Bear Bulletin

MId-September 2019

From Mrs. Spencer:

Dear Bear Families,

I hope this finds you well. We are back in the swing of things at Spring Branch Middle and enjoying a lovely start to the school year. The sights and sounds of fall abound even if we aren't quite there in weather- football pads, cleats, fall performances being learned and practiced and students and schedules falling into place. With over 120 new students to our campus, the campus is bristling with excitement about what is to come for this school year. Many thanks to each of you for your efforts and support thus far.


I am looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday at our Back to School Open House event. See you at 5 p.m. for the start of our Health Fair and 5:30 p.m. for the start to our General PTA meeting. More details related to how our Back to School event will run follow below.

De la Señora Spencer

Queridas familias de osos,

Espero que esto te encuentre bien. Estamos de vuelta en el ritmo de Spring Branch Middle y disfrutamos de un hermoso comienzo del año escolar. Las imágenes y los sonidos del otoño abundan incluso si no estamos del todo bien en el clima: almohadillas de fútbol, ​​tacos, actuaciones de otoño aprendidas y practicadas y estudiantes y horarios que se ajustan. Con más de 120 nuevos estudiantes en nuestro campus, el campus está lleno de entusiasmo sobre lo que vendrá para este año escolar. Muchas gracias a cada uno de ustedes por sus esfuerzos y apoyo hasta ahora.


Espero verlos el próximo martes en nuestro evento de Casa Abierta de Regreso a la Escuela. Nos vemos a las 5 p.m. para el inicio de nuestra Feria de Salud y 5:30 p.m. para comenzar nuestra reunión general de la PTA. Más detalles relacionados a cómo se llevará a cabo nuestro evento de Regreso a la Escuela a continuación.

Back to School Night Details!

Back to School Night will afford parents options to do the following:


  • Hear from Mrs. Spencer about the state of SBMS and our PTA about their efforts to support the school and school community.
  • Complete online verification paperwork in Skyward if you have not done so yet.
  • Visit the SBMS Bookfair in our library
  • Visit our Health Fair
  • Follow your child's schedule to hear from your child's teachers related to their syllabi, course expectations and resources to support your child.


On Monday, September 23rd, your child will take home a copy of his or her schedule with room numbers on it similar to the picture below. This schedule will allow you to travel through the building to visit your child's classes. Please be on the lookout for this document. IF your child does not bring one home, the front office can print a copy of your child's schedule for you.


We look forward to hosting you on the 24th of September! Doors open at 5 p.m.

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La Noche de Regreso a la Escuela Detalles

La Noche de Regreso a la Escuela brindará a los padres opciones para hacer lo siguiente:

  • Escuche a la Sra. Spencer sobre el estado de SBMS y nuestra PTA sobre sus esfuerzos para apoyar a la escuela y la comunidad escolar.
  • Complete la documentación de verificación en línea en Skyward si aún no lo ha hecho.
  • Visite el SBMS Bookfair en nuestra biblioteca.
  • Visita nuestra feria de salud
  • Siga el horario de su hijo para escuchar a los maestros de su hijo en relación con su programa de estudios, las expectativas del curso y los recursos para apoyar a su hijo.

El lunes 23 de septiembre, su hijo se llevará a casa una copia de su horario con números de habitación similares a la imagen del arriba. Este horario le permitirá viajar a través del edificio para visitar las clases de su hijo. Esté atento a este documento. SI su hijo no trae uno a casa, la oficina principal puede imprimir una copia del horario de su hijo para usted.

¡Esperamos recibirlo el 24 de septiembre! Las puertas se abren a las 5 p.m.

Important Dates

September 20th: 6th Grade Social from 3:40- 5 p.m.


September 23rd: SBMS Bookfair Week!


September 24th: Health Fair (5 p.m), PTA General Meeting (5:30 p.m.) & Open House (6 p.m.).


October 6-11th: Monday, Tuesday and Friday schedule all week in light of 4 day week)


October 11th: Student Holiday!


October 14th: Student and Staff Holiday!


October 14th-18th: Monday, Tuesday and Friday schedule all week (Holiday & PSAT Testing)


October 16th: PSAT Testing

From the Clinic

6th grade parents:

Students are required to have a Tdap and Meningitis vaccine prior to entering 7th grade. If your child has received these, please make sure I have an updated vaccine record. If you need assistance with clinics providing the vaccines, please contact me. The CareVan offers the vaccines at no cost monthly. When going to get vaccines, please make sure to bring a copy of the vaccine record with you.

Thank you,

Merrie Watkins R.N.

