The Bear Branch Buzz

28 - NOVEMBER - 2022


Nov 28-Dec 9: Toys for Tots Toy Drive

Nov 30: Makeup Picture Day

Dec 5: Nutcracker Performance / PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

Dec 6 -9: Santa's Workshop

Dec 14: KG Polar Express Day / PJ Day for all grades

Dec 15: Grinch Day

Dec 16: Winter Parties 11:00 am / Early Release 12:00 noon

Dec 19-Jan 2: Christmas Holidays (Humble ISD School Closure)

Jan 3: Student Holiday / Staff Workday

Jan 4: Classes Resume

Fall Photos

Portrait retakes and absentees will be taken on Wednesday, November 30th. You may prepay for your package online.

If you previously purchased a package, and would like your photo retaken, ALL purchased items must be returned to the photographer the day of pictures. We can then exchange the old photos and place a new order for your child’s retake photo at no additional cost.

Everyone who didn’t purchase should have received a 2nd chance flyer with your child’s proof on it. If you haven’t, please email the below information to We can then send you a link to view & order your photos.

School Name:

Child’s Name:

Teacher name/Grade:

Purpose: Please send logon information to view & order fall photos.

Thank you,

Provine School Pictures

Toys for Tots Toy Drive

BBE students and staff may help spread holiday cheer by donating a new unwrapped toy benefiting Toys for Tots. We will be collecting donations from November 28 - Dec 9 in boxes near arrival areas.

Winter Parties

Winter Parties will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, December 16. As a reminder, the Class Activity Fees fund these parties - if you have not yet done so, please plan to pay your Activity Fee soon to make our parties a success! Teachers will be in touch with any special details!

Early Dismissal Friday, Dec 16

Friday, December 16 is early dismissal at 12:00 noon. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

BBE Yearbook

Yearbooks are on sale now at Books are $20 until January 8, 2023.

5th grade, purchase by October 28, 2022 for a chance to win a free 1/8th page ad! (One winner per homeroom)

Nurse Notes

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5th Grade Scoliosis Screening

November 28, 2022

Dear parent/guardian,

Bear Branch Elementary will be conducting spinal screenings to check for abnormal curves of the spine on 5th grade girls during their PE time next week December 6-9th. Their teacher will notify them the day before to remind them.

Scoliosis, a common spinal abnormality found in adolescents, is a sideways twisting of the spine. It is usually detected in children between 10-14 years of age. Many cases of curvature of the spine are mild and require only ongoing observation by a physician when they are first diagnosed. Others can worsen with time as the child grows and require active treatment such as bracing and surgery. Early treatment can prevent the development of a severe deformity, which can affect a person’s appearance and health.

The procedure for screening is simple. Screeners who have been specially trained (ie the school nurse) will look at your child’s back while she stands and then bends forward. For this examination, girls will be seen separately.

All students must remove their shirt for this exam. Girls may wear a bra, sports bra, halter top, tube top, or a two piece swimsuit top underneath their shirt on exam day (PE day).

Parents will be notified of the results of the screening only if professional follow-up is necessary. This screening procedure does not replace your child’s need for regular health care and check-ups.

According to law, all girls in grade 5 are required to be screened. If, for religious reasons, you do not wish to have your child screened, you are to submit an affidavit of exemption to school no later than Tuesday, December 6th.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Emily James, BSN, RN

Bear Branch Elementary School Nurse


281-641-1617 fax

Mrs. Wimberly's Counselor's Corner

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Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Join BBE PTA, Santa and Mrs. Claus on Wednesday, December 7th, after school, at the Bear Branch Park Gazebo for hot cocoa, cookies and to kick off the Holidays! Pictures with Santa will be available from 2:45-5:00 pm, and the Creekwood Orchestra will be performing carols in the Gazebo at 4:30. Donations in lieu of picture fees are welcome on site and will benefit the staff and students of BBE.

October Volunteer Appreciation & Fall Fest Update

We had an amazing Fall Fest and couldn't have done it without our awesome volunteers. Thank you parents and teachers for signing up and taking an hour (or few) out of your day and night to set up, monitor stations, and take down!! A special thank you goes out to Brad Quindt for organizing the event and all of the committee chairs who worked for months to plan the event - Amanda Krippel and Robyn Miller (sponsorships and silent auction); Anna Lowery, Sarah Spence, Heather Gearhart (food); Emily Hayes (class baskets); Amanda Coleman (ticket distribution); Jennifer Robertson (games and inflatables); Amie Allain (prize booth); Patrick Brom and Claire Brom (setup); Rachel Washburn (cake walk); Colleen and Omar Monreal (decorations); Tiffany Quindt and Kristin Chavira (volunteer organizers); and Lauren Hendrix (publicity). With EVERYONE's help we exceeded our goal and have raised over $35,000 to benefit our staff and students!

Thanksgiving Pies Donations

The BBE staff would like to extend our many thanks to the BBE PTA for the Thanksgiving pie donations on Friday, November 18th! You made our Thanksgiving holiday extra sweet!

Texas PTA Reflections

BBE PTA is accepting entries for the annual Reflections competition. This competition allows students to express their creative abilities through visual arts, photography, literature, dance, music, film production and through the Special Artist Division. This year's theme is "Show Your Voice!" Entry forms and guidelines are located on the Reflections website. You may enter as many times as you like in any of the categories so get those creative juices flowing! All entries should be placed in the “Reflections” box in the front hallway by Wednesday, November 30 at 10 am. No late entries will be accepted. For further information, contact PTA Reflections Chair Brittany Francis at

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Volunteer Guidelines

Humble ISD VOLUNTEERS make a significant contribution to the education of children. We LOVE our BBE volunteers!

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!

Humble ISD 2022-2023 Calendar

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Meet The BBE Staff!

Kakie Palmer - Principal

Myra Herbst - Assistant Principal

Laura Roberts - Bookkeeper & Secretary

James Kuchta - Registrar / Attendance Specialist

Ashley McGee - Office Aide

Teachers & Class Lunch Times