The Bear Branch Buzz

15 - AUG - 2022


Aug 26 - Bike Rodeo (K-2)

Sep 5 - Labor Day holiday

Sep 12-16 - Everybody Counts

Sep 19 - Elementary student holiday / Staff workday

Sep 20 - STREAM Night (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math)

Sep 23-30 - Scholastic Book Fair

Sep 26 - 4th Grade Program / PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

Annual Update 2022-2023

Please complete your Annual Update if you have not already done so, and upload your Proof of Residency. All returning students are required to submit updated information and proof of residency annually.

Emergency Preparedness Drill

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s):

Thank you for choosing Bear Branch Elementary to provide educational services to your child. We are proud to be able to serve you and your student(s) and we continually strive to provide a safe learning environment for them. The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority here at Bear Branch. In order to maintain a safe environment in which our students can develop and learn, it is necessary that we practice our emergency and crisis response plans throughout the school year to help our staff and students know what to do in an emergency.

Within the next two weeks we will conduct a school-wide Lockdown DRILL. Our lockdown procedures were developed with the assistance of Humble ISD police, local police, and fire officials as recommended by the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

We feel that open and clear communication with parents is important in order to enhance our safety efforts, therefore we wanted you to be aware of the upcoming lockdown DRILL. It will be carefully communicated and practiced with our students in a nonthreatening, age-appropriate manner that will help us to ensure staff and students can respond safely in an emergency.

If you have any questions regarding any of our safety drills or other safety concerns, please contact the school office. My telephone number is 281-641-1612.


Myra Herbst

Assistant Principal

Class Activity Fees fund field trips, holiday parties, planners, and fun class activities. New this year, the 5th grade activity fee also covers your student's 5th grade class t-shirt! Click the link above to conveniently pay online.

Arrival / Dismissal


7:55 am - Class begins

8:00 am - Tardy bell

Teachers are on duty to welcome students at 7:30 am, when the exterior doors are automatically unlocked. Students will be supervised in the cafeteria until 7:50 and then released to their classrooms. Please do not arrive earlier than 7:30 am.


3:10 pm - Daycare Riders / Bikers / Walkers

3:20 pm - Car Riders

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Car Line Safety

During morning dropoff and afternoon pickup, please be sure to pull over to the right as closely as possible to the curb so that traffic may pass safely on the left.

Lunch Visitor Policy

Any Day: Student Birthday / Half Birthday

Tuesdays: Kindergarten & 4th Grades

Wednesdays: 1st & 3rd Grades

Thursdays: 2nd & 5th Grades

All visitors must check-in to the front office upon arrival, have your drivers license scanned, and wear your visitor badge while on campus. Lunch visitors will be directed to sit at the visitor designated table with their child. Eating outside with your child utilizing the picnic table areas is open everyday.

Please visit the Humble ISD Child Nutrition website for Menus, Prices, SchoolCafe signup, Birthday Ice-Cream/Snack requests, and Free & Reduced Meal Application.

Credit by Exam for Grade Level Acceleration

Please see the 2022-2023 CBE registration and testing dates/deadlines below. Parents who are interested in their child being considered for grade level acceleration must complete the Credit By Examination Registration Form and turn it into BBE's school counselor, Julie Wimberly, before the desired testing window deadline. Please see Mrs. Wimberly's website for additional information.

Fall Testing

October 17-21, 2022

Registration Deadline September 30, 2022

Spring Testing

March 6-10, 2023
Registration Deadline February 14, 2023

Summer Testing
June 5-8, 2023
July 10-13, 2023
Registration Deadline May 5, 2023


Join BBE PTA today! Parents, Grandparents, Students and Community Members are all welcome in helping to support our staff and students at BBE. Please contact Meghan Robertson at if you are interested in becoming more involved.

BBE PTA Spirit Store

The BBE PTA Spirit Store is now open!

Bears On The Go!

BBE PTA's Bears On The Go's purpose is to encourage students to get to and/or from school in an active manner. To participate at the end of each month you will log the number of days your student participates on the PTA website. Students will be encouraged and rewarded for their progress as the year progresses. Please contact with any questions.

Bike Rodeo

Save the Date! BBE PTA and HPD Bike Patrol will host Bike Rodeo for Kindergarten - 2nd grade on Friday August 26th. Students will practice bike safety and rules of the road. Please reach out to Ashley at with any questions. Volunteer sign up will be on the PTA website.
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Everybody Counts

Everybody Counts will be the week of September 12-16, and is a national disability awareness program designed to teach students about various disabilities and how children with these challenges cope with them. The goal is to build understanding, inclusion, and ease with one another’s differences. During their Library Specials each grade level will be taught a lesson to bring about a greater understanding. Contact for information.

Kindergarten - General Safety

1st - Vision

2nd - Hearing

3rd - Dyslexia

4th - Motor Skills

5th - Cognitive Differences

Humble ISD 2022-2023 Calendar

Click for District Calendar

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!

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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