BBIS Newsletter

February 10, 2020

Spring Book Fair THIS WEEK!

Book Fair opens Monday, February 10. Book Fair will close Friday, February 14.

Monday, February 17, 2020; Student/Staff Holiday

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VAPING: Save Your Breath

MISD is hosting an event for parents and the community; VAPING: Save Your Breath.


February 18, 2020

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Magnolia Event Center


Click Here to reserve your spot!


Click Here to learn more about the presenter.

TUTORING AT BBIS: CLICK THE ATTACHMENT BELOW

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CHARACTER STRONG: Family Dare: Take A Hike

Find a new trail to take a family hike or just get out in the fresh air and take a family walk around the block. Leave the distractions and technology at home. Have your child pick to the topic of conversation.


As always, tweet @bearbranchint and @careacter.

BBI Staff Spotlight!

Mrs. Deana Lemen

6th grade Math Teacher


How long have you been at BBI? 16 years


Where are you from and where did you grow up? I am from Conroe and grew up there.


What inspired you to work with children? I was close with one of my cousins who had special needs and it just went from there.


What is your favorite book? To Kill A Mockingbird


What was your favorite subject in school? History


If you could learn to do one thing, what would it be? I'd love to learn ways to calm myself and de-stress.


If you could have any other career, what would it be? If I could have any other job it would be something working outside.


Who do you consider your hero? My hero is the everyday person that steps up and does what is needed.


People would be surprised to know… I worked for Crime Stoppers taking tips calls.

Chair person(s) needed for Teacher Appreciation Week!

PTO is in need of one or two people to take the lead on Teacher Appreciation Week. The volunteers will have a budget to work with and will be able to recruit volunteers. Contact bbispto@gmail.com with your information if interested in helping out.

6th gr. Pre-Athletic Volleyball Intramurals

Tuesday, February 11

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Please be sure to have a ride home!

6th gr. Pre-Athletic Football Intramurals

Wednesday, February 12

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Please be sure to have a ride home!

Bear Bash Planning Meeting!

Bear Bash is an end of year celebration for our students hosted by the school and the PTO.


Bear Bash Planning Meeting

Wednesday, February 19

at 9:00 a.m.


Please click here to RSVP for the upcoming planning meeting.

ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE: January 8 - March 5

WHAT: Attendance challenge


WHEN: January 8th - March 5th


WHO: Students


HOW: ZERO absences (excused or unexcused), ZERO tardies, & ZERO discipline referrals


WHY: ATTENDANCE MATTERS!

BBI Staff Spotlight!

Mrs. Jennifer Spivey

5th grade Math Teacher


How long have you been at BBI? This is my 2nd year at BBI


Where are you from and where did you grow up? I grew up in Happy, TX.


What inspired you to work with children? I can't point at any one thing other than I can't imagine doing anything else.


What is your favorite book? To Kill A Mockingbird


What was your favorite subject in school? English


If you could learn to do one thing, what would it be? Speak another language


If you could have any other career, what would it be? Is there a job where you can read all day?


Who do you consider your hero? My Mama


People would be surprised to know…I grew up on a farm and spent summers plowing on a tractor, building fence, and working cattle.

We Need Your Help

Students have been bringing to school small magnetic balls (like those in the picture). While these tiny magnets appear to be harmless, these are being used to damage the student Chromebook screens. Staff have been asked to confiscate any and all magnets. You can help by discouraging your child from bringing those items to school.
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Multi-District GT Informational Night

SAVE THE DATE! 2020-2021 Parent Meetings

INCOMING 5th GRADERS

Tuesday, March 3rd

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


INCOMING 6th GRADERS

Thursday, March 19

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Both evenings are designated to provide helpful information to parents AND students. Please plan to attend the entire hour as informational sessions will begin promptly at 6 p.m.


More information to come!

Camp Invention Summer Enrollment: NOW OPEN

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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.