Spring Branch Middle School

Phone: 713-251-4425

Fax: 713-251-9472

merrie.watkins@springbranchisd.com

Cross-Walk Request

Please be sure to check each of our crosswalk lanes as you make your way on Piney Point each day. We have observed families who proceed in driving after dropping off their child in the morning not realizing that other students are using the crosswalk in other lanes. Please take a moment to review the entirety of the crosswalk before pulling forward to ensure that the crosswalk is not in use. Please pay particular attention to this during rainy days! Hurrying children abound!


A few more requests:

1. Please drop your child off only in lanes closest to the building or where children can wait for the crossing guard. Dropping off in lanes other than those two create risks to your children as they cross traffic.

2. Please try to avoid stopping your vehicle in the crosswalk lane.

A Word from Mrs. Silva, SBMS Librarian

The SBMS fall book fair is coming up the week of September 23-27. Proceeds from the book fair help us add books to the library collection. Students are welcome to come shop during the school day or with their parents on Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, September 24. We have a new feature this year: e-wallet. E-wallet gives your student a secure, cash-free way to shop at the fair; create an account and set a pre-authorized spending limit. For more information, please see our book fair website at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/springbranchmiddleschool

Aaryn Silva

Librarian

Spring Branch Middle School

Una palabra de la Sra. Silva, bibliotecaria de SBMS

La feria del libro de otoño SBMS se acerca la semana del 23 al 27 de septiembre. Las ganancias de la feria del libro nos ayudan a agregar libros a la colección de la biblioteca. Los estudiantes pueden ir de compras durante el día escolar o con sus padres en la Noche de Regreso a Clases el martes 24 de septiembre. Tenemos una nueva característica este año: billetera electrónica. La billetera electrónica le brinda a su estudiante una forma segura y sin efectivo de comprar en la feria; crear una cuenta y establecer un límite de gasto preautorizado. Para obtener más información, visite nuestro sitio web de la feria del libro en: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/springbranchmiddleschool


Aaryn Silva
bibliotecario
Escuela secundaria Spring Branch

A Word from our PTA

SBMS BEARS UPCOMING EVENTS :


September 24th: PTA meeting at 5:30 and then Back to School Night at 6:00 pm


GENERAL PTA MEETING DATES

(Location: TBD)

  • September 24th at 5:30 pm- PTA meeting before Back to School Night at 6:00 pm
  • October 16th at 11:30 am
  • November 20th at 11:30 am
  • January 22nd at 11:30 am
  • February 19th at 11:30 am
  • March 25th at 11:30 am
  • April 22nd at 11:30 am
  • May 7th at 11:30 - Place TBD (luncheon and meeting)

Secondary Parent U

Don’t Miss our annual Parent U: Planning for the Future on Saturday, September 28!

This half-day conference style event features over 40 presentations for parents of middle and high school students on a variety of topics ranging from post-secondary readiness, to itslearning, social media safety, human trafficking and more. Sessions available in English and Spanish led by experts from SBISD, higher ed. and partners!

Your student is welcome and encouraged to attend, too!

SBISD Parent U: Planning for the Future

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

NORTHBROOK HIGH SCHOOL

#1 Raider Cir N, Houston, TX 77080

8:15 – 8:50 am – Registration

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Learning Sessions

Register now!

Learn more here.


Questions? Contact us FAMILYE3@springbranchisd.com or 713.251.2286.

Secondary Parent U

No se pierda nuestro evento anual de Parent U: Planeando para el futuro, el sábado, 28 de septiembre.

Durante este evento, expertos del distrito y del área presentaran sobre temas sociales, emocionales y una variedad de temas sobre la educación superior desde finanzas – como ahorrar para la universidad, becas y ayuda financiera - hasta información sobre cursos de nivel avanzado, DACA y la seguridad en las redes sociales.

¡Los estudiantes están bienvenidos a asistir también!

SBISD Parent U: Planeando para el Futuro

¡Ayudándolo a ayudar a su hijo a prepararse para la educación superior!

SÁBADO, 28 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2019

NORTHBROOK HIGH SCHOOL

1 RAIDER CIRCLE

8:15 – 8:50 a.m. – Registración

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Sesiones

¡Regístrese hoy!

Visite nuestra página web.


¿Preguntas? Comuníquese FAMILYE3@springbranchisd.com o 713.251.2286.

Back to School Night

Tuesday, Sep. 24th, 5pm

1000 Piney Point Road

Houston, TX

Health Fair: 5 p.m.

SBMS PTA General Mtg and Mrs. Spencer Presentation: 5:30 p.m.

Back to School Night: 6 p.m.