The Bear Branch Buzz

11-OCT-2021

UPCOMING BBE EVENTS

Oct 15: Humble ISD Child Nutrition Services / Domino's Pizza Day

Oct 18: 4th Grade Program / PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

Oct 19: Fall Fest Class Basket Raffle donations due

Oct 20: Fall Fest Early Bird Inflatables/Games ticket deadline (see link below)

Oct 22: Fall Fest Food Basket Preorder deadline (see link below)

Oct 25-29: Red Ribbon Week

Oct 27: Picture Day!

Oct 29: Fall Fest

Domino's Pizza Day

Red Ribbon Week Oct 25-29

As we celebrate drug awareness week, let's dress up and take a stance against drugs together! You can also join in the BBE Family Challenge - print out the flyer and initial each day your family participates.


Friday's Grade Level Dress Up Themes:

KG, 1st, 2nd Grades - Storybook Character Day

3rd, 4th, 5th Grades - Idiom Day

(Participation in dress up days is optional. No full face covering costume masks are allowed. Please reach out to your child's teacher with any questions.)


Kindergarten Storybook Parade

Parents of KG students are welcome to gather outside in the front parking lot Fri, Oct 29 at 8:30 am to watch the parade!

Forgotten Items

Parents may drop off forgotten items (lunches, water bottles, library books, etc.) on the marked shelf in the front foyer of the school. Labels are provided to mark the item with your child's name and teacher's name. Safety Patrol members are happy to deliver the Items daily at 10:00 am. To reduce classroom disruptions, we are unable to call into the classrooms or deliver items after that time. Please email your child's teacher to alert him/her of any items dropped off after 10:00 am, and your child may pick up the item at the teacher's discretion.

Picture Day!

School pictures will be taken on Wednesday, Oct 27. A detailed schedule will be published prior to that date. All picture sales will be online this year - please watch for more information coming soon!

Arrival / Dismissal Times

Arrival:

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.


Dismissal:

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, James.Kuchta@humbleisd.net)


If a Severe Weather Dismissal is determined due to unsafe weather, a text message will be sent to parents no later than 2:55 pm.

Attendance Procedures

Official Attendance Time at BBE is 9:50 am. Please contact your child's teacher AND the attendance office to report an absence, using one of the following methods:


Detailed absence information is available on the Attendance webpage of the BBE website.

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!

Humble ISD Child Nutrition Volunteer Opportunity


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Volunteers of the Month

BBE PTA would like to thank the following for their awesome volunteer work in September:


Kimberly Braud

Clara de Ridder

Ashley Ellis

Katie Horn

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Our Fall Fest is coming up on Friday, October 29th! Fall Fest provides a wonderful family event that also raises funds for PTA sponsored programs. These programs directly benefit our children as they participate in Science Labs, Everybody Counts, Parent Education, After School Enrichment Activities, Online Educational Subscriptions, and many other resources.


Would your business or family like to help support Fall Fest? PTA is looking for Auction items for the online auction, as well as sponsorships for the games and inflatables. All donors and sponsors will be recognized in the Buzz, PTA's website, social media, and signage on the day of the event.


What type of items will be included in this year's auction? Restaurant Gift Cards, Two Days at a Galveston Get-a-way, a Spa Basket for Kingwood Skin Essentials, Estate and Will Planning, a birthday party package from Kids in Action, a year's worth of bagels from Panera, brewery and wine baskets, Hallway and Birthday Signs, and much more!


For more information on Fall Fest Silent Auction, please contact Nickolette Amstutz at ffauction@bbepta.com, or visit the BBE PTA website.


Donations for the traditional Class Basket Raffle may be sent to the school from Sept 27-Oct 19. Watch for an email from the teachers with more details. Each teacher's basket theme is listed below:

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Bears On The Go!

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@bbepta.com.

PTA Reflections Competition

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I will change the world by... is this year's theme for our PTA Reflections competition. Encourage your child to participate by creating an original writing or fine arts project sharing how they plan to change the world. Details can be found by scanning the QR code on the flyer or by visiting the Texas PTA website at https://www.txpta.org/reflections. All entries can be turned into the Reflections box located in the front foyer at BBE.

Questions? Julie Wimberly | jwimber@humbleisd.net | 281-641-1607

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!

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Humble ISD Student Opportunities

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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

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Today is the LAST DAY TO ORDER items from the BBE Spirit Shop! The deadline to order is Monday, September 6th.