BBE Weekly Update

Nov 30 - Dec 4

BEAR BRANCH NEWS!!

Student Masks - Beginning Monday, November 30th, all elementary students will be required to wear a face-covering (mask or gator). The school will have extra for students that forget their masks. For all students' and staff's safety, we ask your cooperation in following the updated guidelines for continuing teaching and learning. Click here for the Superintendent's message.


Teacher Shout outs - Click here to recognize your child's teacher. We are calling these "Positive Parent Posts" in our teacher newsletter. Our teachers thrive off of words of affirmation. Hearing from you and giving them a shout out would lift their spirits and give them the energy to bring their best every day. Your shout out will go in the Staff Newsletter every Friday.



Upcoming Dates

December 3 Kinder & 1st Gr Math DCA

December 8 Gr 3-4 Math and ELAR Online Interim

December 9 Gr 3-4 Math and ELAR Online Interim

December 9 Gr 2 Math DCA

December 18 Xmas Parties and Early Release

Student face coverings required starting November 30th

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Scholastic Book Fair...Coming December 1st-10th

Need to refresh your home library?

You'll find the best books at our book fair Dec. 1st-Dec. 10th.

Every purchase supports our school.

Check it out! HTTP://www.scholastic.com/bf/bearbranch


Safety First:

The safety and well-being of your child is our priority. We are taking extra precautions to host a safe fair at our school.

Therefore, parents will not be able to attend the fair with their child. Thank you for your understanding.


Book fairs make reading fun! A special message for parents


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eWallet Commercial for Parents-eWallet-A safe, cashless way for your child to shop the book fair


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12 Days of Xmas Dess up Days

Beginning Thursday, Dec3rd, our campus will be dressing up to add some fun before the holidays. Here is the schedule for the dress-up days.


Dec 3 Holiday Shirt

Dec 4 Blue and White Attire

Dec 7 Holiday Hats/Headbands

Dec 8 Plaid Attire

Dec 9 Holiday Socks

Dee 10 Scarf

Dec 11 Ugly Xmas Sweater

Dec 14 Red and White Attire

Dec 15 Holiday Jewelry

Dec 16 Pajamas

Dec 17 Dress your best

Dec 18 Grinch day/Holiday Shir

District COVID Dashboard

To access the District's COVID Policy, click here.


In a continued effort of transparency to our Magnolia ISD families and staff, we are updating the Magnolia ISD’s COVID-19 notification process. Instead of sending out daily COVID-19 notification emails by campus when a positive case is reported, positive cases will be posted by date and campus to the District’s COVID-19 Dashboard on the MagnoliaISD.org website. Parents can visit this page to see the list of dates the school was notified of positive cases for any campus in the District.


MISD will continue to follow our contact tracing protocols for confirmed positive cases. If a student or staff member was directly exposed, they will receive an individual call from the school nurse or school administration. All positive cases and exposures will still follow District protocols and procedures before returning to school.


Our campuses, staff, and students are doing a great job working together to keep each other safe and healthy! Thank you again for your continued efforts and support.

Teacher of the Month - Josh Culp

Josh Culp is currently in his 13th year in education and has worked in several different capacities ranging from 1st-grade teacher, 12th grade English teacher, Head Baseball Coach, district Athletic Director, Head Softball Coach. He is now settling back into the wonderful world of elementary as a Special Education teacher.


“Since moving to Magnolia two years ago, I knew this is where I not only wanted to send my two kiddos (Ashlyn BBIS, Aiden BBE) but where I wanted to work as well.” Mr. Culp comes to us from Conroe ISD, after previously working in Aldine ISD for 11 years at the high school at which he graduated from (Eisenhower HS) and Terrell County ISD in west Texas. His wife, Beth, is also a special education teacher and works with visually impaired students in Klein ISD. “I am extremely happy to be a part of not just Magnolia ISD, but also to be a part of such a wonderful family at BBE.”

Staff Member of the Month - Rebecca Peters

Rebecca is married to her best friend, Wes. She is a diehard Astros fan and spends her weekends watching her granddaughters play softball. She is a mother of three grown children and a grandmother of four grandchildren, who call her “Mimi.”


Rebecca Peters has a passion for serving and helping others. She has spent her life with various school systems, ranging from a PTO president, Kindergarten para, front desk receptionist, and a Pre-K teacher. She is a firm believer in “Love first, teach second. She believes that if children know that you love them and accept them, they are more willing and able to learn and grow. “I am so honored to be at Bear Branch and be able to love and teach these precious kiddos. They are our future.


Thank you to my BBE family for selecting me as Staff Member of the Month for November.


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