BBE Weekly Update

Dec 7 - 11

BEAR BRANCH NEWS!!

Student Masks - All students must have a face covering (mask or gator) during the school day. BBE does have extra masks at school for students that forget to bring theirs. Students do not have to wear their masks during recess and outside PE. We ask parents to send a ¨backup mask¨ so that they have an extra one if the other one cannot be used. For more information about Districtś message on facial coverings for all students, click here.


Teacher Shoutouts - Thanks to those that have taken the time to recognize your child's teacher. I know our teachers really appreciate the words of affirmation. We had 8 this week. Please keep them coming in! Click here to recognize your child's teacher.


Room Moms Needing Help - If you would like to assist with your child's future events or activities, connect with the Room Mom. Click here to give them your email address. We have the class Christmas parties scheduled for Friday, December 18th. They could use your help.


Scholastic Book Fair - Our BBE Book Fair is in full swing. Your child will have one more opportunity to shop during their library specials time. eWallet: We highly encourage families to set up an eWallet account. EWallet is a safe, cashless payment option for students. Create an eWallet account, and funds are instantly available for your child to shop at the in-school book fair. When you create an account, you will also be provided with a link to share with family and friends to contribute to the child’s balance. To get started, visit our school’s Book Fair homepage: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/bearbranch. As always, you may purchase books online to be shipped directly to your home.


Some parents have asked about purchasing books for teachers. If you are interested in helping grow your child's classroom library, please click on the link below and see if your child's teacher has set up a classroom eWallet account.


https://bit.ly/37FxnB5



Upcoming Dates

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 (12:40 pm)

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Staff Recognition for December

Teacher of the Month - Our Teacher of the Month is Jennifer Guerra. Mrs. Guerra is a dyslexia teacher at Bear Branch Elementary. This is Jennifer Guerra's 15th year of teaching. She was born and raised in Minnesota. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from St. Cloud State University. She began her career as a first-grade teacher at Worsham Elementary in Aldine ISD. She then moved to Smith Elementary in Magnolia ISD, where she taught first grade for three years and was a K-2 literacy coach for five years. She has two master's degrees. She obtained her first master's degree in Reading from Sam Houston State University, and her second master's degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. She has a passion for reading acquisition and dyslexia. “Learning how to read is an incredibly complex process. There are a lot of pieces that need to come together to achieve fluency in reading. My job is to help bridge those pieces together.”



She lives in the Klein area with her husband and 4-year-old daughter, Kennedy. They have a new puppy named Chewy, which keeps them very busy! Jennifer enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. She loves reading biographies and inspirational books. She also enjoys reading bedtime stories to Kennedy. She LOVES teaching and watching her students grow. She believes that building relationships is an integral part of teaching.



Staff of the Month - Our Staff of the Month is Patty Hutcherson. Patty is our Paraprofessional for In-class Support. She started working at Bear Branch Elementary in August 1995. She is married with 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter.


When asked to comment on what she likes most about BBE, she said, " I am blessed to be with Bear Branch Elementary. I enjoy going to many classrooms and helping each student. Every student is important to me. I encourage them to try their best because I believe that they can do it!"

Festive Attire: Students are allowed to participate!

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Christmas Break Camp with Adventures!!

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