’s teacher ASAP. We will also be sending out a SignUp Genius link for food signups in the next couple of weeks, as well as a separate note about the parent-sponsored pool party at the Bear Branch pool.

It’s going to be a fun end of the year!!

Thank you,

Ircka West and Brittani Toppass

5th Grade End of Year Banquet Committee Chairs

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Nurse Notes

Click here for Clinic Guidelines

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Mrs. Wimberly's Counselor's Corner

Click here for the BBE School Counseling Newsletter

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Credit by Exam

Information for Credit by Exam to skip a grade level can be found on Mrs. Wimberly's website. Please review this information and contact Mrs. Wimberly if you have questions.

Summer Testing
June 5-8, 2023
July 10-13, 2023
Registration Deadline May 5, 2023

Thank you,

Julie Wimberly

BBE School Counselor


Congratulations Texas PTA Lifetime New Members

Congratulations to BBE's new Texas PTA Lifetime Members who were honored at the PTA general meeting on Monday, May 8, 2023:

Meghan Goodman

Meghan Robertson

Officer Chris Morales

Yolanda Morales

Cathy Newkirk

Congratulations to Kakie Palmer for receiving the Texas PTA Extended Service Award!

Thank you all for your years of service to Bear Branch Elementary!

Missoula Children’s Theater Camp is coming back to Bear Branch and bringing The Little Mermaid with them! This new take on an age old tale will be hosted at BBE July 24th-29th. Registration will open for 60+ students on May 19 at


Click the photos below to register for these summer camps:

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!

Humble ISD 2022-2023 Calendar

Click for District Calendar


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