The Bear Branch Buzz

6-SEP-2021

UPCOMING BBE EVENTS

Sep 6: Labor Day holiday

Sep 10: 3rd-5th Grade Progress Reports available in HAC

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 6:30 pm

Oct 25-29: Red Ribbon Week

Oct 29: Fall Fest

GOLD, FIGHT, WIN!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Humble ISD is excited to be partnering with three local non-profits: Addi's Faith Foundation, L3 Foundation, and Mothers Against Cancer to support children who are battling pediatric cancer.


Click Here to discover district-wide Gold, Fight, Win activities!


BBE is honored to participate with our Be Bold, Go Gold Fridays! Students and staff are asked to wear Gold each Friday in September in honor of children battling cancer. The BBE PTA is volunteering to sell the official Gold, Fight, Win 2021 t-shirts on Wed & Thurs, Sep 8 & 9 (details below)

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Birthday Treats & Snacks

Did you know that the Humble ISD Child Nutrition department can provide ice cream at lunch time in celebration of your student's birthday? Check out the Birthday Celebration Ice Cream Order Form


Did you know that all Humble ISD students receive free breakfast and lunch for the entire 2021-2022 school year? Students are able to purchase seconds and a-la-carte snacks for an additional fee at the register. Check out the Snacks Price List.

Coming Soon... Book Fair!

The Book Fair is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, Sep 24 through the morning of Fri, Oct 1. Students may shop during their normal library time throughout the school day.


Parents may accompany students to shop before and after school:

Mornings: Mon, Sep 27 - Fri, Oct 1: 7:30 - 7:50 am

Afternoons: Mon, Sep 27 - Thurs Sep 30: 3:30 - 4:00 pm.

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HAC UPDATE

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

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)

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. Parents are welcome to visit your child 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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PTA Reflections Competition

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

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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 @bbepta.com
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ALMOST TO OUR SCHOOL GOAL!!!


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 member...you 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 president@bbepta.com for more information.

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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.